Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A new do....and stuff.

It didn't take long to go from this...
 ...to this!
Just 40 minutes in the hairdresser's chair.
I think I found the best cure for menopausal hot flushes. A bare neck and a cool breeze. 
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Blossom had some fun last weekend. She had seen a photo of a mobile phone case on Annie Down's blog and after a few little changes to 'text speak' she made a cover for her phone with some yummy Minny Mu Mu fabric.
She would also like me to show you her new backpack...
His name is Emmet and she bought him from *that* shop! And yes, she is 15 (almost 16)...
Emmet spent this week at school with her, but the school holidays begin at 3pm today so he can enjoy a few weeks play at home with his new mistress.
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I've been playing with these...
...and I'm going to play with this too. It's the cutest little box of pattern cards from Amy Butler, and included is a book, fabric & thread to make a tissue box cover. Blossom loved it so maybe she'll be the one to make it....
I bought it on Amazon for $8, my very first Amazon purchase.
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These are the fabrics I'm using to make Slicer (17yods) a quilt...the design is something I've been playing with for a while now, and the stitcheries will intrigue all teenage boys. A few months and I should have something to show you.
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I also thought I'd show you my Elefantz market bag. I designed and stitched this two years ago - before I began Elefantz. I'm thinking of writing up the pattern at last....what do you think? It just holds a purse, sunglasses and keys, with a long strap to sling over your shoulders while you stroll the markets, leaving both hands free.
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Today is the last day to enter the March Charm Square Challenge. Have you put your photos into our Flickr Group yet? You can see the entries HERE. All entries go in the drawer for some beautiful shabby chic goodies from *that* shop!

I'd also like to show you these Ului Table Runners that Allie and Vickie made from my pattern as that sat with me in spirit over the Cyclone Ului weekend. (these are now entered in the Challenge too)
ALLIE made this one...
...and Vickie made this one.

I love them!!!
If you click on their names you can go and visit their blogs to see all the other lovely projects these talented women have been sewing.

Now it's time to get back to finishing some projects...you'll love them. Photos in a day or two, I promise. 
God bless you this Easter!!
Hugs
Jenny
xx


68 comments:

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Love your hair! Looks so cool and comfortable.

Rhonda P. said...

Great minds think alike! Got all my hair cut off yesterday. Check it out on my blog!

Love your haircut!

Phyllis said...

Hey Jenny,

What a huge change in your hair!!! I love my hair short - so easy to deal with. I'm hot most of the time anyway, but the hot flashes make it so much worse, so yes, a bare neck feels good.

I love all your stitcheries and Blossom's little cell phone bag. She's got your talent :)

Oh, and the elefanz bag is very pretty!!

mythreepaynes said...

What a great haircut!! You look so cute!!

averyclaire said...

Your new hair cut is MARVELOUS!!! You look absolutely lovely.

Janet said...

Oh, wow. What a change for you! It looks wonderful on you. I have had short hair all my life and love it, but I know it must be quite a step for you to go that short. Love the new projects. Blossom gets her creative spirit from her momma. I have a blog now. www.ahugdelights.blogspot.com

Dawn said...
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Dawn said...

Jenny I love your 'New Do'... looks fabulous. and your right so cool...some gorgeous designs in the making I see... Love the phone cover Blossom made... so chic...
Hugs Dawn x x

Jo in TAS said...

WooHoo! Hubba Hubba! Good Look Jenny!! I bet your hairdresser had fun!

Suzanne said...

I love your new "do", it really looks great on you!

Could you tell me the name of the fabrics you are using to make the quilt with. The one that has the fabric that says Be A Man. I love it, and would love to make a quilt for my Little Man who is 8 years old.

Lurline said...

YES, Jenny! Gorgeous!
Hugs - Lurline♥

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Blossom did an great job with the mobile phone cover - the Minny Muu fabric is perfect! Your new hair style looks great.

Blossy said...

Love the new hairstyle! I bet it feels heaps cooler! Just remember to put sunblock on the back of your neck now that its bare. I'd hate for you to get sunburnt.

That little backpack its so cute!

Kynthia said...

your new hairstyle looks great! short hair suits you more. =)

By Hoki Quilts said...

My goodness you look so different (in a good way, LOL) the new 'do' really suits you.
hugs - Miche'le

Allie said...

