Monday, February 28, 2011


The creative bug bit this afternoon. So out from the felt, buttons and scissors. I've had a stash of funky vintage buttons that I haven't been able to use (they are just to good to look at). I forced myself to use them and I'm happy I did. I made some funky flower embellishments.
Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday at Southbank

Today we went to GOMA to view the current exhibition 21st Century: Art in the First Decade.
I loved it!!
There were lots of kids running around and gallery workers were having a hard time stopping everyone (adults and children) from touching the pieces.
One of my favourite pieces is the picture above. The size and colour amazed me.
I also loved the I wish.... ribbons. The concept is to write a wish and replace your wish with a wish ribbon. Scott and I both made wishes and placed them in the wall. His ribbon said "I wish I had my own pet". The first ribbon I picked up said "I wish I had a more patient mother" (lets see if she bites) I wished I had picked "I wish I was a ballerina travelling the world" (not so much the ballerina but I would love to be travelling).
We waited in line to enter this black box. It was filled with fluro balls suspended from the roof, mirrors and water. When we entered the black lights were turned on... it became very obvious that I wasn't a natural blonde.
We had lunch under a shady tree in South bank before making our way back home.
What did you do today?
Saturday, February 26, 2011

A work in progress....

Trying to get organised and here is my work in progress.
I invested in a lot of plastic.
I read about storage ideas such as a mug holder for scissors and I haven't misplaced my scissors since.
Sorted buttons and cotton.

I took the door off the cupboard so that I could see what was in there and that it didn't turn into a shove it in, shut the door and forget about it.

I used under the bed for storage of plastic containers and my plan is to get big cushions and add some more colour to the room

I still have to fold my felt and fabric but it feels so much better to create in a clean space.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

My Creative Space

If you follow my facebook page you may remember this red bird button. I've never seen this button in red and only got 1 in the order (which was also the last lot from the supplier).
My favourite colour is red and there was a bit of a discussion about whether I should keep or sell.
Yesterday I made the button into a ring. I've put it on my finger and I don't think I can part with it.
This week in my Creative Space I made something for myself!!
What was the last thing you made for yourself?
More creative spaces here
Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Cherry Blossoms

I'm loving cherry blossoms and everything Japanese. So last night I sat at the desk and made up these Japanese flower pendants. I love them all and am having trouble deciding on which one I like best.
They are for sale here and come with matching rings.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

New Craft Supplies

I've added lots of new crochet appliques and buttons to Craftumi.
Lots of goodies in store for the inspiration you need!!
Saturday, February 19, 2011

New Little Gems

This morning I added a few new items to GemmaJoy on Madeit. These pretty embellishments have been handmade by my mum using felt, fabric, lace and buttons. They can be turned into brooches, clips, headbands etc.
I think they are very pretty and would make a great inexpensive gift. I wish I had a little girl in my family to give one to.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

My Creative Space

Yesterday on the craft desk I went a little crazy cutting, interfacing and stitching. I was obsessed with love hearts ended up created lots of funky love heart headbands. I used bright felt and vintage sheets. What do you think?
More Spaces here
Monday, February 14, 2011


Last night I continued my craft room clean out and found a basket of brooches packed away. So they need to go. They've been reduced to $7 on Madeit.
These are 100% handmade. Unique to GemmaJoy.

Sunday, February 13, 2011


My Craftumi store is back up and running.
I've been creating funky embellishments.

Visit st0re here

Saturday, February 5, 2011


Gretel Girl Draws - Read to me
Osiris - Stacking Rings

That Vintage - Wren Pendant

Thursday, February 3, 2011

My Creative Space

I haven't joined My Creative Space in a long time. I'm excited to be back and sharing with you what GJ has been making.
GemmaJoy has branched out from headbands and brooches. We've been making lots of funky clips and bobby pin sets. We wanted to create a range that was affordable and for a variety of ages.
I'm loving working with bright colours!!

Here's a sneak peak of my Easter range. I'm thinking of turning these into headbands, clips and hair ties! I wanted to create an Easter range that could be worn throughout the year. I would love to hear suggestions.
GemmaJoy is going to have a big giveaway when our facebook pages reaches 1000 likers

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New Items

Things have been very busy in the GemmaJoy studio lately. A new range of funky hair clips have been launched on Madeit.
The clips come in a set of 2. Including postage these handmade goodies are under $10. Great for gifts or a treat for yourself.


Tuesday Temptation Japanese Inspired Red Flower Headband, Clip or Brooch - by GemmaJoy on madeit

On sale for today only. I love this flower.... someone please buy it before I keep it for myself!!
Tuesday Temptation Japanese Inspired Red Flower Headband, Clip or Brooch - by GemmaJoy on madeit

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