Shopping Guide – Birthday Party


Some gorgeous pink and gold birthday party inspiration!


Party dress cupcake toppers by My Paper Planet

Pink and gold felt crown by Schooza

Pink linen and gold sequin romper by Tinkerbell Tailor

Heart wand by Schooza

Hand painted floral and feather styling selection by ELK Prints 

Owl with balloon birthday card by Mum and Me Handmade Designs

Hand painted birthday milestone poster by ELK Prints 

Pink embossed gift tags by My Paper Planet


So many beautiful bright creations from clothing, toys and décor to get us in the mood for summer.

Cherry Shorts by Berry Coot Creations

Koala Sewing Pattern by Angel Lea Designs

Pink Doily Cushion by Maddison Jayne

Triangles Giraffe by Love From Annie

Tassel Dangles by Meg Makes Studio

Small Patchwork Pouch by Wimcee



My name is Fiona and I am the person behind Angus & Lola.

Beautiful and funky high quality designer fabrics are my inspiration for children’s clothing, quilts and more. Working part time in a quilting store means I have access to many amazing fabrics.

Ranges of all items by Angus & Lola are limited rather than mass produced and clothing is available up to size 6.  Reversible bucket hats have proven to be very popular with both boys and girls and often bought as gifts. Custom orders are available for all clothing and quilts.

Contact me through Facebook , Instagram or shop online at www.angusandlola.bigcartel.com

Sensational Six – Cake Smash

Lights, Camera, Cuteness!
First birthdays are an exciting milestone for your little one – it’s time to celebrate in style with gorgeous Australian handmade gifts.

Curated by Mara of My Paper Planet

Cake by Butterfly Kisses
Paper buntings by My Paper Planet
Photography by Corina Urwin Photography
Felt ball garland by Kirrakai
First birthday crown by Schooza
Fabric bunting by 20 Four Acres

My Paper Planet design and make original party decorations in Melbourne. Specialising in quality banners, cupcake toppers and gift tags for Baby showers, Birthday parties and Christmas gifting.

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Kids Fashion Trends by Lil HipStar

Lil HipStar is our guest for the midweek member montage today. Laura’s Melbourne-based business that sells hip, funky, quirky handmade kids fashion trends and accessories. Their emphasis is on monochrome, geometric, chevron and vibrant fabrics that both parents and bubs alike adore.

Lil HipStar



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Inkling Giveaway

To celebrate the release of the latest issue of tickle the imagination magazine, Handmade Cooperative are giving away one copy of ‘inkling’, issue 19 of tickle the imagination AND $50 Coop cash for you to spend at your favourite Handmade Cooperative store!


To enter, simply:

What are you waiting for? Let us know what makes you happy today.



TERMS & CONDITIONS. Inkling Giveaway is run by Handmade Cooperative operating as kaetoo textured notice boards ABN: 74 639 266 408. To enter, competitors must (1) join the ‘tickle tribe‘; (2) subscribe to the Handmade Cooperative e-newsletter; (3) finish the sentence Happiness is… in 25 words or less (and include your name and state and independent business if applicable). Open to Australian residents only. Entries close 7pm AEST 30 Apr 2015. One prize will be awarded to one recipient based on the quality of the answers provided. Winners will be contacted via Instagram or Blogger by 7pm AEST 3 May 2015. Winners must respond via email to hc4kids@live.com.au to claim their prize by 7pm AEST 7 May 2015. Unclaimed prizes will be redrawn. Magazine prize valued at $15 will be sent directly to the winner by Handmade Cooperative. $50 will be transferred directly to the winner by direct debit upon presentation of receipt of purchase from a Handmade Cooperative member business. Results will be published via Instagram and Blogger. Prizes are not transferable or redeemable for cash. Should the agreed prize be unavailable for reasons beyond our control, we reserve the right to substitute a product of equal or greater value. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram or Blogger.

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