Thursday, January 28, 2010

Shoot!

There's a saying about working with animals and children, isn't there...?

It was exhausting, but in just under an hour and a half a very patient photographer and I co-ordinated photographing 5 children through several costume changes.

There were fruit-strap bribes .... errrrr....I mean rewards for children between photos. These lovely gals provided helium balloons. We had jigsaws and toys. (Spot the stylist who is also a mother...)

The kids were great, the parents were super helpful and we managed to get some usable shots.... which is always a bonus.

There was even a headless kid getting in on the action....


...who somehow wangled it so she could keep the Sandi Henderson "Meadowseet" dress (and wore it for the next two days).

At last I can see a light at the end of the tunnel... my quick little dress pattern is nearly ready to hit the shelves.

It'll be called the Tulip Dress Pattern and will be $21.95. CODE:C0901. If you'd like to pre-order one we'll take $2 off the postage cost. Just email or phone us with your order.

And if you haven't gone in to the giveaway draw for a free pattern (and a metre/yard of one of these fabrics if you link to the giveaway from your own blog), do it NOW..... it won't be long before this pattern is in the shop and these offers will be closed.
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ps. Yes - that's my Kid's Hat Pattern - sold separately HERE!

18 comments:

Caz said...

How cute! I love the hat the toddler is wearing. Is that your kids hat pattern? It's on my list to buy soon - busy making your bags atm!! Loving your patterns!!

m.e (Cathie) said...

hehee, gotta love kids and..rewards!!
love the little wee headless one too.

Handmade said...

Bravo - Well done! Some cute kids in cute dresses made out of great fabric combination.

Cindy said...

Soooo love the hat and the dress together. Perhaps not so quick but really lovely

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh, not sure how you do it?? I've only ever used my children to model & they seem to enjoy it. Made one of their friend's a dress today, she stood beautifully but we're talking 8 year olds!!
The shots with that hat are great -upselling & everything!! Well done, love Posie

Tania said...

Headless Kid does excellent helium balloon! Very impressed you seem to have survived the experience relatively unscathed.

thornberry said...

Yay to you Nikki! The kids look terrific, the dresses are wonderful, and most importantly - it's all done! Time to relax with an evening out, I think!

Jodie said...

I hope you go with the headless child shot !!! It cracks me up !

The Handmaden said...

Great photos, what a relief to have it all ready!

Katherine said...

Awesome! Just look a the sweet dresses on those lovely models. Well done.

The 'headless model' certainly has an eye for fashion and knows a good thing when she wears it. ;o)

Pinktulip said...

An hour and a half is good going to get decent shots of kids! Any longer and all the (bribes) would have caused more trouble. Lovely pics and adorable dresses.

Fer said...

Well, if she wore the dress for 2 days then that's certainly a stamp of approval!

I'll definitely have to get me one of those patterns!

babygalah said...

WOW ! What gorgeous photos!! Love the ones with the balloons...!
Dee- BabyGalah

one little acorn said...

Gorgeous pics Nikki. Looks like all the effort was well worth it. Such cute dresses.

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Stephanie and Carlos said...

*Round of applause* They look lovely and best of, happy in the photos... even if they may or may not have been so corporative seconds before. Hehe

xo Steph

Anonymous said...

Wow Nikki, you truly are inspiring. The kids look amazing, what a fantastic little pattern.

Kind Regards

ZanetaX

colourdujour said...

the dress is as sweety as the little models, looks cool, comfortable and fast & EASY. Way to go on another winnner (of a pattern)