31 May 2011

And The Winner Is...


Kaylie is the happy winner of our Giveaway. She will receive a $25 gift voucher to spend at MooBeeTees in the next six months - YAY!!

Thank you all for your considered feedback on what we should keep making and what we should stop bothering with.  Here are the results:

Funnily enough there were a few items that voided each other, although I think we all agree with the Poncho's.  As lovely and cuddly as they are, they're not moving and we get the hint :0)

I think our amigurumi crocheted/knitted toys are a stayer, along with our hats (keep in mind northern hemispherians, it's winter down south!!).  We are also thinking of introducing some fun accessories - great for gifts, stocking stuffers, party presents and teachers (you can probably also throw in granny :0)

We will probably be making less in the clothing line, as there are so many fabulous clothing crafters out there, but, having said that, if the moment takes me who knows what I will create.  We're also thinking of popping some little 'kits' together - something for the kiddies to make themselves.  I'll think a bit more about this one and let you know when it happens.

So once again, thanks for all of your feedback and keep an eye on what we do next, as you never know what you might find ;0)

30 May 2011

Beautiful Places to Shop for Handmade (in Melbourne)

I have been stumbling over a lot of very lovely places to shop lately - both online, and brick and morter.  The thing I like most about them is that they provide a way to bring handmade to the general public. They also help to promote those who have moved on from 'handmade' to what I like to call 'grown up handmade' - items that still retain the original handmade integrity intended, but can now afford their makers an income that allows them to work at it full time.

When we grow up, that's what we want to have happen to us!!

Take a little look at some of these fabulous Melbourne based (other States to follow) shopping experiences and enjoy :0)


What other handmade markets or specialy shops would you like to add to the list?

Here are some that have been mentioned by our readers:

22 May 2011

It's GIVEAWAY Time...

This Giveaway is now Closed :0)

Did I mention that we're having a giveaway??

Thank you to everyone who took part in the poll that was held on our Facebook page.  Although the Octopus was a one vote winner, we have decided to go with response number two which was a gift voucher (but if you want an octopus we'll make one available!!)

It's easy and open to all MooBeeTees followers world-wide.

All you need to do is this:

1. Visit MooBeeTees and tell us what you want to see us make more of,


2. What you want us to stop making :0)

That's it - two entries into the giveaway right there.

If you would like more entries you can also do the following:

3. Follow our Blog (although that might encourage us to write more!)
4. Follow us on Twitter (moobeetees - it's not tricky!)
5. Retweet/Tweet about our giveaway on twitter (it's only one extra entry, but it will mean great karma points for helping us out!)


There's another three entries!

Make sure you post each of your entries seperately in the comments below and don't to forget to include your email address at least once.

The winner will be selected randomly using www.random.org.

The giveaway will finish at 5:00pm, 30 May 2011 AEST.

Good Luck!

12 May 2011

Wool from a Cow - too Funny!!

A little bit of levity for a Thursday evening!  

Did you know that wool comes from a cow???


07 May 2011

64 Crayons - How I Lost My Colour Mojo...

  I love colour and spend a lot of the time trying to either match colours or create a complete contrast.  I also used to think I was quite good at identifying different colours - well I did, up until about five minutes ago!  

I never used to hesitate in distinguishing my magenta's from my cerise, or my ocean foam's from my sea blue.

In fact I still can't quite understand why when you walk through the centre of Melbourne everybody wears black (including myself).  I don't believe for a second it's a reflection on our weather, or that we all think we need to look thinner - but it does strike you as rather odd.  I like to think it's so that when you walk through our outrageously beautiful gardens we just give good background for all the colourful plants :0)

Anyway, back to my recent colour failure.  I attempted to correctly name 64 Crayolla Crayons.  I thought, how hard can it be?  It's even mutiple choice.  I'll romp it in.

15 minutes later, I sit here like a blank canvas, devoid of the colour I hold so dear.  I made 45 errors in naming the 64 crayons.

45.  Horrifying.

To help me get my colour back, I now need you to undertake the same 'test' I took.  I want to know if it's just me, or that naming the colour of crayons does actually need you to take a Masters in Interior Design.

Click here to take Colour Test.  
Good Luck and let me know how you go!!