Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
How is this for a great intro?
'Greta Bertenshaw is the lovely lady behind designer children's label, Topography. Her cute t-shirts are all hand appliquéd with typography based designs and simple silhouettes in the most gorgeous fabrics. Topography is based in Auckland and is relatively new — we just think they're too cute!'
Take a look at the Fair blog for more information on the wide range of talent that will be on show.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
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Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Most of the people we spoke to at Crafternoon Tea on the weekend were looking for gifts, and we have lots of great gift ideas... lily pad liners and baby t-shirts for new parents, pinboards and aprons for kids.
The aprons are made up of our favourite fabrics and are really gorgeous, we have quite a selection to choose from now! So come and see them in person and say hi, we would love to see you.
The Devonport Craft Market blog has all the details and a list of all the talented sellers that will be there.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
My sewing machine was my grandmother's and I suspect it is older than me... I had a scare with it this week when it would only sew straight lines and not zigzags, a huge problem for applique!
We figured out the problem but it prompted me to download a manual for it, something I have been meaning to do for a while. It was a lovely surprise to see the manual cover is made up of applique letters like the t-shirts I sell.
Inspired by this blast from the past and the lovely vintage items we saw on the weekend, I tackled our local op shops today. With baby in tow I couldn't have a proper dig, but I still found some treasures for my big girl and some remnants of fabric I think I will be able to find projects for - four pieces came to $2.20!
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Here's a few piccies of our stall:
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Our first lot of aprons for sale have just finished being ironed this morning...I don't know how I'll part with them to sell them at the market. My daughter's absolute favourite one is also mine - the yellow with birds and flowers. So divine! Hope all the mums and dads at Crafternoon Tea this weekend love having their kids bake and cook as much as we do. Is your child the next Donna Hay or Gordon Ramsay?
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Inspired by our Lily Pinnies for children, I have been experimenting with some bigger ones - we thought having our logos would be fun for the markets, and the cupcake is for my crafty sister who not only makes gorgeous cards, but is this week starting a cake-decorating course at Milly's. I'm so pleased with them I will be looking into sourcing some more...