clothing


Sensational Six – Summer Days

When I think of summer my first thoughts are of the gorgeous white sands and blue waters of the beach…..after all isn’t that what Australia is all about?

Curated by Natalie of Little Nest Boutique


Travel quilt by myTravelTot
Coconut water quenching mask by Charlotte’s Lab
Mummy and me swimsuits by Haru’s Honey Bee Creations
Australia Day swim shirt by Kathryn’s Creations
Wildflower peplum top by Handmade By 3 Little B’s
Summer hat by pleatsandtreats

Little Nest Boutique, situated in regional Victoria, hand makes gorgeous, modern baby bedding products and other baby accessories. All items are made with great care and detail, using high quality cotton fabrics, sourced from various suppliers across the globe. Little Nest Boutique has ready made items, but is also available for custom made designs.


Sensational Six – Silver and Gold

Silver and gold, all that shimmers and sparkles, perfect for the festive season.
Contributed by Amelia of Lucy May Vintage Designs

Felt Ball Necklace – by Songbird and Wren

Original Sterling Silver Spoon Ring – by Lallyandme

Eucalypt Leaf Gold and Silver Stainless Steel Wall Art Wreath – by Galaxia Metal

Mint and Gold Polka Dot Ruffle Dress – by The Three Birds Shop

Cufflinks – by SisterWorks Inc

Reindeer Antler Bows – by Maddie’s Mum

 

Lucy Mae Vintage Designs creates baby and children’s clothing from upcycled and reclaimed vintage fabrics and linens.

The goal was to repurpose the old and unwanted to create new, exciting, unique clothing that helps fight the wastefulness and the environmental impact of the fashion industry.

The result is a clothing label that is locally handmade, ethical, sustainable and eco-friendly.  Designs are inspired by vintage fashion of the 40s, 50s and 60s, and all items are one-of-a-kind.  Sizes range from newborn to approximately 5 years, with Girl, Boy and Unisex styles.


Maker’s Inspiration – Christmas

Where do our makers find inspiration for their Christmas designs?
We asked four of our members to share what they are influenced by.

“Blue Christmas ” This year, Benita of BerryCoot Creations was inspired by a blue and white theme, as seen in this gorgeous tree by Rebecca Robeson. Benita’s Christmas romper fits the colour scheme perfectly.

PJ of Marjorie Handmade is inspired by “Little Golden Books with Christmas as the theme”. Her festive bibs for babies are the ideal complement to a little Christmas reading.

Kate from Tinkerbell Tailor has been busy sewing Christmas bloomers and has had great fun styling them in the Christmas spirit. Her plum pudding collection of bloomers matches with this tasty plum pudding from OZphotography at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Elizabeth from ELK Prints loves “the idea of making a floral Christmas wreath with our Australian native flowers”. Her Advent calendar milestone cards fit perfectly with Australian natives, such as this grevillea, photographed by Kathryn Willmott.

 

What is inspiring you this Christmas?


Shopping Guide – Christmas

Christmas is coming and boy are we excited! These handmade gifts for kids will get you in the festive spirit.

Magic Santa key by My Paper Planet

Christmas finger puppets by Love From Annie

Red sequin romper by Tinkerbell Tailor 

Mini green glitter pegs by Kaetoo

Christmas advent cards by ELK Prints

Koala Christmas card by Mum and Me Handmade

Christmas overalls by Berry Coot Creations

Personalised baby bloomers by Four Little Buttons


Sensational Six – Gifts for Newborns

The arrival of a newborn is such an exciting time and giving the gift of Australian handmade makes it even more special.

Curated by Christine from Ruby’s Quilts and More

 

Newborn Gifts Australian Handmade

Nappy Wallet & Change Mat set by Vicki Elle

Wooden letters by It’s My Room!

Wall Print by Mum and Me Handmade Designs

Cherry Baby Shoes Baby Shoes by Cheeky Rascal

Handknitted Bootees by Amy Myers Heirloom Knits

Muslin Wraps by HoneysucklenJasmine

 

 

Christine from Ruby’s Quilts & More creates beautiful nursery décor and baby accessories using only the highest quality fabrics – quilts, baby blankets, cot sheets and so much more…bibs, burp cloths, nappy wallets. Mums and grandmas are not forgotten either with a range of fabulous waterproof beach bags.