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MERRYMAKER MAGAZINE SPECIAL FESTIVE EDITION 2021


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There’s nothing like the moment you see your first fairy, fluttering around at the bottom of the garden, where it’s over grown and wild. We each cherish the sparkle of our childhood imaginations, and yes, we still believe in fairies. The magical Flower Fairies created by Cicely Mary almost 200 years ago have enchanted generations, and it’s easy to see why. We cannot wait for our Kip&Co x Flower Fairies collaboration to beat it’s delicate little wings and fly into your homes and hearts.

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Publisher and Editor Nicole Ray editor@mintymagazine.com.au Partnerships Hayley Ruby sales@mintymagazine.com.au Lisa Griffiths partnerships@mintymagazine.com.au Submissions Minty welcomes submissions for our magazine and blog. editor@mintymagazine.com.au

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Front Cover Stylist – Madeline McFarlane Photographer – Pablo Veiga With heartfelt thanks to our wonderful contributors Amelia McFarlane Lorraine Murphy Maddison Black Geogina Theocharous Sarah Jobse Nat Spada Lee Seaman Jo Kim Kara Lu Visit us at:www.mintymagazine.com.au @mintymagazine

We would like to acknowledge the First People and Custodians of the Eora Nation, on whose land Minty Magazine was produced and published. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, past and present.

Minty Magazine is an annual print publication and a bi-annual digital publication. Views expressed by the author are not necessarily those of the publisher. Copyright is reserved meaning no part of this publication may be reproduced without the permission of the publisher, Minty Magazine. The publisher accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions within.

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From the Blue Mountains of Australia, Gingerbread Folk bake traditional, chocolate and gluten-free gingerbread. Made from the finest quality ingredients, choose from the iconic Gingerbread House Kit, Standing Christmas Tree or good old Gingerbread Folk. A perfect family activity or gift this festive season. Made in Australia Vegan Nut free Palm oil free No added colours, flavours or preservatives Compostable wrapper Kosher

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Our gift to you this festive season. Welcome to this special edition Merrymaker Minty Digital Magazine – our gift to you this festive season! It’s filled with inspiration for the kids in your life from our famous room reveals to craft and cooking projects. And of course, an abundance of gift ideas from our favourite brands!

I hope that in these pages you will discover new brands to shop and that you will be inspired to shop small. Most importantly, I hope that you get 10 minutes to sit down with a cuppa and enjoy this magazine. Wishing you joy this festive season,

Editor & Owner, Minty Magazine

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Supporting small business is at the heart of everything we do here at Minty. We are passionate about promoting our local entrepreneurs, creatives and makers. The people out there working so hard to make a difference to the way we consume. It is a joy to buy from these businesses, and to know that each purchase is having a direct and positive impact on a family just like ours.


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We can't get enough of the ergoPouch PJs here at Minty HQ. We love them because the 0.2 TOG rating in a shorts and t-shirt set makes these pyjamas a light layer for warmer nights and are slim fit to ensure comfort when wearing underneath a sleeping bag or on their own in a big bed with blankets. A drop-hem at the back of the top helps keep backs warm and prevents riding-up. They're made with ergoPouch's signature premium GOTS certified organic cotton, and you can't go past the matching Doll Sleeping Bags for your mini's mini. You can purchase the Short Sleeve PJs, Doll Sleeping Bags, Merry and Bright Gifting Collection and the entire ergoPouch range exclusively online through the ergoPouch website; www.ergopouch.com.au

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f you haven't heard of Australian sleepwear brand ergoPouch, they make premium, certified organic, and natural fibre TOG-rated sleepwear and sleep solutions. Their safe-sleep approved range covers newborn to 12 years and takes the guesswork out of what to dress a child in for sleep. They have exceptional sustainability credentials, stylish prints and gorgeous products that are ergonomically designed for each age and stage of your mini's development in the first six years. Here at Minty, we love ergoPouch because they simplify how to safely dress your child for sleep, which is precisely what tired parents need.


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ondering what to buy for your young family this Christmas? At Antipoda Co you will find ethically made gifts from independent designers and boutique brands for all the family. There are sustainable gifts for babies: wonderfully soft muslin swaddles, nontoxic wooden toys, fluffy bunny slippers and more. For expecting parents you’ll find essential newborn gifts - they won't be disappointed with beautiful nursery furniture from Charlie Crane, like this wooden swallows mobile and the iconic Levo Rocker above. For the most delicate skin, Garbo&Friends flora and fauna inspired bedding, bath and care textiles make great gifts.

