Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Its almost launch time here at Little Lizzies and soon you will be able to buy our wonderfully unique and funky knitted accessories for you and your kids. A big thanks must go out to Suzan and Amy @ Little Kiwis Nest for providing a beautiful website for selling lots of lovely stuff…… its NZ’s answer to Etsy! So it wont be long now until instead of coming soon you will see LAUNCH LAUNCH…YAY!
Things are busy here at the moment trying to get new designs made and photographed plus trying to fit in coffees with friends before I get busy and not just with Little Lizzies. Next term we begin planning in earnest for our big School Gala Day next year and as its in early March we have to start planning soon……….. The Gala Day looks exciting with plans to get some piglets and have races, it should be lots of fun!!
Stay tuned for our launch…….will think of some interesting promos/contests/giveaways to coincide with it.
P.S check out the fan page for some more quirky designs and don’t forget our current giveaway…..there is only 11 days left in the month to reach 250 fans to win!
Thursday, August 13, 2009
I enjoy being able to help out at school, whether it be on the fundraising committee, parent helping on trips or helping out with costumes at production time! Just recently I have helped out at the school sausage sizzle, money from which helps subsidise the end of year class trips and next term we are about to start planning our end of year Xmas Picnic and School Gala Day for next year…… which will hopefully be just as popular as last year, especially if we can get some piglets to race! But we also like to show the teachers and the rest of the school staff that we appreciate everything they do for our kids, and so this year we started the Fairy Godmother programme, where each week a teacher would be shown a random act of kindness, whether it be home cooked meal, baking, vouchers for a massage etc and the teachers are loving it, with many finding there ROAK, arrives when they really need it. I’m in the process of planning my gift for my ROAK, not so random really as its for my daughters Teacher Aide and I’ve been waiting for her name to come up. She has been with my daughter since she started school and does so much for her from buying birthday presents to providing rewards for her good behaviour at school… so now its our turn. I’m busy knitting up one of my ponchos for her (hopefully the pattern adapts ok) in lovely Storm Grey and Mauve colours……. Do you ever do anything random for your teachers at school, even just a thank you card or flowers from the garden, it might just make there day!
Don’t forget the August Giveaway on the Fan Page
Will one of your friends be our
Will we get there before the end of August?
A Second Random Draw will happen if we do
It might just be You!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
……and with it comes the summer wardrobe! What better to add to your children’s wardrobes this year than one of our funky knitted accessories!
This is one of my latest creations, perfect for sunny days over a sundress to keep the sun off the shoulders!
This one is a size 6–9yrs and is a Retro Style Cotton/Viscose blend yarn.
It is shown on a size 8/9 yrs (approx) tailors form, and will drape a little bit differently for a younger child. While the size states 6-9 yrs, it can be worn by an older child as long as they can still get it over their head….again it will drape slightly differently from how it is shown here, but this does allow for longer use of the garment!
……..All the birthday parties here are now finished for the year…yay!! My youngest has now been at school for a week and is loving it! I am having some very lovely me time and are slowly reorganising the house….starting with my girls room. So far I have sorted out their clothes and reorganised their books, the next task will be to sort out their toys!
………FAN PAGE GIVEAWAY!!!
Next fan page giveaway will be too our 250th fan and if we get there before the end of August I might just do a random draw as well!!
Thursday, August 6, 2009
My daughter has been enjoying here first few days at school and has settled in just as if she had always being going..... though I suppose with two older siblings it probably feels that way at times. The bonus is that she comes home and does here homework by herself without too much fuss.....now if she could only teach the older two how to do this and life would be soo much easier.
This weekend see's party number 2 happen....yep thats right I have kids with birthdays close together, 4 days between them to be precise. At least this party is way better organised, the 6/7yr old girls are going to be making badges, friendship bracelets and singing their little hearts ou with disney sing it..... think sing star but with all those trendy tweeny disney songs that are around at the moment., if you know who the Jonas Brothers, Hannah Montanna and the kids from Camp Rock then you will understand! It might drive us insane but no doubt the girls will have a blast! The cake is baked just got to decorate it tomorrow with lots of glittery icing, to get that whole rockstar effect!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
At the moment I'm trying to be organised and have began putting ideas down for the next lot of competitons to be run through the Fan Page and also the Blog. So far I'm thinking of doing competitons/giveaways for the following things (just rememeber these are just ideas at the moment!):
- 250 Facebook Fans
- Xmas Giveaway (possible a dress/shrug or waistcoat/pants)
- The launch of Little Lizzies
- ........need more ideas!
Actually I need to tell my mind not to keep coming up with more ideas, its getting pretty crowded in their and need to concentrate!
I have been making or should that be creating more ponchos/capelets/accessories....somedays I don't know what to call some of them, as they seem to just be more organic in creation rather than by design, so if you something you like grab it, as I may not be able to create another one on demand......lol..... I just aim for something and sometimes it just doesn't lend itself towards the intial idea and morphs into something else, but its much more exciting that way!
I will post some photos of the new stuff soon, just got to get more batterries for the camera!
Don't forget if you see something on the fan page that you like say so..... some of it is even available to be sold, so just ask! Also don't forget to introduce your friends to the wonderful world of Little Lizzies!!
Monday, August 3, 2009
My youngest daughter starts school tomorrow and then begins some much needed me time, though knowing me, it wont be a lot of sitting around doing nothing.....I always need to be doing something. I have started thinking of all the things that I could do, like catch up on some reading, getting the vege garden ready, make some clothes for my kids rather than to sell and sort out my cupboards and if I get really bored I can always make a start on sorting out the garage......we'll see. No doubt the first few days I will either flounder round the house looking lost or will be out walking and looking around the shops and will probably spend sometime trying out all the cafes (especially if they have yummy cakes on offer).