Friday, May 27, 2011

a little mini

okay so tho i just started a job................i'm already on Vacation!!!! Yeppers i'm leaving the country and heading south!!! I'm going to be back on the 1st June tho and i'm going to be all refreshed and happy and probably sans tan(as i'm not a tanner just a burner!! giggle)

bye bye for now
lil jj

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Ummmm its pretty Nice....

So this going to 'work for the man' stuff....well its kinda nice - Its been totally great to be back at my old job, getting a bit silly with ol workmates (i get to use my trucker mouth again! - that thing has been backed up let me tells ya), getting totally excited about 'COFFEE BREAK'...and leaving work at work (which is at 3 in the afternoon - hello 2 days for the price of one!!)
But never fear - i'm not giving up Sparky!!!
Infact i have a couple o things to show you...but i seemed to have had dilema after dilema in the photo shoot department, like a lot of rain and a bit more rain, the wrong time of day, grandmas with grandkids(who both stand there...stare and ask a lots o ?) and grandmas who need you to move your whole photo set up, so they can back there car out of their parking spot EVEN THO a semi trailer truck could do a 3 point turn in that same area and never hit you!!!!.......KEEPING VERY CALM AT THIS there was a minor amongst us!!!
So here is what i can show you.........

'Tour de Paris'

a delectabley cute biking cap in ::

denim, seafoam and a hint of CITRON

and this guy

A supa special hat for many a reason....

An very inspiring broad i know - is going thru a bit of a rough patch, so to feel better...she came into the HQ's to pick out some fabrics:: and these are the wonderful morsels she just stitched them together and made them awesomely scrumptious by stiffening them with organic canvas and using an organic jersey band for the lining!!
When she put on her new hat(s) she simply beamed....and the fact that she felt that her beauty, feminity and sparkyness has been lost with her hair....was really only in her eyes !!

+ Small gestures of kindness are often the greatest gift +

I've decided that i there will be free shipping on these particular hats....however the cost of how much the shipping would have been - will be donated to Cancer Research (i really hope that at least one customer lives in the antarctic!!!)

And another P.R.O.T.O Jones....a little bit different than the last one...but just as cute!!!

Better get to bed....the alarm goes off at 5!!!!! WOOZER

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The latest adventure of lil miss jj...

hey hey,

well there have been some new twists in my little adventure we call 'life'.....i'm going back to work full time.....TOMORROW!!! AAAhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Well i guess its a good and bad thing, i kinda have mixed emotions - and it sure will be nice to have a steady paycheque for a while!!! It has also spurred me on to finish my renovations in the Sparky HQ's

(i've decided that the definition for 'renovations' should actually be........a job that is never 100% completed!!! Like really who ever finishes!)

So i'm hoping to do a bit of Sparky in the PM hours and i have many a fabrics picked out to make some Bujettas and Busy's(Thanks peeps for writing to me and giving me some great colour combo ideas!) keep checking in.....i'm not totally giving up, just having to take a different approach for a few months.

And above i really need to remember one thing...'not to take life so seriously!' Its supposed to be fun right!!
Bye bye for now
lil jj

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


So i put it out there on the facebook for peeps to suggest some colours i could i'm sure everyone is sick of seeing ummmmm red, teal, green and apricot...............ummmmm my all time fav colours!!! Someone suggested CITRON............what a fantabulous colour holy diner!!! Why hadn't i thought of it before!!! So vibrant and it pretty much goes with everything...

here is a look at 'CITRON BOMB' the lastest Kinn creation!!

+ Here is the Fabric History for this lil number :
Belle had the most boring trousers i have ever seen.......Khaki with pleats to be precise - and ankle freezers, you know the ones with big thick hems on em!!! So dorky pants no longer.....and HELLO 'Citron Bomb'!!!! With a band of the most wonderful fabric in a vintage military green.....the Citron trimmings look absolutely delicious!! 2 lime, white and teal florally flaps sit on both sides of the brim and have a big lemon sorbet buttons to adorn them. The inside is just as fresh with a lime n' citron upcycled cotton and a grey jersey band to ensure a supa comfortable fit!!!
So my beau was should definitely keep one of these for yourself...its totally you!!! My reply 'well they are all totally me silly!! - i can't keep everything!'

bye bye for now, lil jj

Sunday, May 8, 2011

M's Day..

I finally ventured out of the sweatshop....and i have some STORIES!!!!! Life has been a lil boring of there hasn't been anything to write about and sewing!!! Not really hot topics in the papers or in the news these days!!!
So today is Mothers Day and my lil mumma lives in a different country - she did however call ME say i could say Happy Mothers day to her (Suddenly everything becomes very clear about why i am the way i am::giggle) my beau and i decided to have a 'treat yourself coz you have no kids day!'..........we went out for brekky at our fav place!!!! And the funny thing was, my parents had actually given us some $ for easter to do something we thought GREAT what a perfect way to spend the mum ended up treating us:giggle!! ummmmm Thanks Mum!!!Then off to a plant sale!!! It was actually at this Research Station that i must have driven by a million times but never been too! (its a supa pretty place - lots o peeps get married there because of the gardens and vistas) - There were all these cute lil old gardener types there...i think i kinda enjoyed the people watching more than the sale!!!

Then off to Value Village where i got some fantabulous fabrics that i probably didn't need but had to have(like my wall of fabric isn't big enough already!!!!). We managed to squeeze in a coffee break and a trip to Costco now we have enough meat and toilet paper to last us the year - Thanks goodness!!!!!

It was also great to have the day off because a)i really try not to work on sundays + b)i just had a crazy few days of sales in my Etsy shop!!!!! Which is fantabulous coz things had been soooooooooooooooooooooooooo sllooooooooooooooowwwwwwww for ages!!!!

And now i have room for some new goodies, like this one!!!

This Bujetta Jones budget wallet is called 'Ostentatious Orange'.............she is stupendously kitschy.....GOLD with an orange vintage floral pattern, a tumeric canvas body and fushcia trimmings. I'm kinda disappointed with the photos coz they just don't do this character any justice!!!!

Can't wait for this week................its going to be the week of all things.......CITRON!!!! who doesn' love citron.....or at least just saying citron!!!!

bye bye for now, lil jj

Friday, May 6, 2011

For the Southerners..

So i guess the whole world is not heading into bright sunny warm days!!! I was talking to my sista the other day....and she said 'Well we need some wintery numbers down this way!'

So luckily i had 2 of these Hunter Browns stashed away.....

You can see some more info here, and you definitely should coz there are some characters on sale!!!!
Bye bye for now

lil jj