Saturday, May 19, 2012

What's New?

Happy Saturday everyone!  Here at J&J's Designs, we have been busy working on some new items to get listed this weekend!

Who Loves Hello Kitty? Or more likely - who doesn't love Hello Kitty?

Blue Hello Kitty Baby Blanket
 I just recently worked with a couple of mom's (mom's to be), who were expecting baby girls, but didn't want all that PINK!! So, I thought what a fun twist to Hello Kitty ....Because girls like Blue too!

Another project that I've been working on is finishing up a variety of more pillowcase dresses!  With this beautiful sunny weather, the pillowcase dresses/shirts will be a big hit!

Ready to ship pillowcase dress in this darling fun fabric - Dress - fits 4T-5T 

My sister and another creator of J&J's Designs has been creating some fun new hand knitted fingerless gloves for your enjoyment!  Pics of these soon to come!

More sneak peeks coming later this weekend!  - Become a follower of our Blog for chances to win in upcoming Giveaways!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Featured Seller

I've decided that with creating this new blog for my shop, I not only wanted to keep my fans up to date with what was going on in the wonderful world of J&J's, but with some other fabulous shops as well!  

The first shop that I would like to introduce here is can be found on Etsy at:

One of my personal favorite pieces from Apryl's shop - so many beauties to choose from - so hard to love just one!

Blue Daisy Glass is ran by a very nice lady named Apryl who was gracious enough to answer some questions for me so we can get a better feel for her shop and how she first became a crafter.

Question:  When did you start making your beautiful creations?

Apryl:  I started a few years back when my husband sent me on a glass fusing course for my birthday. It was a horrible session, the teacher was awful , but that inspired me to do it for myself. I already had a huge ceramics kiln and so used that. I've since been on fantastic courses and now teach my own introductory classes. I have a special method called 'trial and error'! 

Question: What is your inspiration? Which item in your shop is your favorite?

Apryl: The glass itself is the inspiration. I buy random glass and play around with the pieces until I find a match. I always come back to the blues though especially the cobalt blue daisy which remains my favorite.

I also love the huge dichroic pendants. The one with the gold sun spot looks fantastic on a choker with a black dress. I love the way it becomes a talking piece.

The blue daisy happened when I lost concentration for a while on the pattern that I was following. I stuck the triangles in my suncatcher the wrong way round and an ink blot was formed. This has since evolved into my daisies.

Blue Daisy

Question: What brought you to Etsy?

Apryl: I started on ETSY as a buyer long before a seller. I was selling on a UK site and wanted to branch out into the world beyond the UK. I started the shop as a New Years resolution. It's quite a scary place to start but as the teams appeared so did a lot of friendly faces.

Question: Do you have any other hobbies or interests?

Apryl: Other hobbies, anything crafty, travel, reading.I am particularly like seeing local crafts when on a trip. I've recently been inspired by a trip to Marrakesh.

I would like to thank Apryl again for being a featured seller here on my blog and sharing a little bit about her shop with us.  If you haven't already checked out her shop - please do so as you'll be amazed at the beautiful items within!

Find Apryl at: Blue Daisy Glass ~

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Something New!

There's something new coming to J&J's Designs! It's plush, wipe able, waterproof baby toys! The material of choice...PUL!

In addition to these adorable baby toys, I'm hoping to also be adding wet bags (great for carrying those swim suits in), changing pads and possibly more!

What do you think? - The item in the picture is first of many baby toys to come and I'd like to hear what my fans like. Do you like the shape of this toy or would you like to see something different?

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Spring Fever

I don't know about anyone else, but with Spring officially here (it says so on the calendar), I'm itching to wear shorts, cute skirts and etc. The only problem is...the weather seems to have it's months messed up where I'm at. Tomorrow is the last official day of our kids Spring Break from school, and one day we actually had a dusting of snow on the ground! Can you imagine?

So with all this Spring Fever going on, I decided what the heck and to get making some pillowcase dresses anyway! The great thing about these pillowcase dresses is that they can be worn as a dress, a shirt, over a shirt or alone! So no matter what wonderful Mother Nature decides to throw at us...we are always prepared!