Sunday, December 27, 2009

to market to market......

off to the Portarlington markets this morning, I found this jewellery stall.

so I had to share this with you!!

not many jewellery stalls really grab me. This one, I could NOT ignore!!

I absolutely had to have these wooden earings

they are by a Melbourne Artist who's business is called Owl and Fox

be sure to check out her blog at:

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

an apron for Annie

so I have been some what obsessed with aprons lately, actually for a while now!!
the big problem was with deciding what to buy for my mother in law for christmas. in need of nothing, wants nothing! Suddenly it dawned on me. Annie is an apron wearer from way back. After seeing my sister in law in one of Annie's aprons that I wouldn't be caught dead in, that was it. a fancy shmancy apron, so you feel dressed up even with it on!!
I really want to keep it myself! which I figure is the sign of a good pressie. will she like it? who knows! I do, I think it's a great gift. So off to wrap it up now, an apron for Annie!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

she's gone shirring mad!!

It seems I've gone completely shirring mad!
it is so addictive and everything just looks so
absolutely cute!
There are so many tutorials on how to do it, you really must give it a go!
I plan to have a whole range ready for the Tranquility Fair
in Ocean Grove on Jan 2nd 2010!
be sure to put it on your calendar, and drop by to say hello!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Fishing in the O.G.!

how lucky are we to live in the beautiful coastal town of Ocean Grove
Here is my husband, a wannabe fisherman!!
Nick from Ocean Grove Fishing Charters
took him out the other day to teach him a thing or two!
Here he is with a Mako shark he reeled in along with some snapper and a bag of flathead!
check out Nick's website for more info
or call Nick on 0408 547 542

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

wedding anniversary!!

Happy 9th wedding Anniversary to us!!
looking back through our album wow! how things change.
my gorgeous old vw that was our wedding car, how I remember running it into my sisters car the day before our wedding. (I didnt tell her til she sold hers months later!!)
3 children later, oh, that waist line, I do miss!!
how young we were, what fun we had!
ahhh, cheers to us and the next 9 years!!

a little birdy told me.......

some new birdy hair clips
I've been working on lately.
once again, taking over the dining table!!
lots of new hair clips + accessories are on their way
we are having another open studio december 3rd 11-5pm
be sure to email me if you need more info!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

the ever beautiful Daylesford!

nestled in country vic. is the beautiful township of Daylesford
if your headed for a relaxing (or crazy) girls weekend
this is the place to go!!
taking the time out to actually relax this time,
we visited the lavendula lavender farm.
I couldn't help but fall in love with the place.
It is truely heavenly!

Monday, October 26, 2009

fab giveaway from oz material girls

check it out!! what a great gift pack to win!
well done girls on your 5th birthday!!
lets all eat cake!!

Monday, October 12, 2009



Thursday, September 24, 2009

sugar and spice and all things nice......

these shorts ARE what little girls are made of!

they are the sugar and the spice

available in sz 2-3,4-5,6-7

too gorgeous for words!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

a few free hours on a friday!

with a few free hours up my sleeve,

its time to whip up a few treasures for our open studio event.

its getting closer, only, dare I say it, 3 weeks away.

we are also launching our new label

Plain Frocking Jane

you can have a sneak peak at

our open studio will be held in Ocean Grove
email me

Sunday, September 13, 2009

toy story alien costume for our school concert
for Mr Muscles
Little Mr had to have a turn too!

hope it lasts the week until the concert.
I may have to hide it.
its quite a hit!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

check out my space

just have to show off my huge sewing room!
so very excited by it.
a big thankyou to my wonderful husband for all the cupboards and well for building the whole room really.
now, back to work!

spring has sprung!

it is official, spring is in the air...........
with my eyes forced closed, I was led outside by my little miss
worried to see what may have occured,
screaming with absolute delight,
look mum, look what happened to the tree.
It seems, its been a few days since we ventured into the backyard,
and what was previously bare, has turned into absolute beauty
to see the excitement on her face,
It really is the simple things!!
I do love spring.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

check us out!

check out
the new label from the designers of
5 star, baby! + BOB & MABEL
follow our exciting new adventure
on our blog
our website to come soon!!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

fresh off the press!!

our first order for our new label

Plain Frocking Jane
beautiful organic denim with linen feature
RRP $50
available in Sept. from 'Seababes' Barwon Heads

Friday, August 21, 2009

Tresure Hunt

We are having our first giveaway!!
below you will find a clue,
follow the directions, then head back to my facebook page
have fun!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

your next clue!!

decide which of the hair packs you desire below, pink or red!
now head over to
become a fan if you so desire!!
make a note of what is the very top photo on the page.
be sure to check out the other gorgeous stuff Mandy has on there!!
once you have done that
head back to
to see the last clue.
it will be up tomorrow.
makes it more fun this way!!

treasure hunt photo

Monday, August 17, 2009

Up on the shelf with the old, in with the new!!

