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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Life In Style Kicks Off

Well it's been a long time between posts . However it's time to face the reality that the summer holiday's have indeed come to an end !

Yesterday we set up for Life In Style and as always the kids in style venue looks fantastic with an abundance of fabulous exhibitors. Here are some pics of Bluebird and Honey winter wonderland (k74), hope to see you there.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Bluebird and Honey Off on Holiday's

It has been a busy, but very successful year at Bluebird and Honey, and we are off to have a much deserved break.
I would like to take a moment to thank everyone for their support over the last year and to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Our offices will be closed until early January , and we will be back again for the February Life In Style exhibition.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Look at which Online Store has the entire Bluebird and Honey Range.

Check out Little Styles for the full range of Bluebird and Honey

Monday, October 25, 2010

Our new favorite gift cards

Each season at Bluebird and Honey headquarters our talented graphic designers work with us to create our characters . You will have noticed that they appear on both our garments and yardage fabrics, while  also making  appearances on our gift tags and gift cards.
We like to think of our cards as mini pieces of art- and I love to hear customers tell me that they have framed them to place around their child's room. 
Each card has a vintage style character on the front and graphic details on the reverse. 
These gift cards are blank on the inside and there is a one to suit every occasion.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Gift Sets are this season's top seller

Each season we have a number of stand out items , and for this season it would have to be our gift sets. Every season we present out gift sets in different packaging and this time round we have custom made small red suitcases.


These suitcases have been filled with goodies. For example gift set 1 is a complete layette package , while gift set 4 and 5 make the perfect gift for all occasions. 

These are available at most of our listed suppliers.
These are available at most of our listed suppliers.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Our Summer Bluebird and Honey Stockists


NSW


Amelies Room - Helensborough
Burnt Orange- Mosman
First Avenue-Sawtell
Infancy- Newtown -Annandale – Rozelle
Kids in Focus- Holgate
Lazybones - Paddington
Little Red Chick – Caringbah
Me and Mr Jones- Inverell
Maison Montage – Leura
Merrigal Gifts – Avalon
Milk- Fairy Meadow
Millie and Me- Yamba
Molly and Jack- Oatley
Paper 2 - Surry Hills
Polli and Franki- Caringbah
Rosies Closet - The Junction Newcastle
Ruby Maine- Narromine
Treehouse- Bondi Junction
Urban Oasis – Pyrmont
Vintage Stash- Wagga
Wilson and Hunter - Pokolbin
Wombats of Wagga-  Wagga and Griffith

SA
Baby Bien – Nth Adelaide
Bauhaus - Adelaide
Baby Junction- St morris
Eastside- Wattle Park
Kidzone - Malvern
Le Room - Semaphore
Mitcham Newsagency - Torrens Park
Monsoon Homewares- Glenelg
Parade - North Adelaide


QLD
Archie Bishop- Goondiwindi
Green Grass- Bulimba
Kim and Judi- Corparoo
Kuddly Kids – Buderim
Lavish Essentials – Woollongabba
Maiocchi- Fortitude Valley
My First Room – Bullimba
Nutmeg Home- Goondiwindi
Olga and Agnes- Stanthorpe
Tribe- Mossman
Verde- Montville

VIC

Ambyance- Mt Eliza
Bay Road -Sandringham
Casual Collection – Mildura
Clarence est 2010- Healesville
Crate Expectations – Malvern
Creative House- Yarraville
Erinbank - Kensington
Harem - Fitzroy
Holly and Eddie- Edenhope
Hopscotch - Preston
Greengoat - Wodonga
Jetty Babes - Brighton
Ludo Trading Co -Toorak
Lulu- Balaclava
Mini Meek - Nth Melbourne
Mollinson's-Kyneton - St Kilda
Mothers Love Baby and Kids-  Heatherton
Moppit- Clifton Hill
Princess for a Knight- Mildura
RAP Products- Melbourne
Ruby Oak - Strathmore
Turner and Lane – Malvern
Sienna Lane-Point Cook
Willow Home and Gift - Ballarat
Spoilt - CBD

TAS
Essential Homebody - Launceston
Makie G - Devonport
Inside- Hobart
Reliquaire- Latrobe


