I may be a little scared of real bunnies (I know I know it is silly) but these FLATOUT bunnies have me smitten! It was joy to unpack them and load them up to the store today. They are so cute with their oh-so-soft little tails.
Soft, cuddly and flat, the FLATOUT bunny is made of 100% pure Australian sheepskin. FLATOUT bunnies make the perfect baby gift and are a unique product used as a baby’s toy and comforter. Great for young and old, they are very cute and cuddly!
I know I should not be thankful for the warmer weather to be behind us in Australia but I am not a massive fan of the heat and this summer felt exceptionally long. I am sure my friends and family in the northern hemisphere would have something else to say about this though!
I am a big fan of Autumn and Winter fashion, there is so many opportunities for accessories with an outfit such as gloves, scarves and not nearly enough hat wearing in Australia for my liking except for the humble beanie. I wore funky winter hats all the time when I lived in the UK and this is something that I may try again for this winter.
I have recently added quite a few new goodies from Jill Main to our range to keep you nice and toasty in these cooler months. They also make a perfect New Zealand gift for friends and family living overseas. We also now have a selection of the longer length merino mitts to keep your arms warm and fingers free! Great for foraging for those coins for your before work coffee or your transit to work on your trusty bicycle.
I think the Jill Main Tui Merino Wool Scarf below is perfect and fits in with the staple black fashion code of Melbourne.
If you want to jazz up your digits we have a few merino mitts that would be right up your alley. I personally love the Jill Main Kereru Merino Mitts amd we also have these available in the long version.
These gorgeous Jill Main wares are designed, constructed of 100% New Zealand merino wool and made in New Zealand.
I am loving this new addition to our range the Cockatoo Pencil Case. It is such a bright funky addition and would be great to slip in to your handbag to keep all your bits and bobs in order. It is quite pop art in style and reminds me of Andy Warhol prints and designs. It is designed, printed and made in Melbourne and for only $14.95 is a great little piece of Australiana to buy for yourself or a fantastic gift.
Hope everybody is having an awesome summer down here in the southern hemisphere and our friends in the north are surviving winter! With the summer holidays over that means back to school after a long break and based on my personal facebook feed a lot of first time kids going to school or kindergarten. I am yet to have my little ladies trot off to school but my Little Miss 3 year old is starting to learn the alphabet and to count.
The Ozzilla range is perfect for giving an Australian slant to learning your ABC’s and counting. I love this range and it’s bright basic graphics. The colours are gender neutral and would look great in any playroom, bedroom or classroom for that matter. Aussie icons are highlighted per letter and very easily recognisable for a child. I love the cute koala for “K” (I may be a little biassed towards this letter) on the ABC Australian Alphabet Wall Frieze and the twelve meat pies on the Australian Numbers Wall Frieze.
Good luck to all these first timers and definitely keep this awesome range by Ozzilla in mind when looking to help your little one’s learn their ABC’s and 123’s.
I absolutely adore receiving a handwritten letter but I have to be honest unfortunately they are very few and far between in this modern age. I also love writing letters, notes and cards, to me they show that little extra care and appreciation. I know you can send an email, an sms, facebook msg or tweet but to receive that that handwritten note on gorgeous paper is that extra bit special.
I have just added some Stationery Sets to the store from the ever talented and eco friendly, Earth Greetings. The was designed by Inaluxe for Earth Greetings. It is modern, has a great colour scheme and a very striking Lesser Sooty Owl. Imagine receiving or writing a letter on this gorgeous 100% post-consumer recycled paper.
The cute and cheeky Desert Dunnart features on the other set below. The Stationery Set – Desert Dunnart is also made out of 100% post-consumer recycled paper. This is an enchanting writing set to enhance your communications without harming the environment.
Go forth and write letters! Even better give this as a gift and you may even receive a nice hand written thank you note.
I have added many many new goodies to the store and have some fantastic Christmas gift ideas for friends and family near and far. I thought you may be interested in some ideas for stocking stuffers and/or kris kringle, these little goodies range in price from $3.95 to $17.95.
