Tuesday, November 30, 2010

It's a Wrap

Apologies for the late post.
I actually think it has taken this long to recuperate from the brilliant market that was Niche Designed.
For everyone who attended thank you, thank you, what an incredible turn out.
The weather was amazing, the location was amazing, the talent was amazing and hopefully the funds raised for St Giles were amazing.
Pictures are to follow shortly.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Niche - All Wrapped Up

Oh so close. . . only 3 more sleeps.  We're getting terribly excited.

Niche showcases talented Tasmanian individuals and their designs.  Please support the talented Tasmanian designers at Niche ......great designers, fantastic locals supporting a fantastic charity in children with disabilities, St Giles.

Looking forward to seeing you on Friday afternoon between 4pm and 8pm and/or on Saturday between 10am and 4pm at the Tramsheds, Inveresk.

You will not be disappointed.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

A Wonderful Day

How pleasing is it to know that the garments you love making are travelling back to littles girls in Spain and Italy.

We were situated at the top of Davey Street and were able to enjoy the beautiful sunshine all day.  It was an incredible day of meeting amazing people from all over Australia (and the world) and their comments, and purchases, of our garments affirms why we love to sew and sell our garments.

Two doors down was the lovely Silver Nutmeg and a Golden Pear selling her amazing wares (always wonderful to catch up) and we had the pleasure of meeting Imogen from otekah.

We hope to be back at Salamanca soon, so please keep an eye on our blog for our dates.

Looking forward to seeing you at Niche in two weeks.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Salamanca Market

This Saturday 6 November you will find us towards Davey Street end of Salamanca.

Please feel free to come along and say "hello".

We have some gorgeous new fabrics made into our classic reversible pinafores,  reversible skirts and the longs.  The perfect opportunity to commence your Christmas shopping; if you already haven't.

There are a wide range of boys and girls aprons ready and gorgeous hair clips.

Hope you get the opportunity to come down.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Upcoming Events

Hadspen Playgroup's Shopping Extravaganza

Australian Italian Club
Westbury Road, Prospect
Thursday 21 October 2010
from 6pm

Come alone or with your friends for a night of shopping and fun!

Entry is a gold coin donation (supporting the Hadspen Playgroup) – tea, coffee and a delectable supper is supplied!!

There will also be an amazing raffle.  For more information call Donna on 6393 7327

Indulgence Day
New Norfolk District Football Club Rooms
Sunday 31 October 2010
1pm to 4:30pm

Tickets to this event are $22.00 - includes champagne cocktail, decadent home made high tea, lucky door ticket, lucky dip gift and fashion show.

Please email us at elfdreams@netspace.net.au if you would like contact details for purchasing tickets.

Mathilda's Market
It is disappointing to have to make mention that Mathilda's Market has been cancelled for Hobart.

Niche Market
Friday 19 November 4pm to 8pm
Saturday 20 November 10am to 4pm
The Tramsheds Inveresk

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Niche - Day Two

Thank you Launceston/Northern Tasmania.

It was incredible to see so many people come out today and support St Giles by attending Niche.

ELF Dreams reversible pinafores and reversible skirts have been well received and we really do appreciate your comments regarding the quality and styles of our fabric.

 Hopefully there are some very happy little girls out there enjoying wearing ELF Dreams clothing.

For the many orders that I have taken I will start making tomorrow, so hopefully I will have contacted you shortly to arrange collection/delivery.
Please keep checking our blog, Meg and I are currently planning for a September Salamanca Market, otherwise we will hopefully see you are Mathilda's market in November.

Feel free to send us an email with any requests, comments or feedback.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Niche - Day One

An incredible day.
After one small hiccup this morning, I settled into the Boathouse.

With the most amazing outlook over the Tamar River and the Seaport, Selena did not fail in creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
After my recent move to the north of the State it almost felt like home having the lovely Kate from 'What Katie Did Next' as my neighbour.
There are so many talented Tasmanian's and it was fantastic having the opportunity to meet some of them today and admire their work, very inspirational.

Please come by and say 'hello' tomorrow and help us to support St Giles by supporting the stallholders, you will not be disappointed.
And don't forget to buy some of the most delicatable cupcakes from Nicole at The Cupcake Fairy on your way out :-)

Change of venue

You can find Cherie at the BOATHOUSE.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Barn Market

After the unfortunate start with the cancellation of the outside stalls at the Friday night market due to the weather conditions.  It was lovely to wake to a pleasant Saturday morning.

The Barn Market Christmas special on Friday night was a huge success.

It was wonderful to see many return customers on Saturday and have positive feedback from their purchases at Mathilda's market.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any special requests.
Sally - modelling The Apron
The Skirt (Reversible)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

New Fabric

Some new fabrics have arrived. These will be available to purchase within the next week.

A reminder that Meg will be at the Rosny Barn Market this Friday and Saturday for their Christmas in Winter.  Our stall will be situated outside.

Please come over and say "Hello".

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Please note, Niche is now running on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 August.
Everyone can now sleep in on Sunday 29.
Come and see ELF Dreams at the Inveresk site.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

We're Taking On Tasmania

With Cherie's recent move to the north of Tasmania, Meg and Cherie are now 'taking on the State'.

