Saturday, October 31, 2009

Trick or Treat....

Now that my girls are older I can't really get away with not doing Trick or Treat with them because they know what goes on... Anyway, luckily the kids over the back put a note in every one's letterboxes around the neighbourhood to leave your outdoor light on if you want kids to knock so that makes it much easier.

Here's my witch, devil fairy and dragon ready to go.... scary aren't they???

and the good thing was, we already had all three costumes in the dress-up box.

Happy Halloween everyone...

Friday, October 30, 2009

Coming up to a VERY busy week....

Starting Sunday I have three markets in one week.... eeeek !! Not sure what I was thinking but I've been crazy busy trying to have enough stock of everything. No doubt I'll still be going nuts sewing, glueing and crafting next week but hopefully it won't be too bad.

So here's the rundown and I hope to see some of you at one of the markets...

Sunday 1st November - Mathilda's Market
Brisbane City Hall, King George Square (between Adelaide & Ann Streets), Brisbane City
9am to 1pm

Friday 6th November - C & K Salisbury Kindergarten Market Night
135 Lillian Avenue, Salisbury
7pm to 9pm

Sunday 8th November - Boutique Markets
Portside Wharf, Hercules Street, Hamilton
8am to 1pm

P.S. I've also got two markets in December but I'll fill you in on those details a little closer to the time and then I'm doing nooooo markets in January !!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Fabulous Photographer spots Little Diva Designs....

I received a lovely email last week from Rachel Richter telling me that she'd been browsing the Mathilda's Markets website and clicked through to my site. She said one of the dresses looked very familiar and when she looked back at a photo shoot she'd done she was sure it was a Little Diva Designs dress:

(click on photo to enlarge)

It sure is and doesn't little Chloe look just divine! What a beautiful little girl and what gorgeous photography.

I looked further at Rachel's blog and her photos are so beautiful. Rachel is a photographer based on Brisbane's southside and has been photographing families and children for six years.

Click here to see more photos of Chloe and also here for the website of Rachel Richter Photography.

Thank you Rachel and Chloe's mum for letting me post this photo on my blog and thanks to Rachel for emailing me...

P.S. The citrus fabric is running out and has been discontinued so click here if you want to buy one of your own...

Thursday, October 22, 2009

This is one market you don't want to miss...

Mathilda's Market is coming to Brisbane again and Little Diva Designs will be there this time.

These markets are becoming very popular and well known for gorgeous, unique and mostly handcrafted goods for kids. It's on Sunday 1st November from 9am to 1pm and from what I've heard, you should get in early!!

What a fabulous way to stock up on Christmas Goodies for the kids, nieces, nephews, grandkids etc...

You'll find Mathilda's Market at Brisbane City Hall, between Adelaide and Ann Streets, King George Square, Brisbane City and entry is free. Click here to see which amazing stallholders will be there.

P.S. These photos are a small selection of stallholders who you'll find at the Markets - click on the photos to be directed to their websites...

Saturday, October 17, 2009

B.Box is the best.....

Check out this fantastic creation I came across recently. What a wonderful gift for a new Mum. – the essential baby box was created by Melbourne mums Monique Filer and Dannielle Michaels – who were looking for a stylish and practical nappy wallet that enabled them to reclaim their favourite handbags.

The first nappy wallet, made of plastic, holds its compact shape even when fully packed. It has recently been in leading baby magazines and online baby review sites, including Studio Bambini, Shop 4 Kids and Babyology and it was also featured on New Idea as part of an ultimate baby shower gift segment.

The is available in 5 colours and designs and comes with wipe clean change mat, unique dual access wipes hatches, built in wipes compartment and storage for nappies and disposable bags. Everything you need for a quick nappy change on the go, in one clever little box.

To see their other gorgeous designs and how it all works, click here to visit their website.

Friday, October 16, 2009

October BrisStyle Giveaway

Head on over to the BrisStyle blog for their monthly giveaway. Leave a comment on this post and you could win three bunny brooches from REread:

or a chainmaille necklace from Shazzabeth Creations:

Also, the BrisStyle Independent Designers Market is coming back in December so make sure you mark the date in your diary... (and for next year too!!)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tweet.... Tweet.... Tweet....

**EDIT: These are now available to purchase in sets of four from my Made it store.

As I explained recently, the day before a market when I'm getting packed and ready to go, I always have an urge to create something new. For some reason I feel like I just don't have enough. Normally it passes as I don't have time to start something new, let alone make enough to have at the markets. Anyway, this time I did start making something new and I think they're really cute:

I thought they'd be great little Christmas decorations to hang on the Christmas tree or you could buy a bunch and turn them into a gorgeous garland for a girls bedroom. Any other ideas?

Thanks to my market neighbour Mel from Kimono Reincarnate for the photo. Here's a pic of her stall below. You must check out her gorgeous wares here.

Friday, October 9, 2009

New dresses...

Here are some gorgeous new fabrics I just received this week and have made up into Diva Dresses:

I'm loving these fabrics and I've just made some gorgeous new rings too from these.... the glue is still drying so photos to come...

You can see the dresses and rings this Sunday at Boutique Markets, Portside Wharf Hamilton in Brisbane. It's on from 8am to 1pm. Otherwise I'll be listing them in my Made it store next week.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

awwww... look how they turned out...

Further to my post the other day, I've made a couple of softies from the gorgeous Saffron Craig fabric.

Here's the Koala:

the Owl:

and both from the back:

Did you notice these two little cuties at the foot of each bigger softie?

Aren't they just gorgeous?? I don't think I'll be making too many of them as they're only 6cm tall... rather fiddly to sew and turn right side out as you could imagine!!

I might have to use them for applique or something, although I don't think that would be very easy either!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Something new to play with...

I just received this gorgeous fabric in the mail today that I ordered last week from Funky Fabrix.

Isn't it just the cutest?? It's a softies panel from fabric designer, Saffron Craig.

So I'm going to make up the softies but haven't worked out what to do with the little ones yet!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Little Diva's newest stockist......

I went for a little trip out to Ipswich today to take lots of rings to my newest stockist, Handmade Heaven.

Liesa has a gorgeous little shop in "The Old Flour Mill" and it was great to finally see it in person. You can find lots of my new rings there and plenty of other handmade goodness...

Here's a photo of Liesa having a cuddle with my kids:

I decided to take the kids with me to make a day of it and we met my sister-in-law and her daughter who came down from Toowoomba.

First stop after setting up my rings at Handmade Heaven was the Ipswich Art Gallery for the "Wonderland" exhibition. This free exhibition was very interesting and the kids loved it. They even got to do some craft too.

Then we headed off to Queens Park which is huge and has the most fantastic playground. A spot of lunch and a couple of hours play at the park and it was time to head back home.....

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Need some inspiration for Christmas Gifts ??

Check out the new Made It blog... It's kind of like a Christmas gift guide and from today they'll be posting daily gift ideas from the fabulous Made It, which of course is filled with lots of handmade goodness.

Also, I've finally listed some of my rings and there'll be more to come too. Click here to visit my online Made It store.

I'm also currently sourcing stockists for my rings so send me an email if you're interested - littlediva @

I'm also visiting my newest "ring" stockist tomorrow so keep an eye out for that post when I reveal who it is....