Friday, August 29, 2008

Congratulations to 3 Red Buttons!

Oh my goodness, how close was that!?

CONGRATULATIONS TO 3 RED BUTTONS and the adorable spotted bloomers. Well done!

A very close runner up is the beautiful green dress from Made By Miffy.

Thank you so much to all who participated, I hope you had fun! We will be having another challenge in a few months and hope to discover many more handmade goodies.

To all those who were featured, you can add one of the following banners to your website or blog. If you need a different size, please contact me.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Spread the word

Just a reminder that voting closes at 8:30pm tomorrow (Friday) evening, so please spread the word! If you have a blog, we would love to have you post about the competition and link to us - share the love!

EDIT - It looks like I mucked up the time! It will finish at 9:30! Ooops.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

The winner for week 3

Our winner for week 3 is the adorable bloomers from 3 Red Buttons!

Tomorrow we will start a poll for the overall winner.

Entires will be the two highest scoring items from the past 3 weeks.

The poll will close on Friday.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Please use the poll to the right to select your favourite for this week!

The winner will go into our final next week, to be our grand winner.

Thank you!

Note - I've used the built in Blogger poll function this week, so fingers crossed that it works ok!


Thursday, August 21, 2008

Thursday's Finds

Wow, our final day of finds! Unfortunately I couldn't list every item, but we will continue to post finds each week, so please do keep sending them through. If you're a designer/sewer & seller of boutique or handmade childrens clothing or accessories and you'd like to particpate in our upcoming interviews, please email me. First of all we have this sweet summer cotton dress from Made It seller Brusselspouts. Funny name, sweet dress, found by Sarah.

Nisha found this seller, and I picked the shirt - Skye Rocket Sews.
It's an adorable applique babushka doll! How cute is that?

And...that's all folks! Tomorrow we vote for this week's favourite. THEN, next week we have to select an over all winner.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Wednesday's Finds

We are almost at the end of our challenge! Tomorrow is the final day.

Anna discovered this sweet Holly Hobby sun dress made from recycled vintage Holly Hobbie fabric teamed with coordinating florals and trims.
This dress is based off a vintage pattern so it has a real 70's vibe to it.
It's from another etsy seller, eviegreenpixie.

And Tash found this cute Retro blue and orange halter tunic on Made-It.
It's from seller Black Eyed Suzie and would be a great little summer top or wear a turtleneck underneath on cooler days.
The contrasting royal blue and orange Katie Jump Rope fabrics give it a real retro look.

See you tomorrow for our final day of finds!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tuesday's Finds

Here are our beautiful finds for today. I hope you like them!
Tiffany found this stunning dress at Missy Muddles. Beautiful smock made from 100% silk velvet, this item may be worn as a dress through to a top due to its loose style fit, the silk velvet has been pre-washed so that it can be washed by hand in cold water later.
This gorgeous dress may be worn as is over a simple tank and tights or layered for winter with jeans and a long sleeve top.

Sherilyn at tees 2 knees makes beautiful applique t-shirts. They even make the shirts! This one is called Doggy Woggy, and is way too cute. With his fluffy nose and happy face he is perfect for little boys or little girls.

We still have some spots available for the rest of the week, so get those finds to me ASAP! Promote yourself! Promote a friend!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Monday's Finds (Week 3)

This is the final week of our challenge - so if you have something to submit, please get it to us asap!
Leigh from Ribbonista has found us another cute outfit from Cute Tooshies.
The Sweet Cherry Delight dress with apron appliqued in a pair of cherries, and matching capri pants (it also comes with a set of Ribbonista bows!).
Very fun and summery. Delicious!

This set is listed for auction on ozebaby.
Marnie from Bergan Blue loves these pink and brown spotted bloomers from 3 Red Buttons on Etsy.
Thay are made from Japanese 100% cotton fabric and feature 3 rows of ruffles on the back. They are gorgeous on crawling babies as the ruffles look great but the bloomers don't impede the crawling like skirts & dresses can.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Our winner for week two is...

Congratulations! Our winner for week two is the hand knitted baby booties from Knitwish.
You can see more products in Rachel's Etsy Store.
Please contnue to submit your finds to me. I'm happy to accept entries from store owners as well, as long as it fits the criteria:
Must be handmade, in Australia.
Must be a wearable item for a child.
Must be currently listed for sale online. (A store, etsy, ebay...)
Unique, different, interesting, beautiful, go search!

Next week will be our final week for submissions, so please help find some more great ones!

Friday, August 15, 2008

It's Time To Vote - Week 2

It's time to vote again!

Please quickly review the items then from the past weeks posts, then click on the button below where you will be able to select your favourite item from this week.
Please play fair and only vote once. Voting will be open until Sunday evening.

Votes are now closed.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Thursday's Finds

Kylie from Avonlea Design makes the loveliest applique bibs.
She says of this one: It is handcrafted with care, made from quality soft white flannelette and the back is made from fleece for extra absorbency.

A pretty bird is appliquéd onto the front, and it is bound using Joel Dewberry designer fabrics. So stylish - it would be perfect as a special bib to take out.

These beautiful All About Heidi pre-walker shoes are from Sally at Fairy Kisses boutique. They are are crafted from a single piece of leather! They have a velcro tab, and can also be adjusted for width by loosening the leather ties on the heels and toes. And my favourite colour too.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Wednesday's Finds

Yes, I know, I missed yesterday, I am so very sorry about that.

But, have a look at some of the cute things we have today! This really groovy art smock is from Jodie at the Poss Bloss Shop. I just adore the retro scooter design and the hot pink colour. The body is PVC, so cleans up easily, and the sleeves are 100% cotton.

