Thursday, April 22, 2010


I'm so excited to announce that I'm now a very proud member of BrisStyle- Brisbane's indie designer collective. They hold several markets throughout the year, have a Facebook group and have many beautiful handmade items for sale on Etsy. I'm so excited to be part of such a talented group of crafters!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Etsy listing

I have just listed 5 girls vintage tops in my etsy shop. I was intending to hold them till the next market I do, but I'm not sure when that will be so I decided to list them instead. I really am working on getting some boys tunics out there, I promise!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Three little ducks

Three little ducks went out one day
Over the hill and far away

Mother duck said "Quack quack quack quack"
But only two little ducks came back
Two little ducks went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said "Quack quack quack quack"
But only one little duck came back

One little duck went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said "Quack quack quack quack"
But none of the three little ducks came back

Sad mother duck went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Sad mother duck said "Quack quack quack quack"
And all of the three little ducks came back.

My daughter loves this song. It's the first song she learnt and she sings it with the actions and everything, it's very cute. So I made her this duck, with an elastic wing pocket so she could store the ducklings with their mama. It's quite handy actually, it stores well so you don't end up with bits everywhere. I'm hoping to make a few for the next market I do.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Vintage tunics

I am so excited to be sharing these with you. I feel like I have been working on these forever! This idea began back in November last year (seen here, modelled by my darling boy- Oh my, I've just seen how much older he looks since then!).

I worked on the pattern for a while, and am now really happy with it. I intended for these to be mainly for boys, but then I couldn't resist a long sleeved top for girls. So, here are the first two vintage tops/tunics, made from recycled fabrics. What do you think?

Vintage girls top with brown check pocket with lace trim. Size 2.

Vintage boys tunic with contrast neckline. Size 3.

Boys tunic being modelled by Mr 3.5 who has already claimed this as his...

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Blue birds and red bears

These were so much fun to make, and I absolutely love how they finished up!

Vintage blue birds peasant top, with blue gingham sleeves and front detail, with pink buttons hand sewn on. A size 3.

Vintage red bears peasant top with little bears playing with boats, and buckets and spades with scattered stars, and two big red pockets with vintage blue buttons. A size 5.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A new little original

That's right, a new little original will be joining our family later this year :D That's why I've been really quiet, I've been struggling with morning sickness! I'm into the start of the second trimester now so hopefully I'll be back on my feet in no time. We're very excited, as are Mr 3.5 and Miss 1.5. It'll be another homebirth for us so the kids and I have been watching birth videos on You Tube to get them used to the noise and awesomeness of birth, it's been lovely.

Anyway, that's my big news... and my reason for being so slow and quiet in recent months. I'm really hoping to be able to attend a few markets over the next few weeks, I've missed it!