This is my dark teal ‘Miss Everdeen’ print on Poly Crepe de Chine. It arrived in my studio this week all ready to cut & sew! printed by @sproutpatterns when it’s finished it will be a #sointukimonotee designed by @namedclothing 🤗 I’m so excited to get it finished & wear it! 🌲🎉#sewsomethingeveryday
🍃💗 CUSTOM ORDERS 💗🍃 We love creating one of a kind pieces that are unique and special just for you. Adding little touches and personalising our pieces for you is our jam! Some sweet handmade leather blossom on our small padded zippies has taken them to the next level, don’t you think?
Remember to get your orders in ASAP if you’re hoping for some custom Christmas creations ✨
🍃💗ALL THE PRETTIES 💗🍃 With so many little goodies to choose from it’s hard to know where to start sometimes! We are loving creating custom Christmas and Kris Kringle gifts for you this year - and of course know you can head to @will_and_harper_co for all your gorgeous and unique polymer clay pretties!
I have a confession to make: I have a few unfinished Sprout projects in my To Do pile and 🤫 I just ordered another one. Don’t judge me... there’s free shipping today! Which for Australian makers is quite a big deal. Use coupon code FREESHIP4U only until midnight 26th Oct EDT. If you would like to check out some of the projects I’ve designed using my own fabric prints go to sproutpatterns.com/shop/thistleandfox 🐝 link is in my bio too 🐝 Never heard of @sproutpatterns ? Well hop to it, go find out all about how to customize your own printed on demand sewing projects. It’s truely revolutionary ✂️😁
This bunny garden cot sheet was one of the last custom orders sent out last week. The cotton sateen fabric is printed in Australia so if you would like to try making your own cot sheets find this Cotton Como fabric on my website in the Printed in Australia section... or if you would like someone clever to make them for you I can recommend some local makers who are still hard at work behind their sewing machines ✂️ get in touch 👉🏻😄 x
Fresh sheets Sunday 🌞🌿 I’m going to be a bit quiet round here for the next few days... you should see my sewing list for today & tomorrow 🙈 These final days of custom orders are quite full on. Stretching the limits of my sewing machine and my own patience. One more tangled bobbin and I’ll be reduced to a sobbing heap on the floor 😂 #seamstresslife
It is still raining over here and we are up to our knees in mud whenever we leave the house so I’ll be trying to keep my studio dry and clean by burrowing in and sewing all weekend. The last of my custom orders are heading out in the post next week. Only 2 more play mats to sew then it’s on to my next big project! Can’t wait to be able to share it with you all over at my art account @artbygingerkelly but for now it’s all 🤫 💚
Was finally able to finish this little library bag for Poppy today! Is there anything better then quilted floral fabric! Ive used amazing fabric from @thistleandfox (big call but it’s definitely one of my fave prints from their collection!) and I love how it’s turned out! Need some buckles or something but still can’t find anything I love so this will be it for now! #librarybag#thistleandfoxfabrics#thistleandfox#quilted#br
Three times the cute factor! Not only is this sweet little babe wrapped up like the squishiest caterpillar in a Sleepy Koala cocoon swaddle, there’s also a beautiful organic muslin blankie in Gumnuts & Eucalyptus Chalk Green & Pastel Pink 💚 one of the first colourways of my most popular print, all handmade by @my_pinkdaffodil (and the cutest caterpillar 📷created by @zara.little.lady )
Before I had Oliver my sister and I had a little hobby business making and creating all sorts of wall hangings and artwork over at @ajcollectiveshop ! Ive decided its time to get back into the swing of creating (because boy do I miss it) however I’m going to take it in a new direction, focusing almost exclusively on kids dress ups (if you’ve already seen my wings, masks and wands you will have a good idea of where I’m going!). I’m hoping to get back into the local market scene (because I love attending the markets as a shopper and a seller, and honestly this homebody needs a little social interaction). So here’s a little sneak peek for now of some sweet crowns - head on over and follow my page and stay tuned while I work on some rebranding!
Ps the Devine fabric on the front crown is by the talented @thistleandfox I’m so in love with it!
Reminder: 1 week left to order anything custom made/ made to order from my #thistleandfox studio in 2018. By October 7th only Ready to Ship items will be available via my website & Etsy shop. A few things can be pre ordered (such as twin-queen-king size bedding, kids quilts, & tablecloths for example) please bear in mind most of these items have a 6 week production time so please don’t order these for last minute gifts 😉 I really hate to disappoint but I’ve got some huge projects to work on over the next few months so I’ll be head down and huddled over a sketchbook until the end of the year ✏️ can’t wait!
