Oh October you have been a hard month, on all fronts. Not only that, i'm totally a sun summer kinda lover, so the fact that we are heading into cold, blah + cloudy season has me teetering on bluesy. Thats when I knew I needed to create a character that was so gorgeously uplifting, so fun, bright + bold to chase away all those negativities. The perfect friend to make me just want to roll around in Autumns leaf fall like a kid and just . be . all . happy about getting cozy.
My Daughter Bea + I have been reading my childhood stories, especially ones by Dick Bruna, i just love his illustrations, colour use + simple lines, such a fantabulous source of inspiration ... and to also remind me that things/life when simplified can just be as beautiful. So after reading 'The Fish' for the 100th time + each time thinking about how the little girls outfit is absolutely to die for.... the idea for 'GINGER MINOUX' was born. So down in the Studio I scurried , pulling out all my warm woolly fabrics trying to find the 'same as Susans outfit' colour, when there it was ... Ava's vintage woolly fabric. Moons ago i had made a Jemima Jones clutch from her fabric + there was enough to make a small batch of 'The Fish' inspired Tom Pom caps. Perfect-O-mondo! But something just felt like it was missing. Designing, creating, frenzy + VOILA .... little flannel lined ear flaps that looked like Dick Bruna illustrations!
'GINGER MINOUX' is a tiny batch of Limited Edition, of 6 only + forever.
She comes with that fancy new feature that we have now incorporated into our Nogginware process - topstitched crown panels for added strength, durability + well, a topnotch snazzy look.
Now, this little character is available in 3 adorably unique options ::
- Straight up // sans Pom
- Fur de Faux Pom
- Wooly Alpaca Pom
each option gives a totally unique look to the Nogginware, I myself have decided to go with a 'Straight Up' version, just because i think she's going to look pretty adorbs in the snowy months
- Not Knitted but Knitted 100% cotton flannel in yummy coconut + chocolate. And a specially designed inner band for a comfy fit, which is made from a Canadian Organic cotton jersey in a delectable deep brown.
TurnAround Time :: 3 weeks
Not sure if you've heard, but we are sorta downsizing per say + just focusing on only ONE amazing signature Nogginware character each month (well with some random goods here + there, like pouches + ummmmm very nice OOAK things!) Why? well life was getting a bit too chaotic with all my little peoples + then when I had time to create the perfect Nogginware ...it always seemed to be in the wrong size for the most wanting peeps, or just a wee bit the wrong colour or yada yada. So the Change happened back in September, starting with 'WOODLAND'. Now we decide on the bestest seasonal style for that month, then choose yummy top notch quality vintage/reclaimed or organic fabrics + just make a small batch of semi customized quality goods ... ones that you get to choose your very own size + toppings (i.e. trimming colours, buttons, pompoms etc) that way everybodies life is a big bowl of simplified H A P P I N E S S!
If you want to know what exciting Sparky Jones goods are in store for the next couple o months ... head to our FINER DETAILS page in our new Online shop. Also, would kinda recommend signing up to our Mailing List to get the heads up before anybody else + a tasty lil sale here n' there!
Au Revoir friends
bye for now Jemima