Friday, 8 November 2013

And the winner is...

No 26. mineizclouds Well done! I will be in touch very soon for postage details. 

Moshi Tombola Final List...

This is the final list for all those lovely people taking part after I removed duplicate comments:

1 FrolleinSuzy
3 Kaleidoscope Kustoms 
4 Michelle K 
5 Sophia 
6 Samantha Cheung 
7 stephanie 
8 J.Joy 
9 monika viktoria 
10 claribari
 11 Abby 
 12 Cristina 
13 Bamptonia 
 14 Sarah K 
 15 The EuroTrash Girl
16 Katie Fujii 
17 pommedollies 
18 Desiree Dietzel 
19 Annie
20 Wirsmom 
21 Lauren 
22 Manderz 
23 Gillian 
24 Chu 
25 Helen Naylor 
26 mineizclouds 
27 Moomin 
28 malkama 
29 Emily 
30 dollinka 
31 InkyTonka 
32 Nicola Schenk 
33 Linda 
34 Erin 
35 wackadou 
36 momo
37 Glaphyra 
38 'Blythetastic' aka Becca
39 Steph Cowan
40 KittyDoll 
41 madtwinsis
42 A 
43 Shanna 
44 Karen 
45 Phillaine 
46 Vickie E 
47 SweetNeat 
48 BMG 
49 Jennifer Abe 
50 cammy thomas 
51 Maribel 
52 filipa
53 Coodge
54 Cosmia 
55 An-i-ka 

Monday, 4 November 2013

Its a Moshi-tombola

I thought it was time for another little moshi-moshi giveaway. If you would like to take part and have the chance to win this nostalgic dress please leave a comment at the end of this post. I will pick the winner using at the end of the week.

Update Friday 8th Nov.

I will pick the winner today at 5pm. I will announce the winner here and on the moshi-moshi facebook page and also on my tumblr

Thanks so much everyone for taking part, it is my way of saying thank you for all the support and kindness you give me.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

And the Winner is...

Here is the final list. I removed two duplicate comments.



Desiree Dietzel 
MINI JIJO Handmade Dolls Clothing 
Amy Kitchen 
10 Mariana Batistello
11 Lawdeda 
12 Matylda Matyllola 
13 roz 
14 Vickie E 
15 fishknees
16 claribari 
17 Leana Susen Rangel 
18 Moomin 
19 Vane Laredo 
20 BMG 
21 Mariana 
22 mineizclouds 
23 Sarah K
24 Aurora 
25 Marcos 
26 KittyDoll 
27 Phillaine 
28 Deb Hansen
29  Nikola 
30 cammy thomas 
31 Shelley Selwood 
32 Samantha Cheung 
33 Ellis Hui 
34 Le Café au Chocolat
35 Wirsmom 
36 Jacqueline 
37 YaOwl 
38 แวะเวียน เขาใหญ่ 
39 Kristy 
40 Karen 
41 Honorata 
42 Urshula 
43 dollinka 
45 Pao B. 
46 An-i-ka 
47 Issabella The Cat 
48 Ditsy Print 
49 Katie Fujii 
50 InkyTonka 
51 Lyn Petty 
52 Sioux 
53 Trio for Blythe 
54 Pippa 
55 Raven Mathis 
56 Bamptonia 
57 featherStitch 
58 rosessimone 
59 Anne Blythe 
60 Ang-e 
61  puppy52doll 

The random number generator at picked No. 33 Ellis Hui. So please Ellis, get in touch by sending me a message on my etsy  shop and we can sort out postage details etc. And congratulations! Thanks everyone else for taking part and leaving me such lovely comments, its been brilliant!

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Moshi Give-away

I will pick the winner tomorrow mid-day, and post the name of the winner here, so check back then so I can get in touch with the winner about postage details etc.

Hilary xx

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Moshi-Give away!

This week I am giving away the Wednesday dress. If you would like to take part in this little tombola please leave a comment at the end of post and I will pick the winner using on wednesday 18th September, next week.

Sunday, 7 July 2013

And the winner is....

No 39.  Cristina 

Dear Cristina, congratulations and please contact me on etsy with your postage details. Many thanks for taking part everyone!

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Moshi-moshi Tombola

Modiste Set - Oiseau

For Blythecon Europe in Barcelona I made three special outfits for the moshi elves to model on the day. Two of these outfits I am auctioning, but this one is to be raffled. So if you would like to be entered into the draw for this outfit, please leave one comment at the end of this post, and the winner will be selected via on Sunday at 5pm UK time.

This set consists of a dress with long sleeves and vintage lace detailing worn over a lace petticoat and with a ladylike little hat made with millinery flowers and a pretty dove.

Monday, 1 April 2013

And the winner is...

