Sunday, September 30, 2012

Showcase Shoutout - Three Little Chickens

Jodie is a working mum of her own Three Little Chickens, who loves making beautiful and unique pieces for boys and girls.

For the Spring Showcase Jodie has made a Grace dress in size 2. This is a cool, comfortable style dress for a little girl. The main body of the dress is a gorgeous hot and pale pink floral print on a turquoise background and features hot pink gathered sleeves and matching ribbon at the waist.

The Grace dress is $35.00 plus $6.60 postage (registered). Kay has a numer of other  OOAK Grace dresses available in a variety of sizes and fabrics via the Three Little Chickens Facebook page. She is also happy to make up custom orders if she has the fabric available - the Grace dress can be made from 6-12 months to size 6. Contact Kat at or via the Facebook page.

Showcase Shoutout - Skip Chasey

Skip Chasey aims to provide quality handmade items for children, adults and the home.

For the Spring Showcase Sarah has made the one of a kind "Spring is Grand" handbag. This bag is 38cm wide by 25cm (excluding handles). It features an internal double stitched split pocket which is big enough for a phone on one side and the rest of your treasures on the other. It has a magnetic closure and a wooden handle.

Sarah has selected the spotty floral fabric to reflect the fresh colours of Spring. The "Spring is Grand" handbag is $60 including postage.

Sarah has enough fabric left to make matching items for the winner, ie an iPhone pouch, camera strap, card or passport holder. Sarah also takes custom orders, please contact her via the Skip Chasey Facebook page to discuss. 

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Showcase Shoutout - Trinity's Treasures

Trinity's Treasures offers handmade children's clothing and accessories for the special little people in your life. Kay is a WAHM with a 2yo daughter who is her inspiration and person "crash test dummy." All Trinity's Treasures designs are tried and tested to ensure comfort, fit and (of course) gorgeousness!! All garments are made with love & care so your little ones can have their very own treasures.

Kay has created the Happy Skies Playsuit in a size 2.  It is made from 100% quality cotton and features a very stretchy neckline to make it easy for parents and the little miss to slip it on and off, and flutter sleeves for coolness as summer approaches.  The design makes it a very comfortable outfit for toddlers to play in while still looking fabulous & stylish!  The brilliant colours and floral prints make this playsuit the epitome of spring.

The playsuit is $35 plus $6.20 post. Kay has this style playsuit available in other sizes and fabrics,  enquiries can be directed to

Showcase Shoutout - Lil Moo & Mee

Lil Moo & Mee is the creative brainchild of Sharon, a SAHM to one little boy based in Marysville, Victoria. Initially taken up as a hobby to fulfil the decor needs to friends and family and to help Sharon keep busy after the Black Saturday bushfires destroyed their town, it has now expanded from cushions to quilting and bunting. Next year a new range of home decor cushions for inside and out will be available. 

Sharon's showcase listing is for a 16"/41cm cushion cover featuring Michael Miller "Strawberry Tea Party" quilters cotton on the front and a coordinating bright pink backing. It has a zipper closure along the bottom. The cushion cover comes with a matching 11-flag bunting. Each flag measures 15.5 x 20.5 and has pale pink ties.

"Strawberry Tea Party" has been one of Lil Moo & Mee's most popular fabrics since its release and is still a firm favourite with customers. Its vibrant colour and sweet floral print with butterflies and tea party motifs immediately bring to mind springtime parties. The Strawberry Tea Party Cushion Cover & Bunting Set is priced at $57.00 plus $7.00 trackable post.  An insert for an extra $4 but may incur additional postage depending on your location.

Sharon still has fabric available in this range and is happy to take custom orders on cushion covers and bunting in a variety of sizes. Quilts are also available but please note quilting custom orders are closed for 2012. Contact Sharon directly to discuss at or via the Lil Moo & Mee Facebook page.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Showcase Shoutout - Sakurako

Sakurako is the creative outlet of Leigh, a busy stay at home mum to two small boys with a baby on the way shortly. Leigh enjoys making beautiful modern quilts, especially baby, toddler and child size quilts and accessories. 

For the Spring Showcase, Leigh has made a cradle size quilt using the now out of print "Hushabye" line of quilting cotton by Tula Pink for Moda, and a matching bunny soft toy. Measuring approx 83 x 90cm, the quilt will fit a cradle or bassinet, can be used in a pram or as a floor mat for tummy time/floor play. The top is 100% quilters cotton, featuring a bunny print damask and a butterfly lace print. It is quilted to 100% cotton batting using quality Gutterman thread and is backed with a cream fleece featuring embroidered brown bunnies. It is bound by hand with a co-ordinating brown solid.

The matching bunny soft toy measures approx 33cm tall from top of ears to feet and is made from ultra-soft pale pink minky fleece. It has co-ordinating brown cotton print ears and a solid brown bow. It also has a fluffy white pompom tail and the facial features have been embroidered by hand using quality Perle cotton. 

Leigh selected the bunny-print damask and embroidered fleece to represent the spring themes of new life, baby bunnies and new babies. All Sakurako quilts are one of a kind items and will not be repeated. The Hushabye Girl Cradle Quilt & Bunny Softie set is $100 plus $15 tracked postage.  There is a co-ordinating boy quilt and taggy toy currently available on the Sakurako Facebook page

At this time Leigh does not take custom orders - quilts are made ad hoc depending on what inspires Leigh at the time. However keep an eye out on the Sakurako Facebook page as next year there will likely be semi-custom slots available for purchase, where customers can liaise directly with Leigh to achieve the perfect quilt. 

Showcase Shoutout - Or Elsie!

Or Elsie! was created by Holly with the vision of combining practicality with a little whimsy.  The product range is every evolving but has a focus on practical clothes but pretty clothes for girls as well as things designed to make the everyday a little bit prettier for women living in today's technology focused society.

