Wednesday, November 25, 2009

More stuff I like...

I couldn't fit it all in one post, so here's another.
I love the gorgeous range of homewares at Rougestore. Very unique.

Knuffle Kid has been one of my favourites for a while (you might remember Ivie in her Knuffle Kid one size skirt). Emma didn't disappoint.

The Smallish range was simply divine! Beautiful fabrics, bamboo fleece...Need I say more? Plus I got the chance to have a quick chat with Cassandra who is just lovely.

Now, I've also made a few fabulous dicoveries whilst Christmas shopping online...
How cool is this Mudpuppy Monsters sticker book from Ele-ahbaant?

This magnetic aeroplane from The Hip Infant (there's also a rocket and a helicopter in the range)

And my favourite (you know I love them!), these amazing wall stickers from Chocovenyl. They're UK based, which is probably a good things as it makes me less tempted to buy more lovely wall decals which I don't need! Arent these awesome though?

I'm hoping to get to Magnolia Square this afternoon, so no doubt I'll have more pretty things to show and tell soon.

Stuff I like...

It's been a while since I did one of these posts. I of course saw lots of gorgeous things at Mathilda's, plus having just started my Christmas shopping (and I mean only just!), I have a few cool things that I wanted to show you.

Sweet William was one of my favourite stalls of the day - right across from us too. Gorgeously quirky handmade lovelies and illustrations...

Pocket Carnival had so many gorgeous handmade things, from prints and cards to bags.

I saw some really great things at the Earth Tribe stall. I particularly like their great wooden toys for boys

Katy Jane Designs makes some gorgeous stationery. I love the slightly retro-whimsical theme. They had some great kids birthday cards with badges which I loved (not on the site at the moment though)! I'm always looking for those type of cards and the local newsagent never cuts it. Oh, and how divine is their website?

Lad & Lass had some cute prints, wallpaper and a cool DIY lamp shade kit. I especially liked this family tree print - what a great gift idea!

Eco Toys was another of my faves. They had some awesome fair trade toys. I almost couldn't resist...

I think I might have to sign off and start a new post... too many beautiful things to show!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

New Posy Dolls!

You know how much I love Posy day (that is the day when my dolls arrive)! I'm like a kid at Christmas - no, what's even more excited than a kid at Christmas? I'm that! I have already found homes for a few, but here's a sneak peek at some of the newest girls:

...And boys!!! Introducing our first ever boy Posy dolls:

They are all up on the site, and I know they will go quickly! These dolls are a beautiful and special gift for little girls - and now boys!

Sweet Zoe

I recieved another beautiful photo of a beautiful little girl recently. Zoe is 4 months old here

Isn't she divine in her MiniLaLa Cocoa Kimono cloth nappy? The photo is almost as gorgeous, taken by Zoe's mum, the very talented Sydney photographer, Amanda Keeys. Amanda's blog is a great read (or is it look?) too.

Thanks so much for letting me post this stunning photo Amanda!

Monday, November 23, 2009

I'm exhausted!

What a huge weekend! My darling Mum arrived on Friday to help babysit over the weekend (thanks Mum!). We don't get to see her often, so we were all very excited about that! Friday night Steve & I went to see Pearl Jam (who were fantastic). It's not often we get a night out to do 'big people' things, so that was fun. Saturday we had a little family get-together at my brother's house. Then of course yesterday was Mathilda's Market...

It was a gorgeous day - inside Hawthorn Town Hall. Outside it was pouring!!! It's nice that we had some rain, but I wouldn't have minded if Mother Nature had picked a different day to give it to us... Nonetheless, it didn't stop people coming down and the day was a great success. Steve & I got over our stage fright fairly quickly (what choice did we have?) and enjoyed talking to lots of nice people.
I made my skirt for the day - you can't see here, but I had Plum Kimono fabric as the inside of my pockets. Love that print! Oh, and how sweet is my husband helping out!?

It was lots of fun setting up the stall, and I especially love my Kristen Cook pics, don't you? Did you notice the little Posy doll tea party. I liked that too. We didn't get a chance to take any photos once the doors were actually open, but I think there will be some on the Mathilda's site and blog soon...

I'm looking forward to doing the market again sometime - but for now I think I need a while to recover!

Henrietta - our hundredth Posy Doll!

That's right! We have found homes for more than a hundred gorgeous Posy dolls! Henrietta was our hundredth, and the lucky winner was Katherine. Congratulations! I hope you love her!

Just to let you all know, I'll be adding some new dolls in the next day or two - you're gonna love them!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Kreativ Blog Award!

Hooray! I have been awarded a 'Kreativ Blogger' award by two lovely ladies - Halle Jay, and Linda of Lulufroufrou. Thank you so much ladies!

Now, there are a set of rules that come with this award:

1. Copy the picture and post it on your blog.
2. Thank the person that gave it to you and link to their blog.
3. Write 7 things about yourself we don't know.
4. Choose 7 other bloggers to pass the award to.
5. Link to those 7 other bloggers.
6. Notify your 7 bloggers.

What a great way to share the blog love, and introduce some great blogs you may never have heard of!

So here are my 7 blog picks:

Brussel Sprouts - Gorgeous vintage inspired handmade kids clothes.
Yummy Mummies and Mini Me - An online shop, and great blog.
Little Pinwheel - another beautiful online shop and inspiring blog.
I op therefore I am - A Melbourne op-shopper's bible.
Smonk you - A fantastic pre-daddy blog.
Flirty Bird - Gorgeous handmade hair accessories.
Babyjo - Lovely bamboo baby clothes and accessories.

