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August 17, 2008

sprout design

We think a lot of crafty types out there have been eagerly waiting to get their hands on the screenprinted designer fabrics inspired by children from sprout design for some time now. The fantastic range is now available for purchase online by the likes of Aussie designers Naomi Murrell, Kristen doran, Pippijoe, Lara Cameron, Tiel Seivl-Keevers – just to name a few…

Check out the shop for other playful accessories and products which would brighten any child’s room or nursery.

May 26, 2008


With a background in interior design and landscape architecture Caitlin has recently combined her interests into hand screenrprinting textiles. She uses environmentally friendly inks on hemp or hemp/cotton mix fabrics which have a lovely natural look and feel. Last month she opened up an etsy shop called pippijoe where her gorgeous fabric designs and cushions are available for purchase.

February 28, 2008

little orchard

As you can tell we go weak at the knees with a bit of gorgeous fabric, so we were delighted to find that our love of print and pattern are combined in these delectable bags made by Ankel and Burblets from Auckland New Zealand. They are found online from little orchard which also stocks artisan skincare products made by hand, photography (by Lotte Franklin), baby products and more! Be sure to check out the store from time to time as I’m sure these wonderful bags get snapped up pretty quickly!

October 9, 2007

cloth label

Why not make a statement with these handcrafted fabric accessories from cloth which seem to cross the boundary between wearable art and fashion. Definitely for those edgy and cool types.

June 21, 2007


Maiike is a collection of ‘Soft Things’ lovingly handmade by Melbourne based Aly Peel. She sources old woollen jumpers from second hand and vintage stores, and transforms them by cutting and felting into precious soft toys, patchwork squares for cushions, scarves and quilts. We love how she combines different textures, patterns and colours to create these warm and cozy items which are just perfect for our winter here now in Australia.

May 10, 2007


Duckcloth is an online store owned by Lisa Edwards from Melbourne which sells cotton fabric by the metre with a particular focus on print and pattern. So for all you crafty types out there, this is a brilliant place to source pretty fabrics for your next projects. We especially like the Kristen Doran handprinted mollybird and owl prints as shown here. By the way, they deliver to many countries and also offer free delivery within Australia!

March 28, 2007


Love these playful, quirky printed graphics from blink, a studio based in Melbourne. We especially love the printed plywood owl clock, which would look really sweet in a nursery. Their funky range of handcrafted printed products encompass homewares, womens and children’s clothing, accessories and toys.

August 9, 2006

cloth fabric

We have been admiring Cloth for a while now. They design and screenprint fabrics by hand and turn them into a variety of products from clothing, to bags to bed linen. We love the bold simple modern shapes and earthy colours.