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January 27, 2013
Colouring In Australia Day Style

Check out our colouring-in page...especially for the kids this Australia Day weekend.
Illustrations taken from our Glow Town 'glow in the dark' wall stickers RRP $79.95

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October 16, 2012
Adeline Photo shoot

A behind the scenes look at our photo shoot last month for our new Organic Baby bedding. Our lovely little model, Adeline was such a delight! ... There were so many photo's to choose from, here are some of the extras...plus some of the out-takes!!

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Strike a pose ... the Farmland Friends range features all kinds of cute animals and motifs.

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How do I get off this thing...

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Mum Felicity lending a helping hand.

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Now Dad's helping out with the Down to the Woods  photo shoot.

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ahhhh this feels nice!!

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Happy amongst the Wonderland nursery range

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Adeline showing us her beautiful big brown eyes!!


September 12, 2012
Kids In Style - New Bedlinen launch

August was a very busy time for Little Chipipi...We received samples of our latest Organic Baby bed linen and had a great time launching the new range to trade at the Kids In Style trade fair! The show was held at the Melbourne Show grounds, a new venue, but one that worked very well to keep the boutique feel alive. It was great to see our many stockists and show them our exciting new range. Here is a sneak peek of some of the new designs which will be available in stores late September....keep an eye on our Shop page for when they are available. We also continued to show our popular ranges of Moveables wall stickers as well as our more recent Height Tree wall stickers.

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September 4, 2012
India

Our 'soon to be released' new Organic Baby bedding designs have been much anticipated. This is the first range that we travelled all the way to India to see the fabrics during production!! As we only use organic fabrics and fair trade processes, it was a really great eye opening experience to see the designs being printed.

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Happy to see the finished product. This is our new Wonderland baby girl design. Available in store late September.
For our current girls bedlinen ranges see our Tweet Hearts designs.

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Bangalore to Mumbai and a bit in between. India has such fantastic colours and interesting sights. The people and food are fantastic and we thoroughly enjoyed our trip.


May 15, 2012
I love Wrapping Paper!!
You may recognise the style of some of this 60's wrapping paper, from childhood presents. I found all these interesting wrapping paper snippets from a great book called 'All Wrapped Up! by Kevin Akers . The wrapping paper of this era is inspired by 'popular culture and sentimentality'. I really love the simplicity and design of the children's wrapping....and I especially find amusing the pictures of the housewives and their manly husbands!!

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A Hallmark pattern of man's best friend imitating his master (above)

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The circus comes to town!! Stunning illustrations similar to that of 'Where the Wild Things Are' artist Maurice Sendak.

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Wrapping paper with a little childhood imagination, like these flying saucer's in a space theme, similar to our Outer Space wall stickers.

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April 2, 2012
Favourite Designers - Tord Boontje
I have always admired designer Tord Boonje from the Netherlands for his amazing laser cut products and delicate artworks. Here is an example of a few of the different mediums he works with.

 

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Midsummer - Paper lamp

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Until dawn

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Petit Jardin - Laser cut steel, zinc and white powder coating

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Fallen Flowers - Laser cut microfibre for a curtain or screen

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Little Field of Flowers - Dye-cut wool


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Table Stories - Glass candle holder


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Our Fairy Dance MOVEABLES wall stickers feature little laser-cut-like  patterns within some of our animals - like the little deers!!

 

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March 2, 2012
Sculpture by the Sea

I love to blog about my home town Perth...well, that's because there always seems to be something interesting going on...must be the weather!!  Here are some fantastic sculptures by artists at 'Sculpture by the Sea' currently being held at Cottesloe Beach WA.

