Monday, 26 September 2011

Monday AGAIN!!!!!!!!

WOW!!!!! Doesnt time fly! I cant Believe that it is Monday yet again. The weeks are going so fast and it will be Christmas before we know it! I thought that i better sit down and mark all the important dates in my diary so that i don''t forget. My little munchkin starts school next year ( scary!) and we have a get ready for prep day coming up soon that we cant miss, we are also going to Melbourne for a special birthday party in Dec and 3 days after we get back we are off to the beach for a week. We never go on holidays and its seems we are going on 2 in the same month! So along with the important dates there are the usual everyday things that go along with having a 4 year old and a 3 month old! Sometimes i find it hard to sit down and sew but i do get to do it little at a time and this week i will have finished another new little friend for the collection! She is very cute and i cant wait to show her to you. Her name is Aziza! Here is a sneak peak.......

That is all i will give you, but if you know our other softies then you will have an idea.

So as you know i love Monday to plan my week and feel positive like things are on track! ha...  So i think that i'm ready for a great week. I hope that you all have a great week too!!!!  I will be back when Aziza is finished to introduce her properly.

Happy Monday!

Sarah xo

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Little Red Hood Supplies Now OPEN!

Yey! Little Red Hood Supplies has now officially Opened on Craftumi! I am very excited i have to say. It is a place to find Fabric, Books(soon), Cross Stitch Kits, Children's Craft and i am sure a whole lot more.

My first range of fabric is from Michael Miller

The Flora and Fauna Range by Patty Young. I love the Hummingbirds!
There is also some Robert Kaufman and Anna Griffin Mackenzie Christmas Range.

I am also going to have some wonderful Children's Craft Kits because i think that they are hard to find and lots of children would love them. I remember doing all different types of craft when i was little, from Cross Stitch to knitting to paper making to decorating Christmas boxes and making wreaths. I know that when my daughter sees me sew she wants to join in and when i knit or crochet, she wants to do that too and she is only 4.I think that if our children see us create and make things with our own hands then it is passed on to them and hopefully it will keep going and going for generations. So i think it is important to have the products that help our children create and express themselves in craft.You can find some of the products i will be bringing in on our Facebook page.

This Super-Cute Crochet kit comes in a gorgeous tin with everything you need to make the cute little kitty.How good is that!

This is a Hello Kitty Cross Stitch Kit that comes with the cotton and everything. Also very cute!

And this is another Super-Cute Sewing kit that comes in a cute tin and has everything you need to make your own little Babushka Dolls! Don't you just love them! Very cool gifts for Christmas i think!

I want my Supplies store to be a place for all things craft and especially a place for different products sourced from all over the globe. If there is ever anything you are looking for but cant find then i would love to try to find it for you! 
So Welcome to Little Red Hood Supplies and i hope you find some exciting products that you never knew existed and cant wait to create with.

Sarah xo

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Book Report - "The Four Agreements"

Today I wanted to share with everyone a book that really helped me out at a time when I needed a bit of direction in life.  I think the world would be a much better place if EVERYBODY took the time to read this book.  I treat it like a guide book, and re-read it when I feel like I am losing my way.

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz is a wonderful little book that helps you stop self-limiting behaviours, and can be used as a simple guide for your own personal code of conduct.  It is graceful, beautifully written, and so honest.  The four agreements seem so obvious once you have read them, that it feels like Don Miguel is just giving you a gentle reminder of how to carry yourself in the world, and reminding you of what is really important.

The four agreements are -

  1. Be impeccable with your words.
  2. Don't take anything personally.
  3. Don't make assumptions.
  4. Always do your best.
This book felt like it was written for me.  

From the cover of the book:
Be Impeccable With Your Word: Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
Don't Take Anything Personally: Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering.
Don't Make Assumptions: Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness, and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.
Always Do Your Best: Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.

If you are like me, and you occasionally feel overwhelmed by the pressures of everyday life, and just need that little nudge to get your thought process back on track....this is the book for you!  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Happy weekend!
Renee xox

Monday, 5 September 2011

Now on

Well the start of our Spring/Summer Collection is now available for purchase at our Madeit store! We are really excited about our range of clothes that we will be adding to over the next few weeks. Let me show you some of our styles that are for sale at the moment. Today will be the Farrah Dress!

The Farrah Dress is a halter dress that is available in MAXI,(ABOVE), MINI, or as a TOP,(BELOW). Both maxi's have hand crochet detail that looks stunning and adds a little bit of something special to our dresses. The leaf dress is a straight maxi where as the kaleidoscope dress has a ruffle at the ankles making it a little different. Each dress has a personality of its own and will not be created again in the same fabric or fabric combination, unless requested! All Farrah items have ties that can be wrapped to the front or back.

Hand Crochet detail.

Farrah Top

Farrah Mini Dress

We will be adding different fabric combinations and colours in the near future. Any suggestions would be welcome on colours you would like to see available in the Farrah Dress/Top.
They look very cute on your special little girl and we know she will love them and love to wear them as much as we love making them for you.

Sarah xo