Saturday, 27 October 2012

Spring Fair

It's Saturday and it's time to put away the sewing machine and prepare for tomorrow's Spring Fair.  Here are a few things I have recently been working on which will be available tomorrow.

Sizes 6 months and 1 year

Cute baby elephants

Size 7
One of a kind, size 5
Mix 'n Match

Latest design
Apart from clothing, I will have the first of this year's Christmas Tree garlands on sale.

Speaking of Christmas, I will be taking orders for this adorable little Christmas dress.  I have one left in stock in size 1, so if you love it, be quick - they are selling faster than I can make them.

I do hope you will come to the fair if you are in Sydney tomorrow.  

I'm afraid my stocks are lower than usual due to heavy sales on my Etsy and MadeIt shops.  However, I will have an order book on hand and if you see something you like, you can order it tomorrow and if you pay for the item in advance, I will send it to you free of shipping charges.

See you tomorrow!

Sunday, 21 October 2012

My sort of Twilight

You can keep all those werewolves and vampires.  My ideal twilight is sitting with old friends in the evening sun (ah, the joys of daylight savings) in a local park, listening to a jazz concert.

Yesterday was one of those magical spring days that Sydney does so well when she sets her mind to it. Fourteen of us gathered at Wahroonga Park to settle back for an evening of fun and music.  

Mind you, we were not alone.  A few of the neighbours took advantage of the stunning weather to join us.

There were picnics ...

... and lots of red balloons.

Local-girl-made-good Monica Trapaga kicked off the evening with a wonderful selection of old time classics.  I had a dress very similar to hers when I was a lot younger and actually had a waistline.  Sigh.  The last time I saw Monica was back in June at the Etsy Success Sydney conference.  She was in the audience and I was making cringing memories to take with me to my grave.  

Then we were wowed by The Rat Pack, who had the adults tapping their feet and the munchkins dancing.

Mr Fudge was so happy to be seen in public with his new nose finally unbandaged.  He's mightily pleased with it.

As the evening set in we walked slowly back to our friends' home for a delightful dinner.  What a perfect twilight. 

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Isn't She Lovely

Isn't she lovely?
Isn't she wonderful?
Isn't she precious?

I know Stevie Wonder was thinking about his own little bundle of joy when he wrote these words, but he could just as easily written them for this little princess.

Californian photographer Sara of Boutique Baby Photography has a wonderful affinity with her little models and I am thrilled with the results.

Christmas is not so far away now and you can order this dress by going to my Etsy or MadeIt stores.  There's currently a two week delay, so don't leave it until the week before Christmas!

If you are in Sydney, I will have a limited number available at the Corpus Christi School Spring Fair (see here).

And now back to the machine.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

It's coming

How do you know when Christmas is coming?  When the supermarkets start packing their shelves with Easter Eggs of course.

Here at Hot Fudge Headquarters the machine has been working overtime preparing for the approaching season.  My Christmas Tree garlands will be hitting my Etsy and MadeIt stores on Monday 29 October.  They usually sell fairly quickly, so it might be advisable to mark the date in your diary.

However, on Sunday 28 October I will be selling them at the Corpus Christi School 40th Annual Craft & Fun Fair, along with lots of my Hot Fudge children's clothing.  So if you are in the area, why not drop by and say hello?  The address is 17 Link Road, St Ives.  Bring the whole family, as it promises to be a day of fun for all.  The hours are between 10.00am and 3.00pm.  I'd love to see you there.

Friday, 12 October 2012


That's the sound of this week - whoosh.

Last Saturday the clan descended on the Brenda May Gallery at Waterloo for the official opening of the  Art + Food: Beyond the Still Life exhibition which features some of our daughter Maz Dixon's works.  

I don't know much about art, but I know what I like. 
No, this gentleman and his companion are not part of our clan, but it's good to see that some canines do enjoy visiting galleries.  Or perhaps he was expecting more food and less art.  Here are a few random shots taken on the day.

The next day our three year-old grandson came to our apartment to mind us while his parents and two older siblings attended Cirque du Soleil - OVO.  I think we had more fun than they did.  He even brought along his all-time favourite food - bacon and cheese rolls followed by chocolate chip cookies.  Last time he came he insisted on cheese and honey sandwiches, so it was an improvement.

He gave me tips on how to improve my dressmaking skills.  What a boy.  And you can ask me anything on the creatures in Minuscule, because I know them all, frame by frame.

The weekdays were taken up with dress orders, so thank goodness I had my new-found techniques fresh in mind from Sunday's lessons.  If I am not heard of in the next few days, I can probably be found under a pile of fluff from the sewing and overlocker machines.

To complete the week, today my candy stripe top is featured on the front page of MadeIt, which makes me very happy.  

So where did the week go?  Whoosh.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Food and Art

Two things I can't live without - food and art.  One nourishes the body while the other does wonders for the soul.

As part of the Crave  Sydney International Food Festival, Brenda May Gallery is presenting an exhibition Art + Food: Beyond the Still Life.  It opened  on 2 October and our daughter Maz Dixon is one of the featured artists.

Holiday Attractions # 13

Here's a taste of what she will have on show.  The whole Fudge clan will be there on Saturday for the official opening, so if you are in Sydney, why not drop in to the gallery?  You will be in for a feast for the eyes.  That just about covers all the food puns, so here are the details:

Brenda May Gallery
2 Danks Street
Waterloo  2017
Tues-Fri 11.00 - 6.00, Saturday 10.00 - 6.00, closed Sunday
Exhibition runs until 20 October