by Judy Nolan
jnoriginals – Floral Brooch (2012)
This Article was originally written in 2012 – thought it would be interesting to see how much Judy has evolved in the past five years!!!
jnoriginals – Felted Sentimental Floral Brooch (2017)
Using the words of Carl Sandberg, “Nothing happens unless first we dream”, Judy enhances his words with her own “Dreams are also realized when we ask ‘What if…?’ and ‘Why not…?’” These two thoughts are the basis of Judy’s OOAK creations in her shop, http: //jnoriginals.etsy.com, opened in 2007.
Felted Needlebook by jnoriginals
When I envision one of Judy’s creations, the first thing that comes to mind are her unique and colorful “Felted Needle Books.” I purchased one a few years ago, and can never go anywhere without it when working on a project! Also, one cannot miss her colorful felted bowls with their flower appliques.
*** Many years later I still use my “Needle Book” everything – although a little worn as the corners, with the help of my dog, Piper, who redecorated one of the corners!!!
My Felted Needlebook (2012)
Judy’s talent is also showcased in her beautifully crocheted scarfs, hats, and wide headbands, all of which come in various colors. I especially love her “Ruffled Scarflettes” with their flower appliques. Not only perfect for those cold winter days, but a fashion statement of their own. My favorite is the “Raspberry Ruffled Scarflette” (shown below) which also comes in a variety of other colors.
Crocheted Wide Headband w Flower Crocheted Raspberry Scarflette
It is no wonder that Judy’s work looks so professional, as she has won various awards in the Fabric & Threads Division at the Iowa State Fair, which she now shares with her many followers.
Flash forward from 2012 to 2017: Judy’s main featured Shop on Etsy is now MrPenQuin.etsy.com, which she opened in 2009.
MisterPenQuin features carefully handcrafted photo books, gratitude journals, blank books, gratitude journals, date books, Graduation Gifts, and other items. All items are ready to ship; custom orders welcomed!
MrPenQuin Floral Gratitude Book
Birds in Paris Gratitude Book
Looking for Vintage Patterns? Welcome to Judy’s 3rd Shop: 2nd ChanceTreasures.
According to Judy – “I don’t believe in tossing what someone else can use. Give these treasures a second chance! “
Laura Ashley Business Bag Pattern
Butterick Women’s Fashion Patterns
A woman of many talents, visit Judy at her many Shops:
or her Social Media sites: