Thursday, June 23, 2011

Become a follower today

This week has been amazingly un-productive.
I can't even come up with a good excuse.
The weather I can't think of anything.
With Jennie working full time elsewhere (maybe I can blame her), I have no one to bounce ideas off or even check on my progress.
Its lonely being the lone ranger.
Maybe if more of our readers became 'followers' it will inspire me to stop procrastinating. It's not too tricky, just click on the 'follow' icon at right. Embarrassingly, I did by mistake and have now become a follower of myself.
You can also 'like' us on facebook. The icon is also just to the right.
And because I'm so grateful to all our lovely 'followers' and 'like'ers you can all receive 10% off any purchases from our online mini boutique at 

How is that for inspiring!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Listen to your Nanna.

I received some beautiful locally hand made lace samples today. Made with love by a grandmother of one of my little girls best friends.
My lovely Grandma made the lace I used in my sample (above), but as she is no longer with us and I never learnt how, I was so glad to meet someone who can do this lovely art form.

So  I'm spending this horribly cold and wet afternoon playing around with ideas on how to best use these beautiful pieces. 

Our Sunshine & Daydreams labels have arrived.
Now, just waiting on the swing tags.................

Monday, June 13, 2011

Goodbye long weekend.

How was your long weekend?

On Saturday I visited the much better organised people who actually got their stall organised in time for the delightful Yarraville Market.We are still waiting on our swing tags and labels, so I'm very glad we postponed our booking!

When I was there checking out the traders, I picked up a gorgeous necklace for a gift and a head band for my little girl. It's definitely worth a visit. There was so much to tempt me. Beautiful jewelery, gift ideas and lots of things for big and little girls.

 I can't wait for our stall on July 10th.

Today Jennie did our product shots for our online mini boutique.

I should stay up late putting them up, and trying for the sixtieth time to create a hyperlink on this blog, but my hot water bottle is waiting for me in my bed.

Ahh, the joys of being your own boss.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

a shop at last!!!

It took me three days and my brain nearly melted, but here it is.........

Shop for hand made demi couture delights for the little girls in you life, like this Ella Bella hand made head piece.

More products to be put up soon.

Now to rest my weary head, and to celebrate with (more) champagne. (again)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Help, I need a machinist!!!

Some good news and some bad news.

We have had to move the date of our participation in the Yarraville market to next month. 'Yippee' I hear you all say. 'More time to save up for Cindi Lauper inspired ballet skirts'.

I must have been crazy(or stingy) to think that I could make all the stock myself in time for the market. And I'm not sure that my labels and swing tags will arrive in time either.

So now I am on an urgent look out for a machinist, a dress maker or a quality local manufacturer.

Does anyone have someone they can recommend?

 I also have my first order for cup head pieces ( for big girls) to keep me extra busy, and I have to make them myself.

So stay tuned for stockists, market dates and our online shop. is now registered and will be operational any day now.

Some lovely half made skirts, help!