WA
Amaze Homewares- Swanbourne
Commotion Kidswear - Capel
Dreams- Kalamunda
Little Posh- Mt Hawthorn
Ovest- Perth
Realm By Design- Mosman Park
TARTS – Northbridge
WAG Walters Emporium- Bridgetown
WARE - Mt Lawley

NORTHERN TERRITORY
Little Lamb
ACT
Fang Clothing – Ainslie


International
Every Little Bub- Singapore
Offspring- Repulse Bay Hong Kong
LAA Berry - Germany

Online stores
www.happylittlehippos.com.au
www.babi.com.au
www.spunkybubs.com.au
www.stylishbubs.com.au
www.supajimmy.com.au
www.bambinipronto.com.au

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Time to Reveal Our Bluebird and Honey Characters

This season at Bluebird and Honey there are three new characters in the range. 
Larry the Lion, Ellie and friend and our uber cool Swedish Girl. These three characters are featured on our All In ones, Tees and Toys - and are found hiding in the signature print fabric.
My personal favorite is the very happy Larry the Lion!




Thursday, September 23, 2010

Bluebird And Honey Delivery Arrives

Yes it is chaos at the  Bluebird and Honey office , with our much awaited delivery arriving late yesterday. 
We have lot's of unpacking to do and then it will be time to start getting our orders out . YEAH !

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Studio Bambini Celebrates 25 years

Studio Bambini last night celebrated their 25th birthday and the team from Bluebird and Honey went along to help celebrate- and what a fabulous night!
It was great to catch up with some industry friends as well as discover just what Studio Bambini has planned for future issues. And at the end of the night we received our own copy of the upcoming issue.(out shortly)
Congratulations on 25 years of success!
**these were some fun mock-ups of the front cover, with some friends from Bluebird and Honey, Axis trading and Happy Little Hippos.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Bluebird and Honey Aprons perfect for the young masterchef

Back again for the summer season is the reversible apron from Bluebird and Honey.
A huge hit last summer , this apron has denim on one side and bluebird and honey print on the reverse. Fully adjustable and with sweet frill detail- perfect for chefs of all ages!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Custom made Suitcases for Bluebird and Honey

We feel very grown up this season with the addition of our own custom made suitcases for our Bluebird and Honey Gift sets !
Our gift sets have always been a very popular part of our range , and this season we have taken it to a whole new level. What could more perfect than a beautiful collection of clothing as a gift and a suitcase to use for later- ideal to store pencils , racing cars and lego in!
Here is a sneak peak.

Monday, August 30, 2010

POM POM GARLANDS

I absolutely love everything hand made, and the move away from mass produced items. It is with delight  that I show you a post that appeared on Honestly…WTF.  Just imagine spending a spring day making Pom Pom's - perhaps while enjoying a glass of wine!


If you don’t absolutely love pom poms or haven’t ever considered making them yourself, perhaps we can sway you after this week’s DIY. We adore pom poms and were beyond excited to discover the Clover Pom Pom Maker, which allows you to crank out pom poms of all sizes and 10 times faster than the conventionalmethod. You will need a few skeins of yarn, a Clover Pom Pom Maker and a pair of scissors.
The Clover Pom Pom Maker separates the process into two halves; you’ll start the first half of the pom pom by cutting about 7 yards of yarn. A time saving trick is to double it up twice, so you are working with 4 strands at one time. Because time is money, right? Wrap the yarn from one edge of the arch to the other, making sure you have the entire area covered. Close the arch and repeat the same steps on the other side. Once both arches are covered, insert your scissors into the middle ridge and cut along the entire circle. Tie off your pom pom by slipping a piece of yarn along the middle, pull it into a tight knot, open your arch and pull your pom pom maker apart. Trim up your pom pom if necessary but leave the long piece of yarn you used to tie it together, as you’ll need that to attach your pom poms to….well, just about anything. (Click images to enlarge).
We must warn you that this process is quite addicting and you really can’t stop at just one. The possibilities are endless as you can make thisthisthisthisthisthisthis or this. But in the end, Lauren and I chose to make this:
(all images by Honestly…WTF)

