Saturday, November 27, 2010

Ouch.....more instore

The first shipment sold out in only a few weeks. I've finally got my hands on some more OUCH stock for the boys. Loads of cargo shorts coming back into stock, including restocking of a red & white stripe cargo short and new to the shop a brown check cargo short. Very cool. Great style and works well with dress shirts and tees. Shorts From $49.95 sizes 0 - 7. Be quick

Friday, November 26, 2010

Miss Haidee

How cute is this playsuit? Does it come in an adult size because I could imagine myself running around my property with my red floral gumboots and wide brimmed hat and this playsuit. Oooohhh how comfy, how summer.

Available in S, M, L, XL for approximately 3 - 6 year old, Miss Haidee, handmade in Tasmania. $59.95. Available in store.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

handmade living.

The excitement is brewing. There has been hundreds, perhaps thousands of hours that have brought this sensational piece of handmade heaven together. handmade living. - a designer collective is a unique and beautiful hardcover book showcaing the talents of handmade designers, artisan and craftspeople from all over Australia. This book features over 70 gorgeous projects and inspirational ideas. MissChief Maker has a special little spot in this book. Launching on December 4th, just in time for Christmas gifts, you can purchase it at the Handmade market upcoming 4th December at Kamberra Wine Company 11am - 7pm or MissChief Maker aims to stock instore this December.

Heavenly Creatures

Heavenly Creatures, our ever popular Melbourne label, has provided us with the cutest rustic tutu with ric rac trimming that looks gorgeous with their spotty long sleeve vintage cotton top. Perfect for those hot summer days to cover delicate skin. This picture was taken by Parer Photography at our High Tea event this spring. Live jazz and fashion parades wowed the guests.

Heavenly Creatures tutu available in store in sizes 2, 4 and 6. $69.95. Heavenly Creatures top, sizes 2,4 and 6. $39.95.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Winner Babies in Beanies

Congratulations to our wonderful winner of Babies in Beanies 2010, Jack Duncan!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Take the kids to the zoo this winter.....

Who says it's too cold to go out? Rug the kids up with merino wool, jackets and scarves and head out for the day.

In Canberra, my little girl and I go the National Zoo and Aquarium on our days off. It's nearby and because we have an annual pass we can come and go as we please. A recent visit to Sydney demanded a visit to Taronga. It brought back many childhood memories.

The National Zoo & Aquarium sponsored our Babies in Beanies 2010 with family passes for the winner's family and runner's up.

If you care to be a little more adventurous than just a simply trip to the zoo, take a trip to the snow supporting the Snow Leopard Foundation, an endangered species. This August, 22-23, for $252 you get coach travel, accomodation & ski lift tickets. To find out more contact the National Zoo & Aquarium .

Friday, July 23, 2010

Fireside Festival

Murrumbateman is a vibrant rural village 30 minutes from Canberra and 2.5 hours South of Sydney. The village is made up of a diverse and active community and is home to a large number of small business owners. Historically based on wool and beef cattle it has recently emerged as a centre for wineries, regional cafes and restaurants and award winning B&Bs.

Every winter the Fireside Festival is held by Canberra and surrounding small businesses to celebrate winter in the region.

Two of our sponsors of Babies in Beanies have great events on offer during the Fireside Festival. If you can't make these, they are worth a visit with or without the kids!

Poacher's Pantry

Poacher's Pantry smoke their own meats, Wily Trout wines and offer a resturant on their beautiful property, just 10 minutes from Murrumbateman, in Hall.

This year for the Fireside Festival they are offering

Tantalise your tastebuds with a 5 course degusation menu. Traditionally cooked slow cooked food with a contemporary Poachers twist.

Poacher's kindly donated a case of Wily Trout 2008 Shiraz & a $100 voucher for their restuarant or smoked meats for our Babies in Beanies raffle.

Flint in the Vines

Flint in the Vines is a new and exciting restaurant from the original Flint Dining Room & Bar in the Canberra City. It brings Flint's modern international bistro cuisine to Murrumbateman. Flint in the Vines' food philosophy is to produce high quality cuisine at affordable prices, sourcing as much seasonal produce as possible from the local area.

