Sunday, 13 December 2009

I have been a terrible blogger!

I cant believe i have forgotten to update the blog (shame on me!).

So its coming up to christmas - a very busy time for everyone, and nothing changes this year. We have now stocked our soybean velour and wool blend interlock in the shop, and are expecting some polybraid elastic soon, along with some new cotton knits ( the gorgeous giraffe print in NEW colours). Very exciting :) !

I have been working away on our custom list to get most of it done before christmas (I would like a break of at least a day ;) )
Finished: Caroline's daughter is I understand loving her new woolly hat :

Finished: Ethan has never kept a hat on his head for so long :) I have a lovely pic of Ethan (sporting his woolly head) and his daddy which shall be put up on the website gallery

On the hook: Sally's crocheted hat.

On the needles: Sarah's girly longies on our blueberry floss colourway (with brown trim) In the paintpot: Jennys custom colourway to match the olivia fabric

For the shop:

A pair of monster longies (medium) will be coming soon

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Lush Tush, The Nappy Garden and Beau Beau Collaboration

A stunning newborn Lust Tush fitted nappy, in iced giraffes print. Inner layer bamboo velour with an absorbent layer of bamboo fleece, all wrapped up in a soft and squidgy giraffes cotton knit. Sealed firmly together with colour co-ordinating snaps and hidden inside are two removable booster pads all of this totalling 9 layers of lovely squashy also features a turn down option to protect a newborn babies belly button.
A Newborn or 0-3month vest appliqued by Beau Beau Creations, with a matching iced giraffes print on the front.
A newborn soaker, 100% wool, handknitted by Yvonne using babylonglegs blue banana colourway. Measurements will be approx Hips 16" Rise 15"
Hows about that then?! Cute eh?
Listed now here

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Some new woolly items :)

This pair is going to be up for sale in the shop!
and this pair!
and this pair of linen stitch are for a custom!

Monday, 9 November 2009

A sneaky peak!

Lots has been going on these past few weeks. I've spent alot of time sorting out stock and the shop and i have also set up a facebook page!

I am really happy with how things are going and I hope that people are as happy with my stuff as I am :)

Here is a sneaky peak at a new collab between Lush Tush (providing the nappy), The Nappy Garden and Beau Beau, which is coming soon.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

My first Collab!!

I am so happy to have been part of this collab!! It was listed this afternoon at and before i even had a chance of posting about it, it was sold!!!

The set is gorgeous - and i am really jealous of the new owner!

I plan to be a part of many more collabs

(I have a few more in the pipeline which i shall post about soon)

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Lush Tush is OPEN!

The site is back up and running :)

and the customs list is already being filled so get on it quick!

yummy hand painted yarns are now in stock!

Monday, 26 October 2009

I'm back!

I am trying to get up to speed with everything but I expect to put the shop back online during the next week, look forward to seeing you!

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Going away for a week :)

I am having a well deserved week off - visiting my sister, brother in law, niece and new born nephew :) ...........................and maybe dropping in on my mum as well ( ;) to my mom!)

These past few weeks have been very busy. I have been cutting, sewing, dyeing and knitting/ crocheting lots.

I have been experimenting with dyes and so far I havent had any problems. It seems as soon as I dye something it is reserved by somebody :) but I have done some especially for the shop and they will be there soon. I am about to stock the shop with some nappies, just a few prints to begin with but more will be added soon after. I hope people like them as much as we do!

I have also agreed to do a collaboration for WAHM month with Rae (Aproved by Kayleigh) and Emma (B Dazzlers), I am very excited, and will shout out when its ready to go.

Anyway here are a few photo's of lovely wool :)

Thursday, 6 August 2009

VERY unproductive day!

I made a soaker today and to cut a long story short I am not completely happy with it so i have pulled it apart and am about to start again! Ugh! I knew I would end up designing my own pattern!

This is what it looked like this morning..............and now its back to being a ball of wool :(

ahh well! Hopefully I'll finish it (again) by the weekend!

I have also ordered some dyes for my bamboo velour and yarn ("shhhh........don't tell significant other!") so watch out for these to be stocked in the shop soon, just follow the link :)

Monday, 3 August 2009

my wool arrived and I have been busy

It finally arrived the day before yesterday (2 weeks after posting) thank you Royal Mail for deciding that my address was 'unknown'! And here is my first crochet skirtie, it is a size small; measures: hips 16"and rise 15"; and has been crocheted on BFL dyed by Pixieknits in the UK. It will be up in the shop soon

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Cutting away

For the past few days I have been cutting lots of fabric - I have mountains of it now waiting to be sewn up. So many different colours and prints! Im waiting on some wool to be delivered, once that is here then I can start crocheting some skirties and so hopefully they will be on the 'Lush Tush' site soon.

I guess the effect of all the planning, organising the site and work is taking its effect on me. This morning Nick left me to lie in whilst he looked after Ethan. He had to wake me up at midday! I have never slept so heavily (since Ethan was born anyway!)

Anyway back to work for the moment

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

another day, a few more jobs done

Well things are moving on. Today was the first day that can be found on google. Yeah! Now I just need to promote it various places. Anyone who wishes to help would be gratefully appreciated!

This weekend I met up with my mum (a lot of woolly discussions which I wont bore you with) and her knitting efforts are amazing! All the time we were talking away she was clicking away quietly (I say quietly because bamboo needles really dont make that much noise). The problem is that every item she knits I want to keep for us! Ethan just doesnt have enough pairs of our gorgeous longies - he definately needs more!

More fabric arrived today - Its the first time i have had the chance too but I uploaded photos to our photo gallery I also added another pair of jade-green shorties size small - (see above) arent they cute!
Hopefully I shall be uploading pictures of my nappies soon - there just seem to be so many things to be done!

Thursday, 9 July 2009

How Lush Tush came to be!

This is the start of my nappy dreams.

My first nappies were microfibre fitteds (Totsbots). I bought them because they were cheap and were advertised as 'quick drying'.

I bought 10 of them and soon realised that they were not going to work for us. They were lovely and soft but they were so bulky and poor ethan looked like very uncomfortable whether lying down or sitting up.

As I couldnt afford to buy any more I decided I would try making some instead, so I bought some microfibre towels from the poundland (!!!!) and persuaded my mom to help me. One month later I had approximately 20 pocket nappies which certainly did the job well enough and a few covers.

After constant use though they started to pong quite a bit and so after researching about nappy care I realised that they needed to be stripped ( a term referring to removing all the contaminants from the nappy). I tried everything in the book, and they still smelled. At that point I bought a bamboo fitted (Tots bots bamboozle), and fell in love with bamboo. The stuff never smelt and was incredibly soft compared to my home made microfibre ones. For us though this brand was not the perfect nappy, not being absorbent enough.

By this time I had done my research and come across some gorgeous nappies out there. I tried a few and realised I needed to develop my own nappy 'perfect for us'. I developed it with the idea that it could be used from an early age but still fit my big chunk of a baby boy (currently weighing 27lbs), be funky, practical, easily washable, seriously absorbent and quick drying.

........................and so came the Lush Tush nappy.

I wanted to make this nappy available to others and so decided to set up the website