6 April 2008

New things.

I can't believe that the Easter holiday is over here in Cornwall. I know that some places have only just started the holiday, but our children go back to school today. I was against the break being so early initially though now it feels as though we have truly said goodbye to the winter and hello to spring - apart from the light dusting of snow which is frosting the garden in the early morning sunshine today that is!

The Easter proved a good time for the business: bags, bunnies and Babbits were all popular and as such provided me with a little confidence boost, proving to myself that I was judging both my products and the market correctly. Of course the challenge as always is to see whether this can be sustained when there isn't a major event such as Easter or Christmas to cater for. So what new things are emerging from the pipany sewing room? Let's have a little look...

I said there would be a new addition to the family some time soon and now the stork has been - good grief, obviously I don't mean another real baby (what you don't think seven children between us is enough?!!) - may I introduce Baby Babbit to you...




Isn't he sweet? As ever, working with these little creatures is such fun and I played around far longer than I should have to get these photos of Baby with the classic Babbit. The children want me to write a story about them because they look so like they are having a conversation - wonder what they are talking about?




Baby Babbit seems to enjoy a spot of gardening too, though I don't think he realises that sitting on the plants isn't the best way of planting them...





Back to ask for some advice from One Who Knows...





Ok, ok, I'll stop now! The Baby Babbit is also available filled with lavender and chamomile as I thought this would make it a soothing present to sit on a shelf in a baby's nursery (how well I know those nights of pacing the room). On this note, I have also been working on lavender and chamomile cushions for a child or baby's room; here is the first with more to follow later this week...




photographing this cushion has been such a challenge as the light keeps turning dull with such a harshness in between that it bleaches the colour out altogether. Never mind, I did the best I could and tomorrow is another day! This shows the close up detail of the appliqued crib with a touch of course of embroidery just to keep me happy.

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I have also been replenishing the Lauren tote bag stock during the holiday as they have been selling well - I think people are beginning to get in beach mode (ever-hopeful here!) and these bags do provide plenty of storage with both interior and exterior pockets; why is it then that I still manage to lose my mobile? The most popular options seem to be the Grape and Teal



Lavender and Rose




and for those who like bright and zingy, Tropical Lime




Right, that's me done for now; off to finish the lovely bunting I will be showing tomorrow which is full of gorgeous, summery fabrics. Suppose I had better load the new stock onto the website too!

Bye from me - and Baby Babbit of course





Pipany xx

8 comments:

Fenridal said...
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Suffolkmum said...

Those babies are too cute - I think I will be ordering one soon! I love the idea of the soothing chamomile and lavendar cushions for a baby's room too (though rather glad those days of pacing the floor are over for me!!)

Frances said...

All your creations are so original and beautifully stitched. I cannot get over all the detail on that little pillow!

Pipany, I think that Babbit and Baby B are talking about their godmother. That would be you, the one with the magic wand.

xo

Zoƫ said...

Oh, now I just have to have a Baby Babbit too!

tillyboo said...

Beautiful work, such happy soothing colours too.
x

Faith said...

You're really getting the hang with the photos now Pipany arent you? Very talented girl! Baby rabbit is sweet, and the pillow is lovely.

elizabethm said...

I adore the little pillow and the baby babbit too of course. Just lovely.

Krishana said...

I adore the fabrics you used on these projects! The bags especially =) Fun and utility combined into one! Awesome!