Saturday, 26 July 2014

Collaborate for A Cause Part 2

Collaborate for a Cause is well under way this weekend. I'm so happy to be representing Lil Pip in two collaborations. I wrote about my first collaboration here.

This is my second collaboration, and I have to say I just love it!

I joined with Three Little ChickensTwo Little MoosShaR handmade embellishments and Kahlia's Treasures to raise money for Ronald McDonald House Parkville.

We have created an Aztec inspired set in size 6-12 months.

I made this pair of vintie overalls using the Fresh Designs pattern. They feature snap enclosures to make nappy changes easy and are made in the absolutely gorgeous premium cotton Indian Summer range.

Secondly, I made this little wolf softie. I drafted the design myself and then hand stitched it. JuJu Man has a little hand stitched toy that he absolutely loves. It is small, durable and contains no small parts so a perfect little companion for a baby. The wolf is made with cotton and backed in premium cotton from the Indian Summer range.

The collaboration also includes
 An adorable harem pants and matching appliqué long sleeve tee from Two Little Moos.

 Three bandana style bibs from Kahlia's Treasures.

 Bunting from Three Little Chickens.

A sprocket cushion from Three Little Chickens and a pram sized snuggie blanket from Kahlia's Treasures.

Leather moccasins and a slouch beanie from ShaR's Handmade Embellishments.

I'm so proud to be a part of this collaboration and can't wait to see how much we can raise.

Friday, 18 July 2014

Collaborate for a Cause

Collaborate for a Cause is back again, and this year I am representing Lil Pip in two collaborations.

Collaborate for a Cause is a fabulous charity auction run each year in which handmade businesses around Australia team up to create amazing packages that are auctioned off for various charities.

Last year over $48,000 was raised!

This year Lil Pip joined with Ana Ma Petit TresorKolo KoLetter It (Name Decorative Art) and love b to raise money for Heartfelt.

This gorgeous collaboration features various pink and blue Tilda fabrics, used to create three size 3 garments, a piece of wall art, and a very special Lil Pip dolly. Mimsy is modelling our collaboration, she has just turned three and only just going into size three. The clothing is a generous fit on her.

This pretty little dolly is lovingly named Emiliana in memory of Emiliana Harris, a gorgeous little girl who's photos were recently captured by Heartfelt. She features 100% wool felt hair and shoes, cotton face, Tilda cotton clothing, ribbon laces and a hand painted face. Emiliana contains small parts (buttons) and as such she is not suitable for children under the age of three.

Emiliana is made using a pattern from A Bit of Whimsey.

The collaboration also includes:

 Size 3 lounge pants from love b.

Size 3 peplum top from Kolo Ko.

 Size 3 Bay dress from Ana, Ma Petit Tresor

Wall art from Letter it (Name Decorative Art)

It was so lovely to collaborate with these other businesses, and an honour to raise money for such a wonderful charity. Please see the Collaborate for A Cause page for all of the terms and conditions of the auction, as well as how to register as a bidder.

Sunday, 13 July 2014


The 52 Project: A portrait of my children, once a week, every week in 2014

Linking up with Practicing Simplicity.

 Happy third birthday to my dancing loving, ever singing, funny little girl. We had fun playing in the pretend snow before going to pat some baby wombats (of which I had intended to take photos but we were having so much fun I didn't take my camera out!)

 JuJu Man loved the animals as well, it was chilly but he spent the day showing off his new skills - waving and clapping!

Monday, 7 July 2014

26/52 and 27/52

The 52 Project: A portrait of my children, once a week, every week in 2014

Linking up with Practising Simplicity.

A little bit of a catch up this week.


Mimsy is almost three. We celebrated with her grandparents with a trip to her favourite place in the world - the carousel. She even managed to convince her Nannie to ride one of the horses.

Poor JuJu Man wasn't as much of a fan, he didn't like seeing us disappear as he went on by. Hello separation anxiety!

 Lucky us spent some time in the beautiful Queensland weather this weekend, and even more lucky, we spent the morning with our friends from Elk & Bloom. It's so lovely to catch up with friends. Did you notice Mimsy's carousel dress? It's handmade from Oh My Gorgeousness.

JuJu celebrated being in the world for 8 months in style - making good use of that one little tooth.