Beautiful Kiddy Things...

From Me...
From Others....

Thursday, September 23, 2010

One of my favourite blogs is having a giveaway!

Head over to the With Two Cats blog and check out the beautiful cot bedding you can win.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

New to Angel Face and Sunshine!

This is the latest little creation to be added to Angel Face and Sunshine.  I hope to have a variety of choices on ASAP.  Orders are Welcome or keep an eye on this space or in store! Each set consists of a tutu, romper, 2 press- stud flowers (1 yo-yo, 1 satin), 3 hair clip flowers (2 yo-yo, 1 satin).  The hair clip flowers can be worn on the tutu, in the hair or on a fabric/elastic hairband. So many ways to wear one little outfit.

Take 1 tutu, 1 romper, 5 fabric flowers and create so many looks. It's just Toot Sweet!!!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Angel Face and Sunshine have opened our store!!!!!

Finally, I've opened the Angel Face and Sunshine Store.  Pop over and see some of the cute little handmade shoes and beanies on offer.  All items can be custom made to suit that special little someone.  Just send me a request!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Little Shoes for Giselle

My cousin Sharon was one of the many people to complain about not being able to find cute little shoes for bubs under 9 months. was only fair that her little bub Giselle get some of my first little tootsy creations.  These turned out much nicer than Gracey's as I have found a more professional way to sew the panels together.  I also made Giselle a little beanie/hair clip...just to complete the ensemble.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Little Mary Jane Shoes....or as I like to call these red ones...Dorothy Shoes!

So many of my friends complain about how hard it is to find small cute little girl shoes.  After some net surfing I found a pattern to make a similar pair of shoes to these and adapted the pattern to suit my tastes.  This is what I came up with:

They were really easy to make and took very little time.  All done in one night!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Gracey's 1st Birthday Parties...

Just a very quick post to show you some of the decorative highlights of Gracey's first birthday celebrations...yes there was 2.  One for our Brisbane connection of friends and family and the other for our Maryborough friends and family. It was a busy seven days with lots of prep and baking but I got through it, with the addition of some rather large black circles under my eyes.
For G's 2 parties I stuck with a red and pink butterfly theme.  I just changed the cake idea for each.  Bettina Butterfly was so gorgeous with her 2 big eyes...she was almost too cute to cut up and eat. I also made G 2 birthday outfits.  The butterfly princess skirt and fascinator plus a little pinafore dress for party playtime.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Circle Roses

At the moment I'm full steam ahead into creating Gracey's Butterfly wonderland for her 1st birthday.  One of the beautiful decorations I have stumbled across are burnt satin roses, using my heat emboss tool.  They are so easy to make and end up looking like a beautiful creation you would see on a wedding dress or lush hat at the races.
Trace various sized circles on to satin lining fabric (super cheap at fabric stores).

Pin and cut out.
Secure circles from biggest to smallest with a metal brad. Using a heat embossing tool and tongs to hold your circle flower, heat until satin begins to curl up.  Continue until you achieve your chosen result. I was amazed at how easy these were to make. 

Expect to see many of these in the coming Birthday Bash pics!!

Friday, June 4, 2010

A new find....Lovely Design Blog

I've been having a bit of a blog hop tonight....just looking at links from one blog to another.  Somehow I've ended up at the Lovely Design Blog. Sharilyn is not only a talented artist but also a Mother.  I particularly enjoyed readign about her struggle to get her little 3 year old to have a day time nap and loved her solution using a sleep time candle.  I'm hoping I don't have this problem in the coming years, but will store this little gem away...just incase!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Just love these!

I love all things to do with children's decor.  This is my new love.  If I had a spare bucket of money I would go crazy over at chocovenyl. Such beautiful fabric wall decals with some of the most unusual and unique designs I've see.  These are a couple of my favourites:
Super cute! Definately on my ideas list for my kiddies next room makeover.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

My Gift to Mum

Over the last couple of weeks I've been making this bag for my Mum.  I can't say that I'm completely happy with the end result but I know Mum loves the fabric combinations and will get alot of use out of it.  For the next one I'm going to get a different type of wadding to hold the bag up when placed down.

To go with the bag I also whipped up a matching glasses case.  My Mum is forever losing her glasses.  So let's hope that the bright fabric makes it a little easier to spot when we are pulling the house apart on yet another glasses hunt.

Mother's Day

This year I celebrated the joys of motherhood with a sleep-in, cards from both my babies and a gardening pack from my darling hubby (he's such a great hubby and dad..I'm truely blessed to have found him).  We then spent the afternoon in the park with my parents, enjoying all the wonderful things that come with having a family and being a MUM. 

I love nothing more than just watching the interactions that my children have with my husband, each other and their Grandparents. Being part of a child's like really is the greatest gift.  I now totally understand why my mother said "No" so often as I was growing up.  You want to protect your child through every little step in life, but also want them to grow and experience lifes joys with freedom.  Finding the balance between the Yes's and the No's is something I know I'm going to struggle with.


Sunday, April 25, 2010

Something for all the lovely MUMs!

KID Independent are having a great Mother's Day Giveaway.....Check it out, along with allthe lovely kiddy goodies they have.  Super Cute!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Gracey's Nursery...The Willy Wagtail Place!!

Before Gracey came along, her nursey was my sewing/craft room.  From where I would sit, all the little Willy Wagtails and their little birdy friends would visit.  Sitting on the window ledge outside the room, chirping away.
When it came time to decorate the nursery, all I could see was the little Willy Wagtails chirping away outside my soon to be baby 2's room.  IT just had to be The Willy Wagtail Place. At the time I didn't know I was having a pink one, I was secretly convinced I was having another blue one). The signs of a babies sex...are so faulty! Anyway due to us not knowing. I went with a blue and green colour scheme, but within hours of being home from the hospital with my new little pink bundle, I started adding in hints of pink. 
Gracey is now in a cot but in the early days I had the cream bassinet you'll see in the photos.  I was determined to find a basinett that wasn't covered in meters and meters and meters of Frills.  As girly as I am ....Frilly Bassinetts just aren't my thing!


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Cute T's for my little ones!

What do you get when you take 2 photos, some iron-on interfacing, black fabric and a needle and cotton? These cute silhouette shirts of the little ones!

I used these 2 photos:

Then traced around them on a black and white copy:
Then transfered this image on to iron-on interfacing (used for quilting). Then iron on the black cotton fabric.  Cut the silhouette image out. Removed the paper backing, ironed this onto the shirt or onesie. Then to finish it off, I hand stitched around the edge to make it wash safe.

This was such a quick project.  The hand stitching took the most time.  I'm going to keep these little silhouette pieces for their 21st box. Definately a lasting memory of these beautiful baby toddler years. Perhaps I might even do it every April.  It would be a beautiful way to Chronicle their changes over the they look super groovy!!!