Friday, 1 March 2013

Hi there and thanks for stopping by! I assume you're here to find out some more information about those resin pendants embedded with vintage Kenner Blythe dress fabric, right? Well, here's the deal - I am finally ready to celebrate the not-so-grand opening of my other etsy store - retrobitz.

Here's the address:

See that banner? That is one of my favourite fabrics (i find myself saying that a lot but there are some really special fabrics in my extensive stash). It came from a friend's caravan! I love the combination of colours and the print.

Here are a couple of gratuitous Blythe pics of my other two favourite fabrics. The apple print on the left was one of my first ever fabric purchases, when i first started sewing for my baby girl. The circus print on the right is simply amazing - i am a little obsessed with all things circus. I have a reasonable quantity left but i loathe to cut it and use it as i doubt i will ever find more.... I have strong hoarding instincts passed down through generations on both sides of my family =D

And another pic of a little dress I recently made - i have a few dresses ready to go into the retrobitz store in various fabrics:

Which brings me back to my original point - the store will feature some clothing for little girls, some crochet bits, a couple of resin pendants and a small selection of vintage goodness. I am hoping to update regularly - there are a few more dresses in larger sizes ready to list. I am just waiting for my husband to wake up (lazy saturday morning here) so he can take a couple of snaps of the crochet wrist cuffs - it is really hard to hold a heavy dslr in one hand and take a pic of your modelling hand.

Oh - and if you have come over here from flickr and find something in my etsy store that you would like to purchase, please enter the coupon code FRITZYBITZ for a coupon to get 10% off your next purchase as a small "thank you" from me to you. Hoping you have a lovely weekend!


Monday, 4 February 2013

oh wow. i have discovered i am a really BAD blogger. no blogging since April last year?

homemade beauty bits

well, in addition to enjoying a lovely long christmas break with the kids and hubby at home (we achieved a few long overdue projects around our house) i have been busy with making things for the market stall - it is going really well! i have also been trialling home-made beauty products. last week i finished the crochet rug started last May for my sister's 21st birthday gift and this week i have been busy stewing fruit, settling the kids back to school routine and sorting out my imminent return to working life (just part-time/casual at this stage).

i never took a pic of the finished product - this is the rug minus border

our market stall
our next market stall is this saturday and i have a few new products ready to go. one of my favourite new products are some scrabble tile cufflinks for the gentlemens. i met a lovely family at the last market - the man of the house purchased some retro coles circus cufflinks - he was so excited as Cole is their surname. it is great when you match a product that suits someone so perfectly!

so - i guess i'll be blogging again some time in 2014!