The restaurant is ideally situated on the picturesque property with a smart yet informal ambiance overlooking the vineyard estate. It's reminiscent of the great vineyard restaurants from the country regions of France and Italy. With a cosy fireplace for those winter months and a beautiful outdoor terrace in summer, it is the perfect place to enjoy home made specialities.

Every Wednesday night thoroughout August Wine, Wisdom & Wood-fired Pizzas is running. Trivia nights with good

Flint in the Vines donated $80 dining voucher for the runner's up in our Babies in Beanies competition.


Rodney's Nursery have been running KreATiVE KiDS klasses every Thursday morning from 10:00-11:00 for the locals. They are held in the heated log cabin within the nursery, the kiddies get morning tea, fruit & fairy bread and a drink plus the activity all for $7.50. You have to book at as places are limited

Here is a look at what the kids got up to with Paper Making in the first week!

Last week some stunning peg dolls were created with tutus, crowns and beautiful long flowing hair! Biscuits were baked and decorated this week and next week the kids pot their own herbs.

If you've got a little one not yet at schoool and looking for something to do on Thursdays this is a nice way to enjoy the crisp and chilly mornings in Canberra.....

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Winning Babies Week 4

We had an overwhelming amount of entrants in our final week of Babies in Beanies photographic competition. So many gorgeous winter faces.

This week we have 6 finalists, the three top babies from each site with the highest number of votes.

Tai T, Patrick A, and Liam N (L - R) are in it for the boys........

Genevieve K and Amarli H and Ruby K, (L - R)are representing the girls for week 4!

Well done to all the beautiful entrants - we loved looking at all those photos.

Don't forget there are 4 'Wild Cards' to join the finalists. 1 from each week being added to the final 16. You have to check out the Canberra Weekly Magazine this week, issue out 12th July 2010, to find out who the Wild Cards are and to see all the finalists as you have voted.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Winning Babies Week 3

It's getting to the pointy end of the competition and all of those winter faces are just so delightful. This week our 4 top babies with the highest number of votes are (L -R) Makalya T, Keaton L, Inara H & Emily W. Congratulations to all the entrants.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Winning Babies Week 2

How gorgeous are these winning babies from the second week of the Babies in Beanies competition!?

Going into the finals are: Molly S, Matthew C, Ashlyn O and Jack D. Congratulations 'babies'. We'll see you all printed in the Canberra Weekly on July 12th with all the other finalists.

Don't forget, mums, there is a wild card from every week joining the finalists.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Winning Babies Week 1

Meet our winning babies from Week 1 of the Babies in Beanies photographic competition. These babies, left to right, Samantha, Maxwell, Ella and Laila C, had the highest votes on MissChief Maker & Snowgum Studio. But mums, don't despair.........there will be one 'wild card' selected from each week to join the 16 finalists. This 'wild card' won't be based on votes - it's a selection by a panel of judges. So keep posted on who will go into the finals from week 1.

Congratulations to all our gorgeous babies. Thank you for being part of this wonderful cause.

More Time Slots added

The babies in beanies has been so popular on Sundays and completely sold out, so Leonie from Snowgum Studio has kindly donated more of her time to add 3 additional time slots on Sunday morning 20th ans 27th June.

We are also adding some times to Saturday 26th June between 1:30 - 3:30. If you missed out, tell your friends to book now before it sells out again!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Babies in Beanies - Voting has begun!

Well it's that time again - the voting is ON and we need your vote!!

Babies in Beanies evolved from a passion of Leonie of Snowgum Studio, and me, to capture the real essence of winter in Canberra. Rugged up kiddies, with beanies, mittens and scarves was what we thought of. We wanted to also support a local cause. The photographic competition to raise money for the Newborn Intensive Care Foundation started in 2009. We raised $2800 from entrant fees and raffles last year that went towards funds for the humidicrib for the Canberra Hospital.

