Monthly Archives: October 2011

Fun at the Fair

Hello friends.

Phew! What a wonderful whirl wind…

Thought we would pop in to share our very first ever real-world public appearance at the Mt Barker Waldorf School Spring Fair with you:

The days before were a flurry of bunting making and seed bag scenting ….

… then the day was upon us. Oh the hefting, packing, list-checking and silly giggling! There was slight hiccup with stall location – seems a whole bunch of us were ‘re-located’ to a different area away from the main craft stalls, resulting in a bit of confusion and jostling for a good spot. Still, we were soon setting up our wares, and marvelling at the way it all came together in the flap of a tablecloth…

Our newsletter sign up form and postcards (these were such a big hit we will have them available in the shop soon!)

Miss Amelia, Lady Delilah, and the sisters Miss’s Bess, Belle and Bridget hanging out together. The Heirloom Children’s Fabric Book (Spring Wonder) is tucked away in the foreground.

The launch of The Hare and The Tortoise – at long last we shared our little friends with the big wide world!

More of our Snuggly Seed Bags making their debut.

Megan feeling pretty chuffed (although unsure just where to put her hands for a natural looking pose, and so ending up looking rather robotic)…

… and Ali looking equally chuffed (and far more comfortable).

While it was just a little stall at a fair, the day meant so much more to us both. It was the culmination of almost two years of scheming, dreaming, and planning, of taking a little idea and a wonderful friendship, and nurturing both into something fun and exciting and rewarding. Through the pregnancies, nappies, sleep deprivation, tears, laughs, mistakes and oh so many cups of tea, we have grown our little creative baby into something we are really proud of. We dared to take it from our sewing rooms to the world at large to share it with you all, and that feels really good. Hooray!

Megan & Ali

A little sneak peak…

Hello friends.

So, in our big gaping absence from this space, we really have been two busy beavers. Lots of sewing, cutting and printing….  FINALLY we have the photographic evidence of our Snuggly Seed Bags to prove we weren’t just off having our hair done:

Firstly, for big people:

Paisley

 &

Blue Waratah

And the first in our children’s series:

The Hare

 &

The Tortoise

(Yep, we couldn’t resist a little bit of an insider joke ).

Our Snuggly Seed Bags can be used hot and cold, and will come with your choice of either Lavender, Tangerine & Orange or Eucalyptus removable flax seed inserts (that’s right, a washable, de-grottable heat bag! Wihoo!). With their looped handles, we think they make a comforting and cosy friend to turn to for bumped heads, skinned knees and achy tummies. And kids will like them too 😉 .

There are several other designs available, so keep your eyes on our Etsy store in the next few days. If you are coming along to the Mt Barker Waldorf School Spring Fair on the 29th of October,  you will be able to fondle their loveliness in person at our stall. Either way, we look forward to sharing them all with you!

Megan & Alison.