Thursday, October 28, 2010

Purely Natural Living...GIVEAWAY!!

Today I have something very special and exciting to share with you all.

Yesterday Rebekah came over with a surprise new soap she has been working on just for me to try. She handed the bar to me and asked me to guess what was in it.

I had to think for a moment because my senses were telling me to eat it. There was a very strong citrus smell which was very familiar. I guessed lime but I knew it wasn't right.

It was lemon grass! Imagine that in a soap...

Today I used my lemon grass soap and I feel fresh and alert (although that could have been my coffee earlier hehe...) It also has an exfoliant which I thoroughly love as it makes me feel cleaner and fresher. My skin also feels softer too which I don't get from my normal soap as it dry's out my skin. I can't stop touching my arms and face they feel so smooth.

Carlos also tried it and he said it felt invigorating and his skin didn't come out dry either. He really liked the exfoliating action too. I didn't think he would because his skin is so soft but he proved me wrong!!

(do you like my photo? I took it all by myself)

What is in this bar of natural soap?

Coconut Oil

Palm Oil (the one used is certified maintaining sustainable farming practices)

Ground Pumice (For a gentle exfoliant)

A blend of Rosemary Essential Oil, Lemongrass Essential Oil, Cajeput Essential Oil & Peppermint Essential Oil (all Certified Organic)

o Rosemary Essential Oil – Considered on of the best tonic for the centrals nervous system, strengthening mental clarity & awareness

o Lemongrass Essential Oil – With its invigoration properties stimulate, revive & energies, useful for clearing the head and relieving fatigue.

o Cajeput Essential Oil – Helps clear thoughts & dissipates sluggish feelings.

o Peppermint Essential Oil – Helps people become clear headed and refreshes the spirits.

Now that's a lot of natural goodness packed into one little bar of soap.

Rebekah also wants me to name her new soap. No pressure hey! I have another bar of this soap which has your name on it if you can come up with a really great name for Rebekah to use for this one of a kind natural soap.

So the condition of entry is:

1. Only 1 entry per person so everything is even Steven's.

2. Pop over to Purely Natural Living and list any 3 ingredients from any of her products along with your chosen name for this bar of soap in one comment.

3. Leave a way for me contact you.

4. Entry is open to Australian residents only and is open until Nov 4th 2010 9pm AEST.

I can't wait to hear what names you have thought of.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Over It! is a finalist in the Ecouterre GAP Recycled Denim Challenge.

Through one of my blog hopping evenings I came across the Ecuoterre GAP Recycled Denim Challenge.

Almost everything I make for Over It! is made from denim or zippers so I thought sure why not enter for some fun. Now I wasn't sure if I was aloud to enter as it is in America.

I read through the terms and conditions and found nothing to say I couldn't. They also extended the deadline till the 24th Oct. I entered on the 23rd... how close is that??

So I am happy to announce that my Over It! Recycled Denim Baby Bibs has been chosen as a finalist in the Ecouterre GAP Recycled Denim Challenge.

I would love if you could call past and VOTE.

It's just a click with no registration or sign ups.
There are so many great entries so check them out while you are there. You might just be inspired.

Thanks a million for all the love and support!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Over It! Sale...

I am nearly at 450 fans on my Over It! facebook page.
I need to clear out some Over It! stock to make way for new creations.

So I thought I would have a facebook sale and see what happens. Worse case scenario I don't sell anything which I highly doubt.

I have bonus items, free postage and one for you and one for a friend happening after 7.30pm tonight but the album is ready to go on my page if you want to have an early lookie!

Hope to see you there.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Carlos...

Last year Mr MooBear had his birthday and was officially a big boy!

He really is easy to buy or make things for but we really wanted to give him something special.
Something no one else had bought him or that he had bought himself.
Something that he has always wanted but has never been able to have.


It's a me.... MARIO!!

Ah yes... Stroking his new luxurious MAN moustache...

I am not sure how I am going to top this next year!!

Of course the rest of the family had to try it out too!

Well almost everyone!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Woohoo Vegies!!

We started our vegie patch back in the middle of September HERE.
5 weeks on and we have some vegies starting to show themselves. Our kids are loving it and check up on them everyday when we water them.