No. 64 'Blythetastic' aka Becca
congratulations Becca, I will send you a message 
for your contact details. 

The final list

69 comments excluding any anonymous comments or where no name was left:

Blythe Boutique designer - Tanya
kal art
Sarah K
Kathleen Seddon
10 Ellis Hui
11 Lawdeda
12 supertaan
13 Suedehead
14 Lauren
15 Ang-e
16 malkama
17 sassybead
18 Matylda Matyllola19 featherStitch
20 Evita Pulgarcita
21 Vickie E
22 Helen Naylor
23 Pao B.
24 Elvia
25 Moomin
26 mickeygigi
27 kitty wells
28 Tanja29 Nkerley
30 Stephy
31 rosessimone
32 Mariana
33 Care
34 Jeany L35 AudreyLovesBklyn  36 Cosmia37 Desiree Dietzel
38 Lyn Petty
39 Sue Aucoin
40 Amber Chan013 21:05 41 Issabella The Cat
42 Carmen
43 erica fustero
44 Zoë Power45 Wirsmom
46 InkyTonka
47 Peggy Chang48 Soo
49 Anne Blythe
50 Suzana
51 Juliana
52 Christine Hammock

53 BMG
54 tina
55 Sarahjane
56 pip57 KittyDoll
58 Linda
59 Coodge
60 Katrina Tomaszek
61 filipa
62 claribari
63 HoneyJay
64 Blythetastic' aka Becca
65 Phillaine
66 jordana
67 donna marie
68 fishknees
69 Kaleidoscope Kustoms 

Friday, 29 March 2013

Easter Giveaway..

Even though I have officially moved my blog to here I am posting today to offer an Easter Giveaway for anyone who wants to take part. All you have to do is leave a comment at the end of this post and I will choose the winner through on Bank Holiday Monday (thats Monday 1st April 2013). Each comment will be awarded a number, i.e.. the first comment will be no.1 and the second will be no. 2 etc. The winner will get this dress and I will contact them for posting details later. So hope you like the dress and fancy a go. Happy Easter Chicks!

Sunday, 17 March 2013

we are moving

After much consideration I have decided to move my blog  here. There are many reasons for this, one being that I really find that I can use it more as a scrap book/noticeboard than blogger and I like the way it looks. It is easy to upload photos and also lets me include other content easily and as a complete ninny in the HTML arena I need all the help I can get. I hope that if you have been kind enough to take  an interest in this blog, that you will not mind having a gander over there and seeing if you like it. I have been busy this weekend filling it up a bit with my back catalogue so that it didn't look so lonely. I will still post shop news there and any other important stuff as and when.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Little dress drawings

Little dress drawings by little_moshi
Little dress drawings, a photo by little_moshi on Flickr.

This is a selection of some of the tiny sketches I make when I am planning an outfit. Sometimes I just make the drawing and the dress/outfit never gets made, but it means I can go back and revisit them later. I worry that ideas get lost if I don't scribble them down.

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Shop news...

I will be updating the shop tonight at 10pm UK time, thats Saturday 9th March.

Friday, 8 March 2013

Lily in a romantic mood

Lily by little_moshi
Lily, a photo by little_moshi on Flickr.

I have been recently working on a more romantic feel, with a limited colour palette. Lily is wearing the first dress I made using some really beautiful vintage lace. IT is a one off as I ran out of the dove grey fabric, but it got me thinking about some new shapes and patterns. Hope you like it.

This weeks sewing

Here are just a few of the things I have been working on this week, all ready for an etsy shop update at the weekend. You can see the full sets here

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Alpine Wonders Update

I will be posting one of the outfits in my etsy shop later today, at around 7pm UK time.  And another tomorrow, Sunday at around 11am, UK time.

Monday, 25 February 2013

"Alpine Wonders"

A collaboration between MforMonkey and Moshi-moshi

Hilary and Mary have worked together to make this adorable limited edition little set consisting of a pair of delectable Lederhosen, a dinky cap sleeved blouse, cozy felt coat and a gorgeous Tyrolean hat.
There will be two different color schemes available (Yellow and Pink) and only two of each made, giving a total of four sets. To make it more accessible to everybody, we'll be listing them on different places and hours. On Tuesday 26th February one Pink set will be up on eBay for three days, ending on Friday. During the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd March, one Yellow and one Pink will be available at Moshi-moshi's Etsy shop. The last Yellow set will be up on eBay from Tuesday 5th March, ending also on Friday. 

Hope you will like our little project, it has been a lovely experience to work together and I think we've come up with something really special.

Special drawing by me Hilary, and photography by Mary of MforMonkey. You can find Mary  here and her photostream on flickr is here

Friday, 22 February 2013

Shop Talk

I will be restocking the shop today 23nd FEB at 7pm UK time and tomorrow on Sun 24rd FEB 

Thursday, 21 February 2013

sewing this week

sewing this week by little_moshi
sewing this week, a photo by little_moshi on Flickr.

