HAPPY NEW YEAR

Hello my lovely’s!!! Hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and a great time seeing the New Year in.  I will be taking a little break from Bits & Bobs 4 Bubs to have some quality time with my little fam bam but thought I would just feel you all in on what will be happening in 2015.

First thing’s first, have you signed up to my fortnightly/monthly newsletter.  If not head on over to my Facebook page and do so now.  Why? do you ask, well I will be having subscriber only deals and giveaways.

I have a lot of ideas that I will be rolling out this year and I will be needing product testers and giveaways, special discounts and free postage throughout the year.

I will also be sharing a lot more of what happens in my little sewing room and sharing some tutorials and tips as well.

So I look forward to sharing with you all later this month with the first giveaway to happen at the end of January.

Be safe, enjoy the school holidays!!!!

Jennifer xx

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Bowerbird Boutique Oxley

Back in September I was very fortunate to have been able to rent a little space at Bowerbird Boutique in Oxley.  If you haven’t heard of it or haven’t visited yet you are definitely missing out on all the beautiful handmade goodies inside.  On my first visit I was so overwhelmed with so much talent there was to find and I just wanted to go home and hit the sewing table.  And I didn’t leave empty handed either.

picture from Bowerbird
picture from Bowerbird
bowerbird boutique
Bowerbird boutiuqe

I have a few of my new gift sets available there for purchase for bubs first Christmas.  Not only does it have a reusable calico bag with a snowflake appliqued on the front, but inside there is a Christmas bib, burp cloth and bubs very own miniature Christmas stocking ornament.

Mini Christmas stockings available in the gift sets
Mini Christmas stockings available in the gift sets
bib, burp cloth and mini Christmas stocking
bib, burp cloth and mini Christmas stocking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas flower print gift set
Christmas flower print gift set
Christmas bauble print gift set
Christmas bauble print gift set

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snowflake applique on front of gift set calico bag
Snowflake applique on front of gift set calico bag
calico gift bag
calico gift bag

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have you payed a visit yet.  Would love to know what was your favorite find?

Jennifer xx

 

 

 

Junior Made It

Good morning lovely’s hope you all had a wonderful weekend and managed to survive the heat if you are here in Qld.  Today I thought I would share some of the great handmade items you can purchase from the Junior Made It sellers.

10 pack of yellow butterfly gift tags from Happy Day Handmade
10 pack of yellow butterfly gift tags from
Happy Day Handmade
Inspirational tags from 2 Little Light Bulbs
Inspirational tags from
2 Little Light Bulbs
Small white wish jar from Coco Cooie
Small white wish jar from
Coco Cooie

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silver Plated Kokeshi and Spots Cabochon Bracelet from love it
Silver Plated Kokeshi and Spots Cabochon Bracelet
from Love it
Fairy Happy Birthday card from butterfly creations
Fairy Happy Birthday card from butterfly creations
Dinosaur birthday card from Polka Dot Cupcake
Dinosaur birthday card from Polka Dot Cupcake

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy shopping,

Jennifer xxx

 

Handmade Christmas Ideas from Made It

I thought I would share some great gift ideas from a few sections from Homewares on Made It today!

Single Bed Doona Cover, Pillowcase & Cushion
Single Bed Doona Cover, Pillowcase & Cushion from darcey & grace 
Kids Blue and Red Ajustable Apron from Little Poompkins
Kids Blue and Red Ajustable Apron from
Little Poompkins
Concrete Plant Pot/Candle Holder Trio from Meraki By Design
Concrete Plant Pot/Candle Holder Trio
from Meraki By Design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crochet Face Cloth, Cotton set of 3 in Citrus from Boutique Creations
Crochet Face Cloth, Cotton set of 3 in Citrus
from Boutique Creations
Raindrop wall hanging, dream catcher in pinks
Raindrop wall hanging, dream catcher in pinks from Simmone Star
FABRIC STORAGE TRAY Madison Black Damask (20 x 15 x 12.5cm)
FABRIC STORAGE TRAY Madison Black Damask (20 x 15 x 12.5cm) from
Anne Marie

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Christmas Shopping, support handmade!!!!

Jennifer xx

Made It Christmas Finds

Lets support handmade this Christmas by purchasing a beautiful handmade gift.  I will be sharing a collection of great ideas from Made It up until Christmas that either Made It or myself has put together with links to the individual shops.

So first off I thought I would share the gorgeous 44 Days to  Christmas ideas on Made It.com.au page today!

