Monday, October 31, 2011

The Week Ahead

It's the start of a new week. Did you know there is only 7 weeks until Christmas!! Are you prepared or will you be running around sorting out last minute gifts in the week leading up? I hope to be organised, but one can never tell what is going to happen around this house :o)

There are lots of sales and markets coming up to help you get yourself sorted, without the hassle of last minute shopping.

The Breast Cancer Auction at LA Crafts is finishing tonight at 8pm (ACDT). There are many beautiful items up for Auction. Please head over and bid generously.

Oz Handmade is going to have a Trivia Night on their blog on Tuesday 1st November. There will be prizes - Gift Vouchers for 1st, 2nd and 3rd to spend in any Oz Handmade Store. Fun starts from 9pm (AEDT)

Little Sew & Sews is heading to Market on Sunday 6th November. If you are in or around Perth, stop in and visit Belinda at Treasure Hunt Market Place, Craigie Leisure Centre, Whitfords Avenue from 9am - 1pm.

Custom orders are filling quickly at My Obsession Designs. No more custom orders- Custom orders for Christmas delivery will close on 7th November. Any custom orders received after this date will be delivered in January 2012.

Puppy Dogs Tails is currently taking orders for these cute Christmas Shorts. Be quick because there are selling fast and no more Christmas fabric will be ordered for this season.

These Can Cozy's are a great Christmas present idea. Only $10 at Lozzy Loo Designs, they are insulated and will wrap around a can, bottle or take away coffee cup.

Have yourself a lovely week!

The Sewing Sisters!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Meet the Maker - Baby Chilli

Bec from Baby Chilli makes gorgeous MCN's.  Here is a bit more about her:

Tell us a little about yourself?

My name is Rebecca (Bec) and im the mother of two children, Alexander and Isabella.  I am kept very busy with them but also wanted to do something from home to keep me creative so Baby Chilli modern cloth napies was born.  This year I have started The Chilli Tree as well to delve into other creative items .

Other than sewing, what do you do?

Mother and I am also a Personal Assistant to a company that help look after people with mental disabilities, its very rewarding

Where do you get your inspiration?

I love fabric and so when in a fabric shop I envisage what I can make with all the beautiful fabrics.  I also lay awake at night dreaming of new creations J

What does sewing, crafting and handmade mean to you?

My mum taught me how to sew and everyday we swap ideas and learn from each other.  Its what fills up that little bit left of me.

Who is your favourite fabric or pattern designer?

I love Michael miller, Alexander Henry, Amy butler and Robert Kaufman.

Who has been your greatest influence?

My mum and still continues to be so.  My mother in law is also a huge influence too.

Where would you like to be in five years?

I would love to quit my part time job and cloth as many baby bottoms in Baby Chillis and also keep all mothers clean with a Chilli Tree apron.  I want to be known for something, to be the creator of something amazing, some one people strive to be and give others inspiration and dreams.

What handmade possession do you love most?

My mum gave me an advent calendar for Christmas, she worked really hard on it and I can't wait to hang it up next Christmas.

Monday, October 24, 2011

This weeks happenings

We have launched our Facebook Page this week. We hope that this will be a bit of a "one-stop shop" for a quick review on what is happening with all of us. You will be able to keep track of what markets and sales coming up. We also intend to auction off Martha here. Stop by to "like" us to keep up to date with what is going on.

Where to visit this week

Zahley Rose will be holding spot sales throughout the week. Make sure you keep an eye on this page and bag yourself some handcrafted goodness.

If you are in Brisbane head down to The Mummy Tree Markets this Sunday 30th October, M's Cute Bottoms and My Obsession Designs will both be their with some fabulous Christmas gift ideas

Skip Chasey is having a market night on Sunday 30th from 8pm (AEST). There will be lots of Christmas goodies available.

LA Crafts is currently holding an auction to raise funds for Breast Cancer research. So many businesses have kindly donated to this auction. Final bidding closes on Monday 31st October. Please stop by and show your support for this wonderful cause.

Have a wonderful week :o)

Monday, October 3, 2011

Along Came Martha

With help from Miss Bella, I emerge into the chaos that is Unique Babeez Headquarters.

Bella is very excited at the size of me

and quickly whisks me away for a well deserved rest!  With all my travelling across the country I really did need a boost of energy!  I had a nice nap with all the other dollies in Miss Bella's bed.  Miss B even let me have prime position on her pillow while she slept on a cushion (such hospitality).

After my rest, all recharged I decided to investigate Unique Babeez Headquarters a little more .... and this is what I found...

UNDIES!!  Oh, how I wanted a pair of my very own!  So Patricia let me dive into the Great Wall of Fabric to choose my favourite design.

While my very special pair of Undies were being made I toured the rest of the house with Miss B.  It was then a mad dash to Kindy to pick up Master Lachy.  Reluctantly, I said goodbye to Miss B, Master L and of course Patricia to continue my travels.  My next stop will be M's Cute Bottoms.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

More than just a Facebook Group

We are a group of women, who for the most part rely on Facebook for all our interaction.

We were started by 4 ladies who wanted a place for like minded crafty women to share their passion, but it has become so much more....
Some of us have been invited into the group by people we know "in real life", others have been invited by someone they have met online through the selling and purchasing (and supporting) of homemade wares.

We all started out with one thing in common, but soon found we have much, much more.....

We have shared the joys of pregnancies (and there have been many - beware of the TSS fairy dust!) and the heartbreak of not being able to fall pregnant and the devastation (and celebration) of the birth of a precious Angel Baby. Some of us have had health issues and we all have vented about the frustrations in our lives. And, as any real sister would, we all listen.... we offer each other advise and lend a "listening ear". We discovered that many Angel Babies are watching over us, that several of our sisters have had to endure numerous miscarriages and rounds of IVF to finally fall pregnant with their beautiful children. We discovered that someone else has been through that terrifying health scare or have husbands and children that sometimes simply DRIVE US CRAZY!!

Some of us, since the group began have traveled across the country to meet up at Craft Shows and Retreats and also to honour our precious Angel "Nephew" - remember that many of us had not previously known each other "in real life".

We are forever SISTERS and although we sometimes have differences of opinions we are always there for each other. There is always a listening ear, a comforting word - and let's not forget the original reason The Sewing Sisterhood started - we share our creations and inspire each other to try new things and encourage each other when we doubt ourselves. It is even possible that we lead each other astray in regards to the purchase of fabrics or patterns or other crafting essentials (did someone mention a sale???)

So yes, we are a Facebook Group, but we are much much more....

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