Wednesday, August 26, 2009


bugaboo. check. dior dummy. check. inglesina high chair. check. babycotpod. check! with it's futuristic design, this modern piece of nursery furniture is going to be the first thing on your new baby check list.

shaun milburn is a 33 year old dad and a design engineer (if you couldn't already tell). he built this funky piece of furniture after his second son was born, when he found there was a gap in the market for a modern looking bassinette. the cascara (pictured) can sit supported on the 'tang' stand, which will be available in wood or plastic moulding, or can sit by itself directly on the floor. it has an in-built hood, a retractable carry handle, easy to grab handles for lifting on and off the 'tang' stand, is ergonomically designed to provide ultimate safety and comfort, and has removable and washable fabric inserts in a variety of colours; so you can change your mind on colours as often as you like!

although you can't actually snap one up just yet, the word on the street is that the babycotpod will be available to purchase early next year for around 160 GBP, kicking off with a product launch at the harrogate nursery fair in the UK. i'll be sure to keep you posted on where when and how we can all get our hands on one! how cute would a doll size cotpod be, now there's a thought...?!

Monday, August 24, 2009

thoughts on a monday

i'm thinking about diamonds again today. a couple of my partner's mates have recently popped the question to their girlies, and it's got me thinking about when my time will come! i fell in love with the georg jensen centenary ring about, gee, probably about 6+ years ago now...! and today i still love it. we've even tried it on and i will even accept it in the platinum or the white gold if need be (i've always been a rose gold girl).

how bout this heat!! it's heading for around 30 degrees on the goldie today! it feels like it's january already! i'm loving it.

i'm obsessed with the colours yellow and peach at the moment. has to be the bright vibrant yellow, and the peach, a pinky peachy colour, soft or fluro.

i'm loving every little bit of the kids summer fashion that has been released over the last few weeks and i've already ordered in a few things for my daughter for xmas. do you think i'll be able to control myself and save them til then?! a few things i've ordered: chalk n cheese tier dress, li'l ludy swimmers, moppit playsuit and a pair of trumpette andy tracks shoes in the hot pink. love shopping, it makes you feel so great!

our mavi maternity jeans shipment should arrive any day now!! also expect to see some maxi dresses and cuffed work shorts on the website very soon!


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

style file :: little diva

gorgeous. divine. unique. yes yes yes. the work that comes from little diva is nothing but! little diva is another top australian small business sewing up a storm for our consuming pleasure. the fabrics that christine brings to us are so unique and funky that you're more than likely not going to see them on any other little girl in the play ground. when i asked what inspires christine, she answered "most of my inspiration comes from fabrics. there are so many beautiful fabrics out there with the most delicious colour combinations and patterns that i really have to stop myself buying them all. i also get inspiration and ideas from my children and the things they love and need".

sitting right alongside these gorgeous pieces of girls clothing are the intruiging members of the snigglebottom family. sniggle who? the snigglebottoms came from a desire to use up every last piece of fabric and a love of sewing with felt. on combining the two, the snigglebottom family was born and has kept growing ever since. they are one big happy family of brothers, sisters, cousins and the odd stray! no two are ever exactly the same which is why there was a need to name each and every one. pop on over to our website to see the gorgeous work from little diva.

Monday, August 10, 2009

style file :: huggalugs

you can imagine my excitement when our huggalugs order arrived last week. i've been busting to try out the new legruffles on my little girl, check her out, cool or what?! (she's totally loving it too)! how do you wear them, what are their purpose, i hear you ask... wear them on the legs and on the arms, for warmth or for fun, under skirts, over pants, with your modern cloth nappies, or just for dress up's! the legruffles are super girly and come in vanilla cream, smitten kitten, so pink and funky black. but we musn't forget about the little men in our lives either, the leghuggers are a cool twist to add to your boys wardrobe, in designs like dinosaurus, jo bomber, egg head and cheeky monkey. jump on our website to see our full selection.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

style file :: pram rock

check out the cool shirt i won from pram rock for my little bubbalicious mini me. too cool for skool that's for sure. pram rock offer some wicked threads for bubba's and if you're looking to add a bit of street style to your baby's wardrobe, then these shirts are for you! dribble j, skate brat, croozin for a snoozin and funk soul bubba are a few of the designs on offer and you can grab your pram rock t-shirts from our website!

danielle and her husband matt started the business using their combined graphic design and printing skills, along with some experience in the surf industry. all designs are 100% original and each t-shirt is hand printed using silk screens, available in sizes 00 - 2, short sleeve and long sleeve. Street, punk and funk baby tee's for the style conscious bub! Seriously cool.

Monday, August 3, 2009

baby & kids market

yesterday we held a stall at the baby & kids market on the gold coast. this was my first attempt at a market stall and i had such a fabulous time meeting other mum's and dad's and goo-ing and gaa-ing over tiny babies and pregnant bellies, that i think i will definately have to do it again. the baby & kids market has been running for 6 years now, and attracts a great crowd of parents and expecting parents. they predominantly sell high quality pre-loved goods; from cots to high chairs to linen to shoes to books and clothing. if you want it, it's there! they also have a number of local artists and designers (me included) that come along to showcase their own product range.

we shared a stall with the gorgeous keeley from savvy mama. savvy mama sends out a free e-newsletter for busy gold coast (and surroundings) mum's and dad's, keeping you in the know with short blasts of helpful, hip information. it's a bit like getting an email from one of your mum friends. keeley keeps you informed and entertained with cool, new and undiscovered products and services, aswell as kid friendly places to hang out. she also emails out a weekly guide to family events on the coast, so if you're local (or local enough), this is one newsletter that's worth signing up for.

another local talent i wanted to share with you is michelle and her family from sustainable hemp products. more and more mum's are becoming educated on the virtues and common sense answers that hemp, bamboo, organic cottons and wools can provide for our families. michelle has such a massive range of products on offer; hemp/organic cotton blend, wool and bamboo mum and bub products like cloth nappies and accessories, adult clothing and accessories and personal care products. with the demand on modern cloth nappies increasing by the day, michelle's specialty is just this. but something else that took my fancy were her breastpads. we know that bamboo has highly absorbent, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal properties, so this along with the combined softness of the 3 layers of bamboo/organic cotton velour that these breastpads have, make them a super comfy, cost-effective solution to breast-feeding needs. had i known these were available when i was breastfeeding, i would have definately purchased a few packets!