Monday, May 16, 2011

Winter time

Well, this is my first EVER blog!  Kristy, my sister, asked me to be this week's guest blogger as she has found herself run off her feet and hasn't got time to find this week's five madeit finds.  So as I sit here on my husband's laptop in our lounge room with Miss Three wanting me to make a cubby house out of blankets and Master One trying to type - let's see what I can find under my chosen subject - WINTER TIME. It has turned very chilly in the last week down here in southern NSW so I have been spending quite a bit of time searching madeit for things to keep us warm and cosy.
Red Stitch Designs

 I L O V E these gorgeous handmade fabric pears from Red Stitch Designs. To me the natural linen/cotton mixed with little wood twigs conjours up images of a cosy lounge room warmed by an open fire - somewhere to snuggle up on a cold winter's night - we have had quite a few cold nights lately!.  They would look fantastic sitting on my sideboard (hint hint Kristy - my birthday is not that far away!)

 Black Eyed Susie

CUTE !  My little boy would look just divine walking around in these cosy merino baby shoes by Black Eyed Susie.  He is just starting to walk and I am having trouble keeping his feet warm as he likes to pull his socks off and try to eat them!  These would surely stay on and keep his little footsies nice and cosy!

I saw these a few years ago in a magazine and thought I would really like to try them out.  They are natural wool laundry drying balls from Tumblemonkey.  Just pop them into your clothes dryer with your wet clothes - they work by drawing moisture out of the wet items to reduce drying time.  A much better idea than the old rag I use!  And they would look so stylish in my newly tidied laundry (thanks to the mouse plague I was forced to clean my laundry top to toe!).


"Awww that's really pretty mum", Miss Three Year Old tells me!  I think so too.  A gorgeous swing coat in navy from Bobkin.  It is such a pity that I have already finished my winter buying for Miss Three otherwise this would have been definitely on my shopping list.  Dress it up over a pair of pants, or make it a bit casual over leggings or tights.  Love the leaf detail on the lining - a must have wardrobe item for your little princess!

Little Black Bird
I think I've left the best 'til last!  This is my absolute favourite madeit find!  This divine woollen patchwork quilt is handmade in Melbourne by Little Black Bird. It is made from pre-loved woollen jumpers and doesn't it look so snuggly and warm?  The quilts are made in 3 different sizes and are made-to-order.  This red, linen and cream quilt is definitely going in my MUST HAVE list!

Well, that's it from me.  Cubby making time!.  Hope you have a happy and warm madeit Monday!



Tina M - Georgie Girl said...

LOVED your blog, Carla!! There should be more of it :)

Anonymous said...

Love the pears myself, they are very sweet. I have a set ordered for myself! Now to check our the drying balls. :-)

ZippyZippy said...

Great wintery picks!
I have a couple of pairs too - I love Brenda's goodies.
Enjoy your week

robyn lee said...

Hello Carla,

Gorgeous picks...I just love the swing coat and the pears are just divine...Red Stitch is absolutely one of my favourite designers. I love everything you have chosen - well done and I am off to browse!

Anonymous said...

I have my eyes on those pears as well!!! Love them.. Great Blog, well done. But I think you better not doing anymore as I may not have any money left in my account after all these beautiful items xx Tash