Friday, 28 September 2012

3 kids and a fabric shop sale...

Yep, this could be a recipe for disaster but surprisingly it wasn't.
OK I was flirting with danger but it had to be done.
The Amitie sale finishes tomorrow and my sister in-law has asked for a couple of baby throw rugs/wraps for some friends.
The kids were fabulous with the big boy being the most helpful and interested.
The normally crafty Miss number 2 was the one muttering "can we go yet??"with lots of sighing - I think she is moving into the very beginnings of the "So, you know, like, er no way (insert eye roll)" phase.  I told her she could choose a fat quarter to take home which perked her up a bit.  (Bribery is a legitimate parenting tool isn't it ??)
The smallest was happy choosing and re-choosing fabric and ensuring that her little pet-shop friend (who had travelled in her pocket) enjoyed the shop.
All up we were in there for about 50 minutes - maybe more.  I know!  Amazing!!!
The baby wraps are cut out ready for some running stitches to hold them together before I bind them.
I have some t-shirts ready for some hand stitching too,
but I should really go and be super nice to my kids.  They were (well, are) amazing!
Gotta love those moments when it comes together...
Hope your moments are.

Apologies for the shadowy pics but this is the view out our backdoor.  A little burst of winter in Spring.  Aaah, Melbourne.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Funky singlets and our dirt had babies!

I'm putting a few more things in the Ohjoh Kids shop this week (all proceeds from any sale in September goes to the Peter MacCallum Hospital - more on that here).

Here are a couple of tops/singlets for older girls (as I've had a few requests).  These are both size 10 and there are a couple of white size 8's on my to do list which should join them in the shop shortly.

 On the home front ... our dirt has had babies! We're so very proud and excited.  We just have to remember to water them .... (not one of our strengths).

Check out more creative types here


Friday, 14 September 2012

Some girlie pj's

Some new girl's pj's hot off the press.

100% cotton shorts with a decorated Bonds singlet top - to keep girls cool (& looking cool) in the coming summer months.
Sz 8 floral girl's pj's
These ones are now in the Ohjoh Kids Shop where all proceeds from every sale in the month of September will go to cancer research via the Peter MacCallum Hospital.  You can read more about that here.

My kids have grown SO much since last summer (must be all the rain) and will not be able to squeeze into last years pj's.  They've put their orders in so I'm off to get more singlets.  Do you make your own pj's too ??

Hope you're all enjoying your Friday.



Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Ohjoh Pop-Up Online Shop & a kinda giveaway

I've touched on this here before but, basically, cancer sucks the big one!
It touches so many people in many different ways.
My grandmother was a victim, my sister is a survivor and my Mum is in her third year of trying to beat it.

So, its time to do something good.

One of my sisters (the survivor!), her partner and one of my brothers are joining the 200km bike ride on Oct 27-28th to raise funds for the Peter Mac Cancer Hospital in Melbourne.

I'm unable to ride (ok, ok I'm too unfit, too lazy and don't have a bike) so I'm helping by creating a Pop-Up Online Shop for the month of September.  ALL proceeds from any sales in this shop will be donated directly to the Peter MacCallum Cancer Hospital (via my brother's sponsor page).

The shop is called Ohjoh-kids (on Made-it).
Kids clothing and pyjamas, handmade and/or decorated by me.
Girl's T-shirt sz 4
Boy's Pj's sz 6

Girl's Pj's sz 8
Girl's T-shirt sz 3

All of the fabrics, clothing and labour have been donated so that every cent of the purchase price will be forwarded to Peter Mac.

If you could share this with your friends I would really appreciate it.

In fact, if you pop a mention of the Ohjoh Kids shop on your blog or Facebook page and leave me a comment telling me that you have,  I'll put you in the draw for a surprise bit of handmade goodness that we'll draw in late October.

Who know's, one day the money raised could help create a treatment that saves the life of someone you love.


Monday, 3 September 2012

New beginnings

A few new beginnings that will (hopefully) soon have an end...

Watch this space ...

And some new beginnings in the garden with the kids.  
We have the "plant & hope garden" - lots of good intentions with minimal skill.
Here's hoping something grows.

Hope you're enjoying your Monday.