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)

Making Itty Bitty Baby Shoes

I am having such fun making little shoes for babies and toddlers right now that I stayed up until gone midnight last night making “just one more pair”.  I’d just spent a week making a number of practice shoes to see what the best and fastest method was and working out how to make the pattern reversible since it wasn’t reversible to begin with.  So to finally be able to make an actual pair, a proper “will-be-for-sale” pair, was more than a little giddy.

the pieces cut out and stay stitched

For such tiny things, the shoes take a surprising number of pieces to make.  When I’m cutting them out, I’m constantly reminded of the children’s story The Elves and the Shoemaker and wondering whether those wee elves will turn up and give me a hand overnight.  That would be nice.  Or would it?  It’s fun and quite addictive cutting out the little pieces, so maybe I’d sulk if they came and took over.  I mean, just look at these dinky wee soles.

lots of itty bitty little soles

Here are some shoes in various states of completion.  Most are waiting for straps and poppers, and all need the final bit of the heel sewing up by hand.

It never ceases to amaze me how much there is to do once you think you’ve just about finished.

one pair almost finished

another pair half made

These pairs are all waiting patiently on the ironing board for those finishes touches.  See the wee giraffes leaping across the green ones – I am in love with that pair.

awaiting some finishing touches

Hopefully, by Friday, I should have about 10-15 pairs finished ready for market this weekend.  I can’t wait to share some finished products with you all.

And I might even have a go at the adult sized ones… cripes!

Finally I want to say a huge Thank Youuuu to Alice from Absolutely Alice and Niki from OddOneOut for kindly gifting me the wild west and safari fabrics.  You guys are the best. x

~ Dianne~ mooandflo