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It is Monday and a new Month so I thought it would be the perfect way to show off some pictures of my little ones modeling their wears and also of a friends little one in hers.

Got a picture of your little one in a handmade piece, feel free to send it to us.

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Theme for today was Animals.

Will freely admit that I have a thing for bunting and this is no exception. Animals bunting from Giggleberry.

An adorable Safari Animal set.

Check out these handmade dinosaurs. I think I am in love.

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We have been busy little beavers over at Woddle Bots creating up a storm in preparation for the change of seasons. Which given the current weather is a while off, we are looking down the barrel of some 40+ degree days so Winter is still sometime off.

Some old favourites will be back, but also some new items for both the little men & little woman in your life, check back over the next few months to see.

Here are some to spark your interests.

We've got plenty more winter item finished here and will be taking our winter stock with us to the Mathilda Markets in March :)

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Something new for 2010 is Thursday Treasures.

A way for me to online window shop for local finds and share what I discover with my favourite people. Today I am going to share with you my finds that are doll related, a current obsession of my daughters.

I think these cute Russian Doll Matryoshka brooches would look perfect on a plain top.

These Russian Doll posters would be great on a bedroom wall, different & practical.

Aren't these Babushka Doll Rattles just adorable.

If you find something you think would fit for Thursday Treasures, send me an email.

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Another weekend, another market.

Thankfully the weather in Mundaring yesterday was much more barable and it saw people enjoying the fresh morning before the afternoon warmth arrived. We had a lovely day, all be it a little relaxing but the stall looked awesome with all our new products up on display.

Some of the library bags are loaded to Woddle Bots ready to make their way to your homes, the rest should be up by tonight, with the pencil cases, wetbags & adorable quilts following quickly behind.

Next Market: Mundaring Market 14th February 2010 9am-3pm

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These are just to die for.

Made with love by a friend of Woddle Bots and are unique. Perfect to make a nursery look unique, to use as a play mat on the floor on for making a bed extra warm.

Available online by the end of the week.

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Isn't your little one starting school for the first time scary, scary more so for you than for them. Kaleb starts Kindy in February and I know he is looking forward to it, I am looking forward to some peace & quiet but at the same time I do wonder how he will go.

New environment, longer days, new people and instructions from someone other than me.

Regardless we have some more products that will arrive online very shortly that will help you prepare for the new school year.

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It is certainly creeping up on us, yet again.

The beginning of the school year is just around the corner and with that comes uniforms, bags, books, lunch boxes, shoes and children driving us crazy. We have managed to find sometime since coming back from holidays to create some awesome (even if I do say so myself) looking book bags & swim bags ready for just this occasion.

Check them out at Mundaring Markets this weekend: Nicol Street, Mundaring 9zm - 3pm

Here is a sneak peak.

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Sick of Rising Star Awards always relating to buff teenage footballer types?

Well, here at HMK we want to give a clever handcrafter this inaugural title!

We realise that it is hard for those of us starting out to have our products seen, heard and in some cases chewed on by the big wide world, and we want to give one newcomer the opportunity to reach a bigger audience.

What is the HMK Rising Star Award?

A store/individual can be nominated by self, friends, family, and colleagues for the 2010 HMK Rising Star Award.

The store/individual has to be:

(a) Located in Australia/New Zealand;

(b) Making/producing handcrafted items for kids or relevant to kids;

(c) Selling products on a website (including madeit, Etsy, etc);

(d) In operation for two years or less.

What does the HMK Rising Star Winner receive?

The winner of this prestigious award receives:

(a) A sponsors banner listing for an entire year with HMK

(b) A store feature and an interview to be spaced over the year

valued at $380.

How do I nominate?

In order to nominate a store, you need to send an EMAIL to with the heading title “NOMINATION“.

In that email tell us (hint: copy and paste the points below) -

  • Who you Nominate (provide URL); and
  • Why you nominate them.

The FIVE stores with the most nominations will go up for the big vote off. You can only nominate from each email address once.

Stores are permitted to nominate themelves.

When do nominations close?

Nominations close midnight on Australia Day (26th January 2009).

How is the winner chosen?

Once all the nominations are received and confirmed eligible, the Five top stores will be placed on Handmade Kids and voting will begin.

The store with the most votes during the voting period will be crowned HMK Rising Star.

If you want your store to receive colossal nominations, we suggest you get FB’ing, Tweeting, Emailing and Blogging. This is going to be BIG.

Good luck to all prospective nominees!

~ Post copied from Handmade Kids ~