Friday, April 30, 2010

Ribbon Flowers

I absolutely LOVE ribbons!  I have drawers and drawers full of them (note to self - must make a lovely ribbon storage unit!).  Mostly I buy ribbons because I love their color, pattern or they come in a matching set with 4 or five other ribbons.  I actually like them so much that I often can't bear to cut them up and use them!  Yesterday I decided that some of this ribbon "collection" needed to start a new life, and what better way than as a beautiful ribbon flower.

Here is the finished product:

The purple and pink one was my first attempt, but once I got going and made some length adjustments I found the perfect fit for the two rows of "petals".  I am going to make these into brooches, hairclips and even decorations for my shoes!

I can see myself making hundreds of these for the market stall as well as gifts for special little girls.  I am happy to use my beloved ribbons to create these gorgeous flowers, although I really wish that I didn't know about the delivery of ribbons that arrived at Posie's yesterday.  I think I will need more drawers and that ribbon organiser sooner than I thought!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Isn't she gorgeous!

I recieved this stunning photo in my inbox today.  I am still blown away by how vibrant the colours are and how happy this beautiful baby girl is.  Leanne Harrington of Little Sunshine Photography is responsible for styling and capturing this amazing photo.  Leanne is a master of her craft and takes photos in the Canberra and Bateman's Bay area (my family will be having their shoot in Spring - to better enhance their blue eyes!).  Check out her website for more information.  Thanks Leanne x

Friday, April 23, 2010

My New Toy!

I was very excited when my hubby came home the other day with an early Mother's Day present for me (seeing as he is away now for a month and will miss Mother's Day this year).  He bought me a new digital camera!  I have been wanting a new camera for ages so he knew I'd be pleased with this purchase.  It's a Canon EOS 1000D - and I love it!  I am taking it with me everywhere and am having a great time working out how to use it.  We popped into Shop Handmade on Wednesday morning with some delicious cupcakes from the Jazz Apple Cafe and Cupcake Emporium (love the name too!) for Shopgirl Rachel's Birthday.  They looked almost too good to eat...almost!

Yummy, yummy!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Here we go!

After deleting my first blog (please don't ask me how!) I have had start all over again!

Mrs Sew & So's began officially about 2 years ago when, after many years of making quilts and personalised towels for friends and family when they had their babies, I finally gained the confidence to start selling my wares at markets. After an initial bumpy start (at a low profile market which could only be compared to a tidy Trash and Treasure) I approached the Old Bus Depot Market in Kingston. This was quite a successful venture...until the amazing Julie Nichols approached me to set up a stall at the Handmade Market in Canberra. This market has given me the best opportunity to sell my goods and I have many return customers from here. Julie and another gorgeous designer and friend, Rachel Evagelou, have now teamed up to create Shop Handmade. The Shop is amazing! It only opened a week ago and I have been in there twice already as a customer.  Check out the link for the ultimate Handmade Shopping destination in Canberra