Posts Tagged ‘Australian handmade’

In the first of many more to come, I would love to introduce you to some stores and their owners,  so you can get a better glimpse of all the fantastic Australian stores that are out there specialising in handmade items for kids.

First off the rank is the Etsy Store, Vintage Chenille which is the creation of mum of 4 Leah. 

With the birth of her daughter after 3 boys, Leah discovered the craft of patchwork using vintage chenille.

I love this Bright Vintage Chenille Rag Quilt, such a great combination of colours.

 Not only does Leah create some gorgeous patchwork quilts, but she has a variety of other goodies in her store made from chenille such as this cute little piggy.

And here is a great take on the traditional baby rattle.  How about a vintage chenille ice cream one?   The fabric would be sure to delight a babies senses.  In fact it looks so good it is making me hungry.

So if you are looking for an item that is a little bit different and made from a gorgeou soft fabric, I recommend you check out Vintage Chenille.



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Pre-children I was never a huge follower of fashion (although I have to admit, I did follow the ra ra skirt & elastic belt craze), however after having my children I started to take an interest all those gorgeous things available for kids.

Then I discovered the online shopping for kids world a few years ago.  I also discovered just how many talented and unique things there are out there for kids that are handmade.

When mentioning handmade a lot of people tend to think of the items your mum may have made you as a child when she refused to buy you that expensive label item – I can remember my mum telling me should would get a Billabong label and sew it on another shirt once and I wouldn’t even know the difference 🙂

So if you know of anyone who is a crafter of handmade, please send me a link or let them know about this blog. 

If it is Australian made and made for kids, then I would love to feature it.

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