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Mar 062015


Often when I talk to other mums about kids clothing I hear the same complaint: ‘Everything looks the same’. Looking around at our local shopping centre I have to agree, most bigger stores share the same look and there is not much room for creativity and individuality.

Kukukid Winter

The trick to standing out from the crowd is shopping online and finding a rare and rad shop like A Little Bit of Cheek, which stocks edgy fashion that screams awesomeness. All the way from Poland the latest Kukukid collection has just arrived in store and it definitely ticks that ‘Awesome’ box:

Kukukid Octopus TeeKukukid clothing is fun, funky and comfortable with most designs suitable for boys and girls aged 3 months up to 8 years. This season’s colours are white, mint and blue with cool unisex prints. As always all garments can be mixed and matched to your heart’s content so you can create a truly unique look. While you are there why not pick up some of the older Kukukid designs on sale? Prices start at just $15, a real steal!

To find out more about A Little Bit of Cheek, to browse the Kukukid range and to order online visit www.alittlebitofcheek.com.au.

Dec 092014


Christmas Countdown – Day 9

Peace, hope, love, joy, friendship… it’s the season with special meaning and this stunning Christmas Countdown prize from sweet online boutique Coccinella will help you share these beautiful words with your little ones:

Peace & Love Wooden Block Set

Coccinella’s Peace & Love Wooden Blocks (RRP $199) are made with love in Poland using high quality wood and eco friendly finishes. This divine set contains smooth, chunky building blocks in different shapes, sizes and colours and with different words and symbols, each block is unique just like we are all unique.

Peace & Love Wooden Blocks

The Peace & Love Wooden Block set allows you to create your own personal wooden story by stacking and connecting the words, there are so many combinations possible so you can change it again and again. What a lovely interactive way to get little minds working and literally build children’s storytelling skills! If you are looking for a special keepsake gift that represents this wonderful Christmas season this is the ideal present for you.

To find out more about Down That Little Lane, to browse the Coccinella store and to order online visit www.downthatlittlelane.com.au/coccinella-eco.

For your chance to win a Peace & Love Wooden Block Set from Coccinella enter our giveaway below:

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Oct 252012

As a child I remember spotting a cute blue rabbit soft toy in a store but sadly my parents felt it was a little bit too expensive. Then, at the bottom of the box of rabbits, we found one lonely little rabbit, its arms removed and its ears hanging off. My mum bought all the pieces at a discounted price and put her back together for me, creating a unique little bunny that still means a lot to me. When I spotted the gorgeous Boska’s Teddies at Coccinella it reminded me of my special rabbit, and I think you will love this sweet range too.

Making your child a precious soft toy was never this easy! The adorable Boska’s Teddies are just about finished, all you need is a loving hand with a needle and thread and you are ready to make your very own custom made teddy. The best part about the Finish Your Teddy concept is that there are no two teddies the same, just like there are no two children the same. A happy face or a sad face, it is all up to the maker whether that be you or, if old enough, your child.

There are lots of different Boska’s Teddies to choose from but my favourite is this grey little character called Ouchyououch. Yes he looks a little bruised and battered but all kids get hurt from time to time and this could be just the friend they need to put a smile back on their face. It is also a gorgeous gift idea for a special little person who needs to go into hospital, with Ouchyououch on your side you are never alone.

If you are a little short of time, or just don’t like the sound of handling a needle and thread, there are also Finished Teddies available in store. There is an even an Eco Teddy made from 100% bamboo yarn! Boska’s Teddies are designed and handmade in Poland and they are 30cm tall. They are huggable, very soft, terribly cute and will steal your heart the moment you see them.

To find out more about Coccinella Eco, to browse the Boska’s Teddies range and to order online visit www.coccinella.com.au.

For your chance to win a Boska’s ‘Finish Your Teddy’ visit www.coccinella.com.au and answer the following question: Which Boska’a Teddy do you like most and who would you give it to?

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Nov 092011

If you live in Melbourne and are looking for a nice family outing on Sunday November 20 you should consider visiting the Polish festival at Federation Square. It is fantastic way to introduce your children to a different culture, music and food and not to forget see some great Polish brands with your own eyes at the Coccinella stall where owner Renata will be displaying and selling her fantastic range.

Renate has managed to source a large selection of Poland made toys and clothing which is available to Australian parents in her online store Coccinella. If you are looking for something unique, beautiful, quirky, high quality and eco friendly you will love the latest additions from Polish labels Kalimba, Mon Petit Bebe and Bajo. This 7 piece Mon Petit Bebe Layette would make a lovely gift for a very special new arrival.

Another new product, and probably one of my favourites, is this Kalimba Piggy ($19.95) which is available in different colours. Aren’t they just the cutest with those coloured socks and curly tail? I think they are adorable and having seen the quality and detailed finishing of the handmade Kalimba toys myself I am tempted to buy this one too for my oldest daughter who just loves little piggies.

The fabulous Bajo toys are designed and made in Poland by a talented designer called Wojtek Bajor (hence the name). He uses high quality wood and non toxic paints to create safe, simple and durable toys that can be enjoyed by children for a long time to come. Bajo toys are not only popular in Europe but also in many other countries worldwide.

This multifunctional Bajo Snail Sorter ($74.95) covers different areas of play and development: firstly the shape sorting aspect, the ‘shell’ can be lifted off the base and 6 chunky coloured shapes need to be sorted in the right holes encouraging problem solving skills and logical thinking. Secondly there is the pull and roll aspect which will get little people moving, as the snail is being pulled his shell spins independently triggering a rattling sound as the shapes tumble around.

To find out more about Coccinella, to browse the range and to order online visit www.coccinella.com.au.

For your chance to win a Bajo Snail Sorter visit www.coccinella.com.au and answer the following question: Aside from the items featured above, which other Polish toy available at Coccinella do you really like?

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