Friday, September 24, 2010
Lucy Me From the moment Lucy was born I thought she looked like me. Some people see the resemblance, some people don't. I always told my Mum that I thought I looked Chinese in some of my photos, little did I know then that I was going to marry a Chinese man and have half Chinese babies. My children are now almost six yeas old, and that is the age from where I start to have quite a lot of memories from my own childhood, It is so incredible that lots of memories of mine that were all but lost are now coming back just because I am a parent. It's like de jevu (is that how you spell it) or watching little videos of myself being replayed back to me all these years later. I am thankful to say that my daughters tantrums have ended - I think probably a lot earlier in age than what mine did (sorry Mum) I think I was actually quite scared as I remember what I did to my Mum. Lucy thank goodness has left the tantrums behind however it is now the teenage years that are freaking me out - yes I have memories of those too and I shall not go there !!!!!!!
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Cara from Me? A Mom? is giving away these gorgeous fat quarters. It's so simple to enter, just follow the link. This is a fantastic giveaway happening until October 5th. Go take a look and leave a comment. You could win, oh - no you can't, cos I am. Just Joking (no I'm not!)
Thanks to Megan for allowing me to share this photo with you all of her wearing her very own Eva Mei & Me Skirt. It is a first, as I have never made a skirt before for an adult. I was so worried about how it would look. I have to say though that I think I worried for nothing as Megan looks absolutely gorgeous, and it makes me want to make more for the shop now. I just hope that the tops and other skirt she has ordered turns out nicely also. I have been away since last Friday and I experienced some awful wihdrawls from my sewing room. So because of that I just had to go out and purchase some fantastic vintage fabrics from a very groovy shop in Paddington, Brisbane called Retro Metro. I have taken some photos of them and will post hopefully later tonight, along with my recent op shop purchases of some antique teacups and plates etc (my new addiction). Stay tuned, there will be more posts coming.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
OK - to be eligible to win a girls skirt in your choice of fabric and size in my latest giveaway this is what you need to do : FOR EXISTING FOLLOWERS: Simply leave me a comment, telling me what is your favourite crafty blog at the moment. Also Refer a friend to my shop/blog and get them to sign on as a follower, you will get two entries to my giveaway. (you will need to let me know who you have referred) Also If you have your own blog, make a mention of my giveaway or link to my site and you will receive three entries to my giveaway. (you will need to email me the link so I can check out your blog) email@example.com FOR NEWCOMERS If you are not a follower of my blog already, signing in to become a follower of my blog will automatically give you one entry. If you want to earn another entry, leave a comment telling me about your favourite crafty blog. This will give you two entries. You need to register your comments by Sunday 3rd October to be eligible. I will post the winners name on Monday 4th October. International people are free to enter as I will post overseas also Goodluck.
Friday, September 17, 2010
I AM HAVING ANOTHER GIVEAWAY WHICH STARTS TODAY AND WILL BE DRAWN ON THE FIRST MONDAY THAT THE KIDS GO BACK TO SCHOOL AFTER THE HOLIDAYS (no idea what the date will be - sorry) THE PRIZE WILL BE A SKIRT USING MY NEW JAPANESE COTTON FABRICS WHICH ARE BEAUTIFUL FOR SPRING AND SUMMER THIS YEAR. THE LUCKY WINNER WILL BE ABLE TO CHOOSE WHAT SIZE THEY WOULD LIKE (I.E. 12 mths - 8 yrs) AND WHICH FABRIC - I will post some pictures next week of the fabric choice available. SO, IF YOU HAVE ANY FRIENDS THAT YOU THINK WOULD LIKE WHAT I DO - THEN TELL THEM ALL ABOUT EVA MEI & ME AND TELL THEM TO GET READY TO JOIN AS A FOLLOWER AND LEAVE ME A COMMENT. THIS WILL PUT THEM IN THE RUNNING TO WIN BUT WILL ALSO GIVE YOU MORE CHANCES TO WIN ALSO. I WILL POST MORE ABOUT HOW YOU CAN EARN ENTRIES IN THE NEXT WEEK OR SO. SO COME ON ANYONE WHO IS READING MY BLOG BUT HAS NOT JOINED AS A FOLLOWER YET, NOW IS THE TIME !!!!!!!!!!!! THIS GIVEAWAY IS OPEN TO INTERNATIONAL PEOPLE ALSO, I HAVE PEOPLE FROM THE USA AND EUROPE READING MY BLOG AND I WILL POST INTERNATIONALLY FOR THIS.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Lucy was looking gorgeous today for our photoshoot.
