Thursday, June 24, 2010

Interview and Giveaway.

I've been interviewed as this week's Clever Crafter on the Handmade Co-operative blog! So for an opportunity to win a Dribble Bib and Feeding Bib of your choice, just head over to the interview and comment on which of the four items pictured is your favourite... It doesn't get any easier than that!!  You don't have long as entries close at 5pm today. Good Luck!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Happy 200!

As I promised a while back, I had a special offer planned for hitting 200 fans - likers - whatever, on Facebook... 

Today we hit 200, so, as a thank you to all fans, followers, likers, I'm happy to offer free worldwide shipping for the next 24 hours - until 5pm Wednesday June 23 (Sydney time ). You can shop at either the Madeit or Etsy shop, but must remember to add FREE200 in the notes to seller and the shipping fee will be refunded through Paypal.  Thanks for all your support!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Selling Fast v2.

Yesterday I mentioned that certain items are sold out or down to the last few - on further inspection of supplies I've discovered a few more... so the following items will soon be gone, never to return - if you'd like to puchase any of them visit the Etsy shop (or contact me if you'd like a listing on madeit in Aussie dollars).  I'm so sad to see some favourites gone, but very excited by the prospect of lovely new fabrics to show you soon!

There are a few Dribble and Feeding Bibs left in the Cogs & Nuts and Crazy Robots.

Only 3 left in this gorgeous floral stripe!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Selling Fast.

Sometimes when fabrics are being selected it's easy to know they'll be a hit... other times it's trickier to gauge the response they'll get.  I'm getting to the last bits of certain fabrics, which have been very popular, and unfortunately they've either been discontinued, or have sold out really fast.  On Monday I spent a few hours trying to source more of these fabrics but was unsuccessful, so the following items are either sold out or almost sold out.

On the upside, there is a stash of Dribble Bibs cut out and ready to sew in the Woodland fabric, that I'd put somewhere safe, and unearthed while tidying the desk!  So they've been made up and I'm waiting for some better light to photograph them!

And now comes the fun job of sourcing lovely new fabrics to make into gorgeous things!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


So I mentioned last week that Baby Elephant #1 was turning three!! Well the day has been and gone, and I'm sure he had a fantastic day!  We had a few friends over for a small party, indulged in lots of party food, played for a bit and ate cake.   Oh, and don't forget the presents!!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Available at...

IndigoElephant is pleased to announce that you can visit us in person at the Hide & Seek Baby and Kids Market on July 25.

10am - 3pm at Wrights Rd Community Centre, cnr Harrington Ave and Wrights Rd Kellyville  - it's free entry, so pop it in your diary and come by for a visit!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Another Year Older.

This week we'll be celebrating our big boy's third birthday. It's hard to imagine where the last three years have gone and how he is changing and growing right before our eyes.  It's also a reminder for me about what a privilege parenting is - and I often need the reminder, because it's easy to be caught up in the daily  frustrations of being a full time mum.  So now I just have to convince him to decide on a cake and we'll be all set to celebrate!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

A Creative Week.

I was reflecting last night about the way things work out sometimes -  life hands you lemons so you make tangy lemon squares - that sort of thing...  See just over a week ago I was really bummed about the cancellation of the market I was supposed to do yesterday. Mainly because I'd been working around the clock to sew stock for it, had ordered in various supplies, and was sick and looking after little sickies for two weeks. Anyway, looking back over the week, it worked out well as I've managed to cross off a few little projects around here.  And no I don't mean that the weeding has been done, or the mountain of laundry is any smaller... just these little projects:

My two little super heroes!

Baby Elephant #1 is really getting into dress-ups at the moment, and for ages I've been wanting to make the boys some capes.  So on Friday night, with the deadline of a little friend's dress up party the next day, I found this tutorial and whipped up these capes.  He loves it and I love watching him race around the house as a superhero!

It had to be red of course!

I also wanted to try making a tutu for the birthday girl, so having seen lots of tutorials around, and with some advice from Kim, the tulle was bought (with kids in tow) and tutu made in just over an hour!  It was so much fun making something really girly after three years of boys things!!

Nicknamed the Marshmallow Tutu as it's made of cream and pink tulle!

And then there is the cot quilt... finished last night, while watching Keanu and Sandra on TV.  I'm so happy with how it turned out, even though it's not perfect, I loved the process of putting it all together. 

I used some Alexander Henry Spotted Owl and Michael Miller Word Search fabric to start from and 'found' the other fabrics in my stash.  The pattern is from here and I love how the linear quilting adds a touch of a contemporary feel to it.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Gift Sets.

Apples and Pears on Blue - Bib and Burp Gift Set

These lovely gifts sets are now available at the Etsy and madeit shops.  They make a wonderful gift for soon-to-be or new parents, and are gorgeous and functional.  The Dribble Bib will make keeping baby dry much easier, and the Burp Cloths or Face Washers are there to mop up the messes!

 Starling Bib and Washer Gift Set
Don't forget that the bibs also come in the larger Feeding Bib size, and Dummy Clips can be made to match as well.  Just contact me for a custom set!
 Apples and Pears on White - Bib and Burp Gift Set

The gift sets provide a hassle free option for gift giving, and there have been many requests for the complimentary gift wrapping and inclusion of a card to the recipients - they make sending someone a gift as easy as can be, from the comfort of your home or office!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Warm and Cozy.

The weather is so very miserable this week, and I'm loving spending some time inside - well, apart from the cabin fevered kids, muddy footprints through the house, and lack of vitamin D.  Because I'm working on my latest little project, and it is so much fun!  I've been wanting to learn how to make a patchwork quilt for ages, and decided to start with a cot quilt for Noah.  I have used some fabulous online resources to work most of it out, but am also thankful to my wonderful friend Jo for  binding tips.  

The internet can be a wonderful place and I'm very grateful for the generous people who share their talent with the rest of us... I've spent lots of time at Oh, FranssonAmy's Creative Side, and Diary Of A Quilter amongst others as I've tried to work all this out.  Oh, and extra special thanks to Liesl at Hoppo Bumpo for the instructions on attaching the walking foot to my mum's old Janome!  The quilt is close to being finished, just working on the binding, so I better get back to it while Noah is napping.  Pics will follow as soon as it's done!