Thursday, September 29, 2011

Shopping Spree

Just ordered some great new fabrics!

Taking orders now for girls bikinis made with these gorgeous cottons.

Do you like them? Do you think they will make cute bikinis? Let me know what you think....

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Custom Orders

This pigeon pair of cotton bikinis will soon be on their way to Kirsty.

Believe it or not this pink and red fabric by Joel Dewberry sold out before it even arrived.

I have enough of this orange damask Joel Dewberry cotton for one more pair.

Let me know if you are interested via email monetpaisley(at)hotmail(dot)com

I am ordering more fabrics in the next few days and will let everyone know what will be available shortly.

Anyone have any favourite fabrics they would particularly like a bikini in? Now is the time to let me know...

Friday, September 23, 2011

Tea for Two

I am so excited about my latest etsy purchase.

Check this out.

At first I thought it was just a lovely vignette....

But it is actually a tray!

How divine!

I am a long-time follower of Dottieangel aka Tif Fussel.

I love her writing, I love her style and I am sure I will love this tray.

Miss Tif has recently become published in a glorious book I hope to get my hands on tres soon. If you haven't heard of Dottie angel before, be sure to see what all the fuss is about here and do check out the amazing lovlies in her very own etsy store.

Loving you all... and loving my new tea tray.... that may become wall art.... or may stay a tea tray....

Thursday, September 22, 2011

My Creative Space

Here are a few shots of the lovely gingham bikinis headed to Kiddyshack this week.

If you are interested check out the kiddyshack facebook shop here.

Check out other creative spaces here.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Fabric choices for Cotton Bikinis

I have decided to try listing all the materials that are available for custom made bikinis on this page and then referring customers here from my etsy store.

Please visit my etsy store to purchase a custom listing and specify your choice of fabric and desired size upon checkout.

These are the fabrics that I currently have available for custom orders:-

Amy Butler Twilight Peony (reserved thanks kristy)

Joel Dewberry Sparrows in Aqua

Chocolate lime and purple medallion

Navy blue and white spot with embroidery

Aqua blue and lime vintage cotton

Green and white floral vintage sheet

Joel Dewberry damask (1 left)

The following fabrics have been ordered and will arrive soon (up to 2 weeks from 29/9/11). Order now so you don't miss out.

Amy Butler LOVE Tumble Roses in Pink (2 available)

Amy Butler Midwest Modern Fresh Poppies in Rose (2 available)

Heather Bailey Pop Garden Wallpaper Roses in Turquoise (2 available)

Amy Butler Bliss Bouquet in Teal (2 available)

Heather Bailey Bijoux Swirly Buds in Cinnamon (2 available)

Joel Dewberry Modern Meadow Herringbone in Pond (2 available)

Emily Herrick for Michael Miller Going Coastal Sea Kelp in Navy (2 available)

Sandi Henderson Secret Garden Vintage Ironwork in Midnight (2 available)

Friday, September 9, 2011

Shop Update

I have just managed to list three bikinis in my etsy store.... from my phone.

I went to my Dad's yesterday and uploaded my photos to a picas web album. I then accessed them via the picas app on my phone and saved them to my ad card. Only problem is that my phone has applied a vintage finish to some of the photos and they are the only ones that etsy would let me upload. I will replace the photos when I get a new computer.

Check out my Etsy and let me know what you think.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

On a Roll...

I have been sewing for a few hours at night and have been surprised by how much I have accomplished.

Lastnight I sewed up three bikinis that I had cut out last season. I surprised myself with the speed at which I completed these.

The first pair I finished was a size xs (0-2) exactly the same as this bikini. It is material from a lovely soft vintage sheet and there is a tiny floral print in browny-green and lovely soft pink tones.

The next bikini hot off the press is a size m (4-6). It is the same as this one. Made from quilting weight craft cotton.

The last bikini I finished last-night was also a size m (4-6). It is the same as this one. It is a glorious vintage fabric that was given to me by a lovely friend. It has a really lustrous sheen and features amazing blue birds... sooo wonderful!

These three swimsuits will hopefully be photographed today and added to my Etsy store. Prices will be at last years price because technically these are last years stock. So if you are interested and want to bag a bargain let me know.

In other news I completed these three little bikinis two nights ago.

Sorry about the dodgy phone picture... I swear i've organised to get a real computer soon...

Anyway, these three little babies are made from this Amy Butler fabric,

and are headed to Kiddyshack where they will be sold at trunkshows in the Brisbane area. What is a trunkshow? Check it out here.

Thanks for listening (or reading rather), I think I am definitely on a roll... I hope I can keep up the pace...

Monday, September 5, 2011

A Giveaway and A Winner

I won something today.

There is a new online magazine called Tickle The Imagination.

You can check it ou here

They also have a blog

There was a little giveaway on the blog of a small mention in the summer issue of Tickle The Imagination. You will be able to see MonetPaisley Swimwear mentioned as the perfect gift for your little fashionista this summer.

Talking about giveaways... Betty Jo Designs is giving away one of these amazing swooping swallow necklace or brooches on her blog to celebrate the release of the new online mag Tickle The Imagination.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

My Creative Space

I realise we are supposed to post our creative space on Thursdays but I have been so busy creating that I haven't had time.

Firstly let's talk about the latest lot of Bikinis I have cut out. I have my first wholesale order for the season and it's got me excited. I am currently cutting into this gorgeous Amy Butler fabric from her Soul Blossoms Range.

We will talk more about where the bikinis are going to in my next post, but for now let me update you on what else I have been up to...

I have sandwiched and quilted this quilt top I made almost a year ago.

I just have to bind it, ( I have no idea what fabric to use...) and then I will take some lovely photos outdoors with my real camera.... and then find a real computer.... so as to do a real blog post....

Find more creative spaces here.