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Sunday, September 23, 2012

When people who look alike procreate...

This is what happens:

Elias 4 months 2007

Violet at 3 months 2012

We can't get over how similar these 2 are, both in looks and personality. I saved a few of Elias'outfits so it will be funny to do this again as Violet grows.

Monday, September 17, 2012

We have a shop!

We are thrilled beyond belief to announce we have been accepted as part of the renew Port Adelaide project and we have one (well 2 actually) of the shops! Here is an image of the beautifully restored building we will be moving into.

We've had a chance to chat with a few of the local galleries and businesses and have received very positive feedback. There seems to be a lovely community spirit at The Port and everyone has been very welcoming and supportive. Now to get cracking getting ready for our opening of My modern nest.

The building also houses a fantastic community project called Ladder, which provides independent living accommodation for kids at risk of homelessness. There are some amazing images of the finished building on the architects website here.

We have a busy and exciting few weeks ahead. Hooray!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Babies and sewing

Wow, there seems to have been a major baby explosion around us lately. Two of my cousins have just had baby girls in the last few weeks, and other cousin earlier in the year, and several friends have also just had babies.

My go to gift in the last year has been a hand made baby blanket. They are super easy to make, but I still feel some self satisfaction that I have made some effort to give a handmade personal gift. They are basically two pieces sandwiched together and bagged out with a border stitched around the edge.

Here are a few recent ones:

Cute Forrest friends fabric from Spotlight

Another cute Spotlight patchwork fabric. I'm not normally into pink but I love this patchwork print. I have made one for baby Hannah and one for Violet, and I also have enough to make a single bed quilt cover for when she is bigger.

Super cute Elmer the Elephant fabric bought from Yuzawaya on my last trip to Japan. The store is amazing! I went a bit crazy and remember a large excess baggage bill on that trip. I lined this with soft minky dots fabric for Violet.

Another great find from Yuzawaya This one is for Violet, bit I made one in Pink for baby Caitlin and in Navy for baby Archie.

Another cute Forrest friends print from Spotlight. One for Violet and one for baby Summer. I have lined most of the blankets with Merino wool fleece left over from my previous job in Textile sales. I also made a few bibs with this print.

Kokka elephant print. I used the reverse colourway on the Toy box cushion.

And a little cushion for Hannah with left over fabric. I stitched over the lines to make it look a bit more patchworky.

And here are the very proud Grand Ma's and Pa's with their respective new Grand kiddies

Pops and Violet are on the far right. So nice to be able to see all these gorgeous little ones grow up together.

Sarah xo

Clever Husband

My clever Husband Ben worked on this project "Fractured Soul" last year, and the game has finally been released. Take a look at the youtube trailer below.

If you are into games check it out. It's getting some very positive reviews so hopefully it does really well.

The Australian games industry, and most industries in general have been suffering these last few years with the high Australian dollar and shite economic conditions worldwide, so get out there, buy it and support Australian locally made talent.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Lately on ebay

Ben and I have been selling furniture and collectables on ebay over the last year or so.We have always dreamed of opening a shop and have taken the plunge and applied to be part of the Renew Adelaide program. Renew Adelaide is based on the very successful Renew Newcastle program which aims to revitalise unused retail spaces to create vibrant cities. The program is now moving to Port Adelaide, a fantastic historic port city, fingers crossed we will be a part of it.

Here are some images of recently sold items:

TH Brown Bentwood Armchairs

Namco Egg chair and vintage dressmakers form

Noblett coffee table

Noblett extension table and Featherston Scape chairs

Sigurd Ressell Falcon chair

Fler Holme sofa

Noblett Sideboard

Th Brown dining table and Featherston Scape chairs
We are thinking positive thoughts and hope to have some exciting news to share very soon!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Meet Violet Sadie Trotter

Here she is!

Our lovely little girl arrived on the 24th of June. She looks just like her big brother Elias as a newborn, it is quite uncanny how similar they are.

The last month has flown by, and we are slowly settling into our new life with a newborn in the house.
Sleep is a distant memory but we couldn't be happier.