I am hoping the kids leave them to grow till they at least ripen before pulling them off. I know they have been eating the lettuce because little pieces have been broken off the tops.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Boxers or Briefs?

That is todays question.

While Tina was here last month for Bubble's birthday we stayed up one night sewing. We had a few things to mend and a few new ideas to try out.

To be completely honest we could have sewn just about anything that night because it was the quality of time spent together not the quantity of things sewn that was special.

We ended up making Carlos and his brothers some boxers.

Anthony showed us his ones in dyer need of replacement so we took that project on board. The boxers closest are made from a pillow case and the scraps were also used to mend his pants where they split.

Starting from the left boxers made from scrap material from Tina's stash.
Boxers made from Jasmines last scrap material hand over.
Boxers made from the scrap material which made Bubble's jacket and birthday dress.

I foresee more boxers being made as Christmas presents!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

New Shoes? Yes Please...

I called past the Compai girls blog and discovered this post.

My birthday is coming up so I am putting these at the top of my list.

Do you think I could make my own pair of up cycled denim shoes?

I totally reckon I could!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

An Oldie But A Goodie!!

Bear pulled this T-shirt out of his draw the other day. This is one of the very first mock up's of Moo's Rocket from way back.

He has been the only one to wear it and it is the only one an a white T-shirt.

I have sent most of the original mock ups to friends out there in blog land who I love and cherish close to my heart. I also have a few designs which didn't make the final cut when we launched.

There is a special one put away for Bubble which is 1 of only 2 made.

They can be called collectors editions right?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

He's Growing Up Too Fast...

Today was Bear's first day at big school.

We caught the bus to school together.

I told him I loved him and for the first time ever I left him with someone I had never met before. He would be out of my hands and in someone else's for 2 whole hours.

I was just meant to follow suit and do what everyone else does and trust that everything would be alright.

Everything was alright.

He made 3 new friends Ella, Jimmy and Taylor.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Sometimes My Plans Don't Quite Happen....

Yesterday was so lovely in the sun that I actually went outside and had a sleep under our clothes line all by myself while Bear and Bubble had their sleep.

In the afternoon I was still in 'relaxing in my sunny backyard' mode so the kids came out for a ride. I thought this was the perfect opportunity to do some more of crocheting.

Unfortunately Bear and Bubble only had a short bike ride and then wanted me to kick the ball. So I managed to crochet for about a minute. It would have been longer if I didn't take the photos!!

Hope your projects and getting done!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Look What I Bought for $1...

The Point Clare Spring Fair was yesterday and it was... Well it was very, very windy!

I am lucky I have awesome market friends who bought tents with walls. I managed to fit perfectly in the middle of rachelle rachelle and Just Like Katie and for the rest of the day we took turns holding the tents down so we didn't blown away.

At the end of the day the white elephant stall was selling off everything for $1 a bag. As soon as the woman yelled out "Fill a bag for a dollar" I was there pulling out all fabric I had had my eye on since 8am.

This is what I had filled one bag with.

A lot of Chenille off cuts.
Some big some small.

Checked and stripped material off cuts.

They are all rectangular with one corner rounded...

I am thinking someone made a beautiful quilt from the chenille and fabric at some stage and these are all the left over pieces.

They are all so new and lovely that I might make a scrappy quilt.

I also picked up all these wonderful squares which no doubt were also used as a quilt and maybe these didn't quite make the final cut?

I am thinking a cot blanket although Bubble will be moving to a big bed sometime next year. They definitely need to be made into something very yummy!!

So what have you bought for a $1 lately?

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Sneak Peek...

I have been working on some pendents made from recycled curtain rings, recycled trim and fabrics. This is only a snippet but I think I am onto a winner!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

And The Winner Is....

There was no fancy name drawing this time as I am so busy getting ready for tomorrows market.

I asked Bear for a number and he said 11 so I scrolled down the comments under the giveaway post (minus 1 as it was 1 entry per person) and found the name...

Naomi can have any of the brooches from the giveaway or I can make her one in the colours she would like!!
Naomi what are you think girl?

I have also been using up and clearing out space in my studio. I came across some T-shirts in the cupboards and put them to use...

I bought the shirts new at the treasure shop and embellished them with doilies and buttons. Then stamped them with Over It!

