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Sunday, 13 November 2011

Sunday Night Tour

Welcome ladies and gents to a laid back tour of some of the Time Travelers finest artists.  Wonder what one of my favorite parts of the team is?  I LOVE, how our team embraces everyone from every medium whether we make steampunk, goth, victorian, or whether your a creator like myself who just rolls with it.  I really enjoy the unity within the group as a whole no matter what each person makes.  

Okay with that being said, tonight's little tour of enticing items will be kind of a taste of the team as a whole.  No real theme except that their all part of the Time Travelers Team, and they're all talented individuals (that's a theme enough for me ;)lol).

Let's begin with: Mesmera.  I just love the mini-top hats in this shop.  Every time I come upon the shop, my eyes bounce back and forth between a red& black top hat and an exciting purple and black one.  That's it you be the judge...aren't these just fantastic!

 I'm not sure where people normally wear mini-top hats, but being a fan of all sort of hats, I just love the detail put into these and how fun they'd be to wear anywhere, even just to get groceries...yes making grocery shopping fun!

Switching gears now and traveling to a more Victorian time in: LuckyceesCloset.  Lucky has a wonderful array of items, but I want to focus more on her decorated journals.  I personally LOVE to write, and find it important to have a journal that one feels comfortable writing in, one that reflects oneself or is inspiring to one's writing ability and these two journals are just that.  They are darling and can give a person a lot to write about just by looking at them.  Time period, fashion, womens rights, and much more!

One Journal
Journal 2
 The last stop on our tour tonight is at: BitterIsland.  This shop has an intriguing mix of jewelry and tiaras that I must share with you.  This butterfly ring that I am going to show you is just beautiful and refreshing to me, where as the tiara leaves me curious and full of wonder.

 The beautiful butterfly ring (makes me wish I wear rings more!) And the intriguing tiara, that just draws my curiosity and eye every time I see it.  I can't help but gaze upon those black and green feathers like I'm being hypnotized....just amazing.
 Thanks for going on this wonderful tour of shops with me, check back often for some amazing Holiday gift ideas!

~ Jen

Sunday, 6 November 2011

November ~ Thankful for Creativity!

One thing I'm thankful for (besides my wonderful family), is my creativity.  I love having the ability to make things and to learn how to create new amazing items each day :).  I'm also thankful for knowing all of my team members here at the Time Travelers and the chance to even have a glimpse into all the members worlds of art, sewing, and creating!

Here's a unique and clever item by: Moonspells Crafts.  I love how Alura designed a fun scrapbook for photos.  It says a Halloween scrapbook - perfect to keep all those haunting pics of the kids trick or treating, Halloween parties or if your just a big fan of the Holiday...maybe you'll just use it to hold all kinds of pics!  I know I would :).

Now let's take a stop at Altered Eras where I just love what Paula has done with these "white Rabbit" earrings.  Being a big fan of Alice and Wonderland (both the Disney and the new Tim Burton films), I go goo goo over anything remotely related to the films so of course these darling earrings scream to me all the time and I have to stop and gaze at them.  Some day I will treat myself instead of the kids...nieces and nephews and adopt these adorable rabbits to come live with me :).

 Have you checked out Victorian Clockworks?  If not, please do so, as there are some very beautiful and intriguing pieces of jewelry that I came across.  One that particular stood out to me is this piece with the Blue Tigerseye in the center.  It just draws me in and I have to gaze upon it :).

 Okay, that's enough jabbering for now as I bounce off from here and back to the team to browse more fun goodies!! If there's something particular that you would love to share and have featured, let me know in the team blog section!

~ Jen

Wow - It's Been a While!

Hello Team! First of all I'd like to apologize for my absence as my intention was not to leave the team hanging like that for over a month :(.  I guess everything kind of caught up with me and my Etsy shop and teams got put in the back drop for a period of time.