For young children there are lots of fun toys, cooperative and strategy games and intriguing puzzles by Londji, as well as cool colourful accessories made from recycled materials by Mini Kyomo. Stockings can be sustainably filled with challenging wooden toys, mini kaleidoscopes, and micro games and puzzles - enough to give you a small lie-in on Christmas morning at the least.

Antipoda Co believe in meaningful brands that have sustainability, innovation and high-quality at their core. They bring them to you in Australia from the antipodes with love.

For older siblings you’ll find fun card games, crafty activity kits, robust watches and gorgeous blankets - perfect for Christmas morning sofa snuggles. Londji’s 1000 and 500 piece puzzles, shown here, will keep the whole family busy - they make great gifts for adults too.

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You will find all the products mentioned here plus many more with free shipping in Australia, Click&Collect and Afterpay available.

This page: Beech Levo Rocker and Kumi Cradle by Charlie Crane. Facing page, from top: The Wave Puzzle by Londji, Kano Rod and Birds Mobile by Charlie Crane and Fauna Filled Blanket by Garbo&Friends.


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For your kids room!

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N ico l e Ray Ed i tor, M i nt y M ag azi n e

This summer, my son will be getting a long overdue room refresh. People always ask me what my kids’ rooms are like, and right now, I have to say my son’s is a dismal collection of mis-matched hand-me downs and not much else! Don’t get me wrong, I love hand-me-downs and I will be holding onto a beautiful oak chest of drawers I scored on gumtree last year. His current bed - that has been in my family for over 20 years - will be moving to the spare room so he can upsize to a king single. As he moves into Year One next year, I want to honour his independence and create a space that is all his. Somewhere he can disappear and play, without his annoying mum pestering him!

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This Christmas I am incredibly excited as we will finally be reuniting with my family in Adelaide! I’ll be meeting my baby niece Tulullah (born in June) for the first time and I intend to give her a Miffy (in mustard) as her new snuggly bed companion from her Sydney cousins. For my three children this year, I intend to inject some love into their bedrooms -especially my sons’. My youngest, Chester, has some blank wall space to fill and my pre-teen, Jude, would love a nook to read or play in his iPad. My daughter, Magnolia, loves anklets and the gold would complement her olive skin (I’m in work mode thinking about what colour would suit!). The addition of the M pendant makes it a beautiful keepsake.

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DIY SN OWMAN G L ASSES What you need: • Hama beads – white, fluro orange, gold, blush pink

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• Hama bead circle and hexagon pegboard • Iron • Baking paper • E6000 glue • White sunglasses

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Step by Step:

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Once the design is complete, place a sheet of baking paper over the top and iron the beads until they are stuck together. (Make sure you follow the instructions on the packaging as you can melt the beads to the board).

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Glue the Santa hat and nose onto the snowman. Next glue the stick arms onto the glasses. Leave both to dry overnight.

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Place glasses face down and glue the completed snowman onto the bridge section of the glasses.

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Wear your glasses with festive pride.

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Place the Hama beads onto the pegboard creating stick arms, Santa hat, carrot nose and snowman.

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A Place for Calm DESIGNER SAR AH JOBSE, OAK AN D OR ANGE PHOTOGRAPHY NAT SPADA , TH E PALM CO.


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"Nurseries can be difficult to design as you have lots of small items to consider when styling the space. Our top tip here is to include a rug as it helps tie all the small furniture pieces and other items together and really grounds the room."

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OAK AND ORANGE Oak and Orange is the story of two builders' wives and best friends who design and build Dream Homes together. Together, Sarah Jobse & Heather Gampe take you behind the scenes of their own journey to inspire others to create homes that are both practical and beautiful - and of course, a dream to live in. www.oakandorange.com.au @oakandorange

Tell us about the brief for this room.

this room was for it to be a relaxing and

The nursery brief was to create a calm,

enjoyable space to be in. I think the colour

relaxing space using key items that could

palette and materials we selected achieved

later function as beautiful stand-alone

just that.

pieces within the home when the nursery On the walls:

was no longer needed.

Taubman‘s Crisp White In the past, we moved house so often that

What is your favourite feature in the room?

