Sunday, August 7, 2011

A change in hours

Hi everyone,

I have been in a bit of a thinking mode well as a busy Mum and in busy sewing mode.  It is a never ending job being a parent isn't it.  The hardest job in the world.  Sometimes seems the perfect job and some times those little darling just drive us to distraction!!!

Anywhoo where am I going with this.  Firstly I love love love my little sewing business and am so pleased to have the workshop space.  On the flip side of that is that it makes it harder to keep up with all that needs doing at home.  Especially now that my husband, a builder, has become very busy in our quake devastated city.

So.... I have decided to change my opening hours at the showroom.  Not too much of a change.  I just now will be closed on a Tuesday and will no longer be open on a Friday evening.  New opening hours are now
Mon 10 am - 2pm
Wed and Thurs 10 am - 2pm
Fri 10 am - 2.30pm

I am more than happy to be there at other times by appointment....I just need a little bit of notice, so please don't hesitate to contact me.

Hope your weeknd went well.

Take care

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A handmade birthday present

Hi all,

Recently my neice celebrated her 5th birthday.  They have also just moved into a new home.  Their last home was badly damaged in the Feb earthquake and is no longer habitable.

So I wanted to give her something special for her birthday.  What better present than some handmade goodness.  Here is what I came up with.........

A fabric bird mobile

Gorgeous Fabric Flowers

She was delighted with them both.  It is always so thrilling when they love what you give them.

Onto more sewing for the spring/summer round of fetes which begins on the 15th October.  More about that soon.  Right now I really must go and get dinner sorted for the family.

Have a great evening


Monday, July 25, 2011

Let it snow.....

Hi all,

Yesterday with the bad weather that was forecast,  all the children could think about when they went to sleep was would there be enough snow for a snowball fight when they woke in the morning.

Well I guess that dreams do come true.....  In the night the snow had arrived with a vengence and very cold temps... -9 (gulp) this is what outside the front door now looks like.......

The freezing temps could not stop the children.  So bundled up, snowball fights and snow sculptures later, they are happy little campers.............

I am too much of a wimp and have been enjoying staying in the warm house with the log fire cranking.  Although I have not been doing fun the bathroom and fridge....but I am very happy with how they are both now sparkling!!  And my husband cleaned out and sorted the pantry yesterday.  I know I know how lucky am I

Hope you are all having fab days


Happy happy

Monday, July 11, 2011

Riccarton Bush Artisan Market

Hello everyone,

My world has been very quiet actually.  So a very quick post with photos of the Riccarton Bush Artisan Market.

This market is held every Sunday at Riccarton House from 11am to 3pm.  It is a small market but there is some great foodies, music and stalls to look at.  All in a beautiful setting.

I have a stall there.  So if you can't make my showroom during the week, come see me at the Sunday market

Happy happy day


Monday, June 27, 2011

Australia and a craft market

Hi everyone,

We have actually been home a while but I have been slack getting onto my blog.  No surprises there!!!!!!!

We had a great time in Brisbane.  The weather was absolutely fab......sunny, warm, just glorious.  Shorts and t-shirts weather for sure.  First on the list my uncle's wedding.  Brilliant day at a totally beautiful location.  Such happiness all around.  We then spent the rest of the time having a look ardoun Brisbane and up and down the coast.  The children (and husband!!) really enjoyed Wet n Wild.  Mr M was actually speechless after shooting down the aqua loop at 60km/hr.  Not for the faint hearted such as myself.  Sea World, the trip along the river at night, staying at Mermaid Beach (big thanks to my uncle and aunt for their apartment), and the Eumundi market were all highlights.  But in saying that it was all great.  A highlight for my husband and son was definitely seeing their beloved Crusaders play....first time all Suncorp Stadium.  Just a shame they did not win.

So home to get organised for some craft shows.  I am attending the Winter Encraftment Market at Villa Maria College on Sat 2nd July.

 I have got all my new product sorted and have done most of my cutting be fair I probably could have got more done but there have been some pretty hairy I think I have earthquake brain.  We will never get used to them as each time they give you one big fright.  Thankfully we still remain very lucky in our own home with very little damage.  Others are not so lucky.

Ok troops.  I must get myself away to the workshop.  Been a busy morning already as I decided to feed the children pancakes to get them going on a very cold frosty morning.  Does leave a bit of a mess though in the dishes category.  Oh well they are happy little campers with full bellies.

Hope you all have a great day


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A family trip away so a closed showroom...

Hi Everyone,

We are very excited in our house to be heading for away for a 9 day vacation to Brisbane, Australia.  YAY.  My uncle is getting married, which is just fantastic.  By all accounts it is going to be a great day.

We also plan to have a couple of days on the Gold Coast.... a bit of sun, surf and theme parks for the kids.

