Sunday, January 3, 2010

MiniMonday: jnoriginals





I have long been a fan of Judy’s work, even owning a few of her beautifully colored felted items. I don’t know what I would do without my felted needle book! After winning many awards for her handmade one of kind creations at the Iowa State Fair, Judy decided to share her passion by selling the many items she was originally just giving away.








Judy’s first shop: http://jnoriginal.etsy.com, is just one of the three shops she owns on Etsy. Her first shop “jnoriginals” features her many original felted designs of needle books and felted flowers, business card holders (one of which I also own); as well some crocheted items such as her spa cloths (which look so interesting), crocheted handbags, and scarf’s in which Judy uses her textile abilities to blend the colors so softly. For those who admire the intriguing art of felting, Judy posted an article called “The scoop on felting” http://boomersandbeyond.blogspot.com/2008/10/much-like-ebb-and-flow-of-sea-many.html.






Her second shop, which I also love, is a play on words, Mister PenQuin, http://MisterPenQuin.etsy.com. Browsing through this shop one will find items which reflect Judy main passion, that of writing; in which she invites the shopper to view “creative accessories for creative minds. Yes, that means you! Everyone is creative in some way. Here you will find her “mini brag books” which can be used to jot down those little memories that quickly come to mind, or put in photos, or anything special you wish to use as a keepsake. You will also love her intriquite little note cards which she designs herself. Judy also has handcrafted Christmas tags, which I am sure will be replaced soon with something for Spring.


Judy’s third shop, http://2ndChanceTreasures.etsy.com, is just that “second chance treasures.” In her own words, “My passing fancy is likely someone else’s lasting passion. In a word, I don’t believe in tossing what someone else can use. Give these treasures a second chance!” Here you will various patterns of cross stitching items ranging from snowmen, Christmas bells, to adorable little cross-stitching outfits for children, and appliqu├ęs for children’s clothing. Of course my favorite is the Victorian cross-stitch pattern of the “Angel of Spring.” If I ever get back to doing cross-stitching, that will be one of my first patterns to work on!

So, as you browse through Judy’s various shops, remember her life’s quote of success: "Nothing happens unless first we dream," says Carl Sandburg. I would add that dreams are also realized when we ask "What if...?" and "Why not?" Those two questions form the basis of my handmade, one-of-a-kind creations. You can learn more about Judy from her two different blogs: Word Walks - http://wordwalks.blogspot.com; and,
Spark Lines - http://sparklines.blogspot.com.






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13 comments:

Myfanwy said...

I love Judy's work too. Lovely feature on a lovely team member.

Attack of the Vintage said...

Wonderful feature on a great lady. Well done!!

Judi B said...

Very enjoyable tribute to a great team member! Love her work, too!

Sixsisters said...

Love all of Judy's work. She is so talented and her
shops are lovely.

Splendid Little Stars said...

excellent feature!!!

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Great items :)

NICO Designs said...

Great feature!

A Keeper's Jackpot said...

Talent!!!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Great feature...she does great work!

Emme Toaye said...

Judy's work is really great, and it takes a very talented eye to find such interesting work. Love the MiniMonday's!!

ZudaGay said...

Great feature about a wonderful and talented woman!!

storybeader said...

even though I love writing and all things paper, I think my favorite is her felted needle book. Wish my mother's birthday was sooner - I just have to get her one! {:-D

Aik said...

Nice! :)