Sunday, November 27, 2011

Holly Jolly here comes Christmas

I love Christmas, it is my very favorite time of year. I love the colors that go with Christmas and all the decorations. It is a very special time!I wish we could have a bit of snow during Christmas but that will probably not be so. Arkansas is not know for it's snowy season, rain is our snow
Although it is still a while until Christmas I have been getting my gifts together. I am usually very very late but decided this year to get on the ball =) We are having all of our family and a special friend with us this year so it is going to be a wonderful time and I wanted to be organized. I want to be able to spend time with my girls,sons-in-laws and grand daughters. So because of that, I actually have a lot of my gifts ready and even some wrapped. I still have some to hand make but just being a bit ahead makes me really glad.
Work has been very busy as it usually is at Christmas time. I always make grand plans for me, my house , my web site and on and on and if I can succeed at 1/3 of them I will be doing well, but I love it anyway.
Our "Going Green for Christmas" event has come and gone and was a great . I love creating things for it, to help folks have a greener home and I love being able to spend time with all my friends and customers who help support me in this adventure of business and life.
In trying to be green in our home we recycle and try to reduce , reuse everything we can, I hang out laundry to save on energy and I save almost every scrap of fabric that I have left over to keep to use for other projects. I have a stock pile, and try not to toss out anything until I know I cannot use it. My daughter comes home to visit and is able to gather some of the larger scraps to make quilts. This is my favorite way to see the reuse of something, and being rewarded in seeing a beautiful quilt.
Things you might like to check out
 I would love it if you check out our new drawing we will be having on our web site this week. This is a cute Christmas apron that would be great to wear to celebrate your holidays. You don't need to purchase anything and it will be shipped out as soon as the name is drawn (well as soon as the post office opens =) so that you could have it in time for Christmas. You can enter here.
We are also having a Monday cyber sale, with some great deals . Cyber monday Sales
Now when you order and we ship your item we will be sending you an invoice by email to save on paper waste. You can print it if you choose or you can save it to your computer. We have also reused boxes provided they are lean & sturdy. It is another step in trying to help our company head in that green direction as much as we can.
I hope you all are looking forward to Christmas as well. Even during the hard time we have much to be grateful for. And remember happiness is fleeting but Joy is everlasting !

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Holidays are coming our way!!

It has finally cooled off a little here and has made life a bit easier.The garden is still growing and we are beginning to look forward to the holidays.
So far we have had an eventful year, our second grand daughter arrived in June, a blessing to our oldest daughter & her husband and one to us as well. Our youngest daughter was able to visit with our oldest grand daughter 2 1/2 year old Ivy and it made summer the most enjoyable yet.She is a joy to be with! Many of the ideas I have and the inspiration I receive comes from my daughters and grand daughters and they make life wonderful! I am looking forward to the holidays and creating special things for all of you!

     I thought to kick off the fall and holiday season I would do a drawing for one of our new Home Banners. I have our new Halloween "Trick or Treat" banner made and ready for the free drawing.You can hang these in your house or on a wreath hanger for your front door to announce each holiday. These will be added to our web set as ready made items later this year. We will be celebrating all the holidays with these cute banners, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's ,birthday's & many more. You will be able to hang the birthday's ones on the front door for a week to announce and celebrate that special persons birthday. Enter at our web site until Sept 30th,2011 and the winner will be announced Oct 1st,2011.ENTER OUR DRAWING HERE!
     I will soon be announcing the date for our "Going Green for Christmas" event. Everyone will be welcome and it will be a fun day. Free drawings, snacks, and lots of great items for gifts for folks in your family. This is going to be one of my favorite fun things to do.Check out our face book page for sneak peak pictures starting October 1st. Like our Face book page and you will have the updates on a regular basis.SEE US ON FACEBOOK! 
Our special for the month is $5.00 off our Christmas ornaments. We have Ballet, Bridal,Baby, Basketball, Cheerleader & Irish Dance available and are happy to provide you with customs ones we don't provide on a regular basis.These are regularly $15.00 and will be on sale for $10.00 until Sept 30th.
Have a great fall everyone!! Thanks for being so wonderful!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Summer, Fall & back to school

