My goodness our house has been overtaken my Pom Poms, they are literally EVERYWHERE. Both my girls (5 and 2) are slightly addicted to them.   Cara (5) is addicted to making them, and Eden (2) is addicted to stealing the Pom Poms Cara makes and hiding them in all sorts of places lol

I've collated some Pom  Pom ideas for you, and will add to this over the next few weeks as I find more fabulous ideas.   So many creative ideas on how to use them to brighten up the home this coming holiday season.

http://www.pinterest.com/copmil/pom-pom-ideas/

I would love to see your creations after you receive your kits, so will start an album on Facebook and will add your photo's to it that you post on my wall.

Happy Creating Everyone


 
 
I'm sorry but there will be no customs taken for October.   I have a number of things to catch up on so I will just have a few stockings instead.  Get those creative juices flowing again and all that. 

You may have seen that the colours have been voted for some special dyeing for October so I will do this and will take orders mid October for customs for November.

Thanks heaps 

Jo
xx


 
 
I will be offering a few colour ways for the October customs but inspired by the Silver Citrus that was requested in the July customs I will dye up a special new colourway from the most popular inspirational photo posted in my Ravelry group's thread.

Please head on over to here to find out more details http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/jodulbug-creations/2653629/1-25

Can't wait to get started 

xx

Picture

 
 
 There are going to be a few changes to Jodulbug once I come back from Knit August Knits in August.    This has been something I have been indecisive with for a number of months but the last few weeks have made the decision for me.

Jodulbug has grown beyond my expectations, it's awesome but also means that the way I run things has got to change.

I know I've asked this a number of times and have debated with myself a number of times as I know it will not suit everyone as a number of you lovelies enjoy my Facebook sales but the admin after these sales is getting more than I can handle.

So, from September all sales for Jodulbug will be through my shop on Etsy.   This will cut out me having to manually type up the invoices, chase addresses and follow up for payments.   I spend so much time on admin at the moment which means less dyeing and making buttons so something had to give.

So here is how it will work:

General stockings - I will aim to update my shop every 2 weeks.    I will still put up teasers etc of what's coming but all sales will go through Etsy.  I will not load anything until a set time as I do on Facebook and will still give the all clear on my Facebook wall as I do now but it will all be loaded into Etsy.

Customs -  I will still run these monthly but will let you all know what colours are coming up well in advance and will update the shop with how much of each base is available two weeks prior to when the scheduled dyeing is to begin.   I will make sure I give you enough time to save those pennies but the payment will need to be immediate through Etsy.

I hope you can all understand for my need to do this, I have put this off for so long but the time as come.

Also a big massive thank you to everyone again who has supported me.  Jodulbug wouldn't be where it is now without the lovely support from you all ♥  I really do appreciate every single one of you.


Hope you all have a Happy Friday 



Jo
xx


 
 

Fields of Flowers

Cara's Wildflowers

Eden

Rainbow

Orders taken:  27th June 2013
Orders close:  as soon as spots are full, limited spaces available 
Payments due:  15th August 2013
Dyeing to start:   First week of September
Last delivery by:  Last week of September 

Bases Available

Note:   Minimum order of main colour is 200gms then 100gm increments is fine after that, minimum order of trim colours is 100gms.  Trim orders are only accepted if  you have ordered either the variegated main colour.  Thanks

Wool 4 ply Sock - 80% Merino 20% Nylon
100gms/357 mtrs
Needles:  2.75 - 3.25mm28sts x 36 rows per 10cm/4"
$23 per 100gm

 8 ply Machine Washable Merino/Wool Blend
 200gms/420mtrs
Needles:  4mm22 sts x 30 rows per 10cm/4"
$36 per 200gms
Trim = 100gms $18

10 ply Machine Washable 100% Wool
200gms/336mtrs
Needles:  4.5mm20sts x 26 rows per 10cm/4"
$36 per 200gms
Trim = 100gms $18

To order please use the contact form at the bottom of this post to email me.

Note:  Any colours from the Semi Solid tab can be used as the trim colour so please feel free to pick a colour to go with any of the above Rainbows.

Please get your orders in quick as I will need to order the base in ASAP

Thanks
Jo
xx

 
 
Bit random I know lol, but while this website has been set up for Jodulbug I will every now and then throw out a blog post about other things that interest me.

This post is also so I can find the recipe again.  You would seriously think I should remember it since I've been making it for so long, but I've got a classic Mummy brain most of the time.  Seriously what happens to our memory once we become parents, it's a shocker

This cream is super easy to make and I use nothing else now, your skin will love you for it (and your bank account, it's dead cheap to make)

Here's what you will need:

100ml Olive Oil (I'm pretty sure you would be able to use other oils for this. No harm in trying!)
100ml Almond Oil

40gm Beeswax (I use Beeswax Pellets)
150ml Floral Water (I use Lavender)
2 pinches of borax or citric acid
2 x 250ml containers

Melt beeswax in 100ml of almond oil (in a double boiler) then take off heat and stir in the olive oil. It will go white as the cold oil hits the warm oil but just keep mixing and it will all blend together.

Also heat in a seperate double boiler the floral water and borax until it's hot too touch then take off the heat.

Using a stick blender gradually add the OIL to the WATER in a slow narrow stream. Do this part very slowly and make sure you do it in the right order.

Mix until it's the consistancy of a thick cream then add your essential oils.

Pop into a 250ml container and LEAVE THE LID OFF until it has cooled completely

That's it, seriously!!


Some things you need to know about this cream:
- The mixing time will depend on the weather, if it's really hot and humid I cheat and pop the bowl into the fridge for a few minutes to quicken up the setting process.