*gasp* Jenny-girl, I LOVE LOVE LOVE your haircut! You look adorable! And SO much cooler....don't forget the sunscreen on neck and ears now! When I first cut my hair short, I sunburned my ears.
Love Blossom's phone case and backpack - so cute! And your sneak peeks look AMAZING. I love Slicer's fabric, how cool is that!
Do write up the pattern for the bag, Jenny, it's darling.
Vickie's table runner is darling! Hey, how's your foot?

Bev C said...

Hello Jenny, you look so different with your new hair do. It certainly lifts your spirit when you have had a haircut. My hairdresser is due just after lunch today. Happy Easter.

allsewnup said...

So fresh and light. You da BOMB!!!

Carolyn

Steph @HCC said...

Love the new hair! It looks like it would be perfect for summer! And yes, please do write up a pattern for your Elefantz Market Bag! That would be awesome! :)

Just Ramblin' said...

Love the new hair style! It looks so cool and easy to care for. Now if that would just take care of those hot flashes! Nola

creacionesjorgelina said...

buenisimo tu cambio !!!!!!!!!
te quedo lindo !!!
te siguo siempre !!!!!!
BESOS!!!JOR:))

Jessica said...

Your haircut looks awesome! You'll keep getting a fright when you look in the mirror for a few days though.
And how cute is blossoms bag!!!

Debbie said...

LOVe your new do. You look 15-20 years younger, and a hottie.
I had longer hair than yours and cut it short for the same reason, and never was I more happy. You look great!!!!!

Pam in Texas said...

I love your new hairstyle! It looks great and so cool, too!

You have been busy and so many creative projects! Wow! I need to keep my nose to the grindstone! Way to go!

luverlie said...

Love the haircut! Looks great! I tried going short, but for me the upkeep was too much. Wish I could have maintained.

aussiequilter said...

love the haircut-A new woman!cheers Teri

Gran said...

Wow, you look so good and just looking at you I feel cooler - your eyes really show up now and they like you are lovely!

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Jenny,
Oh wow, look at that new woman with short hair.
I'm sure you'll feel as good as you look with that new hair style!
Well done to Blossom on her latest bits.
Happy Easter to you and your Family.
Hugs,
Anna

paulette said...

Hi Jenny!!
The new hair 'do' is wonderful!! You look way too young to be having hot flashes!! Enjoy!
Take care!!
Paulette

Amanda said...

The new haircut looks great, so cool and practical. I've had mine short for years and love it. It's so easy to wash and dry too. Blossom's new back pack is fun. When my younger son was about 15 he bought himself a Tigger (as in Winnie the Pooh) backpack which he loved.

Narelle said...

Wow! Are you sure that's not two different women?
Looking great! What did the family think?
I've also recently gone short hair.

Bec said...

Looks very cool!
Sorry, but my girls said they liked your long hair better; but they are biased in favour of long hair - they think mine isn't long enough!
Enjoy the coolness and freshness of your new do!

Bluebell said...

I love the hair, what a difference, does it feel strange not to have any hair touching your neck? was this a sudden decision? it always takes me ages to decide. Blossoms cell phne case is delightful.
Love Jillx

Debbie said...

Jenny your hair looks fantastic, I wish I was that game. Love it, Love it.

Vickie said...

oh yes wash and wear is certainly the best hairdo for the tropics...have you got used to it yet? I think it suits you too...love the snippits of stitching and Blossom's bag and phone case are cute,cheers Vickie

Fee said...

Wow Jen - your hair looks absolutely gorgeous. I think it makes you look younger!

I'm in the process of growing mine - which is driving me nuts. I had it neatened up today into a plain pudding bowl shaped bob. :-)

Have a blessed Easter - and enjoy the school hols.

Love and hugs,
Fee x

Julia said...

Wow Jenny you look so different...is that really you, you look fantastic!
Julia ♥

Margaret said...

Interesting blog, so much to absorb, and your new look is super.

retdairyqueen said...

Oh you look so different
Must be nice to be cooler

Anita said...

Great haircut!!

Janice said...

Woo Hoo! Just look at you! It will be so cool and easy to care for. I love it.
I didn't get to enter your challenge this month but there are some lovely entries on your Flickr Pool.

Terry said...

