Monday, 23 February 2009


So I've done a lot of the rearranging and getting things up, I think there are still some descriptions to write and things like the maxi-wraps to put up. I have also got the minkee organised, as well as just straight minkee I have a
Raspberry Cream

Raspberry Slush on the body of the nappy with Cream minkee for the wings.

Grapes and Lavender

Grape variegated minkee on the top and wings with lavender knit fabric for the body.

Red and Apricot

Red minkee on the top and wings with apricot knit fabric for the body.

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

2nd Collection


There's a lovely fabric shop about 5 hours down the road that specialises in Aboriginal prints. They are all done by Aboriginal artists who have the choice of an up front payment or they can take royalties as well, then turned into fabric designs. These are just a few I got when I was there last time.

Monday, 16 February 2009

Step 1

So what's the plan?

First, I'm not stressing about trying to guess what people will like and completing a lot of nappies. So I'm doing all the fiddly bits and getting them ready to put together, but won't actually put them together until later if that makes sense.

I'm doing several collections of outers, here are some from the first,
'Reverse Dying'

Saturday, 14 February 2009


Yes, it's been a long time.

I put a lot of effort into advertising the store last year, and with a(nother!) non-sleeping baby it was a hard grind. It didn't cause fights with my husband and he was completely supportive in giving me time, but it was obvious he wasn't happy and felt I was putting too much pressure on myself.

I had a great time over Christmas, I actually got some things sewn for myself and had a ball doing things like making hair clips and scrunchies for my girls. It was so relaxing and fun to sew different things for my family. So I announced that I was going to scale back - not shut everything down, but not push it either and just let it trickle off.

The next day I got an order through one of the things I pushed last year. Then another a few days later. Then someone else when we got back home. It's not a flood, but looking at that and the stats on my website I can see that things are starting to pay off.

The store is starting to look a bit bare so I was dithering about what to sew for it, and with the GDUNH coming up I'm wary of overloading myself again. So now I've been thinking again about where I go from here, and I've come up with a bit of a plan for now.

I suppose the moral of the story is it's a marathon not a sprint. So be patient and make sure you will be able to keep going.