Sunday, February 28, 2010

Kid Independent Feature

Brusselsprouts has been featured on the new blog Kid Independent.  If you have not seen this site yet you are in for a treat, here is a snippet of who they are;

"We’re basically a bunch of arty types with a love of all things handmade, vintage, sustainable, limited edition and independent. We crave products that are born from the hands of an artist, the heart of a loving mother, the mind of a talented designer, or the soul of an interesting character…"

So go on and have a look around and you will find some gorgeous products, I cant wait to see what more they have in store for us. Also we are sponsoring a competition for them and you could win something from our Winter Range you can check out the competition here!

Saturday, February 27, 2010


Last night we threw a Wild West themed Murder/Mystery Dinner Party, here we are pictured with the murdered Sheriff . Brennan played the Deputy Sheriff Whyatt Twerp and I was Lily White Dodgy Towns Saloon Owner.  It was loads of fun and everyone got into the dressing up with gusto. We carried the theme through the meal with Tater's, Slaw & Chilli finished off with Apple Pie.

I turned the dining room into a Saloon with this great wall banner, we had peanuts in the shell and jerky for nibbles while we sat at the bar. Marie McCousin and Chief Squatting Calf had very good motives for the murder and were watched closely all evening.

Poor Miss Scarlett OohLaLa my overworked and underpaid Saloon Dancer was very tired and had a little nap with the dead Sheriff! The evening was finished off with blackjack and chocolates. Lots of fun but I'm a bit sluggish today and Brennan was glad to shave the moustache off this morning........

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Dishes Can Wait...

Because this arrived!!
Way too cute not to attack it with my scissors :)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Things that make you go Hmmmm #3

In my internet wanderings I came across this softie toy.
I'm not going to say anything......nothing...........not a

Monday, February 22, 2010

Mwah Mwah Smooch Designs

I am the type of person that gets excited every time I buy something on the internet and act like one of Pavlovs dogs every time I think I hear the postman afterwards. Children get pushed to the side and small piles of washing are leapt over in my haste to get to the letterbox as soon as I hear that distinctive postie motorbike putter. So it was with great surprise that the day I casually sauntered out to my front gate expecting the usual greetings from Telstra I saw a parcel..... and it was addressed to me... and it was a gift for ME!!! Not something for the business, not something for the boys but yes something for ME!!!!

The ever so lovely and generous Caryn of Smooch Designs made two purses for yours truly from the fabric I sent her as part of my fabric scrap giveaway. They are awesome and made so beautifully, fully lined and zippered one even has a little inside pocket and a wristlet. So if you would like to see and purchase some of her fantastic products have a wee peek at her store.

Smooch Designs also make fabric cuffs, out and about bibs which are brilliant and car litter bags which look so great (much better than the last drive through takeaway bag I currently use) Thankyou so much Caryn you truly made my day, week, month !!!!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

Hand Knitting a few scarves to go with the Winter collection that is...........
 and it did seem like a good idea until .............
it is 1 week to release date and I am still up at midnight knitting.

Things might be a bit quiet on the blog this week......

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

New Store - Ideas Take Flight

If you are a lover of great stationery then you must have a look at this new store ideas take flight. Jolene was a graphic designer for 14years and has started making this unique collection of stationery. Gorgeously packaged in a reusable tin its like getting two items for the price of one! This is one store to pop in your favourites list as more items and co-ordinates will continue to be added.
I am very partial to the Frank & Me and the Dino Stomp sets and am also loving the fact you get envelope seals too. So pop on over and have a shop, I know how excited I get receiving a hand written letter these days and to have one on  fabulous stationery, very special.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Spring Swap - Little Miss Heirlooms

If you are yet to discover the Little Miss Heirlooms blog get your butt over there and check it out!!
At the moment they are holding a Spring Swap and anyone can swap and join in the fun.

Monday, February 15, 2010

We're in Shop 4 Kids!

Thats us right there!
As mentioned in a previous post Shop4Kids rang and requested some of our clothing and the magazine is out today, which meant an early morning car ride for the boys and I (via Hungry Jacks....sorry diet)
I adore these Rupert pants, my two boys wear them all the time and get great feedback whenever out and about in them. So if you want to buy a pair you can check them out 
.... and they look great on Miss Sprout too.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Things that make you go Hmmm #2

Found this while searching online for a mannequin this morning.
If this is what the female form should look like I am in serious trouble.........

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Its All About Me

For too long I have worked and worked and worked every day all day, up at 4 and in bed at 11. Not today! No cutting, no sewing, no knitting, no designing, no fabric hunting, no accounts, no no no. Today it is all about me. Have an enjoyable weekend everybody I am off to do............... well I dont know what exactly..... but it will be all about me.........

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Some More for the Boys!

Soon to be Listed

Forrest 3/4 Pants

Available in Sizes 1,2,34

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Style Collective Mention

Christine from Kawaii for You has put together a Japanese themed collection
for the fabulous Style Collective.
Amongst all the cute Japanese items is our little Helga Hair Tie
 Thanks Christine!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

New In Store Camper Shorts

Newly listed in store
'Camper Shorts'
Available in size 0-4yrs

Friday, February 5, 2010

Boys Winter '10 Photo Shoot

When things get a little boring bring out the bubble machine!
 Here is Benjamin  from todays photo shoot sporting a fantastic 'Far Out Brusselsprout' long sleeve shirt from the awesome 100% Australian label Well Spotted.
They will be available in store March 1st, available now are the short sleeve t's an absolute must for Master Sprouts wardrobe.
Dark Denim 3/4 pants with side pocket and large silver press stud also available from March 1st.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

New Stockist and Giveaway

We have a new stockist, the fabulous Georgie Love! GL is dedicated to promoting and selling handmade products from independant and emerging artists, how do I know this? well it says so on their website check it out they not only sell childrens wear but big people stuff too and things for your house or your office and there's even stuff for hubby. To celebrate the launch of Brusselsprouts in their store Georgie Love is having a giveaway on their blog and you get to choose the prize...Awesome!

Monday, February 1, 2010

A Mad House


Its crazy busy at the moment in the Brusselsprouts house. We have more new stockists which I will reveal soon and are madly sewing and crocheting away now that more wool has arrived. My blogging and emailing have taken a back seat but I will be back on deck soon.