Friday, 31 October 2014

Are you more of a Halloween or Day of the Dead kind of woman?

It's the 31st October and although it's not traditional in New Zealand both Halloween and Day of the Dead celebrations are becoming part of our culture.  I guess you'd prefer one or the other - here's my take on it all...

Day of the Dead - Dia de Muertos

I made a new dress:

It is wide and boxy in the Japanese style - soooo comfy to wear, great flattering colours and as the close ups show - a few edgy parts to the print.


I posted this cartoon on Minnie + Ree's Facebook page


And then I did some work and updated the Size Guide on our website.  Even did this handy little How-to-measure-yourself pic:


Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Things I am grateful for today ...

I'm spending this week recovering from three very intense weekends at the WOW markets, the biggest markets of the year - they are Saturdays and Sundays over the World of Wearable Art shows when thousands of fans come to Wellington.  It was huge again this year:

I am also thinking about fabrics and what else I need to order and make now that we are having some proper weather, and I've sold out of so many things!  Let me know in the comments if there's anything you'd like me to repeat or new colours to try.  Yes I have ordered some fabric for the women who want blue Belle Frocks!

But first let's take a breather and be grateful for the wonderful markets we've just had and a few other things ...

1. I've just finished sewing the last seam (on a sample for a new top) and I had this much thread left.  YAY!!

2. I may be very busy but I don't live in the Rammin' world anymore - an amazing kid's poem from Sarah Wilson's blog (the I Quit Sugar woman) - here's the link

3.  And after all that work there's always this ...

Have a great week!!

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Frocktober on Felt and we are there!

It is Frocktober and are featuring frocks all month.  

We are proud to be on their blog.  Here's the link:

And here are the original Belle Frock pictures - in Sydney last summer: