27 August 2015

Cheap and easy DIY Alice in Wonderland costumes for kids

It's Book Week - that week that sends dread into many a non-crafty-parent's heart, and joy for the rest of us. Our school celebrates every second year, and this year the theme was Alice in Wonderland, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the book's publication. My girls were very specific about the their characters - the Queen of Hearts, and the White Rabbit (during the croquet game, which is apparently important to note).

26 August 2015

Trend: Katherine Sabbath-Style Crazy Cakes

It's my daughter's 8th birthday party in just over a week and with a loose Royals theme, she has requested a 'Crazy Cake', inspired by the explosion of goodies and topping madness on Baking Goddess Katherine Sabbath's drip cakes. I follow Katherine on Instagram and my daughter is smitten.

I did a quick search, and guess what - Katherine's crazy cakes are now officially a trend that is sweeping the baking world. Expect to see lots of amazing cakes inspired by Katherine's work popping up at birthday parties. Feast your eyes on some of my favourite of Katherine's cakes for some birthday cake ideas:

25 August 2015

Tutu du Monde Lila tutu for Bear Cottage children's charity

Oh the cuteness! I was thrilled to spot last night the new limited edition Lila tutu dress for ages 1-11 years, created by Tutu du Monde in collaboration with Australian model Elyse Taylor. $100 from the sale of every Lila tutu will go to the wonderful Bear Cottage charity, one of only two hospices in Australia providing support and end-of-life care for very sick children and their families.

20 August 2015

12 Australian Father's Day gift ideas for hip Dads 2015

Father's Day is only two week-and-a-half away! He says he really only wants a handmade card and a cuddle, but you can sweeten the deal with these Australian-designed gift ideas:

19 August 2015

The best of Etsy 2015 - vote to win $100

The Australian Etsy Design Awards are here again, and this year's finalists are amazing. Vote for your favourite by 20th August 2015 for your chance to win a $100 Etsy gift card.  The winning of the Community Choice Prize heads off to the Etsy HQ in Brooklyn, NY and will be featured in the October issue of InsideOut magazine - such a boost for indie design talent. Here are a few of my favourites from the 54 finalists:

18 August 2015

Rocky Cots at Lilly and Lolly in Australia

For all you parents or parents-to-be looking for a beautiful cradle that can rock (no more rocking chair!), will convert to a cot and then a bed, check out the gorgeous lines of the Rocky cot, available for pre-order now at Lilly & Lolly.

Save 50% on eeni meeni miini moh AW15 collection

It's your last chance to scoop up children's clothes from the eeni meeni miini moh and e3-M Autumn Winter 15 collection at end-of-season sale prices - reduced by 50%!

eeni meeni miini moh and e3-m 50% off AW15 collection for kids

Many of the clothes in the collection for kids 0-12 years are trans-seasonal, and if you're like me, you'll be stocking up on next-size-up favourites for next year. See my pick of the sale from the AW15 collection right here. Hurry - sale ends 25th August 2015.

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5 August 2015

Personalised Brett Curzon kids' book by Hippo Blue

Brett Curzon is a pretty fabulous Australian author and illustrator who has teamed up with Bondville sponsor Hippo Blue to create The Adventures You'll Have - a fun 32-page kids' book about being unique and special, and having the inspiration to Dream Big. Even better - the book is available with either a boy or girl main character and can be personalised with your child's name; and we know how much kids love to see their own name printed! Having your child referenced as the main character puts them front-and-centre in this story of self-belief.

3 August 2015

New eeni meeni miini moh and e3-M Spring Summer 2015 is here

Twice a year I excitedly receive the new lookbooks early from Bondville sponsor eeni meeni miini moh and e3-M to share with you here. And this Spring Summer 2015 collection is a doozy!

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