You will be able to see our products Statewide at local and regional markets.  Stay up to date with where we are going to be next on our blog.

Meg will be at the 'Christmas in Winter' market at the Barn on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 August and Cherie will be attending Niche on Friday 27, Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 August.

We look forward to seeing you at what are going to be two amazing events.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Mathilda's Market

An amazing day for ELF Dreams.  The sunshine was a nice change from the wintery days we have been experiencing and the atmosphere created by Robyn added to the market experience.

It is always wonderful to catch up with the lovely ladies, Sonia from Sunday's Child and Courtney from Silver Nutmeg and a Golden Pear.  Two amazing and very talented Tasmanian ladies who produce gorgeous, high quality garments.  It is always an immense pleasure to spend a day with them at the markets.

Today we launched our new 'clip-art', which was a wonderful success.  Meg's design encompassing the 'hair band/scrunchie' holder was well received.

The Aprons were one of the 'hot' items of the day, I am positive there are some young aspiring 'master chefs' out there who are going to get many hours of pleasure helping mum and dad in the kitchen.

ELF Dreams The Skirt (Reversible) and The Pinafore (Reversible) remain the pride of our core range and it was gratifying to see many return customers purchase today and we delighted in seeing one of our favourite pinnis make an appearance today on a beautiful little girl.

ELF Dreams will be next appearing at Niche Market in August, for all details please see the link provided for and hopefully at the Christmas in Winter Barn Market, we will confirm once placements have been finalised by Helen and Miriam.

Thank you everyone for a wonderful day.

Please note that when we post fabrics on our blog, we will take orders if you have a preference of fabric and size.  We only order small quantities to ensure individuality of garments.  So get in quick and contact us if you see something you would like made up into a pinafore, skirt or longs.

Warm regards
Cherie and Meg

Monday, July 5, 2010

Save the Date - Mathilda's Market - Saturday 17 July 2010

Come along and visit us at Mathilda's market. . . . we are counting down the days.
Meg and I have been busy with preparations, lots of new fabrics (here are a couple to tempt) and we are very excited to announce our new line 'CLIP-ART' which will be debuting at the market.
Plus we will have plenty of your favourites in many new fabrics:- the Pinafore (reversible), the Skirt (reversible), the Longs, the Ballet Bag, the Stroller Bag, the Shopper Bag, the Versatile Clutch, the Mini Clutch, Heat Bags, Beanie Bags . . . . the list goes on.
Looking forward to saying 'hello' at what is going to be an exciting shopping occasion.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Handmade Market

Another lovely handmade market this weekend.  A beautiful autumn weekend, with plenty of great conversation.  A big thank you to Penni, Sue and Marg who put a lot time and effort into creating such a charming market.

Our sincere apologies to customer who may have come looking for us on Sunday.  Sadly we were unable to fulfil our commitment of the two days.  However I am sure that you would have been enthralled by the other stallholders.
We look forward to seeing you next at Mathilda's market, Saturday 17 July.

Monday, May 3, 2010

The Market and What Women Want

The launch of our new reversible aprons was a wonderful success.  It is always pleasing to offer clients new products and a unisex line.  For those of you who missed out we will have more on offer at the upcoming Handmade Market 15 and 16 May. 

An exciting and frantic day for Meg and myself, not sure we will opt to do a market and function on the one day again.  The market never fails to disappoint and we had many new customers and return clients, which is always pleasing.  The atmosphere created by Holly and Shannon is always warm and welcoming at the Masonic Temple.

I felt extremely envious of the women at the Make a Wish Foundation Fundraiser - "What Women Want" at Moorilla, the wine and high tea looked absolutely devine and I could have easily gone and indulged in having my hair styled and a manicure.  Most importantly it was great to be a part of and see funds being raised for the fantastic work the Make a Wish Foundation do.

On another note it was lovely to catch up and have a chat with our fellow stall holders. With the emotion of the afternoon and the impact of hearing some of the stories from the Make a Wish Foundation, it brings me to make mention of a quote from a book I am currently reading;

"May we always support one another and wish each other greatness."

Overall it was a very successful and enjoyable day.

Friday, April 30, 2010

A Teaser . . . .

ELF Dreams have a new product ready for sale, every child should have one . . . . come along to the Market, Masonic Hall, Sandy Bay Road on Sunday from 10am.

We look forward to saying "Hello".

Saturday, April 17, 2010

A Lovely Email

It is always wonderful to receive feedback from our customers and we wanted to share this one. . . . .

Hi there, my name is Vanessa and I bought two beautiful pieces (skirt and dress) from you last week at the Barn Market. The items were a big hit the next day at the Christening and I already have 2 friends who want to come down south in June to see your stall. I had been talking to you about the babushka material, how funny that my friend was the one who bought the one and only skirt on Saturday!! I am very interested in some more items, mainly the babushka material in either skirt or dress. Size 2,3 or 4. If you have time, could you please let me know what you may still have available.
Well done on your designs, they looked just gorgeous on the girls and I am extremely pleased and proud to support Tassie made.
Kindest Regards,
Vanessa, Heidi and Lucy Bester.xxx

Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Barn Market Saturday 10 April 2010

A Magnificent Day

ELF Dreams positioned themselves outside at the risk of the elements. 

