Wednesday, September 28, 2011


The newest member of the IndigoElephant team... Frankie, who will be coming to Canberra this weekend for Handmade Canberra's Upmarket, till then I'm buzzing around trying to get things finished.

For some reason all those last minute jobs, like ironing the stock, attaching swing tags, counting everything, making sure all the display props are ready to go, just takes me forever.  So, my plan was to have all my sewing finished on Monday...but, it didn't happen. And the old machine was still humming away, but all the essentials were completed yesterday.  There are still plenty more things I could do if I get some time....  For now it's time to let the ironing/counting/pinning begin...

For those of you who are heading to Canberra for Floriade and the market, please make sure you come and say hi... I love meeting you all!  And for those looking for something to do over the long weekend, I hear that Canberra is lovely this time of year *insert cheeky grin*... No really, if you're looking for something to do, why not enjoy a leisurely drive to the capital, take in the tulips, or the art gallery, or Questacon... and of course the market.  I'm hoping I get some sneaky shopping time, but if it's anything like previous events, I'll be flat out manning the stand!

The market is on Saturday and Sunday October 1-2, at the National Convention Centre, Constitution Ave, Canberra, 10am - 4pm.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Crayon Wallets Galore!

image from Maddison Scarlett Photography
At the moment, every spare minute I have is occupied with 'making' in preparation for Handmade Canberra on October 1-2I'm really looking forward to the fantastic atmosphere that is always a part of this great market but I've never done a two day event before and have no idea what to expect in terms of visitors to the market and how much stock I'll need?  So, I keep making... and making... and making!  

There are a few new {limited} items that I'm very excited to be taking down, and will share those soon.  But for now, it's all about the Crayon Wallet!  These were hugely popular in the lead up to Christmas last year, because not only are they super cute, and encourage creativity in little ones, but they are the kind of gift that keeps giving.  How, you ask?  Well, on the surface they're a gift for a child, but really they are a gift for the parent too, they are easy to fit into a handbag (or man-bag!), and ready to entertain your little one while you enjoy a coffee, wait for the doctor, or for a meal to arrive... the possibiliteis are endless!  With eight Crayola crayons and a blank notepad included, the Crayon Wallet is ready to go - straightaway!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Fabric Love.

My name is Sash and I'm addicted to fabric... This is not news to you is it!  My problem is that once I get the fabric I struggle to part with it.  Especially when they're as cute as the ones below.  I was on a mission to find some gender neutral prints, and they are rare, even harder to find than boy fabrics!

Deena Rutter's Happier
Suzanne Ultman's Critter Community
 I'm particularly loving the second one, those cute little animals, the Scandinavian style, the retro colours, so much to love, I really don't know how I'll be able to cut it up.  Maybe I'll just look at it for awhile...