Sunday, February 27, 2005

consignment on :D!!

I am so excited I can hardly contain myself! Hehe. :D Be sure to check for my handmade one-of-a-kind goodies on when the store opens in mid-March. The site will feature handmade goodies from a variety of crafters!
felt flower pins owl pins felt flower pins and backing
Details on my own store coming soon!

hole in one

hole in one
We went to Boomers today for my family's February birthday party. It was great fun! :D Click above to see a slide show! :) Believe it or not.. I actually did get this hole in one. ;) Go me. I still think I lost but shhhh...don't tell Alex or Aimee. *wink*

I want this.... and... that

Okay, there are so many things I *love* that I've decided to make a second birthday wishlist. Haha. You're laughing at me now, I know it. :P Seriously, it's such fun stuff! So, take a gander. And now, in no particular order:

1. This poncho pattern from Stitch Diva Studios. ($7)
2. This Lagniappe Bouquet of fabulously fun and colorful flowers from Sundance. ($78)
3. The Victorian Wirework Card Collector from Sundance. ($18)
4. The bottom two beaded necklaces at bmod jewelry. ("Preppy" $50 and "Cranberry Orange" $60)
5. This ADORABLE bird (of course ;)) mug by Tania. Here is her shop! :D ($15.99)
6. This pink poppy pouch AND the California poppy pouch from Uplifting Arts. What fun these are! :D ($6 each)
7. FELT BEADS! and "Caterpilars" (felt bracelets) from Lili La Malice. (Beads $7.50; Bead Kits $12; Felt Bracelets $22)
8. This Green House Recycled Journal from The Turtle Press. (Small Journal $3.50)
9. This Flowers + Stripes Handbag I mentioned in an earlier post from Bird in a Skirt. ($48)
10. A Peculiar Posy Pin from Sparrow Goods. Super cute website. :D ($18)

11. I *heart* two of the necklaces from Jewerly by Jessica. My favorites is the right one of the second row and the left one on the third row. ($20 each)
12. This Make-A-Plate Kit to make fun plates like Jill Bliss created here.
13. I love, love, love these pillows (either one!) from Fred Flare. ($32 each)
14. A Peeps! Marshmallow Maker!! I can't believe you can buy this! What fun! :D Hehe. You can get it at Fred Flare. ($26 for maker / $8 for mixes)
15. Any of the felted broaches found at Supermaggie.
16. ANY of these Fashion Fever Barbie Dolls from, yes... I absolutely love these and I collect 'em! :D (Typically $9.99 each)
17. Kathy says I don't need one of these *wink*.. but I still want one! I love 'em all but my fave. is the "delight" passport/ wallet from Plum Party. ($25)
18. Speaking of Plum Party I love these totally unrealistic but fabulously bling-blingy iridescent shuga bud earphones for the iPod Mini, as seen on Good Morning America! ($45)
19. I would love to have my very own iPod Mini in really any of the colors but silver seeing as I am currently sharing with Alex. And really, how can you share an iPod? ;) ($199)
20. A "modbird" from Lisa with modbird design. ($50)
21. Last but not least(!) Disney is re-releasing, for the first time on DVD, an all-new, digitally remastered, Bambi on March 1st! ($19.99)

Saturday, February 26, 2005

Japanese Marketplace and Second Hand Shopping

today's goodies 02.26

Today my hubby and I went to Mitsuwa (Japanese Marketplace) and Lighthouse Thrift Store. With $100 in my pocket, I found so many AWESOME goodies! I kept some of you in mind too! ;)

Pictured we have three fun giftbags, vintage plates (7 total), candy that looks like sushi, small pieces of fabric, postcards in Japanese and French, specialty candies, hand creme, magnets, vintage and newer books (second hand), oragami paper, stickers, a craft book in Japanese, and two Japanese children's books. I can't read or understand Japanese but these illustrations are to die for. I would like to think that I found some fabulous goodies today! :D

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rainbow sherbet scarf

rainbow sherbet scarf
Originally uploaded by joleenieweenie.
I crocheted this scarf using the handspun yarn I purchased from Heidi ( I absolutely *love* it!!

Friday, February 25, 2005

bird in a skirt

My newest obsession is . First of all, is that not the cutest name for a store? :D This is my current "must have" (among others, I know!):

Thursday, February 24, 2005

IF: Sorrow

This week I made my illustration for Illustration Friday before looking at any other submissions. I will try to look through them all over the weekend. :D Created using markers.

