Friday, December 23, 2011

b r e a t h e

Joyce is. . . . . . . .

Taking a moment to join in the checking out of the removal of another handmade link each morning as the countdown to Christmas continues.

Taking a moment to remember when we made these decorations a few years ago now, and loving they
have withstood the test of little fingers that decorate our tree each year, my big boy can almost reach the top branches of our tree now.  

Taking a moment to send our love to our family and friends that are close to our hearts, and remembering with love and a little sadness, those that are no longer with us in person.

Taking a moment to watch the breeze twirl the decorations, and sit and watch them spin.
Taking a moment to sit and rest.
Taking a moment to snuggle on the lounge.
Taking a moment to kiss little fingers.
Taking a moment to watch the clouds.

Take yourself a moment.
Take that breath. . . . . 
. . . . and . . . . . . 

. . . . . . let . . . . it . . . . go . . . .

Thanks so much for stopping by my place today.  
Have you taken yourself a moment today?  
What's yours?
Take care of you.

Make it Merry.


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Snapshots of the making kind.

Here is part of why Joyce has been rather blog absent of late.  
Going to try my best to keep it short, well as short as things go for a Joyce.  

Welcome to the making-ness.  

A custom order for a little friend - crochet beanie being modelled by Russell.

Markers of the book kind.  

Neck warmers (market stock)

Playing with fabrics, making brooches.  

'the boyfriend' scarf.  (market stock)

Hairbands aplenty.  (market stock)

wristies - to keep your wrists warm. (market stock)

monster birthday cake for my Mr Eggy-man.

ohhhhhh birthday party table making - soooo much fun!

cot/pram blankie.  (market stock)

a variety of roses, hair clip and brooch backings. (market stock)

Paper bags for my customers' goodies they purchased at the markets.  Even the customers that had a bag, when they saw these, they decided they needed a Joycie bag.  It was so much fun, I never realised such a small bag would bring so many smiles.

Part of my table set up at my very first ever market day on the 4th December 2011.  
I so love my little 'J' for Joyce.  Thank you for all the lovely comments on my 'J'.  
You can just see the moustachness in the background.  I was so shocked they were selling.
What fun to see people totally enjoying themselves with a little bit of moustache love.  

Denim hair elastics. (market stock)

Happy birthday my itty bitty minni.  First time using marshmallow fondant.  
Thank you to a very special lady - you know who you are my dear!  xx

Funny face biscuits sent to school to celebrate the birthdays to share with the class.  Using the pink marshmallows, just melted in the microwave.  woo hoo!

Joycie's coasties adorn wine glasses all over the Coast this Christmas.
These are currently all sold out!  How fabulous - spread the bling I say,
spread it far and wide.  There are more coming in 2012 but not these colours. (market stock)

My most recently finished lacy loveliness, winter wonderland scarf.  (market stock)

So that is what has kept Joyce busy lately.

Thanks so much for stopping by my place today.
May the creative-ness be flowing at your place.

Friday, December 16, 2011

b r e a t h e

"I dreamed I stood in a studio
and watched two sculptors there.
The clay they used was a young childs mind
and they fashioned it with care.

One was a teacher, the tools she used were books and music and art,
One was a parent, with a guiding hand and a gentle loving heart.

Each agreed they would have failed if they had worked alone,
for behind the parents stood the school, 
and behind the teacher, the home."

- unknown -

Dedicated to teachers everywhere.

Thank you for your support to our children in their learning journey for 2011.
Thank you for making learning so much fun.  

Thanks for stopping by my place today.  
Have a wonderful weekend at your place.


Friday, December 9, 2011

b.r.e.a.t.h.e. . . .

Today you are you, that is truer than true.
There is no one alive who is youer than you.

- Dr Seuss -

Joyce is back.
 Joyce is sorry for her absent-ness.
 Joyce missed her blog-buddies.
Joyce needs her breathe moment.
Joyce wishes everyone a wonderful weekend.

Joyce has moustach-ness at her front door, please take one.
Sometimes a little moustach-ness is what gets us through the day.

Thanks so much for sticking 'round, and stopping by my place today.

Take a little moment for you.  
You deserve it.  
You are YOU, don't let anyone tell you, you are not you.  
It would be such a waste of a beautiful person if you become someone else.