Sunday, December 19, 2010

Retromummy Giveaway . . .

Corrie at Retromummy has up for grabs a fabulous giveaway right now - 2 full fat quarter packs (20 fat quarters) of the gorgeous new Flower Sugar Range - to be drawn New Years Eve. Pop on over for your chance to win!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wordless Wednesday . . .

more here : )

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

EB NQ Secret Santa - sneak peak . . .

A quick sneak peak of one part of the secret santa I have made for this years EB Newbie Quilters Secret Santa.I am in the process of making some changes to my blog, so please bear with me - trying to find a new template/design that I like.

Friday, November 5, 2010

EB DQS 2010 Opening Day - what I made : )

I know that my recipient has now received her quilt so I can show you what I made for Nicole. I had a lot of fun making this little quilt, and it was certainly hard to part with : ) I intend to make another one for my sewing room one of these days. It is the first time I have done a quilt completely done from applique, and the first time I have done quilting the way that I did it. I have no idea of the technical name of this type of quilting, and am sure I didn't do it technically right - but it was fun and I love the texture that it has created around the tree.

In The Press - LittleONE Baby Magazine!

A very exciting day here today - this morning I received the latest issue of LittleONE Baby magazine in the post. I had an inkling that there might be something to make me smile in this issue - but I am more like the Cheshire Cat. Two dresses from my Summer Collection have been featured in the magazine and I am a little bit more than excited!
Front Cover
'Freebird' Dress (top of page)
'Sweet Dot' Tie Back Dress (bottom row, second along)
This is the first time I have made it to the press, very exciting!

EB DQS 2010 Opening Day - what I received!

Today is opening day for the Annual EB Dolls Quilt Swap. My partner is yet to receive her parcel, it should be there today - grrr. . . . to Australia Post, why send something express when it doesn't arrive the next day like it is suppose to!?!?
Lucky us had our parcel arrive earlier in the week and with opening day today I was quick to open the parcel for Matilda - as I had requested a wall hanging for her room.
And haven't we been spoilt! This gorgeous quilt was made by Carmel - and we are in LOVE with the gorgeous detail and work she has put in to this little quilt.
Thankyou Carmel, we LOVE IT!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Blogtoberfest Day #30 ~ Mathilda's Market Adelaide

You can find me here tomorrow - Sunday 31st October : )

Friday, October 29, 2010

Blogtoberfest Day #29 ~ Quilting

I am attempting to finish off my dolls quilts for this years EB Dolls Quilt Swap. Post day is today, but I am running behind, luckily opening day isn't until the 5th November, so I still have time to get it in the post before then. I wanted to test myself out by trying a quilting technique I hadn't done before, so here is my first attempt
And a sneak at how I am going so far with the dolls quilt. About half way through so far, I am hoping to get the quilting finished tonight and then its just the label and binding to go.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Blogtoberfest Day #25 ~ At My House

Lego building had been happening at our house this morning. It really does amaze me how creative my 4 year old little man can be.
Why not pop on over to Lou's blog and join in the fun : )

Friday, October 22, 2010

Blogtoberfest Day #22 ~ PINK!

Not the singer that is, but tonight is a PINK Fundraiser Shopping Night at our local hall. The car is packed, even though it is walkable distance for me, just not so with all the gear for the stall - trestle table, suitcases, rack and baby in the pram, lol. 18 stallholders of arts, craft, food, wine and more - plus LOTS of door prizes and giveaways happening throughout the night. More details here : ) I'm looking forward to a fantastic night and maybe even a spot of eary Christmas shopping!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Blogtoberfest Day #21 ~ Where have I been?

Giving this little bloke lots of cuddles.
It seems he has developed a serious case of seperation anxiety and can't go a minute without mummy out of his sight, hmmm. Not much sewing had been happening, a few late nights and early mornings are beginning to happen now and I am slightly stressing about not being ready for Mathilda's Markets at the end of this month in Adelaide.
I am sure I have plenty of stock, I would just prefer to have too much stock than not quite enough ; ) I still have 3 quilt tops to put together, quilt and bind that I would love to get finished for the market, not to mentioned the 30 or so dresses in various stages; cut out, need overlocking, just need hemming, just need labels & elastic threaded that are patiently waiting to be finished.
Oh well, lets see how today goes . . .

