Friday, December 31, 2010

happy new year

It's funny how the year passes by and we wonder what actually happened this year. New year's eve has never been so important since having children, we normally head on down to the manly fire works and have a picnic by the sea. Last night we had a quiet bbq at my brothers and home by 10pm and tucked into bed by 11.30pm - yep didn't even make midnight. oh well! We did however spend new years morning at the beach before every body got sooo tired they almost collapsed in the sand.  This is one of our traditions and for me it has become more important than new years eve itself.  We have a beach only steps away and here are some shots from back in winter when we didn't have to share the space with anyone else other than the seagulls. These are lovely times and are exactly what filled 2010 up with. Happy new years !!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

apples, apples, apples......

With apples being a part of my market display I always come home with a bucket full of granny smiths. I know the choice is obvious - apple pie all the way however I am not a huge fan of apple pie. Apple crumble? yes, apple flan? yes however I was wondering if anyone out there has an unbelievable apple recipe for me?? I would love to hear from you. I know last time I made puree for a friends baby however there was so much of it the poor boy is probably still eating it!

These are some of the fabrics which didn't make it in the last range of clothing. When I begin to create I tend to have way more ideas than my budget or time will ever allow me to complete. That is what I love about sewing though every purchase is an investment, supplies to be put into the fabric bank for a rainy day, you have got to love that.

When I am in market mode I never get to make anything for my own girls and now with that behind me (until the next sewing frenzy) I can focus on creating some new styles for my little lovelies to wear in this summer weather - that is when it isn't raining. These fabrics I grabbed from spotlight and are a stretch fabric (I was thinking the less ironing the better) and really want to play around with different directions of stripes in the one dress. So that's what I am up to at the moment.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

mathilda's market and fashion parade!!!

okaydokey so as you all know this weekend is a very special mathilda's christmas market lane cove and it's going to be a beauty, sooo many fabulous stalls to take a look at and of course underneath the apple tree will have some very exciting stuff this year.  you have already seen a taste of it on my blog however pop on down and see it all on show. we have loads of pretty summer dresses, rompers, bloomers, hair accessories and new to underneath the apple tree are the cute giraffe softies in beautiful prints. all would make lovely christmas gifts, we hope to see all your smiley faces at lane cove this sunday xxx

the parade......

now onto my next very important piece of information, the up and coming kids fashion parade.  all profits go to a really good cause - bear cottage. so dig into your pockets and please buy a ticket for a great cause and come down to rialto square manly next wednesday to watch the parade whilst enjoying a champagne brunch, not to mention a 25% discount on children's wear in store after the show.  there is plenty of room for the kids to come along and enjoy the show. labels like mama papa, chalk and cheese, coco and ginger, munster and underneath the apple tree. you can call the shop to pay for tickets 02 8966 9555 but be quick tickets are selling fast, more details below. hope to also see you there!!!!