Thankfully the weather was lovely and we enjoyed the sunshine and enticing smells from the coffee van and barbeque.

We knew the Babushkas would be popular and our first sale of the day was a Babushka skirt.

For clients today who missed out, don't be disappointed there will be more Babushkas available within the next fortnight.  And due to the success of sales today we will have an even wider variety of fabrics available in the skirts (reversible) and the pinafores (reversible).

The Longs have made one of their last appearances, they will be retiring for the cooler months, however will be available on request for those of us with friends and relations in the warmer climates of Australia and abroad.

The Beanie Bags were as popular as ever today.  We will ensure we have plentiful stocks available at our next market for those of you who missed out today.

A friendly reminder to our customers today who purchased these for an alternate use as a heat bag to make sure that you place a cup of water in the microwave with the wheat bag when you heat it to stop the wheat from burning.

It is always wonderful to meet new stallholders and customers, we had a wonderful day, the venue is perfect and the organisers, Helen and Miriam are truely awesome, thank you for all the time, effort and professionalism that you put into making what is shaping up to be one of Hobart's most prestigious markets.
For more information on The Barn Market, please select the following link http://thebarnmarket.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

New Fabrics

Our exquisite Japanese  fabrics have arrived.  We are very excited to have some babushka's and owls available.  These will be available to purchase within the next two weeks.

A reminder that we are at the Rosny Barn Market this Saturday and The Market and What Women Want on Sunday 2 May.

We look forward to seeing you, please come over and say "Hello".

Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Harvest Festival - Dynnyrne Waterworks Reserve 28 March 2010

What a magnificent afternoon.

It is wonderful to see a community come together and hold such a fantastic event.  It was great to experience the homemade lemonade and organic produce and to enjoy the musicans and acrobats.

It is always encouraging to see our customers so eager to wear our garments that  they wore them straight off our stall.

We look forward to seeing you at our next market, The Barn Market at Rosny on April 10.

Monday, March 22, 2010

The Nostalgia

We are often asked where the design of the ELF Dreams pinafore came from and have many mothers and grandmothers comment on how they wore them when they were young or made them for their children.

For ELF Dreams the design originated from Meg’s mother Mary who made the pinafore for Meg and her cousins when she was a child.

We felt the design was an elegant classic and by altering the design to encompass the reversible aspect we’ve made this timeless style current.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Harvest Festival

ELF Dreams has been invited to attend the Harvest Festival next Sunday 28 March at the Waterworks, Dynnyrne commencing 2pm until 5pm.

We look forward to seeing you there for what is bound to be an incredible event.

An Amazing Day

A big thank you to our clients today.

We had a fantastic day at the Handmade Market.

It was a lovely change to be outside, although the weather could have been a little more favourable.

It is always wonderful to meet new people and receive feedback on our product.

Friday, February 19, 2010

The Handmade Market - It's On!

It is confirmed. ELF Dreams will be appearing at the Handmade Market, Saturday 20 March from 10:00am until 3:00pm. Due to polling day and St Peter's Hall being used as a polling venue, the market will be located on the netball court next to St Peter's Hall.

Meg has been interstate sourcing new fabrics for our pinafores, skirts and longs, so we are sure to have new designs in stock.

Please come on down and say hello, it is bound to be a fantastic day. We look forward to seeing you.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

The Barn Market

Thank you for your continued support and to our new customers.

The day was truely amazing. Helen and Miriam created an incredible atmosphere for stallholders and clients at todays market.

For those of you requesting our business card, please feel free to contact Meg or Cherie anytime for orders, requests, any suggestions or feedback.

A big thank you goes out to mum for helping me out today - thanks mum :-)

I will have information for you by Wednesday on where you can see ELF Dreams next.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Mini Clutch

A versatile little clutch handy for children to carry their pocket money, lip gloss, mini toys etc. Adults have purchased to use for credit cards and keys when taking a quick trip to the shop, lipstick and mirror and personal toiletries.

The Beanie Bag

Playing with Beanie Bags promotes hand-eye coordination, balance skills and spatial awareness.

All customers are provided with an information flier detailing information on what to do with your Beanie Bag.

The Versatile Clutch

The Versatile Clutch was initially devised as a stylish way for mothers to carry a couple of nappies, wipes etc in their bag. Our customers have informed us that they have been purchased for pencil cases, jewellery clutch, book protector for travelling and make up bag to name a few. Prompting us to rename our nappy clutch to the Versatile Clutch.

The Ballet Bag

The Ballet Bag is perfect for your daughter to take to her ballet/dance lesson.
It is 100% cotton and lined with gingham.

Monday, February 8, 2010

The Longs

Short longs or Long shorts!
The Longs are available from size 00 to size 4.
They are suitable for boys and girls.
With an elastic waist they are perfect for the independent child wanting to dress themselves and also provide ease during the "toilet training" phase.