Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Christmas is coming, the stockings are getting made......

Well, I have made a start on my range of whisical Christmas Stockings - finally - they are alot of fun to make, a little bit crazy and a lot fun!!

Here's a couple I completed earlier (hehe) Please let me know what you think,

This pair go together..(couldn't help dressing them up with some stars - how uncool am I???!!!)

Hugs Jen

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

been away for a bit...

I have been a bad blogger lately, seem to be so busy that each time I sit down to blog it is time for bed, and anyone who knows me knows that I don't usually fall alseep till about 2.30am so that is really saying something. Anyway, I have a few new designs that I have been working on and am quite excited about them, but until then I will post some of my favorite things ...

My Iphone (which Rules BTW!!)
I am not a person that likes having a mobile phone, something that bothers the heck out of my husband and kids and I know is a real pain in the butt for my friends - well, Doug came back from the shops on Saturday with a new phone for me and proclaimed the following:

"I got you a phone, I don't like it when I am away and I can't get hold of you, you have to promise me that you will keep it charged and not leave it at home when you go out like you have with all the other ones that you have had..."

I grumbled, sighed and moaned until my adorable son-in-law, Ben, showed me what this phone could do.. and now..I AM IN LUUURVVVE. Here is my baby, 16 gigabytes of pure unadulterated joy.... and I can even shop on ebay with it!! (Since I told Doug that he has looked a little worried, I am sure he is thinking, "like she needs anywhere else to spend money!"....)

Anything this much fun should be illegal! *smirk*

Mr Deekie Belle also bought me some new flowers for the lounge room when I was ill, I think they look wonderful... (Man!, he is doing good in the gift department lately!!)

As some of you already know my sister Sue is an amazing artist - she is working on some ceramics at the moment and she has done some amazing pieces! She had one in the car that she had just fired when she came for coffee the other day so I snaffled it off her and took some pics of it - I love her work, it is so detailed and fresh. I am so tired of every shop I go into having the exact same boring stuff in it, and if they don't, I mean if you go to one of the higher end stores, you are paying $345.00 for a salad bowl or a salad plate, or even more for any other hand made ceramic item! So I am looking forward to the next lot of work Sue does as she has decided to sell to the public instead of just doing OOAK orders.... I have very cheekily asked her if I can put a few pieces on my blog or in my etsy shop and she said she would... WOO-HOO-SUE

I bought this crystal water decanter for my sister for her birthday, she didn't like it and told me to keep it, so I did, It now comes with me to my bedside table with ice cold water in it every night and it keeps it that way all day! I love this decanter so much!!

One last thing, The other night I was watching a late night Australian tv show on channel 7, and this guy came on. I knew that I knew him, but do you think I could figure our who he was?! - the show I was watching was filmed in about 1978-79.... It took me about 20 minutes (and again, those of you who know me know that is a long time for me coz I am good with actors/muso's faces)

I took this picture on the TV in our Bedroom - I was so surprised at how well it came out!!!... Have a guess!!!
Have a great day
Much Love and Hugs

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

...whiskers on kittens....

These are a few of my favorite things....

Sorry, I have been absent for a few days - had to rest my rotten case of "golfers PLUS tennis elbow". Tell you what, am really over this!... No computer, no sewing, no stirring or chopping (which leaves out cooking) painting, what's a girl to do!!

Anyhow, here are some photos of my favorite things, I missed out posting last Wednesday (this was supposed the be a Wednesday thing :)!)

My gorgeous baby girl, the glamgirl  When hubby does night shift she always climbs into his spot next to me to watch a movie and snuggle. And there she stays till school the next morning! The glam girl became very independent when she turned 14 and that was really hard for me. She was always my biggest snuggle puss, always wanting cuddles and to sit with me holding my hand or tucked under my arm for a story - she loves books just like me and would bring a big pile onto the couch and say we have to read ALL of these!! It is hard when your baby grows up..... Thankfully the independent phase only lasted about a year and at 17 she is a cuddly as ever - and the most precious company a mumma could ever want. She is having a little holiday with the songstress in Bunbury for two weeks and maaaannnn, I miss her! She will be home in a few days though, yay! (the little stars are a bit cheesy but I couldn't resist, she looks like a little angel in our bed!!)

I found this picture of my little maltese cross, Bob, when he was 6 weeks old - what a cutie pie he was - he looked like a stuffed toy! He is nearly three now and loves nothing more than running around with Gordie and Bonnie rolling in everything that smells yuk - especially when he has just had a bath! Not a very regal existence for someone with the distinguished title of "Prince Froofie Bob of Perth".....

This is the last litter of kitties our sweet Twitch had (or will ever have thanks to her little operation:)!) Gordie was in love with them and spent most of his days with his nose pressed up against the drawer where she had them. And Twitch is great with Gords, she left her babies quite happily knowing they were being so well guarded! Gordie is so sweet with little animals, our cats all spent the first few months of their lives walking around as big soggy-wet balls of fluff having been thoroughly licked to pieces by their big (huge!) brother!

Since Derrik has recovered from his snake bite he has now taken to sleeping in bed with our son's little Staffy, Bonnie. Every night Derrik climbs in with Bonnie and bonnie obliges her snuggly advances, seems to be a trend in this house, snuggling in other peoples beds LOL!! Bonnie is a gorgeous dog, she is mad as a hatter and has obsessive compulsive disorder, which is quite common among staffies apparently - who knew!!?

Have some new designs in the works, (and no I am not sewing Doctor - the dress-making faries have been hard at work in my studio ;)! Anyway, hope they will be done soon.

Hope everyone is well and having a great week, will write more tomorrow!!
Hugz from Jen

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Deekie Belle featured on Aussie Boutique Kids!

I am so honoured to have been chosen by the lovely Kathryn as the first featured designer on Aussie Boutique Kids! I want to thank Kathryn for her fabulous site and her support of Aussie designers, not only is she a great blogger, a "Supporter of the Arts" and real sweetheart, she is also the talented designer behind "All You Need" Boutique.

You can catch my interview here or click on the Aussie Boutique Kids banner in my links!

Thanks Kathryn, you are a gem!