Sunday, April 11, 2010

Guess who just came to dinner!

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TJ and her precious family came over for a BBQ tea tonight – and I did give her that big squeezy hug! They have been enjoying the lovely Perth Autumn weather, quite a change from the freezing winter they have just experienced in the UK. They have been busily sorting, packing and selling their things to head back to England for another few years (sniff, sniff). I HOPE to be able to visit them whilst they’re living there. TJ showed me her completed Big Owl cushion (with a little help for Cath), the pattern is by Hot Possum.

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I did quite well at the markets yesterday, I tried a few new designs that proved to be popular. Remember when I fell in love with Paullina Simons' Valentino Rosier Taffeta Tote?

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Well we got these great taffeta cushions at work recently and I refashioned one to make my own taffeta rose bag – it was the first bag to sell!

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I was also inspired by the Melly & Me ‘Sherbet’ bag I made in Melbourne & came up with this.

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The fabric is ‘Jitterbug’ by Cosmo Cricket

Time for bed, I have work tomorrow. I wonder if I’ll come home without buying any fabric :)

With Love

Janellebelly2a

9 comments:

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

How wonderful to catch up with TJ while she is in town! Glad to hear that the markets were a big success - love your latest designs. The taffeta bag looks very classy, and the cosmo cricket design is brilliant.

Kerryanne English said...

Congrats on your market success. I love all your bags - they are just gorgeous. Can see why the purple one went first.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Jenni said...

I LOVE that taffeta bag. I'll have to go to the Artisan Markets one day, seems to be lots of great things there.

suzitee said...

Oh wow...that taffeta bag is stunning! I'm not surprised it was snapped up quickly. TJ is moving to the UK? How fun to plan a visit!
Good luck with coming home from work empty-handed :)

clare's craftroom said...

No wonder you did well at the markets , those bags are beautiful . Have fun catching up with friends and don't work too hard today !

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Oh Those bags are gorgeous!!!
You two look so lovely! Nothing like catching up with friends.

Bev C said...

You guys have all been busy. Love that owl cushion,just so lovely and bright. I can see why you bags sold out Janelle. Happy Monday.
Bev.xoxo

T.J. said...

We are a couple of hot chikky babes. Had a wonderful time and I can't wait to see my owl on the couch back home, will definitely brighten up the dark days of winter lol.
Can't wait to show everyone my Janelly bag. I have never met anyone as generous as you my love.
xx

Heidi said...

Looooove the new bags and the cushion too!! Keep up the good work.