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MERRYMAKER MAGAZINE SPECIAL FESTIVE EDITION 2022


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Help your little one sleep through the night this Christmas Eve.

The Baby Dream Machine

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The Baby Dream Machine™ sleep device is the expert recommended, 5-in-1 device that uses 100% natural & scientific methods to help your child get more quality sleep. It combines a Night Light, Red Light Therapy, Sound Machine, Cool-Mist Humidifier and Aromatherapy into one adorable device. RRP $139.95


Check out the range of nightlights and sleep trainers at Coolkidz Australia

Sleepytroll Baby Rocker What do you do when your baby just won’t sleep unless you rock, carry, stroll, or drive them around? You pray that something in the world of baby products exists to help you and your child. And if it doesn’t? you wish you could invent it yourself, but luckily for you, one desperate and exhausted Norwegian dad did. Introducing the Sleepytroll Baby Rocker.

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Zazu- Sunset Projector Tim the Turtle Tim the Turtle will turn your little one’s room into a beautiful sunset sky with birds flying around, while listening to relaxing tropical animal sounds.

RRP $85

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Zazu- Sleeptrainer Davy the Dog

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Davy the Dog shows your child when it’s time to stay in bed and when it is OK to get up. Davy closes his eyes when it is bedtime and opens them in the morning when it’s OK to get up. The nightlight changes colour like a traffic light, to denote night, early morning and OK to get up.

RRP $73.95

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DASHI WEARS SHORT SLEEVE PYJAMAS 0.2 TOG IS SAGE FROM WWW.ERGOPOUCH.COM.AU // DELUXE LARGE NATURAL FELT CHRISTMAS STOCKING FROM WWW.JUNIMOON.COM.AU // PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHELLE YOUNG // STYLING BY MADELINE MCFARLANE //

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Wishing you joy this festive season. Welcome to the 2022 special edition Merrymaker Minty Digital Magazine. It's filled with sunny inspiration for the kids in your life. We share our most popular room reveals of 2022, craft, cooking and so many gift ideas from our favouite brands. For me, the festive season is always about joy. Creating joy and sharing joy with family and friends is what makes this time of the year so special. Extending that joy to people we don't know so well, if at all, is where the real magic happens. Whether it be a random act of kindness, a friendly smile to a stranger or donating to charity, I am always left with a glow of happiness when I take time out to help others and spread joy. This festive season, why not share the joy with 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. Wishing you joy this festive season, MINTY

Editor & Owner, Minty Magazine

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COOL KIDS ON THE (ICE) BLOCK Let's face it - nothing screams summer fun like an ice block by the pool right? With that in mind, we have partnered with our friends at We Might Be Tiny To inspire you to create your own icey pole delights this holiday season. Super easy, super fresh and super fun!

BLUEBERRY & CREAM Ingredients: • 150g (1 cup) blueberries, fresh or frozen • 125ml (1 cup) coconut cream • 1 1/2 tbsp maple syrup • 1 tsp vanilla extract

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Place all ingredients into a highspeed food processor and blitz until smooth.

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Tubies Push Up Ice Block Moulds by We Might Be Tiny are the perfect size for little hands and make icy pole munching a whole lot less drippy (which is always good for the washing basket!)

Makes 6 | Prep 5 minutes

Ingredients: • 1 mango, peeled and cut into chunks • Juice of 1 lime • 80g (1/2 cup strawberries, quartered

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• 125ml (1/2 cup) water

Method:

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Place all ingredients into a highspeed food processor and blitz until smooth.

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Pour into Tubies and freeze for at least four hours.

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Tubies - Pastel Pop (set of 6) RRP $29

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CHOCOLATE & PEANUT BUTTER CUP Makes 6 | Prep 5 minutes

Frosties RRP $29

Ingredients: • 120g (1 cup) banana, chopped into chunks (overripe is best) equates to 1 large banana • 240ml (1 cup) tinned coconut milk

• 1 tsp vanilla extract • 6 medjool dates • 60ml (1/4 cup) peanut butter

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Australian artist

Capturing hearts both big and small, Fleur Harris’ passion for producing whimsical creations is celebrated the world over through her highly detailed illustrative patterns of spirited woodland creatures and fanciful foliage.

thier homes with Christmas lights for others to delight in as they pass by. I love seeing the innocent delight on my son’s face on Christmas morning as he discovers that the big man in red has been to visit, and then watching him have a ball running around with his cousins at Christmas lunch. The festive season is full of magic moments like these, making it the time of year I look forward to the most.

