Monday, 24 February 2014

One Crafty Morning I decided to take the plunge and

I decided to join my good friend and soul sister, Jane, over at Lil Pip Designs.

It all started with an email from Jane, late last year, suggesting that we talk about joining forces. You see, with two young children including a newborn, I tend to sew clothes and toys for the littler people in life, whereas with two slightly older children (aged 5 and 7), Jane is moving more towards wares for slightly bigger little people. Between us, we've got all the sizes covered.

From there it has grown into a wonderful partnership, with sewing dates and business meetings aplenty.  It has renewed my love of creating and sewing and suddenly applying for and getting ready for markets is not stressful, but instead a fun process. We've worked hard to make sure that our favourite items, that each of us are known for, are still present in our new collection.

We've also added some new items, which we can't wait to share with you.

Especially exciting is the new range of boys items!

We are so pleased to be launching the new look Lil Pip Designs at the Huckleberry Market Extravaganza in Melbourne on March 15th - 16th 2014. We'll be at the Maribyrnong Makers Market the following Saturday 22nd March.

For the last two and a bit years I've been sewing under the Little Magnolia Button brand. It's been a lovely adventure and I'm so grateful to everyone who has supported me. In that time we raised over $4000 for Sids and Kids NSW and Victoria through the Little Laurence Orange Owl Project. I also made many lovely creations that I hope are still bringing smiles to little faces around Australia.

While it is a little sad closing this chapter, it's time to start this new exciting one with Lil Pip. I hope you'll continue to follow me on this new crafty adventure and that some of you locals will pop down to the markets to say hi!


  1. Its going to be amazing!! And you look INCREDIBLE in that pic!! (so does Jane!)... can't wait to see what the future holds girls xx

    1. Thank you so much Nat, I'm so excited about this. And thanks for the compliment - 3 months of trying to be good and organised with meals is paying off!