Sunday, August 28, 2011

Some Nice-ities...

Coming home to supper on the table, with a card and a stunning little pot of my fav flowers at the moment.....the Orchid (been wanting to make some fabric orchids - but have come to the realization ya can't imitate the intricate beauty of these lil guys! (Not only can i span out my birthday...i have now mastered most festive occasions including the anniversary::giggle!)
Turning around to SEE THIS::
My beau had decided to spice up my cardboardy gluten free buckwheat pancakes!!

Making my handmade bias binding in a shade of 'aubergine', as my gran would call it (saying purple was a bit beneath her - which always made us giggle!)
AND MEET:: the latest member of the Sparky Shop!! - Miss 'French Earl Grey' Kinn Jones
She is simply perfect for sitting back and relaxing, whilst sipping a cup of the aromatic French Earl Grey Tea .
This lil number is shades of lavender + 'aubergine', with a tweed top + deep denim band n' brim........Urma ought to be proud that her coat from moons ago could be made into such a fine lady like Sparky Accessory!!
There are 2 left, and you can even choose your own button!!!
So look here or here!!
Bye bye for now
Lil jj.
ps:: T2 is a Tea company in Australia that has the most delicious teas and kitschy teawares! Check it out here: AND...Apparently.....Early Grey tea gets its distinct aroma + flavour from the oil that is extracted out of the rind of 'Citrus bergamia' or Bergamot Orange - a winter flowering citrus!! Fun Fact 281!!!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

A letter for the creative soul..

Well in light of recent events, my 'thinking cap' has ...well....been working overtime. So I have come to a conclusion....I must write a letter! A letter of awareness + truth.
Well there comes a time when your daydreams finally become your life:: you can suck up all your insecurities + fears and just totally put yourself out there....and the thing that you put out there most is YOU, (it kinda feels like ya naked I a funny kind of way!) for all the world to see and judge. It keeps you awake at night, and it drives you to get up in the morning. You push yourself harder than ever imagined and you ride a bigger rollercoaster of emotion than when you were a teenage girl (which for me....well let’s just say it the ride was CRA to the Z!) BUT all in all you have finally reached that point of success (which for me, is not a monetary value) and fulfilment and most of all proud to be yourself!! And when peeps start lovin your dream...well it’s the bestest feeling ever (kinda reinforces you that you are not completely insane!!)

Now what if someone else decides that your dream looks pretty tasty??
Well your still standing there naked aren't ya::giggle!
I guess you are never prepared for what it feels like - Someone has tried to steal your Creative Soul and take the credit for it, even tho its 150% YOU sitting right there.... BUT what I have realized in people are going to do what they are going to do + they can convince themselves that they are right +true...... even if it means hurting others to make themselves feel happy (which i'm pretty sure...i'm not innocent of in this life time).

So what are the side effects of someone Xeroxing your Creative Soul:::
1) You stay awake for long hours, which makes you a) crazy, b) angry c) irrational d) angry
2) You draft letters with words of the criminally insane
3) You take all your frustration out on your cute lil Beau who has done nothing but support you
4) You have a little cry in the supermarket, isle 5...but pretend its allergies
5)your family, besties and biggest supporters become outraged - because they too have been riding this bloody rollercoaster with ya for the last 8 years, so they are involved totally on the journey until the ride stops!!
5) You try very very very hard to pretend it doesn't hurt like fucking hell

So what is the Medication::
Well finally after a few weeks of constant self counselling and eating copious amounts of ice cream...........all i've got to say is: you can carbon copy my Creative Soul, change it by a millimetre here, and centimetre there to call it your own....but you will always be missing the secret ingredient:

And that would be ME! (i thought i would use the most cheeriest photo ever!!)
Bye bye for now
lil jj
Life Lesson 741:: Thru Stress comes Strength!!