Oh I love, love, love your new haircut!! It looks great!! :0)

Vintage Sandy said...

Jenny, you haircut is beautiful you look like a totally different lady bring it on...and I hope you do a tutorial on the purse love the elephant!

Stephanie said...

LOVE your hair! Pretty sneak peeks...but they always are. :o) Can't wait to see Slicer's quilt. I want to make my son (almost 22) another one using blues/greys. Almost decided on pattern then I can fabric shop. Not sure if this will be a THIS year's project.

Sew Useful Designs said...

I absolutely LOVE your new 'doo' Jen! Sophisticated... stylish... and the chick is pretty darn gorgeous too! :-)

Can I get away with using the word 'chick' seeing as it's Easter?! LOL...

I love Blossom's phone purse, and her backpack.. it looks so soft! ANd yes darling - please write a pattern for your elefantz bag... it is sublime!

Love and hugs! Vikki xoxo

Colleen said...

Love your hair Jenny. I do like your bag. That would be a cute pattern.

Florida 4feets said...

Wow........a new you! Love it!

KaHolly said...

You look radiant with your new do! I enjoyed today's post. I don't know how you find the time to do everything you do. I'm convinced you don't sleep. ~karen

Steph @HCC said...

I just wanted to let you know I chose you for a Beautiful Blogger Award!
You can go here to read more:
http://honorcrownedcrafts.blogspot.com/2010/03/mid-week-wow-beautiful-blogger-award.html

Maggey and Jim said...

Hey, Woman,, You are lookin' hot, no I mean cool,,lol.. Quite a change and I love it and that top is gorgeous on you.. Love all the stitcheries too.. Fabulouso.. Keep cool and keep stitchin'
Hugs,
Maggey

Jeannie said...

You look fantastic!! sometimes we just need a do over!
Love Blossom's cell phone bag and backpack!! She is very creative like her mom!!

Cattinka said...

Hi Jenny,
you were very brave to have all your long hair cut off. You look like a completely new Jenny now, and the hairdo suits you well.
Have a nice Easter.
KATRIN W.

Sarah or Semmy said...

Absolutely love the NEW YOU!

Country Nanny said...

Wow Jenny! You look so cute! Well done.
LOL
Elisa

Roberta said...

Complimenti per il coraggio di tagliarti i capelli corti....complimeni anche perchè stai veramente bene con il nuovo look...ti ha decisamente ringiovanita.
ho anche io i capelli lunghi...quasi quasi me li taglio!!
Mi piace davvero il tuo blog
Un caro saluto
Roberta

Carrie P. said...

Well, you were cute before you got your haircut but the short hair really suits. Much easier to take care of too.
Always such neat stuff to see on your blog.

Barbara said...

Wow! You look great, I bet your hubby wanted to take you out on a date, grin. REally love the quilt behind you in that photo also, and yes I would the tutorial on the elephant bag, beautiful design. BarbM in NC

Diva Kreszl said...

oh Jenny you look just beautiful! that new do makes you look 20 years younger :) love your projects too, such fun!

Sandy said...

Love your new haircut! Summer is coming here and mine is going to be shorter also! PS. It makes you look younger! ;o)

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jugglingpaynes said...

Nice cut! It really looks good on you!

Happy Easter!
Peace and Laughter,
Cristina

Charlie M. said...

OMG!! that is the cutest!! I love it, leave it that way always!! Menopause is the pits! -- We here in the US say "I'm having my own private summer!".

SheilaC said...

I love your new haircut!!! It looks so cute on you!!

hugs!
SheilaC

Clara said...

Wow!!!! Great look! The change in your hair is fantastic!!! You look so smart: definetily approve! My daugther (she is 15 too) still sleeps with all her teddy bears in the bed, so I'm sure that Blossom loves her new backpack. Take care and enjoy your days, Clara.

Roseanne said...

Jenny your hair cut make you look so much younger.

MissesStitches said...

Love your new hair, Jenny! It looks great (and so do you).

Khris said...

WOW...awesome hair cut...bet you love it...must be so much easier to manage....no fussing at all. Good on your for being so brave...hugs Khris

Robin in New Jersey said...

Hello(: My name is Rachel, im robin's daughter. I LOVE your elephant bag!!! I LOVE elephants too. They're all over my rooom.. hahaha