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Monochrome New Baby Package

Each year the Australian handmade community get together to raise funds for charities that they are passionate about. The annual Collaborate for a Cause auction teams handmade businesses together to create unique Australian handmade gifts that are auctioned to raise funds for charity. This year, the auction is taking place from 28 – 30 July, with hundreds of individual businesses donating their products.

This year, Handmade Cooperative are contributing four collaborative packages to raise money for Women’s Community Shelters. Check out item #2, item #3 and item #4.

Item #5 is Monochrome New Baby Package.

This adorable selection has photography kindly donated by Emma Parker of Squiggly Monkeys and includes:

2 x bandana bibs with fleece backing and two snap closures donated by Marjorie Handmade.

 

Sock monkey, 30cm donated by Squiggly Monkeys.

 

2 x mini baby wipes with soft cotton front and absorbent towelling back, wooden teething ring of natural unfinished wood (5.5cm diameter) with fabric tag and two sensory ribbons, and burp cloth donated by Babes & Tots Designs.

 

Bidding opens at 8pm (AEST) on 28 July.

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Monochrome Party Package

Each year the Australian handmade community get together to raise funds for charities that they are passionate about. The annual Collaborate for a Cause auction teams handmade businesses together to create unique Australian handmade gifts that are auctioned to raise funds for charity. This year, the auction is taking place from 28 – 30 July, with hundreds of individual businesses donating their products.

This year, Handmade Cooperative are contributing four collaborative packages to raise money for Women’s Community Shelters. Check out item #2 and item #3.

Item #4 is Monochrome Party Package.

This collection of fun has photography kindly donated by Emma Parker of Squiggly Monkeys and includes:

Pennant party banner by My Paper Planet.

 

24 x cupcake toppers donated by kaetoo.

 

Polar bear mask to fit 2-6 years and panda ears to fit approx 2 -6 years donated by Schooza.

 

All-occasion gift tag set donated by My Paper Planet.

 

Bidding opens at 8pm (AEST) on 28 July.

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Monochrome Nursery Package

Each year the Australian handmade community get together to raise funds for charities that they are passionate about. The annual Collaborate for a Cause auction teams handmade businesses together to create unique Australian handmade gifts that are auctioned to raise funds for charity. This year, the auction is taking place from 28 – 30 July, with hundreds of individual businesses donating their products.

This year, Handmade Cooperative are contributing four collaborative packages to raise money for Women’s Community Shelters. Check out item #2.

Item #3 is Monochrome Nursery Package.

This selection of beauties has photography kindly donated by Emma Parker of Squiggly Monkeys and includes:

Panda cloud hanging made of 100% pure wool felt, total of 20cm x 35cm donated by Ina Sudjana.

 

Minky blanket, 75cm x 90cm donated by Ruby’s Quilts & More.

 

Appaloosa Pony, made of cotton fabric with cotton velveteen hooves, faux fur mane and tail, polyester stuffing and safety lock plastic eyes, 52cm height donated by Tinkerbell Tailor.

 

Bidding opens at 8pm (AEST) on 28 July.

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Monochrome Mum and Bub’s Day Out Package

Each year the Australian handmade community get together to raise funds for charities that they are passionate about. The annual Collaborate for a Cause auction teams handmade businesses together to create unique Australian handmade gifts that are auctioned to raise funds for charity. This year, the auction is taking place from 28 – 30 July, with hundreds of individual businesses donating their products.

This year, Handmade Cooperative are contributing four collaborative packages to raise money for Women’s Community Shelters.

Item #2 is the Monochrome Mum & Bub’s Day Out Package.

This package of handmade goodness has photography kindly donated by Emma Parker of Squiggly Monkeys and includes:

Reversible bucket hat made from 100% cotton, size medium (51 cm) donated by Angus & Lola.

 

Clutch, fully lined with satin and with asymmetrical faux leather flap and inside slip pocket, 22cm wide x 14cm high donated by One Busy Sloth.

 

Playsuit made from 100% cotton with adjustable straps, size 2, donated by BerryCoot Creations.

 

Fully lined tote bag made from 100% cotton, 45cm across x 36cm deep (plus handles) and reversible headscarf, 97cm long x 8.5cm wide donated by My DD Hearts Dinos.

 

Bidding opens at 8pm (AEST) on 28 July.

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Dinosaur Eggs

 

Make these fun snacks with your kids.

What do you do when your modern day dinosaurs (aka “chickens”) have, in fact, been laying and you discover nineteen eggs hidden at the top of their run?

You make dinosaur eggs, of course!

What you need:
* Eggs
* Cups (or other narrow deep container)
* Food colouring
What you do:
1. Hard boil the number of eggs you want to colour (use whatever is your tried and true method).
2. Once the eggs are cooked, cooled and dried, crack the shells all over but do not peel.
3. For each colour you want to dye your eggs, mix the relevant food colour with a small amount of water in your cup. We wanted bold and vibrant so used mixed a 7ml vial of colouring with only enough water to cover the egg once it is placed in the cup.)
4. Place one egg in each dye cup and then place the cups in your fridge overnight.
5. Be patient.
6. Remove eggs from their cups and peel (make sure you check out the inside of any large parts of shell)
and you now have awesome dinosaur eggs!!!
Word of advice: You might want to wear gloves when peeling the eggs 😉
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Contributed by Nadine of My DD Hearts Dinos  
Awesome kids’ clothes minus the gender labels.
At My DD Hearts Dinos they know that it’s not just little boys who are dino obsessed, so their range of handmade childrens clothing has everything that you need for both boys and girls who love dinos. Designer Nadine sews clothes and accessories that are fun and exciting, with a staple dino theme.

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