The holiday season offers us time to slow down, to be with loved ones, getting outside and enjoying the warmer weather and reflect on the year that was. It’s my favourite time of year – full of festivities, giving, celebrating and relaxing. This time of year brings out the best in people, from the thoughtful gestures of gratitude and giving that are shared everywhere from workplaces to family tables, to the beautiful way some people adorn

“Imagination is what makes possibility twinkle in the sunlight of your heart” - Fleur Harris

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FAIRY WAND PARTY KIT $40

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The buttery-soft feel of the fabrications in KYND Baby’s apparel is heavenly, plus I am a big fan of KYND Baby’s commitment to high-quality, sustainable and ethical sourcing. Their Messy Bibs are soft and practical – perfect for craft activities and little ones who like to explore their creativity at mealtime!

WWW.EASYPEASYCAKES.COM.AU

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MESSY BIB $35 WWW.KYNDBABY.COM

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As a little girl I loved reading Dick Bruna’s ‘Miffy’ books – so I couldn’t go past a Miffy doll by Miffy Plush, especially when it’s handcrafted from sustainable and natural materials. A timeless classic reimagined in beautiful fabrications and colours. WWW.RHINORHINO.COM.AU

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Creative expression and through music is such a beautiful process to encourage in babies in children. I love the design of Loog guitars and that they offer an electric option – my son would love this! A perfect for the budding mini maestro.

MIFFY PLUSH DOLL 32CM $32.95

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LOOG MINI ELECTRIC $265

MINDFUL POTION KIT $59.95 WWW.THELITTLEPOTIONCO.COM.AU

I LOVED making potions as a child, and my little boy loves making them too. When I discovered The Little Potion Co creates magical mindful potion kits with positive spells and affirmations, bio glitter, sparkly liquids and fizzing fun, I wanted one not just for my little boy but for myself too! The Wild Adventure Potion Kit will be under the tree for my little boy this year and I know he will be so inspired by it. I love supporting local businesses, and these kits are hand crafted in Melbourne Australia by two sisters. A gift I’d be really proud to give.

Anything that combines creativity, food and fairies is what I call a good time! The Fairy Wand Party Kit from Easy Peasy provides everything you need to entertain, engage, encourage teamwork and inspire little ones through cooking.

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Dressing up for a special occasion is always something little ones look forward to with excited anticipation. The ’Garden Party’ Sleeveless Dress for babies from the brand new Fleur Harris collection has layers of soft cotton ruffles printed with my much loved artworks, and there’s an adorable matching headband – your little one will be the belle of the ball from playground to party! SLEEVELESS DRESS BABY $79.95 WWW.FLEURHARRIS.COM

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SUMMER LOVIN'

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Nook Lily Pad A perfect landing pad for Summer chilling. Available in a durable outdoor fabric, the whole family will enjoy lounging by the pool on this one. MINTY

LILY PAD $295 WWW.MYNOOK.COM.AU

Baby Chair by Izimini Lightweight and easy to clean, this super cute baby chair makes visiting the beach, park or pool a breeze. BABY CHAIR $85 WWW.IZIMINI.COM

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Sande Kids Beach Hauler This oversized beach bag has a giant 110 litre capacity and holds up to 10kg. It is strong and durable, made from a PVC mesh so that sand can sift through. Ideal for bulky beach toys, towels and beach blankets...even a beach chair. BEACH HAULER $89 WWW.SANDEKIDS.COM

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Bling 20 Swim Goggles Elevate your poolside look with these bright and fun googles. SWIM GOGGLES $34.95 WWW.BLING2OAUSTRALIA.COM.AU

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DASHI WEARS STRIPE LINEN SET WWW.GOLDIEANDACE.COM.AU // VEYAH WEARS ZOE RETRO FLORAL CROSS BACK BATHERS WWW.GOLDIEANDACE.COM.AU AND ZOE SUN HAT WWW.ACORNKIDS.COM.AU // PONCHO TOWELS WWW.KIDOSTORE. COM // RATTAN BBQ AND ACCESORIES WWW.JUNIMOON.COM.AU // NOOK MODULA SOFA, BONDI BEACH OUTDOOR SUNSHINE WWW.MYNOOK.COM.AU // ELA WEARS RAINBOW SKIES SIDE CUT SWIMSUIT BLING2OAUSTRALIA.COM.AU //

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The Darling Assembly

Erin is a Creative Director, Graphic Designer and mum to 3 boys. Through her design studio, The Darling Assembly, Erin offers design and content creation services - she even designed the Minty magazine logo way back in 2014!

to use as bedside tables. I love how practical they are but they’re also really cute and will add some fun colour to their room. We always look forward to spending warm days at the beach, so anything that makes our beach adventures fun and easy as a family of 5 is on the must have list this year, and we recently got the kids a cubby house, so adding to their play kitchen will be great for their pretend play.

