Saturday, October 30, 2010

Dr. Who?

Dr. Seuss, of course! Loads of fun, colour and handmade goodness previewing over at Gossamer Dreams now for an 8pm (QLD time) stocking!

Above is a size 2 'One Groovy Cat' set, and below is a size 1 'Mischief and Mayhem' set. As you can guess, I can't get enough of the red and white striped cuffs! Brilliant stuff, Robert Kaufman!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Time for some more photos.

Now Gossamer Dreams is done and dusted for another month, I thought I'd include some full-sized pics of a couple of the Tigernaut Jeans offerings. Its time to put away the bats and the spiders, and wait patiently for the cute and pretty fabric to arrive for next month's stocking!

While GD went live on Friday night, I was at the Smashing Pumpkins concert at Festival Hall. Fittingly, their last song was called Gossamer :) The rest of the crowd had mixed feelings about their newer material (as did I) but when the older songs came on, the crowd hit the roof. There are no words to explain how incredible it is to be only metres away from a band who have had such a profound effect on your life (and to share that experience with thousands of people who feel the same). Billy Corgan, you're one sublime genius!

Anyhoo, back to the pics!

Fly by Night Shorts set, size 2

Echino Gathered bag with Echino Cobweb Purple fabric.

Ghost Power! Set, size 1.

The 11th Hour skirt set, size 3

Monday, October 11, 2010


Bong! goes the bell in the rickety tower, Twelve times ... that means it's spooky hour!*

Coming up this Friday at Gossamer Dreams we have bats, fairytales and fairies, skulls, ghosts, witches and spiders!

Phantasmagoria is the theme , and I thought I'd quote Lesley's description on the Gossamer Dreams blog to explain:

phan·tas·ma·go·ri·a (fn-tzm-gôr-, -gr-) also phan·tas·ma·go·ry (fn-tzm-gôr, -gr)n. pl. phan·tas·ma·go·ri·as also phan·tas·ma·go·ries1.a. A fantastic sequence of haphazardly associative imagery, as seen in dreams or fever.b. A constantly changing scene composed of numerous elements.2. Fantastic imagery as represented in art.

I can't wait to see what everyone else has been up to - this is going to be a stocking to remember! I've had loads of fun using fabric I wouldn't normally use ... lots of purple, and lots of Echino - perfect!

'Fly by Night' with red Echino bats.

Echino Cobwebs

One groovy ghost!

*From the brilliant Tony Mitton and Guy Parker-Rees' book 'Spookyrumpus' (pub. 2004 by Orchard Books).

Friday, October 1, 2010

Cloth Nappy Hunt prize

Well, the Cloth Nappy Hunt is done and dusted for another year! Its been a blast! Before I knuckle down to (at least) a couple of hours cleaning my sewing room, I will announce the winner of the Tigernaut Jeans Cloth Nappy Hunt prize. (You may remember that anyone who purchased from my website during the hunt was eligible to go in the running for a skirt or pair of shorts or jeans).

The winner is: Karen D'Cunha!

Congratulations Karen - I'll send you an email shortly!

The next time you'll see Tigernaut Jeans is as Gossamer Dreams on Friday 15th October. Our theme this month is Phantasmagoria - a mix of fantasy, supernatural and sci-fi! My fabric has arrived today, and I can't wait to get sewing!