Sunday, October 25, 2009

My little elf

This weekend was the big premiere for my son's school musical - The Elves and the Shoemaker. My son was the boss elf and he took his job very seriously. It was his first musical and he loved the whole experience, so of course now he wants to become an actor!

All the children were wonderful and did an amazing job. We saw two of the three performances and loved them both. Our son made three appearances on stage during the show and in both shows we saw, he forgot his hat in the first act. To top it all off he got to take an individual bow at the end of the show - he probably enjoyed that most of all :)

More dresses

Here are another bunch of photos from the photo shoot last week. My little models are so adorable!

It was a horrible day at Bondi Markets today with the rain pouring down. Packed up early and headed home. I have gotten heaps done this afternoon though for Mathilda's Market next Sunday. At least Mathilda's is indoors :)

Boys Shorts

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Mathilda's Market

Mathilda's Market is just around the corner and I thought I'd share some of my stuff with you. I had a quick little photo shoot today with my daughter and my niece. You can see the results below.

I will have some more to show you in the next few days so stay tuned.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The flower and the animals

I love my two children to bits, but if there was some way we could all live together without them actually having to come into contact with each other - ever - then life would be much easier. To say they're apples and oranges isn't even close. Apples and oranges are at least part of the same food group. My little angels are more like ice-cream and steak. They honestly seem to delight in their conflict with each other. Things like 'Mum, he's putting his foot on my side of the couch' and 'She's touching the door to my room' are delivered with a look of smug satisfaction that says 'I know I'm a whinging little dibber-dobber, but you usually side with whoever comes whining to you, so feel free to punish my brother/sister.'

Anyway, last sunday, they miraculously decided to collaborate on a 'secret craft project' while my husband and I watched the rugby league grand final on tv. Every time I heard a noise from the room where they were working, I found myself tensing in anticipation of the resumption of hostilities that was sure to follow. To my great relief and surprise, the project continued without incident. Finally the door opened, and out they came, smiles on their faces, and not a bruise, cut or scratch to be seen.

This was the fruit of their labours. As you can see below, it was imaginatively titled 'The flower and the animals'. Isn't it beautiful?

It might just be some cardboard and material stuck on butcher's paper to you, but to me it's a symbol of hope that the fragile, hour-long sibling alliance that produced it, could one day grow into something more. Even apples and oranges would be a start...

Monday, October 12, 2009

Melei - One year old-ish

It's been about a year since i started Melei. I don't have an exact date but it was mid October that i first sold at Bondi Markets. Before then i sold some things to friends' friends. It's been such a fun ride. I really had no expectations but thought i'd give it a go. Even though I have been crazy busy it has definitely been worth it. Here are a few of the things I've made through the year. The cherry and mocca fabrics were two of the first fabrics that I bought and I still love them.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

No Bondi this weekend either

I will have to miss the market again this week. I am getting better so I will definitely be there next week on 18 October (unless it's crazy windy and raining).

I am also trying to get ready for Mathilda's Market and will share some stuff with you soon.

Good night :)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

No Bondi this weekend

Sorry to anyone who said they were coming to see me at Bondi this weekend, but due to my continuing bad back, I won't be able to make it. I'll try and make it for next weekend, but please check back here as it all depends on how my recovery goes.

The shop is empty at the moment, but if there's something in particular you're after, please email me or give me a call.

Hopefully I'll be back on my feet sooner rather than later and will see you then.