If you’re keen to try #makingityourself then the best news is that all fabrics, paper and wallpaper will still be available and I’ve added a heap of designs to my website with more to come over the next 2 weeks 🎉 Thanks so much to everyone who placed an order over the last few days. They are all underway & will be ready as quickly as I can make it happen 🤞🏻😊 #happylongweekend
Time to turn this Briar Rose Cotton Sateen into something beautiful & useful 🌹Follow my stories over the weekend as tomorrow I’ll be showing step by step my process for creating a round play mat with a boho style fringe trim 💜
Beautiful soft Soho linen cotton printed by @nextstateprint 💚 This Meadow Wildflower in spring green is destined for a cot quilt and it could be yours if you shop the Ready to Ship section of my website 🌱🌸 I’ll be adding more one of a kind treasures this weekend, including a few discounted moses basket and bassinet sheets in a few odd sizes and some ‘ready to be made’ - so they’ll be customizable to your baby’s bassinet mattress. They can make great change mat covers too 💚 just some ideas... 💡
one truck tire with a hand sewn cover of #thistleandfoxfabrics is making both kids happy (and me! Cause this is one therapy thing Koko can do mostly independently and it means I don’t have to worry about arci tipping over and hurting herself). Best money I ever spent!
🍃💛 THURSDAY 💛🍃It’s the last day of kinder (and Coen’s four hours of occasional care) for two weeks... I am equal parts excited and anxious... As a teacher I used to look forward to the holidays as a time to catch up on work/not have to interact with people every single day/prepare for the next term/have some down time. Suffice to say, holidays are pretty much the opposite of being able to catch up, have any solitude or plan!! Well, at this stage they are anyway. #preschoolmum#somuchenergy#mumofboys Any one else feel like this?!?!
I am hoping to sneak in some making though, I’m getting very itchy creative feet atm. Also hoping for some good weather for lots of outside time, but it’s Melbourne so who knows what’s ahead!! 🤪
That’s one big blankie! 🐦 XL throw blanket in Blue Wren print on organic cotton muslin. These blankets have a double layer of double gauze... so they are quadruple gauze! The top layer is printed, the reverse is natural white and so soft and cuddly it’s like snuggling up to a cloud ☁️ one XL left in my website shop, ready to ship ($125) Newborn blankies are $50, Large size $75.
Now that it’s delivered and being enjoyed in its new home I can show you this Pansy floral change mat cover (& matching cot sheet) in Blue & Soft Lilac. Such a pretty print I think I’d like to make myself some pillowcases - though I long for sheets too... I cannot afford them 😜 🌸🍂🌸🍂🌸
Swooping Swallows in Blue & Storm Grey 🐦 swipe left to see the ‘after washing’ texture of this gorgeous organic cotton muslin. I have one large baby wrap/blanket in stock via thistleandfox.com 🐦 or order the fabric by the yard to #makeityourself
Sleepy Koala duvet cover 🐨♥️ If you would like to order any baby/cot sized linens from me before the end of this year please get your orders in NOW as starting October 1st 📯...only Ready to Ship items (& fabric) will be available to purchase from either my Etsy shop or website. 📯All Made to Order & custom order handmade items will have to wait until the new year! 😱 wait, don’t panic, I’m not hanging up my scissors, needle and thread entirely I just need to take some time off sewing 18hrs a day so I can focus on illustrating new designs! 🤗🎉 I’ve been itching to work on all the sketches that lay half finished in my sketchbooks. It’s time! ✏️ Links to my Ready to Ship collection are in my bio #linktree as well as the link to FAQ’s and where to shop for my fabrics for all your DIY projects ✂️
Also whipped up this little bindle for Ollie today! Can just imagine him carting around his toys or collecting treasures on our walks! Again using amazing fabric by @thistleandfox ! Not sure what a bindle is? Think Blinky Bills handkerchief tied to a stick! #thistleandfoxfabrics#thistleandfox#oliverflynn#bindle
My Briar Rose print in turquoise & vanilla smoke 🍂 Now that quite a few of my recent custom orders have been delivered I feel it’s time to share some of these pretty fabric pics that I’ve been collecting on my phone. And 🥁drumroll... it’s time to announce that cot & bassinet sheets are on sale via www.thistleandfox.com for the next 2 weeks only. Use coupon code MADE2MEASURE when ordering 2 or more sheets for 5% off. Prices for 🌿Made To Order 🌿cot sheets will be increasing by $10 on September 8th (sorry - has to be done!) as I’m currently not earning any more than $10 per sheet when I spend so many hours on each order #handmaderealitycheck 🍂 Would you like to learn how to sew your own? I had a thought today that I could create a tutorial on my blog. It’s actually a very simple sewing DIY project as long as you have a working sewing machine and you can sew a straight line... the technique I use only has the usual challenges of unbalanced thread tension, bobbins running out halfway through the project, needles jamming and breaking into your machine... you know, just the usual #sewingshenanigans 😂 #HandsUpIfYoureFedUp#sewingsuckssometimes