It has been a very busy summer here at J&K designs. A new grand daughter in the family and another one to visit meant plenty of opportunity to do some sewing for fun along with some work projects as well. I love to sew & create, it is a passion for me and any new opportunity to create something fun, is one I will take. Here are the girls in one of their J&K Designs creations. They were perfect for a little photo shoot as well. Matching pillow case dresses with red rick rackand co-ordinating bloomers of red with white polka dots made for a  fun and whimsical outfit, and a very cute picture
I had some inspiration from our daughter Kelly (the K in J&K Designs) and will soon be trying out a new project for the home. I think it will be great fun and something everyone might like to have for their home.I am excited about it and can't wait to see it completed!
Fall is on the way, or so I like to hope and time to start thinking about Thanks giving and Christmas and any really special gifts that you might be wanting to give to that some one special.We will be having our Christmas show again this year here at the house and I hope to have some new and fun things for everyone to be able to choose from.Here is a picture from last years, I had a great time and look forward to this years as well.
 Please contact us if you have any questions or need help with any items, we are always happy to help and work hard to provide a beautiful quality product for you.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

July drawing & coupon

It July and it's warm out. It time for a new drawing for a free item at J&K Designs!

We have a Bride/groom 4 piece towel set for our drawing this month. No purchase necessary. Enter here to read rules and to enter. This would make a great wedding gift for the Bride & Groom or bridal shower. Enter from July 9th - July 19th.
Also we have anew coupon for very one. Free shipping on US order and $5.00 off of international orders. Check it out here Both end July 19th so don't delay!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Summer is here!!

Summer has arrived in full force here in Arkansas and we are busy busy busy sewing and getting lots of embroidery done.I am very excited about our new embroidery designs ,applique and stitched and will have them in our baby section soon and will have the baby section updated so more items can be ordered on line. We will also have some new animal /dog & cat items in the future as well and will post those for all to see.These pictures will be posted soon.
 This picture frame and memory board were made as a gift and will be added to our site as some of our new items. Customize these for your special baby and they will make a great gift! You will be able to choose your fabric and your ribbon and embroidery designs, whether it be stitched or appliqued, your choice. Personalization will also be available for these as well.

We have also been working on some of our sports items and getting those up to speed so that they can ordered online as well. Soccer & basketball and Figure Skating on my!We offer single towels and towel sets, blankets pillowcases, and other items! We will be adding all these new areas over the summer and hope to have everything ready by fall. We now have our Irish dance section updated and will be creating some new embroidery for that area as well this year. We have a  dancer design with a new dress that we will be added later this year as well.
We happily take custom orders for things we may not have on our web site yet and will be happy to work with you on any special projects you may need. This "I'm the Big Sister T-Shirt" will also be added to our baby & children section for order soon. You may also have a name added to the back to make it really special. We will be working hard this summer to get everything updated and ready for order. Please visit us at to see our other areas for gift items.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Going Going Gone Green!

 Going Green is becoming something we have been hearing a lot about and will probably hearing a lot more of in the future.We have many items  at J&K Designs & I try to make sure that all of them are items that are useful and reusable. At home I have been making an effort to reduce recycle & reuse items as well. In an effort to help out with this in a wider realm I have begun offering these new crocheted items on line. These dish clothes, scrubbies, make-up removers, mini face poofs & bath poofs and other items are all able to be used, washed and used over & over.
This is especially true with the make up removers. When you use the regular kind, it is usually one or two uses and then in the trash. With these reusable ones you can thrown them in the laundry, wash, lay them out to dry or throw them in the dryer.

 All of our make up remover sets & bath poofs come with a cotton muslin bag for washing. This is great for keeping the make-up removers from getting lost in the laundry and for the poofs from gathering lint from washing with the towels!

 As well all of our "Going Green" Crocheted items come in a recyclable box so it will save on waste as well. If you have not tried any of these types of items you are missing out. The dish clothes & scrubbies are great in the kitchen,& wash well. My daughter uses the make-up removers, and says she is able to use them several times before she has to launder them and that they work great!
We are offering Ready to Ship at the moment and will be offering custom order by the end of January. I will keep you posted.
I will be adding new sets and single items each month as well so you will have a great selection! If you are looking for a great items for your kitchen or something for yourself this is the place to look.
I am working on the kitchen area and hope to have the custom area open by the end of January and more items added to the Kitchen RTS section as well.
Please check out all of our departments for other gift items
We are looking forward to a great New Year and know that 2011 is going to be an awesome year!