Thursday, July 31, 2008

Busy keeps coming...

A lot has happened in the past couple weeks, but namely I'm happy to announce that my etsy shop is finally up and running. I introduce MADE Baby & Lifestyle. I will be listing more & more varied items over the next few weeks. Having the shop up and running has surely got the creative juices flowing, I have so many ideas I need a week alone in a room with my singer! oh yeah, I had my first paying customer! yay! and have received lots of great feedback about my Paci-Savers pacifier clips. Also I'm officially a contributing editor to Tchochkes. Tchochkes is an Israel based Interior design blog, Feel free to check us out! Also sadly we have to move again... but on the bright side hopefully we can stay in our new place until we decide to take up a permanant residance somewhere and it's a great oppurtunity to redecorate!! (there's a lot more space!!) I've been drawing playroom sketches on bits of scrap paper and napkins... every chance I get. Ever since seeing Amy butler's studio I've been quite envious, but now I can create my own studio in one of the spare rooms!!

Sneak peak: This sweet little guy is named Gerald the Giraffe and he's a softie and a rattle, perfect for little hands! sewn from this fab Amy butler material he's already a hit! he's received Baby L's seal of approval; chew worthy! we'll be keeping the prototype but others just like him will be available at my shop. I'm already thinking Gerald just might be interested in meeting a Geraldine.... stay tuned

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Busy Bee!

I've been quite busy lately trying to work on stuff for my shop, learn how to knit... (well sort of..) complete my assignments for school; I got to design a chair, a lamp, and packaging for spaghetti! and I'm currently drawing up plans for a duplex conversion, all while still taking care of my little pookie, whom by the way is growing up way too fast... and oh yeah! I'm an Aunt! My sister in law had a son, my first nephew! last week.

So I've designed and ordered labels for my etsy shop wares, and I'm anxiously waiting for there arrival! I've even figured out what was causing my sewing machine to fly out of whack....(cracked engine case...) and have designated some time towards my sewing. Here are some things I've been working on lately;

This is a bib I made for my daughter, I just love polka dots especially in some of my favorite colours, red and white! with some brown thrown in for good measure! it still needs some final stitches but all in all I'm happy with its outcome!

These are the pacifier clips I'm working on for my shop, "Preppy stripes", there were more but we're using some and others I gave as gifts... I hope to finish them up as soon as the labels get here and start listing on my shop!

Speaking of gifts, these toy blocks will be a set of three for my nephew, made with some of my favorite Amy butler and Joel Dewberry fabrics! I think they work great together! I'm also making another set for friends, hopefully after that I'll have some time to make some for my shop...

I was asked to help decorate the tables for my nephews Bris, the theme was green and blue, so I made these "Gift box" centerpieces....

Lastly these are some Cath Kidston fabric swatches I plan on turing into a "Shabby chic" block set for my own little girl, gotta love Cath! I'd seen and heard of her stuff before but I really became a fan after purchasing a "Letter pillow" from Yvonne of Yvestown with my daughters initial. Yvonne is totally gaga for Cath, check out her home on flickr, it's like an ode to Cath kidston!
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