Mar 25, 2009

a very sad day

i am sad to report that my dear Louie past away today of liver failure. His last quiet meow's were sounded this morning on that trip to the vet. He was such a great fella..always on watch duty, greeter at the door, constant visitor of the sweatshop, oversee-er of all tunafish cans. He is survived by his brother Chuck who will be a very spoiled boy from his moma in hope to make up for Louie's absence. He will surely be missed. He is playing with his favorite cat nip mice and chasing lazer beans.

Mar 23, 2009

Mar 21, 2009

& Mr. OWl

and another new pillow!

Mar 19, 2009

today's creation

new birdy party blues

Mar 18, 2009

New Mr. Pinky PEacock Tote

My new large tote pink! Mr. Peacock looks so ready for spring in his glorious pinks, blues, red and olive green. This heavy duty tote is large enough for your papers and light groceries, books, personal items and small lab top. Made of heavy duty cotton duck canvas, lined with stiff interfacing for shape and durabilty, as well as stand up power! Mr. Peacock is made of a wonderful blend of 30% wool and 70% synthetic purchase trade free from an etsy seller living in England!

Three exterior packets, one large flap pocket in the front and two side pockets that are perfect for water or baby bottles, or a thermos full of coffee.

Interior is lined with Anna Griffin's Darcey set, Silhouette Floral in Red, and Michelle Engel Bensko, Birds in Natural, Dogwood Fabric for the sides and pockets.

Check it out here at my shop.

Mar 17, 2009

Giveaway Reminder

Just a reminder, as if you need one, that springtime is almost here! To celebrate, B.E.S.T. put together this mega-giveaway of springtime goods just for you. All you need to do is be on their mailing list and leave a comment on the original post here about a favorite work from one of the many talented BEST artists. ( and yes, jennyjen is one of them) If you are not on the mailing list yet, you are missing out on giveaways and newsletters delivered straight to your inbox (we promise to not be annoying, we only send you mail a few times a year.) So, what are you waiting for? Sign up now!

In this giveaway you will find work from these great BEST artists
1. Jersey Girl Design 2. A Stone's Throw 3. nfall2rt designstudio 4. Greenstartstudio 5. Yummy & Company 6. Herekitty Pretties 7. The Baker's Wife 8. The Giving Tree 9. Zetta 10. Tigerlillyshop

Mar 16, 2009

Swink Direct Mail

I've been trying to spruce up my shop and have been trying to think about my branding techniques...meaning I'm looking every where to determine what catches my eye and what elements I could begin to bring into my "look". I've been playing with color for my new spring banner and I'm working on new business cards for each season. Notice my last post with my new banner and sale avatar...still working on the pixilization on my etsy site...any help please?
Anyway, I saw this post on grain edit a while ago and it keeps coming back to my mind, reminding me to post it. I absolutely love unique uses for paper in which we with to pass on our info.Give me a reason to hang on to this and not recycle it...This beautiful promotional piece is from the Swink design and branding firm. It completely reminds me of the cardboard toys we used to get in cracker jack boxes or even high end everyday toys, like our 50' cardboard Barbie house! Now...what can I do to get one of these sent to me?

Mar 14, 2009

Spring Sale at Jennyjen42!

Check out my new spring banner as well as my spring sale. All pillows are $10 off with FREE SHIPPING in the US. Many totes are also $10 off with the same sweet deal on shipping! Come Shop!

More New Stuff

I'm really loving this Anna Griffin fabrics. New zipper pouches and clutches...on sale this week here.

Mar 5, 2009

Bijou Handmade Market

Bijou Handmade Market is a small showcase featuring regional craft artists that are creating innovative handmade craft items. Alternatives Museum Shop at the DCCA presents four Baltimore-based craft artists on Friday, March 6, from 5-9 pm:

bowerbox press: books and letterpress cards handmade with the highest of standards

The Broken Plate: fun, colorful, one-of-a-kind jewelry and more made from broken plate fragments

Jennyjen 42: originally designed fabric bags and home accessories inspired by birds and other whimsy

Sweet Pepita: urban, green, unquestionably hip children’s clothing made from recycled and organic fabrics

Presented by Alternatives Museum Shop and the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts during Wilmington’s Art on the Town. Enjoy live music, gallery opening receptions, open artist studios, food & drinks, shopping, and more!

New Bags

Sorry I haven't posted in a bit. I've been working pretty hard on new stuff as well as getting caught up with school stuff...come on students teacher! In getting ready for the new spring season, I needed to look over my past inventory and figure out what sold, what i liked making and what I really needed to get rid of. You've notice decline of the apron...I just couldn't make one more....clutches and patches will stay along with zipper pouches and eyeglass cases. I've really enjoyed making these pleated bags from Karl Parks pattern and have found a new felt source form England that I like a hundreds times better. Course that raises the pries a hair, but the quality is hundred times better. I've been also trying to find new canvas that is color and water resistant..also a bit more out of the wallet but I think quite worth it. Here is my sampling of the new items. Let e know what you think. They will all be coming with me to Delaware tomorrow night for their debut!