This cream will only last a few months due to the fact it's not loaded with heaps of crap :), but in saying that I have had pots last over six months until I finished it.

If the oil starts to seperate just mix it all in together again

This is not the sort of cream you can slab on and run out of the door. It is quite greasy compared to store brought creams so give it a few minutes to soak in but my god your skin will love you forever for using it.
Suppliers:
NZ 
http://www.soapcraft.co.nz/
http://www.lotusoils.co.nz/
http://www.gonative.co.nz/

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email me, only happy to help



Enjoy

Jo
xx
 
 
Orders taken:  Closed
Payments due:  28th June 2013
Dyeing to start:   As soon as the June/July customs have cleared I will start dyeing these
Last delivery by:  First week of August (will try to get out sooner)

Bases Available

Note:   Minimum order of main colour is 200gms then 100gm increments is fine after that, minimum order of trim colours is 100gms.  Trim orders are only accepted if  you have ordered either the variegated or kettle dyed main colour.  Thanks

Wool -4 ply Sock - 80% Merino 20% Nylon
100gms/357 mtrs
Needles:  2.75 - 3.25mm28sts x 36 rows per 10cm/4"
$23 per 100gm

 8 ply Machine Washable 100% wool
 200gms/420mtrs
Needles:  4mm22 sts x 30 rows per 10cm/4"
$36 per 200gms
Trim = 100gms $18

10 ply Machine Washable 100% Wool
200gms/336mtrs
Needles:  4.5mm20sts x 26 rows per 10cm/4"
$36 per 200gms
Trim = 100gms $18

To order please use the contact form at the bottom of this post to email me.


Note:  Any colours from the variegated can be used as the trim colour so if you would like a different colour than shown please let me know

Please get your orders in quick as I will need to order the base in ASAP

Thanks
Jo
xx

Tui 

Railroad

Potted Colour

Mallow Fairy

Pussy Willow

All semi solids are available as well, please check the Semi Solid page for colours available

 
 
Orders taken:  27/05/2013 - 01/06/2013 or until spots are full
Payments due:  Within 72 hours of invoice date
Dyeing to start:   Week beginning 24/06/2013
Last delivery by:  End of July

Bases Available

Note:   Minimum order of main colour is 200gms then 100gm increments is fine after that, minimum order of trim colours is 100gms.  Trim orders are only accepted if  you have ordered either the variegated or kettle dyed main colour.  Thanks

Wool -4 ply Sock - 80% Merino 20% Nylon
100gms/357 mtrs
Needles:  2.75 - 3.25mm28sts x 36 rows per 10cm/4"
$23 per 100gm

 8 ply Machine Washable 100% wool
 200gms/400mtrs
Needles:  4mm22 sts x 30 rows per 10cm/4"
$36 per 200gms
Trim = 100gms $18

10 ply Machine Washable 100% Wool
200gms/336mtrs
Needles:  4.5mm20sts x 26 rows per 10cm/4"
$36 per 200gms
Trim = 100gms $18

To order please use the contact form at the bottom of this post to email me.

Please get your orders in quick as I will need to order the base in ASAP


Colours Available

Streetwise

Eva

Puddle Jumping

Fairy Rainbows

Unicorn Giggles

Vintage Rainbow

Winter Pansy

Whimsical

Wicked Witch

You can also order any of the colours from my Semi Solid Range.   Colours can be found here http://jodulbug.weebly.com/semi-solid-colours.html

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me using the form below

Happy knitting everyone ♥

Thank heaps

Jo


 
 
Well it would seem that Fastways have put their prices up just for Auckland.  I have no idea when they did this but unfortunately I will need to pass these increased prices onto my wonderful customers effective immediately (if you have already placed an order I will still charge the cheaper rate)

The prices for NZ are now as follows:

Buttons and Stitch Markers Only  $3.30
Up to 300gms Yarn - $4.00
400gms to 600gms Yarn - $6.70
700gms to over 1kg $10.00

Rural Charges remain the same and are an additional $4.45 on top of the above prices.

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend

thanks

Jo






 
 

Aquarius

Aquascape

Choc Berry Smash

Evergreen Pixie

Fallen Leaves

Forever Hopeful

Gracie

Hazy Horizon

Moonlight Reflections

Mystic Fairy

Cosmos

Violet Surprise

Bark

Kereru

Merida

Custom Open for Orders:  23/04/2013

Custom Closed for Orders: 27/04/2013

Dyeing Start Date:  21/05/2013 (if not sooner)

Expected Delivery Time:  End of May - Mid June

Payment Dates:   50% deposit to be paid by  the remaining by 3rd May 2013 and the remaining to be paid by 21st May 2013.  Please note if your order is not paid in full by this time it will not get dyed.

Bases Available


Note:   Minimum order of main colour is 200gms then 100gm increments is fine after that, minimum order of trim colours is 100gms.  Trim orders are only accepted if  you have ordered either the variegated or kettle dyed main colour.  Thanks

Wool -4 ply Sock - 80% Merino 20% Nylon
100gms/357 mtrs
Needles:  2.75 - 3.25mm28sts x 36 rows per 10cm/4"
$23 per 100gm

 8 ply Machine Washable 100% wool
 200gms/400mtrs
Needles:  4mm22 sts x 30 rows per 10cm/4"
$36 per 200gms
Trim = 100gms $18

10 ply Machine Washable 100% Wool
200gms/336mtrs
Needles:  4.5mm20sts x 26 rows per 10cm/4"
$36 per 200gms
Trim = 100gms $18


To order please use the contact form at the bottom of this post to email me.

Please get your orders in quick as I will need to order the base in ASAP

Thanks

Jo