Pinny Press – January 2017

Welcome to another fun and exciting year of unique upcycled creations!

With the amazing sell out of my A Magical New Year showcase held last week, I have been in organising mode for my next theme. February will see my Sweet Vintage Kids themed month. Different to a showcase, with “dream a lotteries” and available pinny posted daily to my Facebook group And a special giveaway on my page So watch out for those, starting from the 1st of February.

Wish lists!!!! My next wish list will also be posted into my group on the 1st of February at 9am (QLD time) I will be allocating 10 spaces for the first half of this month. So get in quick so I can grant your wish. Please add PHOTO’s this helps me so much when working out which pinny you love!

Also on Wish Lists, please be persistent!! Re add your wish each time, unfortunately I am unable to create them all, but your wishes are so important to me xx

Easter pinny’s – I am hoping to create a limited number of Easter themed pinny’s at the end of February, see how I go.

Upcoming events!

Sustainable Handmade Collective will be holding a showcase in March – It’s Retro Baby!

Stay cool and enjoy the rest of your Summer!

Thank you all for the support and love,

Have a beautiful day – Jackie x

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Pinny Press- November 2016

Welcome to my first Pinny Press!!

I thought I would trial it through my blog, test it out….so bear with me!

First up I wish to say a huge thank you to you all that entered my 6000 liker Facebook giveaway, such a wonderful response and so glad my gorgeous pinny (pictured below) has now arrived at it’s new little owner’s home. Also thank you to the beautiful Zylee for always looking amazing in my pinnys xx If you wish to see more of Zylee and her funky style Click here.

Showcases!!! Happening this Wednesday night over at Sustainable Handmade Creations The Great Christmas Bazaar opens at 7pm AEST (Queensland time) Do not miss it!! I will be releasing my first Sweet Summer Dress for the season and a gorgeous little Christmas pinny. You will find the album here.

Wish list update….there will be no December wish list!!! As the silly season it now pretty much here, I am not adding anymore pressure on myself. So I will be continuing to create from the November wish list…there is still so much for me to do there! So please if you are still wanting to add your wish to a list, you are welcome to add to this list, but no guarantees!! My next wish list will be in January, this will be a very limited one, as it will be school holidays and my boys will sure to keep me busy! Follow my blog so you do not miss out on my next up date to when it will open!

Lastly, I am going on holidays!!!! Every Christmas I head on down to my Mum’s in Victoria, this year we will be there for Christmas. So leaving on the 20th of December and coming back on the 31st of December. How exciting. My last postage day will be the 19th of December, but for those hoping to receive parcels before Christmas, it will be  the 10th of December. So yes pinny production will cease from the 20th of December! Yippee holiday time, I do believe I will have sewing withdrawals…the crochet hook with be coming with me and I have been thinking about embroidery again…so many beautiful crafts to keep me busy!

That’s all for now, thank you so much everyone for all the support and love…now I better get back to sewing, enjoy your weekend xx

Jackie xx

 

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Doily magic!

My doily pinnys would have to be one of my favourite pinny styles. They showcase the love of embroidery, the talent of the artist of yesteryear, of lost treasures and a craft that is almost long forgotten.
I have only created a handful of these gorgeous dresses. As I find it harder and harder to uncover beautiful doilies. So I love seeing the ones I have made.
How gorgeous is this, her little one is long grown out of her doily pinny, so it is now beautifully on display, as a doily!
Thank you so much for showing me, I love this idea xx

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Can you feel the passion!

Each and everyone of my pinnys takes a piece of my heart with them when they head off to their new little owners. I don’t just buy a bunch of fabrics and power sew them in production line style. No, I sew them individually, each piece of fabric, in which ever way it makes its way to me, is loved and cherished. The first time I see it online or if I am lucky enough to recuse it from an op shop basket or when someone donates unwanted fabrics to me, my heart melts. The excitement of new pre loved or reclaimed fabric is so much fun! Then to put it all together, to mix and match, searching for that one piece you know you have, that will go perfectly with another piece. Then to see it come together so wonderfully. Like this one, different fabrics from so many different places, all joined together now, it’s magic! Can you feel the passion, the love, oh I adore them so!

Follow your dreams!

