Saturday, November 19, 2011

What I did today ...

We had a lazy day at home today, I watched Mad Men Season 4 and made/finished off various Christmas Crochet crafts which will be used to decorate my local wool shop, SewGood/KnitToo.

Newborn Santa Pixie hat - treble crochet and pop corns.
Made using my Pixie hat pattern of 2010
I personally like the popcorn pom pom.

Christmas Tree Banner.
Pattern found in the Nov/Dec 2010 issue of Crochet Today!

Christmas Hair clips. 
The gold things are supposed to be stars
So what did you get up to this weekend?

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Seven Questions: Puppy Dogs Tails and Or Elsie!

Name: Holly
Company Name: I Have two – Puppy Dogs Tails and Or Elsie!
Website: (but it’s a bit neglected at the moment!)
Online storefront/s:  COMING SOON!
Facebook: and


1.    What is your favourite Colour?  Blood Red and Frosted Pink (and yes together!)

2.    What is your favourite font? Depends on what I am doing but Kirsten Sans Italic is usually my fall back.

3.    Who would you like to be stuck next to on a long haul plane trip? My husband – his work commitments means he usually travels without me so if I was stuck next to him it would mean we were actually going somewhere together.

4.    Who taught you the basics of your craft? You-tube :P  
5.    What is your favourite item in your range?  Why?  Puppy Dogs Tails – loving the Funky Mister Christmas shorts I’m currently making.  Probably because using Christmas prints is getting me excited for the holidays!  Or Elsie!  The iPad covers are fun to make as I can really play around with fabric combinations and embellishments a bit more than I do with clothes.    

6.    What is your best seller? The waterproof car seat mat -  something I originally made after a customer requested one, they always sell out when do a stocking and I get regular email enquiries about them.  The “Super Sets” are also popular for presents!

7. If there was an academy award for handmade and you won it, to whom would you thank? Sharon from Lil Moo & Me as I am always inspired by, and in awe of, her fantastic eye for fabric.  

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I met Holly through the Dream BIG group.  I love her bold colour choices and my son adores the beautifully made shirt Holly made him for his school's 50's Night.  Here is a photo of him recently after seeing 'Plop' at Shoalhaven Entertainment Center. 

Monday, November 07, 2011

Christmas Shopping Guide: For big girls

This special Christmas Shopping Guide has been put together with my sisters and girlfriends in mind.
Bridesmaids earrings by Lilli Pilli Jewellery
Taking flight reflillable book by Ideal Liza
black and white damask lamp by Lulu Lamps
VINTAGE LOVE HEART Scrabble Tile Bobby Pins by Lou Lou & Betty
Green Frog Keyring by Mrs Monkei
Black & Silver Necklace by A Touch of Bling

Friday, November 04, 2011

October in Reveiw

Its been a busy month!

1. Bunny blanket for baby Bella.
2. View of Melbourne from South Bank
3. The "Nobody" bench
4. Classic Melbourne laneways
5. Spring babies in Sanctuary Point
6. My newest nephew - Mr O!
7. Isn't he adorable, Mr A.
8. Miss H got busted playing with my make up!
9. Winter 2012 boys range photo shoot at Espy Photography
10.  Mr J turned 7 (I'm still getting over that fact!)

I was also featured on Kasiabear's blog - read it here

And last but not least I reached 1000 Likes on Facebook in October, which is a bit scary because I still struggle with the fact that people like what I'm making.