Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Something New for Hide & Seek

I've been having a lovely time lately making these Vintage Inspired Dress Banners.  I'm hoping to have lots ready for Hide & Seek - which by the way is now only 25 days away!

Tracey and I had a practice run at setting up our displays at a market over the weekend - here's mine - I think it looked very pretty but there's always room for improvement!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Hide & Seek Market

The very first Hide & Seek Market is just over a month away!  I'm excited to be taking part - I'm also very busy working on new items to put on the stall.

Over the coming weeks I thought I'd give you a preview of some of the goodies I've already made and some of the new stuff as it gets created - this usually happens very late at night when MrJ and the kids are snoozing!

Here's today's sneak peak at one of my altered clipboards - I've just sourced some fabulous new paper and I can't wait to make more!

These Altered Clipboards will soon be in my Etsy shop too - but that's a job for another night!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Well Done Hannah!

It's always great to meet other people who share a love of craft.  Recently Miss 5 started playing soccer and that's how I met Joe's mum, Hannah.  We got chatting and it turns out Hannah has opened an online shop too and has already made a few sales - protective sleeve for your new iPad anyone?

I'm always encouraged by stories like this - so I wanted to say "well done Hannah" by featuring one of her lovely creations here.

Hannah makes these very cute hexagon pin cushions for her shop and she has some gorgeous ideas for kids too on her blog - I love the tooth fairy envelope she made when Joe got his first wobbly tooth.
Hop on over to Chicken Willow to check it out - it's very cute!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Some Exciting News!

A couple of weeks ago I received a lovely invitation via my Etsy shop to take part in a new market starting up in the Hills District in Sydney. I'm thrilled to share some exciting news - my application has been successful!

A very enterprising and creative Mum, named Aloma, has created this fantastic opportunity for avid crafters, many of them parents, to showcase their wares. Hop on over to Hide and Seek Market to check out her blog.

The first Hide & Seek Market will be held on Sunday 25 July 2010
from 10am-3pm
at Wrights Rd Community Centre Kellyville
(cnr Harrington Rd, opposite Kellyville Plaza)

Mark the date in your diary - it'll be fun!

My friend Tracey is doing the market with me - check out her Etsy shop at Ben and Jess - we always have lots of fun together on market days!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Craft Blogs - they're everywhere!

Craft Blogs - they're everywhere - everyone seems to have one!

What makes mine any different to all the rest? Well I'm not sure yet - the only thing I can say for sure is that it'll be mine - it's made by Jenine. I'd just like it to be a reflection of me and the things that bring happiness to my life.

Like so many of us out there, I love to make things with beautiful paper, fabric, ribbon, trims and embellishments. At the moment I'm concentrating on vintage inspired gifts and party accessories but I'm always thinking of new ideas and wishing I had more time to devote to making them come to life.

Since the birth of my second child, a gorgeous daughter (Miss 5) I've been selling my creations at local markets and I recently opened my own Etsy shop. It's still early days - but it's a lovely feeling to pursue this "hobby gone mad" - it's given me something special for myself in amongst the crazy chaos of family life.

I'm constantly amazed by all the wonderfully talented people on sites like Etsy and Madeit and I've lost count of the hours I've spent discovering sites and drooling over the gorgeous items that others have made - it's truly inspiring.

So my aim for this blog is to create my own little corner in the craft world - to celebrate the creativeness of others and to share the many treasures I know I will find along the way.

And who knows - maybe some other chaos juggling crafters might read it!!