This weekend. Heaven. There was sunshine. There was good coffee. There was a kid-free mini road-trip with the Mister. There was splashing in the sea with the little Miss. There was carrot cake. There was time spent with a bestie who lives far, far away. There was my sister. There were lots of toddler sized giggles. The cutest giggles in the world.
There were plans made...the type of plans that give you butterflies.
I try very hard to be on the anti-valentine's bandwagon. I really do. I know it's consumerist. I know it's commercialised. I know it's vomit-worthy.
The problem is...I love an excuse to celebrate. An excuse to be all geeky romantic and spend time with the mister. So this V-Day I will be packing a picnic complete with love notes and letting myself be totally uncool and enjoy a little commercial romance.
Here are some things that would make your fave man happy on Valentine's Day.
I have published two blog posts in the last year? Really??
Wow. I really hadn't realised it had been so long since I had blogged regularly. And I miss it.
Apart from my lack of blogging, the past year has been much the same. Sewing, running my little (mostly) online business and watching The Little Miss growing up. Fast. So fast.
Now that our baby is nearly two (!), I have had some time to breathe. Some time to reflect. Time to realise that ReJenerate has run away in a direction I never anticipated. And I am running behind, clinging desperately to the leash, franticly trying to keep up but loving every minute.
I have so many ideas, so much inspiration. So many things I want to do with my label. So many things I must do.
So over the next few months I will be completely re-launching ReJenerate. New name, new website, new focus and new products. Exciting!
Please check back in and keep up to date with the goings on. Let me know what you think.
Time has flown as it's wedding season in the Northern Hemisphere so I have been a busy little crafter, creating oodles of custom made bridesmaids clutches to send over the other side of the world.
Between that and hanging out with The Little Miss, there has not been much time for blogging!
Just thought I would take a few minutes to check in today and share a recent creation for an American bride who has planned the sweetest wedding.
She contacted me wanting some vintage fabric clutches and attached a pic of some details of her wedding - groomsmens bowties and bridesmaids hair pieces. How cute is that?
Luckily I had the perfect vintage fabric just sitting around in my studio waiting for her! I found these prints over a year ago and have been dying to use them but I was just waiting for the right bride to come along I think!
And here is the finished product. Happy bride, happy bridesmaids, happy moi!
Hi. I’m Jennie Smith.
I like recycling. I like trying to preserve our amazing planet too.
I also like designing and wearing pretty things.
Unfortunately these interests are often contradictory.
So...I created ‘Rejenerate’. Just so I could, you know, get all my interests on the same page.
Now I spend most of my time hunting down vintage fabrics, pre-loved clothes, unloved curtains and recycled bits and pieces and upcycling them into lovely new handbags and fashion accessories.
That way I can still sleep at night if I have the urge to accessorise each outfit with a different handbag.
And so can you.