Friday, August 28, 2009

Fat Quarters and a Quilt

For the first time at the fair we sold fat quarters (56 x 50 cm) of our fabric to go with the patterns we had put together. We think they look realy cute all stacked up together, waiting for someone with some inspiration to come along and get crafty with them! Leezar made her first quilt for the fair using five different fat quarters and one meter of plain dyed fabric for the trimming and backing. Stay tuned as the dandi ladies sew up some more creations for the home.

It's over!

We have a back log of posts to get up and it has been a busy week winding down from the fair and gearing up for Christmas (already!). Here are a few images of our stand from the show.

The Dandi stand, very bright! People kept visiting us and saying "We heard about your stand and had to come and see it!"

We showcased our fabrics in old re-painted picture frames. A DIY tutorial on this will be posted soon.

Dandi Puddle Ducks, these were a hit amongst the little ones!

Fabric Origami box kits, a very popular purchase during the fair.

Mindi dons her pini and gets ready for the first day.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Fair Inspiration - Gifts Created

We are two days into the fair and we have seen some lovely things so far (and opened our wallets too frequently already!). One of the new stands we came across was Gifts Created. They are located in the 'Incubator' section on the top floor. Sarah is the lovely lady behind Gifts Created and she has sewn everything in her shop for the fair - we love it all! Caroline and Mindi couldnt go past some cute baby accessories for friends who are expecting. Visit Sarah's blog, etsy shop or madeit shop to check out more!

Name blocks, toadstools and cloud mobiles

Softies - Apples, Pears, Berries, Teeth and Owls

Dandi purchased a gorgeous strawberry softie and matryoshka onesie

New Crafty Projects for the Fair

This week the Dandi ladies are out at the Stitches and Craft Fair to promote some new projects, sewing patterns and to sell our fabric as fat quarters and by the meter. Here are some images of our new wares.
Dandi Apple and Pear DIY Mobile Kit - $25.00

Dandi Fabric Flower Box Pattern - $10.00

Dandi Fabric Bucket Pattern - $10.00

Dandi Puddle Ducks Pattern - $10.00

Dandi Panel Cushion Pattern - $10.00

If you are able to come visit us we are at stand 8B on the ground floor, we'd love to see you! The Fair will be open all weekend - visit the website for more details.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Winner! 2 Tickets to Stitches and Crafts Fair

Congratulations Jessica! Thanks to everyone for entering. Hope to see some of you at the fair.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Dandi ♥ Julie from Masterchef

Us Dandi ladies recently found ourselves cult followers of Channel Ten's Masterchef Series. We would discuss each episode daily and talk about the recipes and contestants with feverish excitement. We were all thrilled when Julie took the top prize as we love her homely and warm nature and appreciated her 'stress attacks' in the kitchen as we have all had those before! We absolutely LOVE her cookbook idea and can't wait to get our hands on it once it hits the shelves. To congratulate Julie we sent her a special Dandi gift pack a week ago and were pleasantly surprised to receive a lovely thankyou email from her this week. We were thrilled she took the time out of her now busy schedule to personally thank us. She is a lovely lady!

Friday, August 7, 2009

The Stitches & Craft Show

We are only two weeks away from the Stitches & Craft Show and we couldn’t be more excited! We have been busy little bees creating new DIY kits for you to make your own fine and dandi homewares from our signature fabrics. Don't miss your chance to see our full range at special show prices, this is the first time we will be selling our fabric off the roll direct to the public.

We look forward to seeing you all at the show.

For more information on the Stitches and Craft Show visit the website

10am – 5pm
19-23 August

Rosehill Gardens
Unwin St, Rosehill (Sydney)

Leave a comment on this post for your chance to win 2 tickets to the show. Good luck!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Laundry Media Kit

Today we put together a few Laundry Kits for a special one off media promotion. A few lucky people will be receiving a dandi ironing board cover, a hand sewn limited edition dandi peg bag (thankyou Caroline for doing all these!) and some wooden 'dolly' pegs. One of our retailers, Todae, was also kind enough to provide some samples of an eco friendly laundry powder to include in the kits. The Dandi girls also made up some 'old school' looking laundry tags to give the kits a personalised effect.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Apple Tree Planting

Corey (Leezar's Fiance) has planted the two apple trees which we gave Leezar for her birthday. Polly and Kiera, their dogs, were very interested in the holes being dug to make way for them. We'll keep you posted on their progress... although none of us are particularly sure how long it takes for them to bear fruit. So for now, the dandi fabric cutouts on them will have to do!