Saturday, 8 December 2012

hear ye...hear ye...

I am just loving this new hydrangea print
(designed by my talented creative co-Blue Wren partner Wendy : ) 
We are using it on girls tee's and also little organic hankies - awww soo cute! 
We have ONE more market to do before we settle into armchairs with a glass of wine (or two!) - this one will be the Little Yarra Steiner School Market which is on this Saturday 15th Dec from 8am - come over and see what we and our fellow creative stall holders have to offer - support the small businesses this christmas - yay!

Saturday, 1 December 2012

...MORE gift cards...


Blue Wren on branch...

Single Wren...

...the work table....

All gift card packs are original art work by Sarah Baker (that's me!) - they are individually stamped (and therefore are all unique) - sold in a set of 8 cards (hole punched in the corner with a string attached) and are only $9.50 - (postage extra but will be very minimal - may even get away with a 45c stamp...) how good is that??? Email to order and you'll receive them in a flash (a 2 day flash...). new gift!

I am having such a lovely time carving out stamps which we are turning into gift tag packs - I have a secret passion for lino cutting and am sooo happy to have found a reason to just keep on going with them! The gift cards come in packs of 8, are hand printed on heavy water colour paper and are $9.50 a set. They are blank...ready for your creative prose : ) We should have them up on our etsy store in the next day or so...or email us on
And while I have got you, we will be at the Sister's Market at the Northcote Town Hall this Fri night (7th Dec) for the twilight market and then again all day Saturday (8th)- so yay for us! There are always loads of lovely things to see and people to meet at the Sister's Market so put it on your to do list the weekend of the 7th and 8th Dec. Hope to see you!

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

city adventures....

We always love being part of the Sophia Mundi Steiner School Fair and Open Day -
such lovely friendly folk and the location for inner city is so superb; I looked out of the new class 1/2/3 buildings and it was like you were standing in the country side! On the other side is the fantastic antiquity of the old Abbotsford Convent, wonderful old buildings full to the brim with creative studios/foodie treats; magnificent gardens as well as the yarra river sweeping around the edge of all this.
What a treat for city folk to have on their doorstep! 
This saturday we will be at the wonderful Melbourne Rudolf Steiner SChool Fair and we can't wait for that one! Hope to see you there x

Thursday, 1 November 2012

to market to market...

We have hit the silly season in terms of our up coming markets - if you fancy a venture out to any of the steiner school fair days in melbourne and surrounds...good chance we will be there! We had lovely day out at Little Yarra Steiner School last weekend - the school is situated in the most beautiful landscape so in between  chats with the lovely folk one could wistfully gaze ... sigh.... 

Pencils out - here's some BlueWren dates to put in your diaries...
Sun 11th November - Sophia Mundi Steiner School 
Sun 18th November - Melbourne Rudolf Steiner School 
Sun 25th November - Ghilgai Steiner School
and then we head into Melbourne for the Sister's Market twilight market on Fri 7th Dec and all day Saturday the 8th November.

So best be off printing/sewing/stuffing and sleeping in readiness. Oh me gawd - I am exhausted already!

Monday, 20 August 2012

Sweet Daisy Blue

Well folks they're finally in our etsy store ....Our sweetest little daisy dress made from the most gorgeous fabric that is a blend of cotton/silk/spandex which has a lustre and a shimmer that is very beautiful. ANd you know what that means? Yes that's right - it can be worn to formal occasions as well as just a play dress. In the photo we've teamed it up with our peasant skirt and a grungy old pair of blundstone boots - it just gives it that groovey dressing down but looking gorgeous look doesn't it???

Anyways - have a browse - we are adding quite a few new bits and bobs to our store - we are, as always, positively chuffed!

Saturday, 18 August 2012

ode to the lino cut

and while Lewis (talented graphic designer nephew...) was there  he also slicked up my tree of life lino cut so it is user friendly computer wise. So exciting! 

B for Blue Wren

Our spanky new logo and slicked up by my graphic design wiz nephew...just love it!

Shiver me timbers..

I have to say folks that the baltic winds were blowing at The Sisters Market in Northcote yesterday! Mainly due to a massive sliding door that seemed to be open for a good part of the day. Fortunately I had my knitting to keep my hands moving and even tho I felt my major organs to be shutting down by the end of the day (I couldn't quite get my lips to move when I tried to speak ... they kept getting caught on my teeth in a weird slo-mo way...) it was a lovely treat to meet so many of you and to have lovely warming conversations with fellow art and crafty types! 

...blossom cushions... 

 ...Kiddies blossom bags...

... 100% linen tea towells ..

...our blossom cushions...

Not to mention all the other scrummy bits on sale from fellow artisans...

The beautiful illustration work from artist Elise Hurst - her framed prints, cards, notebooks were really wonderful. It is so great to see illustration as an art form beyond picture books - yay to that!

I loved these beautiful hand made stamps by one black sheep 

and delicious teas from tea and sympathy...
Of course there were so many more delicious bits and bobs but there is only so much time for chatting and knitting and selling and gazing. Speaking of gazing ... looking up at the ceiling was an architectural treat...

...I would gaze and wonder about ALL THAT WARMTH just hovering up there while I shivered down below....sigh...

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Just Because....

The great thing about running your own screen printing business is PLAYING with ideas! Our snail stack calico bags - who said snails aren't beautiful ??? 
(...well I think that was you sarah.... - oh yes ...that's right....i see them with a gardener's bias)

Anyway - lots of fun to be had in a creative exploration kind of way - stay tuned we will try to keep them coming. In the meantime come and say g'day to us at the 
sister's market on this SATURDAY 18th August 
at the Northcote Town Hall 
in sunny Melbourne-town. 

