Tuesday, 30 August 2011


I want to express a very big thank you to everyone who helped make my first collection so successful. Your enthusiam and support was overwhelming!  

I had more than a few moments when I doubted the collection, not because I didn't LOVE it, but just that it was sooo different, I wasn't sure whether anyone else would like it. It is not pastel or floral or girly and it is not in a fabric that everyone knows and loves, but it is awesome and definitely unique.

I know there are people who really wanted something and missed out and I have ordered a little bit more fabric. I am not in a position to be able to offer custom made pieces, but I will post a link when the fabric arrives for people to be able to suggest a dress style and sizing preference for the new dresses that I make up.

I have to thank my 2 star models, Paige and Holly for rocking the outfits for me in some very impromptu last minute photo shoots!
In between starting a new job and planning my daughter's first birthday party, I hope to be able to pull together a little Christmas Collection, so keep an eye on my facebook page for updates on that.

Friday, 12 August 2011


Thanks so much to everyone who took the time to enter my competition and for helping me get to the 1000 liker milestone. Your feedback has been invaluable and will help dictate the sizes and quantities I make for my Christmas Collection.... I can't believe the number of you shopping for size 2!! 

Anyway, back to the topic at hand...



Keep your eyes peeled for the release of my first collection, The Spooky Collection (planned for release 26 August with preview album loaded a few days in advance). 

These fabric's are AWESOME and so different to what everyone else is using, so your little one will stand out (hopefully for all the right reasons). I took them to work the day they arrived so I could just look at them all day, they are by far my most favourite fabrics ever and I am sad to be coming to the end of them now. There will only be a few pieces in every size (size 0-6) and every piece is different. If you love it as much as me, you will have to be quick to grab something!

Thursday, 4 August 2011


At BOO!, I try to do things a little differently.  I don't like to make the same thing over and over and I don't like to use the same fabrics over and over (or I get bored).  I search high and low for pretty fabrics in lots of different places.

I don't take custom orders, mostly because I am just far to busy to do it (see previous blog).  I recently started an 'Expressions of Interest' list. What this means is that if you like something that you have seen me do, you send me an email to let me know.  I keep track of who likes what and in what sizes.  If I know what people like and what sizes, then I can keep that in mind when making things.  I can also give you a heads up before listing the item for sale.

I have received a number of 'Expressions of Interest' lately for things made out of a beautiful fabric by Saffron Craig, an amazing Australian designer.  The fabric is called Magical Lands and it is so pretty, not to mention it features my favourite colours, blue and purple.

For the opportunity to win either a Toffee Apple Tunic or a Tuxedo Top (or dress) using Saffron Craig's Magical Lands fabric, all you need to do is leave a comment on the picture on Facebook telling me...

which style you prefer, and
what size you shop for

Call it market research if you like!  Oh and if we can get to 1000 likers in the process, that would be fantastic too, so tell your friends!

Competion will be drawn using random.org by numbering the comments (one per person). You have until Friday 12 August at 8pm QLD time.

So what are you waiting for?  GO! GO!

Monday, 1 August 2011


I am regularly asked how on earth I have the time to do BOO! when I work full time.
There are a lot of things that have suffered so that I can sew... here are a few...

I used to groom myself much more regularly, but now through no fault of sewing, I have become a rather hippy looking mountain goat.  If I try to have a bath while kids are awake, I normally have 2 kids trying to get in the bath with me along with 2 dogs who walk the perimeter of the bath and eat the bubbles while I try to shave my legs. I can't bath after the kids are down as running the bath would wake the kids as it is inconveniently positioned opposite both of their rooms (I DO still shower though).  Thank goodness for winter.  I shaved them yesterday though... yipee!

I used to wash it and straighten it on a daily basis... not anymore!  A couple of times a week, it gets the old wash and a super quick half-blow dry before being tied back in a messy pony tail.  I also don't get time to go to the hairdresser anymore, so that saves me lots of money!  I washed, dried and straightened it today though!!

They used to go to the dog park once or twice a week so that they could walk around and sniff things and avoid all other dogs or come and sit under the seat at the park while I socialised with the other doggy owners... now they have to be content with just sniffing in their own yard and chasing each other around.

I used to go to bed at around 9:30pm, my husband thought I was mad and wouldn't dream of coming to bed before his scheduled sleep time of 10:30pm no matter how tired he was.  Now he usually has to come downstairs and drag me to bed.

Well I should exercise and sometimes I work up a sweat whipping out fabrics and running between the sewing machine and overlocker... actually, who am I kidding, I just don't exercise anymore.

My house used to be clean.. it is not now... The clean clothes get sorted into the rightful owners baskets and that is about it these days... I have a giggle to myself under the covers when I hear my husband swearing after falling over baskets of clothes in the middle of the night after doing bottle duty!  I still tend to have to vaccum pretty regularly to clean up the bits of cotton and fabric that my daughter now tries to eat.

The kids are usually both down by 8pm and that gives me a good 3 hours to internet, research and sew while I catch up on my tv viewing!

Would I change anything?  Probably not!  I enjoy it so much that if I stopped, I would only think about it and toss and turn and not be able to sleep anyway.  I think I need to find a less addictive hobby!