Zose Designs feature in Australia!

Our hair clips were recently featured on Babyology.com.au. For those in the know, Babyology is the leading product-focused website for baby and children’s items in Australia. Below is a copy of the article followed by a link to the original posting. Yay!

Hair clips with a touch of nostalgia by ZoseDesigns

ZoseDesigns 3 Hair clips with a touch of nostalgia by ZoseDesigns

If you have a little girl, you know there is no such thing as too many hair clips. Out of all the things that exist in excess in my house, hair clips take up the least room and get used the most.

Unfortunately they also get lost, a lot, so I try to pick them up whenever I see some cute ones around. These ZoseDesigns harclips are really sweet, they remind me of the clips I used to wear when I was a little girl.

ZoseDesigns 2 Hair clips with a touch of nostalgia by ZoseDesigns

All the cute is covered – cupcakes, ladybugs, crochet and fabric buttons – need I say more? All clips are designed and handmade in Australia, prices start at $4 and shipping is only $1.60, yup $1.60, from the ZoseDesigns Etsy store.

They say fashion has a thirty year cycle. It works for me as I’m about thirty years older than my kids and I’m loving recreating my childhood through them. Now if you will excuse me, I’m off to play with the Cabbage Patch Kid my little lady got for Christmas.

ZoseDesigns 1 Hair clips with a touch of nostalgia by ZoseDesigns

Article source: http://babyology.com.au/fashion/hair-clips-touch-nostalgia-zosedesigns.html#more-131039

Inspiration #5. Delectable desserts.

Mmmmm. I indulged in this dessert on a recent trip to Bali. The colors, the sounds, the smells and the tastes of Bali provided much inspiration for new Zose Designs product ideas… Who knew that inspiration would strike while eating this simple masterpiece?

ice cream bali

A dash of sweetness and an ounce of love from Zose Designs…

Christmas pancakes

All for the little one’s Christmas joy. Ho ho ho!

It’s berry season in Australia. Fresh organic strawberries and homemade organic raspberry jam with chocolate chip eyes and nose.

ho ho ho pancakes

A dash of sweetness from Zose Designs.

Delicious and easy Christmas cookies.

As Christmas approaches, and the weather in Melbourne cools (it was 41 C, or 106 F last week!), it is time to start baking the cookies. I have put together a list of quick and easy Christmas cookies that we will be baking and giving away as gifts. I have not included any recipes that call for processed ingredients (like cake mix). Click on each of the photos to link to the recipe !

Easy sugar cookies.

Eloise's Easy Sugar Cookies. Photo by Delicious as it Looks

Adorable gingerbread cookies.

The Most Wonderful Gingerbread Cookies. Photo by louisapont

Linzer cookies.

Peppermint meringues.

Peppermint Meringues recipe

Have a delicious holiday season! A dash of sweetness and an ounce of love from Zose Designs.

Sew cute. Stylish kids’ clothes on a budget. #1

I never knew how to sew. But when my daughter was born, something snapped and I bought a sewing machine. Suddenly, I was sewing baby clothes like a woman possessed. Most of the clothes turned out very well, even if the seams were a bit crooked at times. Unfortunately, babies grow so quickly, that she was able to wear each item only a few times. So, I thought I would preserve the memories here, and also share the sources for some of the patterns that I really liked.

I searched for most of my patterns online. Some were free, some were not. And once I became comfortable with sewing, I even created some myself. Here is one of my first blouses. This is called the Magic Pocket Blouse, and I got it from Mani Mina online. I think it turned out pretty cute with a polka-dotted pink circle pocket against a pink, blue and red flowered jersey fabric.  I am completely a novice at sewing, and this was not difficult at all.

pocket blouse

Another pattern that I absolutely loved, was a reversible pinafore with bloomers. The pinafore was soooo easy that it was nearly impossible to make any mistakes. And since it is reversible, so you get two outfits from one. I made several of these, and gave some away as gifts. You can see the reverse pattern on the middle and third photos below.

pinafore stripes pinafore owls own pinafore other side

The pattern for the pinafore is from Sew Sweet Patterns. It is for both the pinafore and matching bloomers. In one of the outfits I added an elastic band around the leg, and in the other a normal hem.

Please check back for more patterns and crafts. Happy sewing!

A dash of sweetness and an ounce of love from Zose Designs.