Monday, August 23, 2010

KIDS STYLE FILE - THE TRADE FAIR ROUNDUP


Best In Show: Kids InStyle Trade Event, Melbourne Australia 2010

Posted: August 17th, 2010
Today’s post written by Anna; photography by Edwina.
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The Life InStyle trade-only event, incorporating Kids InStyle, the baby and kids component of the show, was held at the Flemington Racecourse Grandstand in Melbourne, Australia from 10– 13 August 2010.
Showcasing 95 baby and kids brands, and over 180 lifestyle and homewares brands, the event delivered on its promise to “bring style to life”, with a universal high standard of product and display evident.
Angela, Edwina and I attended the show, and we have put together our top 20 picks – in no particular order; they are all number 1 for their own merits – from this edition of Kids InStyle for you. We also video interviewed select brands – please click here to view.
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1. Mamas & Papas, represented by Childsmart, presented their newest product the Morph baby carrier. Due for release in Australia from October, Morph features space age looks and a revolutionary harness system and is able to be used for babies from birth up to 12kg. View a fantastic demonstration of Morph in action here.
2. Baobab, represented by Sales by Jo and Laura, captured our attention with their collection for AW2011 collection for babies and boys and girls to 10 years. Bold prints and colours against deep backgrounds, attention to detail – contrast studs and stunning tulle – and trademark quirky cuts project a thoughtful and simplified sense of sophistication and a fun-filled childhood. The Baobab AW2011 collection will be available in stores from March 2011.
3. Adri, represented by My Little Closet, makes seriously fun underwear for boys and girls. Designed in France and made in Portugal from 100% organic cotton,  we fell head over heels with the quirky and loveable prints from this label. As well as being uber cool for kids, each pair comes in its own special 100% recycled box with matching mask! Who would have thought we could fall so hard for a pair of undies?!
4. Little Rivet Jeans Shown for the first time at this Kids InStyle, Little Rivet Jeans are a great new introduction to the market. Australian designed and made from high quality denim with particular attention to the finer finishing details – the stressed finishes for boys and the heart shaped back pockets for girls – there’s a lot to love about these jeans for boys and girls in sizes 1-14. The stand out feature of this range has to be the extraordinary and comprehensive range of colours – soft grey, yellow, aqua, lime green, not to mention a selection of different denims. The hardest part will be choosing which one you can’t live without because they’re all so darn cute!
5. Mister Mista Specialising in limited edition tees for boys, it was great to meet the clever duo behind this funky label. Travis is a brilliant illustrator, and together with partner Renee and their newfound experience as young parents, they bring a unique set of skills and insight to Mister Mista. As well as the limited edition tees, Mister Mista also make fabulous boyish wall decals in varying sizes, wall decal clocks, a range of prints and greeting cards. A new development launched at Kids InStyle, and a true highlight of the show for me, are their new Spooky Eggs. We brought a few home and trialed them on our own children with brilliant results. A simple toy designed to trick anyone who dares upon the little envelope containing the ‘spooky eggs’ is bound to be a hit with older kids and adults alike. We are convinced Mister Mista have a winner on their hands with this delightful little idea!
6. Aunty Ollie Beautiful as always, and all the more so with her pregnant halo, designer Jodie Hampshire from Aunty Ollie was on hand to personally show us through her new collection for autumn/winter 2011. The upcoming collection for babies and boys and girls right up to size 12, sees the introduction of some sweet new prints on quality fabrics and some very lovely raincoats. We were all especially taken by the pieces – jeans, skirts, coats and dresses – Jodie has developed using denim. The added touches of hand embroidery and some new cuts in dresses are bound to delight you, and we believe signals a denim revival. The Aunty Ollie AW11 collection will be available in-store at Aunty Ollie from October 2010.
7. Studio Skinky In addition to their already established and versatile Tortellini Cushions which can be used for breastfeeding, then for resting babies head when lying down, then around baby’s back for early sitting; Studio Skinky showcased for the first time at Kid InStyle their brand new baby crayons. Their bright colours had me eyeing off the display from across the room. The crayons handle nicely, can be stacked on top of one another easily, are beautifully boxed and still at a great price point (rrp $12.00). These will make handy stocking filler and gift for toddlers this Christmas.