Holly also runs Puppy Dogs Tails which caters for boys.

For the Spring Showcase Holly has made a Size 2 Patchwork Pinny with matching headband. Made from a combination of 100% quality cotton fabrics, the skirt is patched together using 9 different prints and then lined with a light layer of cotton. The bodice is also 100% cotton and is finished with co-ordination buttons. The straps have been left long to allow the buttons to be moved down as your child grows, ensuring maximum wear time! Holly chose the colours of orange and yellow as they are the colours of sunshine and daffodils.

The Patchwork Pinny is a new addition to the Or Elsie! range and due to the patchwork on the skirt each dress is a OOAK. However Holly is open to suggestions for colour and size combinations and will liaise to acheive the perfect dress for your little one. Contact Holly at or via the Or Elsie! Facebook page.

The “Shades of Spring” Patchwork Pinny is available for $60 (plus $7.20 for registered post, free local delivery in Townsville is also offered). Included in the showcase listing is a matching headband. This price is for dresses this style in size 1-5, however larger sizes will be priced slightly higher as a result of the extra time and materials required to create the larger pieces of patchwork needed.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Showcase Shoutout - La Crafts

La Crafts is your one stop shop for boys, girls & babies handmade clothing and accessories. Amanda has been operating for over 2.5 years and tries to keep the brand fresh with new ideas and fabrics.

The Spring Zing Package for the Spring Showcase is a great gift for a new baby. The fresh green colour is also unisex, making it the perfect gift for a baby shower. The set consists of a Bib & Burp Cloth, great for the early stages  a Nappy Cover & Singlet Set for the warmer months, and also a Medium Waterproof Bib, which is a fantastic addition when introducing solids. This set will grow as baby grows.

Amanda has chosen the vibrant green chevron fabric to represent spring, as the colour reminds her of the budding spring leaves on their vineyard and the sea of green she can see from her windows. The Spring Zing Package is made using a brand new spring fabric with some of La Crafts most popular baby products. The price for this set is $50 including tracked postage - a saving of over $5 from the regular price. 

A similar set can be ordered in any of the available fabrics and in any size you like. Amanda can source specific fabrics as well. To discuss, please email Amanda at or message her via the La Crafts Facebook page

Showcase Shoutout - Mac & Mia

Mac & Mia is the creative outlet of Mia, mum to Natalie and Ryan and nana to Violet. When her daughter was active in dancing she found she had to learn very quickly how to sew all the required costumes - which in turn led to her being appointed Costume Designer for the ballet school for 11 years! After moving on from costumes, Mia started to experiment with feminine designs for little girl clothing, catering to those who are dissatisfied with the 'adult' styles currently fashionable in the shops. 8 years on and Mac & Mia are a regular fixture at the markets and Mia is still enjoying creating new styles.

The showcase size 2 dress and overalls are new to the Mac & Mia spring/summer range. The quality 100% cotton Lecien fabrics are easy wear, easy care, utterly feminine and beautifully complimentary. The fresh floral fabric was chosen specifically to represent the theme of "Spring" for the showcase.

The dress and overalls can be worn separately, or the dress can be worn under the overalls as a blouse (or with other pants or skirts) as your child outgrows it. Both items come with a removable contrasting flower brooch. These are at a special introductory price of $55 including registered post.

Mia is more than happy to take custom orders - check out the Mac & Mia Facebook page for the complete range of styles and available fabric, or email Mia directly at

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Spotlight Shoutout - M's Cute Creations

Michelle is the face of M's Cute Creations. She's a working mum of 2 small boys who loves to get creative in her spare time. Michelle also runs M's Cute Bottoms which stocks modern cloth nappies and toilet training products. 

For the Spring Showcase Michelle has submitted a girls size 4 set. The skirt is made from 100% quality quilters cotton featuring a red, black and white ladybug print, with a coordinating black and white polkadot band at the bottom. The skirt has an elastic waistband for comfort and fit. The white tshirt features a matching ladybug applique.

Michelle has gone with ladybugs to represent spring - every little girl loves finding ladybugs in the garden. This is a new item to the M's Cute Creations range and is $35 plus postage. Michelle can custom make similar sets to order from size 000 to size 6, simply pop her an email at to place your order. 

Showcase Shoutout - Handmade By 3 Little B's

Handmade By 3 Little B’s offers an affordable range of cute and funky handmade designs for little girls and boys. These styles are made to enjoy and wear, having been tried, tested and approved by Mel's own Little B’s who love to live life up in the great outdoors!

Mel's contribution to the Spring Showcase is "Sweet Tweets" - a gorgeous Spring dress for your little girl featuring ruffled sleeves, a fully lined bodice and a round neckline that closes at the back with 3 handmade bird cage buttons. The main dress has a wide skirt with ruffles, and is high waisted. A fabric belt embellishes the high waist and is held in place by sewn in side belt loops. The finished length is 54cm from shoulder to bottom of hem. The pattern is courtesy of Lily Bird Studios, with adaptions to the sizing made by Mel, using "real life" little models.

Mel drew inspiration from Michael Miller's Tweet Tweet range of fabric to fit the "Spring" theme - the fresh, crisp design and bright colours, plus of course the sweet sound of birdsong in the morning fits the theme perfectly. And this sweet dress style just screams Sping-time parties.

Sweet Tweets is a one of a kind creation for the Spring Showcase, but the actual style of dress itself is part of the new range for Spring/Summer 2012/2013. This style of dress can be custom made from any of the 3 Little B's fabric range and is available from Size 0 through to Size 7 and $45.00 + $5.00 registered post. Custom orders can be placed by contacting Mel directly via the Facebook page. Mel loves one of a kind creations and therefore rarely duplicates items. 

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