Monday, March 19, 2012

Overwhelming Support & New Styles

I have been blown away by the support I have had since launching Oli e Lui on FB to friends and family and anyone else who has been interested. I was really nervous to start this as an actual business (not that its officially registered... lets not tell the tax man just yet!) but its been about 5 weeks and I have been kept very busy. I am only just keeping up. It's given me a fabulous alternative focus, other than my boys, which has given me a much needed boost. Although there has been one continueing frustration along the way - but I won't go there!

Here are a few new styles from last week (a bit late on posting them)....

"Biddy Skirt" Made with vintage fabric.

Skirts are adjustable to two sizes with a wooden button on the back.

"Linen Luies" in navy. Fabulous roomy butt. 

Designed to fit for longer with roll up cuffs..

Contrasting striped linen for cuff.

These one's I'm calling "Naram Pants" - my version of Harems :)


Biddy Bibs. Front and back views.

Oh, and a Sheep Sack requested in red for a baby shower gift.

Right I'm off to bed. More Biddy Skirts to sew tomorrow, plus the usual daily grind!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Introducing... The Sheep Sack

It has hardly been summer this year and already the weather is turning wintery. Most of NZ is feeling a bit ripped off in the summer stakes. I know I am!
So what better time to start making Merino Wool clothing. I have always put my boys in Sleep Sacks. They are fantastic! Babies and toddlers always wiggle out of their blankets and often wake themselves up from being cold. Pop them in a sleep sack and it not only adds extra warmth under blankets, it also makes it harder for them to wriggle out of the covers. And if  they do - well they'll be wrapped up in merino wool :)
There is a market coming up in April so its given me a deadline (oh how i need a deadline to be productive!) Here are two new "Sheep Sacks" I've made for Oli e Lui.

 They are made with beautifully soft 100% NZ Merino Wool inner and 100% Cotton exterior, with a merino fabric sheep on the front :) Priced from $55, depending on the thickness desired. 
to be available on Etsy soon..

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Etsy Shop & First Etsy Sale - Woohoo!

Well I have had my Etsy Shop open for about 2 weeks now and I have watched the stats waiting with baited breath for my first official Etsy Sale.... And last night I made one - Wooohoo! Sales have been steady through my Facebook Page from Family, Friends and friends of friends, but it's super exciting that a "stranger" has purchased something. I am now full of motivation... and I so needed it. I am the worlds best procrastinator! And Pinterest is all to helpful in that department...

Another exciting thing to happen with Oli e Lui is I now have labels! Oh, how I feel so professional now!

Oli e Lui
Made in New Zealand

Pined and ready to go...

Happy Friday everyone. I hope you all have a fabulous weekend. A rainy windy storm is hitting the north island of NZ this weekend so perfect for a sewing mission!