Saturday, August 15, 2020

Fabric Face Masks

Hello peeps,

Well, 2020 sure is one crazy rollercoaster ride. We had to leave our summer camping holiday early back in January due to bush fires. Packing up our camp site while you could smell the bush fire was not a very pleasant experience. Now the world is a strange place due to corona virus.

Living in Melbourne, we are back under stage 4 restrictions and wearing a face mask is mandatory when we leave our home.  

So yes, I have been sewing up a storm making lots of fabric face masks.  Mine are 3 layers, they have a noise wire and adjustable elastic ear loops.

I have two different types, curved or pleated.  I love the fit of the curved ones, I am using the Craft Passion pattern, but they fog up my glasses.  If I did not have to wear glasses all the time, I would be very happy with these face masks.  

I had to find a different style that fogged my glasses less.  These pleated (folded) ones do not fog my glasses as much, thankfully.   Again, they are 3 layers, with a nose wire and adjustable elastic for the ear loops. 

The curved style comes in 4 sizes (2 kids sizes, ladies/teens and mens).

The pleated style comes in 2 different sizes - medium and large. 

If you want to order any handmade fabric face masks, head to the Raspberry Rainbow Facebook page for all the info.  There are over 150 different fabrics to choose from. 

Wear a mask. Wash your hands.  Social distance. 

Stay safe, peeps.  Stay sane.  

Take care.  

Cat xox

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Raspberry Rainbow goes to market

On Friday, I will be at the only market for this year. Come and say hi and start (or finish) your Christmas shopping.

It's a great venue, overlooking a dam, there are lots of eucalyptus trees and kangaroos (if we are lucky).

I hope to see you there.


Thursday, December 20, 2018

Crazy Dog Lady is here too.

I just HAD to make these.

My mum may be a Crazy Dog Lady (she has three dogs!).  I gave her one of these for Christmas last year.

All screen printed by myself and sewn into my travel size fabric zippered bag (approximate size is 23cm by 13.5cm).  The inside can be either 100% cotton or a waterproof fabric, you choose.

In my Etsy shop now.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Crazy Cat Lady is here!

Because we all know one (or more) or we may be one......or it may be your life goal (it is mine!)

Crazy Cat Lady

I love me a Crazy Cat Lady.  I know quite a few.  I am related to one.  I want to be one. 

When I say "Crazy Cat Lady", it is with affection and admiration. 

I have screen printed "Crazy Cat Lady" onto fabric for my travel sized zippered bags. On the other side of the bag, is cat fabric.  There are 9 different fabrics to choose from - the joke was on me when I was going through my fabric stash looking for cat fabrics.  I just kept finding more and more (I found more than 9 also!)

 You can customise and choose what inner lining fabric you want - white waterproof, dark grey waterproof, white 100% cotton drill or black 100% cotton drill.

They are in my etsy shop now.  

If you need a "Crazy Cat Person" zippered bag, let me know, I can make them too.

Go forth and be a crazy cat lady, you are so very loved.

Friday, September 7, 2018

More fabric choices for stainless steel straw bags

Yes, there are now more fabric choices for my stainless steel straw bags.

These zippered bags can be used as a pencil case or a toiletries bag also.

There are two different waterproof lining fabrics to choose from, either white or dark grey.

If you would like a different outer fabric, please ask, I have many other fabrics in my stash.

In my etsy shop now.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Some thing new is coming: lets reduce our plastic use, one straw at a time.

We are trying to help the environment by no longer using plastic straws.  Plastic straws are a single use item that we can easily stop using.  There are many alternatives that are reusable,  such as stainless steel straws.  They can be used over and over and are easily washed.  

I bought some stainless steel straws for us a few months ago, but realised right away that I did not want dirty straws floating around in my handbag.  So I designed a new zippered bag to perfectly fit stainless steel straws in (and some light weight cutlery, too).

The zippered bags have a waterproof lining that can be wiped clean or the whole bag can be washed.

No more plastic straws or cutlery for us.

This is one more small step to help save our planet from all the plastic.

They can be found in my etsy shop, more fabric choices will be added soon.  I am selling stainless steel straws and cleaning brushes too.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

How many is too many rainbows?

Can you have too many rainbows in your life?

I do not think it is possible.

Rainbow necklaces are in my etsy shop, completely hand painted by me so you can wear a rainbow.