I never had the opportunity to create my

I can’t narrow it down to just one so here

picture-perfect nursery. In Dream Home

goes my two favourite items in the nursery.

7, I was asked if I wanted to design the

The first is the stunning loft chair from The

nursery and I jumped at the chance. In all

Cullen Design and the second, the dreamy

honesty, my inspiration for this room came

cot from Poppies Little Treasure. There’s

predominantly from the artworks we chose

something special and soothing about a

for this space. The pieces were filled with

generous cosy nursing chair for mum and

beautiful soft muted pinks, golds and white

bub to snuggle in and enjoy together.

which I paired with neutrals and natural materials such as rattan and timber furniture

What was the biggest challenge?

pieces. I was really happy with the outcome.

My biggest challenge when it came to designing this space was definitely the

How did you select your colour palette?

layout. Nurseries can be difficult to design

The colour palette for the nursey was

as you have lots of small items to consider

selected from the artworks. I wanted the

when styling the space. Our top tip here is

room to have a soft, feminine feel whilst

to include a rug as it helps tie all the small

also including a lot of gender-neutral

furniture pieces and other items together

tones (and items). To me, a nursery should

and really grounds the room.

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Adventure Calls DESIGN AND PHOTOGRAPHY GEORGINA TH EOCHAROUS, WOOL AN D WILLOW

WOOL AND WILLOW With a B.A in Interior Design, Georgina is an interior designer, concent creator and blogger with a love for sharing styling tips, advice and all things interiors. Along with running her busy blog and social media account, Georgina provides an interior design service and runs a beautiful online store. www.woolandwillowau.com @woolandwillow

Fun, bright and airy – incorporating colours that Andrew loves! What was your inspiration? It started with the wallpaper from Minnie and Me Interiors – I sourced this design myself. After scrolling the internet for hours, this just popped to me! Secondly, I have

name of e starting s i g npoint e r and a feature wall wasd my

always loved terrazzo as a flooring option, and incorporating that and turning it into inspiration. Most of the bedroom colours are based on the wallpaper. Then, based on Andrew’s interests, I gathered all the maps and explorer items. Andrew also loves cars and we found some perfect retro cars that tie in with the DIY bedhead, which has a vintage vibe, but given a modern touch by painting it.

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"The DIY bedhead has a vintage vibe but by painting it, it gives it a modern touch."

How did you select your colour palette? Andrew’s wallpaper is the focal

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point and most of the colours are drawn from it. We kept the main furniture neutral and the room was painted white to keep the space bright and fresh. This has the added benefit of making it easy to change his soft furnishings later on. On the walls: Wallpaper - Minnie and Me Interiors Wall paint colour - Dulux Lexicon Quarter Bedhead paint colour - Dulux Edvard What is your favourite feature in the room? The wallpaper and the bedhead are my absolute favourite items in his room. What was the biggest challenge? The space itself was a huge

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What is your overall favourite part of

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the room?

office, It has no wardrobe and it barely

Can I say everything? I absolutely

fits his King single Bed

love how the whole room flows nicely together and all the pieces work so well together. I love how it has a mix of vintage, handmade and modern however it all works so well together and creates a fun space for any little boy.

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Henley's Room DESIGN AND PHOTOGRAPHY MADDISON BL ACK, @ MADDISON EBL ACK

Tell us about Henley.

On the walls:

Our little Henley AKA Henley Bear is our two

Dulux Diorite

year old son and he is absolutely wild! He is our

Dulux Natural White

book loving, ball throwing, drawer on all the

Blooming Meadow Co Palm Trees Decal

things, and because of this it was essential for us to have a designated area for him to draw

What is your favourite feature in the room?

with paper and pencils and not on his walls!

The playful features, like the drawing table and little reading lounge, are my favourite. It’s fun

What was the brief for this room?

and playful for both kids and adults to enjoy.

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The brief was keeping with the boho coastal vibe of the house. Henley is two years old, but I had

What was the biggest challenge?

to put my baby thoughts aside to create him a

The biggest challenge for this room was the

room that’s as practical for him now as it will be

paneling on the walls and correctly lining up the

in a few years.

power point cut outs.

What was your inspiration?

What is your overall favouite thing about the

I’ve always loved boho coastal and really wanted

space?

to bring that into the kids' rooms as well.

