Sunday, 28 August 2011

Snowmen Christmas Stocking

Can't believe I am saying this but I have got myself all excited about Christmas. I have been talking via email to a few organised sweeties about my christmas stockings and last night I was eager to get started and this cutie is the first in an already growing list of orders. The colours are lovely and bright and so cheery. Don't fret you know me I couldn't stop at one and made up two I have it listed in the shop if you want it. I have some fabric suggestions for you not all Christmas. First off I have this snowman in a pale blue. or what about a red sock monkey version. Or perhaps some scooter and puppies? Just check through my previous post or have a look in my shop at some of the fabrics I use.
Happy Sunday

Friday, 26 August 2011

Quilted Christmas Stockings

Morning all I am taking orders for my quilted christmas stockings. Each stocking will have a gorgeous elf toe, be fully quilted and lined with oh so soft bamboo and organic cotton fleece. They make adorable gifts for little ones and not so little and are sure to be treasured. Start a new Christmas tradition and get a family set. I haven't finalised my fabrics yet but would like to get an idea of numbers at the moment. Just email me.
Here are some examples of last years stockings.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Custom Orders

Good morning all I suppose you have noticed that I have been posting less frequently over the last couple of weeks. I am still here but up to my eyes in it. I have taken a bit of time for myself and am feeling totally up for the run up to Christmas. Oops sorry I mentioned the C word and its still August. One of the things I have noticed is a rise in custom orders. When I have been at fairs and shows people have been so surprised that a pattern can be tweeked and adjusted to suit them even better. Another plus point of handmade. So I have been getting lots more custom requests. Here are some examples.

this lovely customer wanted the art wallet a little bit bigger to house more crayons.

This lovely customer wanted cotton flannel on the front of her little boys bibs.

And this lovely customer wanted an art wallet big enough for twistable crayons.

All in all a very positive experience for everyone. Very satisfying for me to be stretched a little.
Happy Thursday.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Fayre in the Square

Hello all how are you all. I had the most brilliant day yesterday at the Fayre in the Square at Crieff. For those of you that are unfamiliar with Fayre in the Square it is the warm up day for the Crieff highland Gathering. The little square was buzzing with stalls selling soap ( I bought a few wedges my favourite is bog myrtle), cakes and fresh local produce I was not there to work but on a personal level. The sun shone and shone The Crieff High School pipe band were performing ( they were brilliant) but stealing the show were the highland dancers ( I am very bias ) we saw flings, the sword dance, Flora McDonalds fancy, Heiland Laddie and many many more exciting displays of intricate footwork well done girls you did the town proud. I spoke to people from Canada, South Africa, England and Italy all so keen to find out a bit more about our Scottish customs and traditions. Wonderful wonderful day. Makes me proud to be Scottish. My batteries are charged I had so much fun.
Have a great Sunday.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

The Disease to Please

My life is like a treadmill at the moment so busy constantly. I am trying to keep up with my sewing orders as well as my family commitments. My biggest problem is saying no. Sure I can do some baking for the sale. Yes I will run that up for you today. I can meet that deadline for you. Last minute birthday no problem. I have caught it bad. The disease to please. Are you infected too?
Happy Wednesday.

Monday, 15 August 2011

Last of the Lunch Bags

Good morning all I have completed my lunch bag orders and let me tell you that is no mean feet. I am a bit lunch bagged out. So here are the last 2 off the Made by Mum kitchen table production line. Hope you like them. For all of you local readers thanks for all the pointers about grey school uniform we are now sorted I have a couple of labels and only one pair of trousers to alter for the big day tomorrow.
Happy Monday.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

How many Labels?

Oh the start of school is approaching and although I love to sew, school name labels are not my favourite thing. I have about 50 name labels to sew on as well as hems on numerous pairs of trousers. Taking waistbands in and I am still searching for grey school cardigans ( does anyone local to Perth know a shop that has them) and other uniforms. Its not like I left things too late I started in July but the shops don't seem organised themselves. On the subject of organising I am a list writer are you? I write lists for everything keeps me on track otherwise I forget. I have so many things running around up there. So what could be better for keeping all your lists and notes together but my new organiser perfect for a birthday gift or just to treat yourself. Comes complete with pockets for pad of paper, pen and vouchers, business cards, coupons etc. Its listed in my shop if your interested. And now that I can tick write blog post off my list I will get onto the next job.
Happy Thursday.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Tweet Tweet

Hello my lovelies, What have you been up to? as you have probably guessed from my absence I am still up to my eyes in sewing orders things are just getting busier and busier. I have been making and posting and making and posting. I have made a little time to fiddle and came up with a modified version of my art wallet. I used twistable crayola crayons and a jumbo pad of paper in this super deluxe version. It would make a fab back to school gift for your artist. I have listed this one to my shop if you are interested. Got to get back to the machine I have a baby shower in Australia to make favours for.
Speak soon.
Happy Tuesday.

Friday, 5 August 2011

Monkey Business

Yesterday was a funny day. After doing some running around in the morning our plans of going to the allotment were ruined due to the never ending rain so we settled ourselves for a creative afternoon. Everyone had a project from making a viking ship from weetabix boxes and loo rolls and several rolls of sticky tape to sewing a new bookmark from Mummies little scraps. Everyone was busy and it was lovely. I joined in by making this cute sock monkey pillowcase. Its such a fun project goes great with my sock monkey blanket. What I like best is that all the seams are completely enclosed. French seams rock. I think I may make a few for my shop they would be wonderful to take on a sleep over or hospital visit or maybe camping.
Happy Friday

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Pack Lunches

Hello my dears. It's that time of year you know BACK TO SCHOOL. Shoes, uniform, coats, pencils, pens you know shopping shopping shopping. Dragging your munchkins around the town trying on skirts and trousers seeing if there's enough growing room. With all the shopping and sewing on labels its easy to forget about what our kids will eat when they are there. This year is going to be a little different for us at Made by Mum HQ. In fact Mummy will be making packed lunches. I have been going through my recipe books and am on a mission to banish boring packed lunches. I thought it would be fun to compile a list of ideas and suggestions. Please include some veggie menus. This house is green.
Happy eating

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Bamboo Bib Sale

Good morning my lovelies. This morning I feel the need to spread my good mood. I will be offering my bamboo bibs for just £5 each and that includes UK postage. Just email me your choices and I will send you an invoice through paypal. Don't be shy this offer is for today only.
Happy shopping.

Thanks so much for all your lovely orders the sale has now closed Bibs will be in the post first thing.