Random Coolness... Pink Hued Do!

Pink is one of my guilty pleasures… even though I’ve always been somewhat of a tomboy. There’s just something a bit kitsch and quirky about a pink haired doll, especially when they’re lovingly handmade, with oodles of character, and cheerful facial expressions. This collection features sweet petites from all around the globe. Enjoy!

Pink Hair Handmade Dolls, Ragdolls

Pink Hued Do…

1. Miss Phoebe, 2. Kitty Meow, 3. Sweet Mermaid
4.Berry Bright, 5. Miss Camille, 6. Lil Sparkle
7. Bebe Ballerina, 8. Rainbow Sherbet, 9. Snuggle Bunny

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Fresh Baked Friday... Fabrik SS14/15!

The first drop of the spring summer collection from Fabrik has just hit the stores and it is simply sublime! Think flutter sleeves, precious prints, perfectly placed pockets, and beautiful bloomers… oh, and fresh florals, joyful jumpsuits, and sweet stitching! We can’t wait for their new women’s collection…

fabrik, girls clothing, baby clothes, summer kids clothing, bloomers, playsuits

In the Fabrik collection you’ll find a range of clothing and accessories for babies and children… and a few pieces for grown-ups too. Fabrik garments are made from natural cottons and bamboo fabrics in a blend of classic and contemporary prints.

fabrik, girls clothing, baby clothes, summer kids clothing, bloomers, playsuits

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GIVEAWAY - Win $100 Baby Donkie Voucher!

This week our friends at Baby Donkie are celebrating 8K fans on Facebook and Instagram with a $100 gift voucher giveaway. The winner can choose from tons of new arrivals, including KaPow Kids, Homely Creatures, One In A Melon, Hootkid, Corby Tindersticks, and a whole lot more. Check out the full range here, enter the giveaway below, and snag a free delivery coupon too!

Baby Donkie Giveaway, Competition, Win

Savings and SpecialsShop at Baby Donkie this month and receive free delivery on all of your purchases. Simply enter the code FREESHIP at the checkout between now and 31 August 2014, to redeem your savings.

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Competition - Giveaway - WinWould you like to win a $100 gift voucher from Baby Donkie? To enter, simply visit Baby Donkie and tell us what you would buy if you win! Please submit your entry through the Rafflecopter widget below. You can also score extra entries into the prize draw by joining us on Facebook or tweeting about the giveaway. Winner announced on 28 August, 2014.

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Designer of the Week - Fawn & Folk

Hello fabulous friends! I’m extra excited about our designer of the week as I get to showcase the very talented work of my new friend Sarah from handmade label Fawn & Folk – plus, Sarah’s creation is made from organic fabric that was designed by me! Our little collaboration was tons of fun, and Sarah’s store is filled with lovely prints and patterns from designers across the globe.

Fawn & Folk Handmade Baby, Kids, Children's Leggings

The Product Review

Imagine my delight when this pair of leggings, featuring my Crazy Yeti Spots fabric, popped up in my mailbox! Sarah works primarily with 100% organic cotton knit, which is perfectly soft, superbly comfortable, and has just the right amount of stretch.

The shape of these leggings works well with (or without) nappy butt, and Sarah explains that she hunted high and low for the perfect pattern (settling on this one from Brindille and Twig). Sarah’s workmanship is excellent, and I like the wide waistband, which has a gentle stretch so it’s not too tight around little bellies. The leggings look gorgeous with a simple white top, and are just as cute on boys or girls.

The verdict… Sustainable, Smile-worthy, and Super Stylish!

Fawn & Folk Handmade Baby, Kids, Children's Leggings

The Indie Label

Sewing has been a passion for Sarah since her mother taught her how to sew as a young girl. She explains, “My first project was a single bed size quilt. It took me so long to make because I would save all my pocket money and every time we went to our local spotlight I would purchase 1 or 2 FQ’s. I then decided to cut up my t-shirts and blankets to get the fabric quicker! I don’t think Mum was too impressed! I finally got the fabric I needed and with Mum’s help I made a very colourful and unique quilt with fabric from all sorts of places, including childhood blankets and clothing. It now is a blanket of memories…”

When Sarah was pregnant with her first child, she got the sewing bug again. In the last two weeks before her daughter arrived, she made a collection of bibs and burp cloths. Then she made some toys and super hero capes for her nephews for Christmas… and pretty soon she was taking orders from family and friends. She started listing a few items for sale on her Facebook page under the label ‘Sarah Leys Handmade’. It wasn’t long before she branched out into leggings and headbands, searching high and low for adorable organic textiles.

Earlier this month Sarah joined forces with her sister-in-law, Natalie Leys from Jumprope Design, and came up with her new business name Fawn & Folk. Sarah says, “Nat really captured the feeling of the name and my brand in the logo, and I immediately fell in love with it”.

Fawn & Folk Handmade Baby, Kids, Children's Leggings

The Creative Mind

Sarah draws her inspiration from her daughter (pictured above) and lists her as the primary reason she entered the fashion market. Sarah also credits her parents, and her husband Dermott, for supporting and encouraging her vision ever since her very first burp cloth. Lastly, Sarah says, “Bel from Little Eedie Boutique has been a big part of my inspiration and has been encouraging me the whole way!”

The Whimsical Spirit

Here’s three fun facts about Sarah (in her own words):

  1. I originally studied Graphic Design with Photography and Fine Arts components, but didn’t end up pursuing this field.

  2. I  hand make Candles as I was buying so many, I decided it would be easier if I made them! They are also a lot of fun to make.

  3. I grew up on a Jersey Stud dairy farm in South Gippsland, Victoria.

The Handmade Collection

At Fawn & Folk you’ll find a range of leggings, bibs, teething rings, burp cloths, blankets and baby gifts. You can shop online for your favourites at the Fawn & Folk website, or follow Sarah on Facebook for all the latest news.

You can purchase the Crazy Yeti Spots fabric (or check out the other designs in the collection) at Spoonflower.

Fawn & Folk Handmade Baby, Kids, Children's Leggings

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