Friday, March 26, 2010

Giveaway Time!

I have decided to have a giveaway to celebrate the BabyBird Facebook Fanpage reaching 200 fans.

One lucky fan will win either:

(a) One of the new winter hoodies in blue/black (sizes 00-2):


(b) A pair of the Giant Squid shorts (sizes 00-6):

Excellent! How can I win?

1. You must be a fan of the page to enter, so join up here.
2. Just post a comment below, telling me what winter clothing your little one (or you) can't live without.
3. Winner will be drawn randomly next Friday morning.

Good luck!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

More Hoodies

So much sewing happening here this week. So much sewing, for not so much product really. I can't believe how much longer hoodies take to make compared to shorts. Luckily, they're really cute, so I can make an exception...

They will be making their market debut at the Boutique Markets at Portside Wharf this Sunday. So pop down if you're in Brisbane. They really are fabulous markets.

Saturday, March 6, 2010


'When these open doors were open ended...' - Fall Out Boy

Love that song.

So Saturday, the best day of the week, because you know there is still another day of the weekend left after this one. I've been a busy bee over the last few days, with mostly work related stuff. I have been creating:

- Corduroy hoodies lined with flannelette
- Corduroy pants with cute little cuffs
- Women's tees
- New softies

All inspired by the sudden change of season. And yes, I am working on all of them at once, coz that's just how I roll. Here is a picture of one of the hoodies:

This afternoon, we are going on a little adventure to IKEA. I must exercise some restraint and only buy fabric. What's the bet I don't though?

Tell me about your weekend plans...

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

It's all about me!

Well, today's post is anyway.

People that have been following my blog for a while might remember my post about trying to lose some weight. It's such a cliche, but since having babies, flab lives in places where it never used to. A friend of mine says that she could make another baby from the spare skin she has after having babies. That's true for me as well. Things have changed. On top of the extra skin (quite literally), I have stretch marks, but I've learnt to live with them. They're not angry and purple anymore, they have faded to a silvery tone and in a way, I'm kind of proud of them. Bodies are amazing, aren't they? Look a how far it can be stretched out:

So anyway, it was time to get rid of the weight that I joyously put on while eating for two. I started around September last year and the first 4kgs or so came off quite easily with some time at the gym. And then it stopped coming off, I lost motivation, it was Christmas, food was good... But I found some motivation again around 6 weeks ago and I have lost 5.5kgs since then (11.5kgs in total). I'm getting back into size 12 clothes, which is really exciting. I'm actually fitting back into clothes that I haven't worn since before I had babies. It's like having a new wardrobe again! It's slow, but it's do-able - I have 9.5kgs to go.

That transformation has been slow, but being the impatient girl that I am, I wanted a new look - fast. So I changed the one thing that I could transform in a couple of hours...

And then I changed it some more...

It's a drastic change, but I needed it - change of season and all that. I'm growing my hair out and being platinum blonde wasn't great for it's condition. So what's new with you?

Monday, March 1, 2010

What a Week!

What a crazy week I've had.

I received a pile of orders for the new style martingale collars...

I had a few orders come through on madeit....

I was excited to be part of a brand new blog featuring handmade products for kids...

Then I got sick. And now Eddie is sick (well, he's either got my cold, or he is having a bit of a reaction to his vaccinations - either way, he is now my velcro baby and is making it very difficult to get things done).

At least I'm on the mend, which is good. Today is a lovely recovery day - nice and cool and rainy. The first day of autumn and I have jeans on! Jeans! Looking forward to winter at this rate.