The 2010 competition has just begun. We are aiming for $6500 in fundraising this year for a new piece of equipment for the neo-natal unit in the Canberra Hospital.

With 5 weeks of voting, and over 100 babies to vote for, it's set to be a tough competition. I'm glad I'm not voting!

Be sure to visit MissChief Maker website and Snowgum Studio blog to vote for the cutest Canberra baby in a beanie. You can vote once on each site. The two highest votes from each site go into the finalists of 16 babies.

It's tooooooo cute......

Thursday, June 10, 2010

MaKE iT Kits

New to MissChief Maker these MaKE iT Kits are perfect for a cold and rainy weekend.

Now 3 types of MaKE iT kits available at the shop and some online, the Vintage Button Necklace Kit, the WinterWood Dolly Kit, and the Felt Bird Kit.

Suitable for 6 years+. Children may require assistance with the instructions but it is a lovely Sunday afternoon activity to do. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Upcycled Wool Gloves

These have been a favourite of mine and MissChief Maker customers for two winters now.

Body Parts - a collaboration between Gaye Naismith (Gaye Abandon) and Melanie Hill (Textile Allsorts), the Body Parts range transforms recycled, felted wool jumpers into snug and funky winter accessories. MissChief Maker stocks the armies, more than just fingerless gloves, for children & women.

The Tubeway Armies arm warmers feature unique ‘two-of-a-kind‘ combinations of stripes and textures with stitch, button and applique detailing. I so love stocking and wearing these products all winter. I get lots of envy looks in the street when I wear my bright turquiose and red armies!!!

Be sure to check out the kids online or the womens & children's instore.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Angora Jackets by Little Ray

Recently featured in a local magazine in the kids fashion pages, these angora & lambs wool jackets have been handmade by Rachel from Little Ray in Melbourne.

Carefully selected fabrics have resulted in a jacket suitable for a boy or a little girl.

Perfect for Canberra's cold winter, dark charcoal angora & lambs wool is lined with a red & white striped cotton fabric, including the inside of the hood and the pockets. Simply devine.

Available in sizes 2 - 5. Instore or online.

Saturday, May 29, 2010


Our beautiful Capes were featured in this week's edition of the Canberra Weekly.
Each piece is uniquely designed using wool and cotton drill fabrics. The ones featured here are available in store among others. Be sure to pop by and have a look instore or check them out in our online store.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Newborn Intensive Care Foundation

Babies in Beanies is a collaboration of Snowgum Studio photography and MissChief Maker. A unique opportunity to enter your child in a winter photographic competition whereby Leonie from Snowgum Studio takes a photo of your child in a MissChief Maker beanie and then the public vote online each week after all the children have been photographed. The competition registrations are open now at and the photo shoots are during June. There are some fabulous prizes to be won too.....will tell you about them later!
Babies in Beanies is running not only to find the cutest baby in a beanie in Canberra, but also to support a very worthy cause. The Newborn Intensive Care Foundation is a local charity that raises money for much needed medical equipment for critically ill babies. Last year the Babies in Beanies competition helped to raise over $2500 for a humidicrib for the Canberra hospital. This year we are seeking to more than double the fundraising to $6500. This is to purchase a new biliblanket for the Canberra Hospital who are in need of two new blankets.
The BiliBlanket is an LED and fibre-optic based technology enabled blanket that assists with the treatment of indirect hyperbilirubinemia in newborns. The biliblanket has features that are needed for intensive phototherapy for aiding in the remedy of hyperbilirubinemia. It is also the only product on the market that supports and promotes developmental care, enables infant-parent bonding and provides healing light where it is needed – in Neonatal, ICU, Pediatrics, Well Baby Nursery and at home. These blankets are $6500 each. That's our target.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Babies in Beanies

It's on again.

The cutest photographic competition ever!

Babies in Beanies - the search for the baby face of Canberra's winter - is open for registrations.

Open to children from newborn to 5 years. Places are strictly limited and photos are taken by an award winning photographer, Leonie Keogh.

Enter at MissChief Maker