 

Felt Ball Garland - Christmas Decoration  from Indi & Frey
Felt Ball Garland – Christmas Decoration from Indi & Frey
Christmas Tree Fabric Storage Tub  from Pumpkin Pie Creations
Christmas Tree Fabric Storage Tub from Pumpkin Pie Creations
christmas deer girl doll from joyfoolery
Christmas Deer Girl Doll from Joyfoolery
Christmas Penguin Bunting from Plushka
Christmas Penguin Bunting from Plushka

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coiled fabric trivets set of 2 from Basket Case
Coiled fabric trivets set of 2 from Basket Case
Christmas Wreath Decoration from One Pear
Christmas Wreath Decoration from One Pear
Felt Ball Garland from Indi & Frey
Felt Ball Garland from Indi & Frey
One pair Christmas snoozing gnomes  from Pink Pennants
One pair Christmas snoozing gnomes from Pink Pennants

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.madeit.com.au/Main/Item?itemId=892167
Vintage White Doily Ornaments from 1000 Pretty things
Fabric Basket from Syd and Me
Fabric Basket from Syd and Me
5 Christmas Star Decorations from Springwood Porcelain
5 Christmas Star Decorations from Springwood Porcelain
Origami Christmas Stars from Salty & Son Trading Co
Origami Christmas Stars from Salty & Son Trading Co

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Shopping!!!!

Jennifer xx

New!!!!! Trolley Mat

Its been a while since I have been on the blog and I thought what a great way to get back into posting then introducing my new product, The Trolley Mat!!!!.  I actually designed and made one of these for my little man instead of using a trolley cover.

trolley mat/cover
newly designed trolley mat/cover

I was after something that would fit in my nappy bag and wasn’t necessarily to prevent germs  but so that his ride in the trolley was a comfortable one.    As you can see I still have to cut out the leg holes and the seatbelt anchors but they will be listed and available later on today.

owl print trolley mat/cover
owl trolley mat/covers

To fold the liner all you need to do is fold it in half and then roll it up.  At the top of the liner there is an elastic band that you use to keep it rolled.  It also has plastic snaps so that you can easily secure it to the trolley.

elastic to secure mat
elastic to secure mat
fold liner in half
fold liner in half
roll mat to the top where elastic is to secure
with elastic at the top end away from you, roll the mat all the way to the end
wrap elastic around mat to secure
wrap elastic around the rolled up mat to secure

Here is my little man showing of the original mat that I made for his shopping trolley rides.  As you can see it is also a perfect fit for the trolleys with both a capsule and toddler seat.

original trolley mat
Ethan modeling his trolley mat
view from behind
view of the cover/mat from behind

 

Would love to know what your think!

Jennifer

 

Baby Carrier Hoodie

I recently had a custom order from a lovely lady for drool/suck pads for her Ergo baby carrier which reminded me that I had an idea months in my notebook for a cover that goes over your carrier with a hood that rolls down into a pocket for when not in use.

It came from seeing so many mum’s and dad’s walking around the markets and shops with their little one covered with a blanket to keep the sun off of them.  I still have my carrier and put a call out to all my lovely followers to help me with some measurements.

And so here is what I have come up with:

baby carrier with hood
baby carrier with hood
baby carrier cover
baby carrier cover
back of baby carrier and hood
back of baby carrier and hood
front of cover with hood
front of cover with hood

 

What do you think? This secures with snaps and the hood rolls down into a pocket for when not in use.  I would love to have a lovely follower/customer to test this out for me and provide feedback and all you have to do is send me an email at info.bitsandbobs@gmail.com.  I will select one lucky person and email them next week (open to Australian and NZ residents only).

Jennifer xx

Gift bag

Here it is, my gift bag for the gift sets.  What do you think.  I have a great appreciation for the lovely people out there that do free motion sewing.

calico gift bag
new gift bag for the gift sets

Love the baby feet.  Had to keep in with my theme and thought it turned out quite cute really lol. This will be listed at the Made It stores this week with more to follow in the Etsy store.

baby feet applique
cute little baby feet applique

Jennifer xx

 

Gift sets

gift sets
new gifts sets coming this week to bits & bobs 4 bubs

Finally I’m getting somewhere with my new gift sets.  Its been a bit of a process with a few interruptions and allowing time for some lovely ladies to help me out and test a few products, but I’m really happy with what I have come up with.  I have a few different sets, all come with a bib & burp cloth and a set of nursing pads for mum but I also have a few that have scratch mittens and crochet beanie & booties set.

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I have also been working on a Christmas gift set as well that comes with a bib & burp cloth and a little Christmas stocking.  All I have left to do now is the wrapping.  This has been one of the reasons for the delay as I workout how I would like to present my items.  I have looked at boxes and hamper baskets but have finally decided on something a little bit cute and that is reusable.  So Stay tuned!!!!!

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Jennifer xx

Work in progress

I am slowly getting the pieces of my new gift packs together but the want be ready for release this week.  But I am really happy with how they are coming together.  I thought I would should you my new item I have been working on that will be included in the gift pack, scratch mittens for newborns.

gift sets in progress
New gift sets in progress

They have a lovely cotton print on the outside and suede cloth that is so lovely and soft in the inside.

scratch mittens for newborns
scratch mittens for newborns

There are lots more on the sewing table but it’s time to hit the hay so I will share a little more soon.

scratch mittens for newborn

Jennifer xx