Retro and Jungle Taggies

Following on from the ‘making things in miniature’ theme, these are a few of the wee taggies I made last week.  I had a hoot making them, not only because I love the designs on the panels, but also because it was such fun choosing the different types of tags so there were different colours, lengths and textures.

I love the wee red ribbon that looks like a tape measure, and was quite taken with the blue checked elasticated ribbon too – so much fun to pull and fiddle with 🙂

I keep a couple of taggies button-free so they are suitable for little babies who might suck and chew on them, and added fun buttons onto others aimed at slightly older children who want more to touch and explore and who are less likely to try to eat them!

Which is your favourite?

The taggies are NZ$10 plus $1 p&p and are available for sale on my facebook page.

Dianne (Flo)

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Bibs, Dribblers and Babies

I have to tell you, there are times when I am sat in my own wee world in the work room, cutting, designing, stitching and photographing stuff, that I begin to wonder whether my marbles really have finally gone off on a wee jaunt to Fiji and left me behind in la-la land.   Or maybe I’m just getting clucky again, heaven forbid!   But all I want to do at the moment is make things in miniature.

Given I flit from project to project, with the attention span of a demented moth, it’s always a relief when something sells – for both me and the long-suffering Mister Flo who tolerates my mad cap doings and only sometimes moans about the number of pins he finds on the carpet.

Anyhoo, this week I’ve gone berserk making bibs and taggy toys, and I’m pleased to say they are going down mighty well so far.   here are some of the bibs… the rest are on Facebook here

mooandflo bib

mooandflo bib

At just $7 and $8 each, they are selling well so far.

mooandflo bib

mooandflo bib

Postage is free for a limited time, so get your order in quick and take advantage of the freebie!

mooandflo bib

mooandflo bib

And don’t forget I can accept payment by Paypal so I can post anywhere in the world.

mooandflo bib

mooandflo bib

I only make a tiny limited run of any one design (usually about 3-4, but never more than say 10) so don’t hang around if there is one you really love!

mooandflo bib

mooandflo bib

Some of these are sold already!

mooandflo bib

mooandflo bib

mooandflo bib

If you want to see more designs, just pop over to our Facebook page and take a peek!

~Dianne (Flo)

Auction time over at mooandflo on Facebook

ImageA once in a blue moon sale of goodies over at mooandflo – things starting from 50c (NZ)

Kids’ clothes from $3

Kids’ slip-on shoes from $5

Bags from $8

Jewellery under $10

Wallets from $3

Cuddly toys from $4

Go see!  

Better still, GO BID 🙂

https://www.facebook.com/MooAndFlo

Easter Rabbit Rings – Guest Blog

Cute Easter rabbit rings just for you clever crocheters out there.  From Croshame – my fave crochet blogger.

Croshame


Since the Easter/Eostre/Ishtar time festivities are almost upon us, I thought I’d remind “peeps” about the Bunny Ring pattern and tutorial I posted here last year. It’s an easy pattern and very quick to make, so feel free to make a bunch, stick them in those plastic egg thingies and hide them in the grass for all those tiny Easter hunters and gatherers in your life. (Just make sure your pets don’t eat them; trust me, they’ll try.)

Pattern is found here: BUNNY RING 

Aaaand the tutorial video is here (WARNING: contains mild expletives, heavy sarcasm, and myriad views of my hideous man-hands):

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Giraffe Tastic and Elephant Euphoria

I’ve been busy making my new wee range of snugglies this week, and what fun it is creating snuggly things.  The only difficulty is trying to persuade my almost-three year old that they are not all for him.

Here are some of the cutesies made so far, a few of  which have already gone to a new home.

raff by mooandflo

so funky!

galumph galumph

now where did I put those leaves...

heffalump by mooandflo

off she went with a trumpety trump...

There are also spiders and a socktopus… all as snuggly and cute as a button.  I can’t wait to see what I come up with nest, tee-hee.

Hope they gave you a wee smile,

Flo (Dianne)

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the daftest competition I’ve ever had

I love to have a wee mooandflo competition over on Facebook every now and then, and I try to pick ideas that will be fun and silly and give everyone a giggle along the way.  My favourite until today was one to name the elephant backpack I’d made (the winner, Hugh Hefferlump, totally cracks me up even now).

But today I randomly threw a wee comp out there on the spur of the moment and it simply  said this…

You have the time it takes me to photograph and upload my latest creation to guess what it is. If you guess, it’s yours. If you’re near, there’ll be a consolation prize. Clue – it’s a brand new item that I’ve not sold before at all… GO!

 

I wasn’t sure whether any of my followers were online, let alone interested in such frippery, but lo and behold, within 2 minutes we had 5 entries, and by 15 minutes we had 30!  And such fun ideas, too – some are even things I have in the pipeline, but not actually the right answer for this particular creation.

Some of the entries that cracked me up were:

  • an apple cosy
  • a Luke Skywalker costume
  • a tea bag purse
  • oven mits
  • a tea cosy

but best of all…

  • a too-hard basket – bahahahahhahaha

Superb!  I’m not sure I know how to make a too-hard basket but I sure manage to put a lot into mine 😉

Luckily for the people entering, my camera’s memory card seemed to have about a billion pictures on it, so it took quite a while to download, and by 25 minutes we had 30 fun entries, two of which were in the ball park with ‘a cuddly’ or ‘a toy’ …

Those two were invited to elaborate, to see if either would get closer, and they came up with “A snuggly blanket type thing like the ones with the heads” and “a rabbit”.

The thing I had made was actually this…

So Rosemary won with her entry of ‘a rabbit’ as, being a creature, it was the nearest entry.

Oh what fun!  It was lovely to announce a winner, and I had to give 2nd prize to Sydney who had suggested the snuggly, as she was also the person who suggested ‘the too hard basket’ which is still making me giggle.

Fun times at mooandflo.

Retro children’s fashions from 1912

Oooh, how I wish I could get my hands on this pattern.  They may be a century old, but isn’t the orange and black coat just brilliant – I’d wear that now in a heartbeat, and I know I could sell it, too.  And the pink dress is just so dainty and feminine that I think it’s timeless.  What do you think?

This dinky creation could easily be a party or bridesmaid dress even now, its age given away only by the leg o’ mutton sleeves and ruched cuffs but otherwise pretty funky even in 2012.

These children look like they are having a whale of a time playing with their dollies, don’t they?   And I love that  swing style coat.

And yet another classic swing style dress, that looks both cute and darned comfy.  The cat doesn’t look quite so happy, though, does it…

And in the end, this all reminds me that although times change and fashion changes almost as fast as politics, in the end it’s all about looking pretty and feeling happy, and that much doesn’t change.

Ref:  http://oldrags.tumblr.com/post/15369601869/clothing-for-girls-and-teenagers-1919