Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Christmas promotion!!


We are running a pre-Christmas promotion at our etsy shop. We are giving away a Christmas gift with all orders. The first customer gets a free children's apron! Other gifts include Christmas baby headbands, gift bags and tree decorations. Hurry - this offer is for a limited period only!

                                               Christmas apron

Christmas aprons  in two sizes

Further promotions to follow at our etsy shop!

Friday, 23 September 2011

Thoughts of Autumn!!

My local weather man announced that today was officially the first day of autumn, so I thought it was time to start featuring some 'autumn' or 'fall' dresses. Here are some of our favourites:-

Cute little babycord jumper for a 6 month old baby

A lovely soft babycord fabric. Isn't the pattern pretty? It is a liberty design known as 'Sarah's Secret Garden'.

Pretty liberty lawn baby dress. Age 6 months.  Ideal colours for Fall.

This lovely liberty dress is another 6 month size - we think this is very seasonal in its colour mix.

Beautiful liberty lawn jumper to suit a one year old little girl

This lovely liberty pinafore dress is ideal for the time of year, as it can be worn with a short sleeved tee on a warmer day, or a long sleeved one if the weather is cooler. This is a 1 year old size.

Another of our popular babycord jumpers - this one fits a 3 year old little girl.

By the way - our weather man went on to say that we are expecting an Indian summer half way through next week, with high summer temperatures!!

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

We have a new shop banner and avatar!!


I would just like to share with you our new shop banner from our etsy shop, and also our new avatar which now appears on this blog. We would like to extend a special thank you to Nevena of Photosprint, who also has a shop on etsy. Anyone who has ever created a banner for an on-line shop will know that it usually requires lots of thought and amendments, so thank you again  Nevena for your help and patience! Nevena managed to incorporate our new 'little girl holding a marguerite image', all drawn by my husband (Jenny's Dad, of course!). We also included some lovely liberty fabric, as we use liberty so much in our dresses. We are very pleased with the end result!

                                    The new banner!!

The new Avatar!!

Sunday, 31 July 2011

Sweet peas!!

We both just love sweet peas!! After a rather slow start, mine are now producing well, and here are some I just picked, together with a close up photo.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

2nd birthday on etsy!!

Today is our 2nd birthday on etsy, and we are celebrating by running a special promotion. For a limited period, we are offering FREE SHIPPING  on all our skirts and sundresses, and A HAND-MADE  FREE GIFT with every order!! Do take a look at our shop to take advantage of this special offer. Some examples below to wet your appetite!

Sunshine Skirt (2 to 3yrs)   10 dollars  Free shipping

Just 10 dollars for this lovely skirt

Sunshine Skirt (3 to 4 years) 10 dollars    Free shipping

10 dollars for this one too!

Pretty flounce Sundress (4-5 years)  Free shipping

This pretty sundress is also a 10 dollar bargain!


This is one of our gorgeous liberty dresses,  priced at 35 dollars. It is so pretty.

Take a look at our shop to see the rest of our skirt and sundress range.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

It's strawberry time!!

We grow delicious strawberries in our Lincolnshire garden, and we have a good crop this year, so my husband has been busy picking them ready for me to make jam!

Today I have been slaving over a hot stove, and the kitchen has smelt lovely. Strawberry jam can  be tricky to set, so I always add lemon juice. The jam tastes gorgeous, so was well worth all the hard work!

To celebrate the strawberry season, I have today listed a 'strawberry skirt' to our etsy shop. So you see, it has been a busy day!

Wednesday, 18 May 2011


At daisyfleur, we like to use vintage patterns for alot of our dresses, particularly when sewing with the liberty fabrics. Some of our patterns date from the 1960s and 1970s. We get our patterns from various places - friends, etsy and e bay in particular. Here are some of our vintage patterns, followed by a selection of the dresses we have made using them.
This pattern dates from 1968, and the dress is from our daisyfleur shop on etsy!


This is a pattern we use alot for our liberty dresses. It dates from 1978.  This dress, to fit a 9 month old baby is a gorgeous liberty fabric.

Here are two patterns from 1980, bought from one of our favourite etsy shops SewMeVintage. Underneath are two lovely liberty dresses for 6 month old babies.

Here is a gorgeous pinafore dress from a 1962 pattern. It is also available in pale blue. Both are to fit  a 6 month old baby.

All these dresses are available on our etsy shop at

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Hooray! We've been featured!

We're so pleased and honoured to discover we have been featured in a treasury!
And to see lots of other lovely items made out of our favourite liberty fabrics.
Check it out below and follow the link to comment :o)

Friday, 22 April 2011

Baby headbands!

Here are some photos of our lovely headbands, hand made by Jenny. We are running a special promotion at our etsy shop - a free headband with every liberty dress purchased before the end of April!

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Craft fair!

Here are some photos of our stall at a recent Craft Fair held at the Petwood Hotel in Woodhall Spa. We had a lovely day, and sold quite a few items. My Mum came too, so we had 3 generations on the stall!

Friday, 4 March 2011

daisyfleur at work!

At daisyfleur we like to sew together whenever we can - it gives us a chance to look at our new materials and choose the ones we need for our next project, work on similar patterns together and pass on sewing tips! We love all the liberty fabrics, as can be seen by the photos below, where we are choosing our favourites.

We have recently discovered a  new way of sewing together - we use skype! We both set up our laptops at an agreed time, and get busy with our sewing. The beauty of skype is that not only can we show each other how our work is progressing on the webcam, but can chat away for hours whilst we are cutting out and sewing, without the need to hold a phone! Our husbands have had to get used to hearing a familiar disembodied voice when they happen to enter the room! It is great fun.

The photos below show us working together.

Monday, 7 February 2011

New!! Introducing our new pink daisyfleur dress bags!!

I would like to introduce our new daisyfleur dress bags. They are pink, of course, and each bag is decorated with attractive motifs or trimming. All our dresses are now packed in these complimentary drawstring bags, which can be used to store all sorts of things such as shoes, ribbons or baby items.

Here are some photos of us packing dresses into these useful bags!!

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Buttons, Haberdashery, Trims - these are a few of our favourite things.....

I don't know if we've mentioned to you how much we love buttons before but we are both avid collectors.  When I was a girl, I loved going through mum's button tin and matching together pairs or sorting buttons into groups by colour or style.  The noise of the button tin when I shook it was the initial excitement followed by many happy hours spent playing with the delights inside.  
As I got a little older, we used to use the buttons as currency whilst playing the card game "Black Widow" (also known as Black Maria) and my brother loved the big clumsy dark coat buttons whilst I strove to enhance my collection of 'loot' with tiny  pretty brightly coloured buttons and those spares I remembered from dresses I wore as a little girl handmade by mum.

We've recently found the most wonderful shop on etsy Overspill and I wanted to share a few of their lovely delights with you today.  I can guarantee they will soon be receiving a purchase from Daisyfleur......