Now, 7 things you mightn't know about me... This is hard!! Here goes:

1. I grew up on a farm in rural NSW.
2. I have lived in lots of places around Australia.
3. I am an absolute cake-a-holic! Cannot ever, ever resist cake.
4. I'm currently sporting a wild-looking mohawk-y hairstyle!
5. I'm afraid of the ocean.
6. I have broken 5 bones in my lifetime (so far).
7. I love to sing (though am not particularly good).

There you go - that was fun! Thanks once again for the award Halle and Linda.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Come and see us at Mathilda's Market

Yep, we'll be there next weekend!

If you haven't heard of Mathildas Market before, it's a delightful little boutique market showcasing gorgeous handcrafted and limited production baby and children's goods. There will be over 80 stalls, so you are absolutely guaranteed to find something (or lots of things) beautiful and unique.

Come down and say hello. Steve and I will be there amongst all the gorgeous people, with lots of pretty things and some great deals for you. We'd love to see you there!

It's on Sunday 22 November (next Sunday), from 9am to 1pm at Hawthorn Town Hall, 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn.

I wonder if I'll get a chance to do some shopping...?

Follow us and win!

Are you on Facebook or Twitter (of course you are, right?)? If you love MiniLaLa, become a fan on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter to be in the draw to win some great prizes! I'll be drawing a giveaway when each reaches 500 fans/followers, so share the love and tell your friends too!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


I recently had some stickers made and I just love them so much that I wanted to share! (They're on boxes, ready for Mathildas Market next weekend)

Rewarding you!

I'm so blessed to have such a lovely bunch of loyal customers. I feel so grateful. I was wondering how I could make sure that my customers are being rewarded for coming back time and time again, so I had Matt (my web developer) implement a new rewards system on the site.

So from now on, when you shop at MiniLaLa, you will recieve a point for every dollar you spend. You also receive points for referring friends. You can then use these reward points on future purchases , saving you money! Pretty cool (if I do say so myself).
I love seeing customers return, and I hope this helps to show how much I appreciate you all :)

The Enchanted Closet

You may remember me posting about The Enchanted Closet a while back - well, you can now get your MiniLaLa hair clips there!

There are two lovely shops run by sisters Kate and Mia, one in Armadale (Melbourne), and one in Woodend, about an hour or so north-east of Melbourne.

I love the gorgeous vintage feel of the Enchanted Closet, and also love reading their gorgeous blog!

Pop in and say hello:

1087 High Street, Armadale


Shop 5, 93 High Street, Woodend
Phone: 03 5427 1370

The Nappy Lady

Last week I took the short and sweet trip to picturesque Tecoma in Melbourne's east to meet one of our newest stockists, The Nappy Lady - AKA Justyne.

Justyne's lovely little shop is in the prettiest spot in the leafy hills. If you're in Melbourne, go out and have a look sometime.

The Nappy Lady is open Monday to Friday from 9.30am until 3pm, and Saturdays from 9am until 12pm.

The Nappy Lady
Shop 4, 1567 Burwood Hwy
Phone: 03 9754 6334

Friday, November 6, 2009

MiniLaLa in print - twice!

Two beautiful magazines this month! It's so exciting to see my product in print.

Hopefully many of you have seen Peekaboo Baby Magazine. I've mentioned it before, but to see in person was gorgeous! I especially love that it is completely free.

Here's MiniLaLa - HOT apparantly

Also a gorgeous Trifle Shoppe ad at the back, featuring none other than Miss Ivie

I picked up the new copy of Little One Baby today for a read, and noticed my nappy in there - very cool (even if it does say it's a nappy cover)! If you haven't seen it already, it's a beautiful mag, and new too. This is just the second issue.

I like Cleo's style...

Alipants - Gorgeous new website has launched!

Remember my lovely Macedon Ranges stockist, Alipants? Well, Ali now has a gorgeous website which we would love for you to see

Such a lovely, personal site. It truly reflects Ali's passion and personality. I just love the mission statement! There is also some really good and simple information about using cloth nappies. Plus the nappy fact slideshow is fantastic...

I also wanted to show you a pic of the yummy zucchini bread that Ali made for one of her recent home consultations

Delicious, huh!? You can have some too - just book a consultation with Alipants.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Nicholas the photographer!

I let Nicholas 'play' with my good camera this morning. I had it set up on the tripod and arranged a table for him to style his shoot. He was very serious about it all, looking through the viewfinder and focussing. He is very particular and creative, which I love (until he throws an 'artists' tantrum).

Here are a couple from this morning's 'shoot':

There is some real talent there, wouldn't you say? Nick is quite the little stylist at the tender age of 3 :)

Babyjo Bamboo - Love it!

You probably remember me talking about Babyjo before as I recently gave a bodysuit to a friend's baby boy. I just love their gorgeous things! Bamboo is the best fibre ever - you won't believe how soft it is until you feel it!

Anyway, Babyjo has just launched a gorgeous new website at (also hosted by my lovely web developers, Webnovation).

To celebrate, Jo has decided to give away a FREE striped beanie (valued at $19.95) with all blanket purchases for the next two weeks! All you have to do is use the code 'LAUNCH' at checkout.

These are the best baby shower or newborn gifts, and perfect for babies with excema or sensitive skin (read about the benefits of bamboo here).

Congrats on the gorgeous new site, Jo!