Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year

There were many hurdles in 2009 but I am glad to say we got over them all.
Thankyou to all our customers, suppliers, stockists, followers, friends and family.

Happy New Year!!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Summer Sale

Do you love a sale?
Love to feel like the cat that got the cream??
Well we at Brusselsprouts are having a summer sale!
25% off everything in store all you have to do is use the code TWEET at the checkout.
 Happy shopping.....

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New Melbourne Stockist

We have a new stockist la compagnie des petits , Winter '10 will be available from March 1st.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Things that make you go hhmmmm.....

So I'm having a wander around etsy and I stumble upon this, on closer inspection I discover it is an applique template of a lighthouse (not a phallic symbol) so if you are in the market for one it can be purchased here 

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Turkey Lurkey

Today I cook the turkey because it is finally under 40 degrees!!!! We went a bit mad on the size of turkey we bought, as its our first Christmas in our own home my husband wanted all the trimmings. Which is great if you are the one not doing the trimming. Because it will only be ourselves and the two boys I decided to only do the one meat, this meant that Brennan wanted the largest bird on the market so we are now the proud owners of a 7.3kg turkey. I have no idea how long this will take to cook in our crap oven, as an example lasagne takes 2hours so I am thinking it should just be about ready Christmas morning............

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Summer Lovin'

Its hot in Kalgoorlie, its darn hot, over 40 degrees everyday and its only going to get hotter! The watermelon is in the fridge, the paddling pool is filling up and the fruit juice iceblocks are slowly hardening in the freezer. You have just got to love an Aussie summer. When the mid morning heat starts to hit we go back indoors and colour in using the fantastic and free printable designs from this blog . You can also submit your own designs, a great activity for the kids or yourself. Have fun :)

Friday, December 18, 2009

Kreative Blogger Award

Last month I received two Kreative Blogger awards, one from the lovely Mayka of Little Rose whose little girls t shirts are just divine, I especially love the Rapunzel. The second was from Carli of Minilala who has the most gorgeous baby photos for her nappy covers. Thankyou both so much and I am very, very, very sorry it has taken me so long to post!!

Now there are the rules to follow and I am going to cheat here and do them just the once...
1. Copy the award picture and post on your blog.... as seen above
2. Thank the person (or peoples in this case) and link to their blog...with pleasure
3.Write 7 things about yourself we dont know.....

1. I peel my peaches because I dont like the fluffy skin
2. I hate doing the dishes and somethimes leave them till the next day
3. I'm scared of spiders
4. I am 36
5. I sometimes feel 26
6. I probably look 46
7. I never return my library books on time

4.Choose 7 other bloggers to pass the award to.......... looking,looking!
5. Link to those 7 other bloggers...........

1. Chunky Chooky
2. My One Brown Mouse
3. I Love Stitches
4. Little Bird Decor
5. Sweet Emmelie
6. A Little Bird Told Me
7. Red Possum

6. Let those 7 bloggers know........ done & dusted!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Op Shop Find

I love op shopping and found this for $6, I just couldnt pass it up and it is now spray painted white and living in my sewing room, bright orange fluffy cover and all....fabulous!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Stand Back & Take Stock

I was browsing through some vintage photos today and came across these ones. This lady's name is or should I say was Florence Thompson , age 32, a migrant pea picker and mother of seven and the photo is dated 1933. I love these sorts of photos, they always make me stop and just appreciate my modern life and I have such respect for these women who just got on with things because I doubt I could do it...

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Look into My Crystal Ball...

Last night it happened... in the middle of the night.... it was perfect..... an entire collection.....  I saw it all.... I knew exactly what to make out of the half kilometre of fabric I crazily bought.... I blissfully go back to sleep.... I awake and it is all forgotten.......did it happen... was it just a dream...... what the heck am I to do with all this fabric....

Now is it just me or does that look like a man in drag????

