28 June 2010

New stockist coming soon!

Ernie & Bird is pleased to announce Little Yo Yo Styles as its new stockist of Hootie owls! 8 brand new designs will be in store mid-July so please visit this gorgeous store and have a look!

While I'm busy making Hooties in the evenings my days are full of painting our new home. It always sounds like a fun and exciting venture but about half an hour into it you realise there's a fair bit of hard (and time consuming) work involved and you really have to earn your results! At least once the painting is completed I can start decorating!!! I've been browsing online for a good floor lamp for our new living area and love all the modern lighting available. So spoilt for choice!

There are no markets booked for the near future but the E&B eBay store is full of goodies and currently has a sale on all lavender and wheat Cuddle Bags. Visit

16 June 2010

New Cuddle Bags for Winter...Brrrrr!

Ernie & Bird Cuddle Bags are made with designer cotton and corduroy fabrics and filled with Australian-grown wheat and lavender. They can be used as heat packs that are heated in the microwave or cold packs that are kept in the freezer. Cuddle Bags easily mould to the contour of your body and are perfect to cuddle up on the lounge with, use while traveling or take to bed to keep your tootsies warm! As they are filled with lavender they are an excellent sleep companion and may assist in settling young children and relaxing adults!

Due to the variety or microwaves out there, heating is recommended in 10 second increments to ensure the wheat does not overheat and burn (not a pleasant smell at all!) Cuddle Bags measure approximately 25cm x 20cm. In store now at

15 June 2010

Market Wrap

The Children's Market at Mordialloc at the weekend wasn't exactly what I had hoped for. I think being a long weekend in Victoria the crowds were down and maybe not the best audience for my stall. Don't get me wrong, I got lots of lovely admirers walk past and comment but about 99% of people there were after $1 bargains from all the second-hand retailers (and boy were there lots of bargains - I highly recommended this market if you're expecting!)

I think I made more money from eBay sales as I was sitting at my store than I did on the day! lol... not to worry! Here are some pics from Sunday. I was pretty happy with the overall setup :) Lots of new stock is also being listed today in my eBay store so check it out at

04 June 2010

Mini Collection.... more than just a design

I'm married to a Mini fanatic - and I really do mean fanatic. There are many people out there who are so passionate about these little cars it's not funny. Hubby's order of things is 1. wife 2. daughter 3. Mini 4. cat? Well I don't even know if the cat would be that high on his list of priorities if the house was burning down (but poor kitty would be number 3 on my list so don't stress). The point is hubby's Mini is one of his most prized possessions. He built his first Mini from a wreck to a beautifully restored gem before he was 15. It took centre stage at our wedding and whenever he drives it he has a grin spread from ear-to-ear the whole time. This machine doesn't like to go under 80km/h and is honestly a bastard to drive (almost threw my shoulder out the day I had the privilege - it's rough and it's tough but boy is she breathtaking)

Hubby's Mini is the inspiration behind my latest range for little ones. He's always been able to draw these fantastic cartoons of Minis (no doubt they were all over his school books and ruler) so I thought I'd create an applique out of it for a bodysuit I was making for our bub, who was at that point still in the oven. The applique looked so fantastic that I scanned it and now use it as the base design for my latest prints. I have so many requests to change the colour to suit other Minis that are loved just as much as hubby's where there is obviously a bub in the 'fanatics' family. SO here's some of my new designs - some a bit retro but all can be customised and personalised to make them just as special as the car itself!

01 June 2010

Fridge Magnets Now In Stock!

For something a little different I played around with self-covered fabric button magnets. These are so much fun to make and I've really enjoyed learning this new little skill! Now the challenge is on to find fabrics will small enough prints to use. Oh well... just another excuse to visit the quilting store! By the way - if you happen to live in Melbourne my favourite store to date is Primitive Patches - such a great range of fabrics it's dangerous! Ooohhh... I just looked at their website and please trust me the store is a million times better.