Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Kindness Is The Key

Kindness can't be bought or sold
for gold which you can hold or mold.
Kindness is a smile which can go miles through
someone's trials.

Kindness is a helpful deed
for someone in need.
Kindness is a smile which can go miles through
someone's trials.

Kindness is a helpful deed
for someone in need.

The kindness you show
May return to you.

Julie M. Harrison, c.1981-2009

What is your definition of Kindness? Do you treat your patrons and fellow Etsians with kindness or are you climbing the business ladder without any regard to the consequences towards others? According to the dictonary Kindness is a noun, "a state of being," "a behavior."1 So kindness is a trait that must be learned and practiced. I challenge you to consider ways to implement kindness in your business. Let Etsians be known all over the web as,"those kind,considerate people." I am not calling anyone out, I just know and hope that Etsians are my demographic so I want this article to be applicable.

One of tangible ways Ju's Creations demonstrates kindness is by donating to various charitable causes. So, it works like this, the more inventory sold the more money will be donated. So as you consider the various gifts you need to purchase throughout the year, consider how Ju's Creations may help you meet your needs.

I still would like to donate the proceeds of this item to Cora's Playground, so as you help me, I will help her.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great week!



1.Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2009.

This is an original poem. It won the first place trophy in the Untalented Talent show in 1983. It was published in an anthology for Poetry.com in 2005. My brother used it in one of his sermons in 2004.

This quilt block is 11 x 13 1/2, (28cm x 34cm). The font is handscript. Hot pink cotton fabric backed by rose floral calico; edged with silver metallic floss. Poem and hearts stitched with chain stitch. 3/8" wooden dowel included as hanger.

The proceeds of this item will be donated to the Cora Paige Playground.

Signed, dated by the artist and includes tiki head trademark.

Ju's Creations Original content, concept & design c.1981-2008-2009.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Embroidery was a craft that I can remember my mother and grandmother participating in. My mom had inherited an antique metal spring action hoop and between watching her and watching my friend, I decided one day that I would like to learn how to embroider. Cozy Kittens was one of the first patterns that I used. It took me a long time but I made a table cloth for my doll's tea table. I was hooked! The next project would take me from 1977-1982, to complete. I was bored one day and needed a project and we had received some Aunt Martha Christmas transfers from America, so I asked my mom if she could help me design a Christmas table runner. We ironed on the designs in an afternoon and I spent my spare time ebroidering an heirloom. In 1979, I joined a afternoon girls club in my neighborhood and they were teaching embroidery and they inquired if I wwould need a project; I showed them my table runner and continued to work on it steadily until it's completion on New Years Day 1982.

When I founded my business in 2005, my cousin told me I would not make any money as embroidery is such a small niche and a dying art. We attended the Del Mar fair and he apologized since woodworking, embroidery, and quilting was in the same building.One of the most encouraging books I've read about business is Do What You Love, And the Money Will Follow.

Keep believing in your art. Anything worth doing takes time. Keep your dreams in focus.



Friday, May 15, 2009



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Welcome to Ju's Creations. What is your favorite embroidered item? Embroidery has a reputation as a medium for recording history and telling stories. Found in early Americana as a captain's sea bag detailing his stories of travels on the high seas. Housewives utilized embroidery to impart wisdom and morals in wall art. It was one of the earliest methods of decorating clothing.

So here at Ju's Creations I hope you will find heirlooms, wisdom and visually appealing art.

Ju’s Creations exists for the Sole purpose of providing a Personal Income Venue for future mission work in Africa. I Thess. 4:11-12.
Ju’s Creations supports the David William Harrison and Lynda Gayle Nutt Memorial Library, located within the Aids Education Center at Chidamoyo Christian Hospital in Zimbabwe Africa. I hope you will help me support this endeavor.

Ju’s Creations Specializes in embroidery. The three qualities that set this embroidery apart are:
1. I use two strands of floss creating a finer appearance
2. I create very small stitches
3. The products listed have not been sewn on a sewing machine or embroidery machine
Ju’s Creations provides unique, handmade, non-machine embroidered gifts such as Quilts, Wall Art, and Housewares. Custom Orders are welcome.
Thank you for visiting; I welcome your feedback and appreciate your business.

“Visual Arts through the eye of a needle.”™