Friday, October 15, 2010

Blogtoberfest Day #15 ~ Patiently waiting . . .

for this to arrive : )
The new Nikon D3100. I ordered this new camera earlier in the week at a local camera store and am (not so paitently) waiting for it to come in. Complete with 18-55mm & 55-300mm lenses, a bag, tripod and extra 2 year warranty I couldn't pass on that deal. This model was released just last month and also features full HD video.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Blogtoberfest Day #14 ~ My Creative Space

Today I am busy with market preps for Mathilda's Markets in Adelaide at the end of the month. Headscarves, drawing wallets and crayon rolls on today's list of things to achieve . . . provided my 3 little helpers are happy to all nap at the same time and give mummy a spell : )
For more creative spaces, take a peak over here.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Blogtoberfest Day #13 ~ Pop on over here for a read

I recently discovered Sophie's blog after she left me a comment on one of my posts. Sophie I have met previously when both her girls were born and I took impressions of their hands and feet for her (a business that I no longer have). Sophie, her husband Nathan and two gorgeous little girls Grace and Willow have a station just out of Mildura which is a farm stay tourism business called Turlee Station Stay.Pop on over for a read, Sophie also has a little giveaway happening for some super cute hair accessories : )

Monday, October 11, 2010

Blogtoberfest Day#11 ~ Scraps Tub

A job I can't put off any longer. Its overflowing onto the floor now, so today I am cleaning out and sorting through my scraps tub. For more blogtoberfest fun - go here : )
ETA -Scraps tub all sorted. I tend to sort through to the biggest pieces and cut off all the danglely bits and keep the pieces that are usable for small projects, purses, bunting flags, appliques, etc. and then just chuck the rest. I also sort into boy fabrics and girls fabrics. About 2/3 of the way through I ditched what was still in the tub without looking! All scraps now sorted and getting posted off to a few people. Jennifer - will keep some aside at the next clean out for you : )

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Blogtoberfest Day #9 ~ Market Prep

Today I am busy putting together stock for some big upcoming markets - more drawing wallets for my stock for both the boys and the girls. Mathilda's Market in Adelaide in 3 weeks time is the next big market on the calender for me and I am looking forward to doing a spot of Christmas shopping there myself, with over 40 gorgeous sellers on the day : )

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Blogtoberfest Day #7 ~ Quilting

Today I have been doing some quilting. Some basic blocks (not quite finished, a bit of applique to go on the ones that have a plain white centre) to make up a cot quilt. Recent markets have found me selling quite a few cot size quilts, so I have added to my list of stock to make for the upcoming Mathilda's Markets in Adelaide a couple of new cot quilts. You will find me there - Sunday 31st October at the Norwood Concert Hall, 9am to 1pm. Pop on down and say hello : )

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Blogtoberfest Day #5 ~ DQS Sneak Peak

I finally made a start on my dolls quilt for this years EB Dolls Quilt Swap. I have LOTS to go!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Blogtoberfest Day #4 ~ Christmas Shopping

I have been browsing Madeit recently for some ideas for Christmas presents. The thought to make all my own is there, but the time isn't, so I would rather support other makers by buying from them. Just a few items that have caught my eye so far include;
Prints by Sweet William
This gorgeous clock by snowfawn
Hobby Horse by Calamity Bolt

Have you started your Christmas Shopping yet!?

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Blogtoberfest Day #3 ~ Out in the Garden

Spring is certainly here and we are spending lots of time out in the garden now.

Back to some craft posts this week - I need to make a start on my dolls quilt for the EB Dolls Quilts Swap 2010. I also have market stock to prepare for the upcoming Mathilda's Markets in Adelaide at the end of October.

