Friday, December 24, 2010

‘Twas the night before Christmas

And I am ready for a holiday :) I managed to finish my custom orders, the last ones were delivered yesterday.

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Its lovely to think that they will be given out as presents tomorrow on Christmas Day.

The Postman also delivered some lovely presents my way. I was the recent winner of a 3rd Blogiversary giveaway over at Katherine’s blog - Sew Me Something Good. Look what lovely treats I received…

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Thanks ever so much Katherine, your creativity inspires me!

Then the Postie dropped off 2 parcels, for me and my family, from my beautiful Sewing Sisters Katherine and Kylie.

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Some Babushka goodness from Katherine, &

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Some Bag and Babushka goodness from Kylie.

Thanks heaps precious friends!

”Merry Christmas to All, and to All a Good Night”

May you all have a Safe and Blessed Christmas, love Kylie, Katherine and Janelle xx

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Bosom Friends, Books, Babies, Bon Jovi, Bags etc…

I have always been fond of alliteration :)

I caught up with ‘Booky’ Bosom friends - ‘The Bronze Horseman’ Book Club on Tuesday night for our Christmas break up. We shared a gorgeous Italian meal, book titles we’ve read/going to read this summer, and I got to cuddle the most delicious 10 week old baby named Xander. I will have to get a copy of the photo off Cheryl.

My Wednesday consisted of a ‘Bloggy’ Bosom friends Christmas catch up with Lisa and Susan. We exchanged gifts,

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LHS from Susan, RHS from Lisa – THANK YOU xx

we toured Midland for some fabric shopping at work, a delicious lunch at Sweet Country Abode, a browse at Handcrafters House and Afternoon tea at Midland Patisserie. It is always a joy to spend time with these girls.

My afternoon was spent teasing & crimping my hair, putting on the stone wash denim and bedazzled shirt (only joking!) to go and see Bon Jovi – The Circle Tour, in Concert!!!! I last saw them 20 years ago so it was a real trip down memory lane for me. I even convinced my Mum to come with me – I wouldn't have 20 years ago :) My Bosom friend Vikki and Elise came too, we had the best night though it has taken me a wee bit longer to recover from the late night…

I have my store work party tonight. Do you remember how we made & exchanged aprons last year? Well this year we didn't have a theme, we just had to make something for the person we were given. Below is the evening bag I’ve made for …

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It’s made from navy and gold shot silk. All the presents will be on display at Midland Textile Traders until Christmas Eve.

Speaking of presents, this arrived in the mail

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My gorgeous Filly Dilly bag made by none other than Ros/Bloom/Muriel – another Bloggy Bosom friend. Thanks ever so much sweetie, I LOVE it.

My DH says I am using ‘Bosom Friend’ a bit too much, I blame it on my recent viewing of Anne of Green Gables ;)

Much Love


PS Look at the Korker hair accessory Erika has made to go with Rachel’s graduation dress – Gorgeous!!!

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Professional Photos

My friends Erika texted me last Sunday to say her gorgeous daughters were getting photographed modeling her new range of hair accessories called Hair Flair, & asked if I would like some of my Janellybelly Bags to be photographed too – I said YES!

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I even convinced Erika to model too :) The photographs were taken by Michelle Martin

If you would like to see more photos I have put an album on my Janellybelly Bags and Things facebook page

With Love