Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Cabbage Patch Kid

Just over seven years ago I was on the hunt for a Peter Pan collar top - the obsession was huge - I saw Anya in Buffy wear one and I wanted the same top - that's when I first discovered Cabbages and Roses in Wandsworth and my heart skipped. So, just so many things that were in my teeny brain - in the fabric - yes, really there. The home wear is beautiful but the clothes (for me) are to die for - the cuts are amazing and never something that could be repeated on the high street (or in my sewing room) and the fabrics - just stunning.

Today I came home to a lovely, lovely parcel..... a couple of posts ago I rambled about "the skirt" and shock number one was anyone reading it and shock number two was the very gorgeous Cabbages and Roses being early Santa to me and ..... well look!!

I have no idea to thank all the elves at C&R - I want to wear it all day it makes me feel so girlie! Thank you - just thank you xxx

Sunday, 24 October 2010

"What are the chances ......"

The latest Boo blankets in my Etsy shop include this Owl & Pussycat one - it was only when I had taken the photos that I realised who the cat reminded me of............ Mr Harry - there's a Stoofur in that boat!

Monday, 18 October 2010

And now he is 3....

So, it's the end of Toby's 3rd birthday, the boy had his first taste of birthday hoopla because let's face it the first two years are about 'us'. We were going to go out but a combination of a new Chuggington set and me not feeling up to much meant 'new toy day' and a whole heap of mess.

The day meant that I got to do the whole reminiscing malarky which for the house of Tobyboo is a mixed one. How Toby is here amazes me - he was a 7 year baby quest and 3rd time lucky of IVF and at the final hurdle we almost lost him so to me he will always have a thin layer of bubble wrap until I can manage to pop those bubbles.
I desperately wanted a skirt the other week - a gorgeous £150 Cabbages and Roses skirt that at the time, I knew would make my life better and me happier..... obviously I couldn't afford it and I watch as other women easily with no question can buy it and those that save like mad to get it - but it won't be mine.

I was lucky with my Toby skirt - we worked as hard as we possibly could to get him from acupuncture and  no alcohol (even in cooking) to no nail varnish (if any of you have glanced at previous posts you may see just what a deal that was!) anyway... not sure I have a point just the rambles of a mummy looking back - but just because I wanted that skirt nothing gave me the right to have it and I would be lucky to have it. I have lots of friends in the past and now on the baby quest and when you're in it you don't stop and think about why you have the right to have one you just think that they should come to you. My wardrobe is just fine without the skirt now I look at it properly - I have a lovely skirt and another would make it different but not better.

Happy birthday to my Toby who will always be an amazing piece of haute couture that can't be repeated!

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Belle & Boo and a tutu

Just what can you do with a Belle & Boo craft pack? will this do?

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Show me, Show me....

So today Tobyboo's adventure was the NCT Baby and Toddler Show. I wasn't quite sure what to expect from a local event for local people but it had a lovely turn out and I was next to Looby Lous tempting cakes and opposite the ever tempting treats from Belle & Boo.

I sold some wares and bought some - including Belle & Boo's lovely Boo sticker that is now on the side of Tobys toy cupboard and some coconut ice - who could ask for more.

The show also had an appearance from Cbeebies' presenter, Cerrie - seen here doing a Diddi Dance with the boy.

I made for the ocassion, that was sponsored by B&B, a rather lovely skirt using their fabric packs.
Sorry no photo, but I try to avoid any of myself... but it was very gathered and I wore a 50's petticoat underneath it (you get the picture)

Toby did a top job of modelling the sunny yellow teeny friends t-shirt - at some point I shall list so at least you could buy one if you wanted to. So, I came home - tried to tidy the mess in my work room, watched a bit of Strictly then Merlin then made this....

 a Toby cake complete with googley eyes all ready for the boys birthday on Monday... is it time for bed yet?

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Teeny Friends

'ere be the first pics of the Teeny Friends boys long sleeve tops. They have hand embroidered bow ties (as Toby is showing off) or Peter Pan collars. I also have in the back of my white van organic short sleeve t-shirts and teeny t shirts for 12 month olds. Hoopla? I hope so!

Monday, 4 October 2010

It's a time for giving.....

Personally I like to do as Sir Cliff says... you never know what would happen if you didn't - so buy and give! I've got some new Christmas treats this year; personalised Christmas sacks that are hugely cute and have not only the name of the owner but their address too which means when they're older they have a lovely keepsake of their childhood with their first address on! Available from The Little Present Company

For the tiny ones who are showered with first Christmas gifts I have another one to add to the tree - a 1st Christmas rosette, so at least you know they have a prize for something!
 And more Stanley stockings include a very sweet candy stripe pump shoe, Angela Lansbury stocking (if you want to know why it's called that go click on my shop over there >
 As ever I take on any bizarre commissions to make your Christmas dreams come true.....