For more Blogtoberfest fun head on over here : )

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Blogtoberfest Day #2 ~ To Market

This morning I had a local makers market that is run 4 times a year out at the Australian Inland Botanical Gardens. The venue at the gardens is a woolshed that was completely dismantled from a station/property in the area, moved and re-erected at the gardens. A little quiet today, hopefully a bigger crowd for the Christmas market in December. The photos show the woolshed with the stallholders setting up prior to the opening of the market, and my stall for today.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Blogtoberfest Day #1 ~ Distraction

I was busy sewing away at my machine while 3 little ones slept, only to be interupted by the littlest man who didn't seem to get mummy's memo about needing to finish off some sewing for tomorrow's market. He seems to have turned into a bit of a cap-napper during the day, but its pretty hard to be mad at this face. Luckily he is happy enough in his rocker while I continue to sew, but he is quite distracting with his cheeky big smiles!

For more Blogtoberfest fun head on over to visit tinniegirl's blog : )

Thursday, September 30, 2010

It's almost that time of year again . . .

Stay tuned . . . it all begins tomorrow!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

What's in the box?

I love it when the postie has big parcels like this for me : )
Enough fabric to keep me out of trouble for a little while : )
And my fabrics for the EB Dolls Quilt Swap 2010 : )

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sugar and Spice Market Wrap Up

Last weekend hubby, baby Nate and I packed up the car and headed to Woodend for the Sugar and Spice Boutique Children's Market. A 6 hour car journey each way, meant 12 hours in the car keeping baby Nate amused. Thankfully he slept most of the journey with just one stop each way for a feed.

We were very lucky to be offerred a bed for the night before the market with the Moederkip family who had recently moved to Woodend to a lovely house in the woods. Thanks Nat, Paul and Bradley for welcoming us into your home for the weekend!

On the morning of the market we only had a short 5 minute drive to the lovely old hall in town where the market is held. Setting up we met our lovely neighbour for the day Helen of the little card boutique - gorgeous cards, why didn't I buy more! Always good to have a stash of cards at home for those unexpected occassions! I didn't get much of a chance to do very much shopping, but did grab some gorgeous new bibs for Nate from Sam of Gromarts, and some wooden puzzles for the kids from Fairground Child.

We were also lucky to be on an end so could spread ourselves out a little more than our allocated space which is always a good thing when you have clothing racks for people to get too.

We had great sales for the market, quite beyond expectations, and also a couple of wholesale and custom order enquiries which is always a good thing! All in all, a fabulous weeked away!

A big thankyou to Ali the market organiser for hosting the market and we look forward to doing another one soon!

EB Kids Clothes Swap 2010

The EB Kids Clothes Sewing Swap is all over for this year now and I can reveal what I made for two children now that they have been received. For Renee's little girl who is almost 7, I made a twirly patchwork skirt from Sandi Hendersons Analise Pattern. This was the first time I had used this pattern which I had, had for over 12 months in my stash and I loved making it. It involved LOTS of fabric, but well worth it. I also added a matching t-shirt with some ruffles to the front. Some pics of Renee's little girl wearing the outfit here and here. For the second outfit I made for one of Emma's boys who is almost 3. A basic pair of denim shorts with linen pockets and a matching t-shirt with applique to match the shorts.
For Matilda I received a couple of gorgeous outfits from Naomi. Naomi did an absolutely beautiful job on all the sewing and even included a pin cushion and some chocolates, yum!
For Tom I received a gorgeous outfit from Joy. I am yet to get pics of Tom wearing this one, but the detail Joy has gone to with the pockets on the shorts is fabulous!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Featured on Kid Independent

We have been featured today on the Kid Independent Blog - showcasing the new Spring/Summer Collection for this year. This is just the first release, more handmade loveliness to come!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

EB Kids Clothes Swap 2010 - sneak peak #3

Sneak peak at the second outfit I am working on for a little boy . . .

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

EB Kids Clothes Swap 2010 - sneak peak #2

A quick sneak peak at the first outfit I am doing for the kids clothing swap.
Almost finished, just a mountain load of top-stitching to be done : )

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Spring/Summer 2010/11 Collection - photoshoot . . .

Yesterday morning we had the photoshoot for some of my spring/summer 2010 pieces. 4 little models braved the very cool outdoor weather - with thankfully no rain! Here is just a peak at my little Miss M showing off just one of the new dresses, more photos to come next week. A very special thanks to our photographer Angela of little fingers photography. Take a look at her gorgeous work - we have booked ourselves in for a family session just before Christmas and I can't wait!