Thursday, September 29, 2011

Just for Moi

I have finally decided that i need to trade in my 3 year old 'trucker tombo'

Thought i might make me.... a lil something like this::

I have another one i'll have just enough of Guerard's trousers for ONE MORE lil black hat!!!
(found here)

The lining... it's a SuRpriSe silly - but fantabulous as always!!!!

bye bye for now

lil jj

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Well the time has come....

To full time Sparky!!

As of monday the 3rd, lil jj will be in the HQ's sewing her lil heart out, dancing to the tunes, snipping to the beat + getting all those orders done for peeps who have been waiting patiently!!!

Happy Days ahead my friends

bye bye for now

lil jj

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Long legs

Old Man Jack had theeeeeeeeee longest legs......and thanks goodness, coz i was able to make 2 of these vintagey Busy Jones handbags!!! I just posted one in the shop today, but i'm thinking i might have to keep the other one for the Craft show in Nov(the countdown is on, i'll have a little over a month to haul some ass and sew like the wind to get some product ready - still haven't got my lay-off notice from work....YowZaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!)

Anyways she is.......all shades of grey n' apricot/orange. I made her a little bit deeper than usual, and decided to try the piping(the white pipe looking stuff in between the seams) method again.....but i fear the ol' bias binding is the one for me!!

And yeppers decided against the trademark lawsuit and got a little inventive with some applique , A 'label' and some stitching!! The giggling cabbage welt pocket worked out just perfectly too!!!

just thought i'd show you guys what my wall of ever growing inspiration looks like right now!!! But funny enough i love it. Every time i look at it, my eyes find a piece of fabric i'd forgotten about...and the ideas start a whirling!!!!

And a little autumn crocus poked its head thru the soil in my garden the other day.....such a lil beauty, but a sign of whats to come................PERFECT SEWING DAYS!!!! miserable weather, hot coffee and listening to my friends on the CBC radio again!!!!

bye bye for now

lil jj

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

getting closer...

Okay so i am getting closer to 3 things right now...
1) Back to working on Sparky full (fingers crossed 3 weeks, well its 2 n' a bit, but i thought i'd better add in a couple of days of sleeping and relaxing::giggle!)
2) the Fabulous Finds Christmas show that Sparky will be par-taking in, around the beginning of November (handmade + OOAK stuff + winery......but more about that at a later date!)
3) Finishing 2 Busy Jones called 'Levi + Coal'....supa cute, perfect for all seasons and only a tiny bit of floral!!!

Here is my list of things to make as soon as i finish up my grown up job!!!

(Opps minor detail - i'm now sharing my studio with another designer/hatmaker/artist!!! - you can kinda see her studio in the background,, more on that later TOO))
a glimpse of 'Levi + Coal

and the fantabulous labels from Jacks Levi jeans, that i carefully removed and re-stitched onto some...ummmm cool Sparky handbags!!!

And this is the only bit of floral on these bags(its in the welt pocket on the strap!)::: BUT I just had to use this fabric because its so funny....its actually smiling cabbages with rosey cheeks in between some kooky i naturally love it !!!

righto off to bed i go, so i can go to sleep right away and get a little closer to my 3 things!!!

bye bye for now

little jj