Saturday, October 30, 2010

For Ruby

I have just (almost) finished a dress for a very old and lovely friend's little niece Ruby. I can't stop staring at this cotton/linen fabric it is so so beautiful and full of the most whimsical little details. The dress is an A-line pinny style (still to be snapped), with a lined bodice in contrasting fabric, decorative top stitching etc etc. I added a strip of green birds in flight from another matching fabric to the bottom of the back and I love how its turned out. How nice to know there will be a mangolime wearer in New Zealand!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

New stocking . . .

Hi all

I have some new nappies made up and they will be able to be purchased on Monday at 7.30pm CENTRAL Standard Time (now that we have daylight savings, that is 8pm in Queensland, 9pm in NSW, ACT, Tassie and Victoria, 8.30pm in SA, and 6pm in WA...I think.). You can preview them on the site now.

There are mostly medium nappies and a couple of smalls and larges. I am still putting the finishing touches on my new pants/shorts/capris . . so they may have to wait a little bit longer. There are still a few dresses available and one last nappy wallet! I'll do more of them soon too.

It seems that I have birds on the brain (or am just a birdbrain quite possibly) - without planning it many of this month's nappies feature birds, and in fact many of the fabrics in my stash and birdy. Maybe it is because we recently got chickens?

So, I am by no means a twitcher, but I do love these images...

And to continue with the thematic journey, I am having a love affair with my new little scissors which are in the shape of, you guessed it, a bird! I know these are just a cheep-cheapy (get it!) spotlight buy, but with their faux vintage brassy tones I do like to imagine they have been in my family for generations, passed down through the maternal line....Ah the things that get you through all the snipping.

Wanna see the rest of the nappies on offer this month?

Ahhh and now its raining. Gotta love a build up that feels like The Wet!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

october's mangolime model

This photo is a month old now but still takes the cake, I think. This is Mietta (love that name) in her mangolime cherry nappy and matching applique top. Mietta is the daughter of a dear old friend of Mr Mangolime, and we hope to meet this squishable poppet in real life in Melbourne soon! How can anyone resist such all-encompassing happiness?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

going slightly potty

Now it may be weird to write about toilet training on what is really a blog about nappies (amongst other things) but we here at mangolime are going through a spot of it at the moment, and it is proving harder than I remember with Mr J. I seem to remember him announcing one day he wanted to use the toilet and wear 'big boy undies', and that was it (with the usual accidents now and then).

With Mr A its a bit of a different story. He says he wants to do it (which I know is the main reason to start), and he's pretty good with wees after much prompting, but the poos always end up dragging down his new undies (which, by the way, have fighter jets on them, not just planes but fighter jets, bought practically over my dead body but they were the only ones that fit. Meanwhile the girls' undies have stars and rainbows, but of course there are none in his size. I just hate not only that undies (undies?!) are gendered, but that they are gendered in such a girl = peace, boy = war and violence way.) Just saying.

He is, however, very chuffed about the whole thing, particularly the liberally dispensed treats upon potty successes, and the phone calls to the toilet training fairy to report on progress. And, despite the war-mongering design, the undies.

A: I have undies.
Me: Yes you do.
A: I look very comfy.

So....any tips on toilet training greatly appreciated over here!

Friday, October 1, 2010


Here is another little mangolime model. I love seeing my nappies in action. This is Caydence in her Pop Garden Medium nappy - she is nearly 6 months. Thanks Justine for sharing the love....