Friday, April 22, 2011

kids' easter softies

look at these lovely little easter buddies made at the workshop last week.  Can you believe some of the girls were as young as 7 years old?  Lovely work, ladies!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

toadstool house

isn't this the cutest li'l house you ever did see?  We had a great time yesterday in the Toadstool House workshop and once again the kids astounded me with their creativity!  After making the basic toadstool shape, they were let loose on the embellishments and the results were...whimsical!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

upcycle

here's a little somethin' I've been working on of late - hair accessories using felt, leather and up-cycled fabrics.  As we're in the throes of Autumn now, I thought the tweed especially would be seasonal...ok, so that's just a convenient excuse to use some funky tweed!  tee hee :)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

new fabrics April 2011

just a quick stop tonight to show you some beautiful new fabrics which arrived today...
the Birds of Norway are back!  This was the first fabric that sold out, must be those lovely  bright colours


this is going to make some lovely pinnafores!
Michael Miller's latest tasty design

now for something a little more 'grown-up'...I'm thinking a-line skirt and a big pair of boots


blossoms in red and black


coming to an apron near you!


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

easter softies

here's a sneak peak at what we'll be doing in the 'easter softie' workshop this holidays. 
'Where's the Easter Bunny?!' I hear you ask...of course we can't have an Easter workshop without him, he just hasn't been designed yet!  But rest assured he'll be ready in time :)

Monday, April 4, 2011

woolly warmers

brrr, the autumn chill is certainly upon us here in the hills!  Luckily, Little Red's has just received a load more wool and I for one am crocheting like crazy!  As I've only recently acquired the ability to crochet (you could say I'm at 'square 1'...hee hee), there's loads of granny squares floating around the shop (and at home) all set to be made into different things - a blankie for B5, a blankie for G3, a shawl/throw for my mother-in-law, a scarf for me...the list goes on...and on :)  However, Kirsten from Minerva's Garden is getting prepped to introduce us to some new techniques in the 'crochet beanie' workshop starting 25th May and I'm looking forward to starting a new project.
We've also been tossing around the idea of doing a monthly crochet meet where Kirsten will guide us through a new granny square each time and be on hand to give helpful advice on all your crochet-queries.  What do you think?  It will probably be held on a Wednesday arvo and we would love to hear your feedback! 
Here are some pics of our current range of wool and there's more due in mid-April -