Friday, May 27, 2011

And the winner is...

Thanks to all who entered the guessing comp for a chance at the $50 store credit... The lucky winner is Christina from billy mac clothing who guessed the exact number of buttons in my jar.  For those who were wondering how buttons are in the jar, it's 123! Congratulations Christina!!   Now I can start sewing on some of those buttons...

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Bamboo Love.

IndigoElephant hearts bamboo for so many reasons... want to know why we have jumped on the bamboo bandwagon and how it will improve what we create (and you love)?  If you've been to visit the online shops (and read the product descriptions!) you'd have noticed our bibs are now backed in bamboo double terry, as are the new & improved burp cloths which will make it online soon!  The bamboo terry is fabulously soft, while also being more sustainable to grow and more absorbent than cotton.  It also has great antibacterial qualities!  Plus, following all the issues with finding a quality replacement for backing the pram blankets, they'll will also be backed with bamboo.  Not the double terry, but a super warm and soft bamboo + organic cotton fleece. The first of the blankets will be available at Handmade Canberra on June 11!  Hope to see some of you there.

Monday, May 23, 2011

A Birthday + A Giveaway.

Today my beautiful grandmother celebrates her 90th birthday!  She is a wonderful woman who has blessed so many others with her love, graciousness, compassion, faithfulness and kindness, she is amazing in so many ways and has had a huge impact on my life.  

 Picture taken recently with her three precious great grandsons!

Celebrating her birthday has gotten me around to (finally) posting the long promised giveaway to mark reaching 500 likers on facebook - who now number almost 550!  So, to thank everyone for their continued support, which I'm super dooper extra grateful for, I'm offering up a $50 voucher to be spent on whatever IndigoElephant goodies take your fancy. And to make this all a little more interesting, I'm asking you to guess how many buttons are in my crayon wallet button jar... the closest guess will win!  Just read the details below to enter...

The Fine Print ::
1. Only one entry per person. Please remember to leave an email address so I can contact you!
2. Entries close on Friday 27th May at 9pm Sydney time.
3. Prize includes a $50 credit towards IndigoElephant products and shipping to wherever you may be.

The giveaway is now closed!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Back Online.

IndigoElephant is back online... just madeit at the moment!!  It's been a crazy few weeks with all sorts of things going on in our lives but things are getting back to normal - slowly.  So please bear with me as I photograph, edit and list new items, while also making new stock, making up products for markets, and doing the whole wife-ing/mothering thing.  

In recent weeks it's been a bit of a struggle to balance all my roles and feel like I'm doing any of them reasonably well so the break from having a strong online presence was fantastic.  It allowed me to spend some quality time with the family, immediate and extended.  I haven't been too far away from the sewing machine though, with too many ideas and never enough time to bring them to life!!  

I did promise a giveaway a little while back, as a celebration for reaching 500 likers on facebook. I've been trying to work out what would be a fun way to go about it all, and think I may have it worked out. The next post will contain all you need to know about it!

To Market.

This crisp, sunny autumn morning saw us heading to our local market for some delicious treats.  It's been a long time since I went to a market as a shopper, not a stallholder and really enjoyed being able to browse at leisure - or as much leisure as two boys with a need for marshmallows will allow! Though who can blame them when the marshmallows are as good as what Gena makes! Check out our haul - yes it's huge considering all I really wanted was a tub of marinated olives!

1. Unwaxed red apples  2. Red Emperor, Kaffir Lime, Ginger & Chilli Ravioli  3. Creamy Thai Coconut & Coriander Sauce  4. Angus Beef Sausages  5. Rhubarb  6. Rhubarb & Blueberry with Cinnamon Confit  7. Darling Mills Farm Marinated Olives  8. Sweetness Mango Marshmallows  (the raspberry ones long gone)  9. Free Range Eggs  10. Wholemeal Sourdough Loaf

And this doesn't show the two punnets of deliciously sweet strawberries consumed before I could snap a pic either!  We will be eating well this weekend... or maybe just today considering how fast we're moving through this lot!!  Hope you're enjoying the weekend, whatever you may be doing.