Saturday, 23 March 2013

Belle frock - new style almost ready ...

The new dress that I have been wearing everywhere lately is nearly ready.  It's pure cotton and is a beautiful bell shape with huge pockets and hand-stitched applique.  It is the perfect summertime dress and we still have some great days left here in the Southern hemisphere before it gets too cold.  Then you can warm it up with a slip and/or tights underneath and a cardigan on top.  

Cotton is such a great fabric - I am so looking forward to having a couple of these frocks when I go up to Fiji in a couple of months time.

Here is me doing some hand sewing at the market last Saturday ... I didn't get much done!

Here's a couple of finished ones - the appliques are all different!  I have made the back interesting, a wee applique near the pocket and left the front clear so you can wear a great necklace with it.

Do you need one?  They aren't on the website yet ... they are all size Average so just email me minnie.faux (at)

Friday, 22 March 2013

Market Style - the perfect tshirt?

We spotted this tshirt last Saturday at the market.  Great cut, looks really comfy and the black diamond makes it super flattering as well.  

It's a Von Zipper if you want to track it down.  Doesn't she look great?

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Market Style - tattoo skirt

We just love it when people come to the market wearing something that they have bought previously.  

And she wears it well!!! 

Minnie + Ree wrap skirt in Tattoo - Tea

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Girl in skirt ... warning cute stuff!

Every now and then I make cute little girlie skirts just for fun.  Last Saturday two little girls and their wonderfully patient parents tried on skirts and decided which ones they liked and of course decided to wear right then.  They were very sensible and bought skirts that would fit next summer.  But they looked incredibly cute with their long twirly skirts and their gumboots.  Maybe we will all be dressing like that as soon as the drought is over...

Here is one of them, isn't she sweet?

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

No go to Auckland ... Easter Kraftbomb

I had a great time at Kraftbomb in Auckland on 24 February.  I had planned to be there again on the last Sunday in March but this has just out so sorry Auckland friends I will see you another time ...

Easter Kraftbomb!

Friday, 8 March 2013

Skirt of the week

I originally bought this fabric because I loved it but didn't expect it to be as popular as it is.  It must be the current favourite amongst our range.  So here it is - the Mexican cowgirls cotton snap wrap skirt!!

Minnie + Ree Mexican Cowgirls skirt

What do you think?  Would you wear it or will you wait for a slightly more conservative skirt next week?

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Creative life - the best cartoon!

I am thinking about a new range of skirts and other products for the Southern hemisphere winter.  I am also thinking summer because it is still really warm here and I'm influenced by the new spring/summer stuff coming through for the Northern hemisphere.  This cartoon from Sticky Comics sums up the process!

I'm making ideas, I'm over nine thousand
from Sticky Comics