Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year and Etsy update

Happy New Year, everyone. I'll skip the resolutions, etc., because I've already read more of those than I care to ever read again, and I'll just plug my Etsy shop. Please be gentle- I'm only just starting.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/jigsawjones

Go have a look!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Happy Aftermath!

So, Christmas is over. I have decided to blog more about things other than what I've made. So, here's my first attempt.

We went out to my parents' house on Christmas Eve. We always open gifts and stockings on Christmas Eve because my Granny can't wait until Christmas Day. So, here are some photos from Christmas Eve.

Here's my Mom, my sister Sam, and my Granny opening gifts.

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Here's my Dad, Grandad and a friend of the family named Molly opening gifts.

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Allen opening gifts

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And here are some of me and my family members.

Me and Dad.
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Me and Granny
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Me and Mom
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Me and Sam
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The one of me and Grandad was SO horrible, I couldn't post it. Sorry.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Seein as how tomorrow is Christmas Eve, this will be my last post for a few days. Here are the last things I made for Christmas!

Here is another Christmas tree from yarn that I made. It's for my Granny.
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Here are some mint chocolate covered oreos I made with a Wilton mold.
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Here are those cookies with some friends. They're for my Granny's Birthday, which is today. But I won't see her until tomorrow. Boo!
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My Grandad is diabetic, but it's really mild. Still, I made some diabetic goodies for him! Sugar free chocolate covered wafers, peanut butter cups, and Turtles!
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I made these guys for my friend Dylan. They're made of peanut butter, oats, and cocoa.
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Here is the pumpkin pie cheesecake that I made. It's not very pretty right now.
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Here are some salami cream cheese rolls. I know that sounds gross, but they're amazing. As you can see, I've already helped myself to a few...
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And here is another embroidery I did. I hope everyone has a great Christmas!

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Here's the last of my handmade Christmas gifts!

Here is a pillow I made from a Red Velvet Art cupcake pattern. Get yours here:
https://www.redvelvetart.com/

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Here's my Little Prince pattern. I just did an image search for "Le Petit Prince" and enlarged the image.

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Here is a shirt I embroidered some stuff on. It's from the Sublime Stitching Country Cool pattern. It came out sorta wonky because I wasn't able to transfer them onto the dark material.

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Oh, and I did this one for me. I'm doing all of the ones from this pattern for our kitchen. Get yours here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/wildolive

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Okay, that's all for now.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Here are some more things I've made.

I did this tree from a Pretty Ditty tutorial. She used fake berries, but I found some really cute scrap booking brads that I used instead. They're more me. Here's the tutorial: http://pretty-ditty.blogspot.com/2009/12/yarn-christmas-trees-tutorial.html

Here's my tree!
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Here are two more pillows I made! Making pillows is fun and I'm learning a lot in the process. The first is from the Black Apple/Sublime Stitching pattern. You can't really tell, but I weaved some glow in the dark thread on the ghost and on the first, middle, and last roof tops. I was proud of that. I am gonna try to get a picture of it glowing, too.

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And, here is one I did from a Red Velvet Art pattern. It's my favorite.
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I can't wait to give all of these gifts to my friends. I really hope they like them!

Monday, December 7, 2009

More Handmade Christmas gifts!

Here is a pillow I made for a friend of mine. It's from the fan dancer pattern in the Sublime Stitching Embroidered Effects book. It's the first pillow I've ever made! I've got four more to make.

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And here is another Natalie Dee inspired piece. I made it for my friend who loves Natalie Dee.

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Friday, December 4, 2009

Here's some more stuff I've made for Christmas gifts:

My good friend Janice is allergic to gluten. Boo! So, for her birthday, I made her some yummy gluten-free cupcakes. I also made the little mustaches!

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I made this for a friend from an Urban Threads pattern. www.urbanthreads.com

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I made this apron using a Red Velvet Art font and some tarts I made out of felt that are also inspired by a Red Velvet Art tote. www.redvelvetart.com

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That's all for now! I gotta get back to it!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Image Heavy again!

I haven't posted in ages!

For my sister- sorry it's blurry. I can't seem to take a decent picture. It's from a Sublime Stitching pattern from the Embroidered Effects book.
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For my Granny- this is also sucky and blurry. The pattern is also from the Sublime Stitching Embroidered Effects book:
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For my Grandad. I found this illustration on Natalie Dee's blog- www.nataliedee.com:
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For my friend Brandi using a Badbird pattern (http://zuill.us/andreablog/) and the Red Velvet Art letters (https://www.redvelvetart.com/):
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For my friend Liz, using a Sublime Stitching pattern:
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And here is some embroidery on cloth!

This is for my friend Stephanie. I did a portrait of her in the style of the Red Velvet Art girls:
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This is on an apron I did for my friend Brandi. It's from a Red Velvet Art pattern.
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Here are some close ups:
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Here is an apron I did for my friend Liz, who likes tattoos and baking. I found the pattern a while back while doing a search for embroidery patterns:
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Here's one for my friend Chris. Badbird pattern, and I found the funny quote on Stephanie Tillman's Flickr page.
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That's all for now. I'll post the rest when I get them done!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Here's some more good stuff.

I found this on Flickr. It's by Stephanie Tillman. For some reason, I thought it was REALLY funny. So, I did one for a friend.

For Janice


Here is a cute little change purse I made. I'm getting better at these.

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And, my Dad's birthday is soon, so I made him this card. He's obsessed with John Deere.

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What up?

Felt up.

I have officially opened my Etsy shop. No pressure to buy, I don't like to make my friends feel like they have to buy, but take a look and just at least tell me what you think, please! I'll add more stuff soon! http://www.etsy.com/shop/JigsawJones

I'm a terrible self-promoter, aren't I?...

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Hey, I made a flickr page.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jigsaw_jones/

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Image Heavy!

Wanna see what I've made? Some of these will be available in my Etsy shop when I get it set up.

I had an idea a while back to make little word bubble pins to say funny things. Then, when I started making these barrettes, I decided to make them into barrettes as well. I will be selling these in my shop soon. I have three different shapes and I will customize them to say whatever.
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Here is a tree trunk barrette I made.
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A record player barrette.
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Here is some really cute cloth I got today. I got it all for $1.50! I'm gonna make a makeup bag for my purse out of the hot chocolate fabric.
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I also made a cute pouch for a friend of mine!
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Here is an owl I made a long time ago that I just found.
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Ice cream barrettes!
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Happy and Sad Clouds.
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Here is a frosted cookie barrette I made. It was inspired by Twinkie Chan (look her up on Facebook, and I think she's got an Etsy shop, too), so I won't be selling it since it's not my creation.
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Here is a cute fox head barrette I made. It was inspired by Red Velvet Art's cute foxes. It's just for me!
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I made this flower for a friend at work. I will also customize these guys.
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Domokun! Of course I can't sell these, either.
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Carrot barrette. I'll sell a pair of these, but I've only made one so far.
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Here's a camera. I think I'll sell these as a pair, too.
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Bowling ball and pin barrettes.
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Bacon!
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