Archive for February 2010
In the spirit of the Winter Olympics….it has been snowing around here! Well at least all the bits of towelling fluff around the Ollie Rose headquarters make it look as though it has.
All in order to make plenty more of these:
Plenty of bibs, burp cloths, wipes and washers……to catch whatever baby throws at you in style!
I have been enjoying a break from fabric during machine breakdowns and doing a bit of papercraft. I most recently made a personalised name picture for Esmae like the one I did for Sabre.
Esmae’s name frame.
Sabre’s name frame.
A few months ago after making the paper covered drawers I made the picture seen above for Sabre so I decided to do a few original peices of Collage artwork to put in the shop for sale. Each made with handcut papers, die cuts and machine stitching. Along with some more Birdhouse Theme Pictures like above, I made a few more Leafy Tree ones like I did for Esmaes room (see below). These will be available at Ollie Rose soon.
What a huge way to start off 2010! Esmae joined the family, bringing me slamming back to reality about how time consuming a little baby is, Ollie Rose is as busy as ever with plenty of new stock to still launch as no sewing is being done by me, and then I though I would throw an interstate move into the mix. Yikes! Those who subscribe to our newsletter would have read that Ollie Rose is moving from WA to the Northern Territory next month. My husband is changing jobs and we are taking a transfer to the magical Darwin.
I have barely had time to catch my breath with a new baby, I am now in the midst of having a huge house clean out yet again, and organising a move. Stress levels are at an all time high! I can barely make my brain function at the moment! I would have to say that I am very exited though.
Darwin is such a magical city. I have never wanted to live in a city before…much prefer small towns, but Darwin only just qualifies. It still has that small town feel but with a lot of big city facilities. It will be fantastic not to have to rely on my family to buy even the smallest things like cotton and post it up to me…the fact that I will have access to sewing supply stores will be so much easier…and possibly dangerous for the old Ollie Rose wallet.
I was scouring our photos for pictures taken when we went over to Darwin from Kununurra but seeing as we spent most of our time in shopping centres..hehe..I couldn’t find anything personal to add. Here is a great shot of the city from the www however.
March will also see Ollie Rose participating in the Great Down Under Nappy Hunt again (Yay) however we will have to have a shipping delay or close store at the end of march as all the stock gets packed up and begins it’s long journey up north. We will keep you posted on what will be happening with the store and we hope it wont cause too much inconvenience.
In amongst all of this we have lots of fabulous new products due in store and more to launch once I am all settled in the new home. It will be a huge few weeks!
It’s hard not to put on an Elmer Fudd voice when talking about the Rattling Rabbits that are now in store.
With it’s soft body, which is just right for baby squeezes and her floppy years, perfect for nibbling, she will make a beautiful addition to the family.
The back of her head is soft minky which is delightful for baby to stroke and she makes a fun rattle sound. The perfect baby rattle for a new baby gift or for a little Easter present for non chocolate eating little ones.
Lots of fun fabrics but all one off’s so be quick to get your favourite.
Oh I am so in love with this fantastic range of prints.
In particular I think this Alphabet print, we are super pleased to have in store, is just divine. It is the perfect piece for a child’s bedroom, baby nursery or a playroom. Bright, cheerful, vintage styling, unisex and unique.
A glorious mix of typography, vintage images and hand drawn illustrations done by Paula Mills, put together to create a very special ABC, for anyone aged from 0 to to 100!
Each print is a high quality, using archival inks, on matte heavyweight, bright white card, which will be signed and dated. Simply find a frame, IKEA’s RIBBA frames are perfect and you will have a enviable peice of art in an instant.
You can see it featured here in this sweet Nursery tour on OoDeeDoh.
Sweet William has come about from sisters – Shelley Gardner, Paula Mills and sister in law Jeanine Mills – who share a passion for all things creative, make, draw, sew, collect lots of lovely, sweet things and drink endless cups of tea!
Their beautiful vintage styling is gorgeous and we are sure you will love this amazing print as much as we do. You can find it HERE in our store in two sizes.
Along with restocking some of our favourite items from Pat-a-Cake Baby, we now have in store these handy Dummy Bibs (or pacifier bibs if you come from the USA).
These adorable and super practical dummy bibs are individually crafted for your sweet babe using trendy and modern fabrics. They have a soft cotton print on one side and plush minky dot fabric on the other, making them REVERSIBLE!
How does it work?
Simply clip the dummy to the end and fasten the bib on baby as normal. Baby then has the dummy in their mouth and if it drops out you are saved from having it drop onto the floor and having to clean it. It also works wonderfully on catching lots of baby drool that sometimes dribbles out from little suckers
Older babies will also be able to find the dummy in easy reach to replace it themselves.
Gorgeous fabrics…how Stylish!
Was hoping to get a picture of a baby in one but as Esmae is a bit little and I don’t have access to another little bubba at the moment I couldn’t. Hopefully I can share one soon so you can see how they look and work. Especially if you aren’t familiar.
The days have started to feel warm in my part of the world. Perhaps it is because I am often found holding a hot sweaty little baby. I don’t think we have had particularly hot weather, low to mid 30′s with the odd warmer day here and there, but the humidy seems to be up. It has meant dressing Esmae in the summer baby essential of a sweet little singlet and nappy cover. I am not one for leaving a nappy uncovered so I always prefer for her to be wearing bloomers. She has the most adorable collection of bloomers to wear, funky Ouch denim ones, sweet red floral Bebe ones, an Ollie Rose pair , and many more however they are all a little big still. So far we only have 2 pairs that fit whilst she is still quite tiny. I also have some Modern Cloth Nappies for her to wear which are perfect on their own but I am waiting until there aren’t 52 poo’s in a day to start using those.
Here is Esmae in one of the cute baby vests I made her.
I then had to make a handful for the shop as well. They will be available after the next newsletter. Sign up here if you aren’t already a subscriber!
Like all Ollie Rose Baby Vests they come in their own bag ready for gift giving and new parents will love the perfect addition to the summer babies wardrobe.
With sweet detailing featuring crochet, felt and buttons.
The Babuska Baby Vests have been selling like hotcakes but there are still a few left in store. Pair these with a matching rattle and what a fantastic gift they make.
I would love to have a few more for little boys but with sewing machine difficulties at the moment I am not sure when I can get them done. In the mean time don’t miss out on a sweet little Ollie Rose Baby Vest for a little girl you know.