Wednesday, February 29, 2012

I have been loving ladybugs since I was 16 years old

Today was one of those luvvy jubbly sunny days where you get to share coffee with a bestie and wear a vintage Ladybug blouse.

In Corvallis, Oregon (where I was born and raised as Julie Worthington) there was a smashing little shop on a corner named........can't remember. I would window shop there and maybe 2 times a year I would get to buy a blouse.
I was over the moon over the Ladybug clothing line.
When I found this blouse recently it took me back to age 16.

There was always a wicked little label that you would right your name on (in case when you "traded clothes" with a would get it back).

Since I had ladybugs on the brain, I must have created a wood cut design in ART class and printed 12 copies of it in November of 1966.
My mother loved ladybugs too. One afternoon I found her (age 76) sitting in a chair at her bedroom window with the sun bathing her face as she watched the ladybugs dance in the sill.

Nice memories.

Ta, xo J

J I M M A Y F I E L D ' S amazing photo design for Lyal Strickland's C.D.

This photo took my breath away.
Talk about a luvvly jubbly valentine.

Hat's off to you my second favorite PHOTOG!

Ta, xo J

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


After finding a luvvly jubbly vintage baseball book I had ideas spinning in my marmey head about making a bookbag not a bag for books.
I got my drill out and drilled right through the book cover and pages...then started binding and stitching things on the poor little innocent book.
I secured a vintage metal zipper bag to hold money and change securely.
My biggest struggle with a small bags is...where do the keys fit?...the phone?...the etc and etc??
I always have to have a pencil and small pieces of brown paper, my lip balm, my phone, plastic cards and $ if I have there is a place for everything!
Thank you, Dulcy, for another use of the rug hooking linen!
I am going to a bestie lunch in 30 minutes and show off my new BOOKBAG.

Ta, xo J

Monday, February 27, 2012

A B E S T I E party means spruce up the dining room!

Find old luvvly jubbly books and strip them of their pages. Use the pages as packing for shipping, drawer lining, shelf paper, notes written with a bold permanent marker or baking sheets.
Lay the book covers on your table and feel safe and clever when you place hot dishes and wet glasses on your table to save it's wood  finish.

If you have a cabinet that holds dishes and you you don't like using it for that tape old L.P. record brown paper slips in a modern pattern on the glass doors. You can peek through the pattern and reveal rocks, fossils and wood branches that you D O enjoy displaying in your cabinet.

Stand back and enjoy the look of your party room and get the umbrellas for your drinks ready and have a luvvly jubbly party as you enjoy your besties and laugh your ass off.

Ta, xo J

Leather buttons and straps to make a linen pouch

I found these men's leather belts at 2 thrifty stores. They were around $3.00 each.

After cutting both ends of the belt off (sewing scissors) it frees up the leather to be unraveled. It was luvvly jubbly to harvest 10 yards of leather strips from each belt!!!

After cutting 1" squares from a heavy leather tool belt I was able to create 30 soon to be buttons. Using a wood block for a work surface I hammered a large nail through the leather to form button holes.

I used the (belt) leather to lace and secure the square leather button onto the linen pouch (made from scraps of linen from Dulcy's rug hooking) to create a secure leather strap over button closure.
I installed the button with the same leather strapping by "threading" it through the button and linen and tied it off with a double knot.
More of the leather lacing was used as a shoulder strap for the small pouch purse.
I use  it every day and L O V E it! Super cute and springtime perfect.

Ta, xo J

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Feeling mischievous today

Vintage lace, sheer, luvvly jubbly slips make a smashing window treatment.

Ta, xo J

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Buttons can make a sweater luvvly jubbly

If you find a thrifty sweater that has buttons missing or the buttons are just not SMASHING enough...step out of the way of conventional thinking and sew on unexpected buttons.
The buttons here are from a vintage blouse. I sanded them to jubbly them up to have a HOBO look.

Here are the old buttons (2 were missing) that will be repurposed.

I adore 3/4 length sleeved sweaters in the spring.

Ta, xo J

Monday, February 20, 2012


Today is a day of gratitude for me.
I am grateful for where life is taking our family. 
Change is exciting and can serve as a new leaf.

Above is a vintage velvet zipper insert pillow cover. I dipped a wide paint brush in bleach and "painted" a heart.
Below it is a piece of wood that was in the bottom of a trunk that my grandfather made by hand.
As I pack and organize things I am finding things I want to honor. This is one artifact that means a lot to me.

Enjoy today!

Ta, xo J


I made this post jump from dulcysdoorstep over to my blog like a little mouse!


Jessy and I are wanting to wish you a lovely birthday, Charlotte.  Jessy has had this idea for awhile, and she made this luvvly jubbly bday wish bra.

Little Posey wanted to send her regards as well.............  All three of us are sending you the very best birthday wishes from Springfield, Missouri!

dulcy & Jessy

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Day 1 on Ghoul School set

The vibe on the set was calm and happy! WHEW!
The team is so AWESOME and fun to be around.

The room was full of T A L E N T and the mood was very luvvly jubbly.

Waxy brown paper bags with a jute tie held the salads for the besties.
My new title is: CRAFT SERVICE.

An old paper file box held penne pasta for all!

B I G  D A Y for Brook.