Another one for the girls today - Leigh from Ribbonista makes beautiful Boutique hair bows.
These bows are really popular in the USA, it would be great to see them take off here too, they are so adorable and really dress up an outfit. This set is called Summer Fizz.

Please keep sending me your fantastic finds!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Week 2 - Monday's Finds

Rachel from Knitwish sells these cuties in her etsy store (along with some adorable knitted toys!).
These lovely hand knitted baby booties in two shades of blue have matching pearlised buttons and crossover straps for that vintage look. Perfect for keeping little toes warm!
They would make a gorgeous baby shower or welcome to the world gift for a new baby.

Tammy found this Batik Kimono Top and Pants set at etsy's Ogekko store.
The top is made from an authentic indonesian batik matched with a dark green quilter's cotton.
The batik top is bound around the edges (not sleeves) with the dark green fabric and ties on the inside (with white ribbon) and on the outside.

The pants are a wide-legged, cropped style with an elasticised waist and co-ordinating batik borders around the hems.

Great finds, thank you!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

And the winner is...

Congratulations! Our winner for week one is Made By Miffy's Custom Boutique Retro Style Dress. You can see more photos in her etsy store.
Thank You to Amanda from Swish & Swanky for finding this beautiful dress. This will now be in the running for our monthly prize.

Please contnue to submit your finds to me. I'm happy to accept entries from store owners as well, as long as it fits the criteria:
Must be handmade, in Australia.
Must be a wearable item for a child.
Must be currently listed for sale online. (A store, etsy, ebay...)
Unique, different, interesting, beautiful, go search!

I have also revised the prizes so there is now a weekly prize.

The person who send us the winning item for the week will receive a $5 TikiBoo voucher to spend at All You Need.
The person who send us the grand winning item for the month will receive a $20 TikiBoo voucher to spend at All You Need and if you have a store or blog you'd like to advertise, we will display your logo or banner on this blog for a month!

The creator of the winning item for each week will also have the opportunity to have their logo or advertising banner on the blog for the week in which they win.

Friday, August 8, 2008

It's Time To Vote - Week One

It's time to vote! Please quickly review the items then from the past weeks posts, then click on the button below where you will be able to select your favourite item from this week.
Please play fair and only vote once. Voting will be open until Sunday evening.

Voting is now closed

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Thursday's Finds

I'm getting later and later!

Tennille from Heart on your Sleeve found these great shorts on etsy.

From Pinna4piper, The fabric features screen print images of the Taronga Zoo with 2 giraffes and a lion, 2 people at the beach under umbrellas, 2 sailboats sailing the Sydney Harbour and more.
They really would be perfect for a fun summer day at the beach!
So, I decided to add one of Tennille creations as our second item for today! I adore her princess necklaces, this one is Snow White. The centre princess bead is made of polymer clay and the surrounding beads are cats eyes, Czech glass and sterling silver.
How cute is that?! She has other princesses as well in her Heart on Your Sleeve store.

Please keep those entries coming!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Wednesday's Finds

Just in time! I've had a busy day, along with a horrid flu, but we have our entries for Wednesday.
Both of today's items were found by Sarah, who doesn't have a blog for us to link too just yet.

These adorable embroidered felt baby shoes are another etsy find, from the Embroidery Baby shop.
They are simply stunning, in bright red felt with yellow embroidery, they certainly would be, as claimed in the store, for the baby who's not afraid of standing out from the footwear crowd!

Sarah also found us this very sweet Baby Girl Cross Over Set - Jacket and Pants, from ShipShap, on Made It. Made from 100% cotton interlock, it would be a perfect gift for a newborn.

Let me know what you think of our entries so far, I'd love to hear from you!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Tuesday's Finds

Thank you to all our new entries, very impressive. Here's what we have for you today...

Elizabeth from La Toriana sent in this great necklace which I had to include as it is designed for a boy! Yes, this is the only entry so for something for boys. This one is called "Max" and is made by L'il Ned (and stocked by Elizabeth in her La Toriana store.
We would love to see more groovy items for boys, please, is it says, little guys can be just as cool, trendy and fashionable as the girls!

Nisha (who designed the All You Need logo and banner to the right) found these sweet Dotty Pink Bloomers on etsy, made by 3 Red Buttons.
I love bloomers on little girls, they are so cute, especially on a crawler. These are pink with a multitude of ruffles, very sweet!

Keep your entries coming, I'm sure there are many, many more wonderful creations out there.

Monday, August 4, 2008

The Challenge - Monday's Finds

We've had some fantastic finds submitted so far, please keep them coming! Please only submit links to your favourite individual items as entries though, so I know exactly which item you really adore.
Amanda from Swish and Swanky has found this gorgeous avocado green dress from the Made By Miffy ebay store.
Made from a gorgeous avocado broderie anglais fabric featuring handmade ruffle, bow, and piping in vintage Amy Butler Ginger Bliss fabric that is no longer available. The generous sashes that tie at the back also feature a Ginger bliss cutout to carry the pattern through to the back.

This is a lovely party or Sunday best dress that will make you smile each time your girl wears it!

This cute butterfly set was discoverd on Ozebaby by Leigh from Ribbonista. It was made by Vanessa at Cute Tooshies and is called "Blue Butterflies". It features a pair of denim jeans with ruffles and embroidery. A long-sleeved peasant top made of interlock and a pinafore made of turquoise velour, lined with matching interlock with some gorgeous bows.

You can click on the store links to see more pictures of each of these outfits.

Comments are welcome - and keep the entries coming. I will be putting up a few each day, then at the end of each week I will put up a voting form to see which entries will go into the prize draw at the end of the month.

Have fun searching!