Fancy Little Me

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Jan 082013
 

Fancy Little Me

On December 31, snuggled up in bed inside a cabin in The Grampians, hubby and I took some time to look at photos of 2012. It keeps amazing me how quickly the kids have grown and it was so nice to see how much we actually did last year, so many trips and beautiful memories. We picked a few favourite photos of our little tribe that we want to do something with in our home, and I am thinking Fancy Little Me may just be what we are looking for.

Fancy Little Me is an Australian company that turns people’s favourite photographs into works of art, this award-winning business is the love baby of owner and entrepeneur Lety. If you are looking for something unique and eye catching you will love Lety’s handywork, she is clearly very talented and it is no wonder many Australian families have fallen in love with her creations already.

Typography Love

‘Typography Love’ by Fancy Little Me

All you need to do is upload your favourite photo and pick one of the Fancy Little Me design options to suit your photo and your interior. The website offers some great tips for selecting a good photo for your artwork as obviously not every photo is suitable. They are all absolutely beautiful but my top pick would have to be Typograhy Love, I can just picture miss 2 in this setting already.

Vintage BirdOnce you have made your choice you simply place your order online and Lety will do the rest, just 7 working later your very own custom made portrait will be ready for dispatch. To make sure you are completely happy with the end result you will be sent a digital proof of your artwork before it is printed, not that I doubt that it will look just stunning. And if you don’t like it you can exercise the 10-day Money Back Guarantee, there’s your peace of mind.

To find out more about Fancy Little Me, to browse the different design options and to place your order online visit www.fancylittleme.com.au.

The Lelbys family is growing…

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Aug 272012
 

Not long ago I wrote about the new bean chair designs by Lelbys, a gorgeous Australian label that creates stunning homewares for stylish families. Many of you commented on how lovely the range looked and I know you are not the only ones, mums all over Australia have fallen in love with the Lelbys look. With the brand being so popular it comes as no surprise that owner and designer Lesley has already come up with the next addition to the range: meet the new Lelbys Bean Bags.

Just like its older siblings the brand new Lelbys Bean Bags are a stylish and practical addition to any kids bedroom or playroom. They make a comfortable, cosy seat for reading, doing homework or watching a movie and because of their light weight they are very easy to move. The great thing about these bean bags is that the seat style and look appeals to children and also gets the tick of approval from parents as the prints are not babyish or in-your-face but subtle and classy.

When filled the Lelbys Bean Bags are ca. 90cm in diameter which is a very decent size (as you know the trick with bean bags is not to fill them completely!), the age recommendation is ages 6 and up. But no matter what age, it is always better to be safe than sorry so each bag comes with a no-spill calico inner bag and the outer cover features a child-proof zip. Beans are great to sit on but a pain to pick up from the ground.

The current range offers 4 different designs: Pink Orchard, Red Orchard, Damask Pink and (my favourite) Bluebell Stripes and they are priced at $99.95 each. You can order your favourite design online or if you’d like to see the Lelbys Bean Bags with your own eyes you can visit a Lelbys stockist near you. There are more than 60 Lelbys retailers nationwide so there is sure to be store near you.

To find out more about Lelbys, to browse the range and to order online visit www.lelbys.com.

Sunday Coffee with Mor-Stor

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Apr 222012
 

One thing that is the same in pretty much every household with little people is the generous amount of toys and the short amount of time kids need to make a gigantic mess of a tidy room. Clever and stylish storage solutions are not always easy to find so mum Fatima decided to create her own storage range called Mor-Stor.

So how was her business born, where does the name come from and is her house the perfect example of mess-free and organised? Sit down for a little break and enjoy Sunday coffee with Fatima from Mor-Stor.

What does your ideal Sunday look like?
Our 2 boys in the middle of the bed between my husband and me, and all of us just having a very lazy start to the day.

Why did you start Mor-Stor and how did you decide on the name?
I started Mor-Stor because I couldn’t find any toy storage at the shops that was reasonably priced, big enough and looked good enough to keep in the lounge room with against our other furniture. The name was born from a play on words – mor = having more toys, needing more storage, and then a shortened version of our surname ‘Moore’, and then stor = a shortened version of storage, and also the word ‘store’ as in a shop.

What do you love most about running Mor-Stor?
I find it very rewarding when customers tell us how useful our tubs have been in their home, and also seeing the same customers coming back to buy more.

What is your favourite Mor-Stor design from the current range?
I just can’t go past the Cooper Printed Tub in the Heliplanes design.

Is your house really as tidy and organised as well all think or do you struggle with clutter and mess too?
Ha ha !! I have a 3 year old son. It doesn’t matter how many times I sort through all of his toys and organise them into each tub, they end up all coming out and on the floor. Some days I have to close the door and pretend it’s not there! I’m on a mission to teach him about being tidy!

To find out more about Mor-Stor, to browse the range and to order online visit http://www.mor-stor.com.au.

Jan 022012
 

One of my New Year resolutions is for the house to be more organised, in particular the children’s playroom and bedrooms. With three children there are so many toys being moved around all day long and at the end of the day it is always me doing the tidying! After the December month even more toys have been added to the collection and the mess is getting out of control. To my big pleasure I can already see improvement in my son’s room, he finds tidying up a lot easier with his cool new storage bin from 3 Sprouts.

3 Sprouts is a fabulous homeware label creating gorgeous products for stylish little people. The three designers behind 3 Sprouts have managed to find the balance between being beautiful, fashionable and appealing to the kids without being too childish. This means 3 Sprouts designs will fit in with the lifestyle of modern families perfectly, compliment your interior and last as your child grows.

What will really appeal to many parents is the fact that 3 Sprouts uses eco-friendly and organic materials wherever possible, so the stunning products are not only a stylish but also safe choice for your little ones. My son’s 3 Sprouts Raccoon Storage Bin for example is made with 100% organic cotton canvas and a 100% eco-spun felt applique made from recycled plastic bottles, how cool is that? Its huge size makes packing up a breeze.

For months I have been thinking of buying one of the famous Ikea Expedit bookcases to keep our playroom tidy and create more organised storage space. After seeing these adorable 3 Sprouts Storage Boxes (which fit this bookcase perfectly) I am completely sold, Ikea here we come! There are three different styles to choose from featuring a dog, peacock and kangaroo. I think we’ll go the Australian way.

To find out more about 3 Sprouts, to browse the range and to order online visit www.boutiquebrands.com.au. Extra little bonus: enter the code ‘FREEPOST’ to receive free shipping on your order, anytime (not valid for items on special)!

For your chance to win a 3 Sprouts Storage Bin of your choice (subject to availability) visit the Australian 3 Sprouts distributor at www.boutiquebrands.com.au and answer the following question: Which 3 Sprouts Storage Bin design would you choose if you were to be our lucky winner?

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Competition ends February 2, 2012. Sorry, Australian entries only.