Ta, xo J

Friday, February 17, 2012


ROCK STAR Dulcy kicking back in her Docs! Are those socks not over the moon?
Luvvly jubbly!

Ta, xo J


My son, Ty...made 3 dozen paper roses for his bride on Valentine's day. 
This method is similar to ORAGAMI but involves more curves to create a softer design.
After creating the rose he dipped it in water and saturated it. Then the rose is hung upside down to dry.
It is called: KAWASAKI.

I hope all of you had a luvvly jubbly V day.

Ta, xo J

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

L U V V L Y table date with bestie....D U L C Y

We took over a large table at Starbucks today and spread out our S T U F F.

Beautiful Dulcy with her sock knitting.

I went M A D over my scissor  holder.... super C U T E..hooked pocket piece....made by D U L C Y.


Lucky M E.

Ta, xo J

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Pin The Tail On The Donkey

Only thing missing from the box was the MAGIC STAY-ON WAX.....we used scotch tape.

Ta, xo J


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Friday, February 10, 2012

DEAR know who you are....

I am thrilled to announce that Brook has reached his KICKSTARTER goal!
Every penny donated is SO APPRECIATED......T H A N K  Y O U!!!!

Having friends like you makes me feel so honored, loved and happy to be your bestie!



It's The Breakfast Club meets Poltergeist when two students break into Baldwin High School to steal a Chemistry test, only to enrage the spirit of a killer Principal. Tonight, Chemistry will be held in hell.
Ghoul School, a short film going into production in mid-February, needs your help.
We're doing this very much in the style of our favorite 80's films, which means we won't be using any substantial computer generated effects. Ghoul School will be built one fog machine at a time. It's a very costly endeavor to make a film like this, and we need a terrifying amount of financial support for stuff like KC/STL equipment rentals, intricate prop construction, and the feeding all of these volunteers.
Ghoul School was written by best friends Brook Linder and Gregory S. Shultz, and it's a true story about true friendship - especially the part where the construction worker gets BROKEN IN HALF BY A MOP BUCKET.
Maybe we embellished a little.
Bryan Manning and Clay Mason, the duo responsible for the short film Apollo, will be tag teaming Director of Photography and Camera Operation along with Alex Crowder, who can do just about anything.
If you want to see a sample of our work, you can check out our Vimeo pages.
    Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
    PLEDGED OF $5,000 GOAL

    Brick from THE HOLE

    Hello Jubblers,
    Last night my luvvly jubbly hubby and I had a private celebration party which included smashing down chicken breasts in an iron skillet with a foil covered brick (I saw this method on the TODAY show and thought it looked EASY PEASY). I know this doesn't sound too romantic...but IT WAS.

    The brick we used was one that LJHub had very recently hopped a fence on a local university campus with a bestie to retrieve from a demolition sight that was an apartment complex they called THE HOLE. This brick was part of a wall that adorned (heehee) the interior of a college days (the 70's!) basement dwelling. There were many 24-7 parties, drop bys and rock concerts in THE HOLE. This BEAUTIFUL brick holds lots of good karma. 
    My kitchen is an luvvly jubbly e m p t y room where we use only 1/4th of the doorless cabinets but the BRICK has a spot of honor. 

    Do you have a brick in your past?

    Ta, xo J

    Thursday, February 9, 2012

    I am in the mood to clean and organize

    I found this baby dish and had to have it. 

    I cleaned my face stuff drawer and think it is luvvly jubbly.  Perfect for organizing.

    Ta, xo J

    EASY PEASY Love giftys

    Find an old wool felt hat or purse. Wash it in hot water and dry in hot dryer. Cut it up and make some luvvly jubbly things for your besties.

    Cut some hearts out of the felted wool and make some smashing jewelry. Keep it simple to make it easy peasy.

    Little girls think crafty jewelry is wicked!

    Ta, xo J

    Pocket storage book 2

    What supplies you will need:

    1. Ledger or small notebook
    2. Waxy brown paper storage bags (small)
    3. Paper from your ledger to create holes for installing onto the bags
    4. Sewing machine, thread etc

    Find a cool old odd shaped note or ledger book. Make certain the metal binder system works well.

    If you are lucky enough to have paper in your binder cut off an inch or two of the pages to include the holes to save you from blisters while punching your waxy brown paper food storage bags.
    Stitch the hole strip on the CLOSED portion of the bag. I zig zag stitched 4 bags per paper hole strip.

    Embellish the book if you care to. A monogram or a little something that suits the likes of the person you are giving it to.
    I use rubber bands to secure the storage system but you may want to do a wool wrap or button/cord system for your closure.
    I am all for EASY PEASY because I have a beautiful day ahead of me!

    I hope you do too!!

    Ta, xo J

    NEW to o l d (loved on) shoes

    My absolute bestie has foot surgery healing and sometimes sad feet that say, "comfy shoes, please?" to her alot.
    Below is her never worn stiff and mean to her...Dr. Martens.

    Below is her new happy, cozy, inviting and ready to be nice Dr. Martens.

    Tools needed to break in mean shoes:

    1. Ice pick
    2. Box cutter
    3. Sand paper
    4. Oil pastels
    5. Furnture polish
    6. Wool for laces
    7. C O U R A G E to start murdering your shoes with an ice pick

    Happy Feet...xxoo