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Where quality meets style- the new Spring range at Robintail

Have you discovered the wonderful Robintail yet? If you haven’t you are certainly missing out!

Today we are very lucky to have the lovely Megan from Robintail on the blog to inspire our senses with talk of old world charm, shimmer and sparkles and her new spring range.

Robintail Logo Where quality meets style  the new Spring range at Robintail

 

Hi, I’m Megan, and I own a little brand called Robintail. Robintail is an independent clothing label for little girls, from baby to child. The garments and accessories are handmade and designed by me, in my country studio, which is the fancy name for the room at the front of our house, where I sketch, sew, drink tea and make a lot of (creative) mess. Apart from my Robintail routine each day, I have a lot to do outside the studio too, as we live on a farm and spring is a particularly busy season – there are a lot of mums and babies of the four legged, furred and feathered variety that require attention too, sometimes a lot more than you’d think!

 

Spring is such an exciting, lovely time of year. It doesn’t matter where you live, the air is full of new life and the warmer days mean you can trade in your leggings for shorts and sundresses, and head out for a picnic or day at the beach. My spring and summer collections this year are inspired by days gone by, when life seemed a little bit simpler! Running barefoot in fields and grabbing handfuls of wild flowers, splashing about in shallow springs and having watermelon running down sticky chins evoke warm memories of childhood summers.

 

I chose vintage inspired florals, blended with a bit of shimmer and sparkle to bring the old world up to date with the new. Crop tops might be on trend, but to me they seemed like the obvious alternative to a longer shirt in summer, when the days are so warm, layers often aren’t an option. It’s important my pieces are not only stylish but are easy to care for too – whether a little one wears her Robintail for good occasions only or to the park to play in, wash and wear is important either way. I’ve also added a touch of the sea into the newest range, with four different nautical bloomer styles dubbed playfully ‘Nauti Bloomers’. These mix and match with our various tops and blouses and the two printed versions are made in buttery soft lawns – so cool and light for summer!

 

The Vanilla Blouse was also a special addition to the Robintail range. Finding good quality, simple blouses to wear with skirts and shorts is harder than you’d think, so I designed this sweet vintage inspired top to fill that gap – the subtle peter pan collar and broderie anglais print add a little detail that keeps the Vanilla Blouse pretty and fresh while remaining simple enough to match anything.

 

The Robintail spring line was created to evoke memories of days gone by and remind us all that childhood is but a short time and it should be celebrated. Good Quality and Style are a match rarely made in these days of frivolous fashion, but I’m set on bringing it back, because clothing should be an expression of who we are, not a quick turnover for a short lived season.

 

 

What did you think? Just beautiful right!?

 

Now for a spot of shopping – let’s go to Robintail- ‘here

Like and follow Robintail on Facebook – ‘here

 

Fun with PicMonkey

 

This is one program that we use religiously- the online photo editor PicMonkey. Have you tried it? Are you a junkie too?

If you have played around on PicMonkey you might have seen the great themes that they regularly release – like Christmas, Halloween, Spring Bling, Winterland, Sweethearts. Perfectly themed for all the major holiday seasons. But have you seen the latest fun theme released?

Can you guess what it is?

 

Comic Heroes! How fun is this going to be! There’s a huge set of options available from slapping on a hero mask, pasting in a shield, to crazy speech bubbles & sound-effects to the iconic comic strip dot effect.

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Fabulous Friday Finds

Colour and Spice  ~  Santa Please Stop Here Cushion

Jasami Handmade  ~  Reindeer Christmas Dress

Ted & Toot  ~  Christmas Woodland Creatures Overalls

Bugsey Bee  ~  Hippo’s bamboo Dribble Bib

 

Fabulous Friday Finds – Australian Handmade 

This week’s Fabulous Friday Finds at Handmade Kids – our weekly feature.  Australian handmade goodies perfect for a special gift.

Like to be involved? Contact us for a copy of our Media Kit.

WANT MORE? Did you see last week’s Fabulous Friday Finds?

 

Great finds: Craft and sewing patterns

Need a new craft project? Looking for a new pattern to inspire you. Why not search through the great range of paper and e-patterns available at the Patterns Only website.

Surfs up Board Shorts PDF e-pattern- Size 3 months to 12 years

Pear Pincushion PDF e-pattern

Fox Softie paper Pattern

Little Red Riding Hood PDF e-pattern

 

Want more Craft Supplies – have you seen these great fabrics?

 

Vote for your favourite finalist in the Etsy Design Awards

Have you seen the finalists in this years Australian Etsy Design Awards? Maybe you are one of those lucky finalists?

There are 58 finalists from all around Australia in the running to WIN one of 6 awards- New Talent, Home & Living, Art & Illustration, Fashion & Accessories, Business as Usual and Community’s Choice.  

You can also join in the judging process and vote for your favourite in the Community’s Choice Award.

 

Etsy Design Awards celebrate the people who make Etsy.com a destination for great design. Entrants have the chance to win a trip to Etsy’s headquarters in Brooklyn, New York, and be featured in the December issue of Inside Out.

Vote now and go in the draw to win a $250.00 Etsy gift card.

 

There is so much talent amongst the finalists, it’s going to be tough voting for just one beautiful business. Their talents and products range from  jewellery making, wood craft, clothing, illustration, ceramics, home décor, accessories to skin care.

Here’s a sneak peek of a few of the lucky finalists -

my bearded pigeon Vote for your favourite finalist in the Etsy Design Awards

Finalist -My Bearded Pigeon. Unique pillows, cushions and wall décor

 

Belinism 300x300 Vote for your favourite finalist in the Etsy Design Awards

Finalist – Belinism. Unique Ceramic creations

 

Fizzy Lime Creative 300x300 Vote for your favourite finalist in the Etsy Design Awards

Finalist – Fizzy Lime Creative. Hand woven home wares – wall hangings, banners and lamp shades

 

Hello Pants 212x300 Vote for your favourite finalist in the Etsy Design Awards

Finalist- Hello Pants. Illustration and Digital Art

 

Esther Sandler 300x228 Vote for your favourite finalist in the Etsy Design Awards

Finalist- Esther Sandler. Handcrafted cushions, bags, cross stitch jewellery and paper goods

 

Palooka Handmade 225x300 Vote for your favourite finalist in the Etsy Design Awards

Finalist – Palooka Handmade. Handmade dolls, ragdolls and plushies.

 

Mrs Peterson Pottery 300x300 Vote for your favourite finalist in the Etsy Design Awards

Finalist- Mrs Peterson Pottery. Handmade Porcelain homeware and jewellery.

 

VOTE NOW – you could WIN a $250 Etsy Gift Card

 

 

Fabulous Friday Finds

Stevie & Me  ~  Little Wise Owl Top 

Little Peas 3  ~  Superhero Messenger Bags

Babes & Tots Designs  ~  Burp Cloth & Dribble Bib Set

Funny Little Things  ~  Personalised Name Crayons

 

Fabulous Friday Finds – Australian Handmade 

This week’s Fabulous Friday Finds at Handmade Kids – our weekly feature.  Australian handmade goodies perfect for a special gift.

Like to be involved? Contact us for a copy of our Media Kit.

WANT MORE? Did you see last week’s Fabulous Friday Finds?

 

 

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