Thursday, August 25, 2011

Making new dresses look good

Here my daughter is (in her own special style) modelling a couple of my halterneck dresses in some of the new fabrics that i have bought. I must say she makes them look good.... thank you my gorgeous girl!

If you neeeeeed one of them you can find them (and me) at Mathilda's Market at Moore Park on Saturday. We will be there between 9am-1pm. Hope to see you there :)

Oh forgot to tell you that i have now added size 10 & 12 to my halterneck dresses and my kaftans. I am frequently getting asked to do bigger sizes so i am quite excited about this.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

what to do with out of print and hard to find fabrics that you adore?

One of my all time favourite fabrics is the Bohemian print from Moda's Urban Chicks 1974 collection. When i first started making clothes i made a few dresses in this fabric for sale but then i got a bit stingy with it. Ever since it's just been sitting in my 'do not use for anything' stash - until now. I decided to make a new doona cover for Freya's bed. That way I can look at it every day and it has cleared some space on my fabric shelves. Isn't it the best? My lovely friend who made the last lampshade for Freya just recovered it in this coordinating fabric from the collection. I still have a fair bit and i have a few ideas of what i can make with it. Given my track record it will take a lot of time before i get to it :)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

growing up too fast... or not?

One second my seven year old daughter is all about Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Ke$ha and weird dancing. The next, she wants me to make her a figure from Fluffy Gardens!!! Back to my sweet little girl :)

So first she had to pick one character that she liked (I was not going to do all of them which was her first request) - she picked Mr Johnson (panda in the middle).

It really was a family affair with my husband drawing the figure, Freya cutting it out and tracing it on to the felt. I sewed and she stuffed. We are very proud of the finished product :)

What do you think, pretty good huh?

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Handmade Market Canberra

It's time to go to Canberra again :)

I have done the market a few times now and it's definitely at the top of my list of favourite markets. It's always buzzing! I got my lovely daughter to model a couple of my new kaftans as well as a new dress with fabric from Amy Butler's new line Soul Blossoms. I was only allowed to take the pics if she could model the way she wanted - this is her modelling!

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

i am still here...

Even though I have been slack with the blog I have been superbusy everywhere else. I did the Canberra Handmade market which was 'just nuts'. So much fun and crazy busy. Again, met loads of lovely people. Both customers and other stall holders.

The next day I had Mathilda's in Lane Cove. Even though it wasn't as busy as last year's Christmas market, it was still a great day.

I am going to be at Bondi tomorrow so hopefully we will have great weather as it is only two weeks until Christmas. I am hoping that people will favour handmade over the crazy busy malls.

I have quite a few things planned (crafty stuff) for the holidays so when I have a spare moment I will share with you all :)

Back soon...

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A ridiculous amount of people

Saturday's market turned out great in the end. It rained for the first 3-4 hours but then the sun came out and with it the crowds. Thank you to my wonderful son who was such a fantastic help. I know he will be checking out the blog later ;)

Didn't bring a camera so I don't have any photos from the day. I did bring the camera on the Sunday though when Liam, Freya and I (hubby was working) went down to Bondi to check out Sculptures by the sea. I just could not believe the amount of people around. I don't love crowds...

We walked for about an hour or so but it was impossible to see all of them as you just had to move with the crowds, no chance to slow down or stop if you saw something you liked. Liam and Freya took turns with the camera when they saw something they liked. Here are a few of them.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Third time lucky!

This was my third year trying to get in to the Avalon Market and I finally made it! I am thrilled to get in to this yearly event as it's supposed to be pretty crazy. Now the only downer is that it's supposed to rain on Saturday - fingers x 'they' are wrong.

If you live near or in the area you should come and check it out. I think there are close to 300 stalls - with everything you can imagine.

Avalon Market
Saturday 6 November
Old Barrenjoey Road, Avalon Parade and Dunbar Park.

Here are a couple of the things that I will be bringing. Hopefully I will see you there!