Friday, December 18, 2009

.... ahhh! The year is nearly over!

... and I'd love to extend a ginormous 'thank-you' to all the wonderful people who have supported Tigernaut Jeans since we opened at the beginning of September. Its been an absolute blast - I'm very lucky to be surrounded by such a lovely bunch of people! :D

A huge thank you in particular to the Charity Auction's winning bidder, SusanKP, who helped us raise a whopping $197 for Movember - thank you again for your generous support. Thanks to all of those who bid to help us support such a great cause.

Since finishing the last stocking and the Christmas pre-orders, I've been sewing up a storm for my two little men for summer - I now have a huge pile of shorts and summer PJs! These are my favs - some PJ Pants for the T-Man (who is now a big 2 years old!)

(How could you not feel happy wearing those!)

I've also managed to squeeze out some Christmas gifts for some gorgeous baby girls who have arrived this year. Two teeny Reversible Pinafores, using Bettsy Kingston's pattern - nice and simple (just what my fried brain needs this time of year!)

Pffft! My computer is up to its normal hijinx, and has decided the last photo looks better on its side! (You get the idea though!)

I would love to wish everybody a fantastic festive season and happy New Year - I hope everyone gets a chance to have a bit of much deserved R & R.

PS: I've also started up a brand new Facebook page - you can check it out here!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

New stock and a very special Charity Auction

We have some new stock up in store, as well as a fantastic Charity Auction! This month I am very excited to be joined by Lesley Fletcher of Cherub’s Kiss, who has donated an Auriel featuring Alexander Henry’s Retro Pop print ‘Traffic Jam’, to raise funds for Movember. Also included in the Auction is a size 1 Tigernaut Jeans Shorts set.



Help us support those Aussie blokes who have been growing their mo’s into weird and wonderful shapes to raise awareness for men’s health (specifically prostate cancer and depression). Its an awesome cause – please dig deep in the final week of this fundraiser.

You can see the auction here, and get the low-down on Movember on the link below.

Monday, November 16, 2009

We have a winner! :)

Congrats to the winner of our little comp - Sarah. P - I will email you shortly for your address, so I can send out your prize! (Pictured above)

The fabric cuts featured in the competition were sent to be tie dyed by Miranda at Funky Tie-Dye, then turned into pockets for our stocking next week! The shorts will come with matching tie-dyed t-shirts - so cute, and very funky! I was totally blown away by the colours when I opened the package! Thanks Miranda :)

I have taken a pic - however it absolutely refuses to co-operate! If anyone knows how to rotate photos on Blogger, please let me know! *Blush*


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Pocket power!

I thought I'd take a pic of the pockets I've been making over the last couple of days. I'm slowly adjusting to ironing in 35 degree heat!

I've spent today sewing half of them onto shorts for our next stocking in roughly 2 weeks! I hope to have around 12 outfits ready, as well as 1 outfit for a very exciting charity auction!

Thanks for all the entries in the competition so far - keep them coming!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Just for fun ... a little competition!

Hmmm ... what could these be?

I have a 3-pack of fluffy red sherpa wipes to give away! (They're a remnant, and the fluffiest sherpa I've ever seen!) Let me know in as much detail as possible, what the items in the above photo will look like once they're finished. Please email your answers to me at tigernautjeans (at) gmail (dot) com.

The competition will be open until midnight Monday 16th November '09, and I will draw it the following day. If a number of people have guessed it correctly, I'll put those names in a random generator to draw the competition. I'll notify the winner via email, as well as publishing it here. Good luck!

Oh! And one last thing! In an effort to clear remaining stock before our next stocking in a couple of weeks, I have discounted everything remaining in store to 15% off until midnight Saturday 7th November. Happy shopping!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Just a couple of customs I've finished up today :)

This set is ready for a swap with an awesome WAHM :) The pockets and cuffs feature Alexander Henry's Canyon Flutter Pink - a gorgeous new fabric that almost looks like it has been hand painted in parts.

And these are for a little man on his way up! The pockets feature (of course!) Echino Scooters Aqua.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


We've been hearing news in Melbourne of rain in other parts of the country (particularly Tassie), and now we're seeing some of our own. After so many years of drought, its blissful to hear rain on the roof again - lets hope there's lots more to come. This is a photo of the gorgeous Cherry Plum tree in our backyard.

