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...

Friday, October 30, 2009

Sneak preview

Hello everyone,
how's your week been? I am happily sewing for Mathilda's Market this Sunday. I have gone spotti dotti (again)- love this little twirl skirt from vintage fabric. Too Cute. Also some other lovely fabrics in the process of becoming some-one's lovely little dancing skirt: *lucky me* to create these special little gifts...Best wishes to everyone in prepping for the day and to those gearing up to visit : )

Look fwd to seeing you there for a fun and inspiring day.

Monday, October 26, 2009

To market we go, Mathilda's Brissie

We are very excited to have a stand at Mathilda's market in Brisbane. We'd love for you to come and see us at out our lillipilli lane stand on Sunday 1st Nov 2009, between 9am and 1pm. It will be held in the grand old Brisbane City Hall, King George Square, Main Auditorium (ground floor).

These markets will have over 60 exclusive stallholders (many who do not have shopfronts so you will have access to lots of unique wares). There will also be lots of yummy food and it promises to a be great day out for all. Do drop in to say hi. We look forward to seeing you there!

For a sneak preview have a look at the website Mathilda's Market .

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Give Away

We're so excited about our new lillipilli lane website http://www.lillipillilane.com.au/ that we are offering a chance to win one of our handmade wares - of your choice, you may select one item of from our Madeit store (listed prior to this post date):
Handmade clothing at lillipilli lane
To enter, follow our blog (if you already are - a big thank you) and visit our website to find the answer to the following question. When have found it, send your answer to info@lillipillilane.com.au

What are the 4 types of lillipilli lane Girls skirts ?

- For 2 chances to win, do the above and post about this giveaway on your blog,
- For 3 chances to win, also leave a comment here telling us what you like most about our new website !
Remember, include the item you would like to win and why in your email.
Good luck, and thanks for helping to get the word about lillipilli lane out there! Will let you know who the lucky winner is on 20th Nov 09. (closing a week early so I can do another one)

Monday, October 19, 2009

New mamma's skirts, love these

Hello everyone, hope all is well for each and everyone of you.

I came accross this fabric in a new store - I love the retro and vintage type fabrics and found these! Lucky me. The inspiration as to what to make from them came to me - yes fabrics talk to me :-) - so I put them together as a couple of very comfy long easy-wear skirts. I love these you can slip them on at home, or if you have to go out...very comfy and look ok too...

The patterns really are lovely - best to have a close up to really see their character. I am drawn to orange at present - signifies growth and creativity...and this particular shade of green I find happy and easy to be around. I am now looking forward to making myself a version...(yes I do have lots of fabric put aside to make my very own - can take a while, anybody else have that experience!)

These skirties are on their way to their happy retailer Ms Liesa at Handmade Heaven http://handmadeheaven7.blogspot.com/ and hope to find someone who loves them : ) Thanku Liesa, I also have some on my Madeit shop to see how they go. Wish me luck.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Pay it forward fun

I'm participating in some 'pay it forward' fun over at one wise owl http://funwithalittlewiseowl.blogspot.com/ and am continuing the fun here. I have three spots to fill for people who want to join too.
I will make a handmade gift for the first 3 interested people. I have 365 days to do it in…(but will ship out before christmas). What it will be and when it will arrive is a total surprise! The catch is that you must participate as well: you must have a blog and before you leave your comment here, write up a pay it forward post on your blog to keep the fun going. (just cut and
paste this one if you like!, which I did). What fun, looking forward to you joining me!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Finally, the moment we've all been waiting for...almost

Yes you guessed it 'Blog Candy', as a dear friend calls it...

I recall the days when we had two very faithful readers on our blog (thank you) ... (do you remember those early days on your blog?! - would love to hear about it). However today, this has blossomed to become a wonderful multi-skilled mulit- talented network.
I love seeing some one new has joined us and learning about what their interest and talents are. Many of you are truely gifted and creative and also have art / craft enterprises yourselves, I am so honured to have you on our page. These 'followers' blogs / webs (click on the 'followers icons') really are a great source to go to find some extra special handmade treasures and can lead you to some really wonderful places on the computer handmade journey. I encourage you to check them out.

In appreciation and recognition here's something for you - I am happy to give one lillipilli lane Mamma's Easy-wear skirt to a lucky 'Follower' of the lillipilli lane blog (yes you are welcome to still join us). These skirts really are so very comfy and being 100% cotton, great for these warm sunny days.

So how to win one? The lillipilli lane website comes live in a couple of weeks (for a sneak peek go to www.lillipillilane.com.au ) when it does I will post letting you know the comp is open and I shall then run a little treasure hunt for some fun and your chance to win a little piece of handmade lillipilli lane. So, stay tuned and get those investigative hats on.
Have a happy day : - ) here's a pretty piccie to relax by....photo of central qld rainforest by me.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

New spring range of organic clothing

These lovely 'mamma's and girls easy-wear skirts' are lillipilli lane's new spring range of Eco-organics. Our 'Easy-wear' range are especially for mamma's and littlies as they are 'Easy-care - iron or don't, and Easy-wear slip on style - for busy mums and for littlies to manage.

They are made using 100% certified organic fabric and thread. The fabric is so very soft and wearable and the patterns appealing. The thread brings a very natural quality to the garments too.

To quote me - “I am really happy to offer these organic skirts as I feel they provide something a little different to what’s already out there and they also provide organic clothes for older kids. There is plenty for babies and tots but not so much for older children. An added bonus is that they are handmade adding to the sustainability factor”. You may be at ease knowing you are supporting the environment and your health through purchasing organic wares.

This range is available through Caroline Bell at Gecoz in beautiful Bellingen, the exclusive stockist of lillipilli lane's organic range. Visit their online store GECOZ: Ecologically Sustainable Living - Organic Clothing, Organic Cotton and Ecologically Sustainable Products http://www.gecoz.net.au/.

I will be sporting them this season - you have to wear them to really experience how soft they are.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Snowhite comes to visit

I have just made this cute little costume - Snowhite and am very happy with it. And best its all Up-cycled out of remnant fabrics - no new fabric needed! I made it from an adjusted pattern a lovely lady gave me of a funky 80's dress pattern - I knew that would come in handy... I had lots of fun making it, learnt a few things and most importantly it passed the test with the little princess wearing it, phew.

If you haven't already, visit Katie's post from 5 Star, Baby! http://5starbaby.blogspot.com/2009/09/toy-story-alien-costume-for-our-school.html about her funky costume hat - definately worth a look very cute and funny. Brought a smile to my face : -)

Friday, October 2, 2009

Win a little something

pssst, Liesa at Handmade Heaven http://www.handmadeheaven7.blogspot.com/ is having a give-away competition - rules apply : - ) good luck...