Saturday, November 30, 2013


Idlewild is having a sale!  Get 20% off all purchases from the Etsy Shop until the 24th of December.  We are also offering free shipping within New Zealand for all orders.  Each piece is one of a kind, so if you see something you can't live without, be sure to snap it up quickly!  Enter the coupon code GETWILD when completing your purchase via Etsy.  International orders will arrive before Christmas if the sale is completed by the 4th of December.  

Sunday, November 24, 2013


These garments will be in the shop shortly.  But for now, here are a few photos.  I adore this cocoon cardigan.  It is for a 3 year old (approx).  It has a long fit and a small printed detail on the cuffs.  I'm thinking I could do with one in my size...

And perhaps these charcoal printed trackies in my size too...

a few new items in the shop

Ahoy! We have just added a few new items to the shop.  There are some hand-dyed and hand-printed shoulder bags.  I've got one of those on my personal to-make list (for myself).  I suspect Helen has one planned for herself too.  Both she and I have had a few versions of that trusty bag over the years. 

And here are some dresses too!  I love the simplicity of these two styles.  There will be two more of the hand-printed dress with the tie neck in charcoal and black with gold print.  I love how the pink turned out on the stone linen. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

shop update

Hello all!  There are a few new items in the shop.  Here is Odette in the printed beanie.  Rather adorable in my (heavily biased) opinion.  The beanie is great, as the bottom can be rolled up for a smaller head and then rolled down as your wee bub's gorgeous noggin grows.  She is also sporting one of the shibori bandana bibs.  A very stylish way of collecting drool while keeping the top part of her shirts from getting manky.  That is what I like to call a win-win situation.  More to come this week!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Sneak Peak

We finally have some images to share.  The cushions are made from a hand-dyed cotton using a Japanese resist technique.  The hoodies and pants are made from a pure New Zealand merino that we have also hand-dyed using a similar technique.  These images are only a sneak peak at our stash of goodies that we plan to sell at the upcoming Knack Craft Market. We will be listing items in our Etsy shop in the next few weeks also.  The baby is not for sale.  

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Things are taking shape and we are slowly but surely gathering a good-sized pile of awesomeness.  See above photo. Don't worry, this is a fraction of the pile.  We do have more so come check us out at the Knack Kristmas Market at Berhampore School, Britomart Street, 9.30am - 2.30pm. You can follow us on Facebook now as we are embracing this new thing called technology (hopefully the link works though).  Instagram will come shortly, once I figure out how to link it up to the blog.  Can you tell that we are professionals?  I bet our toddlers could dance circles around us in this department.  We have an Etsy shop in the works and will post as soon as this is filled with said awesomeness.  Sorry for the lame teaser photo.  Better photos to come next week! 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

getting the ball rolling

The blog is up and running.  We are currently working on a few other details before launching the online shop.  Slowly, slowly.  Between meals, naps, and school runs, each piece of fabric is being washed and dyed, or printed or both.  At this rate, we should be able to produce at least one garment per month.  Watch this space.  (Just don't hold your breath).