Thursday, November 27, 2008

My Top Five

A few cute little things I have found today...enjoy.

Blue Retro Dachshund Stuffed Toy - Sausage Dog Softie From Badskirt

Dinner with Friends print from Tummy Mountain

Gypsy Pants by Charli Rose for Oopsidaisi

Scrabble Tile Pendant from The Pendant Factory

Pram Tissue Cozy from PramPurse

Monday, November 24, 2008

Introducing...Chantilly Bowtique

Name: Chantelle

Store Name/Label:
Chantilly Bowtique - Boutique Hair Bows & Accessories for Girly Girls

What are your hobbies (besides designing and making bows)?
I love to spend time with my family and friends. I love Thai Food, going out dancing. Not that I get to go out dancing too much these days.

How did you come up with your name? is there a story behind it? I came up with the name Chantilly Bowtique because my name is Chantelle and as a child my family would to sing the Big Bopper song 'Chantilly Lace' to me. I thought is was a nice way to link back to my childhood as my products are for children.

Where do you sell your designs? I have an online store at and a couple of other online boutiques. I am in the process of marketing my accessories in boutiques throughout Australia.

What got you started? I've always been on the lookout for different accessories for my little girl and could never find excactly what I was after. So I just thought I'd make them myself. The rest is history!

Do you remember the first bow you sold? Gosh it seems like so long ago! I know it sold on ebay but I cannot remember what it was. I'll take a guess. I bet it was definately pink!

What is your favorite design you have created? I really love my 'fruit salad' funky loopy bows. They just scream for attention. There's plenty of bright colours with polkadots, French ribbon. My daughter loves them!

Thank you so much for participating Chantelle. To ensure delivery (free within Australia) before Christmas, you will need to order your bows from Chantilly Bowtique before December 12th.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Mathilda's Market Brisbane wrap up

I've been a bit sick...and more than a bit slack with the blog recently!

We had a FANTASTIC response at the Brisbane Mathilda's Market. The crowds weren't huge, but they were spending! We were very happy with the results for our TikiBoo Kids.
I forgot my camera! There is no excuse...I have 3 of them, but I didn't even take one. I did have a chance for a quick walk around and saw some fabulous goodies.
Here are a few of my favourites from the day:

Wall Allure - Wall stickons really are the latest thing, and Bernadette makes all her own right here in Queensland. I bought some as gifts, then this adorable bird for our bedroom wall. LOVE them.

Ruffian Industries - Uber trendy retro style t-shirts for boys. YES, for boys. Mandy's designs are very cool.

Wild Things of Noosa - Selina makes the cutest little bucket hats, toys and bloomers, so cute for the little ones.

Lisa Olivers Canvases Personalised canvases for kids rooms, I particularly love this nautical lighthouse.

Heart On Your Sleeve - Tennille's beautiful handmade children's jewellery and hair accessories are perfect for little girls everywhere (I didn't buy this time as I already have lots of her goodies at home!)

If anyone has a report from the markets in the other states, I'd love to add it!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Mathilda's Market

This coming Sunday TikiBoo Kids will be at Mathilda's Market, along with some other fantastic local craftsters we have featured here - like Mimoo.

Mathilda's Market is a fabulous niche market that offers unique, stylish and affordable baby & kids goods that are lovingly handmade, from limited production or simply divine. You will discover a vast variety of funky, unique and gorgeous clothing (for example organic cotton, vintage, 70's, etc) wooden letters, canvasses, soft & wooden toys, soft leather shoes, travel activity packs, room decor, bags, paintings, fun & personalised accessories, vintage-inspired products, musical instruments, handcrafted jewellery, fairy & dress up costumes & accessories, hair accessories, doll houses & accessories, linen, sleepwear and so much more! And all this for your little ones ... it's a kid's shopping haven.
Forget the big shopping centres where you queue only to buy what everyone else is buying. The upcoming Mathilda's Market is the perfect Christmas shopping destination - all brought together for you in the one place at the one time. Please come and see us showcasing our great wares at Mathilda’s Market on Sunday 9 November from 9am to 1pm at St Jospeh’s Nudgee College, 2199 Sandgate Rd, Boondall. With approx 40 stalls, yummy food, free kids entertainment, this will be a fantastic day out for young & old. The following weekend it will be on in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth, check the website for details.

For a sneak preview, have a look at the website .
I look forward to seeing you there!

(Do you have a stall at Mathilda's Market and want to be listed here? Please leave a comment if you do and I shall add you to the list!)