Monday, November 29, 2010

The Little Rose Clippies


Model: Little Gene
Dress: Baby Fox
Hair Accessory: The Little Rose Clippie and Lovely Lace Headband from
Josephyn & Co

Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Little Bumble Bee Clippie

Model: Little Gene
Dress: Baby Fox
Hair Accessory: The Little Bumble Bee Clippie and Lovely Lace Headband from 
Josephyn & Co

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Jacobs Garden

The three of us had a very fun afternoon at Jacobs Garden - Asia's first children's garden.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

The Making of the Plum Blossom Hairband for Babies - Custom Order

A whole lot of plum blossoms were handmade by needle and wet felting method using the best quality merino wool from Japan.

The prettiest were selected.

Seed beads were then hand sewn using the best quality silk thread.
The flowers were then hand sewn with silk thread onto a elastic band and knotted individually.

The finished product comes in a tin container for good storage and keeping out dust.

Packed and ready for gifting. Gift tag available upon request.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Friday, July 2, 2010

Plum Blossom Hairband for Babies

My little darling does not have much hair at 4 months old and was often mistaken to be a baby boy. So Mommy decides to dress little Genevieve up a bit by making her some hair accessories. Mommy shall make little Genevieve a hairband, a Plum Blossom Hairband. 

Little Genevieve wearing the Plum Blossom Hairband at 4 months old.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Arrival of My Little Darling, Genevieve

Ever since the arrival of Little Genevieve in February 2010, Jo hardly have time for silver work. However she found inspirations from her little girl and took to creating lovely accessories for little kids and Mommys. Maybe when time permits, some fine silver items will pop by.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

A Multi-Purpose Accessory

The Rose Choker - A Multi purpose piece of accessory

This fully blossomed Rose is an elegant piece of art to adorn you on a romantic evening out. It is lovingly needle felted with merino wool (therefore soft to the touch) and hang off 88cm of black velvet embellished with grey Swarovski bicone crystals. Seed beads were carefully hand sewn onto the centre of the rose.

This choker can also be used as a bracelet. The rose can also be removed from the ribbon. Attached it to a ponytail holder or a pin and Hey! you've got yourself a new ponytail holder or a brooch! A multi-purpose piece of accessory!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Sweet Little Bird

A song by AnnMurray... Snowbird...
Beneath this snowy mantle cold and clean
The unborn grass lies waiting for its coat to turn to green
The snowbird sings a song he always sings
And speaks to me of flowers that will bloom again in spring♥ ♥ ♥

This Little Bird has just learnt to fly… so tired is it that it rest on a little branch… This needle felted little bird hangs off 65cm of yarn with 7 felt beads of various colours and diameter. The little branch was picked from the bougainvillea plant at my parents' house. It was cleaned thoroughly and dried in an oven.

Have you rested enough, Little Bird? When will you fly away?

Friday, December 28, 2007

Roast chicken with rosemary - garlic paste

1/4 cup (loosely packed) fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped, plus 3 whole fresh rosemary sprigs
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns
3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
4 teaspoons olive oil
1 whole chicken (about 2kg), backbone and neck removed
1 punnet cherry tomato
1 punnet button mushroom
1 yellow or red bell pepper
1 large white onion
1 lemon
1 lettuce

(Chicken can be marinade 8 hours ahead or overnight. Let stand at room temperature 1 hour before roasting)

Combine chopped rosemary, chopped garlic, black peppercorns and sea salt in mortar and crush with pestle or blend in mini processor until coarse paste forms. Mix in olive oil. Rinse chicken and pat dry. Rub 1 teaspoon herb mixture over bone side of chicken. Turn chicken over and open like book; place chicken, skin side up, on work surface. Loosen skin from breast and thigh meat; rub remaining herb mixture over meat under skin. Rub any remaining herb mixture on outside of chicken. Cover with plastic wrap and chill. Let stand at room temperature 1 hour before roasting.

Wipe clean the button mushrooms and cut into halves. Wash all other vegtables and cut into pieces (except lettuce).

Preheat oven to 200°C. In a large ceramic or glass baking dish, place all vegetables (except lettuce) at the bottom. Place a wire rack in the baking dish over the vegetables. Place rosemary sprigs on the rack and place chicken, skin side up, atop rosemary sprigs in dish. Position rack in center of oven. Roast chicken uncovered for about 1 1/2 hours. Transfer chicken to platter and serve with lettuce and a wedge of lemon.