Tuesday, November 20, 2012

All MooBear Tees $35


We're jumping for joy here at MooBear HQ because we've just launched our new website!

To celebrate, all of our Tees are now only $35 plus we will send them to you free of charge!

That means you can save up to $20 off RRP but you won't find this offer anywhere other than our shop on our new website.

This is a special limited offer just in time for Christmas and the warmer weather.

So... What are you waiting for?

We had a photo shoot over the weekend which everyone was excited to take part in. 

Bubble hasn't been photographed since she was a wee baby and was super excited to show off her very own Galoomph design. 

Bear delivered on the action shots just like the fire cracker that he is. Never a dull moment when it comes to kids fashion photography. We also managed to sneak a couple of candid shots of Moo, Bear and Bubble.

For more MooBear action head on over to our website and take advantage of our SALE. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Peppermint Mag Love

I buy my Peppermint religiously. It's great to read and really enjoy a magazine with substance. Everything from musical interviews to crafty adventures, sustainable living to chemical free kids products. To be honest it feels like it is solely written with my little eco family in mind and I am pretty sure I am not the only person who feels this way!

It's always a nice surprise to find MooBear between the pages of Peppermint. This is from issue 11 / Winter 2011. 
You can find Bear's Rar! in our shop. 

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Recycled Market Store Update

 When the creative juices start flowing there is no stopping me. Bubble's new hair cut has opened a new window and she has had to pose many times (we have discovered remaining still is really hard when you are 4 years old) for all the recycled, fun pretties we have made.

This little piggy went to market you see?

 These piggies have been sitting around as mens bow ties but no one wears them so I decided they needed a new direction in life so i turned them into bow tie hair clips

I can't get enough of recycling zippers and my Zipper Brooch/Hair Clip is the perfect way to get a combo deal for the price of one.

These are by far my new favourite hair accessories, recycled Vinyl Hair Bows

There is now a family of recycled vinyl including earrings, rings and bunting

All of my recycled goodies are available from my Recycled Market store.

What have you created recently?

Friday, September 14, 2012

DIY Wonder Woman Outfit for $4

Do you love it?
This outfit cost me $4 to put together... I kid you not!

My outfit first made an appearance back in March for Bear's 6th birthday party. His chosen theme was super hero's and villains and I knew I was going to be Wonder Woman and Carlos was going to be Darth Vader.

 You may have seen also seen my Wonder Woman outfit during The 21 Challenge

So lets break this down for you.

I visited our local treasure shops and found the perfect blue skirt for $3 and the red t-shirt was in a bargain bin for $1. That's a total of $4 right there.

To complete the transformation I used the following materials which I had lying around:

- red felt
- white felt
- yellow felt
- gold jersey knit
- elastic
- interfacing (optional)
- awesome pair of boots (mine are thrifty leather converse high tops... yep)

The arm bands were made from jersey knit with a star cut from felt. 
I cut the jersey knit to fit my wrist, sewed the star in place then machine sewed the seam closed. No hemming required.

I cut more stars from white felt and randomly sewed them all around the skirt. 

I searched online for a WW stencil and found one which worked for my shirt. 
I used iron on interfacing to strengthen the jersey knit, cut it out and sewed it on the shirt with black thread. 

Wonder Womans headband was just a smaller red felt star sewn on yellow felt which I hand cut to desired shape. I added a thin piece of elastic which is hidden under my hair.

The lasso of truth is a long strip of jersey knit, which as you can see I just threading through the belt loop and tied closed. I cut a thicker strip to make the belt too.

That about sums up the DIY Wonder Woman Outfit.

There is however, this little cutie who helped out the entire time during The 21 Challenge so I whipped up a little outfit for her as well. Isn't she seriously 'Super'?

Oh and this is Darth Vader mackin' on Wonder Woman...

That is all.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

One XL Ladies Dress

Once upon a time this dress use to belong to someone else. For what ever reason it was donated and I decided I wanted it. I liked the print, the soft jersey knit and long sleeves.

The only problem was it was an XL lady's dress. 

The sleeves completely covered my hands and the shoulder seams sat half way down my forearm. 

Plus it was super stretching all over and well... it just didn't sit right on me at all.

 But I was determined to make this dress my own and after a little playing around I managed to come up with 4 different ways to wear my new dress with no sewing, pins or anything else... check it out.

A nice Summery halter top look.

A lovely strapless dress which looks lovely with a light cardigan.

A look at the back.

Keeping the strapless dress as is and matching it with a nice black t-shirt straight over the top.

Lowering the dress to make a long skirt tying the sleeves off to the side.

I am pretty certain there are more ways to wear this dress so hit me with your own ideas or link me up peeps!!

Adios Steph

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Fixing Bubble's Boot

While I was out and about treasure shopping one day I spied the cutest pair of Country Road girls boots for $2. They looked the perfect size for Bubble and were all warm and fluffy inside... See?

She was so excited when I showed her, eager to try them on. Until we noticed the zipper was broken. Now her heart was broken. I felt horrible... Why didn't I thoroughly check them over?

So they sat at the bottom of the wardrobe for a few weeks until I had a dream. I had sewn the zipper shut. It was that simple and because the boots had laces no one would ever know.

I felt the excitement building knowing that Bubble would have her pair of boots once again...

...Only this time she could wear them.

So the next time you break something or buy a faulty item like I did hold onto it for a little longer because a solution might just present it's self.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Yarn Bombing

These are officially my first ever yarn bombing and they were a lot of fun.

What started out as a sore ankle quickly turned into a very painful 'full thickness tear' of a ligament... OUCH. So when Carlos bought home hired crutches for me I immediately knew if I was going to use them I would have to make them my own. Luckily when I learnt to crochet I kept the test squares before i made Bubble's blanket in the hopes that I would eventually use them. Well they found the perfect use and got some wonderful comments.

Happy to say I know more about ligaments and tendons than I thought possible and that my ankle is a lot better so no more yarn bombed crutches for me. I might return them as is and see if they bring a smile to the next person who hires them... What do you think?