Wednesday, 29 November 2006


A fresh take on the christening dress from Swedish designer Plastisock at Nordic Kids.

I'd like one of these super-cool wooden scooters from Graham & Green for myself!

Tuesday, 28 November 2006



Look at these vintage suitcases from Couverture. Each one is custom-made and they are lined with a pretty print inside.

Monday, 27 November 2006


St Jude's is a modern British design company, based in Norfolk. They produce the most stunning handprinted fabrics.

Cool Gingerbread Man Christmas Wreath! Free instructions at Martha Stewart Kids.

These 'Make-a-Long Story' patterns from Wee Wonderfuls have me itching to get crafty!

I was thinking of buying Jacob this lovely Wooden Medieval Castle with knights for Christmas, but sadly he has his little heart set on the Tower of Doom from the ELC and I can't disappoint him. Sigh...!

My favourite webshop, Lily and Agathe is stuffed with vintage books like this, as well as lots of new goodies that you wont find anywhere else! OK, I am a little biased as the shop sells lots of my designs, but I dare you to resist buying something...

She's Crafty makes gorgeous vintage-inspired knits for babies, just look at this!

Friday, 24 November 2006


Lots of things about Australia have changed for the worse since I last lived here eight years ago, but REMO General Store has made a comeback, just like me, and it makes me happy to be here!

Thank goodness I don't have a daughter, as I would surely be spending all my money at Entertaining Elephants!

Grégoire Ganter makes stunning photographic collages based on the diverse and evolving architecture of New York City. "Léa's Alphabets" is a special collection of collages geared towards children. You can also commission one with your child's name...

Wednesday, 22 November 2006


Dan Zanes made such an impression on Jacob when we saw him live at the Melbourne Festival last month. He has been out on the sidewalk with his guitar, singing 'Down by the Riverside', hoping the neighbours will give him money (a five-year-old busker)!. He has decided he wants to move to New York to be in the band.

Tuesday, 21 November 2006





I want to take a Vintage Vacations holiday in England, in one of their 1960s silver caravans, complete with vintage furnishings, board games and tea cozies!



Katvig do the best clothes for children. Full stop. I stood in a queue in sweltering Copenhagen sunshine for three hours last summer just to get into their warehouse sale. I'm pleased that their clothes are becoming more available in the UK - see the full range and a list of web stockists at their website.



Sadly, Edgar the Monkey has already been sold from the Hop Skip Jump shop. But if you join her mailing list, this talented toymaker and blogger will notify you when new one-off toys are available.

This Nancy Drew fold & mail stationery is lashings of fun. It makes me want to take a break from email and write a real letter.




Ok, it is the beginning of summer here in Australia, but one has to plan ahead and I really WANT this Washed Velvet Coat from Boden.