Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Keeping up

Lots of cutting, sewing & stuffing, my parents returning from their long overseas trip, a play date and trying to maintain some sort of order to my house sums up my last few days. It's wonderful to see my parents and hear about their wonderful travels, and they were, of course, just slightly overjoyed to see Michaela (and how much she has changed in their time away).
I thought on the weekend that I was on track to fulfill my list of softies in preparation for the first market, THEN I read in my The Handmade Marketplace by Kari Chapin that you should make enough to fill your table twice over!!!!!! Ahhhhh!! That has thrown a spanner in the works or more so in my stress levels so I am feeling a little behind and overwhelmed. There is a pretty fair chance that I will be more sporadic with my blog posts and I'm going to have a lot of missed reading to make up for. But the most important thing is that I am really looking forward to my first market, creating a beautiful stall, meeting some new people and just having a good time doing something new.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Production Line

I've been working at a pretty frantic rate these last few days tring to cut, sew and bring my little softies into being. Being my first market and not really knowing what to expect (crowd, interest, other softie selllers), it's quite tricky knowing how much to make. I am aiming for half a dozen of each of my babushkas, space boys, seahorses, riding hood dolls as well as a few Christmas cuddlies and if I get time, I will make some felt butterfly hairclips and maybe a couple of's a big list but with another market the following week, I'd rather have too much than not enough. But then again, I have no idea how everything will be accepted and I may sell everything !!!!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Market Bound

Well, actually it's MarketS Bound. I applied to be part of the Made on the Left Xmas Market the other day and found out today that I have been accepted- woo hoo!!! And in some bizarre/am I truly out of my mind moment  I also appplied and have been accepted to be a stall holder at the Handmade Children's Market. I only say 'out of my mind' because the markets are a week apart!!!! Anyway, the list is written and the fabric cutting has started so that I can get ready in time for both without any last minute stress.......having said that I have already had a dream where I realise that it's 11.30 and the market started at 10.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Li'l Spaceman

I finished my Li'l Spaceman the other night and am pretty happy with him. I am,however, going to tweak him a little (slightly shorter arms, bigger feet and slim down the right side of his tummy- I had given him a rounded tummy which  doesn't look even now that he is closed shut.) I'm happy to have a boy softie now, so I'm off to find some space fabric.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Owl trend

I have fully embraced the owl trend in recent months- softies, ornaments, kid's clothing, jewellery...the list goes on! And so I quickly put this DIY on my ever growing list of cute things to make. You can make one too by visiting minieco.  (I blogged about minieco in this previous post)

And if you can't get enough of owl-ish crafts, head to Skip to my Lou to create a 3D Paper Owl, and to mmmcrafts to print this owl notecard.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Crafty days

I've just finished three red riding hood inspired dolls.

I'm working on a boy softie- a lil astronaut- here's a sneak peak...

And I MUST MUST buy some of this cute vintage doll fabric!!

And finally, I have decided to apply for the Made on the Left November Market.....wish me luck!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

3 years

Jon and I celebrated our third wedding aniversary yesterday. We spent a lazy day with Michaela and are planning a night out in a couple of weekends time- child free!! I was spoilt with the a cute wooden tree, alphabet stamp set and a gorgeous card

Monday, October 4, 2010

Fave New Shop

Just stumbled across this Australian company via Creature Comforts. They make and sell a range of jewellery and homewares, and currently have a 25% off sale. You can visit Polli here.
I have my eye on this garland for my family room ....

Saturday, October 2, 2010


We have had a lovely start to the school holidays- great weather, time outside (playing & tackling the over grown winter garden) and some relaxing time around the house. We took Michaela to Tropical Twist the other day and she loved it.
I am so happy to have my little cloud factory logo finished after much discussion and drafts. I liaised with this etsy seller to create it and will be having my business cards and tags printed in the coming weeks.
And of course, life wouldn't be complete without a little online shopping and adding to my ever growing list of  cute things for Michaela.

From Babys Got Style- they also sell another cute set with hot air balloons

From P for Printables- $15 for 3 darling prints, they also have a gorgeous range of party invites to print yourself

I have also got a Facebook page for little cloud factory now where I will place items for sale. You can 'like' my page here.