Theme: Sorrow
Title: Weeping Willow

Weeping Willow - Sorrow

Fab Mail Day

Fab Mail!

What a great mail day! It's always fun to come home from work to a bunch of great, fun, and fabulous goodies.

The handspun yarn I purchased from Heidi / My Paper Crane came and it's even better in person than I expected it to be! (Which is saying a lot because I thought it would be stupendous!) :D I am going to have to make something special for myself! :D

I also recieved a BEAUTIFUL hand felted wool flower broach today from Keina / Meukin. Thank you *so* much! I absolutely love it and I can't wait to show it off!!

Thank you to Heather B. for sending the fun goodies along with your ATC trades. :D She sent me two beautiful hankies and a fabric piece along with a card. Thank you so much!

All of those fun fabric pieces came from my 'boss' today! :D She's an interior designer and brought me some samples to use for my crafts! :D They're super fun and I can't wait to use them!

Thanks again to everyone! This truly brightened my day. :D

PS- Sorry the picture is so dark. Bad lighting.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Who says you can have too many scarves?

Getting product ready for my new web store (coming soon!). For now I will periodically post new items for your pleasure. :D If you're interested in more information, photos, or purchasing please email me. Thank you!

sparkly scarf pretty pod scarf ooooh scarf spunky scarf

All specific scarf information can be found by clicking on a scarf thumbnail.

Sunday, February 20, 2005

Pin Cushion Phenomenon

Boy, have I been having fun a aquiring vintage and modern, fun and fabulous, fabrics these last few days! I took a very successful trip to Goodwill this morning. I found an awesome blazer for myself and a skirt for my sister. :D I also found some great fabrics in old pillow cases and women's wear. I found a beautifully handmade top that's way to small for me but was too cute to pass up. So, I will add it to my store when it's up and running. :) The BEST find today was (1965) The Woman's Day Book of Soft Toys & Dolls by Joan Russell.

The Woman's Day Book of Soft Toys & Dolls cover

This is the adorable image on the cover of the book when the cover jacket is off. Isn't it cute? :D
The Woman's Day Book of Soft Toys & Dolls hard cover

Last night I started cutting out fabric and felt to make cute pin cushions. Today I decided I was also going to make a series of owls, birds, and kitty pin cushions. :D Below is the cut out fabric of my first owl before being adhered and sewn together. They slid a bit since they're not attached but you get the idea. :D

Owl pin cushion cut out

Saturday, February 19, 2005

"I'm not really sure how I'm feeling..."

How awesome is this painting we bought from Jelene Morris? She's so talented! Thank you, Jelene!

Title- "I'm not really sure how I'm feeling today,
but how are you?
I just asked you that but actually,
I could care less to know"

New Series- Depression (based on my depression,
that I have been dealing with for years)
Size- 18"x24"
Sides are painted black, on a staple sided canvas
Medium- Acrylic on stretched canvas

all that good stuff

goodies up close

goodies buttons and birdies hod podge peach

It's been such a fun shopping week for me! :D These are some of my favorite goodies. I bought the beautiful, fun & funky, fabtabulous handspun yarns today from My Paper Crane. (Thanks, Heidi!). The other two yarns (pictured at the top) were fun yarns I found at Michael's. They're all that's left after making a funky scarf! :) The ribbons were found on my way out of the store in the $1 bin! :) Aren't they fun?? The beads were in the clearance section. (Don't know what they're for yet. hehe) And, the cute little pink birdies were in their new Easter section. Aren't those ceramic birdies sweet? :) Believe it or not that's from Michael's too! I think it's so cute! We're actually using it to hold our rings on the bar above the sink in our kitchen. Now, how fun are those buttons?! That's only a small portion of awesome vintage buttons I bought in random bags! (They're there for the picture only). Lastly, the fabric was all found at Ikea of all places. :D You can buy fabric by the yard there. A few of them are from that, two from pillow cases I intend to use otherwise, and a few from their "as is" section! Those were the best deals! :)

Today, Alex, and I went to Target for plastic storage drawers! Those babies are not cheap! We ended up getting 6 of these for all of my craftilicous supplies. We're not using the wheels so if you think you can use 'em and you want 'em, let me know. :) We think this will work better than our living room floor. Haha! We found a work desk today at Ikea that we'll get soon. We want everything to get organized before we try bring anything else that big in here. I am interested in purchasing a label maker and have been trying to scope things out on ebay. Any suggestions?

