Thursday, March 25, 2010

My Creative Space

I'm quilting today. Some little pram quilts for the Easter Markets coming up that I have whipped up from some jelly rolls I had stashed away for a rainy day, not that its raining here, but I am still looking forward to the winter weather coming upon us and the days getting below 30 degrees!

The fabric is "Birdie" by Me & My Sister for Moda. Check out lots of other wonderful creative spaces today HERE : )

Post updated with two little pram quilts; quilted, binded and finished : )

Monday, March 22, 2010

Winter Collection 2010 - more new designs

I have had a busy weekend of sewing and knitting in preparation for the upcoming Easter Markets I am doing and have added 3 more new designs to my Autumn/Winter Collection for 2010. More for the girls - unfortunately the boys have almost been forgotten. I do have a small selection of boys cord clothing cut out and half finished, just still deciding on some small changes here and there ; )

The cape you have seen snippets of over the last few weeks. All OOAK (one-of-a-kind) in red or grey with different designer cotton trims and yoyo button feature. Available in sizes 2 - 7 Years.

'Belle' Peasant Dress - version 2
This cord and designer cotton dress is my original design of the Belle Peasant Dress I featured in a previous blog post HERE. A coathanger does nothing for this dress, so I had to get Miss M to model this one for me on the weekend, she is wearing the size 1 - 2. Featuring a gorgeous panel of designer cotton down the front, trim all the way round the bottom and cute 3/4 bell shape sleeves without elastic this would look very cute with tights and pretty shoes for Winter. Available in sizes 0-1 to 6 -7.

'Gypsy' Flutter Blouse
Another variation on my peasant dress pattern, but this time just as a blouse/top with cute little flutter sleeves. Will look great over a long top and jeans for Winter and then into Spring/Summer with shorts/capris. Available in sizes 0-1 to 6-7.

All 3 new designs available at the upcoming Easter markets and online shortly.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

My Creative Space

Bad bad blogger me, hasn't blogged since last Thursday. I've been busy nesting though . . . the new baby's room is far from ready, but at least the little one will have a cute little knitted hat to wear. The one of the left just needs a tassle added to the end of the long tail. I discovered knitting in the round last winter when I picked up a copy of Amanda Keeys Baby Beanies book, and haven't looked back.
And more winter capes from last week that just need the yoyo button added before they are finished. I am in love with this fabric for these capes - its not wool, but just as warm. A beautiful Rayon Jacketing fabric I discovered in Spotlight from last Winter in Red and Grey - perfect for wrapping around little shoulders over a gorgeous little pinny in winter. And best of all, no itch! And I have discovered the larger sizes I have made fit me quite well too ; )
Available in sizes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 Years, a select few will go up in the store this weekend with the rest I am saving for the Easter Markets.

Now if only the weather in our part of Australia would start cooling down so I could get some gorgeous wintery photos done of my new winter pieces. I am very much looking forward to the cooler weather!

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

My Creative Space

A late addition for my Winter 2010 Collection. Its a new design. Its for the girls. Its lovely and warm and snuggly perfect for wrapping around the shoulders . . . just give me another day or so to get a few more finished . . .

Lots to do, Easter Markets in 3 weeks time to get ready for - oh, and baby #3 due in just 5 weeks . . . or less : )
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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Mathilda's Market Wrap Up!

Wow, what a weekend! I am totally exhausted, but had a absolutely amazing time in Adelaide being a part of my first Mathilda's and Adelaide's first Mathilda's markets!
I think mum and I were totally unprepared by how big a crowd would turn out, mum bought a newspaper to read that morning and it was left untouched as were our stomachs as we didn't even get a chance for lunch! I managed just one very quick loo break all morning! Sales totally passed all expectations and I have to say a HUGE THANKYOU to all those that came and commented, bought and chatted with me at my stand about my products - everyone had such lovely kind words on my products and I am so pleased with how it all went. I also had quite a few new wholesale enquiries from stores around Adelaide which will be followed up in the coming weeks so stayed tuned for for more on that!
I also got to meet in person some lovely fellow bloggers and sewers from Adelaide, so thankyou to Natalie, Nic and Candice for stopping by the stall and introducing yourselves - it was lovely to meet you in real life. And also fellow madeit seller Caryn from Smooch Designs who didn't have a stall, but stopped by and introduced herself with her two gorgeous little boys.
Some quick pics of my stall I took before the crowd were allowed in - they were waiting patienty at the doors well before 9am!

And some purchases I managed to make on a very quick run around the other stalls towards the end of the market. The gorgeous little doll is from Lysia at Sassilu and Miss M hasn't let her go since I got home. The cute little nonite owl is from Mardie at little luv and is Master T's little teddy's new pillow at bedtime, so cute! And some super gorgeous hair clippies that I couldn't resist from Kathryn at Pink Apple - I will definitely have to get more, beautifully made and it was hard to only come home with just these ones!

It was a very long day with driving all the way home after the markets, but mum and I made it back home by 7pm that night, right on bedtime for the kids and it was a bath and straight to bed for me ready for today's markets at Red Cliffs, which were surprising busy and another great market day.

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Thursday, March 4, 2010

My Creative Space

In my creative space today there is MESS! I am busy with some last minute sewing for Mathilda's Markets this weekend in Adelaide. I am very excited to be taking part in my first Mathilda's and definitely have a couple of the Melbourne dates for later in the year bookmarked a maybe's . . .
I have also done a test run of my table to make sure all my stock fits in, and mum generously loaned me some funds to purchase this fabulous new rack that holds nearly all my hanging stock.

I also bought this fabulous laser cut jewellery tree from fellow madeit seller Mr Killmousky - isn't it gorgeous! Just perfect for hanging my button bracelets on with more scattered around the base. Its only a tiny 20cm high but looks perfect on top of a little stool I have it sitting on, on the table. You can also get them a little bigger at 30cm high.

Back to some last minute sewing, then packing the car for the road trip over to Adelaide tomorrow. Leaving hubby home with the kids, hopefully I get a chance to do some shopping at the other stalls on Saturday!

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Monday, March 1, 2010

Winter Collection 2010 - Dresses

Welcome to the first release of just 4 of my new Winter Dress styles for 2010! Its been a long few months of pattern drafting and mind changing, and there a still more designs to come for Winter - including for the boys . . . that seem to always get left until last. Stay tuned for more designs over the coming weeks. As per usual all designs available in OOAK fabric combintations.
'Gypsy' Flutter Sleeve Dress
Available in sizes 0-1 Years to 6-7 Years. Full cord dress with a mix of plain and printed cords, with the main body of the dress in either plain or printed cord and the sleeves and trim as opposite.

'Demi' Denim Shift
Available in Sizes 1 to 5. Medium weight denim shift with generous ruffle trim bottom and adjustable knot tie straps in gorgeous designer cottons. Lined bodice in plain cotton. Perfect for layering with long tops and leggings/tights for winter.

'Ava' Cord Pinny
Available in Sizes 1 to 5. Gorgeous bright plain pinwale cords with a plain cotton lined bodice. Cute front pocket detail of a pretty Japanese cotton or linen fabric, twin stitching detail to hem and double snap shoulders.

'Belle' Peasant Dress
Available in Sizes 0-1 Years to 6-7 Years. Gorgeous plain pinwale cord mixed with designer cotton prints. Sleeves are 3/4 length with elastic casing part way down and bell shaped cuffs, with a matching pocket and cord covered button detail to front.

All new designs available for purchase from this Saturday at the Mathilda's Markets in Adelaide, Sunday at the Red Cliffs Markets in Red Cliffs/Mildura and online in the Shop from mid next week.