Thursday, 30 December 2010

Earl for Xmas

Apparently i am now married to Earl.
Luckily it works for him!


Saturday, 18 December 2010

Mathilda's market 2011 dates

Yeah baby, confirmed market dates for first quarter of 2011!
We'll be bringing new season treasures to take home, including an update to the Bapa cap and classic shirt, and a few surprises too! Scrawl these dates on your calander and come an say hi!

Sunday, 27 February 2011 9am to 1pm.
Hawthorn Town Hall, 360 Burwood Rd
Oodles of free parking at rear of Town Hall!

Sunday, 13 March 2011
Norwood Concert Hall, 175 The Parade, Norwood. Main Entrance from George Street. It can get a little crowded at times (plus there is a lift to get upstairs), so if possible, we suggest to leave the pram at home!
9am to 1pm.

Saturday, 26 March 2011
Paddington Town Hall, Corner of Oxford St and Oatley Rd, Paddington. It can get a little crowded at times, so if possible, we suggest to leave the pram at home!
9am to 1pm. Paid parking around Town Hall.

For loads more info and to see who else will be bringing beautiful goodies to share, go visit Mathilda's Market.

Hope to see you there!


Friday, 17 December 2010

Giveaway bonanza at kid independent

Pop on over to the wonderful Kid Independent before dec 23rd and you could win some goodies from us!
Just add a comment telling us all your favorite name for a moustache to be in the running. You can choose any cap and and any tee to be sent directly to you anywhere in Australia. And best of all? There are two, yes TWO prize packs to be won! sweeeeet! clickety clickety: Kid Independent


Monday, 13 December 2010

My finds Monday - sweet pink watering can

How cute is this little pink retro watering can? It's not vintage (there's a recycle triangle on the base), but so sweet that I don't care! Yay!


Friday, 10 December 2010

More random 70's inspiration- kids & home

Last 70's post I promise!

Isn't this metal cot gorgeous? I love how see through it is, rather than most of the big heavy wooden ones around now. And red! Probably not super safe for a newborn, but great for a toddler. 

These are out of a fairytale almost. They remind me of the 'Tilly and friends' book 'Goodnight Tiptoe'. 

I think I had one of these satchels when I was a kid. Or not. But I love the colour blocking and simplicity- no trademark characters.

And how cute is this little man? You may just see something similar for AW11, methinks. Watch this space.

I don't normally advise denim on denim, but I'm kinda giddy about this romper. Although I'd worry about a toilet training toddler in it. And red boots!

Sweet apple clogs.
Enough said.

Toaster and thingo covers. I don't know exactly what's under there, we can play appliance lotto maybe.

Please someone adapt this idea for their girlswear, these heart trees are too sweet to be left behind.

Don't worry king, I won't make you wear this!

But it's likely I'll make a poncho, because they are awesome, and it's impossible to be unhappy in a poncho.

And I promise not to decorate the house like this, even though it's kinda awesome.

Although this door free bathroom next to the loungeroom should probably stay in the 70's. 


Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Vintage toys as inspiration

These felt and embroidered houses are so sweet, someone has to make them.

This clown is creepy. Don't make this for a small child unless you want to give them nightmares.

Happy little lion. I'm definitely getting a lion vibe at the moment.
It's a bit too cliche, but Kingston loves them at the moment, so I might have to tweak and play to come up with a cool variant.

Every boy loves dinosaurs, and king is a little obsessed, his bed is covered with them. But I think this one would eat all the others and poop stuffing for a week, he's huuuuge!

I love how this kid is such a runner that not only is she wearing a harness, but that it has bells on it just in case she does escape.


Vintage knitted toddler yumminess

Ooh, some sweet finds!

Beautiful knitted lovelies. I'm just not a knitter though, too impatient with my turtle-esque skills.
If anyone wants these patterns, let me know and I'll send you a scan. Don't want them to go to waste!


Xmas tree up

Well we put our tree up this weekend. Actually we put two up. The nice wooden one we got at a country road ex merchandising sale (with home made toddler painted decorations) and the tacky but delicious fibre optic one. Guess which one king likes best? Yup. Plastic fantastic wins again. At least through a filter it looks cute and 70's.

And a certain little boy was making farty raspberries on the chair. Sigh. Boys learn early.


Autumn winter research

Just doing some more research and getting inspired for designing autumn/winter 2011. Since we'll be on leave over Xmas and early Jan, I thought I'd take that time to fully design and draw up any tee prints, since I'll be interstate and can't do patterns or toilles or sewing.
Looking through all my lovely vintage sewing and craft books (yay for a long history of op shopping and hoarding), and even pulling out some photos of family from my childhood. I'm just loving all daggy 70's stuff. Even yellow and brown. Which I normally loathe. What's happening to me?!
Loads of awesome pics to come as I muse over things and share some deliciously daggy delights that might inspire also.


Friday, 3 December 2010

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Oh for a computer pattern making program. Illustrator just doesn't cut it!

Just trying to grade up some patterns from 1-3 out to 4-6 on the computer. Wow it takes forever. Faster by hand. But at least once digitized I can admit and adapt faster and then plan out lays too. Sigh. If only I had thousands of dollars for gerber or lectra. One day.


Saturday, 27 November 2010

Inspiration pictures: what's fueling the fire right now

My pin board above is slowly being taken over by 70's funk. Yeah. Some more finds in random places that are slowly building up a picture or where we're heading next season. Gotta get the vibe going before I can really know what I'm designing.

Typography seems to be coming to the fore too, a lot of hand drawn letters around and bold use of classic fonts with an update rather than wacky fonts.

Old worn leather, with colour like waxed, weathered wood. Burnt orange and umber, sienna and bold yellow. While slick slate gray, black and powder soft blue temper the wild bursts of citrus.

Homely stitching and macrame monogrammed matching chenille.

Cute hep cats in stripey skivvies.

What's inspiring you lately?



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