Friday, December 23, 2011

Handmade Hub Online

I can't believe it's already been four weeks since Kids Style Hub officially launched their new webstore -

Unfortunately time has simply disappeared this past month while I've been flat out with orders and working on new designs (more on that next time...), I've barely had time for anything else!

But now that I've sent out my last order, I finally have a chance to tell you about it and share with you some of the amazing talent showcased.

Although Nicole, Kids Style Hub's founder and manager, has selected an amazing array of items from both Australia and New Zealand, I particularly adore the handmade pieces. Here's some of my favourites:

Original artwork by Ooakly

Draw on the Go activity folder  by LimeDaisy
Canvas Art by Nog'n Piep
Girls' Bolero by Alice Loves

Owl Hair Clip Holder by Pooki Boo

Tag A Long Blanket by BabyButton
Hot day set by Nicole Herrick
Boot Owl Cushion by Boondie Baby
vintage print doily dress by Miss Mienna
Heat-mee Rabbit by MOOPS and Hoops
 Crossover Dress by Shipshap
Puss in Boots Recycled Journal by Found n Bound
Dribble Bib by Minim Kids
70x92 Crayon Hopscotch Patchwork Quilt by Pussycat Quilts 
Cherry Ragdoll by Deluli
ABC Puzzle Cube by MilknHoney

Pokey Puppy by Macaroon Kids

Wooden rosebuds by Eternal Memories 

Door Stop by Squiggle and Stitch

And that's just some of them!  So if I've triggered your curiosity, be sure to pay them a visit!

P.S. Here's a little clue regarding my Minky Minx surprise as mentioned on Facebook - Visit Kids Style hub - either in person or online - or join their facebook page, between the 26th and 31st of December 2011 to find out more... ; ) 

Alternatively, subscribe to my mailing list and I'll tell you directly!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Kids Style Hub - Revisited

Goodness, how time flies! Can't believe it's already been more then 6 weeks - yes SIX WEEKS - since Kids Style Hub officially opened back in October this year.

And it's already been a few weeks since I last visited... Scary!!

So I think it's definitely about time I share with you some of the pics I took on my last visit! Although I know much has changed since then, it will at least give you an idea of what's on offer in this truly amazing store I'm so very grateful to be a part of... 

Kids Style Hub's unmissable window display

A huge selection to chose from, plus wide aisles for easy pram navigation

Lot's of limited edition handmade creations by local designers
Huge range of stationary, prints & party products

Gorgeous designer creations of all kinds

Super adorable accessories & gifts for girls

Gifts for all ages - newborn to 16 - plus something even for mum.

Plenty of designer clothing & shoes for both boys & girls

Beautiful baby shower gifts & keepsakes

P.S. If you'd like to see more pics, be sure sure to head over to their blog or facebook page!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Just horsing around...

It's that time of year again here in Melbourne, when things go a little crazy due to 'Cup fever'. People, those who would otherwise pay no attention to our majestic four-footed friends, suddenly seem to know all about them - at least for a day... Yes, the Spring Racing Carnival has come to town, and being a little horsey girl myself I thought it was time I join in the fun and kick up my heels as well!

So here's a few 'Spring Racing Carnival' inspired picks - with a vintage twist, of course - to share with you this week...

Champagne and Strawberries Dress in Red Roses by Mackenzie Mode

Rachel Alexandra Champinon Thoroughbred Filly Print by Andreen Harris Art

Rita Tilt Topper 1940's Vintage Style Hat by HeySailorHats

Equestrian Gift Tags by Happy Hound

Minaudière Clutch by Hat Box Sundae

Horse Head Belt Buckle by Arete

Detail of the black & white diamonte feathered headpiece I made & wore, not to the races
unfortunately, but to Kids Style Hub opening night.

Friday, October 21, 2011

A time to celebrate!

After quite literally months of preparation, it finally all came together - a new store was born - and I was fortunate enough to see it.

Kids Style Hub - Opening day 15th October 2011

But first the lead up...
Only days before Kids Style Hub was to be launched, when I came by to drop off a few of my hair accessories, the store was a chaotic mess (sorry, Nicole). Boxes piled up high, half finished tasks lay everywhere, I had my doubts if Nicole really could pull it off in such a short time.

Kids Style Hub 3 days before opening

Rays of hope - front display window ready for stock

But, somehow, with much help from others, she did. And come Friday night, there was certainly a reason to celebrate.
Dressed in cocktail attire, the store was filled both with designers and others to meet, some for the very first time in person, and mark this incredible millstone at the pre-launch party.

Myself, Suzie Renda (Minky Minx) with my
sister Christine.

Julie Allen (Moops and hoops), Nicole Herrick (Kids Style Hub)
Melinda Weaver (Baby Ink) & Lauren Kirkwood (Boondie Baby)

Tracey (Melbourne Mumma's Market), Alli Price (Motivating Mum),
Katrina Musgrave (Market Angel) & Irene Tan (Missy Minzy).

Alli Price (Motivating Mum), Cath Connell (Leaf. Paper for Life)
& Janell Fowler (Baby Button).

And get a glimpse of the store so far...

...and some of it's many gorgeous handmade products.

Dollies by Deluli.

Hand sewn pretties by Miss Mienna.

We also were able to see firsthand some of the other spaces Kids Style Hub had to offer, including cafe, kids' play area, party room and gallery (although we had to use a little imagination for the gallery space which was still filled with boxes of stock at the time...).

Kids' Style Hub Cafe & seating area (aka Parents chill out zone)

Rubble Art Kids' play & crafting area
Upstairs Party Room - Decorated by Kiddilicious

Kids Style Hub Gallery

I'm sure I wasn't the only one who left that night completely astounded, not only at the amazing transformation of this store, but to be hand picked to be among such talent.

And to think that one person, one truly amazing lady, Nicole Herrick, could pull all this off with just a little social networking... Incredible!

(Many thanks to Lauren Kirkwood, Alli Price, Nicole Herrick and Lainie Brookman for taking the photos I didn't...  xx )