I also found the perfect backing material for my new robot softies too.
Sometimes it is good to go through your stash...

Thursday, October 14, 2010

School Hair Ties For Point Clare Spring Fair...

Today I am working on my last minute projects, finishing off some yoyo hair ties which have been made some unwearable Point Clare school uniforms and reclaimed buttons. I predict these will sell very quickly.

Remember you'll find MooBear and Over It! at the Point Clare Spring Fair this Saturday the 16th Oct on Takari Ave, Point Clare.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Foo Fighters and See Sam...

I love the Foo Fighters.
If I could go to any concert in the whole wide world it would be Foo Fighters.

If I happen to be in the studio I am 99% of the time listening and singing along to Foo Fighters.

Carlos bought me the Blue Ray of their concert Live at Welmbley Stadium.

This was a massive concert with 165,000 tickets sold in 24 hours.

I can watch this in the comfort of my own home up close in full 1080P DTS HD with Dave Grohl singing right to me! To make things a little more realistic Carlos fills a spray bottle with water and when Dave shakes his head I get sprayed with sweat!!

The girls over at See Sam know how much I like the Foo Fighters and how much I love their dresses which are all made from recycled T-shirts and fabrics. So they made a dress in Bubble's size with a Foo Fighters shirt from 2005 and of course I bought it!

Bubble know's who the Foo Fighters are and is very impressed with her new dress. She is totally ready to rock out to Everlong.

She is also sporting another GemmaJoy headband... hehe

Carlos keeps grabbing Bubble and giving her kisses and giggling uncontrollably because she just looks so adorable in her dress.

Girls if you come across any New Order, The Clash, Queens of the Stone Age or Muse tee's give us a heads up!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Pants Split? No Problems...

While my brother in law was here for 4 days during Bubble's birthday he split is shorts.

He asked Tina and I if we could fix them and we said "Yep, we sure can"

Tina patched up his shorts and while she did that I made him a new pair of boxers as he was in dyer need of some. Aren't I the best the sister in law?!

The boxers which you can see peeking over his shorts were made from some really soft scrap fabric while the...Umm... Cock was left over from a pillow case project.

Tina and I had a massive laugh about putting a 'rooster' on his bum!!

I am trying to keep it clean here but if you let your mind wonder into the cutter you can get very creative with this patch work!!

We had his permission to put the 'rooster' there... hehe

Monday, October 11, 2010

Point Clare Spring Fair...

You'll find MooBear and Over It! at the Point Claire Spring Fair this Saturday the 16th Oct on Takari Ave, Point Clare along with our friends Just Like Katie and rachelle rachelle.

It's going to be a jam packed family day with a lego expo, talent show, white elephant stall, handmade stalls, cakes, face painting, tin can ally and the author of Zac Power will be there too!

Team MooBear was also asked to help out with some of the events promotional items too. Feeling part of the Central Coast community we offered to design the events logo, banners and posters which you can see here.

I can not take the credit for this though as 99% of it was Carlos' doing. We worked on the ideas together but in the end Carlos is the one who sits at the computer bringing it all to life.

So you should really give him the Hi-5 the time.

So why not bring some friends, family or your neighbour along for the day and have some fun and meet the people behind our label MooBear and Over it!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Time For Some Refashioning...

I have to admit that Bubble is the easiest person to refashion for and I really must try some more refashioning for Bear and Moo. I promise I will try!

A recent trip to the Treasure Shop with Tina reignited the love for pillow case dresses. So with 2 very different pillow cases and some vintage trim I had lying around I got creating.

I added a doily to the neck line and I think it is the perfect addition to this pillow case.
I didn't have to shorten it in any way as it was a nice small case to begin with.

The chicken is trying to escape.

The colours in this pillow case suited her olive complexion too.

The 2nd dress was shortened as it was a standard case.
When I saw this I just had to have it!

I love it when she poses!

How perfect is this vintage trim with the dress!

The left over part I cut from the bottom was turned into a ruffle.

Once again the perfect addition to this lovely new summer dress.

Bubble you are completely spoilt my girl.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Yep, I can crochet...

To all my blog friends who can crochet and I keep saying I am going to learn to crochet!!

I did it and I rock!!


If you read my post yesterday you would have seen the start of my new project!