"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The recipe, and some exciting news!

Wow! The photos I shared of my Blackberry Swirls certainly made a lot of mouths water! I had comments and emails filling my inbox asking me to share this scrummy dessert recipe, so how can I refuse?
You can download the PDF recipe HERE. Be sure to let me know how yours tasted, ok?
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It's raining here today and I am happy, happy, happy! The rain during our tropical wet season brings sticky humid weather, but this winter rain is cool and comforting. 
Waking to the soft pitter patter of raindrops on the banana leaves this morning was a true delight on my day off from school ...
 

...as this is the perfect weather for snuggling down on the couch with my laptop, and typing my new patterns (a huge mug of Caramel Latte close by!). 
Princess Sophie is inside, cosy asleep...
...but Bob-the-dog wistfully waits at the front door for the sun to return. 
Blossom is home today and still fast asleep. Rain  has that effect. :-)
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Last night I decided to use up more of the leftover fabrics from previous projects, and top of my list of quick thing to make was a new version of the 'Rural Jardin' British Flag cushion I made HERE.
This time I stitched a Shabby Chic version with Robyn Pandolph's 'Rue Saint Germain' fabrics and instead of the raw edge strips I made lovely turned edges...
 
Isn't it pretty!?
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I'm going to let you in on a couple of secrets.
In July I am a guest designer in Helen's 'Bustle & Sew' magazine! I love Helen's designs, and though her style is different to mine, I get so excited to see what she has made for each new issue. Her gorgeous peg bucket is high on my list of to-make-very-soon projects!
This is a little sneak peek of my design to be featured in her next issue...
I am in love with reds at the moment, and of course what is red without some spots???? You can read all about Helen's magazine HERE.

Now, my 2nd secret? 
July will also herald something new for me, and for you ~ I will be launching my own online magazine!  
... Elefantz HOME ...
is a monthly magazine, featuring three designs in each issue. 
Each monthly issue will be $4, and as my patterns normally sell for $4 each, you will receive $12 worth of new patterns every month for the price of just one. In an era of economic frugality I am hoping this will bless you and allow you an affordable way to purchase fresh new patterns regularly. 
I will add a subscription button to my sidebar later this month, as well as a small sample download of what you can expect in the first issue. 
I am so excited about this venture. Hope you are too! :-)
Hugs
Jenny
xxx

23 comments:

  1. That's two lots of excitement for me to look forward to, Jenny. I love Helen's magazine, and am a happy subscriber, and I'm sure yours will be lovely too. It's raining here in Ballarat, too - a cold, dull, dreary day. I hope the sun shines for you today.

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  2. I'm a big fan of Bustle and Sew too! Can't wait to see your article and good luck with your new venture!!

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  3. Good luck with your magazine, that is so exciting! Can't wait to see the first little peek!

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  4. What a great idea to have your own on-line magazine. I love Bustle and Sew too, so I'll look forward to seeing your design.

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  5. Sounds like the perfect day for taking it easy! Love your new cushion. I love Helen's blog and her designs - how neat that you're going to be in her magazine! And now YOUR OWN! Oh Jenny girl I'm so happy for you!

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  6. Ooh! Such excitement! And all those items are just gorgeous!! I look forward to seeing what you have in store for us with your magazine! Yay! More Jenny of Elefantz deliciousness!!

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  7. First, thanks for the recipe! I am going to amaze my stitching friends! And I love you for sharing!!
    Next... eeeekkkkk...new ideas every month!!!! I am on board for the subscription!!
    It is to be 30 degrees celcius here in this part of Ontario tomorrow...for those who are not into metric that is pretty close to 90 degrees F.
    Yah...summer!

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  8. Such fabulously exciting news Jenny. Good luck with the magazine. Thanks for sharing your recipe. I too was drooling. :) Hugs,

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  9. Hi Jenny,
    You must be really excited about your online mag, I plan to purchase it...looking forward to seeing the new design also.
    Lots of blessings for you!

    hugz

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  10. Love Bustle and Sew and can't wait to see your new magazine! I have the peg bucket pattern waiting to be done for some gifts.

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  11. So many exciting things happening in your life but it is so nice you can still sit and relax too.
    Looking forward to your online mag.

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  12. wow reading your post I feel like I've had a huge glass of red cordial...way to go girl and ta for sharing your recipe..cheers Vickie

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  13. Just love the cushion! Good luck with the magazine - how exciting!

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  14. Pretty cushion. The British flag pattern is wildly popular. Congratulations and much success with your new venture.

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  15. You go girl !!! I am so happy for you - I hope you didn't mind the gentle shove :) Love ya ta bits - Fee XXX

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  16. wow, Jenny, some really exciting news. I am so happy for you and wish the God's blessings on all your endeavors.

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  17. Best of luck for your new adventure. It sounds exciting and great fun. Thank you for the link to Bustle and Sew. Looks like a great place to visit. Thank you for the great recipe.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

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  18. esciting is the word, can't wait to see what inspirational ideas you'll come up with next. Thank You for sharing

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  19. WOW!! What an exciting undertaking!! Good luck. And congratulations on being featured in Buistle and Sew. I'll have to check it out!! ~karen

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  20. I can hardly wait to see what you have for us in Bustle and Sew!

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  21. Congratulations on your New Venture...sooo Looking forward to your First Issue..WooHoo!!
    cheers

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  22. Thanks for the recipe. I don't have any berries so I guess they'll have to be apple swirls :P.
    A featured design and now your own mag - wow! Go Jen :D!!

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  23. I am so excited for you Jenny. Cannot wait to see your online magazine. You do get some great magazines that we don't get in the States. Good luck with yours.

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