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Just Another conversation by Robin Yakinthou

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Oh My God by Lucy Vader

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Love this one....Screwing by the Sea by Paul Baekhoj 

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Convolutions by Johannesburg Pannekoek

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Lookout by Angela McHarrie

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The Yearning by Marguarita Sampson

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Entomophily by Mekanie Maclou

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Sand Royalty by Kath Wheatley

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Enveloped by Tim Macfarlabe Reid

 


February 13, 2012
My Label Collection

I have to admit that I do love to collect quirky clothing labels, especially kids tags that are form-cut or different in any way. Here are a few from my collection...Nanui (surf brand), Big by Fiona Scanlan, Kid Mambo (velvet finish), Sosooki, Run Scotty Run (very cute doggy) and the more detailed and laser cut Katherine label.
We currently have a label for our Organic Baby range...but of course I would love to do a Little Chipipi car cut-out someday!!

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January 11, 2012
Wye River

Spotted some wildlife at the Wye River Big 4 last week. We even saw a koala in a tree! Wye River is situated along the Great Ocean Road near Lorne, Victoria. It was great to see our koala friends, we have featured many koala's on our designs. Our Animal Friends Placemats have a lovely big koala on them. We also feature koala's on our Baby Animals and Animal Alphabet Moveables wall stickers as well as our Baby Alphabet Organic Baby range of bed linen, see below.

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Baby Alphabet Organic Baby bedding Cot Quilt RRP $129.95  

 

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Animal Friends Placemats RRP $39.95 

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Animal Alphabet MOVEABLES wall stickers RRP $79.95 

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Baby Animal MOVEABLES wall stickers RRP $79.95  


December 14, 2011
Photoshoot out takes

Sometimes it just doesn't go the way you are expecting with photoshoots and children!!  Especially when they are your own!
Some out takes from our Travel Bug Single Bedding photoshoot.

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Sleeping on the job...

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Combined with a bit of attitude!!
(I think he meant to do the peace sign....hoping so anyway!!)

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Ahh, that's better....the final shot.

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November 15, 2011
A trip to China!
Some interesting things we spied while in Guangzhou, China.

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 Love the old streets & bicycles.

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How cute is this guy! Can anyone tell me what breed he is I want one? 

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Temple with amazing views of Guangzhou.

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Try the jade markets for some interesting momentos.

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Scorpions at the Quing Ping market, yummy!

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Dried assortments of every kind including star fish & sea horses ready to be crushed into Chinese medicines. 

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Crabs & very strange looking clams at one of the huge seafood restaurants.... 

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Rob summoning up the courage to sample the local cuisine. Hunger won out.

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In work mode!! 

 


October 6, 2011
Greeting Card Giveaway

Everyone likes to keep a box of cards handy for those special occasions...Well, we are giving away 6 x FREE Greeting Cards (value $29.70) with every Moveables wall sticker purchase.
Visit our Shop to purchase. While stocks last!!

 

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September 15, 2011
An unexpected surprise!

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Magazines arriving in the letterbox is a treat, 10 minutes alone with a drink flicking through one is a dream. Imagine my delight as I was oohing over this month’s issue of House and Garden when I spied out of the corner of my eye our Butterfly Patch Moveables on the wall of one of the bedrooms featured. Oh what a buzz. Look closely and you will see :)
 
We are getting fabulous feedback from our co ordinating nursery range. Click here to buy
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Thank you House and Garden for making me smile! 

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September 1, 2011
The Stars Shine All Day Too!
Designer Robert Ryan always brings a smile to my face. He is a man with a social conscious as well as being a skilful craftsman. Whether it is a vase, teatowel, tile, handkerchief or money box Robert Ryans designs always have a clever insight into the human psyche. All of his intricate designs are cut by hand. 
 
A Londoner, Robert Ryan’s papercutting artwork is soon going to be seen in wallpaper and showcased in a new book, ‘A Sky Full of Kindness’.

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August 17, 2011
Glow Town wall stickers cause a buzz!
One of our favourite things is revealing new styles at the trade fairs. This last Life in Style fair was no exception. The product that created the most buzz was the Glow Town Moveables.

The glow in the dark feature caused lots of excitement. We love that the stickers look fabulous during the day but have that wow factor at night for kids and adults! This has been a product we have been looking forward to releasing for a while...
can't wait to see photos of these on the walls of our customers :)
 
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