Sunday, November 21, 2010

Back in the groove

I spent this morning soaking in the atmosphere at Northey Street market in the company of my two girls, Miss 2 and Miss 7 weeks.

It was delightful! I thoroughly enjoy being back in the market groove; the hustle and bustle of packing the car, getting to the market, setting up the stall, sitting back and enjoying the vibe and chatting to other stallholders. It's so nice to be in a place where people are passionate about things that matter so much to me- breastfeeding, babywearing, homebirth, sustainable living, ecology, permaculture to name a few.

Northey Street always has such lovely caring people. I met some wonderful people today, and bumped into many friends. I'm looking forward to going back in 2 weeks time with Fauve Fibres.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Vintage pink

I made this cute summer top for Miss 2. It's a Breezy bamboo/cotton knit bodice (pattern by Shannon) and an upcycled cotton skirt. I really surprised myself with this. Firstly, by making my daughter something pink, then secondly by actually liking said pink item! It's very sweet and perfect for our hot Brisbane summers.

I ordered some Bendigo cotton to make more of these and am hoping it holds its shape better than this Moda Vera bamboo/cotton blend. This is lovely and soft but just doesn't hold its shape at all! If the Bendogo cotton bodice works out then I'll be making some for markets.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Vintage sweetness

Big shout out to the rain for keeping my husband home today so I could finish a few more things for the BrisStyle ECO market :)

I'm working my way through a pile of crafty goodness but realising that I'm just not going to get all that I had hoped to get done, done. I'll just keep working away when I can and build up for the BrisStyle designer market on the 4th December.

These sweet vintage peasant tops are made from upcycled vintage fabrics and one features a recycled doilie and French lace my grandmother gave me. They are so sweet!