a little taste of the handmade goodness you will find on the site...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

What to do with fabric off cuts....

This post is a little different from the usual...as I am taking a look outside the site for inspiration today!

I don't know about you...but I am forever trying to think up new ways to make the most of my lovely fabrics.

I am a terrible hoarder as it is, and the thought of throwing out a scrap of my favourite fabric is heartbreaking. Unfortunately this often results in bags of off cuts stuffed in a corner of my sewing room until I 'get time' to use them.

I usually keep them for making yo-yos and fabric covered buttons...but I thought I should take a look at some other creative options.

So off I went in search of some wonderful new ways to reduce the waste.

Look what I found.... Patchwork pin cushions (see image) - an absolutely inspired use of the small off cuts & what a lovely little stocking filler for the other sewers in the family. I can't wait to make a few of these myself.

If you have a favourite little progect for off cuts...please let us know. 

x x  x






Monday, September 5, 2011

Welcome home Creative Aertz!!!

We are very excited to welcome back one of our lovely designers after almost a year away from the nest....Creative Aertz has now re opened it's doors and is stocked with some gorgeous new designs, as well as some of our long standing favourites.

If you are looking for a personalised baby gift or stunning knit wear, then look no further!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Spring Encraftment Market!!!



Encraftment emerged from a crafty dullness post-earthquake....

Over the past 11 months rockin'Christchurch has greatly affected alot of crafty businesses.

A few markets were shut down due to the red zone and lack of facilities. Some shops that once stocked products have been closed or worst still demolished. With a lack of new stores opening to sell home crafted ware's, a need was established for a quality market to enable crafters an avenue to sell their wares. The first Winter Encraftment was a huge success in public attendence and stall holders present, reinforcing the need for a quality craft market to become a regular event. The Encraftment team are working towards 3 markets a year. Spring Encraftment 2011 is on September 10th at Villa Maira College Hall 10-3pm! Come and immerse yourself in a whole lot of crafty goodness, there are over 60 stalls to admire and hopefully shop at!

Our very own Lylly-fysh and Green jeans will be there...what other reason could you possibly need to go and check it out!



Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Unisex baby shower gift ides...

I have never been a great one for surprises, and when it came to knowing what 'flavour' our babies were - I had to know! Unbelievably all three of my little angels managed to keep their mummy guessing as they had their legs tightly closed for the scans. Three pregnancies, three shy scans...and three gorgeous girls, mean my life is a whirlwind of pinks and purples. I am about to become an Aunty and by choice my Brother is not finding out what they are having - which leads me to today's blog. It is easy to get baby shower gifts when you know the gender - but not to many Dads to be would be happy with their future rugby star being given a pink tutu. Here is a great unisex buy from the Lylly-fysh:

http://www.littlekiwisnest.co.nz/product.php?VP=2312

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Welcome to our newest store 'Lullaby Mobiles'.
If you are looking for a mobile with style which offers something different from the run of the mill mass produced ones...then look no further.
Lullaby Mobiles are mainly pre-made, however if you have something extra special in mind then custom orders can be arranged too.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Trolley Covers - keep germs at bay!

Keep your precious little one cozy and clean in this handy trolley cover by Lylly-Fysh.

Designed to easily fit all baby seats on supermarket trolleys. With Velcro closures it is easy to put on, even one handed! You simply thread the trolley straps through the back slot, the buckle piece through the bottom one and it is ready for baby.

Strap covers are included to stop those that like to chew from sucking on the dirty straps.

Side strap is both a toy holder for when in use to stop things from being thrown overboard! When not in use it very handily keeps the whole thing rolled up for easy storage in your nappy bag.

Completely machine washable and made from quality 100% cotton fabrics, with a soft layer of batting in between.

Available in loads of different fabrics.

Custom orders are welcomed, for more information or to place a order please feel free to email: lylly-fysh@littlekiwisnest.co.nz

Free shipping on all products within NEW ZEALAND, International customers please enquire via 'contact us' for shipping details.

Purchase your trolley cover HERE

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