Sunday, December 21, 2008

mmmm, Yuzu

Just gotta gush about one of my favourite smells ever - Im washing some wool interlock in readiness for a sewfest and the all time delishy scent of Yuzu is gently wafting through my house. mmmmmmm.... I love it!

I just saw my friend Mels' new portrait photos from Rachel Richter and Ive got to say that it is the FIRST time ever that Ive been tempted to plunge into the world of portraitry (new word, I know). I always thought they were corny - I guess Im thinking more about those 'photography studios' you get in some shopping centres where babies are put into wooden tubs, a flower put behind their ear and the bub wears a dumbfounded expression on its face. I really love Rachels blog! Lordy!

Well apart from two large custom orders that Im hammering through Ive got not too much else on, making two custom carriers and some clothes for me (WHAT?! Something for MEEEEEEE?! squeak squeak), some BohoMamas and something else.. I have forgotten something Im sure of it!

Im hoping to always keep pre-orders for my Woolly Nightpockets up on Ozebaby. There will be a week turnaround time with them and I will list the amount of pre-order slots that best fits into my sewing schedule.

As of next year I will be starting my custom draw too - it will be monthly and there will be two slots available. I will let everyone on my mailing list know when to send in an email to me to get in the draw. Winners of the draw can choose from anything I make for sale - BohoMama bags, nappies or carriers. Im yet to figure out what the limit will be, Im thinking it might be in hours - like, a max of 5 hours work for each slot. Does that make sense?

Anyway, I dont know if I will be posting before Santa visits, so heres to you all - and may he spoil you!!! Merry Christmas :)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Oh god this fabric ROCKS!

Need I say more??? :)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

The first official BohoMama for a wonderful mama :)

Im so excited about this. There was some drama a little while ago about people who cant sew but want a BohoMama, and the guidelines/restrictions that I have placed on my tutorial. It just highlighted to me that maybe I should make the odd one or two, to fulfill my desire to make something other than nappies and for those mamas that cant sew!

This one has all of the changes I have been wanting to make to the original design - it is turned and topstitched with decorative stitching, has three roomy interior pockets, a light coloured, stabilised and co-ordinating interior base to help find those pesky tiny things that disappear when you need them most, the zippered tail pocket, a pocket just below the beautiful flat o-rings that I sourced for these bags. The fabric I chose is an extremely hard to find (Ive seen it sell for $60/y) Kaufman Flower Power print matched with an electric purple twill. It is seriously awesome!

So, here is K's. I hope you love it!

My beautiful model is Betty, I love love love her (my new dressmaking mannequin). Isnt she great?

The inside

stitching and print

Beautiful Betty wearing the bag :)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

What the heck am I doing?


Well, apart from being SLOW and a little DOCILE right now, Ive been sewing up a storm!! Im about to test another lot of night nappies (for those that REALLY want a natural night nappy solution), the end product shouldnt be too far away :).

And check this out :)