Remember yesterday when I was talking about dreams changing. It is funny how they do. When Sam was here I started creating felt flowers, it helped me get through the long hospital stays and then after it helped get me through my grief. But when needing something to wear to a market I was in, I decided to make a skirt for myself. I don’t wear skirts, so this alone was something different. I had sewn in the past, and always wanted to sew, but nothing real! So one night I created this skirt out of fabric found at a garage sale.I was then hooked!

I had no interest in the felt flowers and I began hunting op shops and garage sales for fabrics. I started with many different styles and patterns before creating my first pinny. And funny thing is, I was not too happy with the pattern! So I altered it a little and well you know the rest! I have lost count of the number of unique upcycled pinnys out there now bopping around on your little ones!

Follow your dreams but let them evolve as you yourself grow xx

Today is Tuesday.

Good morning!I have my little Tommy home again 😦 its just a cough, but he is better off home, nice and warm, than trying to stay warm at school and fight his cough, let alone spreading gems!
So excited about my Rainbow Brite pinny, one only!! I will show you soon, once the sun comes out xx

Remember my posts about amazing fabrics, here it is just in case you missed it – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1492181397693742/permalink/1760443584200854/

Also thinking, when I do find amazing fabrics, it would be best to pop them in the Pretty Pinny Plaza for all to see, especially when I have some many wishes and only a small amount of fabric x
Tonight is the Lore and Legends market over at Free Aussie Handmade Markets you don’t want to miss that one.
Don’t forget my Instagram giveaway, not many people have entered so your chances of winning are high 😉 http://www.instagram.com/dreamalittlecreations
Pretty Pinny Plaza is looking amazing, and I still have so many more to add, remember to pop the 1st of July at 2pm on your calendar. 
I will be starting to get those last June wishes out soon!!! Thank you for your patience.
And lastly a little quote for your day, in this mixed up crazy world –
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
Thank you all for being here xx

Jackie xx ❤

Think before we buy!

This is for our farm friends!Thinking of all our Aussie farmers who do it tough. And to us the consumers, we need to remember to think local! I am no saint, this is a reminder to me as well, as a struggling family, and when having young children, I have forgotten to check where my food has travelled from, gone by price not heart. I do try to shop locally as much as possible, but not always and this has to change. Supermarkets have changed the way we see food, we now believe we can purchase anything we want, anytime of the year, without even thinking! I should know better having grown up on a dairy farm, seeing my family get beaten down year after year. My family never owned their own farm, always someone else’s, they were hard workers, but never got anywhere. My mum and dad both had to work second jobs to make ends meet. We had to move, many times, I moved 21 times by the time I was 20. Even moving interstate, away from our family and friends, to chase better milk prices! This is going back 35 years now. So imagine how hard it is now!

Eat local, buy local, think local!

  

Pinny are for always wear!

I love this photo! Pinnys are for fun, adventure, play, make believe, dreaming and yes for looking pretty, but they are for always wear, anytime or place. Not for waiting for that special occasion. The cut of the dress is perfect for outside adventure play but still lovely enough for those many birthday parties. Wear them always, and if they get dirty, oh well you are only young once! Live life, have fun, enjoy!!!!
  

Magic of fabric!

Another reason I love to create my gorgeous pinnys out of upcycled vintage sheeting fabrics is the memories. I love it when my lovely customers tell me how they had those sheets as a child or they remember the doilies their grandmother used to make or even how themselves used to have a particular fabric. Memories that were lost in busy minds of our crazy lives are instantly refresh and brought back to the surface. Memories of a happier time with loved ones no longer with us. Memories of a time a little bit slower, simpler…happier. This is the magic of fabric!!! This divine print reminds one of my customers of her parents sheets, it was a blue colour-way but the same print, so glad I could create this for her xx Have I mentioned lately how much I love what I do.
  

Painful bond.

Oh what a delight to wake this morning to this gorgeous photo! Not only to see one of my earlier pinnys but to see this precious one. Her eldest brother and my Samuel shared rooms while going through treatment at the RCH. Cooper was a delight, not yet 2 but so full of life and had the brightest smile on the ward. I was so happy to share a room with him and his mum Debbie, Sam wasn’t! Such a grumpy 8 year old he could be, why did he have to share with a baby! Oh he was a funny kid! Sadly they both passed away within months of each other…. Debbie and I share a bond I wish apon no other, to not only go through such a painful time with your child, cancer is so cruel, but to also lose your child to cancer. Thank you so much Deb for making my morning brighter xxx