So the showroom will be closed from the 26th May and will re-open on the Tuesday after Queen's Birthday (that must be the 7th June)

I have no pretty pictures to show you as I have spent the week cutting out.  Not an exciting job but a necessary one.  Hopefully that means I will be go for launch once I return from Australia.

Happy happy day.

Take care

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

New Things

Hi everyone,

I have been busy sewing this week and have some new handmade goodness in the shop.  It is late and I do need some shut eye.... so only a short and sweet post.......

Floral Change Purse

tall oilcloth sponge bag with internal pockets

shoulder 'buttercup bag'

shoulder 'buttercup bag'

Happy Happy Day

Take Care


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Oilcloth and an opening.......

So the day is finally here that I can show you photos of the showroom and let you know that as of Monday the 9th, we are open for business.  I will be open Mon - Fri 10am til 2pm.  I can also be open by appointment in the evenings and weekends.  Just drop me a line and we can arrange something.

The address is

Unit 3/301a Blenheim Road

It is on the same side of Blenheim Road as The Warehouse and about 150m past, just after Hubbers.  Can be a little tricky to find as we are up the drive behind Speedy Signs.  Oh, so many directions but that should make it a little easier for you.  There is some parking by the workshop just park in the J B Mooar Builder spots (Mr Mooar won't mind!!). You can contact me if you have any questions about finding the place.

So that is all the necessary written bits.  Now for some pretty photos. Just before I show you those, remember  my bargain purchase from Trade Me of the Old Bar.  Well a bit of white paint, some red spotty fabric and fancy paper has really transformed it.  Here are the before pictures

I am sure you can spot the makeover in the showroom.  I still have a little bit of fluffing to do in the room....that is more about me being a little fussy of how things look!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The other great news is that I have my oilcloth.  Brilliant.  It looks devine sitting in the corner of the showroom.  I am itching to get sewing with it.  Just to remind you it is for sale at $45/m and is 137cm wide.  I have also listed it in the online store here.  You can see all of the five colours, red dottyenglish rose in grey, powder blue deckchair stripe, retro floral in red, and taupe dotty.  Just gorgeous. 

On the home front.  We have had some fab weather in our fair city ( a bit of rain and cold too but we won't think about that.....) so the family has been in the garden.  Digging out the old and putting in the new.  The children were great fact I think that I might have just got the job of taking the photos.  Although I did plant the lemon tree... very excited about my lemon tree.

Mr Mooar and I have just been to a friends wedding in Auckland.  It was rather special.  We were both pleased as punch to see our friend, the groom, so happy as he has had some tough times over the past 5 years.  I made a dress for the wedding.  The first dress I have ever made......Which did evoke some moments of 'what on earth was I thinking'.  But in the end I prevailed (as did my sanity and Mr Mooar's) and here is the end result...........

I have to say, I am quite proud of myself and Mr Mooar looks very handsome!

Just one more pic to show you.  Over Easter Mr Mooar and I were very busy tidying up and sorting the workshop....considering it was a tornado zone before it is looking so much better now.  Of course the children had to be there with us.  So to stop the boredom, Henry (with a bit of help from Liv)  decided to do a little bit of building craftmanship himself.  So he built his Dad a box with a lid (no photo sorry) and he built me this little car.......

Superb I say.  It has pride of place on the shop counter but it is not for sale.  A little good luck talisman.

So I look forward to seeing you all in the showroom/shop.  Tell all your friends too.

Happy Happy day

PS If you would like to come and see the showroom or purchase anything before the 9th, give me a call.  I will be in and out of there a bit so can arrange something with you.  Cheers

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Coming Soon......


Just a very quick post as I race out the door to get a mountain of jobs done.  I have ordered some oilcloth from the UK and it will soon be arriving..........

The colours available in the above picture as well as taupe dotty.  It is $45/m and is 137cm wide.  Just gorgeous and very popular.  I have added it to the online shop here.  If you would like to pre-order some please email me and let me know.  It should be here within the next 2 weeks.

Also new and here now is Divine Twine in 5 yummy colours......aqua, lemon, green apple, cherry and cotton candy.  This is perfect for craftting, scrapbooking, gift wrapping and so much more......

 It will be up for sale in the shop very soon as a full spool of 219m for $30 or smaller reels of 10m for $6.  I just need to get a few more photos taken.

On a different note.  Work on the showroom is going well.  Painting almost finished.  Next is the wood flooring to go down.  I am really hoping to be finished by the end of this week.  Famous last words!!!!!

Wallpaper is up in the bathroom at home.  Looks devine!!!  Photos soon I promise.


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Blog Parties

Good morning,

Part of the world of blogging is sharing what you do with other guys and gals out there in blogland.  So I put my little pinky in the water and 'shared' my drawer makeovers with these 2 blog parties this last week. Furniture Feature Fridays

There are so many talented people out there doing amazing things.  You should drop by and check some of them out.  ENJOY!!


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