Here she is, my old treasured sewing maching.
It was my great grandmothers.
I learnt to sew on this baby!
It is knee operated and truely beautiful
my mum told me she would have it serviced for me,
bring her back to good working cond.
new wiring and a complete overhaul, She will have to wait.
Ive always been blessed with everyones offcasts. in the last 3 years,
I have loved to death 3 sewing machines.
and now I'm onto mums old one, which I'm sure I will also put to rest.
So instead, of having my old banger fixed,my mum, the compulsive shopper,
comes home with this new machine.

can I really be trusted with it?
I am so blown away to be simply given a new machine. I dont know what to say
It will be used everyday, that is a promise!

Friday, August 14, 2009

let them eat cake!
yummo, choc-chip cupcakes,
apple cupcakes
peanut butter + choc. biscuits
this is whats left after 7 children gorged themselves after school today!
so you can imagine how much there was to start with!
you can also imagine how many I ate,
but we will keep that a secret won't we!?!

ok, so I am organising our giveaway for when our facebook fanpage hits 100 fans
the sooner we all recruit, the sooner the giveaway will be on.
you will need to be following here,
or become a fan on
its going to be a good one, so tell all your friends!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

5 star, baby! + BOB & MABEL open studio

we have just ordered our invitations for our annual open studio event!!
come by see our studio, our creations, and meet us!!

be there to help us celebrate the launch of our new label
'Plain Frocking Jane'

details to come.....
in the mean time, check out

cheerio xx

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

more made it specials!!

another project headed to madeit
check it out!!
girly gathered skirt
sz 5-8 $28

Friday, August 7, 2009

sneak peek
available october!!
can you hold on that long?!?

Thursday, August 6, 2009

I so love the 50's
when I came across this one,
I simply couldn't resist the urge to share
enjoy xx

Sunday, August 2, 2009

did you know,
when you give yourself a haircut,
mum will give you a new headband out of the box.
keep that in mind!!
hairdresser of the future

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

here birdie birdie.....

gorgeous birdie tee
available from
right NOW!!
not many left, get in quick!!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

I Madeit!!

here we are, finally I have sorted out myself, amazing I know, I have just listed my first things on
follow my link to my storefront:
I will be enthusiastically listing more each day when I get that spare nanosecond!!
let me know what you think................

Happy Happy Birthday big miss 6

my attempts at cake decorating!

the gorgeous flags given to my 5 star by my gorgeous friend Mandy from
after many attempts, could only manage to photograph this much of the 7m of flags!!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

ready for my Ella to discover all her pressies tomorrow
Happy 6th birthday
gorgeous girl!
gorgeous new summer skirt available sept. from
Seababes in Barwon Heads
email me for orders for the t-shirt
cute printed bird with love heart sewn tail
available in long ($40)or short sleeve($35).
can't wait to give this one to my little 5 star, who is turning 6 tomorrow!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

PLEASE stare at my hair

did someone say hair accessories?!?

gorgeous headbands

button pony tails

alligator hair clips (that hold even the most stubborn hair!)

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Happy Birthday

just had to show off this gorgeous hat I bought for my husband's birthday tomorrow.

I got it from 'Blue Suede Shoes' in Pakington st. Geelong

the most fab. mens wear shop, with the best ever service.

Happy Birthday Pab!

dreaming of summer!!

Here we are, we are freezing, we can't feel our toes, and I am making summer clothes. Its making me feel even colder!! Crazy Lady that I am. here is a peak of what I've been up to.........
these are gorgeous short made from organic cotton from the fabulous jay at

you can also check out my photos on my facebook fan page

Friday, June 26, 2009

my cheeky 5 star babies!
pictured here in designs for summer 09/10
available from
or email
for more info.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

we are very excited to announce a new online stockist of our children's clothing range. be sure to check it out!!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

check out this weeks specials

very limited quantities
first in will be best dressed

email me for more info

new specials coming soon, stay tuned

Saturday, May 23, 2009

wonders why one can never get all the great supplies in the one place. We were all over Melbourne in search of our printing supplies, only to come home and have to have them posted to us anyway! But a fabulous day for us not so Plain Jane country bumpkins!

Great coffee, and FABULOUS company, plus a few more ideas to inspire and keep us from our household duties!!

No more time to chat at present! No more coffee with the girls for a few weeks (boohoo). Time to work.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Facebook | Your Photos - 5 star, baby!

Facebook Your Photos - 5 star, baby!: ""
a big thankyou to Jay from who has featured a skirt on her website that I made for her. It is always nice to know people are happy with their purchases.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Here we go, my first ever blog. what can I say, it's been as mad as ever in our house this week. My lovely husband has been away fishing for the week, great for him!
In the meantime, I've been busily preparing some new ranges for the Wallington Primary School Strawberry Fair on Sunday March 1st. It suddenly dawned on me the other day, Its just over a week away, I need to get a move on. I'm having a market stall there. Please drop by if your in the area.
I will work on getting some photos up of some new ideas as soon as I can work out this whole blog thing!!
I'm not really computer savvy to say the least.