Shop update this weekend, once on saturday evening and another on sunday.

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Special Custom order Rive Gauche Dresses

If you are on the list for a custom order dress please head over to my etsy shop to pick up your listing. Dresses will be made to order in a choice of ginghams with liberty ties chosen by me, in keeping with the unique nature of each dress.

This is the list, I have added two more as I had a bit more interest than anticipated,

  1. pip 
  2. Sarah K 
  3. Ellis Hui 
  4. Vickie E 
  5. Roxie315 
  6. Tracey Marsden 
  7. Ditsy Print 
  8. Amber Chan 
  9. simmiau 
  10. Theresa S 
  11. Karinf 
  12. patateofeu 

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Custom Order Update..

Dear Friends,

just thought I would do a quick post about custom orders. At the moment I still have a few left to finish off and then I will be able to take a few more. I am so sorry that it takes me so long to get round to these, but there just aren't enough hours in the day for me to sew and do all the other things I need to do to keep sane and inspired. Please be patient with me. But anyway the upshot is that as so many kind people are interested in my work I will do a special custom order list for a new batch of Rive Gauche dresses. You will be able to choose the fabric for the bodice, but I will match a tie to them, from my huge basket of liberty scraps. I like to make all these dresses unique so will try to keep to this. 

So if you would like to be on the list please leave a comment at the end of this post and the first ten will get a slot. The only proviso is that if you already have a slot on my custom order list or you have had a custom order recently, please don't add yourself again to this list, just to share out the spaces a bit. 

Anyway, if this goes well, I will do it again for Annie Hall shirts later. 

All the best,

Hilary xx

Friday, 15 February 2013

New Tricks

Taught myself via the wonders of the interweb to make these this week. This is the finished result and I am so pleased with how it turned out. Reminds me of pyjama cases and hankie cases that my Nana used to have. Really pretty and not hard at all. Here is the link to the lovely tutorial that got me started Silk Ribbon Embroidery

Busy Bees Patchwork

Busy Bees Patchwork is a new discovery for me. For the past few years I have been going to Bath for my regular fabric fix, unaware that there was a similar emporium of fabric loveliness much nearer to home. Busy Bees is based at Tredegar House on the outskirts of Newport. It was a real treat to find them yesterday and they have a fantastic selection of fabrics and run loads of courses too, which I am tempted by I must say. 

Saturday, 9 February 2013

sewing this week

sewing this week by little_moshi
sewing this week, a photo by little_moshi on Flickr.
So this has been a busy week, the cloudy skies have kept me company as I sewed and inspired my colour scheme too, I think. It seems we are in a cloudy blue and stormy grey kind of mood. Hope you like them anyway and these will be in my etsy shop this evening. I will do a second batch for tomorrow, Sunday as well. 7pm tonight and 11am tomorrow(UK time).

Monday, 4 February 2013

An Austrian Adventure..

Lovely lady in the Kunst Historische Museum
Austrian Dirndl

Lemony in Mfor monkey Lederhosen



Lovely fabrics and colours

Snowy Vienna

Filzmoos in the Alps. Snowy morning.

Friday, 25 January 2013

Taking a week off...

I am having a little break till 4th Feb, so will be off on my travels tomorrow. I am packing lots of crochet wool and hopefully will be making some sweaters while I am away. January is a month of tedious chores, tax returns to fill in and then tax to pay and I hate sums so this is a real trial for me. So after all that nasty homework I need a little holiday, but I have been busy sewing and thinking so will be ready with my needle and scissors when I get back. See you later alligators xx

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Shop News

The etsy shop will be stocked Wednesday16th at 10pm UK time and then there will be another update at 7pm on Saturday 19th Jan.

Monday, 14 January 2013

In the studio this week

This has been a good week sewing wise. I have lots of lovely new fabrics to play with and a crop of Japanese style books that have been keeping me inspired and excited to try new things.  I am hoping to be on track for a shop update on Wednesday 16th January.

Sleeve details of one of my new outfits

Cap sleeve blouses, with embroidery at the neckline

More details of new outfit

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Shop Talk

Happy New Year All. I just wanted to let you know that my etsy shop will be updated tomorrow at 12 noon UK time, and then later at 7pm UK time.

Friday, 4 January 2013

hi-ho hi-ho

hi-ho hi-ho by little_moshi
hi-ho hi-ho, a photo by little_moshi on Flickr.

its back to work we go! It's 2013, the festivities are now officially over in the moshi house. Everyone is back to work as of yesterday and so let normality reign once more. Hope your holiday was a good one.