Shopping Guide – Polka Dots

We’re going dotty for fun polka dots on gorgeous Australian handmade gifts for kids. If you’re going a bit dotty too, you’re going to love this collection.

Skirt by My DD Hearts Dinos
Confetti crown by Schooza
Clothespins by kaetoo
Baby quilt by Ruby’s Quilts & More
Fabric storage basket by Vicki Elle
Blue and white spot pinny by Angus & Lola
Baby girl card by Mum & Me Handmade Designs

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Sensational Six – Rattles

Shake, Rattle & Roll!
There are so many cute and very cool rattles around these days. I wish these were around when mine were babies. Here are a few I found – and they are all handmade and crafted in Australia.

– Curated by Shell of rachelle rachelle

Pug rattle by Cheeky Rascal
Wooden rattle by Mini Minds
Bunny rattle by Ribryba
Scandi rattle by Baby Confetti
Microphone rattle by fede
Penguin rattle by Love From Annie

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Capes 4 Kids Drive

We’re in the last days for our drive to collect handmade capes as part of our collaboration with Capes 4 Kids.

Sewn by Kate of kaetoo

Each year Capes 4 Kids collect and distribute capes to help children feel as safe, secure and brave as possible while undergoing challenging, often “scary” situations and treatments. These little crusaders face hospitalization, medical procedures and treatments and need all the help that they can get to be brave, manage their fears, listen carefully and cooperate with instructions to “get through” whatever must be endured.

Sewn by Kymberly of Grubbee

We challenge you to make at least one cape as part of our drive.

Capes are to be completed and sent to Handmade Cooperative HQ by the 23rd of June 2017, so you have just over a week to get sewing and post off your cape. Find out all the details on how to participate right here.

Sewn by Sue

Don’t sew but still want to help out?

There are three other ways you can help out:

  1. Help us advertise the drive! Tell your friends, Tweet about the cause, do a Facebook shout out, Pin images from this page, write a blog post, share an image on Instagram. Do something to spread the word about this drive and about this wonderful charity.
  2. Donate materials. Capes For Kids Australia are always looking for materials, including fabric, cotton, velcro, appliques and postage materials. Head on over to their DONATE page to help them out.
  3. Sponsor a cape. If you don’t sew, you might like to sponsor a cape. You can deposit money directly into the Capes 4 Kids Australia donation account using the details here, or sponsor a cape through the Capes 4 Kids Australia Facebook page.

Shopping Guide – Winter Days

Winter days are here and are full of crisp colours and warm fabrics. Cosy up with our latest shopping guide, full of Australian handmade gifts for winter days.

Long sleeved floral romper by Handmade by 3 Little B’s
Snowflake bunting by My Paper Planet
Dress by Fluturi
Business card holder by Ina Sudjana
Crochet booties by Bumble Bee Designs
Toiletry bag by One Busy Sloth
Felt campfire by Creative Wishes
Toddler scarf by Stella Stellina
Floral blouse by Nicobelle Design
Woodland forest skirt by Marjorie Handmade
Cot quilt by Ruby’s Quilts & More
Knitted booties pattern by heaventoseven

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