Gormleys figures on Crosby Beach

Love the graffiti work, let’s hope Sydney doesn’t follow suit to Liverpool and sell them and the walls their sprayed to on. Did you hear that one of Banksy’s confirmed pieces was sold, an entire side of a derelict building here in Liverpool City got sold and removed!?!

So, my Burlesque days were always numbered. But all the fun came to an abrupt end shortly after group performance night (which sadly went ahead whilst I was away on hols). – And NO! Not because I was a total disaster at it, but the facilitator/tutor headed off on her travels around the world. Such a shame. I never thought I’d catch the bug as much as I have, but the social aspect was great and I have to say exploring body movement with accompanying music was surprisingly fun (even if we did have to listen to Pink Panther a million times over in rehearsals).

Weather’s just picking up now, great to have the longer daylight hours again (which means you’ll be shortening yours). Took a walk up to our beach in Crosby, the winds were wild, and made the sand blow like waves on the beach. Gormleys figures looked majestic.

Also, 15 breast feeding Mammas have been selected to trial the Feed garment of ours. One lady I recruited from a chance meeting in Ikea playground, after a chat about her twin girls being the same age as Annie (born the same week), and her comments on how tough it is to BF the two babbas at the same time, I suggested she come on board, and she agreed! It’ll be great to see what she makes of it and how well it works for the two to have a feed together with total discretion for her. So Garments sent out and first weeks online survey gone out……here goes, this is when we find out if it’s a goer or a total FLOP! Fingers x’d.

MAP FOR CROSY BEACH, LIVERPOOL UK

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Gormleys figures on Crosby Beach

DOGS IN BONDI

That is cute. Esmé must have been ecstatic.

The picture of us in Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dumb is probably hidden in someone’s attic somewhere! Love the detail. My goodness, hems and piping too!

Just got back from a lovely walk on the beach, and there’s some amazing new graffiti of dogs. Byron thought they were great. Just looked up the artist. Hi name is Mr G. Check out his work https://www.facebook.com/DOGATHON100

Totally with you on the name. It does make perfect sense. Elderflower and Delilah it is!

~ Love Delilah

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DOGS IN BONDI

Elsa DIY Dress

DEFFO E&D! Are you kidding!?! It makes perfect sense. Don’t tell me you’re getting cold feet now Delilah!

Well, life here at home in our resident Mad House is taking over again. Esmé’s been nagging me to make her an Elsa dress ever since she found I’ve been going to sewing classes. I felt so bad that I’ve been working on a teeny tiny dress for Annie in my lesson that I decided to bite the bullet and attempt an Elsa dress…… Googled: “Easy Elsa Dress Pattern”, and hey presto, up came an easy peasy t-shirt dress that even the most novice dressmakers amongst us can do.

The tutotial (http://www.amandaevanscc.com/life/my-life-as-mom/queen-elsa-ice-dress-tutorial/) was so easy to follow and the result isn’t bad at all…..the BIG test was Esmé AKA Elsa’s discovery of it this morning, and phewee, it was a hit. So much so that I found it hard to persuade her out of it to get into her pre-school uniform. Promised her she could hop straight back into it this avo : )

Thankfully. Halloween this year is going to be a much easier affair, Esmé has announced we are all going as “boxtrolls”, fine by me, all I have to source is boxes to fit each of us in. My only reservation is that she’ll be disappointed to discover everyone else dressed as witches and pumpkins, maybe I’ll pack the Elsa Dress too as back up!!!! All this home sewing makes me think of how Mum must’ve have worked tirelessly 24/7 to get the outfits made up for all of us. Have you still got that pic of us as Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum?, hey there’s another idea for our brand, “DEE ‘N’ DUMB”…..see, didn’t I tell you E&D works perfectly!

~ Elderflower X

Elsa DIY Dress

LOOK AT YOU

Wow look at you? I go quiet for a couple of days and you have the full thing under control. To be honest, our wireless seemed to be down, and then realized after a couple of days of fiddling with wires etc, that in fact I’d only gone and knocked the plug out behind the dresser when hoovering! That will teach me! So glad to see that in my absence so much got done. I am eager to start on the branding brief as soon as possible. I have got a wonderful designer I work with who would be perfect for this. Let me know when you are ready and we will Skype and chat through your ideas. I will set aside a few days next week to write up the brief. Are we 100% about ‘Elderflower & Delilah’ as the brand name, I love it. Do you?

~ Back online. Delilah x

LOOK AT YOU

Getting serious

Hey Delilah,

Where are you? Not heard from you in a couple of days. Well, Legal stuff – tick. You should’ve seen the face of the young male Lawyer who hadn’t a clue what product I was presenting to him (he said he normally gets mechanical objects brought into him). Gave him the full “Dragon’s Den” style presentation, complete with display boards and demo (obviously less the real feeding baby). He was flushed as soon as I mentioned “breastfeeding” think the addition of even a plastic doll would’ve had had him running. But he knows his stuff and I was armed ready with questions to make use of the free time I had before the pound per second charge was due to set in! Lots to share with you on Skype. Also, thank you for the beautiful leather handmade sandals. I’ll get a photo of Annie in them. Did you say that you met the designer/maker at the Bondi Markets? How lucky are you to have that on your doorstep. They’re gorgeous.

Skype soon,

~ Elderflower XXxx



Getting serious

Morning Delilah

Morning Delilah (or should I say “Evenin’!”),

My minds buzzing with so many ideas for this project that I feel I’m going to POP. I’ve been sketching out designs for other tops too (it could be a range) or am I getting ahead of myself??? As I’m beavering away I feel gutted that potentially I won’t be feeding long enough to make use of these myself. I’ve chatted to a few people about the plans, and I’m being reminded about how we really need to ‘test run’ the top on Feeding Mammas, ones that have no connection with you or I and will give us unbiased opinion on it. I know it works for me, but will it work for everyone? Another Lawyer friend of mine was talking about the copyright patent of the design and logo (EeeeeK, it’s getting all a bit serious!), so have booked a free ½ hr session with a Patent Lawyer – gonna have to ditch my puke stained t’s and flats with something smart and some killer heels and show ‘em I mean BUSINESS (even if I’m not entirely sure what it all means!!!).

~ A slightly anxious Elderflower!

Morning Delilah

Love my bamboo socks

Hey Elderflower,

Nice work with the mum and the adjustments. Let’s set up a Skype chat so I can see it too. The bamboo socks are friggin’ amazing! I don’t know how to explain the feeling really other than they kinda gave me goose pimples when I put them on! Not sure what that says about me, but they are the best. Breathable, soft and smooth to touch. Wow, bamboo hey? Never would have thought.
Gorgeous pic of you and Annie. Wow I can’t believe I have never met her. She’ll be up and running around in no time. It makes me sad to think I am missing out on her growing up. More pics please!

~ Delilah, pining for Annie cuddles X

Love my bamboo socks