Friday, 28 May 2010

Two new dresses in the shop today.

I finally got round to finishing this Tea Cup print dress I've had cut out for a month or so lol.

Here is the first of the last nine "Ornithology Collection" dresses.
They have longer bodices and longer fuller skirts than the other dresses and different design and colour combinations as they all do.

One down Eight to go!! Then I can start on my new set of dresses! Well, I've already made one lol but I can get really stuck into designing the combinations which I love!

Just a couple more fabrics to buy and some cute buttons to arrive from Etsy.

I love making dolly dresses, I can treat myself to some really expensive gorgeous braids and I only need 1 metre for 3 or 4 dresses worth!! BLISS!!

Have a great weekend folks, as per usual we'll be stealing some time in the garden :D Hopefully preparing the chicken coop!!!


Freya and NaughtyPixie.

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Last week's car boot bargains.

Vintage Sindy boots from the sale next door for 50p a pair.
I was so pleased to find them and was rummaging round the tub trying to find a nice clean pair of white ones that I didn't notice that I had got an odd pair lol. The boot on the left is larger lol.
I left one boot in the tub, boo.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

I had a great day at the car boot sales on Sunday. I went to two and I'm so pleased as I nearly didn't go to the second one :D

I got the Pedigree Sindy Greenhouse and a couple of accessories from the Funtime Sindy Country Garden set! I am soo pleased with this as I stumbled accross it on Ebay one day when looking for Blythe things and totally fell in love with it for NaughtyPixie, she loves gardening :D

It still has the pond/rockery and a watering can. I haggled with the lady to get the dresser thrown in free as it was the last of my money and late in the day. It also came with two plastic play mat things and some cardboard garden back drops but they don't appear to be from the same set.

Still haven't taken piccies of the vintage sindy boots I got at last weeks carboot sales!

Friday, 21 May 2010

Treasury Feature :D

Morning all.

I've been missing a bit this week as I've been working on some hats (lol my real work, not Blythe) and the deadline is next week. They are all posted off now though so next week I'll hopefully do some updates to the shop :D I am also helping mum in the garden when I can as she has pulled her back somehow.

The Ornithology Collection has been received well, thank you to those who have bought dresses :D I'll make a proper post about it another day, I still have 9 dresses to finish, EEK!

For the next collection maybe I'll cut down the numbers a bit.

I'm very excited to be featured in two Treasuries on Etsy this week. Two different dresses in two different treasuries :D and one of the people had never heard of Blythe til she found my Nest dress. I have no idea what a Treasury is or is for lol but I feel very honoured to be noticed and featured with some well known Blythe names.

Thanks SlitelyAskew and BohemianBath! Go check out their shops folks :D
So I'm hoping to have a relaxing but productive weekend in the garden, my own garden.
Thanks for stopping by.
Freya and NaughtyPixie.

Friday, 14 May 2010

Ornithology Collection - New Collection Listed

I was just browsing on Etsy and saw a dress with a similar theme to my Ornithology Collection that I have been working on for weeks.
I thought I would list what I have finished now as I would hate to be accused of copying.

So check 'em out they are listed in my shop now!


Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Vistaprint packaging goodies - shop update!

My order from Vistaprint arrived today :D
I'm quite pleased, I think it looks quite good.
I ordered postcards, business cards and address labels. But I didn't put my address on them, they are just for sealing bags and decorating envelopes.

The postcards are for packaging: branding, stabilising and writing thank you notes in all my Etsy sales. Multi purpose :D


Just one update to the shop today, another of the felt dresses I made for the CDF free the felt contest.


Friday, 7 May 2010

Fabric Friday! Another teaser for the new collection.

This weeks fabrics aren't new, I've already made a couple of things in the shop out of them.

These all have a vintage or retro feel to them. I particularly love the kittens and the peach children. All from Sew Simple at Taverham Garden Centre as per usual :D

I am job hunting at the moment, I've been turned down for two already this year. I have four applications in at the moment. If all fails with these I will be sending my CVs out, to Sew Simple in particular. Maybe it's fate eh?

Here is another quick teaser for the new collection. A little bit more clear than the last one.

I am just about to make the last 9 dresses. 18 down! Still waiting for Vista Print but I've had another idea for the packaging :D

I hope they go well, I'd like to announce a date to list them al at once lol but I'd hate to do that and then no one buy them! How embarrassing! LOL.

I'm even thinking about the next collection, is it silly to do a whole series of dresses in one colour? I really like red!

I hope everyone has a lovely weekend, pray for sun as we're behind on the gardening, at least my fruit bushes look established now. I'm hoping to plant up more, two blueberries, a raspberry and a tub of herbs while my husband fixes the chicken house and rigs us up a couple of water butts. Plus I want to sort out the green house, at least I can do that in the rain!

Lots of love,

Freya and NaughtyPixie.