Just a quick hello and cyber hug for everyone who has been sending me supportive messages the last few days 💙 All is still not well here, including me and my poor head 🤧 so I sadly did not make it to the markets this weekend. Sorry if you dropped in to see me and couldn’t find me anywhere 😞 #nexttimeforsure
This is one of my organic cotton jersey knit blankets (a really big one!) in the Braided indigo print 💙 Blue, to suit my current mood 😐
Now that my costume making career is over for another year (bye bye book week and secondary college theatre production) and hopefully seeing the tail end of yet another round of colds, I can finally get back to my other sewing projects!! This right here is one of my all time favourite fabrics! It’s by the ever so talented Lauren, the one and only face behind @thistleandfox ! When I fell pregnant with Oliver and began looking for ideas for my dream Australian nursery Lauren’s beautiful fabrics were one of the first things I came across in insta land and have been in love with ever since! #thistleandfoxfabrics#thistleandfox#australiana
A pop of yellow to brighten your Wednesday! Have you seen the wattles starting to bloom? Around here there’s still some very frosty mornings but the wattle and jasmine in our garden are braving the sub zero temps to declare spring is coming!! 🤗 Tap this lovely pic by @thebubdesigns for where to find these beautiful #handmade#babywashcloths and #bathsalts 🌱💛
Another hidden gem found in my #thistleandfoxfabrics feed 💙🐦 thanks for using my fabrics @_love.noo 🐦💙 For everyone using my fabrics please don’t be afraid to tag me 🙈 or we can play hide and seek if you prefer... 😂
Organic Muslin Blankies - There’s one left in my studio in this print! I’ll be taking the few designs I have in stock to the @madewithlovemarketscoffs next Sunday (26th Aug) so you’ll need to get in quick to get your hands on the design you want 🍂🌸🌿🐨 There’s also limited Blue Wrens, Rainbow Songbirds & Bees, Pink Briar Roses, Sleepy Koala and perhaps some other Eucalyptus prints if I find the time to sew this week. Busy busy 🐝🐝🐝
🍃💛 WEDNESDAY 💛🍃 It’s Wednesday! Or as I prefer to call it, the day after @wentworthonfoxtel and the day before @meshel_laurie and Emily Webb’s Australian True Crime podcast new episode comes out 😉 Who watched Wentworth last night?! 😮 (Do you like this little pouch featuring beautiful @thistleandfox fabric? If so, make sure you enter the competition in the previous post for a chance to win a $30 store credit - that would get you one of these for free!!)
After playing around with a few measurements and angles last night I figured out a new pattern for sewing fitted change mat covers. It involves a lot less swearing on my part 😉 and it should work for most shaped change mats! All I need from my customers are the dimensions (length x width x depth) of the mattress. You can shop for these Australian Bushland change mat covers and more... at www.thistleandfox.com
There’s a market day coming up and I need to make some new things for my stall 🤔 It’s always impossible to predict what will sell well on the day but I’d love to get some insights from all of you out there in the Instaverse 😉 ...what do you look for when you go to a handmade market? What type of things do you shop for? Are you shopping with a particular gift in mind? Do you shop for yourself? Do you ever place orders with stall holders for custom made items that can be delivered later? 🐨🌿 On the rare occasions I have time (& 💰) to shop at the markets I’m usually on the lookout for gifts for my niece or nephew, or I need something for myself (like that time I didn’t wear enough clothes to a winter market and had to buy a woollen hat and gloves from the stall next to me so I wouldn’t freeze to death) 🤦🏼♀️😆 I’ll remember to take my beanie on Sunday 26th even though it’s bound to be sunny. Doesn’t look like there’s any rain on the horizon yet... 🙏🏻💦💦☔️
I’ve had this idea floating in my head for a while now as my kids absolutely love balloons! So happy to finally have made them using these amazing fabrics by @thistleandfox ! Check out my stories for close up! Lauren’s illustrations and fabrics are second to none, check out the other beautiful prints in her shop, totally spoilt for choice! Can’t wait to share what else I have in the works with more fabric! #poppysroom#balloons#thistleandfoxfabrics#thistleandfox#floralheaven#vintagestyle#br
Tonight is ‘cot sheet sewing night’ and to be honest, it can get a bit tedious after a few months of sewing the same seams over and over... stitch, overlock, french seam, stitch, encase elastic, stitch again.... so I decided to take a 5 minute break and catch up on what all my favs are up to on insta. And then, an hour later... 🤦🏼♀️⌛️EVERY SINGLE TIME 😆 I need to set an alarm “Back to Work Slacker!” 😉