8. Left Hand Make showcased their handcrafted Small One table and chair set and Soar swing, together with their new line of coat hooks, aptly named ‘Into The Pines’ and ‘Twiggy’. Suitable for use in kids’ rooms, hallways, or anywhere in the house really, these pieces offer beautiful design with practical function. In a lovely range of sizes, these are a wonderful useable piece of art.
9. Little Bubble and Tree’s stand was bright, fun and fresh – like what many of my summer childhood memories feel like when I relive them. In an array of bright colours, Little Bubble and Tree offer summer kaftans, as well as beautifully constructed hand made necklaces made of a mixture of crochet flowers and painted wood pieces.
10. Miller & Harry Made from organic, sustainable and natural fibers Miller & Harry make clothing for boys and girls ages 0-24 months. This was the first time we had felt a textile combining both wool and soy fibre and it was a revelation. Comprising the luxuriance, hard wearing nature, lightness and warmth of cashmere, keep your eye out for Miller & Harry pieces for your little ones.
11. Sweet Little Things Kids InStyle saw the launch of brand new (edible!) label Sweet Little Things. Sweet Little Things’ edible cake decorations are sure to come to the rescue of many a parent with their fantastic range of cake toppers for boys and girls, with gorgeous baking packs and retro aprons also on offer to complete the experience.
12. Live Play Create On display at Kids InStyle was Live Play Create who are creators of some very unique, sustainable and stylish toys and homewares. We loved their Fruut Tree and sacks the most, which is an ingenious system for storing your little ones’ collections of little things. To use the canvas sacks simply lay on floor, cover with items of choice, pull closed and then hang on the tree, which is mounted on the wall. The Fruut Tree not only offers a superb storage solution, but is a very appealing décor feature for your home.
13. Terry Rich For Children In a great range of gelato coloured stripes for boys and girls as well as a beautiful white waffle style, or lightweight cotton for slipping on in summer, Terry Rich’s quality towels and robes will add a touch of luxury at the beach or poolside this year.
14. Ubabub It was a joy to meet the clever minds behind Ubabub. Creators Natasha and Daniel Dumais are utterly delightful, and their modern, ultra-stylish and ultra-safe cots design have revolutionised cot design in one fell swoop. Stay tuned for further additions to this exciting brand coming soon.
15. Mae Fabric Wall Stickers The girls at Mae have not rested in their enthusiasm to create and a bounty of beautiful new repositionable fabric wall sticker designs were unveiled at the show. Mae fabric wall stickers come in a range of sizes, both large and mini and able to handle all the ‘love’ your little ones can throw their way, scrunching a specialty! Watch for the new nature inspired designs which include an Australian animal themed collection, as well as range of Christmas stickers for you to deck the halls with when the time comes.
16. Bluebird & Honey presented a departure from their iconic appliquéd denim dresses and tees with their spring/summer 2010-11 collection focusing on fresh light cotton printed sundresses, hats, singlet’s, bloomers and shorts plus accessories and beautifully presented gifts that will make summer shopping a breeze. Santa take note!
17. Agoo displayed all of their active-wear, outerwear and their gorgeous socks and leg warmers at Kids InStyle. The brand new Agoo Tushie Huggers really grabbed our attention for their cuteness and ease of use. Consisting of two inseparable layers – a pair of leggings with skirt over the top for girls and leggings and shorts for boys – with cute prints on the tushie, this is an innovative product that will be a boon for mums of little kids.
18. Dandelion Kids has imported three award winning German toy brands, Nic, Walter and Sterntaler, into the Australian market and created a veritable playground with their display. Nic wooden toy’s quality German craftsmanship was a particular standout, with marble runs, pull-along, and ride-on toys available at both the entry level and investment level.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Babyology loves this seasons new retro prints!


Babyology has given our new summer collection a lovely little write up as a part of their feature on the Best Bits of Kids Instyle. Read the full post here.

Kids Instyle – New Bluebird & Honey prints

Loving the new Bluebird & Honey prints at the tradeshow today. I have lots more images to share later this week. Off to find more amazing things to share!
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Friends that no me well, understand that I have issues with technology. I was recently very overwhelmed when we were visited by Mandi from Babyology, who was managing to do live blog posts on her iPhone at the recent Life In Style trade fair !