Shopping Guide – Autumn

March is here and the autumn days have officially arrived. Our shopping guide today is full of Australian handmade gifts for the cooler weather. Revel in the falling leaves and earthy tones as we celebrate autumn.

Sock monkey by Squiggly Monkeys
Pixie Coat by Sew Erratic
Pendant by Curly Jo Design
Art print by Squid Ink Art
Tunic top by My DD Hearts Dinos
Place cards by ELK Prints
Toiletry bag by One Busy Sloth
Woodlands set by Tiny Hearts
Maple leaf shapes by My Paper Planet
Gift card pack by Mum & Me Handmade Designs
Tooth fairy pillow by Ina Sudjana


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Shopping Guide – Autumn Colours

March is here, bringing cooler air and gorgeous autumn colours. Fill your world with autumn themes with these handmade kids gifts.


Autumn Colours

Maple leaf gift tags by My Paper Planet
Tunic by My DD Hearts Dinos
Owl mask pattern by Ebony Shae Designs
Zip front bag by Hammered Leatherworks
Autumn rainbow leaves pendant by Curly Jo Design
Headwraps by Cecil and Beryl
Floral pouch by One Busy Sloth
Autumn trees cake topper by Ina Sudjana
Leather moccasins by Anomaly Leathers
Embroidery pattern by SweaterDoll
Campfire set by Creative Wishes
Quilt by Ruby’s Quilts & More


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Sensational Six – Autumn Shades 1

UPDATE: For the latest sensational six collections of handmade gifts for kids, head to the Sensational Six Archive.

Autumn Shades: The rich colours of grass and earth. 
Curated by Amanda from Willow Tree Kids
Autumn Shades
  1. Little Bird Creative, Knitted Blanket
  2. Aunty Nat Knits, Milo Vest
  3. The Niki Tree, Girl’s Pinafore
  4. Twinkle Star, Miss Bunny Skirt Set
  5. Bubby Makes 3, Fox Onsie
  6. C Percy DesignsCable Beanie
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Shopping Guide – Autumn Leaves

UPDATE: This shopping guide of Australian handmade gifts was first published in 2012 and many of the businesses have closed or the products have sold. To find the latest handmade gifts, head over to our Shopping Guide Archive.

Blue Jacaranda

Burlap Babycino Stencil Print

made by kale
Hooty and the Fox 30x40cm canvas
Sheeps Clothing

Pure Wool Handknitted Beanie

Archie & Moo
Harlequin Skirt
in Cord & Organic cotton.
Here we go loopy lou
Vintage Butterflies Fabric
Greeting Card Set
c percy designs
Classic beanie in Baby Blue
100% pure baby wool
from $23.50
Quirky Kids
Unique Heart Tree, hand-cut from 9mm MDF.
Stands roughly 34cm high

Butterflybees – LOVES CUSTOM ORDERS – and so do their customers because they get exactly the style, size and fabric they have chosen!

Denise, the creative force behind Butterflybees, will discuss and share images right  from the beginning until the end of sewing.  Individual items are all Quality Australian Handmade in her home especially for your little girls.  Dresses, skirts, shorts, bloomers and tops, there are so many styles to choose from.  To view Butterflybees creations, custom orders, action shots and fabrics check out their Madeit Store, Facebook and Blog.  Pop by, have a browse and say “Hello” to Denise today!

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Shopping Guide – Autumn Part 2 – Colours of Fall … 1

UPDATE: This shopping guide was first published in 2011 and many of the featured businesses have now closed. Not a problem. You can visit our recent handmade kids gifts collections via our Shopping Guide Archive.

Under my Wing

Little Poppet feather and organza hair clip in mushroom creme

Lillipilli Lane

Girl’s winter set – girl’s corduroy skirt and top (Size 3)
$25.00 (free postage)

Little Bird Decor

Sweet Bird Decal Set (60 x 52 cm)

Lila Kids
Reversible Dress in Birds in Leaves by Saffron Craig – Reverse side Brown
$35.00 sizes 00 to 1
$40.00 sizes 2 to 4

AnK Bowtique

Beth Petite Blossom Skinny Stretch Headband – Autumn

Love Paper Scissors

Autumn toned ‘Zesty Butterflies’ in Medium Frame

Here We Go Loopy Lou

Fruit Trees Fabric Greeting Card Set of 4

M.Y Creative

Fabric Letter in Autumn Floral Print – Hang it on the wall or free stand it on a surface for all to see!

Anika Bee

Reversible Designer Jacket – Size 3

Little Fish Creations

Bright Orange Classic Tutu

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Each week, these paid adverts will feature under the heading “Coop Sponsors” and will appear at the bottom of each Tuesday “Sensational Six” and Thursday Shopping Guide blog posts. In addition to the advert, the business will also have it’s logo featured in the “Our Sponsors” section located near the top of the right-hand column.
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