AuthorLydiaP

HANDMADE FOR CHRISTCHURCH

In the wake of the christchurch earthquake a group of small WAHMs from a facebook community just couldn’t sit still any longer. We NEEDED to do something…but what, we didn’t have spare money and we had young familes who need looking after so we couldn’t go to chch to help. there had to be another way. And boom…it came to us. We are all very good with our hands and make lots of lovely things, why couldn’t we auction some […]

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Fresh Strawberry Jam

I decided to pay my sadly neglected vegetable garden a visit today after I had hung out the washing. and even though I haven’t weeded in months it still offered up to me a wonderful bounty. 1.3 kgs of fresh strawberries. I couldn’t believe my eyes. I knew we couldn’t eat all those strawberries fast enought without becoming very sick of them, so I decided to make some yummy scrummy jam. Oops, just about boiled it over, caught it just […]

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Trying out a new Dress pattern

I had been trying to work out how to make a tie dress that is adjustable NOT at the shoulder for a while, when I came across a blog (which for the life of me – I cant find again) Anyway…they had a free downloadable pattern for a little sun dress that they had made with this type of back. it was exactly what I was trying to work out how to do. I had the two loops there, but […]

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Mei Tai for Moosie

Brylie has been watching me “wear” Elijah and last week started showing interest in carrying her favourite toy a moose called…wait for it MOOSIE. How original. I used a piece of lycra in a quicky attempt which she was happy with for about 10 minutes but it kept falling down as it didn’t go over her shoulders. Thats when I thought, “hey, if I can make a Mei Tai for myself, I should be able to make up one for […]

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Cute little undies for Brylie

Well, we have reached the time to start toilet training Brylie (2yrs). I have been looking around for a pattern for undies – originally I was wanting free but the ones I found weren’t to my liking. Then I stumbled across a blog called “I was told to get a hobby” and the girl on there was making cute little undies for her girl from a pattern from That*darn*kat. I went looking for that pattern as her pics looked gorgeous. […]

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Nappy Wallet

I made a nappy wallet this evening…among other things. I’m really enjoying the fact that Elijah is going to sleep at the same time as Brylie. So I have children free evenings again. YAY. Here is the tutorial I used. http://and-so-i-sew.blogspot.com/2010/04/nappy-wallet-tutorial.html I have changed it to fit the cloth nappies I use. The dimentions I used were 33cm x 70cm for the main body of the wallet and 23cm x 13.5cm for the strap. I made the pockets 14.5cm deep. […]

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Winners of the Tagging Competition

Thankyou to every one for helping me to get to 500 fans. We are well past that now, onwards and upwards I say. The winners of the tagging competition are being chosen by Random.org If you are a winner please email me lydia@littlekiwis with your address and I will get your prize out to you. SnakPak – number 25 – Dexter King1 Pair BreastPads – number 5 – Karen McCormackEarrings – number 2 – Princess MiaBooties – number 9 – […]

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I Felt like helping out.

Felt Aid, the new felt shop, which is a culmanation of handmade creations from the felt community aswell as others. Its purpose is to raise money to help with the earthquake recovery in the Canterbury Region. The link is to the right>>>> I have donated a set of my new product. A set of 3 “snakpak” a reusable alternative to using plastic bags and containers.

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Branching out

For a while now I have been getting a bit disatisfied with the lack of orders I have been getting. One day I was moaning to my husband about this and he asked my why I wasn’t selling the clothing that I make online aswell…I replied that I hadn’t thought that it fit in with my Kiwiana theme, and that cause I was called LittleKiwis I needed to do everything Kiwiana. Needless to say he thought I was bonkers and […]

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FB sale

Im holding a sale on Facebook on the 1st September to celebrate the beginning of spring.“GO”I’m having a clean out of alot of my old stock that I used to take to markets. there will be jewelery, and other bits and pieces aswell. I will be uploading during the week before hand for you to look at but please don’t comment till I say “GO”

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