Saturday, November 30, 2013

Lil Mr.

Just added this sweet Mr.'Garden Greens' Kepp Jones hat in the shoppe!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Cosy up with Myrtle.

Meet Myrtle Jones....a pillow cover designed to be abundantly gorgeous in character!
So why pillow covers?
Well over this past year, i happened to spend a lot of time on the sofa, my lil babe was a bit of a comfort feeder..... which means i would spend a full hour just sitting, waiting, least 4 times a day.  So in this time i planned how my whole dream living room would look.  White, a lot of white ~ white flooring, white walls, alotta sunshine, a brightly coloured danish design sofa/couch...and vibrantly coloured accessories!  (Miss Holly Becker over at Decor8 blog seems to be able to capture everything i love in housey interiors).  I also got to thinking how you can really change the essence of  a room, by just changing a few small details, pillows being one of them.  And the double sided Sparky pillow cover came to fruition!  Luckily for moi + you, i have a beautiful range of vintage fabrics just perfect for the job,
A b o u t   M y r t l e ::
Myrtle definitely has 2 sides to her....cute + undeniably cute! Designed to bring a splash of vibrant goodness to your living room, bedroom or where ever she may reside in your humble home. If you are in need of a change - simply turn her around to create a whole new style + atmosphere!
She has been handcrafted from delicious vintage linens, preloved cottons + other delectable fabrics that are suitable to lay your head upon! Miss Myrtle has been fully lined in a thick preloved cotton thus making her a sturdy friend for life! And of course, adorned with a lil Sparky signature....2 big vintage fabric covered buttons for touch of playful sophisication!

The fantabulous Miss Fox is holding a Myrtle that is currently in the shoppe, she is of fine stock :: Gertie's vintage floral linens + a lilac polka dottie base.  And the other side, makes an envelope closure into a marvelous design feature! She has been made from a beautiful navy + ivory vintage ticking + prettied up with 2 big rosey rose buttons.

I hope you are enjoying all the new characters to the Sparky Jones range, i've been having fun using my creative brain again + its nice to create things that i have been in my daydreams for a while.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Stocking the shelves.

Well this is my lil suprise..i've been busy stocking the shelves of our tiny boutique ~YiPpY! I'm still organizing, fluffing, sprucing up + labelling make sure to have a look-see often!   So i  had been keeping this splendiferous Mae Jones hat for a rainy day + many of you peeps on the intro-web...were saying...'well come on...giddy up + put them in your shoppe'!
 I have a couple of different hats for you, but i only have what i have, so there are only certain sizes in certain styles, and all will be final make sure to take the right measurements of your noggin!

S p a r k y   J o n e s   s i z e s ::
Small:: 21 1/2"(54.5cm) - 22” (56cm)
Medium::22 1/2”(57cm) - 23"(58.5cm)
Large:: 23 1/2”(61cm) - 24"(61cm)

N B :: It really is important with hats to take note of the sizes!!!!!

h o w   t o   m e a s u r e::: use a tape measure - or if you don’t have one, you can use a piece of string or cord......... wrap around your head, just over the ears.....not too tight though, you don’t want to give yourself a headache!!!! Then place the string against a ruler to find out your head circumference
The hat bases taper in to contour head shape, so they will fit if you are a little under these measurements!!!!

oh...+ don't forget there are some other lovely deals too

Holiday Shipping Deadlines

Well its getting towards that Christmasing Day, so i thought i'd do a couple o nice things to help take those last minute Christmas crazys away!
A) let you know about the suggested holiday shipping this means 'get those packages wrapped + to the PostOffice before these dates' !
Within Canada ~ 11th December
To the States ~ 9th December
All International destinations ~ 2nd December
(SJA ships from Canada.)

B) Well i thought i'd offer a deal on Betsy Jones earrings + Delia Jones brooches.  Why... well they are the bestest lil pressies for your besties/sistas, stocking stuffers + to diminish those awkward 'oh a gift for moi ?' moments...
Having a few lil gifts on hand, already packaged up sweetly is called 'Being prepared for those who you forgot about' ~ big smile!