The kids and I are slowly adjusting to rainy days inside - something I've rarely encountered in my (almost) four years of being a parent. Off to the library for a stack of new books today!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Coming up ...

I have two random listings almost ready to go up, featuring my favourite fabric designer - Etsuko Furuya. I'm just waiting on t-shirts to arrive so I can make them into sets :)

I can assure you there will be lots more Etsuko Furuya coming up - his imagery and colours are so striking and beautiful - its hard not to be swept up in his designs. They lend themselves perfectly to children's clothing - particularly denim.

Size 1 shorts featuring Etsuko Furuya's Echino Scooter Aqua.

Size 0 shorts featuring Etsuko Furuya's Echino Migratory Bird Pink.

At the moment I'm finishing up some pre-orders and customs, then as soon as that's done, size 2 testing will begin. I'm really looking forward to starting - I can't wait to upsize!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Hello again housework!

Well, the September nappy hunt is done and dusted! Congratulations to all hunters - I'm in awe of your patience! Best of luck with the prize draws :)

Congratulations also to berniebabe, who won our first Tigernaut Jeans lottery - she will receive a free pair of jeans featuring Jennifer Moore’s funky Monaluna Metro Market Apples print. Thanks to all who entered - I definitely have more lotteries planned for the future.

On the sewing front, I've just finished my first custom pair of pink cord Tigernaut Jeans! As much as I love my denim, it was such a delight to sew with such bright colours.

PS: The 15% hunter's discount has been extended until midnight this Sunday, 4th October. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Summer is here!

A bit of a belated post, but the start of our summer stock is up! Its been a lot of fun making these shorts with some great summery prints - I can't wait until the warm weather starts in earnest.

Next week I'll be putting up some semi-custom pre-orders, so you can make the most of your Nappy Hunters discount before September ends!

Happy Hunting for those still on the lookout for icons - only 8 days to go! :)

Dino Stomp

Zoo Cool

... and Talking Mushrooms - (my apologies for this photo refusing to sit up the right way!)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Summer goodies on their way :D

I've been finalizing fabric selections for our summer sets, and thought I'd post a couple of sneak peaks! I can promise you that these shorts look great over baby leggings - my youngest has been relying on these to keep his legs warm while modeling for me in our freezing Melbourne Spring! Our shorts (unless otherwise specified) are made from a butter-soft 100% cotton denim - cool and breathable - perfect for warm weather!

For the girls :)

... and a cheeky monkey!

And ... last but not least ... pink cord! (Thanks to the suggestion of two Nappy Addicts :)) I pounded the pavement between Melbourne's fabric warehouses on Saturday only to be told I'd never find pink cord this season! Well - pink cord drought or not, I managed to find some on my last stop for the day! Its 100% cotton and gorgeous - a beautiful bright, vibrant colour. I also picked up some deep purple and baby blue - I'm looking forward to getting it washed and sewn up :)

Saturday, August 29, 2009

I think I'd like a pair of these!

Our mini-stocking is up and previewing, ready for Tuesday morning! I think this pair is my favourite - now I've just got to work out how to make a pair in my size! :D



Thursday, August 20, 2009

Nappy Hunt Fever is Here!

Registration is now underway for The Great Cloth Nappy Hunt!

In short, nappy hunters have one month (from September 1st) to find the Diaper Decision icon hidden in each of the 150 Cloth Nappy Hunt sponsor sites. Its a lot of fun, very addictive, a great way to learn about modern cloth nappies, and other fantastic WAHP-made products.

We are delighted to be sponsoring the Hunt for the first time, and will be offering a 15% discount to all Nappy Hunters, as well as a free Tigernaut Jeans lottery :D

Be sure to register here at Diaper Decisions!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

New labels!

Our new labels arrived a couple of weeks ago, so I've been having fun testing where to put them on our jeans. I think this will be my final decision! I started snapping pics of our little one playing in the backyard, but the rain would not co-operate, so it was a quick photo shoot! :)

Friday, August 7, 2009

Welcome :D

Welcome to the Tigernaut Jeans blog! Stay tuned for some sneak peaks of new products, stocking updates, a bit of gossip and hopefully many pics of my beloved fabric ;-)

I will be launching my webstore with some fantastic new stock on the 1st of September in conjunction with The Great Cloth Nappy Hunt. Be sure to check it out!

See you soon!