Thursday, December 10, 2009


What a great day so far, the kids are at day care (I love Thursdays!!), there were sales in my inbox this morning, new winter orders from retailers, I have lost 2kg and my little blog now has 50 followers, WOOHOO!!!! Hope everyone else has a great day too ;)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Autumn/Winter '10 Orders

Our Autumn/Winter range is set for release March 1st and we are taking orders up to December 21st. If you are interested in stocking Brusselsprouts and would like a catalogue and price list please contact Victoria for more info at

Monday, December 7, 2009

Light at the End of my Hallway

This is a photo of our hallway when we first bought our house in February, unfortunately I didnt get the light fitting in the shot which was hideous. It consisted of 8 seperate lightbulbs in their own glass floral bulb like things and was apricot in colour with stencilled brown flowers. (Knowing my luck it was probably worth a fortune and I gave it to the electrician.) Nonetheless it did not match the bottle green wall paper surround or the nicotine yellow walls so it just had to go. It has taken 9months of painting while the boys slept usually I got 20mins a day but I can see the end in sight. My dear husband had to paint the ceiling (its 14 foot and I am scared of heights) but the rest was done by yours truly and I am pretty happy with the results so far...

All the walls in our house are tin and have got dented and buckled over the last 100years but I love them, all I need to do now is paint the doors at the end and find some nice door handles. Then I will finish the front door which to my husbands horror I painted black...... here's a sneak peek, I just love my door handle!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Tutorials for your Free Scraps

Photo courtesy of sewmamsew

Thankyou to everyone who contacted me for free scraps, I have emptied out one tub of fabric and one of wool! I stil have lots more so please contact me if you want some, and thankyou to all of those who paid for postage it was a lovely gesture. If you need some ideas for what to do with those scraps follow this link where you will find free tutorials, one for everyday of the month from October 2009. I am a big fan of the sewmamasew blogs and once you click through you will see why. Dont forget to send me a photo, I cant wait to see what everyone comes up with.

Friday, December 4, 2009

A Fantastic Handmade Gift Guide

If you love handmade then this is the gift guide for you, a fantastic online guide that you can refer to all year round! Kate from Please Eloise came up with the concept and it looks fantastic! Then the very talented Nykie from Noo Creative was kind enough to design the guide and here it is. You get 13 pages showcasing 23 Australian handmade creators, now where else are you going to find such a thing? Save this guide and refer to it whenever needed and in the meantime pour a glass of wine sit back and browse around the stores.

The News Spreads.... Knitters Included in Giveaway

I am now including wool in my stash giveaway, all this wool is NEW yes you heard me new balls of wool and they are all FREE! I have two large tubs of wool and my little fingers just dont have the time to knit it all up. If you would like some please email me and let me know if you would like boy or girl or both! and your postal address. All balls are mostly 100% wool or alpaca blend (I hate acrylic). Please send me a picture or post about what you come up with, Merry Christmas!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Huge Scrap Giveaway.... Read All About It!!

I have 3 very lage, very space consuming containers full of scraps. These scraps are quite generously sized and I had very good intentions of using them for lots of small projects, however I know that I will never start let alone finish such projects so in the spirit of Christmas I would like to give them away. The scraps are the pieces left over from my dresses etc which you can view on my website . All you need to do is just email me with the fabric you would like and your address and I will post it to you. Now dont be shy! I need space!! I also have lots of scraps not on the site and I will pop in a few extras I think you might like. Take as much or as little as you like all I ask is could you please follow my blog (if you dont already) and that if you do make something take a photo and post about it because I would really love to see something created. Merry Christmas!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

My Baby Rocks Exclusive Range

We have collaborated with the lovely Mary from My Baby Rocks and have come up with some new dresses for her online store. Mary chose a range of fabrics from Amy Butler, Alexander Henry and Heather Bailey and they are now available for purchase exclusively to My Baby Rocks.

Mary stocks some fantastic Australian brands and we are very happy to be part of the team. Thanks Mary!