Monday, November 15, 2010

Day of Rest ???

Sunday is my day of rest apparently....but since it seems to be my only day off in the week....i have to get a lot its not really.....a day of rest, more just a day off Sparky to get all other aspect in life in order!!

Anyways for a special treat, my beau and I decided to get outta town, we went to Local in Summerland for breakfast, and i seriously thought i'd died and gone to heaven afterwards. My breakfast was soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo delicious, i can't even explain the flavour overload - i had the root hash, chorizo saugage, poached eggs which was topped off with a spicy cornbread. I think this is definitely going to be my new brekkie hangout - just going to need to amp up the exercise regime to justify it all.

After that - we went to Kelowna for my first Costco experience. Now for those who don't know, Costco is a MASSIVE foodstore for those who like to buy in bulk, i've always heard about the deals you can get, so i was pretty into the idea...until.............i felt like i was in a documentary about 'consumerism'. Everyone was lining up to get thru the front doors -w e were like cattle with carts, there was Mooing of excitment, hooves were stomping- and you could feel the breathing and snorting on the back of your neck..... we were all just anxiously waiting to make the break -just like in a rodeo, it was all about the buck!! . All we had to do was make it past the security check and the gate would open......we'd be free - to the greener pastures!!! .....I hopped on the front of the cart and held on tight, K was driving the beast, so he showed his new membership card with pride..... yelled to hold on -pushed with all his might and we were this greener pasture of bright lights, biggest isles i've ever seen and tripley plastic wrapped products. I felt like my world went silent and i was skating/dancing around on this cart in slow motion- there were carts, people with the widest eyes and bulk items flying everywhere -all i could do was stare in amazement at what strange creatures our kind has did that petit woman really need 20 kgs of cheddar?? Did that old man of 90 really need 20 cans of tomato paste??
But as i was dancing around on my cart, there was something that really caught my attention.......the FREE samples of food they were giving away at the end of every isle!!! So as we neared these tables....i motioned to my driver K to slow down...i jumped off, grabbed what i could and got straight back on my cart and told him to step on it (you had to keep up with traffic!). I had bananas dipped in chocolate, dried mangoes, berrylicious yoghurt, fruit spritzers,granola bars........ and by the end of it i was so digustingly full and my belly.... well it was dancing around as much as my cart. So we got outta there $200 bucks poorer and followed all the other cows out to the other pasture called the parking lot - but the coolest thing we were loading our plasticy bundles into the truck....this person drove by....."Hey that girl was wearing a Sparky Jones red n beige Kepp Jones hat' I told we packed like the wind and ran like spies to follow this truck, darting all the other cows and trucks to try and get a glimpse, we got seperated in the hunt..but i could hear him i knew he was safe...we both got close.... so we had to play it cool, be like adults.............but ................she had taken it off!!!

I'm on my way....i told my beau, that i could be rich and famous by next week and that he might want to hang onto me.... actually it kinda looked like this Kepp Jones

But completely different colours....just a cheeky way of getting you to look at my etsy store!!!
Bye for now
i'm off to Vancouver tomorrow to pick up my mama...see you in a few days!!!
Little jj

Friday, November 12, 2010


So lately i've been thinking of different ways to take my photos so that :::

a) they all kinda look the same (lighting is really really hard to get right everytime)
b) so i don' t have to freeze my whatsies off standing there in my frou frou dress in the middle of winter (its already gettin chilly around these parts and i find it hard to cover up goosebumps in photos)
and mainly because of......
c) Every single bloody time i go outside into the back alley to do my photo shoots...i'm usually strapped for time and sunlight and there he is.....2 seconds later!!! The middle aged guy, with a grey elvis do, that lives behind me - comes out for a smoke. Now i don't think he is altogether there, so the first 100 times i let things slide.....but now...well my teeth clench, the adrenlin starts to pump and i do anything i can to stop the screaming obscenities that are coming up from deep in my belly!!!
So this is how the conversation goes::
'oh what a lovely dog, what is HIS name?'
'Daisy ' i say calmly
'Nixon' he says
'Daisy' i say
This continues on for probably 10 other names, so i won't bore you with those!
'Can you spell that for me'
'D-A-I-S-Y just like the flower
'oh that it - gosh he really is a placid dog isn't he...'

Meanwhile i'm trying to look somewhat decent/pleasant/happy for the head shots of a Kinn Jones hat or Milly Jones headband!!
So lets just say this photo shoot went relaxingly well, DAISY was sleeping on her bed and i was warm and the sunlight was just right.

This one is a little different that the other Busys i've made - i used piping instead of bias binding...just to try something a lil different! You can find more photos here.
And i'll be adding another one to the shop tomorrow, along with some hats....Yippy some more hats!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Its all about the time

Okay so we just had to put back our clocks an hour - and i have to say "I am Lovin' it!!!" Infact i haven't even changed my clocks in my house coz i'm loving it so much(i think its called task cheating)......its light in the morning, i feel like i have one extra hour in my day to get things done and its getting i don't feel guilty about staying inside. So this new change has brought on a change i think.....i feel like i'm finally getting on top of things and getting some order(Being away for so long really messed me up for a bit mentally, motivationally and financially!)
And the other thing is.....i have to get really on top of things coz my Mama is coming over for 3 weeks, i have my 'Sparky Jones Fabulous First Christmas Showing' to prepare for....and i've signed up to do a craft fair in early December.
So when you need to get going, first things first......tidy or procrastinate!!! I just gave my studio a HUGE cleanout and it looks awesome and i love going to work. My mind is clear and focused, and i found all this funk-i-ma-fied fabric that had been hiding for the last year or so.

And i think it took me about 3 hours to go thru my fabrics and fold em all - My shelves haven't looked like that for a very long time!!!

And the latest...there are 2 Busy Jones bags called 'WinterBerry'. I bought a skirt ages ago in a thrift shop in Perth Australia...and it never did fit right i think i just loved the cranberry colour and the Japanesey feel. I just have to do i couple of lil finishing touches and then i'll be able to post them.
And lastly....i feel like there is always lots of really cool things happening, but i never have my camera and i always think that i write about it 'the next day 'and never do.....So i vow to write once a day about something cool or at least funny......and maybe just maybe some new Sparky Jones goodies !!
bye for now
Little JJ