The pairing of the green walls and the natural

Whenever I’m looking for a bit of inspiration I

wood creates a really calm space. When

love to scroll through Pinterest and read the old

designing my kids’ bedrooms, I wanted to create

blog posts from Three Birds Renovations.

something that’s as perfect now as it will be in five years’ time. The goal is to create a room

How did you select your colour palette?

for them to grow into – not out of – and I think

Keeping to the costal theme, we knew we

we’ve really achieved that.

wanted a green but something a little brighter to keep it fun. The green wall set the colour tone for the room and looks gorgeous with the natural wood furniture. I chose a gorgeous palm print decal for a feature wall behind the drawing table and it all just fell together from there.

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Scottie's Room a quirky and outgoing four year old with the biggest heart. Her regular play includes dressing up, doing her make-up, Barbie and dolls. What was the brief for this room? I created this room with a pretty boho vibe

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Our little girl Scottie lives in this room. She is

We love to do a naughty elf of the shelf. Last year he even left some permanent damages to our walls! We are really looking forward to getting back into this year.

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in mind. I want the kids' bedrooms to look as And, to look like they fit in with the overall design aesthetic – not mini themed projects of their

What is your favourite feature in the room?

own.

I find this really hard to choose! The wall panelling really gives the room something extra,

What was your inspiration?

the gorgeous rattan bed is to die for and the DIY

I’ve spent a lot of time scrolling Pinterest and

vanity is so fun and beautiful!

Instagram looking for inspiration. I couldn’t pin point one thing but I saved anything that was

What was the biggest challenge?

pretty, girly and boho!

We recently ripped up all the carpet in Scottie’s room and painted (yes painted) the floors white!

How did you select your colour palette?

This was challenging because we had to be really

Scottie loves everything pink and purple and I

pedantic with the prep work to make sure it had a

adore a pastel colour scheme so we added those

clean perfect finish.

through soft furnishings and wall decals. A white room makes a great blank canvas for designing

What is your overall favouite thing about the

a child’s room and then you can add pops of

space?

colour from there.

The soft tones of this room are so beautiful. Every night before Scottie goes to bed she says

On the walls:

“thank you for making my room so beautiful” and

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G R AN D MA VAL' S FAM O US TRI FLE A Minty Family Recipe

Ingredients: • 1 packet of jelly mix in your favourite flavour

Method:

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Make jelly according to the packet instructions. Pour over the Swiss roll and fruit salad and allow to set in the fridge.

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When set, top with custard and whipped cream and decorate with your chosen toppings. Enjoy!

• 1 Swiss roll • 1 can tinned fruit salad • 600 ml custard • 400 ml whipped cream • Glacé cherries, Chocolate shavings, fresh fruit and Persian fairy floss to decorate

Trifle is a celebration must at our house. This recipe is a family tradition, but the best thing about trifle is no rules really apply! Have fun with it, get the kids involved and make your own mark on trifle this year! Toppers by Hello Kit Co. www.hellokitco.com P56

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Line your favourite trifle bowl with Swiss roll and fruit salad.


M OO N B ICKI ES Recipes by Kara from Easy Peasy Cakes

Ingredients:

Method:

• 280g plain flour • 140g butter

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Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius.

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Rub together flour, almonds, butter and salt with your hands. Once combined, add eggs and mix until you have a soft dough. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

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Roll out dough into little logs about 0.5cm thick and 2cm long. Blend into crescent shapes (the moon part of Moon Bickies!) Place on a lined baking tray.

• 2 eggs • 105g ground almonds • A pinch of salt

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• 300g vanilla sugar

My Oma was Austrian/German and this is a biscuit recipe she used to make every year at Christmas. The traditional name is Vanillekipferl. They are crescent shaped almond shortbread served for the festive season.

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Bake for 10 minutes or until just starting to brown.

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Place vanilla sugar on a plate. While biscuits are still hot straight from the oven, roll them carefully in the vanilla sugar. Be gentle as the biscuits will be soft and hot they need to be for the sugar to stick.

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Leave to cool - then enjoy!


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R ASPB E RRY J E LLY & ICECREAM My children wanted to include this simple recipe, another from my Oma. It is a tradition for us over the summer festive season because she used to have a large raspberry bush in her backyard!

Ingredients:

• 1-2 punnets fresh raspberries • Vanilla ice cream

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Follow instructions to make jelly in a large bowl.

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Add raspberries to warm jelly and let it set.

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Serve with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream!

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• 1 packet raspberry jelly crystals

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