Heres the delightful digits ::

Betsy Jones earrings
1 pair   ~ $14 ...
2 pairs  ~ $24 ...
3 pairs ~ $30 ...
Delia Jones brooches
1 set ~ $22...
2 sets ~ $36...
3 sets ~ $48...
shipping on any of the amounts above ::
Canada ~ $3.5o
U.S ~ $4.oo
International ~ $5.oo
(Did i mention that the new SJA packaging is absolutely gorgeous! a lil love note from Sparky Jones is secretly packaged in the Betsy Jones handmade box!)

C) I will be adding this sweet lil number (in a size Large) tonight in the SJA shoppe!

Monday, November 25, 2013


Hope everyone had a happy weekending!

The Mr is away at the moment, so Bea + i try our hardest to have a lil fun in between all that responsible boring stuff that has to get done. On saturday we headed out to Summerland to the Jingle + Mingle market, the cute lil I.O.O.F hall on Main St, was filled with inspiring Momma's in business, so there was quite the hustle + bustle  going on amongst the local banter + homemade chilli.
Around the corner is the very special Summerland thrift shop ~ it opens from 1 - 4pm and there is always a line of folks waiting for the 'open' sign to be flipped, so in we piled at 1:01...and i scored this sweet peachy japanesey fabric - not sure what its destined for yet, but it was too kitschy to pass up!

Sunday...well it was a balmy 0'c, but beautifully sunny (its been doomy, gloomy + in those awful minus digits), so out came the garden rake.....and i finally got to that Fall clean up, now that its November!  Was kinda of nice to be away from the computer + in the fresh air, especially as these sunny days won't be around for much longer.  I'm trying to work on my fa-doob-ba-dahs too (that flappy bit of old lady skin that now hangs from my upper arm..where muscle once lived!) and raking + sweeping are the best + cheapest workout for that lil dilema.

On the last happy lil babe was lying in her crib, looked up at me + said 'Mum'...she has been saying her form of the word for a while now, but this was the real deal...and yep it was in Australian!  Those little creatures sure can melt you in a flash + its only the beginning!  Since then she has said a different word everyday....makes one realize what words you use often! 'Whoa' was next in line :: giggle!

Well check back in tomorrow, i have some important news on the tip of my lips!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Meet Delia Jones.

Another of the new characters i have been working on!!
So i'd like you to meet miss Delia Jones! She is a set of 3 delicious button brooches that have been individually hand covered in the finest of fine vintage fabrics. This season of Delia - i have to say is exquisitely fantabulous :: from buoyant to classy, ol faithful to festive... she really is the perfect lil way to spruce up for any occasion or outfit!
She has antique brass brooch backs, + can be pinned into many different arrangements, depending on your attire + your mood - vertical, horizontal, cluster...oh lala the possibilities are endless! (But we'll get into that another day!)
For today, i wanted to share a closer look at 'Polka Dottie' She is deep luscious red (my fav colour - wink) with these amazing tiny white bobbly polkadots. I have an absolute thing for polkadots + just as well, they never seem to go out of fashion.... timeless beauty some/i would say.
 Anyways over the next few days, i'll be sharing more up close + personals on some of the other Delia Jones , but here's what the F/W 2013 line up looks like ::
Polka Dottie :: luscious red and white bobbly dots
Pumpkin Pie :: warm, comfy with a hint of spice.
Blush + Shimmer :: feminine + definitely flirty
Adeline's Mint :: fresh foliage with a hint of shine
Moorland green :: to the old english country we go.
Silver Linings Blue :: A vibrant lining for chilly season coat
Winter Garden :: a touch of cheer from the winter garden
Wooly Plum :: mmmm cozy fuzzy goodness
Evening Drive Black :: a black scarf around her neck, she drove wildly through the night
NB ~ each set may vary slightly as they are all one of a kind items!
Model :: Fantabulous Miss Fox, who is wearing Delia Jones in 'Polka Dottie' + Betsy Jones earrings in 'Moss'

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Humphred ~ the interior.

