Lillipilli Lane is Environment l Handmade l Art l Learning l Wellbeing

We do consultancies, teach workshops, present and create handmade wares. Workshops for children and adults in art/environment/wellbeing...

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

New mamma's easy-wear skirt

Here is my latest cute mamma's skirt. Its a full gathered skirt so is a bit twirly and fun. Lightweight, cool, pretty fabric. I have added a little gathered pocket and ric rac trim for fun and a nice big retro style button. Gathered at the waist for ease of fit. Can be worn at the waist as above, or at the hips as below. This one is happily waiting a new owner at Handmade Heaven http://www.handmadeheaven7.blogspot.com/ with the second of only three blue linen long skirts (below) all slightly different.

National Organics Week Oct

National Organics Week is coming up Friday 16 to Sunday 25 October, see the web for more information on their growing list of activities : - )

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Nice piece of inspiration

This beautiful natural art installation appeared on the lake foreshore as part of the Floating Land festival a litte while back. Lots more like this as one strolled around the lake. Lovely...inspiring...peaceful...have a look at more beautiful scenes at www.floatingland.com.au

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Certified Organic skirts

Here we are, the completed product of two handmade 100% certified organic skirts. Matching mamma's and daughters Easy-wear skirts, I have been wanting to do a matching set for ages - they look so cute together!

Each entire piece is 100% certified organic - fabric and thread. The Fabric is 'Harmoney Art' from Organic Fabric Online http://www.organicfabriconline.com.au/ and is very soft and wearable.

The organics are a little different to sew with than conventional threads. The organic thread has a textured quality and runs through the machines differently than non-organic cotton thread. It has been great to sew these up and experience the art of sewing with these beautiful and environmentally responsible fabrics.

I have enjoyed getting to know their characteristics and doing some more wares. Any one else had experience sewing with organic fabric and thread? Love to hear about it. Drop me a post...

Friday, September 25, 2009

Where art thou

Hello everyone,
I have been neglecting you I know! I have been busy working with my web designer on getting the lillipilli lane website further along (yes its been a while) and a whole bunch of behind the scenes work- Gee isn't there a lot of background work. Its due for completion in mid Oct...

You may notice my swish new look blog thanks to the help of the same designer, Leah at www.instylewebdesign.com.au I have actually managed to upload this lovely logo and banner...(which I have had for quite a while just haven't uploaded)...my handmade calico one will still come in very handy. Watch this space for the word on the launch of my website and a fun competition with a very nice prize...I have also been busy getting the lillipilli lane online shop updated (see the Madeit button) - all this computer work and I am happy to say I am getting the hang of it! Multi-talented aren't we all! How was that dust storm!

Monday, September 14, 2009

More Vintage*Retro skirts for mums

Here are some more fun vintage and retro inspired skirts I have been whipping up. This mid length Easy-wear skirt one above is from some beautiful vintage fabric I found on my trip at a wonderful little vintage shop called Shop 55 it also has an online shop. The yellow gingham is my tribute to the ever smiling and sweet Doris Day. The long length Easy-wear skirt is made from blue linen with appliqued pocket and is my pioneering mothers tribute : -) These skirts have headed down to the lovely hand-made shop Handmade Heaven.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Retro Vintage Summer Skirts for busy Mums

Here are some fun skirts I have done for spring/summer with bright colours and big patch pockets. I call them Mamma's Easy-wear Skirts as they are designed with busy mums in mind, they easily slip on (elastic waist for ease of fit) and are ease of care - iron or don't iron! They look good worn over jeans, tights, stockings or with bare legs...matched with a singlet top, T or a retro/vintage blouse. Probably look cute with a matching hairband : - ) The first two are vintage style 1950's fabric (new ) the last one is a fabulous floral vintage fabric... they are 100% cotton I love its qualities it's so hardwearing, and has a nice crisp look.

A big thank you to the store owner Liesa at Handmade Heaven http://handmadeheaven7.blogspot.com/2009/08/loving-lillipilli-lane-right-now.html for modelling her beautiful Cho Cho San EWS. Several of these skirts have gone to good homes through Handmade Heaven at Ipswich (Qld) with some great feedback from the wearers - thank you I appreciate it...My sewing machine is purring along at present creating some more in this range...

best to you all

Happy Holidays

Hello everyone
I have just returned from an adventurous 2 week road trip with my little one. Was great. Enjoyed the cruise down King St, Netwown (Sydney) being a country hick, I was like a kid in a candy shop! So many wonderful things for the senses all in one strip...Ferry rides on the harbour, tram and train rides...It's also so nice to be home - little one did a very happy "I'm home dance" ...