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Bandicute Designs

Bandicute Designs is a handmade, uniquely Australian label specialising in babies and children’s clothing, women’s accessories and home wares. The small business was born out of a love for being creative – drawing, painting, dyeing, printing, sewing – and always looking for new techniques to create beautiful, modern designs for baby…

Krazy Knits by Karen

I have been a huge fan of Karen’s for many years now. I’ve purchased a couple of bright colourful pieces for my daughters and I receive compliments every time they are worn. Karen lives in Canberra with her “extremely patient husband of 31 years” and their three adult children. Karen makes hand…

Favourite Chalk Board Fonts v.2

And here’s version 2.0 because you can never have too many chalk board fonts to choose from! I love the siteDaFont which is a great resource where you can download fonts straight to your computer from an extensive style library. If you don’t know how to download fonts there is a helpful Q&A here…

Favourite Chalk Board Fonts v.1

Chalk board fonts are so much fun to use on invitations, posters and even baby birth charts. I love the site DaFont which is a great resource where you can download fonts straight to your computer from an extensive style library. If you don’t know how to download fonts there is a helpful…

Mmmm Minestrone

Fragrant and hearty minestrone soup for a cold winter’s day. Minestrone is one of my favourite soups that everyone enjoys. It gets so many vegetables into my daughters and to mix it up a little for their entertainment I sometimes use dinosaur pasta instead of macaroni. I also prefer a…

Inspiration: My Rose Valley

How fantastic are the unlimited resources and tutorials you can discover online! Crochet inspiration is one of my favourite things to browse during quite times or when I simply need to tune out from the crazy kids! I love the people who put the time and effort into creating free tutorials so…

Joys of Potty Training

I’m seriously in no hurry to do this but I need to start encouraging my little 2 year old to try and use the potty more. I know I sound all ‘lazy mum’ but being the second child and knowing what’s ahead is exhausting just thinking about it. It’s one…

Mr Fox Crochet Cushion

Mr Fox Crochet Cushion

This is seriously one of the most challenging things I’ve ever done. Right up there with parenting…. well not really. Parenting is far easier. But it does take a whole lot of concentrating and that’s something that can be difficult with a home full of little people. While I sit…

Be You Bravely Wallpaper

The 2015 theme for MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers) is ‘Be you, Bravely’. MOPS believe we were meant to live deeply and have created this year’s theme to inspire us to choose the extraordinary. Be you, Bravely is designed to help us become more ourselves. To remind us that courage is always worth…

Favourite Stamp Fonts

When I’m working on an invitation or publication I’m always on the lookout for new and fun fonts to use in my graphic design work. I love the site DaFont which is a great resource where you can download fonts straight to your computer from an extensive style library. It has heaps of…

Toilet Training Charts

I’m super excited to announce the release of the Ernie & Bird toilet training reward charts in my etsy store! Helping your child start to use the potty (or toilet) is a big and very exciting step for you both. If you stay positive and calm, your child will be more…