Some things that have been going on in my world is: my son has started Kindergarten this year - which is wonderful!! He has already gone on his first field trip to Pumpkinville and was nominated Student of the Month!! I couldn't be prouder!  Oh and on top of that he is already reading and is just loving the ability to read smaller books to me - His sister and I LOVE it too (so does daddy, but we get to hear him more!;) lol).  Oh and by the way...he is a big 5 year old now!! We had a wonderful Pirate birthday where everyone dressed up like pirates and ladies guess who was on his cake?  Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp ;) lol)

Other things that have been going on in the insane months that have passed: Hubby started his new job and I finished up my Temporary job at the Halloween store. One wouldn't think I'd get so run down running the kids to point A an then point B but whew I did!  We also had and unexpected death in the family which was hard for several reasons:(.

So that's what's been going on with me...what's new with all of you?  I've missed chatting and plan on being back from now on! Sorry again for my absence! Now let's get BLOGGING! :)

~ Jen

Monday, 5 September 2011

A Collision of Red & Black

Okay so crazy me....I was sitting here pondering what amazing items to Blog about next when I got this "brilliant" idea to share with all you wonderful followers all of the magnificent items from the Time Travelers Team that coincide both red and black together.  To my amazement...there are several more than I anticipated!  So this post will actually be 2 posts!

Now that I have kept you at the edge of your seat while I rambled let's begin our tour through the black of night and down through the rivers red with blood.

RingMistress Top Hat
This gorgeous hat adds appeal and flare by: Ecraftic.  Wouldn't this be a lovely addition to your wardrobe?  I could see a young lady wearing this with her long black prom dress too!

Vampire's Kiss Gothic Steampunk Necklace
 No need to wait for a special occasion to wear this beauty from : Thereset.  It adds a nice touch of steampunk to your everyday jeans and t-shirt routine.  All of your friends will be jealous of your unique and fun necklace.

Okay, so you have the hat, the necklace and now what?  You obviously need earrings!  No outfit or style is quite complete with out a stunning pair of earrings.  Keep your fashion statement going with these long dangle earrings by: amth13.
Vampire Empress long Dangle Earrings with Ruby Crystal and Onyx
Ready for a night out on the town?  Don't forget your Red & Black Damask Clutch from: Weird Plush.  This clutch is so pretty with the black and red damask pattern just screaming to be taken home!  Another great addition to any outfit!

 
 Keep a small notebook with you at all times for those little notes, messages, and shopping lists that we all seem to forget!  Keep these little reminders close and in mind with the Tuscan Door Small Notebook from: Luckycees Closet.  Who said keeping little reminders had to be boring?


Small Notebook
As I bring this post to an end...I would like to keep you with the friendly reminder that it's always good to journal!  Whether it be about your day, a list of crafts you'd like to create or perhaps a memory of some dreams that you have had.  Writing can keep us positive and uplifted.  And most importantly keep these thoughts together so that you may go back and reread them from time to time.

Mina Hollow Book Secret Safe Box
 This safe box from Boitifole is a unique way to keep your journal (or other special items) in a safe and sound spot that you can keep hidden away just for you!

I hope you have enjoyed the tour of Red & Black and will check back often as the tour will continue.....Mwahahahaha :)

~ Jen

Sunday, 28 August 2011

They Creep...They Crawl....And They Spin Through The Night

Personally, I have never been one to like Spiders.  I've always found them to be creepy, crawly, hairy, and jumpy little creatures.  With that being said, with Halloween on my mind, I think of spooky spider webs with black spiders lurking in their midst (I prefer the fake webs and spiders found in stores :D). 

 I decided to browse through our team and see what "Spiderific" items I could find lurking within shop corners, just waiting to be pounced upon.

Halloween Crow Magnet
Check out the Spider lace on this awesome magnet by: Luckycees Closet.  Doesn't it just make you feel like a black widow or black jumping spider is lurking in the midst?


