25 August 2007

Creative Mothers in Business . . .

Well you might have seen a little feature about Posie in the current issue of Shop 4 Kids magazine. What a neat little article & business spinner, for lots of patchwork quilt orders in particular & new stores after the Edna&Alice May label. Yippee!! I thought the article read well & the children looked charming. Oh, must ask for the cot quilt back, as it's kind of silly to have it featured in a magazine & not on the website??
For the more discerning readers, you may have spied this gorgeous necklace, by Sweet Pea Collection. Melissa of Peggy-Jean Cards & i are very lucky to be gal pals with Tina, the very modest, yet effortlessly glamorous mummy & designer behind Sweet Pea Collection, with weekly giggles & sewing chats. I was saying to Stacey from Sheeps Clothing, that very few of my old school or Uni friends sew, or understand the passion, so it has been a revolution to make friends with Melissa & Tina during our husbands' posting to Darwin Not only was Tina's gorgeous necklace the main attraction of the Button Trend page in Shop 4 Kids, it was also worn by a little girl in the Stylish Mum article. This particular necklace is for a fantastic lady named Jean, who is a teacher & Posie regular. I'm the necklace mule for Tina on this occaision for tomorrow's markets. You can contact Tina via her website or mobile, she's adorable & so kind. They are currently babysitting Ruby the bunny for school, making Tina a tad anxious having a her in the apartment all weekend. Tina also makes super stylish & divine bloomer & top sets for infants & babies. That's http://www.sweetpeacollection.com.au/. Here is a fabulous selection of cards made by Peggy-Jean, shipped off to the Strangely Familiar store in Wellington NZ, plus some E&AM coin purses. Note the sheep card at the front, baaa.
A dear friend's son was having a 5y.o. birthday party, pirate theme of course, so i whipped this up, as a token gift (we weren't attendees, it's my eldest daughter's best friend's little brother's birthday kind of deal). FYI this counts as pyjamas all year round in Darwin!!
Finally, it was school photos this week & as a very proud mother to be blessed with twinnies, i thought you might like these 'home' shots of our girls, sensible & silly. I'm not into formal photos, i order the big pack to send shots to the grandparents & for their memory boxes, but i much prefer to see their beaming smiles looking at someone they know & love behind the camera. See, fraternal twins & the least alike of our 4 children. The lefty is an artist/ designer & the righty hopes to marry money, we're so proud!!
Have fabulous weeks, love Posie

18 comments:

Suse said...

Lovely twin photos, and congratulations on the magazine article!

Lily and Agathe said...

Funny I've jsut posted my shops 4 kids feature.. Just popped in to say hello :-)

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Congratulations on the mag article. Love the "twinnies" photos (do you call them that) we were always called that.
They are different aren't they. Love that they choose to have different hair styles. I'm sure the funny photo wouldn't be school approved.

AnastasiaC said...

congrats on the shop 4kids article! great to see some familiar blog girls in there!
how cute are your twins! love how they have different hair do's!! cute cute!

Corrie said...

oh cute twins! so adorable!!!!!!! love the photos!

Jenny said...

Your girls are gorgeous-great photo-they have such character! I haven't seen the article yet-must hunt it down! Have a great week.

posiepatchwork said...

Thanks everyone, people say that all the time "they're twins, but they have different hair styles". Makes me laugh as all 4 of our children have different hair dos, as they are different people. One is very olive, the other super fair. As my OB put it, "you're really just having 2 children at the same time". The real truth is one has a tendancy to suck her thumb & hair, thus super short bob; the other is channelling Rapunzel. Our eldest has a pixie style & our son is a short, back & sides man. We don't refer to them as twins, just when it's in context of them versus singletons. They do love being twins, it causes a frenzy when we visit Asia. They are going to marry the only other set of twins at their school, little identical boys, also in their class, also the only other blondies too. Their class is predominantly Aboriginal. I think their teacher would love their silly shot - in the NT, every Transition class gets their photo in the newspaper (NT News) & while all the schools did sensible shots, our school had them playing in the Early Childhood Playground on the equipment. It looked gorgeous & fun. Thanks guys, love Posie

Peggy-Jean said...

Hello lovely, I actually got to see the Pirate singlet in the flesh all packaged up beautifully. Tina was struggling up to the lift with the Bunny in tow, very funny!!!

angelique said...

Too true just two babies at once and I am sure it is done just to test how much we can deal with. Mine are also two very different individuals. May have shared a very cramped space for 9 months but nothing rubbed off onto the other.

Kylie said...

Oh - Love the silly picture of your two girls - sweet - and mat=rry money honey - good for you (can we all come for a loan? LOL)

Congrates on the feature in Shop 4 kids and for the orders - that will keep you busy.

Linda said...

gorgeous photo Jennie!! Congrats on the article too I read it on another blog the other day I can't remember which blog now!! :o

Lark said...

Hey Jenny, great post! I love the Sweet Pea stuff!

three buttons said...

Congratulations on your article. Your going to be super busy now with lots of orders heading your way!

Great photos of your girls, they will have to hold on to them for their Flashback Friday posts when they grow up.

Corrie said...

I nearly spluttered my coffee everywhere when I read your comment this morning on giraffes! too funny....I've made an executive decision that we will be calling them china's in our house! not giraffes that is!

loving those sweet pea necklaces! so much talent!

Karen said...

Congrats on the mag article, a fan of Shop for kids here!
Do you still get people who ask you 'are they identical?' about yoru girls. We get it all the time with our two and I feel like saying "look at them!!!" cos they're so different. Super-cute photo's BTW.

Betty Jo said...

You are Famous!
Saw you in Shop4 kids, and spied some of your lovely things in "i dream a highway". I think the shop will do well, it's in a great location.
Unfortunately I stock a shop down the road , so cant tread on anyones toes.
Good luck with the new orders,you will need to be super organized, but with 4 kids, you probably are already!

Sheeps Clothing said...

Gorgeous photos of your gorgeous girls. I checked out your friend's necklace in Shop 4 Kids whilst in the supermarket queue, but forgot to look for you! Good thing I am so scatterbrained I need I go to the supermarket a few times a week, so I'll check it out next time. Might even buy a copy for a change! Its so rare for me to buy a mag as the frequent shops mean I get to read them all cover to cover in the queue!!

little dresses said...

Wow! I missed a lot! I have been so busy with my book, I've not had much time to blog. I am so proud of you! Congratulations! That is huge! The twins are going to be taken by cesarean in two weeks, I am so nervous and excited, but Rae is doing great. Rae has a blog now, you can get to it from mine, but I think it's www.mylilflowers.blogspot.com.

Have a great week.

Samantha