Saturday, August 13, 2011

Gossamer Dreams - ‘Love’.

One year ago, I was plunged into the world of Gossamer Dreams - a collaboration of work-at-home Mums (WAHMs) who stock an online store once a month. I felt blessed to join these warm-hearted women, and have since embarked on an amazing journey of friendship and creative exploration.

Gossamer Dreams is an opportunity for us to break away from our WAHM business, and make whatever we are passionate about at that moment. It is an escape, a chance to be whimsical and push our artistic boundaries.

Over the year, my enthusiasm has only grown. I still love seeing everyone else’s interpretation of the monthly theme, I still get an adrenaline rush when our products go live and I love reading the comments on our Facebook page. The excitement and support of our customers is the fuel that motivates us
each month.

The theme for our stocking this Monday is ‘Love’ – and we’ll be sharing our favourite fabrics, patterns and techniques. We have a huge compliment of guest WAHMs join us for our first anniversary, showcasing an amazing array of talent.

See you tomorrow - Monday 15th of August, 2011 – 9am AEST for previews, and 8pm AEST for the stocking.

The regular Gossamer Dreams gang is: Lesley from Cherub’s Kiss, Stacey from Outrageous, Susannah from Parrot Pants, Kylie from Earth Child, and of course me – Claire from Tigernaut Jeans.

Our sensational guesties for August are: Mel from Beetlebums, Donna from Riverside Dolls, Ali from Bumnround, Chris from Baby Bullfrogs, Margo from The Climbing Tree, Alysha from Inkidink, Nat from Moederkip, Anna from Howie and Charlie, Tracee from Whizz Kidz, Michelle from Poppy, Beans and Bloss, Liz from Cherish Designs, Sara from Willow and Moo and Sandy from Hobgoblin House.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

The Smurfs!

We all caught a glimpse of the cheeky blue-skinned folk at our surprise Gossamer Dreams stocking on Friday night. Below I've included some of the items I had for sale.

Also, stay tuned for our normal Gossamer Dreams stocking time this Friday (15th July), themed 'Flights of Fancy'. We have some tremendous guest WAHMs lined up, including Alysha from Inkidink, Sarah from Sunshine and Lollipops, Donna from Riverside Dolls and Tracee from Whizz Kidz.

As usual, items will be previewing from 9am (AEST) and will be live for sale at 8pm (AEST). See you there!

Pink Smurf pencil case (pattern by Hyperart)

Size 2 Papa Smurf Shorts Set

A collaboration between the gorgeous Lesley from Cherub's Kiss and I! This is one of the fantastic new Cherub's Kiss pockets, teamed with a Tigernaut Jeans t-shirt.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

A Smurfy Giveaway!

This fabric is too cute for words! Before I unleash this fabric at Tigernaut, I think I definitely need to have a giveaway! To win a free pair of jeans or shorts with Smurf fabric, please leave a comment here!

Once you've entered, its also a great idea to email me at tigernautjeans (at) with your blogger username, so I am able to contact you if you are the winner (your email address will not be used for any other purpose).

The giveaway will finish on midnight Thursday 26th May, and will be drawn randomly on the following day. Good luck!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

a+ Skirts

Over summer I lived in a bunch of a+ Skirts, from Make it Perfect. As much as I loved my summer skirts, they just won't stand up to a Melbourne winter, so it was time to make a new batch.

Due to the heavy fabric I've used for colder weather (and not being a tall person) I have brought the 'A' shape in a little. As you can see, I'm addicted to this pattern - its fantastically versatile. I have just used the basic version, however there are other options and embellishments including pockets, lace and buttons.

Organic denim with Pippijoe's 'Orchard' print.

Organic denim panel and (believe it or not!) Ikea fabric for the body!

Bettina Liano denim body with the gorgeous Saffron Craig's Magical Lands at the base.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Welcome to Wonderland ...

I thought I'd pop up some peeks of tonight's Gossamer Dreams stocking :) The theme is 'Welcome to Wonderland', which is everything whimsical and fairytale.

We have some stunning work from guest WAHMs Pint, Willow and Moo, Baby Bullfrogs, Hobgoblin House and earthchild. All stock will go live at 8pm AEST tonight!

Size 4 Little Red Riding Hood Marieke Skirt.

Size 2 Fairytale Jeans set

Size 1 Peter Pan and the Lost Boys Jeans set.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Farmyard Adventure ... part 2

This is the other half of the RoarKiss 'Farmyard Adventure' collaboration from this month's Gossamer Dreams. Check out the Cherub's Kiss blog for the matching nappies :)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

And the winner is ...

Random number 11 .... Anna from Howie & Charlie! Congratulations!

Please send me at email at tigernautjeans (at) with you address so I can send your prize out to you! :D

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Girly give-away!

Being a Mum to 2 boys, I need some goss on what girls love to wear!

I have up for grabs a pair of size 2 Tigernaut Jeans made in a gorgeous Sevenberry fine cord, with pink Matryoshka pockets.

To enter, simply tell me what you'd like to see for girls from Tigernaut Jeans this year (winter or summer). Do you want to see more jeans? Or more skirts? Which fabrics and prints do you prefer? I'd love to hear!

I'll draw the winner at 9pm (Vic time/AEDT) on Sunday night :D

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Call for size 3 Testers!

Finally the size 3 testers are ready! (Remind me to never plan sewing projects again in the school holidays!)

I'm on the search for reliable and honest testers! The tester jeans are ready to post, and the testing period will run for 2 weeks after they're received. Although testers are full length jeans, they are made with light weight denim (considering we're in the height of summer!)

If you are interested, please send an email to: tigernautjeans (at) by 8pm tomorrow night (Monday 31st Jan).

Please let me know in your email:

- Which size clothing your child is mainly wearing at the moment.
- Whether you child is toilet training (or able to try the jeans with both cloth nappies and undies).
- Whether you own a pair of size 2 Tigernaut Jeans shorts or jeans (for comparison). (Although I understand this may not be possible).

Thank you in advance for your help!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Marieke Skirts ... and Gossamer Dreams

When I found out our Gossamer Dreams theme was 'Eden', no fabric better summed it up than Kristen Doran's 'Peacock Garden', which features sprawling flowers, and beautifully detailed peacocks (pictured above). I wanted to show it off as best I could, and after lots of scribbling and experimenting, I came up with the Marieke Skirt. It is fully lined, and made from the softest and lightest denim you'll ever find. The decorative panel extends the full width of the front panel, and when the wearer moves, you can see more of the fabric.

I hope you like it! I have 3 for sale at tonights Gossamer Dreams - stocking at 8pm EST.

Peacock Garden

Scandinavian Trees

I'm also very excited to have collaborated with Mel from Beetlebums to create a matching Scandinavian Trees set of a gorgeous (as always!) Beetlebums Pocket Nappy and size 2 Tigernaut Jeans shorts set. All proceeds will go to flood relief, and the auction bidding begins at 8pm tonight.