I truely believe that all things created (even us strange creatures) should be as wonderful on the inside as the outside!!
So using my trusty 'daydreaming of many pocket' ways, my sketchbook + my ever so loved brown Sakura pen.....i really put my mind to creating the ever so important interior!. Inspired heavily by concepts of Scandinavian design, much care and attention was paid to his utilitarian beauty - and by using something so pure + bright, brings out all that vivid vintage goodness...thus making me completely giddy! Mission accomplished!
Humphred's vitals::
One large magazine pocket, a smaller pocket for notebooks, a slender pocket for pens n' pencils + lastly...a nifty zippered pocket to secure any of your safe keepings. All made from a delicious thick natural cotton canvas.
By the way all trimmings + handmade bias binding... were handcrafted from a luscious red vintage tablecloth - oh lala.
NB:: it has recently come to my attention how many people have a love/obsession for a good quality brown pen! Like, i'm the kind of person that always has a few in stock, just incase of a crisis!
I came across the dreamy blog little brown pen a while back too (its changed names now...but tis still dreamy!)
Anyways i'm trying to put a few more things on the shelves at the SJA best get busying
au revoir

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


Hello hello...yes i'm still here!

So so very much has been going on, our tiny house has been oldly chaotic with sickness, lil people busy-ness + a whole handful of other things thrown in, and it has been a touch stressful to say the least.  However, in the businessing world, i have managed to show at a  couple of Christmas market fairs + have 1 or 2 more coming up.... and also squeezed in a really fun photoshoot under freezing conditions!(with 2 amazingly talented peeps + some good hair!)  and finally, yes finally.... i am  tackling..... opening the SJA Etsy shoppe! HooooRay!! Quite a bit has changed since i was there last, so its taking a lil longer than expected!! (bare with me folks!)

Anyways... i'm utterly excited as today ::  i'm introducing a brand spanking new SJA character to the to our accessory range!!  He has been playing on my mind for a long time now, and after making several prototypes i'm happy + ready to show him to the world!!  
Say hello to Mr Humphred Jones!
the retro inspired geek chic carrier
(model :: Miss Fox)

Humphred was designed to be a carrier of library books, national geographics, a computering device + more, for those lovers of learning, smart cookies n' brainy broads! He was inspired by the retro carriers of the yester years, but with a Scandinavian twist...simple, deliciously vibrant yet over the top functional.
Intelligent + gorgeous + chic + wink
The vintage Navy floral fabric was once upon a time... Dorothy's dress.

Had to show off that amazing hairdo a touch more!

The back of Humphred ~  a reinforced pocket..perfect for those i-machines + the like, so you can find it in a jiffy.
(NB:  stop by tomorrow....i'll be showing a few more snippets of Humphred!)

so have a looksee into the new SJA Etsy store, i'll be adding some goodies every couple of days

photoshoot dets::
model :: fantabulous Miss Fox
photographer :: Mr Nicholas Vincent (co founder of CoWork)
wardrobe :: Miss Fox's own extensive vintage collection
hair :: By Jana of Noggins Hair Studio

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

It got worse!!

Yep it got worse!! A couple o days before the Fabulous Finds show, i got hit with a tummy bug from another planet! Now that its over, i'm a touch thankful as my clothes are fitting a wee bit better...but at the time :: well, i was sure that the rest of my life was going to be spent at the toilet bowl!!
 And of course, these things always happen when the Mr is away ~ thankfully i have the bestest neighbours + besties that came to the rescue..they took care of my babe,fuzzy friends + made sure i had some food in my tummy.

Anyways all i'd love to do is sit down and read my new magazine + make some new goodies out of these scrumptious new finds...but alas this week is awfully busy :: photoshoots, etsy shop opening, + perhaps a local show on the weekend - it really is all happening, so it might understandably be a lil quieter around these parts in the next lil while.  I'll try and keep you posted with the bestest part of the adventures of course!