Thursday, April 2, 2020

Blossom's shop is open...

She's been working on this for so long, amidst numerous time restraints in raising two small and highly energetic girls, health challenges, prioritising her life as a diligent homemaker, being a loving wife to Ross and cherished daughter to Mr E and I, and immersing herself daily in drawing closer to God.

But GOD is faithful and at the right time, in the right season, He opens the door for our endeavours.

He has now opened this door for sweet Blossom.
Lucy & May is officially up and running.

Now let me explain a few things about the names our family use.
When I first had my homeschooling blog back in 2006 it was usual to give your children pseudonyms to protect their identity. Our girl's name is actually Elizabeth but on my blog/s she has always been Blossom...and it's genuinely what I love to call her, for she is a beautiful bloom that colours our life with great delight. Our Blossom lives up to that name.

When you go to her shop you will see her name is Elizabeth and now that she's a grown woman, wife and mother, I no longer need to protect her identity. BUT here on the blog, she'll always be referred to as our Blossom, okay?
The name of Blossom/Elizabeth's shop is Lucy and May, named for her two precious girls, Rafaella Lucy and Cully May.

Now I think you may want to see a few photos of what my sweet daughter has been sewing, yes?

All her items are sized for babies and young toddlers as she simply adores making baby clothes and her own girls are too big now (though they do get some beautiful outfits made especially for them!).

These frilled Baby Bloomers are the cutest nappy covers and paired with a simple t-shirt they are a gorgeous gift for little ones. 

I love the Lillesand Rompers and there's few available in different fabrics and sizes, but this vintage Tilda print really caught my eye...

Do you love gingham? If you've been reading my blog for a while you are well aware that it's one of my favourite fabrics for children's clothing...and aprons, naturally.

This Astoria Romper is gorgeous, those frills catch my heart...

...and every stitch professionally made.

And then there is the Matilda still my beating heart. I love how Blossom has used the solid green in the gathered skirt to show off the pretty Tilda Apple Blossom bodice.

You may think I'm gushing, and you're right. 
I have seen the years of dedication my dear daughter has put in to honing the skills of dressmaking and that diligence to learn, to improve, to practice, is coming to fruition in her new little cottage business here in the sunny tropics of northern Australia.

Blossom has no desire to push beyond the limits with this venture because for her it's firstly God, home and family, that hold her heart and her most valuable time and energy, so once the items already in her shop are sold (she will not be taking custom orders) you will have to wait for the next 'season' of sewing to be completed before new items are listed. 
(I'll be sure to let you know when that happens if you miss out this time.)

Blossom will post world wide so wherever you are around the globe her darling handmade garments can find you.

Below is the link to her Etsy shop and new Instagram page...

(make her shop a favourite by clicking the heart button)

Now one more thing before I go today. Yesterday I shared Block 4 of this year's BOM, The 23rd Psalm. I missed part of the pattern sheet for you to trace and a lovely reader kindly pointed that out for me. There's a small floral/bee spray at the top right which was not on the pattern sheet, but I have updated the download link now so if you downloaded the original version yesterday you can go HERE now and download the amended version.

I have some more news to share with you soon, to do with The Homemakers Heart and community, but until then I pray you stay safe, look up and out at the beauty which can be found around you, and do not spend too much time following the news reports.

Our new normal can be good if we allow it to be.

Loving hugs,


Ondrea said...

I am so thrillecd for dear Blossom. Patience has certainly paid off. Well done Blossom! Gush all you like, I know I gush over my girls lol.

Linda said...

Congratulations Blossom on your new venture. Such beautiful little clothes.

Happy2Stitch said...

Congratulations on such beautiful clothes. I wish her all the very best and also congratulate her on her decision not to custom make, this makes every piece even more special for the buyer.

Kay said...

These clothes are beautiful. Although I don't have any little ones to buy for I went to look at the shop and noticed that she already has had sales and the lovely Tilda dress is gone. Well done to her. x

Joanne said...

Hi Jenny and Blossom !
Congratulations !
and point out the attention to detail in those small garments! The clothes look amazing. gushing is good!
Success with the new clothing line!

Unknown said...

First, thank you so much, Jenny, for all your encouraging words and posts. Obviously, your creative talent has rubbed off on your daughter Blossom. Her sewn items are very very pretty and I know she will be successful with her endeavors. My congratulations to her and to you for being blessed with such a loving creative daughter. I know what a blessing this is because I too have a daughter like that. I am so thankful she inherited my sewing genes and she also has an etsy shop - Stitchery by Kristi. She (we, as I help her) sew mostly memory quilts and other memory items. Wishing you and Mr. E a gorgeous day.

Allie said...

Praying for dear Blossom - may God richly bless the work of her hands! I can see the talent that runs in your family, sweetheart!

Lin said...

Such pretty things for little ones - my Australian niece is expecting so I look forward to purchasing from Lucy & May in due course. Good luck Blossom. xx

Janice said...

Congratulations to Blossom on her new venture and so many sales already. Her work is just beautiful.

Dots said...

I wish Blossom great success in her new business. Gingham is a favorite of mine for little clothes. Her clothes look really nice.
Yes. I limit watching the NEWS. Why in heavens' name they fail to report how many have survived and are recovered, is beyond me. But they tend to focus on a lot of fear. But everyone of those survivors have an immunity in them. So hopefully we will be hearing they have made something helpful.
Anyway, glad you are well and that your family is thriving. Always encouraging to hear that about people. We are doing fine in this neck of the woods, too. Looks like it will be another 30 days here of social distancing. So we are hopeful that this virus is dying out.
Be well, im Jesus' Name. God bless.

kupton52 said...

Congratulations to Blossom...(I honestly thought that was her given's beautiful)....on her new venture. I'm headed now to check it out and hope and pray she is successful beyond all that she can hope or imagine. Blessings to you, as well, dear Jenny.

kupton52 said...

I'll check in youngest granddaughter just turned a year old and is wearing 18 -24 months items. Those are all gone...(but yay for Blossom) and only items 6-9 months are left. I will add her to my favorite shops and look forward to keeping an eye on her store. (PS...please pass along to Blossom---"more Matilda dresses, please")

Mandy Currie said...

Hello Jenny, I love your pattern for block 4, thank you so much. Blessings and success to Blossom, I'm sure she'll be a great success, you can see how beautifully the garments are made. Thank you so much for your constant encouragement and comfort. God bless you all. Stay well and safe. Regards Mandy xx

Jude said...

Thank you for your blog posts Jenny, inspiring and love all your photos and food ideas, lovely to see in these present times. All the best to Blossom/Elizabeth with her sewing venture, lovely range and beautiful work. Wishing all the best to you and your family and all of your followers, stay safe and well. Jude [] []

Unknown said...

The clothes are adorable. I wish I had little ones to wear these.

Unknown said...

I am Pat McDonough. I don't know why my name didn't show up on comment # 15.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Blossom's items look great.