Friday, January 27, 2012

Kids Klosset

I inherited my love of sewing and creative design from my mother. I sat with her as a child while she drafted the patterns then created our cloths on her sewing machine often sewing well into the night and long after I’d fallen asleep. I felt very proud wearing her creations that were made with so much love. This memory has inspired me to recreate and share the stylish practical designs and quality that I enjoyed as a child.

The one thing that has changed is the availability of the beautiful colours and prints that I like to incorporate in my designs.

I use quality fabrics and only purchase small amounts. My range of short runs or one of a kind outfits are for boys and girls from new born through to size 6 years. All the designs in the Kids Klosset range are created, produced and customised in Australia with the utmost attention to quality and detail. 


My garments are tested for durability by our little family members, they love them and I hope you will too.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The scrap and off-cut Hand-Makers challenge

At we believe that creativity can blossom from anything. 
That is why are having scrap and off-cut challenge! The challenge is to
 use your scraps and off-cuts to create something spectacular. 
You may have left over fabric, wool, paper, buttons, clay, wire, 
beads any and all of this can be used to make your entry. So yes, 
your entry must include scraps or off-cuts.

How to enter
Simply create your entry, take a photo of your item and email it 
along with your name and postal address, and let us know where you
 have used your off-cuts/scraps, to .
 Enteries must be submitted by 12 noon Friday the 10th of Febuary 2012.

All enteries will be uploaded to the challenge album on the 
facebook page (
Voting will open at 9am Saturday the 11th of Febuary 2012 and will run 
until 9pm Friday the 17th of Febuary 2012.
Each "vote" your creation's image** gets is counted as a vote. Members of 
the public are encouraged to vote for their favourite items.
Any "votes" made out side of this time frame will not be counted. 
The Prize:
There is one winner who will be decided by the general public, see above. 
The photo with the most "likes" is the winner.**

If the winner is a member of their prize will be a $100 
voucher to either Spotlight or Lincraft (you may choose one or the other). 
If the winner is not a member of their prize will be a 
$50 voucher to either Spotlight or Lincraft (you may choose one or the other)

** This is the number of votes we are able to see on 
facebook page if you intend to vote please ensure that your vote is 
public to ensure it is counted.
*** Entries open to Australian residence only 
**** Please try and keep as small in file size as possible
***** Times are in AEDT

Friday, January 20, 2012

Introducing Creative Lee

The love of creating started when I (Shiralee Allen) was a youngster. My grandmother would sit for hours teaching us how to crochet; she made the most beautiful, delicate doilies and hankies. I tried my hand at nearly every kind of art/craft I could. My mother was a keen seamstress, and while try as she may when I was younger, I just didn't have the patience... until I had my own babies... and I haven't stopped since. I now use all the techniques I've picked up over the years as a form of relaxation, and hence created... CREATIVE LEE - all handmade.

Creative Lee is located in the rural city of Albury in New South Wales, Australia; situated approximately 600kms south-west of Sydney and 300kms north-east of Melbourne. The business at this stage is situated in my home; hoping one day to grow and expand into a shop-front.

Creative Lee products are frequently seen at the many Markets in Albury-Wodonga and surrounding areas.The most prominent market Creative Lee attends is Albury’s Twilight Market at QEII Square. This is an art/craft market with lots of handmade products which operates on the 2ns Thursday of each month during daylight savings period. The next markets for 2012 are 12 January; 9 February; and 8 March.

All Creative Lee products are handmade and can be custom-made to suit your needs and requirements. What does Creative Lee have to offer?
§    Clothing for babies; teens; and adults too.
§    Crochet hats; clothing; bags; and accessories.
§    Handbags; duffle-bags; casual bags and night-life bags.
§    Accessories: headbands; salad/casserole carriers; paper cakes and more...
Creative Lee’s contacts:
Phone: Shiralee on 0405 153 609


Friday, January 13, 2012

Playtime for kids

Hi, my name is Sharon and I am the founder of Playtime for kids.

After years of knitting for my children, family and friends, etc, I was encouraged to put together a collection of my favourite patterns and colours to start my own online shop.

My collection is full of bright, bold and colourful hand knitted garments,  nothing stimulates babies awareness like colour.

Hand knitted in 100% Australian Pure Wools including Merino/Silk and Cashmere blends for extra warmth and softness. These days most Australian Wools have been processed to be machine washable. (so no more time consuming hand wash)

My local wool shop process their own brand 'Adorn' which is a beautiful, soft blend of merino and silk DK and has quickly become my favourite wool to use.

I have been selling at specialized Craft Markets for 18 years and am a regular stall holder at the Hawthorn Craft Market, Mathilda's, Yarraville and hopefully with be a regular at Huckleberry Market.  Why not drop in and have a chat and check out my goodies.

Visit Playtime for kids on Hand-Made