If you take a liking to arachnids, you must see these three pendants from: Mad Scientists Designs.  Each one is unique with it's own shape and colors.  Pendants that will surely creep their way into your desire.
Upcycled Pog Pendant - Green Spider
Upcycled Pog Pendant
Upcycled Pog Pendant - White Spider
Be the talk of the party or any other occasion with this Spider Choker from: Brackish Society.  It adds a flair to goth with a blingy spider pendant dangling from the front!
Dark Gothic Victorian Choker with Spider Pendant
Looking for some amazing tags for your packages or gifts?  Why not get some of these web spinning tags or Haunting Halloween card from : Immortal Visions?  The colors and images are sure to get you pumped and ready for Halloween this year!
Halloween Candy Bag Gift Tags - Spider Webs
Halloween Greeting Card
Every outfit needs that finishing touch hair accessory to make it complete and this hair bow from: Assylum Garden is it!  The vibrant orange and spider web middle make it a fun addition to any fall and Halloween outfit this year!
Orange and Black Spotted Spider Web Hair Bow
Want to be a scream?  Add this spider pony tail holder from: Annaleahy to your hair accessory collection.  It looks so realistic, your friends and family will think you have a pet spider in your hair!
Spider Ponytail Holder
As I finish up this "Spiderific" journey through our team, I'd like to end with some fantastic jewelry pieces presented to you from: RavensCrafts.  Raven has cute spider and web earrings for those who are more squeamish with spiders (Like me! These are too cute to creeep :D). 
Spider and Web Lampwork Bead Earrings
Arachne's Folly Locket
This piece by: Ravens Craft is more detailed and gives me realistic feeling just seeing this little spider who appears to be stuck in time spinning!

Last but hopefully not least lol, from my personal shop: Oursj, a cute bottlecap  spider bracelet - stretchy to fit most wrists!
Crawl back here soon to see what new item are brewing up in the Time Travelers Team!

~ Jen

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Now Don't Go Losing Your Head! ;)

Browsing through our Time Travelers Team Members shops, I found a lot of curious and unique items featuring skulls.  Why not share I thought...they say 2 heads are better at one! LOL ~ :D.

Steampunk Airship Pirate Headband ~ By: Micki Design
 This headband is quite unique and will help you stand out in the crowd! - A personal Favorite!

Girly Skull Wash Cloths/ Reuseable Baby Wipes ~ By: Oursj
 These wash cloths will be a big hit for girls of all ages - A fun and cute way to keep clean!

Fabulous Skull Earrings ~ By: Lily Belles Jewels
 You'll be the topic of conversation at your next party with these realistic looking skull earrings! A Great Find!

Vampire Goth Chick Inspired Earrings ~ By: Mad Scientists Design
 If you really LOVE these earrings, but you're thinking maybe red just isn't your color (I personally LOVE the color red, but I lack it in my wardrobe lol), have no fear...just choose another color option!

Bone White
Nut Brown
 Are you more of the DIY type and prefer to make more of your own items?  Don't Panic....Don't run away!  We have some goodies lurking in these shops just for you too!

2 Lucky 13 Skull Pendants ~ By: Vampire Goth Chick
 Thanks for browsing these wonderful shops with me.  If you like and enjoy what you see, please share our blog with friends!

~ Jen

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Have Any Black Cats Crossed Your Path?

Ever feel worried or eery because a black cat had crossed your path?  Well worry no more as I'm about to show you some black cat items that will make you forget that silly superstition and get you wanting to buy a black cat of your very own...whether it be on a journal...a necklace or who knows where you'll find one! :D

A Charming Tail Bottlecap Necklace - by: Lilybellesjewels 
Black Gothic Cats With Crown Chocolate Covered Caramel Halloween Wedding Apple ~ By: The Poisoned Apple
OOAK Book of Shadows Journal Crazy Cats Witch ~ By: Vampire Goth Chick
Cat Zombie - OOAK ~ By: Meeka Mew
Autumn Leaves Fairy Cat Temporary Tatoo - By: Fairy Cat Lady
 Visit the Time Travelers Team on Etsy for more great Black Cat items!!

