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.