GIVEAWAY - $75 Voucher from Pollykinz Designs!

I’m always pleased when giveaway day rolls around each week as I have the chance to introduce a lovely local designer; plus it’s always super fun to make someones day with a fabulous prize! Please give a big warm KID independent welcome to our friends at Pollykinz Designs.

Pollykinz Designs handmade children's clothing

Pollykinz Designs handmade children's clothing

Pollykinz Designs handmade children's clothing

Pollykinz Designs handmade children's clothing

Pollykinz Designs handmade children's clothing

Pollykinz Designs is a creation project of designer and mum of two little men, Georgi. In the summer collection you’ll find a range of handmade children’s clothing, hats, bedlinen and toys including the Muddy Boots range for funky little men and Peaches & Cream for gorgeous little girls. I’m absolutely gaga for the boy’s long shorts.

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Competition - Giveaway - WinWould you like to win a $75 to spend at Pollykinz Designs? To enter, simply visit Pollykinz Designs to check out the range, and tell us which item is your favourite! 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 10 October, 2013.

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A Little Old, A Little New and Often Blue!

Just before Christmas I had the pleasure of meeting Bettina from a new handmade label called “Little Old Souls”. Bettina launched her label a few months ago when she decided to give up full time work after the birth of her son. I’m always a sucker for a dapper boys outfit, so today I thought I’d share a selection of snaps from the Little Old Souls collection.

Little Old Souls Handmade Baby Hats, Clothes, Bow Ties, Suspenders

Bettina’s story… (in her own words)

Little Old Souls began with its signature ‘Grandpa’ golf hat, refashioned from vintage suits. At the time I had looked everywhere for one of these hats for my (then three month old) son, in the fabric and style combination that I had in mind.  I had no luck finding the hat I was after and so decided I would have to make it myself.  After wearing his hat to local events, interest grew and I started to make more pieces including vests, double-breasted coats, suspenders, bow-ties, nappy covers and overalls.

Handmade Girls Blue and Mustard Flower Dress

(Bettina makes adorable stuff for girls too…)

I am inspired by styles of the past. I aim to make classic pieces that still have a modern feel.

Little Old Souls children’s clothing is designed to be practical and comfortable for little ones… Okay, so as practical as a bow tie and hat that doesn’t stop the sun can be!  I always use the softest fleece or cotton for the interiors of hats and soft elastics to make sure that clothing fits comfortably.  I have a preference for pieces that are fully lined and many items are made to be reversible, as children grow so quickly this allows them to get more wear from my clothing.

Handmade Baby Hat, Bow Tie and Playsuit

I source modern fabrics from local stores, as well as overseas. Each piece also usually includes some thrifted fabric taken from vintage suits, blankets, sheets and fabric remnants. I’ve always been drawn to the colour blue and often find this colour in my pieces (even when I’m trying not to!)

All pieces are handmade by me in a very small rural town in Queensland… we have less than 300 people!

You can find Little Old Souls garments online via Bettina’s Facebook page, or read her blog to follow her latest crafty projects.

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Cheeky Tees by Banana Lane

Hooray for the weekend! Our Saturday morning style is jam-packed with global flavour… These cute tees by Banana Lane are hand pressed in the UK, using 100% African cotton t-shirts made in a fair and ethical environment in Tanzania. Oh, and you can find them in Australia at Boyosaur, a little online boutique specialising in stylin’ indie labels for boys. Sweet!

Banana Lane Kids T-shirts, Dinosaurs, Robots, Monsters

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Track Pants vs Jeans... Have Both!

If you love that stylish little guy look of denim jeans and a white tee, but the kidlet finds them too restrictive for play, this new release from our friends at MIDA might just be the solution. Each pair is made from 100% cotton interlock jersey, which looks like denim but is soft and stretchy. They have a roll up hem with contrasting train pattern, and a classic 5 pocket jean design. Cute!

Comfortable Cotton Children's Denim Jeans by MIDA

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