Thursday, September 30, 2010

My Creative Space - more bonnets!

Bonnets, bonnets everywhere!!

My journey down Bonnet Lane has continued these past two weeks. I thought my design was quite final, but now I know there was a little more room for improvement and have added a soft elastic back to provide a little extra shape and comfort for babe.
So here it is, the final product - how adorable is this little bonnet!! Oh and the model is such a dream, well a teething monster at the moment actually. Can you believe an 11 month old can cut a molar!!!
Now we've been wearing our little bonnets almost every day and we are getting quite a few compliments and requests from others for one of their own. Up until recently I hadn't been selling garments anymore but, if there's anything that will change your mind, its people asking to buy an item off your daughters head!
Just last week at the park two dads seperately came and spoke to me about little Adele's bonnet! How awesome is that! I mean a dad, a man! My husband would never speak to another mum at a park, let alone inquire about an item of clothing!!
So you may notice, from the right of the screen, that I'm now selling these lovely bonnets. They can be made in three sizes (0-6 months, 6-12 months and 12-24 months) and can be custom ordered - some people prefer a nuetral side, like the stone linen blend bonnets and some prefer bold fabric. They're not cheap, but they are fully reversible, so you are getting two bonnets in one, which I think is pretty good value.
So there you are, I'm selling again and not too soon. You see, my finger 'accidentally slipped' on the QuiltHome website this morning and I may have 'accidentally' purchased a bunch of Anna Maria Horner fabric on sale - 25% off - woo hoo!! Clearly she is my favourite fabric designer - I can't wait till  her Innocent Crush line is released in voile later this year - I have plans, oh yes! I have plans!
So does your little one need an awesome little wardrobe addition like a little betty bonnet? Do you have any friends having babies right now? They'd make a perfect gift...... alright end now.

For more creative spaces, if its being played today, head over to Kirsty's....

20 comments:

  1. I love your bonnets! Such lovely compliments when people ask about them, and want to buy them.
    I would wear one too :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Adorable... and love the fabrics. You've nailed it!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Cute bonnets! Sometimes word of mouth and 'advertising' on your daughters head is the best advertising! Hope you get some sales soon. I love Voile!

    ReplyDelete
  4. They are very cute. Of course a perfect thing to start making just before summer. Oh to have little girls....I guess I do have girls to give presents to though...hmmm.

    ReplyDelete
  5. They look adorable on your sweet little model. I think that bonnets are beautiful for little ones.:)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Totally cute!
    My fingers do that accidental fabric ordering thing too ....!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Gorgeous and what a cute model!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oh yes Miss Isobel needs one of those! I shall go on and purchase :-)

    ReplyDelete
  9. lol @ peeps wanting to buy them off her cute wee head! (Understandable though - ADORABLE!)

    ReplyDelete
  10. very cute bonnets and model! It's such a great feeling when people admire your work. hope you can keep up with the orders. they'd be great xmas gifts too.

    ReplyDelete
  11. What a great idea! The bonnets will look grogeous in the new Anna Maria Horner fabric.....good thing your finger slipped!

    ReplyDelete
  12. what a cutie!! i love bonnets and these are just sooooo adorable!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Sweet bonnes and I can't believe Adele is a monster. The red one is my favourite!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Oh, they're so sweet! Any chance of matching mother-daughter ones? :)

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for leaving a comment. I love reading them, but don't always have the time to respond. Please email me if you have a pressing question :)