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

"First Flight"

A birdie's first flight for Illustration Friday. This week's theme: "Flight". Watercolor and Sharpie outlines on 5"x7" Watercolor Paper.


It seems to me that the more there is to do, the less hours in a day there are. I feel so swamped right now with projects. I just want to wipe the slate clean and do what I want to do, now. :) Don't you love over commiting yourself? I obviously must and it drives my husband crazy. Tomorrow I have the day off of work but definitely am not lacking things to do. Tomorrow I get to play catch up. I have two pages of addresses to send goodies too-from trades and swaps. No more swaps for a while. Trades are one thing.. at least those projects are completed before deciding to trade. I just don't want to commit to so much that it's no longer fun. That means having to take a hiatis and those are just no fun. :)

Tomorrow I get to go to Michaels for some art goodies. :D I am being commissioned to do two paintings and will pick up the canvas and paint. I also got a gift certificate for Valentine's Day so of course I have to check things out. :) The other thing I need to check for is yarn. I have plenty now but would like to get some new colors. I want to get some from here but she's always sold out by the time I check. Hmm. I need to finish a scarf I made for my mom for Christmas. How sad that it's taken so long for me to get to it. (Sorry, Mom!) I think it's probably long enough but I wanted to add another color to it. Good thing she'll still have a little bit of colder weather to wear it! I got a knitting beginners kit for Christmas from my sister, Aimee, and haven't had time for that either. I REALLY want to learn to knit! That's going to be my next thing. I just need to get some of these other projects out of the way.

Katey from Haha Web Design is going to be working on a website for me very soon. I am so excited about this! I have been wanting a web store for a while now and I think it's going to be great. It's going to take time, though, but I am being patient. (Who me?) :) I need to work on product if I am going to sell it! Haha! More about all this madness another time.

It's been a long day and tomorrow will be another. I'm off to bed. Goodnight, friends.

Monday, February 14, 2005

happy valentine's day

happy valentine's day!
love, joleen

Sunday, February 13, 2005


grow 001 whimsy ii whimsy

I had a good time with my watercolors tonight. I am in the midst of making gifts or at least the images I want to use on the gifts. These will go on greeting cards most likely. Click on the images to see them bigger.

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Dana Point, California

I was asked to work for a few hours today and Alex came with me. We decided to take the PCH (Pacific Coast Hwy) home and stopped off to take a couple of pictures. It's rainy today but isn't this beautiful?

Friday, February 11, 2005

four year old goes for joyride

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Birthday Wishlist

This is my birthday wishlist. Hehe. :) My birthday is March 17th so I am giving you plenty of time. Oh, I'm just kidding. But seriously, you can if you want to. ;)

As Pictured (left to right, top to bottom):
1. "Jeu" Steel Ring from Neissing.
2. "Shop and Awe Issue #1" from Obsessive Consumption.
3. Bone Folder- Paper Source or Stampin' Up!.
4. "Itty Bitty Necklace" (dots and pods!) from Small Things Designs.
5. "Native Flowers Journal" from Jill Bliss.
6. "Donut Dolls" from My Paper Crane.
7. "What Did You Buy Today?" Book from Obsessive Consumption.
8. "Get Crafty" Book from get crafty.
9. "Journal Textblock" from Paper Source.
10. "Pocket Book" from lovely design.
11. "louis xvi double-caned vanity" from Anthropologie. Item #56005.
12. (not pictured) "Heat Embossing Tool" from Stampin' Up!.

Ok, so I had to add these! :)
13. "Chlorine" Bracelet from Superhero Designs.
14. "Viola double Blossom pin" from Liquid Sky Arts.
15. "Blue Crystal Drop Chandelier" from Anthropologie.

Wednesday, February 09, 2005


year of the rooster 001

This week's Illustration Friday theme is: Year of the Rooster.
I think I consider this unfinished. It sort of looks more like a hen then a rooster at this point. And, hmm.. wonder why I wrote "cluck" when they say "cocka doodle doo". ;)
5"x7" sharpie markers (click to see larger image)


journal front cover
I covered this plain journal last night and finished up with the back cover today. This will be my next journal I think. :)

journal back cover