Fresh Baked Friday... King of All Wild Things!

I recently commissioned this amazing sign from the stylish folks at Colour and Spice. You’ll likely recognise these famous words from the masterpiece, ‘Where The Wilds Things Are’. The sign is lasercut from bamboo and is finished with a light natural wax to enhance the grain. I decided to add a bit of colour to this piece to help it POP against a cream bedroom door…

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The King Of All Wild Things wall hanging is available as a special order through Colour and Spice for $59 with free shipping Australia wide. It measure 29.5cm in diameter and sits very nicely when hung against a wall or door. The quality of the bamboo is exceptional and this is a modern piece that matches seamlessly with any decor. It makes such a whimsical addition to our living space and makes me smile every time I pass by son’s bedroom. I love the book, l love these words, and I love the visual images that this phrase sparks in my mind.

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KID tested... ergoPouch 3.5 tog Sleepsuit Bag

We’ve recently had a cold snap here in Queensland, and for the sake of saving my sleep, I decided to invest in an all-in-one toddler sleeping bag. I chose the ergoPouch 3.5 tog Sleepsuit Bag in the lovely pale mint hue with leaf detailing… It’s proving to be an excellent investment, so today I’d like to share my review.

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The ergoPouch 3.5 tog Sleepsuit Bag is best suited to chilly nights ranging from 14c – 21c. It comes packaged with a thermometer that lets you know your current room temperature along with a handy chart that details how to best dress your little one for the evening. I’ve found this very useful for putting my mind at ease when choosing garments, to be sure that I’m not overheating.

One of my favourite features of this bag is the cotton fleece sleeves. They have built-in fold down mitts to keep little hands warm (although we haven’t used these as my little poppet prefers to have his hands free) and are long enough to make it through several years of wear. I also find that the built in sleeves make it much easier to achieve an appropriate level of warmth, without needing tons of layers.

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The ergoPouch 3.5 tog Sleepsuit Bag is made with a 400+ thread count organic cotton outer and cotton fleece sleeves, giving it a cosy and high quality feel. You can use it as a traditional Sleep Bag, or easily convert to the SleepSuit by simply undoing a zipper (no high-tech difficult attachments needed). If your little one is walking, you’ll find the grip pads on the feet to be an essential addition. You can also use the zips for easy access nappy changes.

You can purchase the ergoPouch 3.5 tog Sleepsuit Bag at VnC Online for $84.95. I’m using the 12-36 months size and feel that the pricing is quite reasonable, given that it will likely last me through several winters.

The verdict… high quality, super warm, and fabulously practical!

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Designer of the Week - Hudson & Miller

I have the very pleasant task today of introducing you to Jackie Fowler from West Australian handmade label, Hudson & Miller. Jackie is a mum of two who loves to sew. Her current range includes tops, pants, skirts, and accessories for the little folk, and today we’re reviewing her Navy Aztec leggings.

Hudson & Miller Handmade Kids Clothing

The Product Review

The Hudson & Miller Navy Aztec leggings are made from soft jersey cotton knit with a funky teal and white pattern. The silhouette and super soft stretchy fabric not only looks cool, but is also practical for play. We’ve worn and washed these leggings several times and they’ve held up well with minimal fade and a good shape. I especially like the cuffed hem, which adds durability and also sits nicely above shoes on my little poppet, who is a shorty.

There’s lots to love about the Hudson & Miller range, but one of the key selling points is Jackie’s commitment to helping mums style their kids in the latest fashion trends and fabrics, without the hefty price tag. Jackie works with lovely jersey cottons and organic knit fabrics, in modern prints and colourways. Her craftsmanship and finishing is top rate, and her prices are an affordable $6 for bibs, $12 – $16 for skirts and shorts, and $15 – $25 for tees, leggings, and harems.

You can snap up a pair of Navy Aztec leggings for $16, stocked in sizes 00 – 3, with smaller or larger sizes (up to 5) available by custom order.

The verdict… a thrifty, yet super funky, winter style injection!

Hudson & Miller Handmade Kids Clothing

The Indie Label

Jackie originally launched her label under the name Milson Moo when she was 7 months pregnant with her son Miller, combining both of her boys names and adding ‘Moo’ to honour her own childhood growing up on a dairy farm in Victoria. Jackie explains, “We weren’t 100% sure if Miller would be a Miller or Milla… doctors can be wrong after all! However, after a few months at home after Miller was born we relaunched as Hudson & Miller, making pants, leggings, shorts, jumpers, and bibs, with a plan to add blankets, burp cloths, and tees to our coming line”.

Hudson & Miller Handmade Kids Clothing

The Creative Mind

Jackie draws her inspiration from her two boys, Hudson (2.75 years) and Miller (7 months), and her love for beautiful fabrics. She says, “I love finding a fabulous print and have an idea just come to life. I’m also a stay at home mum so it gives me the creative outlet I’d been craving since Hudson was born. I’m really excited about all the new pieces we have coming up”.

Jackie enjoys working with both bright fun patterns and a bit of monochrome. Living in Pilbara with 2 young boys, she appreciates anything different to the mainstream and has an eye for practical garments that hide the stains and stand up to rough housing and general hijinks and shenanigans.

Hudson & Miller Handmade Kids Clothing

The Whimsical Spirit

Here’s three fun facts about Jackie, in her own words:

  1. I’m addicted to buying fabric – I can’t help myself! As soon as I see something really cool, I just have to buy it!

  2. I worked in Real Estate in Melbourne before moving to WA, getting married and having kids.

  3. My Mum, Aunty, and Grandma all sew, so I guess it’s in my blood!

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You can shop for Hudson & Miller goodies online via Etsy, or follow Jackie on Facebook or Instagram for happy snaps of her new releases.

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Label Love... Lot801

The incredibly cool Lot801 is a design project by Lindsay Isakson White, who kicked off her children’s fashion label in 2014 with the aim of providing gender neutral threads for creative, curious kids. Today we’re crushing on the new SS15 range… which is perfect for the upcoming Aussie spring season! A great time to snap up some of your favs… visit the Lot801 website or Etsy store.

Lot801 Organic Kids Clothing

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