Posts Tagged ‘baby rattle’

Besides getting an early start on my Christmas shopping, I am one of those people that loathe anything to do with Christmas until December.  In the newsagents the other day I saw the cover of Better Homes & Gardens Magazine and felt a little decorating pang.



I always buy these magazines, thinking ohhhh I can make that.  I came across the very cute colour Christmas wreath and thought yeah that would be cool, read the instructions, found out I need to cut out at least 40 odd butterflies and my interest was lost at that point.  I love handmade items, just not those made by me 🙂

So this year why not give a gift that is truly unique and choose a handmade one.  If you are clever unlike me, why not something you have made, or how about something by someone else who is clever.

Here are few of my favourite picks to pop under the tree this year at Christmas just to get your started.


brick-taggy redwagonblocks  two-little-banshees 1 Ollie Rose Taggy Giraffe   2  Red Wagon Wooden Blocks    3 Two Little Banshees Wombat



julie-ramsdensiri    bookmark


Julie Ramsden Soft Bot   2  Siri Hairclips  3  Crackers Art Bookmark



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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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