Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Farmyard Twin-sets - Custom Order for Lucy

 Lucy, here are the sets for the twins if you're interested.The singlets are 0000.  I also have the same appliques on 0000 white bodysuits if you want to take a look. 

The nappy covers/bloomers are a touch smaller than the 0-3 month pattern. The bloomers are made with a cotton bias binding casing to make the elasticised legs/waist as soft as possible for their newborn skin.

 Oink.....This is a sunshine yellow set for the wee girl. The bloomers are yellow/white gingham with two gingham ruffles and two ruffles of cotton eyelet lace for a super cute butt. 

 Cluck......The little boy set is made from blue/white gingham with a matching applique on the singlet and butt.

I have more of this fabric (thanks Bec!) so you just might see some of a farmyard menagerie making their way into our store early in the new year.....

A Frufru Tutu - Custom order for Lucy

These tutu bodysuits first made their appearance in 2008, oh my that was a while ago. 
When I was recently asked to do a custom order for a gal who has a little baby girls and who is very into pink I thought back and remembered these. Don't you think layers upon layers of super soft tulle is perfect for that little princess?!


  This bodysuit is a size 000 and has 4 layers of soft pink tulle. Each piece of tulle has been hand sewn to  elasticised trim, allowing extra movement through the butt. The top layer of tulle has been sewn onto pink trim to give it an extra special finish. To top it all off, a pink heart has been appliqued to the chest.

I wish I had made one for Miss T now. Perhaps I can work my fingers to the bone and get one ready in a size 2 in time for her birthday.
 Lucy, if you think this would suit your friend, shoot me an email. I'll show you what I came up with for the twins in my next post.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Last order out for Xmas.

My last Xmas package on it's way. Check out how small that poppy clip is!! A special custom order for a 10 month old girl made using mimumee no-slip-clip. These teeny tiny clips are perfect for super fine baby hair - I should know Miss T has been wearing them ever since her hair has been more than peach-fuzz for hair!

Well that's it for me for Xmas gifts - Oh hang on, still have to make my kids their Santa Sacks, finish wrapping presents, make our 2nd gingerbread house, make mini puddings & another batch of Caramel corn. Better get cracking!

If I don't catch you again. Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Thank you.......

I've been busy recently filling orders and sending my wee crafty wares off over the country as things from our store on the Madeit website are slowly moving. It is really quite exciting to have people other than immediate family being the recipients of the things I love to make, and even better when those who value the handmade send such positive feedback as this:

"Dear Amber, This is just a quick message, to say THANK YOU!! Thanks for the great product, the great communication, the quick posting and for being so lovely. I have it in my hand and I am most satisfied. I will definitely tell about you and your lovely creations to all of my mummy friends and I’m most certainly will be back for more, not only but for my little boy also! Both my hubby and I just love, love, love the clip ;) Have a Marry Christmas and a Happy New Year filled with creative ideas and with great customers, so you can keep up the good work! Eszter"

Awwww shucks!

I've also had some orders from the kids daycare center which has kept me busy. The girls in the office were so generous and offered to have me display our clothes in the foyer leading up to Xmas. It has brought all the other crafty mammas from the woodwork and now the foyer looks like a little handmade market with my clothes & felted eggs, some gorgeous crochet toys, toy/library bags and other cute stuff.

From the week I had my wares out, I sold a bunch of Lil' man T's (some with matching shorts- I'll add this as an option to the store soon), a couple of I heart Xmas T's, two antique rose skirts and the can-can skirts were a hit with 3 sold. The nicest thing is now I have some custom orders for some of the mums!
I'm really loving sewing for the wider community who love the handmade as much as I love it. So thank you to all those who are supporting my little enterprise which is doing its job & keeping me sane.

'Be a Hero' and make upcycled shorts

Thank you Shirly for you're bag of clothes that were destined for the Salvos. This is the first of our 'upcycled' clothes, a pair of stretch denim shorts. I have to fiddle a bit with the waistband as it wound up a bit big but the fit & length are great. I love the "be a hero ribbon" trim on his pockets. And best of all, he loves them.

PS. this last pose was uninitiated, I caught him while we were having lunch today at mum's work-park. Too funny!!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Day 6 - Red & Green Day

Our Advent activity today is all RED and GREEN.

RED & GREEN snowflake cookies

RED & GREEN outfits

And RED & GREEN playdough. Sorry no photo - imagine the cookies but in playdough form. In fact he thought Tilly was eating playdough this morning when he saw her eating a cookie!

What are you all doing today??

Stay tuned for day 7

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The countdown continues....

I've been busy today.

 It started while Miss T slept.....

It continued after she woke up with some help from Baby Einstein....

Any thoughts??

Keep looking in, I'll post the final product once it's dry!