Sunday, March 29, 2009

Easter Surprise from Dumpling Dynasty

What better gift for Easter than this Easy Sew Bunny Kit from Dumpling Dynasty! Its the cutest kit that contains everything you need to make a 30cm high bunny, including felt, wool, plastic needle and clear instructions. Also in the the pretty tin is a 'My Bunny's Adventure' journal and a pencil to record your thoughts or write a story about your bunny.
Its a great craft to do over the long Weekend when some quiet time is needed with your tween, or as a present to someone starting crafts.

As Dumpling Dynasty say 'Make with Joy'!

Arthur's Circus Vintage Toy Prints

That fabulous store in Melbourne has just released some photographic prints that we are so excited to be stocking. Working from her own collection of vintage toys, Owner and photographer Natalie Jeffcott has brought a contemporary twist to these colourful mementoes of childhood. Her artworks are quirky and engaging and will look so great in any children's room or living space.
Each 8 x 10 archival photographic print is mounted onto soft white board and ready to frame (sized to fit a 30x40 IKEA Ribba Frame).... too easy!
...maybe its because I have boys but I love these prints.
Instore now and online
Rrp $75

Monday, March 23, 2009


Colour Lovers sink your teeth into this! Polka’s Winter 2009 Range will have you squealing with joy and wishing it was winter already! Scandinavian inspired super soft cotton woollies that will make your heart sing!!
A Polka kid’s wardrobe is not shy of colour, featuring a kaleidoscope of rich and daring colour; burnt orange, chocolate brown, deep turquoise, electric purple, aubergine, charcoal, navy.
Polka boldly pairs classic stripes in this seasons colours with uniquely Polka custom fabric designs.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Mathilda's Market today

What an early start i had today! leaving home at 6.30am to pick up bits and bobs from the store, off i then went to Mathilda's Market. Its was my first ever market and what a lovely day it was.

We had our own messy table and sold lots of goodies that are handmade by friends of the store.
and in between sales, i couldnt resist buying the baby and Little H a present...

Mr Cat from Jo Murcutt (a great price at $15)

A new cushion from Snailblazer ($20).
A lovely, lovely, lovely day! Thank you Mathilda's Market for having us!

Friday, March 20, 2009

handmade hellos

handmade hellos! a lovely book just arrived to help get those creative thoughts flowing!
It has 25 projects for crafters of all experience levels. You can learn card and envelope folding basics plus how to screen print, make pop-ups, hand-bind a booklet, emboss, stamp, stencil, and so much more. It also comes with pattern templates, so you get to reuse it again and again!
only have a few and i just added them to the website.. its a goodie!

Rrp $29.95

Thursday, March 19, 2009

so much cuteness!

These have to win the 'Cuteness Award' for this month... Authentic Baby leather boots! Starting at 3-6 months with a soft leather and rubber sole, they are now instore.
...and a great price too! Rrp $59.95

Love by Geneine Honey

as i work today, these ever so lovely earrings from Love keep looking at me..... mmm i think i might have to take you home... x

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Look what i just scored on Ebay!

Remember this? Its the fisher price two tune tv! I just won one on ebay and its going to sit on baby H's shelf... his first tv!
Apparently they have been reproduced in the UK but i'm kinda glad mine's been preloved and all that.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Mathilda's Market this Sunday

Mathilda's Market is a fabulous niche market that offers unique, stylish and affordable baby & kids goods that are lovingly handmade or of limited production. The retailers are hand pick to ensure an exciting product range.

You will discover a vast variety of funky, unique and gorgeous clothing (for example organic cotton, vintage, 70's, etc) wooden letters, canvasses, soft & wooden toys, soft leather shoes, travel activity packs, room decor, bags, paintings, fun & personalised accessories, vintage-inspired products, musical instruments, handcrafted jewellery, fairy & dress up costumes & accessories, hair accessories, doll houses & accessories, linen, sleepwear and so much more! And all this for your little ones ... it's a kid's shopping haven.
Most of the retailers do not have a shop front, so you know you'll find something special, not available anywhere else.

Please come and see our stand at the upcoming Mathilda’s Market on THIS SUNDAY 22 March, from 9am to 2pm at St Ignatius College Riverview, Tambourine Bay Rd, Lane Cove. With over 65 retailers, yummy cupcakes and kids entertainment, this will be a fantastic day out for young & old. For a sneak preview, have a look at the website ( and enjoy a browse through the photos of all participants.
see you there! xx

Sunday, March 15, 2009

so pretty!

Clare from Lulu Carter dropped in her soooo beautiful bird catchers and we just couldnt resist putting them straight into the window.... they sit so beautifully with the belle and boo prints and cupcake table.
here's a couple of snaps just for you!

Saturday, March 14, 2009


The new mamapapa has been lovingly unpacked and looks divine in the windows...
Virgine (the wonderwoman behind mamapapa) is one of the most creative people I know and this is her stand at the recent tradefair..


Saturday, March 7, 2009

A box full of squeakers

Every child has one and the new designs just get better and better.
New styles for Alimrose designs have arrived instore... and the new mobiles are soooooo loverly... gets you all clucky again..

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Three Little Trees - a sneak peak!

Three Little Trees is one of our favourite labels and here's a sneak peak of their new range which is due in store next month (you can pre-order too) .... We want it to make a mess now!
The girls collaborated with the very talented UK Illustrator Sandra Isakkson of Isak (another absolute fave!) and have come up with a stunning new collection. Check out their new website, you wont be dissapointed!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Starpad - buy Australian!

When I saw this recently, our messy room had to have it. Its everything we love; its Australian made, out of recycable high quality cardboard, and allows children to create, imagine and have lots and lots of fun!

The StarPad has a starry roof and storybook windows, a floor and two doors.It's solid and when it's time to finish playing house, StarPad folds away neatly.

Size 119cm high, 80cm wide and 80cm deep, this is the perfect all-weather creative toy!

If your around Summer Hill this week, pop in and check ours out! We are going to have one up in our window for anyone that wants to draw, pencil, paint, wallpaper..... im leaving it up to you!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Dumpling Dynasty Pigtail Kits are back instock!

The Pigtail kits are back instock!
I just love this set cause every little girl needs their very own RED comb and mirror and all those hair accessories are just the cutest things you've ever seen! Best of all, it comes in the sweetest keepsake tin which a child can use for storing all their other bit and bobs...... teaching them to re-use in style!

Rrp $29.95

Minti is here

Minti is here and is looking so cool!
This isnt one of my boys but this shirt of Minti's will definetly be in the H's winter wardrobe...
I'm not sure whether we will have Minti in the online store so if you want to know more about what we have, call us instore!
Their website is brand new for Winter, check them out xx