Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Winners

Well we only had three entries so everyone wins really. However I did a random number generator thingy and came up as Bec in for first prize. So Bec choose $35 worth of product from the for sale pages on my blog. Xina you came second so choose a notebook and I'll include those hair pins you mentioned. natsha lucky third so choose some magnets.
Thanks for entering ladies.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Facebook page reached 200 fans

Ok somehow  my Facebook fan page reached 200 likers as they now call them.
Anyway I will full fill my promise of doing a giveaway when the page did reach 200 fans.

So my giveaway will have 3 winners. First random drawn one will recieve $35 worth of product of their choice. Second random drawn one will recieve a notebook and hairslides of their choice and 3rd drawn will recieve a magnet set of their choice.
All you need to do is leave a comment and tell me what you would choose. Go to the facebook page and look in JazyJae's for sale albums and take your pick. click on the link over there on your right.
I will do the draw on Friday 29th October by the time I go to bed.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Saying goodbye

I've had to come to a very hard and heart breaking decision. JazyJae's is going out of business. after nearly two years of working my but of I'm saying goodbye.
Not a decision taken lightly. After all I have put my heart and soul into it. Just very recently spent a lot of money on logo designs, packaging and signage. However due to lack of sales and having pretty much every clothing piece copied I'm spent. Way too much money, time and designs lost to pick it all up and keep going.
When your pouring your energies and heart into something that is only giving back satisfaction of creation it is heart breaking. When people scrutinize your work at one market and come back to the next one with pretty much exact work is even more heart breaking then when people who are suposed to be friends it crushing. after all this business was named after my two most gorgeous creations my children so to say goodbye to it is a hard thing to do.
I may keep putting the odd thing here and there up on madeit but I am over it and the politics that come with it.
Over the last two years I have met some geniunly lovely and awesome people. To them I send wishes of great success. I just hope you don't suffer the same fate I have. A few I have formed wonderfull friendships with.
To those who have copied whilst smiling and saying how lovely and well made my things are....."You may be making a load of money now but in time it all will come crashing down and you will have no one but yourselves to blame"
So for now I am slowly selling of my stock through my facebook page and some will go up on Madeit when i have the funds to pay the fees.
Goodbye my lovelies!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

New art

I have a new painting in my home which was given to me by the artist herself. Not properly hung yet but it is close to where it shall be hung.

I think it is sweet.

Monday, October 4, 2010

I'm raising money for Child Wise

Over at my Facebook page I am running a fund raising sale for a wonderful organisation Child Wise go here to find their about us page. I came accross them when I was in Melbourne for a conferance for my job. The company I work for supports Child Wise through the sale of hand creams that all the proceeds from sales of the creams go directly to their "Stop sex trafficking of children and young people" campaign. Just $27 buys a child all the school supplies they need to go to school which includes: uniforms,books,pencils,backpack. Then $54 buys a child a bike to get to school. Through having just these simple items it keeps children in Cambodia occupied and getting an education which in turn helps prevent them becoming vulunerable from being a target for sex trafficking. The organisation also helps get children and young people out of sex trafficing by providing them a home and education and rehabilitation to go on and become the amazing people they were ment to be.
They not only do great work in Cambodia they also work in the Asia Pacific region including here in Australia.
I was so moved by the presentation done both on the business school day but also actually on conferance day that when I got back home I really could not stop thinking about them....and have not stoped thinking about them since.
I don't seem to be moving many hand creams in my job but I just knew I had to do more and will probably continue to work to raise money for them for as long as I can.
My only other way I could think of immediately to help out was through selling of all my older stock and donate 20% of the sales to Child Wise.
This organisation and what they do really touches my heart. I was a victim of abuse as a child and teen and now I am a survivor so there is nothing more heart warming to me more than knowing there are people out there who are helping to enable our most vulnerable people to become survivors and wonderful people. All people should have that!
So please check out the sale and buy something to help. If there is not something in the sale albums that apeals to you. Go to the Child Wise site and make a donation.
Thankyou for your support!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Awfully miserable weather here today!

This is my view from the front window where I sit and browse other blogs which is about all you can do on days like these....

Hope it's better waether where you are today.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Go Dragons

My little girl is a mad Dragons supporter (NRL for those not in the know). I have no clue why she has chosen this team as I don't follow NRL I am a sad Aussie Rules supporter and follow the Demons. She is super excited over her team being in the Grand Final tomorrow. So last night she created a poster.


So tomorrow when I usually would be doing JazyJae's things I am being a good Mum and making her a red and white cake and commining up with other red and white food to be made and eaten, along with trying to calm her down so she does not burn herself out before kick of.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Blogtoberfest day #1

For my first blogtoberfest blog entry I will alert you to the fact I am having yet another sale on my Facebook page to raise money for Child Wise Australia.
Sale starts Monday.
Currently uploading a lot of stock...pretty much all my old stock to make way for the new stock comming out. So click on the Facebook icon over there to your right and become a liker so you can get your hands on some JazyJae's products whilst helping out a fantastic organisation.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

It has come to that time of year once again.

To be honest I had totally forgotten about Blogtoberfest for this year. I am hoping I do be good and blog something each day...even if it is a picture and small blurb.
Click on the gadget over there to your right to register.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Your little Super Hero!

Do you know a little Super Hero? They all need their very own very own cape!

This one I made for my 5yr old super hero this morning in her choice of colours and motifs.

I shall be making these in a number of different colours and colour combinations. Each one will have a colour matching letter side for the child's name then the other side will have one of a number of motifs. They will fit 2yr olds to 8yr olds.
I like them a lot and think they are super cute and look way better than the mulit run ones out there.

