Thursday, November 6

Parties and tsk tsk

With the slowness of my bloggin lately you'd be excused for thinking nothing is happening in our household or in Black Eyed Susie. You'd be close but not quite right!

We had the first of Chloe's good friends' second birthday party on the weekend and I got some of Kristen Doran's great Matyroshka print linen to make a present. The largest of the dolls has a zipper in the back and is a little purse for carrying the other dolls. This is a blatant copy of Kristen's idea but I'm sure she wouldn't mind. To be honest the birthday girls wasn't as impressed as her mum - but that's OK. Mum's need something too!

We popped into the local Wood Design Centre market in the morning before the party and met Gemma of Loz and Dinny. I'd been meaning to make Chloe a new dress but hadn't had the inspiration or the will and so this little dress from Loz and Dinny was just perfect. It got so many compliments at the party that I started to feel just a tiny bit envious that I hadn't made it. Not a great photo, Chloe has it pulled down a bit and you can't see the wide polka dot hem which looks great.

Needless to say I've had to soak it to get the beautiful homemade ice cream out.

The party was a great success and Chloe has been talking about it all week.

Last week I was totally flattered to see that one of my designs was featured by Tiel on tsk tsk along with a bunch of other great Australian handmade items. Tiel does amazing stuff - I'm totally in awe - if you haven't seen it go take a look here.


Fer said...

The dolls are gorgeous, I keep looking at that fabric too.

The Design Centre market seemed to be good, I wish I could have gone! And that dress is so sweet!

Loz and Dinny said...

Chloe looks really gorgeous! The icecream looks even better! I just got a flyer for a fashion industry workshop - it's RSVP today. Don't know if it's of interest - email me at and I'll forward it for you, if you like.

Claire (ethel loves fred) said...

Just found your blog! I like it a lot!

Gorgeous dolls!

Bec said...

Congratulations on being featured on Tiel's blog - I'd be totally chuffed too!!! The dolls look gorgeous (and I'm also very impressed with the zippered one holding the others) :D

And of course, Chloe looks gorgeous (and looks like she's having a ball too!!!). What a beautiful dress :)