Thursday, April 29, 2010

ON-LINE!!!!

I'm am so thrilled to announce that my new website it now 'LIVE'!!!
(my latest crochet project - available on the website)
I think all of the sleepless nights spent working on this project were really worth it... I love the end result, here's hoping you do to....
(chunky wool = yumm-o)
I would love to hear what you think.. I'm new to the whole 'web-design' thing and any feedback would be awesome!!!
(10ply cotton in yummy colours - perfect for washcloths)
Thanks again for all of your lovely comments and fantastic support...
Hugs - Jodie xxxx

Monday, April 26, 2010

Jellywares on Marshall....

Today DH and I snuck into town with the girls and put the finishing touches on our 'new store'.. First the window decal went on.....
And then the shelves were filled.....As of Thursday, the 29th of April, the doors will officially open for 'Jellywares on Marshall', located in the Rural township of Cobar, NSW.
The last 3 months have been a roller-coaster of a ride for my family as the preparations took place behind the scenes to launch Jellywares on Marshall....
We are very excited to now be able to share a slice of our wholesome country life with those who walk through our doors (or visit us on-line, of-coarse)... I promise it will be a journey not to be missed....
Hugs..... Jodie xx

Friday, April 23, 2010

Thank- You!!!!

All of the fantastic comments on my last post really make it hit home as to why I blog.... It's because of you, my readers, my friends!!!!
Most of what I do wouldn't be possible without the endless support and kindness that you offer me each and every day..... THANK YOU!!!!!
(pin cushion for Kate's swap)
At the moment I can't help but be up til the wee hours of the morning most nights with thoughts of my new 'venture' circling in my head....
I've dotted my 'i's, crossed my 't's and double checked my lists...
In 3 more sleeps the announcement will be made and the journey will begin....
Stay with me until then, I promise it will be worth it...
Hugs - Jodie xxxx

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Exciting Chapter....

I've been working on a little something for myself over the past 24hrs.....
Using some newly purchased super chunky yarn.....
And a nice big fat pair of 10mm bamboo needles.....
This gorgeous scarf by Susan B Anderson only took a couple of hours....
I really think I could get really used to using chunky wool more often!!!!!
On another note....... Watch this space for some exciting news coming very, very soon as I count down to the start of a new and exciting chapter in my life....
Hugs...... Jodie xx

Monday, April 12, 2010

Spinning Adventure.....

After seeing this pattern over at 'Spud and Chloe' a little while back I knew I just had to make 2 of them for my girls for Easter..... Susan B Anderson is a pattern writing genius!!!! This little reversible Duck/Rabbit was super simple and is so darn cute that I want one of my own!!!!
I love how the little bunny's eyes poke out of the under side of the duck, too sweet.....
And here's what the rabbit looks like when the duck is turned inside out.... All up this was a 2 hour project, gotta love that!!!!!!!

We've had a lot of rain here lately which has meant the mail-man has been flooded out for over 2 weeks... *sigh*..... With the roads just starting to dry up he surprised us last night with an unscheduled mail drop, you can only imagine my excitement!!!!!

In amongst the packages there was one from Catherine... You see, Catherine is a spinning queen and has been giving me a bit of advice lately as to how to get over my 'fear of spinning'....

In the package were pages and pages of notes on how to get started... I stayed up all night until each and every page of the notes were read and then this morning I jumped out of bed 2 hrs early to begin my new spinning adventure!!!!!

Oh My.... I'M HOOKED!!!!! After 2 hours at the wheel I made 1 x 80g ball of ply-ed goodness....
And yes, I know it's not perfect by it sure is beautiful to me!!!!
I now have plans of raiding the shearing shed some time this morning for a stray fleece to clean and spin..... Wish me luck!!!!!

Hugs......... Jodie xx

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Simplicity...

After seeing this gorgeous 'wool eater blanket' by Rooknits last night I was that inspired that I had to start one of my own straight away!!!
I love the 3 dimensional look of this pattern and to achieve it is soooo simple...
Pop on over to Sarah's blog for the free 'how to' and you too will be amazed at it's simplicity...
Here's hoping you're having a great Easter weekend enjoying the fantastic weather that this time of year brings...

Hugs............................... Jodie xxx