Friday, November 30, 2007

advent calendar

Yesterday I managed to finish sewing and then putting up my very first advent calender for the girls. I was inspired by pictures from another blog but ran out of time to do anything more elaborate than little drawstring bags. The girls have not yet figured out what the advent calendar is all about, but I'll wager a bet that by the time at least two weeks have passed - two weeks in which they get chocolate right after breakfast everyday - they'll understand it :)

Thursday, November 29, 2007

tag - you're it!

Managed to find a proper mount for the stamp today. I wanted to use instagrip as the mount, but they don't sell individual pieces and certainly not in the size I was after. Finally found a hard rubber stamp hiding amongst the huge piles of plastic erasers in the right size. Got some double-sided tape and Bob's your uncle :)

I've stamped the price tags but have yet to do the clothing labels and twill ribbons. The cotton tape I got previously is too narrow and the ones I've bought eBay have yet to arrive. I'll have to go get some wider cotton tape instead if they haven't arrived by mid-next week.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

bookclub and inkpad

Met up with my bookclub today. We had opted to read Kazuo Ishiguro's "Never Let Me Go" and only three of us had finished it. Quite disappointing as I really enjoyed the book and thought the writing was sublime. Had looked forward to discussing it, but was impossible due to numbers. Hopefully we will do better next time. This time around we've opted to read "Infidel".

On the way home, stopped by the local scrapbooking shop and got a VersaCraft Inkpad so I could make my labels and mini-lanyards. I wanted a black inkpad but they only had chocolate. I haven't tried it out properly yet as I need to mount the stamp first. Will try to do it this weekend and photograph the results.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

up and running

Well, after a few fits and starts, I've landed here in blog-land for my label - gigi*deedee*mimi.
The name was an inspiration from my older daughter. We came home from playgroup one day with an extra-large cookie cutter of a gingerbread man. I traced it out onto some cardstock and cut out three gingerbread children. I then made some paper dresses for them - the kind I used to play with when I was a little kid. We eventually named them Gigi, Deedee and Mimi. Hence the start of an idea for me.

After about six months of sewing, sewing and more sewing, I'm finally ready for a stall at a market. It's being held in Boondall at Nudgee College on December 9 - not too long now! It's a Baby and Kids market and most of the other stalls will have second-hand (branded) clothes and good condition pre-loved toys. I'm not sure what kind of reception my items will get at this particular market. However, my comrade-in-arms, Dani, has assured me that her boss is willing to stock any and all things that will not sell at her new baby shop in Ascot.

So wish me luck and enjoy the pictures of some of the items I've put up. Please excuse the bad photography, though!