~ Jen

Saturday, 6 August 2011

We're Going "Batty"!!

The Time Travelers Team has some very talented Etsians with a lot of creativity up their sleeves?  Don't believe me?  Check out why I'm going "Batty" over these goodies!

Bat & Moon Necklace by: Altered Eras on Etsy ~ Paula
Lace Bat Earrings by: Decadent Delusion on Etsy
Batty Bracelet by: Oursj on Etsy
Antique Silver Plated Bat Necklace - By: Altered Eras on Etsy
Spooky Bat Swoopella Button By: Spooky boutique
 Check back often for more great finds from The Time Travelers Team!

~Jen

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

What's "Ours" Can Be Yours! :D

Construction Site Burp Cloth
Hello, my name is Jen and I'm the creator of J&J's Boutique.  I created J&J's Boutique to reflect not only my own creativity but the wonderful personalities of my children too (Jacob & Jadyn).  Although they are both still very young they love to help me pick out fabric and to see what I make with it.  They are my biggest fans! :) 

Ghost Bracelet

I'm always creating something new based on the requests of my kids and my wonderful customers.  If you're ever browsing my shop and don't see what your looking for...don't hesitate to ask, I love custom orders.  In addition to the jewelry, baby and kid items in my shop, I also have a section dedicated to hand knitted items which are all created by my oldest sister Danae.

Christmas Dish Cloth
Visit us at: oursj.etsy.com
Looking for Supplies...check out oursj2.etsy.com

~ Jen

Monday, 25 July 2011

Not All Cookie's Are Edible! ;)

Winona Cookie is a wonderful artist that designs many forms of art, including children's illustrations, jewelry, collages and more!  Ever stop by the Time Travelers Team Home?  Well that wonderful and unique image was created by Ms. Cookie and she was gracious enough to allow our team to use it!

Tarot Card Box

How cool would it be to store your very own set of tarot cards in such an unique piece of art such at this Tarot card Box that Ms. Cookie designed?  Even though I do not specialize in readings, I could easily come up with some interesting uses for such a clever looking box.

If the Tarot Box doesn't tickle your fancy, perhaps this Specimen box will, as every time I look at it, it makes me feel like I've escaped to an island in the middle of the ocean.  A place where I can relax, play in the sand with my kids and drink a fun and fruity drink with one of those cute and vibrant colored umbrellas....ah....yes....the sailor's life!
Specimen Box - Octopus
Visit Winona Cookie at :
http://www.etsy.com/people/WinonaCookie?ref=ls_profile

Reference - Winona Cookie isn't the shop owners real name - however a fictional person - but I'll let you learn more about that when you visit her shop :D

~ Jen

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Help Support!

Are you an animal lover? Love felines and want to make sure they are getting the care and love that they deserve?  If you answered yes, then you need to head over to Suzie's Zoo Sanctuary where all the proceeds from sales are donated to Suzie's Zoo Sanctuary for FELV+ FelinesSuzie's Zoo is a private group that takes care of the animals that are less likely to have a chance to be adopted.  Suzie's Zoo then provides a loving and caring environment for them to live out their lives happily.

Guitar Pick Necklace
 I myself purchased a necklace similar to the one featured above except it was red and on a black suede cord and came with matching earrings.  I figured it would make a cute gift and I get the satisfaction of knowing that I'm helping to donate to a worthy cause.

Swarvoski Crystal Pearl Choker
 If there is an item in the shop that you long for, but are unsure if you can pay the price listed, contact the Suzie's Zoo as they are willing to try and work with you as well.  In addition to the items listed in the shop, they welcome donations as well if anyone is interested in that too! :D

Please Visit Suzie's Zoo at:
http://www.etsy.com/people/SuziesZoo?ref=ls_profile