Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sakura - means Cherry Blossom

I have been sewing with lots of lovely Japanese cottons that I purchased recently in Kuala Lumpur. Something else from Japan that I adore is the Sakura, or Cherry Blossom. I simply love Cherry Blossom. In fact, I love any kind of blossom. I want to go to Japan and experience what it is like to walk down a street like this one in the picture. Or to sit on that lonely looking park bench and just absorb the sight and sweetness of the Cherry Blossom. Have you ever seen anything more beautiful. Sakura. Maybe one day.........

Monday, August 30, 2010

My Little China Doll

I had to bribe Lucy today to let me take photos of her for my shop.
The Pararasols from Singapore helped a bit as they made it fun. I also told her that if she wore the three new skirts for me for some pics then the very next skirt I made would be for her. Her face lit up.
She is always asking "Mum - is this for me or the shop" when she sees me making something. She never makes a big deal of it but I do think she is overdue for something new from eva mei & me.
She did a fine job today, it's just a shame my camera is not working and my new phone which is meant to have a great camera in it is about to be sent back to the technicians for the second time - aaarrrrgghhhhhh!

Biscuit & Poppet

How cute is this stuff from Biscuit & Poppet. Designed by the talented Tina Givens, her fabrics and her models are just too beautiful for words.
Pop over to her website and have a look at the slideshow at this address : http://biscuitandpoppet.com/Home_Page.php

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Giveaway Prize

I did my first giveaway recently and Helena was the winner. I initially offered the prize of a scarf. Then I decided to make it a "winners choice" of anything in the shop. So Helena has made her choice and this is what will be coming her way. I hope you enjoy the dress Helena, congratulations. Keep checking in on my blog as I will be doing another giveaway in the near future. The prize will be something made from my new stash of Japanese cottons from my recent trip to Asia. STAY TUNED TO BE A WINNER !!!!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

New Dress from Japanese Cottons

I think this dress looks like it belongs in Cuddly Kids, which is one of my favourite kids boutiques. I am sure if it was in their shop it would be for sale for about $60 or more like most of the Tea Princess garments are http://teaprincess.com.au It is available in my Madeit shop for just $35. I will be listing matching pants and possibly a headband very soon. I love it love it love it.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Welcome My One Brown Mouse

MyOneBrownMouse on madeit Welcome Kerry from MY ONE BROWN MOUSE - Kerry is another shop owner from Madeit.com.au. She is famous for her "Livvies Kinder Dress", you should pop over and check it out. Kerry joins Vanessa from The Clip Cafe, who is also a Madeit shop owner.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Japanese cotton pants for little Japanese girl

These pants are my first creation using two of my new fabrics purchased from Malaysia. A beautiful soft eggshell blue cotton which features a lovely floral pattern in a mixture of greens, pinks, mauves and creamy white. The waistband, cuffs and back pocket feature a fabric from the same story but in a khaki type green with similar flower pattern - they contrast beautifully. They were going to be for my Madeit shop, however my neighbour has her beautiful little neice from Japan staying with her at the moment. She is about to turn two and Ming Lee thought these little pants would make a great gift. So I finished them off and they will be wrapped and presented to Youie (not sure how to spell her name sorry). I thought that was so appropriate that my first garment made from Japanese cotton be worn by a Japanese girl. She is a beautiful little thing and I wish I could have her here permanently for a little model. I am hoping to post photos of Youie wearing her pants in another week or so so keep watching this space.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Asian Fling

I have been wanting to share some photos of our recent trip to Malaysia / Singapore. It takes time to go through the photos so I will do it in stages. One of the highlights on this trip was shopping at Kamdar - a textiles store in Mid Valley Mall in Kuala Lumpur. I managed to get myself lots of nice Japanese cotton fabrics for my eva mei & me shop. Can't wait to get sewing but I still have unpacking to do and also I need to pre-wash all the fabrics before I can get started. I took this photo in Chinatown, Singapore. Chinatown is full of places to eat and some lovely old buildings that are so brightly painted as well as a museum that has reproduced the cramped living conditions experienced by a lot of the Chinese that lived and worked in their shops. Another street scene in Chinatown, I love this type of architecture. This is a shot of the back of the Hotel Capella on Sentosa Island, Singapore. I borrowed this photo from the internet as my camera was playing up and we were here at night so it was difficult to get a good shot. My husbands cousin took us here for an amazing dinner. I will add more about the meal on my next blog This is one of the famous black and white British Colonial style houses in Ipoh, Malaysia - my husbands home town. It has been converted into a restaurant/guest house type establishment called "Indulgence" and according to my mother-in-law (who WAS lucky enough to eat here - TWICE !!!) it sounds exactly just that, one huge INDULGENCE of amazing food, with most of the ingredients flown in from around the world. I was not fortunate enough to eat here however we did drive past and I must say I wanted to bring the house back to Australia for my very own. Sadly it was not a very good photo opportunity as we were travelling in convoy on our way to an 80th birthday dinner for dear Aunt Lillian. So I borrowed this photo off the net as the British Colonial buildings in Malaysia and Singapore are a favourite of mine.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Quick Pics of fabrics

Firstly welcome Lareina - thanks for joining in on my blog. Oliver and Lucy are still talking about our trip and dearly wanted to bring you and Benny home to Australia to keep. So sorry girls that this took so long - camera decided to fail half way through our trip so I have had to resort to using my new phone camera. Took me three hours today to try and work out how to do it. Hence, here are some very rushed pictures of my recent purchases in Asia. Some lovely Japanese floral cottons were there for the picking, so I have 55 metres in total. Struggling to get to the sewing room with so much washing and catching up on other stuff to do. Will post more pics and stories of our holiday as soon as I can.


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