What do you think?

Friday, September 24, 2010

I'm back

I had to take a very long and much needed break from JazyJae's due to so much snowing me under both emotionally and physically. However I'm getting on top of things and making an attempt at a come back. Does that mean I shall be on top? I sure hope so. I also hope that not just about everything I do gets blatantly copied.

I have been busy by getting cutting some simple things first up and cut a number of notebook covers and I am now halfway through the sewing up of them.
There are some summer pants in the making also but will show more on them another time.
I have a few oldies and goodies that have been tweeked a little in my new line along with a few newies. I do hope to be more regular with the bloging of JazyJae's antics as it comes up.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Raising Money for a cause

Been a bit distracted lately. Last week I was away for a conferance for my other job. Then this week I have been real busy with things for my daughters school.
Plus I have been getting things going for selling a lot of stock on my Facebook page. You can fine the album of the sale through here. I am raising money for a wonderful cause and charity. Child Wise Australia they help prevent child abuse and sexual abuse of children and young people. They also do a lot of work with those who have been victims and turn them into survivors.
So go to the Facebook page and purchase as 30% of the sales go to the charity organisation. As will any other sales I make through the month of August.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Newly finished

Today I finished of some more "Princess Skirts". Some very cute ones in there. I really love making this two layered special skirt. It's a lovely full skirt that looks great on little girls who love to twirl.

They all come as a one of design!

Friday, July 30, 2010

They have a name.....

.......and that name is "Apple Tree Hats".
They are fully reversable, very funky and look super cool  on a little boys or girls head.

Vintage girls

Funky boys

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Hats Hats Hats

Currently in production are a number of hats.

A couple have been completed but the majority have been partly sewn with their pieces joined.

Been fun picking through fabrics that I think will look great in a hat and look cute on a littlies head.

Hope to have them finished in a couple of days.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Bon Jovi - Bed of roses acoustic

This is for a lovely friend who passed away after a hard fight of brain Cancer. Tracey Jane Thompson-Chapman passed away in her sleep last Monday night. She fought hard right till the very end. She leaves behind a loving family which includes two boys who are five and three.

She was also a big fan of Bon Jovi and this was played at her funeral today.

New and comming soon!

I drafted up a pattern Saturday and did a tester yesturday morning. At this point I have drafted it for starting at 9-12mths going up to about 6yrs. Might even get to make them bigger.

The hat will be reversable with one side a large print and the other either plain or a small pattern print. They will come in either both sides a cotton or one side cord and the other cotton fabric. Come next winter will be looking at warmer fabrics also.


I will have them available for sale from August.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Vintage fabrics.

I tend use vintage fabrics a fair bit in many of my products. I just love the look and often they also are very soft also. Some prints are just devinely cute or just good old gorgeous.
My vintage fabric collection fills the lower storage area of a 1950's kitchenette I have. If I have more time and money I surely would be scrounging more distance places for more.
Take a look at just of my products with vintage fabrics in them.

Hair slide and tie set

Reversable dress

Fab. Notebook

Bloomers/nappy cover

Reversable dress

Friday, July 2, 2010

Magnets

My magnets are looking so much better now I have put them in the new packaging.



Much much nicer than the old.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Some new packaging

Some of my new packaging. Slowly getting through re-packaging my stock to all look lovely as these below do.






Love it!

Billycart market Report

Today was my visit to Billycart Markets. I was up at the not so lovely hour of 4am and was back home at 6pm.
I got a little lost once I got into Colloroy and Narrabeen...street signs were not so great. However I stoped at a Service Station and the guy working there did not even know where on pittwater Road the servo was on Lucky for me as I walked out a kind young man had pulled up and showed where I was then told me what landmarks to look out for to be able to turn down the right street to get to my destination.

It was bit of a squish in but I get set up nicely.

It was also a lot quieter there today than I did expect but none the less I made some sales and loads of people took my card.

Here is hoping that more people come and follow my blog here and enjoy the lovely things I do.

Out and about Pants
A big thankyou has to be done to Mel who is an amazing woman to do the work she does for the market. She really looks after her stall holders.
I met some lovely stall holders. I even splashed out and bought my little man a vest that is an up-cycled woolen jumper. If I had made some decent amount of sales would have bought my girl one for her as well. I got it from KIX Clothing.

Is this not a sweet little vest?


Plus some of the other stall holders included Moosey who do fresh homemade baby and toddler foods. All natural ingredients and they deliver too. great for those who live over in the eastern suburbs of Sydney. Mon Tresor who do lovely little accessories and party accessories. There was the most gorgeous stall of wall art that uses vintage playing cards, storybook pictures (something I have done here for gifts), road maps. They are called Twice Designs. I shall be saving my dollars to buy some wall art from them i think.
See you guys at the next market!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Goodbye Lawson Markets

Today was another disapointing day at Lawson.....once upon a time the money was enough to make it worth while but this year has been very disapointing and today was the last nail in the coffin of Lawson markets. I am not the only stall holder who is over Lawson either.

The time I spend on making my things and the time I spend at the markets is worth a lot more than what is comming back. I also am over hearing how wonderful my things are yet no one spends the money. even when I marked down a whole lot of product for today.

Anyway I do know my things I do are appreciated just not in the type of market Lawson is....I shall stick to doing my other ones that you can see on the right hand side there.

It was not an entire loss being there today i met someone who really appreciated my work and look forward to working with them soon........more about that another time!