And don't forget to have a browse at our bits and bobs on etsy store - we should get it up to date any day now.....

Saturday, 4 August 2012

all sewn up....

Hard working gals we are here at Bluewren ... 
sewing with love and enthusiasm...
with the occassional giggles. 
Our Daisy-blue frocks are finished! To be added to our etsy store in the next few days ...or for those who want to get up close and personal you can see our smiling faces 
(well mine anyway...well I hope I will be smiling...but even a frown can be turned upside down - oh stop !!! too cheesey!) at the 

 on SAT 18th AUGUST 

and we are very excited to hear some feedback on some of our latest design adventures.
Hope to see you all! 

Thursday, 19 July 2012 do you like to do...?

I couldn't help but post this sneak peek at our latest dress for girls - our daisy dress! Perfectly swing in style, of the most exquisite cotton/silk  fabric (that has the most wonderful crunchy sound when handled - I love that in cotton) with a playful shasta daisy print around the edge. This is a mock up so best not to look too closely - just get the overall peripheral! We should have these in our etsy shop by the end of next week. We are full steaming ahead with these at bluewren central and like most of our things, just positively chuffed!

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Bloomin' Botanical !!!

We are positively botanical in our Blossom Work - we just can't seem to stop creating new ways of exploring our  printed/embroidered horticultural obsession! (This time it's cushions)  It is such a lovely way to spend winter eve's, infront of a fire and stitching, in preparation for the spring burst ....sigh....

have a virtual wonder through our etsy store - and smell the flowers
 ; )

Thursday, 28 June 2012

They're here ....!

Finally they are in our etsy store ...yay! 
Check them out..
they are extremely flattering and visually wonderful ...(if I don't say so myself!) 
ps. apologies for the quality of the pics - late at night with the sewing machine light shining on them....
: )

Fuschia with pink blossoms....

 Rust with tangerine blossoms..

 Stone with cream blossoms....

Purple with blue blossoms...

Monday, 4 June 2012

Friday, 1 June 2012

sooo close now....

 We are soooo close now to getting these autumn/winter colour range out and about! By the end of this week we will have them in our etsy store but for those who want to have a closer lookie we will be having a stall at the 
Melbourne Rudolf Steiner School market 
on Friday June 15th from 10 am. 

If we have some continued LATE nights, we may just get some of our 50's inspired gingko print skirts out at that market too! 
Oh my gawd I feel snoozey already!

Friday, 11 May 2012

Sneaky peaky ...

Here is one of our autumn toned blossom skirts hot off the sewing machine. Oh we are so chuffed with them! More to come soon....
ps. note the ugg boot in the bottom corner - we work in slippered comfort!

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

1 a.m. and still looking GLAM!

I realised we have never formally introduced ourselves! Wendy is on the left and I  (Sarah) am on the right. Often after a night of heavy sewing we end up hysterically tired, taking distorted 'funpark' photos of ourselves on photobooth and keeling over in laughing fits,  but this night we did actually manage something serious as well - I think it was about 1 in the morn tho so I can't say that we are looking our grandest...

Should have some blossom skirts in our autumn colours finished this week. Stay tuned to our etsy store for them. They look beautiful...if I don't say so myself  ;)

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Blossoming Skirts!!!

Here's a peak at the first of our new Blossom Skirt range, these gorgeous ones are available on etsy, they come in 3 adult sizes, are made from denim and beautiful organic cotton in delicious colours...and are, of course hand wool felt blossomed. Keep an eye out for our warm classic & funky winter colour range Blossom Skirts that are just around the the corner...and just in time too!

And for those interested...who have perhaps suffered that same the-key-not-quite-being-where-you-thought-you-left-it wonderful partner came to the very handy man rescue, removed the door in order to be able to remove the ancient lock...yes those kinds that only have one key! Took it down to the local locksmith and returned back with not just one but two keys! Bluewren peace restored at last! worth a mention that shortly after, as is mostly the case, the MISSING key was found in the fridge under the can of dog food...lucky that little two and half year old is so damn cute!

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Never a Dull Moment....

Ah yes...the Old Scramble Through The Window Trick...

Nothing will keep us Bluewren Gals from our Bluewren work - not even a lost key. 
"Through the window!" we cried - despite the angle of the window, the position of the ladder and the plain INDIGNITY of it - we got in... and even out again which was no mean feat considering the lateness of time and the tiredness of bones!

BUT we got the first of our Blossom Skirts for women made - gorgeous blossom print and denim A-line skirt...we are positively chuffed! We have delicious autumnal tones; teemed up with some yummy tights and the classic boot - you'll be the talk of the town! Stay tuned for some pics and keep an eye on our etsy site for them.
But for's Key Hunting time. I am waaayy to old for that sort of scullduggery.


Monday, 12 March 2012

shake rattle and roll....

It's been a slow waking up in the bluewren nest this year - sleepy slow blinks and long stretches - the truth is that the school year has us all in a tizz as we try to adjust to drop off and pick ups and half day timetables and our own seperate working lives.... big sigh... but the good news is that we are just about ready to go with some great new ideas and samples being made ... ready to shake 'n rattle us into action!

For those who want to check us out in Real Life we will be having a stall at the 
Autumn Market on 
Friday the 23rd MARCH 

all are welcome - come along and see what's on offer - no doubt there will be lots of beautiful stalls! 
Hope to see you x