Saturday, April 17, 2010

Gypsy tutus

These are the most glorious pieces of children's clothing I've seen in a long time. I can't take my eyes off them when I'm in the shop. I would like one in my size!

These pettiskirts are 100% made and designed in Australia. Anita's inspiration for this collection came from the vintage, the girly and frilly and from European influences to create her brand Gypsy Tutu.

They are now available at MissChief Maker so be sure to pop your head in to see the four skirts currently in stock: Red with white trim, Black with pink trim (both as shown), Pink with lemon trim and Hot pink with red trim.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Easter Raffle

We had some amazing contributions for our Easter raffles, and now all the prizes have been picked up by our lucky winners. There were 5 prizes, The Indulgence Pack, The Relax Pack, The Baby Pack, The Lifestyle Pack and the Owls are Hunting lamp.

Thank you to The Owls are Hunting for the gorgeous lamp, Blue Mallee for supplying the fabulous canvas bags for each raffle prize, Poppy Bean & Bloss for the ever-so-cute sock monkeys, Prim & Pretty for the brooch, Lanka Kade for the puzzle, Monk'n'Bear for the cloth nappy, Chocolate Mamas for the truffles (yum), bDistinctive for the free facials, and to Flint Dining Room & Bar in New Acton and Flint in the Vines in Murrumbateman for the generous dinner and lunch vouchers. You made some lucky mums very happy. thank you!

Here is a list of the lucky winners:

Amaly Butler, Donna Campbell, Romina Bognolo, Verity James and Carla
. Congratulations!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Easter Delights

Who could have asked for better Canberra weather or a better experience than the Easter hunt at Rodney's Nursery on Easter Sunday?!

80 registered children all recieved a bag of goodies filled with a Schleich horse or a set of wooden castanets donated from ChildPlay, organic raisins supplied by my new neighbour, Brindabella Baby, as well as lots of discount vouchers to be used online or instore at several Canberra retail and service outlets.

The children all eagerly awaited the clock chiming 2pm when the hunt began. And they were off......1400 easter eggs, as well as several large golden eggs lay waiting in the grounds of the cafe lawns for tiny hands to shovel them into the bags. It took all of 3 minutes to clear the lawns of its treasure.
The day was organised not only for the fun of the hunt, but to raise the awareness of Neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer. Tyler James and his family attended the hunt, which was so wonderful. You can read more about Tyler's journey with cancer at 4TylerJames. All proceeds from the sausage sizzle (donated by Griffith Butchery), the wine tastings (donated by Shaw Vineyard Estate), the face painting, and the raffles went to Neuroblastoma research. This year we have raised over $600 so far and still counting....

Childplay set up a stall which impressed all the mums and dads with their extensive range of educational toys for children. It's all about the hands-on experience for the children in their store, so I highly recommend taking a toddler out to play at Childplay!

Chocolate Mamas not only donated all the easter eggs for the children to find, but also held a little stall with their specialty, chocolate truffles. The strawberry and white chocolate truffle was devine. I bought a box, took it home and had 2 more with a cup of tea after dinner. Yum.

Chris & Shamsa supplied our facepainting, donating their time. Some amazing characters and designs emerged from the little corner of the playground we had set up for the face painters!

Tania McCartney read Riley and the Sleeping Dragon and Riley and the Dancing Lion to the children before the hunt - it helped to divert their attention from the egg hiding going on before their little beady eyes!
Thank you to everyone that came. Thank you to Melissa and Terry and Tyler for coming before the big footy game. I am glad you made it and I am glad MissChief Maker could do this to raise awareness for a cancer that has no cure.