Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Norway bound...

I'm off on holiday tomorrow to stay with my brother and fiance who live in Norway and I'm EXTREMELY excited! Five days of lovely fresh air, walking in beautiful mountains and maybe swimming in fjords if its not too cold.

I also thought that whilst on my travels I would look for some typically Norwegian handcrafted pieces to include in my next giveaway. Their greetings card selection leaves a lot to be desired but I may try and find the worst possible example just to show you all how terrible they really are!!!

My next post will be an update from my holiday in about a week so until then have fun and keep being crafty ♥

Monday, 24 August 2009

Home to some of my goodies!

Anne of Angel Eden who won my first blog giveaway lives very near Tiddlywink Interiors in Castleton, Derbyshire where some of my cards, pictures and brooches are on sale. She had a day out in her local area last Friday which you can read about on her website and she also really kindly took a photo of Tiddlywink Interiors for me. Sadly it was closed but it looks very cute from the outside. Thanks Anne ♥

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Knitted Toy Tales by the fab Laura Long!

I had a sneak preview last night of my friend Laura Long's first knitting book that is being published and I have to share how excited I am for her!

She has been working on her book for a while and it will officially be on sale in October. You can pre-order it through Amazon now. Knitted Toy Tales shows you how to make each of the 20 adorable characters in the book. With beautiful photography and illustrations by Laura its a wonderful gift for all abilities and ages I can't wait to get my hands on one ☺

She has been selling her wonderful knitted goodies for years, from dolls and mice to little purses each item is exquisitely made. I recently commissioned her to make a doll for my goddaughter and it was utterly perfect! She has her own website and you can also find her on notonthehighstreet.com

Exclusive discount for facebook fans

Announced yesterday, I'm offering all my fab facebook fans an exclusive discount on all items listed on my Folksy shop until the 24th August.

All you need to do is become a fan and then email me for your special code and then you can shop until your ♥'s content :-) There are also FREE goodies to be given away if you spend a certain amount.

If you see anything you like and want it personalised or altered in any way then just ask I'm very happy to create whatever you want.

G xx

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

One of my favourite places to go and get inspiration

I spent most of my childhood summers in north Devon (Hartland) where my grandparents lived and I recently took my bf there for the first time for a long weekend.

Its a very special place and one where I can always switch off and find myself being inspired by the beautiful coastline and fresh country air. My grandparents had the last house on the way down to one of the most beautiful rugged beaches which never had anyone on it (and still doesn't). For us grandchildren its known as 'Grandpa's beach' and it was always a very magical place with lots of rock pools to explore and have adventures in. At the age of 28 my bf was exactly the same!! I hasten to add I was bare foot and straight into the Atlantic but his wellies stayed firmly on this feet, wimp!

Anyway I just wanted to share a few pictures, enjoy x

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Anyone for 'A Spot of Tea'

Finally after starting these weeks ago they're ready for sale and listed on my notonthehighstreet online store.
Each set of tea cups are made from vintage fabrics and felt and presented in a beautiful distressed white frame with mount and glass. There are two colour ways available, pink/blue and green/blue. They come with the message 'a spot of tea' on the mount but can be personalised with a name/date/message.

Would love all your thoughts and comments. As my followers/fans your feedback is invaluable.

Please email me with any queries or if you would like to place an order directly through me. x

Monday, 17 August 2009


I thought it was about time JJS deserved a proper logo so I have commissioned a fab graphic/jewellery designer I met through Folksy to design one for me. Laura from Glue&Glitter has done some really wonderful logo's and her style is so appealing. Take a look at her blog to check out some she has designed recently.

I don't want to give too much away just yet but here is a peek at the starting point, a machine stitched outline of a jam jar!! Laura has some great ideas for it, which even I am yet to know about, so I am just waiting for her to work her magic! The finished logo will be posted as soon as its ready x

Thursday, 13 August 2009

The winner of my first giveaway is....

Anne from Angel Eden, Congratulations!!

Anne please can you drop me an email with your address and let me know if you want specific greetings on the cards. You will find an 'email me' button on the right hand side of my blog.

To see Anne's beautiful jewellery please visit her website Angel Eden.

Thank you so much to all 11 of you who entered and for leaving all your lovely comments. There will be plenty more fab giveaways and prizes will only get bigger and better so please keep your eyes out for the next one.

In the meantime if you still want to get your hands on some gorgeous cards you can find me on Folksy and Notonthehighstreet.com.

Coming up in the next few weeks will be a special voucher/code entitling all blog followers to a discount through my Folksy store so keep your eyes peeled!

Hope you all have a great weekend and thanks again for entering and for supporting Jim Jam Sandwich. x x

Saturday, 8 August 2009

Framed Cup Cakes finally for sale.

Having photographed these quite badly last week I finally had time to get them done properly this week. I listed these on my notonthehighstreet online store yesterday evening and fingers crossed for a good response.

These were my first two which have gone off to Tiddlywink Interiors up in Derbyshire. I also sent up one of my framed Tea Cup pictures which I haven't yet listed online yet but it will be up there really soon.

Please watch out for a special discount voucher for all you blog followers/facebook fans which will entitle you to some money off one of my new pictures. This is to say thank you for following me.
Please remember that if you want to be in with a chance to win some of my handmade cards in my first giveaway leave a comment below the giveaway post.

Thursday, 6 August 2009


Slowly my networking seems to be paying off and I'm meeting lots of fantastic fellow crafters and wonderful fans. In an endeavor to attract more Jim Jam Sandwich followers and as a thank you to everyone who has supported me so far I thought I would do my first giveaway :-) Its something I want to do more regularly once I've got more products in my range so this is just the start.
This first one will only be a small giveaway but a freebie nonetheless! As my cards are what spurred me on to start up Jim Jam Sandwich in the first place I will be giving away two of my lovely hand made cards to one lovely person, one gorgeous Cup Cake card (above) and an Embroidered Heart card (below) with messages of your choice on the front. All you need to do to be in for the chance to win them is to leave a comment below this post. I will choose a winner at random on Thursday 13th xx

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

A special preview of my 1st framed cup cakes!

I told myself I would wait and get these photographed properly (and not in my badly lit flat at midnight!) before blogging about these but I couldn't wait any longer, sheer excitement has taken over :-)

Well here they are.......my first two framed cup cakes in the beautiful frames I ordered a few weeks ago. I'm so pleased with them. They do need a bit more work and I'm still pondering over backing fabrics and colour combo's of the cakes but I showed my housemates last night and they loved them! These two are to go to Tiddlywink Interiors along with some larger ones which I'll finish tonight. Over the next week or so I will get some more done and photograph them properly and get them up for sale on both my online stores Folksy and Notonthehighstreet.

I'd love some feedback so please leave your comments. Its very hard to sometimes know what will sell and what looks good when you've spent so long working on one thing at a time. Advice will be greatly received x


One of my friends commissioned me to make a Fairy Godmother card which had to include a wand with a star and silver thread! This is stitched using felt and metallic thread. Apologies about the awful lighting, the photos were taken very late last night at home! Hope you like it Hels! x