She might just be the next supermodel - but then I am biased :>
She was joined by our new little junior model Rose who did a fabulous job
And thanks to J for her continuing love of the fashion world and all things pink. You rock !!!!!!
Checkout my store for the new stock uploaded today and there will be photos of all the new headbands uploaded in the next day or so.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Well it's high time I got together with my friend and her camera and her daughter for another eva mei & me fashion shoot. It is scheduled for Saturday morning, and yes it will be rushed as my friend has to get home in time to entertain some guests coming for lunch.
I borrow my friend every so often to get some lovely shots for the shop, she loans me her daughter as a model AND she takes the shots with her trusty SLR. This time she is bringing a friends daughter as well who is only 18 months or so old and can model some of the smaller sizes for me. I have been lacking a live model for the younger age group so hopefully this will work well. I repay my friend by giving her clothing. This seems to work well.
I haven't had as much sewing time for the shop lately as I would have liked but have managed to get a couple of skirts together yesterday and hope to do some more tonight and tomorrow. So after the photo shoot on Saturday there should be some new listings in the shop. I have been busy working on a custom order for a ladies skirt (eek, I don't do ladies stuff !) and I have 3 owls to do for my said photographer friend.
Speaking of photos, where are all the photos of the clothes I have sold to you all over the last few months. I am checking my emails regularly but alas none have arrived yet (COME ON !!).
Anyway, I need to cook dinner, so I am signing off for now.
Happy sewing :)
Monday, September 6, 2010
I couldn't believe my eyes a few weeks ago when reading the Weekender Magazine. There was a feature on the Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival and in particular there was a dress designed by Richard De Chazal. I kept looking at the fabric thinking I had seen it somewhere before. Then the penny dropped. I had some of that fabric in my stash. Oh my god - I ran to my sewing room and pulled out a piece of the very same material that this dress pictured is made from. The price of the dress in the article was listed as POA - obviously expensive. I got my piece of this fabric from an opshop in country Victoria. Now I am dying to know if it is indeed Richard De Chazals offcuts (LOL). Don't suppose I'll ever find out. You just never know what you are going to come across, and sometimes you don't know you have actually come across something, until something like this happens - wow ! The fabric actually looked to me like it was a leftover scrap from a sarong or something similar, now I guess I will just have to make myself something special from it.
The first person to show me where some of my creations are now living is Megan. This is a picture of Olga & Olivia on her bed. Megan bought an owl from my shop for a friends new baby a while back, but she decided she liked the owl so much she asked me if I could make her two more. This is where they ended up. Thanks Megan, I really get a kick out seeing where my stuff ends up.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
I would love to see some photos of your kids wearing my clothes. It would give me a real buzz. For those of you who have purchased an eva mei & me garment - I would love you to email me a picture of your little princess or prince (yes I have made one or two boys things) wearing it. You do not need to show their face if you prefer not to, it could be covered with a big hat, an umbrella, they can be facing away from the camera, or maybe a silk fan or a mask would do the job. All you have to do is email your picture to firstname.lastname@example.org (after my name it is a ZERO and a ONE, not the letter O) - and I will post them as they come in. If it's one of my owls or a cushion you could take a picture of where it now lives, I would love to see them too. I have just received my first photo today from a follower - and this is what gave me the idea. She had bought two owls as a custom order and they are now living on her bed. It was so thoughtful of her to send this photo and it made my day. I would love to see as many pics as possible so come on, get out the cameras and email me.