Sunday, 31 October 2010
We have sold out of the caps, we're so sorry if you missed out, but I'll be making lots more this week. So please do keep checking back here for updates and to see them in progress.
We are also in the process(right now as we speak!) of uploading all the stock onto our big cartel shop site at www.furiouskingston.com.au
So if you are after something you saw at the market today, please bear with us until it's online later this evening/tomorrow. Our winter goodies are still available through our etsy site by clicking the linky button on the top right of this page.
So I'm off to have a well deserved nanna nap and a couple of days of holiday here in Adelaide before I crack back into it on tuesday next week. Hope everyone has a lovely weekend!
Xxx Cherry & Kingston
Saturday, 30 October 2010
Well, this is what the sweat shop looked liked 2 days ago.
And as of 20 minutes ago now, it's all done! Just have to heat set some tees tomorrow morning (they're drying overnight), and we're all set to go.
Well, after packing and breakfast and such.
I'll admit, a few things fell by the wayside such as the red check shorts, hoodies, dress up moustaches and treasure bags. *sniff*, but after restocking what we hopefully sell on Sunday, I'll definitely sew up the 'missing' goodies for online and for the Caulfield market.
I know the blog has been a misery of late, but I promise that after this weekend I'll be back to my crazy self and post fun stuff. Like musings for next season! Ooh. Yeah.
Ok, I'm going to be dead tomorrow on all of four and a half hours sleep, so goodnight peeps!
Hope everyone has a great weekend and we'll see you all on the other side of Sunday.
Friday, 29 October 2010
Wednesday, 27 October 2010
Mentally planning where to put a print on the toy beater singlets. And which shade of gray.
And do I use the shiny silver snaps on the jeans which I already have, or go and buy antique brass which I prefer?
And 27 kajillion other things that only get thought of at the last second before you really need to be asleep. Hmmm am I even going to be human tomorrow on 4hrs sleep?
Monday, 25 October 2010
I know, I know, it's a rhetorical question. But still, jeebus.
At least they're going to look sweet as fricken frack when they're done.
Only the hems and waistbands left to sew on before labels and snaps.
Just the treasure bags after that.
And the moustaches.
Oh and finishing off the ties, adding buttons and holes and elastic to all the pants and waistcoats and shirts. sewing and printing the pj appliques, adding tiny velour moustaches to all the print tees, finalising the artwork for three more tees, making the screens and printing them up too. And back neck prints for all the tops.
Plus a look book, photographing everything, finalising bags and postcards, and the NEW website.
I think that's all the big stuff anyway.
Gah! No wonder I'm knackered.
Friday, 22 October 2010
He's just starting to understand pretend play, and was very into the tea sets at day care. So I went out an bought him this super cute little porcelain set which he loves so much. We made tea for the snakes and crocodiles and a shrek toy who burped and made king crack up into fits of giggles. Boys really do come out as boys don't they?
Wednesday, 20 October 2010
Yeah so I procrastinate. Deal with it. At least it leads to cuteness. Got sick of boring black (I use Jim's 0.5kg weights to hold my patterns down to trace around) so I wrapped them up in some dotty spotty stretch jersey. Makes a good handle too.
Saturday, 16 October 2010
If you own a snap press for nappies, it only comes with the dies for plastic snaps. And if you want to buy the dies for metal snaps at a later date, well, it's pretty darn exxy.
I discovered a simple solution the other day when fuming over lack of funds to purchase said dies.
I give you the snaps press hack!
So simple I'm surprised I didn't think of it before. Just take out the top die and replace with the little tool that comes in the packet of snaps. Tighten. Put the base snap holder on the lower die. A bit of padded double sided sticky tape works well to hold it in place.
And that's it. So easy.
The result is much nicer than when I bang away with a hammer too.
Tuesday, 12 October 2010
I've had so much work to do to get ready for Mathilda's I've been putting off the little crappy jobs. But thankfully my super sister came to the rescue on the weekend and spent most of Sunday helping me out in the sweat shop. She cut out these insanely cute mini ties and bow ties (they'll have elastic and Velcro so they're toddler safe), and trimmed leather belts and sewed on buttons and steamed singlets and talked crap with me all day. Was great! She's even cutting some moustache logos out at work for me. Yay!
Slave labour sisters are great.
10m of denim and 3m of drill to be pre shrunk before cutting. Off to the laundromat with you. Too much for our little machine to wash without threatening to strike.
The shrinkage is 5%, so technically I could I just alter my pattern to include it, but safer to wash in fabric form I think.
Sunday, 10 October 2010
Next time you switch needles, keep the packet somewhere handy so you remember what kind you're using. Far easier than trying to read the tiny numbers on the needle, let alone remember if it's a ball point or sharp.
Oh and a piece of fabric wrapped around the machine with a little wadding underneath makes a great pin cushion in the handiest place. Not the prettiest, I know. And you'd get hate mail if you sent it out in a pin cushion swap, but it definitely keeps pins nearby when you need them.
Wednesday, 6 October 2010
Very happy with how the pork pie hat has turned out. Soooo fracking cute! I think I need to tweak the pattern a little more so the seam on the top shapes it better & so less blocking is required. But otherwise it's pretty sweet.
I think for the time involved and the price I need to charge to cover my costs it ends up much more expensive than similar hats being sold by larger retailers. So not viable at this stage. Ah well, maybe in the future.
Tuesday, 5 October 2010
Monday, 4 October 2010
For an easy way to cut out fusing for waistbands, belt loops, straps and other long straight items:
Just buy a roll of fusing and slice through at the width you need.
It makes it so much easier to iron/press onto your fabric too.
Just be sure to cut carefully so it's not on a funny angle, or you'll end up with wavy edges.
I just used a sharp knife on my breadboard. It's much cheaper than buying the small precut rolls of thin fusing too. This 1m wide x 10m long roll of standard fusing was $8 from my local store, compared to $12 for just 3m of fusing precut to a waistband width.
Such a timesaver!
Although very cute, I'm just not feeling the love for this hat. It's only in sampling fabric, but I just seem to feel meh about it.
Maybe it needs to be a fraction larger and the crown a little rounder?
What do you think?
Saturday, 2 October 2010
All this for $26 from another 'called me in' op shop moment. Over 120pcs each of green, pale blue, sand, dark grey & light grey. Plus loads of dark blue, chocolate and white. My lucky day!