23 September 2007

My Little World

As seen in Meet Me At Mike's "hello hooters"
check out the owl in the tree on this fabric swatch singletGreetings all, just a little filler inner post today as I'm not at the markets & have been super busy. I only ever planned to do 3 posts a month, but geesh, i'm struggling to keep up with that tall order. I'll let the images do the talking, a lot of sweet ideas from my customers, taking advantage of the custom design option at Posie. There are some very clever ladies out there who either can't sew or fear they won't wear or use something they made themselves. Then there are the mummies after the dream baby bag & soft furnishings, they give me the measurements or colour scheme & away i sew.
Sonia's Play Mat (patchwork top in Oriental pink, green & white) it looked super gorgeous once it was all hand quilted & edged. It's now on holidays with a very lucky little girl. Finished product image is trapped in the camera, maybe next post??
Anthea's pram satchel - with perfect strap length
The super stylish Tina from Sweet Pea Collection makes herself gorgeous clothes (it also helps that she looks like a super model) but she's always wondering what people are really thinking when they ask if she made the clothes she is wearing herself. I can assure you, they are thinking "that looks amazing". I'm not kidding, Tina can make something new to wear to school - BEFORE she takes her children to school that morning.
My gorgeous customer Jean requested i make her a black top with Penny Wheels, so i made her a matching wristlet for fun. I was telling Tina, & she giggled saying she had just made something similar for a new store in Sydney. Great minds hey!! Or is it "fools never differ??"
What else has happened in the past couple of weeks - i've moved my studio from the small sewing room to the empty space in the lounge, for the impending interstate move & Christmas rush, revealing i have way too much fabric; i started back with my personal trainer, Sophie Hawken, who is fresh back from the World Championships with a silver medal in the Triathalon (she's very kind to us mummy types who are obviously not professional athletes); still doing markets when my husband is home to babysit on Sundays & constantly building up/ replacing stock; it was our 3 daughters' school concert - so cute - everything from ball room dancing to 60's hippy music; i shipped lots of new products down to Meet Me At Mike's for their current & future store - opening in October; plus parcels of love to Singapore & France.
new Edna&Alice May body suits
more market cosmetic purses
Viva la France
new studio, table top envy girls & yes, i use all 3 sewing machines every day
too much fabric, non?? But wait, there is more . . .
We have a moving date for our relocation from Darwin to Canberra, between Christmas & New Year, as you do with 4 young children, "let's drive right down the red centre in the middle of a desert Summer", good times. I love Darwin but really looking forward to starting over again, moving with as little as possible, older children & checking out the market scene in Canberra (the Old Bus Depot markets are first on my list). This week, Peggy-Jean's Melissa will start helping me with product & order preparation, oh to share ideas & work & giggle all day (well during preschool hours) will be so fun. We had a date night last week, sooo many new concept coming Posie's way, delicious Chinese for dinner & whoopps, a 2a.m. finish. Then it's school holidays (usual blur or swimming). I think you'll forgive me for being tardy in my posts. Lots to do, enjoy, love Posie neglected child - i found my son like this after i moved the studio in a 6 hour marathon, bless him

22 comments:

dizzyjadey said...

OMG, you've got a fabric shop in your lounge! Beautiful stuff, Jennie!

Thimbleanna said...

Holy Cow! What a fabric collection! Be careful or it will sink through your floor! My gosh, you are a busy woman. After reading your post, I'm now tired. Think I'll call it a night! ;-)

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my poppet said...

wow, i thought my fabric stash was big!!

Jenny said...

Wow! How do you do it you busy thing. I am exhausted just reading your post! Take Care.

posiepatchwork said...

Oh, how excited, someone left a comment then deleted it. I've seen that on other blog comments before & can't help but wonder what they wrote. Hmmmm . . . i think you cna see just how big your fabric stash can be after 5 solid years in business. Just wait until next year when i start wholesaling bolts of fabric!! Special mention to my darling husband who just said "do what you want" with spreading out, the now much smaller lounge area is very apartment like & the children climb all over the furniture. It's all going to charity when we move anyway. Love Posie

Meet Me at Mikes said...

Hello Hooters! Heh heh! Wow.. I want to come and snuggle in your fabric too! Awesome pics.. post more! And thanks for all your goodness for Mikes! They are all headed for the new shop (mostly!) so Melbourne girls - come and see Edna and Alice May on Brunswick Street!

samantha said...

oh my goodness so much fabric - so jealous. I have to show my husband though, just so he can see how restrained I am!! You are a very busy woman, phew I'm exhausted having just read that post, I'd be joining your son.

fiona said...

holy crap!!!please exuse my french nothing summed it up better!my stash wants to be like yours when it grows up!!

leslie said...

oh how i would love to paw through those stacks of fabric!!

Corrie said...

holy smokes that is a lot of fabric! you're the new queen of the fabric stash in my books! well done moving it all...and finding time to make all those lovelies

Corrie:)

Suse said...

That is a Serious Stash.

Peggy-Jean said...

ohh Miss Posie, just loved working with you today and actually touching all the fabric on show!!!! I'm such a lucky girl. Keep busy, Love Liss

angelique said...

Sorry to do this but your 'tagged'. I thought you might be a person with lots of interesting things to tell. You have to come over to my blog and check out the rules. Love to see a girl with far to much fabric! Cheers

Sheeps Clothing said...

Glad to see you got your computer issues sorted out!
The post was worth waiting for.
You make the most gorgeous things and I look forward to seeing them in person in the new Mike's store.

Cath said...

So how do you keep track of it all? What a most excellent stash to have. So does the fabric get it's own special gold embossed trailer for the road trip? Good luck for the move.

LouLou said...

Hi Posie...thanks for visiting me and leaving me a lovely message re:gelatis....We seem to have lots in common...my brother has twins also,I have a photo of my son asleep at a coffee table (poor neglected children with creative mothers!) and my kids had the BEST costumes for book week too (well I think so anyway - our school is "non competitive" so they never give awards for such things!!!) you look like a super busy woman as I am... I would love to talk with you further about your business.....By the way that fabric is amazing....Do you spend hours just staring at it????

Linda said...

Wow Jennie that fabric is amazing!!! I am a little bit envious but I have trouble just storing my lot! I'll be stopping by posie soon to buy some more actually!!

tamara said...

Yay! my stash now seems moderate and modest in comparison...DH is quietly grateful.

Such beautiful images and exciting looking things, too. You're an inspiration.

Kate said...

That stash is amazing! I thought I had a bit, but I need to go shopping!

AnastasiaC said...

oh my gosh!! look at your fabrics...i bet you fondle them with love... I have a few vintage pieces and cant bear to cut them but I do admire them so!!!

sweetjessie@comcast.net said...

ooohhhhh, the fabric!