Friday, December 31, 2010

Sneak Peak

Lots of new items coming in 2011.
***Happy New Year***

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Handmade Saturday

Today we headed over to Ipswich to The Handmade Expo.
There were lots of things to look at and lots of creative people to meet.
We certainly ate our way through the expo. I think the homemade Ginger Beer was my favourite. Oh but then there were the potatoes swirly things on a stick and a sausage sizzle and coffee.
After the expo we headed into town and visited handmade heaven and a few other shops where I bought a few more items (every time Scott had his back turned I had my purse out). We finished off the day with a yummy banana smoothie from Cactus Espresso Bar.
If you haven't been over to Ipswich lately I recommend that you do. There are funky cafes, gift stores and of course things that just make you laugh (like a group of people pushing a stereo around in a stroller).
If you're interested, this is what I bought
1. Cupcake card by Giuseppe Poli (find him on facebook)
2.Natural Goats Milk Soap
3. Ceramic Love Heart Brooch by Mango Wednesday Creations.
4. Little Bird Brooch (find her on facebook)
5. Tomato Chutney by Jules Yummies
6. Date and Walnut loaf by Di Gent home baked goods.
7. Fat Quarter from Bubba Chenille (find her on facebook)
All these items were bought from the Handmade Expo and shops from Ipswich.
Friday, December 17, 2010

Crafting for fun.

The Australia pin idea started a few months ago. As a joke I made a brooch of Tasmania for one of my good mates. She came and visited at the beginning of the year and there was lots of talk about how GREAT Tassie is.
Today I started making Aussie Brooches in green and yellow (the green is brighter than in the photo).
I laughed the whole time I was making them. I thought they would be good for sporting events, Australia Day and for expats.
Inspired by a recent custom order I've been making sewing machine brooches. They are coming along.... slowly. I'm stuck on colour combos. Anyone have any ideas?
The Sew Mama Sew giveaway is a few posts down.
Thursday, December 16, 2010

Leaning Tower of Headbands

Yikes, look at all these handmade headbands.
Bright and colourful and needing a new home.
So for one last xmas special I'm offering them for $5 each.
See my facebook page for more details.

If you're here for the giveaway click here

Monday, December 13, 2010

Giveaway Day

December 13th is Sew Mama Sew's BIG GIVEAWAY DAY.

GemmaJoy is giving away a signature green felt flower clip.
This range of funky flowers have been designed and created by GemmaJoy.
Custom orders in different colours and sizes can be purchased by email me at
To Enter

Become a blog follower and leave a comment on this post.

For an extra entry please become a fan of GemmaJoy on Facebook.

An extra extra entry Tweet about this giveaway.

(that's a total of 3 entries each)


This giveaway is open worldwide.


I will draw the winner the old fashioned way. All entries in a bowl.


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Clearance Sale on Facebook

GemmaJoy is having a clearance sale.

It's time for out with the old and in with the new.
Mum and I are planning on taking GemmaJoy in new direction. So if you like what I create make sure you pop over to facebook, become a liker and introduce yourself. While your there grab a bargain!!!

How cute is this trailer!!
Lots of clips, headbands and brooches!!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

I love brooches and headbands

I've been busy tonight admiring items on madeit and etsy. So many choices and I can't decide what to buy.
Here are some new GemmaJoy items
Dancing in the moonlight headband and new brooches. Go and have a look!!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010


I really thought that when the Ashes finished in Brisbane that I would be cricket free (for at least a week). Well turns out I know less about cricket than I thought! The Ashes has moved to Adelaide.
So today I went a little crazy adding Christmas borders to my girls headbands.

I should mention that this weekend hasn't been all about cricket. Today I went and had breakfast at West End then headed over to South Bank and had a look at the Young Designers Market (where I bought another brooch... ADDICTED).

GemmaJoy's massive sale on Madeit is going to end as of Wednesday. If you check out my store you will notice I also went a bit crazy with my shop banner.
OMG I've just been told there's a total of 5 test matches!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Rainy Weekends

No sunshine is making it impossible to take nice photos.
So instead of taking individual photos of new items I've taken a group shot (still terrible but not much I can do). I've just added them to madeit 2 for $10
Thursday, December 2, 2010

Not just another brooch

Two months ago I was asked to create a sewing machine brooch for Steph from Moobear. It was been 2 very long months of keeping quiet!! Now I can finally share it with you. It's a terrible photo as if was taken at night time.


A few weeks ago I bought myself a pair of red Toms. They haven't arrived yet.
What are you waiting for the Postie to deliver?
Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Vintage Buttons

Today a parcel arrived full of vintage buttons.

A new range of GemmaJoy flowers have been added to Madeit. These are my most popular item. They can be made into a brooch, headband or clip... and as a bonus they are on sale!!!

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