Tuesday, November 30, 2010

you leave them alone for 5 minutes...

And the big one paints herself and the little one.
They'll both have a good scrub in Nana's big bath tonight!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Belle & Boo fabric

Here's what I made with my Belle & Boo craft pack- 2 peasant tops for the girls. Very cute print, but I do not wish to sew with silky fabric again anytime soon! I'm very much a cotton and linen girl.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Ethical shoes

On the topic of ethical clothing, here we have some ethical shoes. These are my new Ish Shoes, that I bought with my earnings from my market stall at Ecofest. They are handmade in Barongarook, a little over an hour from here. They are made from soft leather, which moulds and stretches over your foot as you wear them. They felt a bit tight when I first wore them, but now they are quite comfy. You can have them made to order in all sorts of styles and colour combinations, it's fun to choose. Evie had similar ones last year in a metallic aubergine colour, with silver flowers on them, and they were very durable for kids feet, we will be able to pass them on to Livinia when she's a little bigger. They are also competitively priced, with kids shoes around $35 plus postage if you can't get to their showroom or a market they sell at.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Ethical menswear

I was just thinking that Andrew needs a new shirt for Christmas, and wondering where I'd get one ethically made (much too time consuming to make one myself!) I thought I'd check in at Eternal Creation, as I'd always hoped they'd branch out into menswear, and guess what? They have! So Andrew has an outfit coming his way for Christmas, even though he doesn't like getting clothes for Christmas (too boring!) They have 25% off everything that isn't already reduced today only, and are very reasonably priced. Don't worry Andrew, we will find you some little surprises too :)

Don't forget my giveaway!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Belle and Boo wall art

My little Belle and Boo Lost cut out postcard arrived today, with 3 postcards- you cut out the little "lost" girl and her duck, attach ribbon or string to the back of them, then pop them up on a wall, and peg up some gorgeous postcards. Voila. More cute wall art without having to drill holes in concrete walls.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Belle and Boo love

We received a gorgeous package from Belle & Boo yesterday, including an outfit for Evie, and a Boo wall sticker (gotta love wall art that you can just stick on rather than get out the masonry drill to get through the concrete walls!) I'd like to get the girls a print each for Christmas as I'm decorating their room at the moment, ready for them to share when Liv gets her own bed. A built in robe will be coming soon, very excited!
So here they are together
And someone else wanted her photo taken!

I hope to take some better photos when we have our DSLR replaced.

Friday, November 12, 2010

My little fairy

The pants-less, gumbooted variety

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Blueberries and spring dresses

If you look closely, you can see some ripe ones!
And this little pretty is now in the shop, I don't normally do such floral numbers, but this one reminded me of Cath Kidston's style, and springtime.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Homemade summer outfits

Here's Evie & Liv modelling a couple of new outfits, ready for summer. Liv is wearing her new apple dress made from Alexander Henry's Farmdale range, and Evie is wearing her Heather Ross Rapunzel fabric shorts, with a peasant top upcycled from a women's linen shirt, with a doily sewn on the front.

Friday, November 5, 2010

The blanket dress

I saw these gorgeous vintage Waverley woollen mills blankets (from Tasmania) in an op shop earlier this week, and thought they needed to come home with me. And they did. I'll probably keep one to use as a blanket, and the other one I have cut up to make these. They are so nice and warm, like wearing a coat. It was nice and cosy sewing with these on my lap! I love the colours, and giant buttons are my favourite. They are now in my shop for custom order.