Well, it kind of feels like a new year to me today anyway. I know it was a month ago that the calender said it happened, but for me today felt like the start of the new year. There were so many new starts today. The kids started the new school year, I started to work with a vengeance again, the deadlines began to seem real - I suppose all in all, routine began again!
Life has also begun to feel more normal and hopeful after my "Lemony" end to 2010. I know you have all sent your best wishes and concern and for that I am truly thankful. It has definitely been a rough patch in my life, but after a time of mourning what was taken away, I have finally started to feel optimistic, to see the silver lining and begin looking forward again. I feel excited about all that 2011 holds and where my life might head in the future.
Another exciting new thing is that I finally get to reveal my two new "Sew Little" patterns!! These have been a real first for me, and after a number of wonderful chickies agreed to be guinea pigs and test sew for me, I have finally made some tweaks and the patterns are ready for release! I am so excited!
The first new pattern is my baby girl pattern that I gave you a peek of a couple of posts ago! This one is called "Bella Butterfly" and is a gorgeous little dress and pantaloons set. The stitchery butterfly is on the dress and on the bot-bot and can easily be replaced with a fussy cut oval or omitted all together for those that don't stitch!
Of course the iron-on transfer is included in the patterns too for those that do stitch (I couldn't live without transfers!!!).
The second pattern is my baby boy pattern called "Mini Moover". This is a great pair of comfy, fully lined overalls that have a snap crotch for easy nappy changes as well as snaps at the shoulders. Again the stitchery on the pockets is easily substituted with a cute co-ordinate print.
Both patters are in sizes Newborn, 3-6 months, 6-12 month, 12-18 months and 2 Years.
These patterns will be printed tomorrow and ready for order by your local patchwork store. I hope you love them as much as I do!
Some more pressing news is that bookings have begun for the "Daylesford Craft Experience" on the 4th and 5th July, 2011. I can strongly recommend this retreat - it was such a hoot last year and is set to be equally, if not more, fabulous this year with Jodie, Kristen and myself. Click on the image below or go to this link for more info and to secure your place!
Well, I think that is enough from me for today! If you are finding my blog a little quite these days then please come and visit me on facebook where there is much more conversation about the day to day goings on in Mellyville!
Have a great week and happy new year (well, sort of!)