1. Melbourne Coordinates Print
2. Yarra Valley Whileaway Guide
3. Australian Beach Magnet
4. Aussie Slang Notebook
5. Whale Whanau Tea Towel
6. Australian Kangaroo Cookie Cutter
7. Dangerous Little Aussies Greeting Card
8. Australia and New Zealand Pencil Case
9. Heart Felt Creations – Bazza Bee
Don’t forget that I gift wrap for free and I am more than happy to attach a hand written note to your order, I am here to help and make Christmas as easy and enjoyable as possible.
We are very excited to now have for purchase through Antipodean Love. These Australian regional travel guides are designed to make even the smallest of escapes big on experience. There are currently 24 Whileaway Guides for offer in the range which cover this big wide brown land and more will be added in the future.
Whileaway Guides are a world apart from traditional guides, more like the ‘diary of a well travelled friend’, there is no advertising, all unbiassed and impartial information, and oh so cute! The colour range of the covers remind me of licorice allsorts!
Here’s what you will love about the guides:
- They contain all the best bits for a destination – things to see, explore, eat, drink and places to stay. Whileaway Guides have done the research for you so all you have to do is turn up.
- They are ‘unbiased and impartial’ meaning no one has paid to be in the guides. They only make the cut if they have been there, seen it and loved it!
- 10 folded pocket-sized pages, written in itinerary style with a cute little map – easy to carry around
- A calendar of events so you can plan your trip around the action.
- Fun, quirky facts that you didn’t know about the region (perfect for the historians or trivia nuts!)
- A place for you to write notes of things to remember, like the name of the vintage vino you just sampled (or the phone number of the spunky waiter that just served you)
- They pack a punch but won’t break the bank.
So get planning your next short trip in Australia with Whileaway Guides, we are sure they will make your break away even more special. Enjoy!
The FLATOUTbear Rosie is a beautiful soft pink colour and will adored by a little princess. My nearly 3 year old daughter was beside herself when she saw me unpacking them. We are stocking the FLATOUTbear Rosie and the FLATOUTbearbaby Rosie design.
These make a gorgeous new baby gift and are so soft and cuddly as they are 100% Australian sheepskin.
I have had the amazing designs by the very talented Madeleine Stamer from Little Circus Designs in store for a little while now, they are gorgeous! Every time they pop up, sell or I see them in the store they make me smile. Madeleine Stamer’s love of birds really does come across in her designs, they are modern with a splash of colour and will look great in any space. I have a selection of prints and tea towels which feature gorgeous Australian birds.
The gorgeous vibrant prints are dedicated to some of Australia’s favourite squawking birds. The prints are lovingly reproduced from original hand painted wood block paintings. The giclee prints are professionally printed on beautiful 100% cotton rag art paper using quality archival inks and are hand signed by Madeleine Stamer.
We are also very lucky to have Madeleine Stamer’s newly released fauna and flora designs inspired by the iconic Australiana souvenir tea towel. Destined to make the mundane task of dish drying more pleasurable each design looks just as lovely framed above the kitchen chopping block. They come in three designs – Green Kangaroo with Florals, White Koala on Flax and Fluoro Orange Cockatoo. The tea towels are lovingly hand printed using eco friendly water based inks on 100% linen. Screen printed in Melbourne, Australia.
These designs really are an amazing and funky way to bring a piece of Australia in to your space. They are also a great Australian gift to send to loved ones overseas.
I am very excited to now include the fabulous Love Mae Australiana decals to our decals collection. Love Mae’s delightful wall stickers are designed with children in mind and are more than happy to be moved around – and scrunched up, smoothed out and rearranged again and again. The colouring and details are absolutely gorgeous and will fit in to any space. They are also made with love in Australia which makes them extra special.
Adorn you walls with these charming Australian animals. Great as a gift for Aussies living overseas, or for anyone that enjoys our wonderful wildlife friends!
We also have the mini Australiana decals that are perfect to stick on laptops, notebooks, lunch boxes, mobile phones, furniture, in your car and, well, just about anywhere!
We have definitely fallen in love with Mae and are sure you will as well.