When it comes to Christmas gifts for my kids, I like to get them each something they need, something to read, something to wear and something to play with - so everyone will get a gift each that falls into those categories this year.

Plus, the boys need some new summer outfits, and books always on the list.

My two oldest boys have started sharing a room this year and are always needing more storage, so I am wanting to get them mismatched Mustard Made lockers

“Something they need, something to read, something to wear and something to play with”

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SMART ABOUT SHARKS $29.99

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SAND BRUSH $32 WWW.SANDEKIDS.COM

THE SHORTY IN OCEAN $229 WWW.MUSTARDMADE.COM

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THE COMPLETE TOY FRUIT SET $229

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HALCYON NIGHTS SUN SUIT CROCODILE $35 WWW.YOUNGWILLOW.COM.AU

POP PIP POW WET BAG $19.95 WWW.RUDIENUDIEDESIGNS.COM

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HELLO JIMMY $25 WWW.BIGLITTLENOISE.COM

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THE SHORTY IN OLIVE $229

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GIFTS WE ARE LOVING FROM ERGOPOUCH 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.

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ustralian sleepwear brand ergoPouch, make premium, certified organic, and natural fibre TOG-rated sleepwear and sleep solutions. Their safesleep approved range covers ages newborn to 6 years and takes the guesswork of what to

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1. Doll Sleeping Bag A doll sleeping bag to match your little loves pj's. Encourage your toddler or preschooler to dress their doll or teddy in the Doll Sleeping Bag as a way to learn bed time routines and healthy sleep habits through pretend play. It's cute and effective all in one. DOLL SLEEPING BAG $24.95

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2. Hello, Sleep! Bedtime Affirmations for Kids The Hello, Sleep! Bedtime Affirmations for Kids help your little one wind down by framing bedtime with a positive mindset, through affirmations. Designed to help process the days big emotions and stimulate affirmative conversation and thoughts before sleep, these cards will help ease negative or anxious feelings and carry your mini into slumber with positivity and reassurance. Each affirmation has been written with language and concepts kids aged 2-5 years can understand.

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HELLO, SLEEP! BEDTIME AFFIRMATIONS FOR KIDS $24.95

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Sleep Shirt The 0.2 TOG Short Sleeve Sleep Shirt is an oversize nightshirt for older toddlers and big kids who are out of their pouch, and sleeping in a bed with blankets. Ideal for hot sleepers, or those who don't like the restriction of pants or are toilet training, ergoPouch new Sleep Shirts are a comfortable sleepwear alternative to their Layers and Pyjamas. SLEEP SHIRT $34.95

www.ergopouch.com.au @ergopouch

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Hands-on learning, stacks of fun! Spark children's natural curiosity and wonder whilst igniting a lifelong love of learning the fun way. Unique gifts with purpose in our Creative Box range of STEAM, craft and play activity boxes. Different themes for toddlers through to tweens. Thoughtfully curated and packaged for the most exciting out-of-the-box thinking, that fits conveniently in a box to wrap and place under the Christmas Tree!

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SMALLIST GIFT GUIDE Smallist is a boutique shopping directory that takes the overwhelm out of shopping for the children in your life by carefully curating the best independent Australian stores and brands in one place. Here are our top picks to make gifting a breeze this festive season.

ELA WEARS SKIRT AND TOP BY KIDO STORE AND FLORENCE WEARS SWING LINEN DRESS DITZY DAISY BY WWW.GOLDIEANDACE.COM.AU HATS BY WWW.ACORNKIDS.COM.AU


HERE COMES THE SUN. Orchid Confetti Table and Chair by Cowie and Conch www.cowrieandconch.com.au

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Made from 100% eco friendly and non toxic materials - this set is perfect for outdoor (or indoor) play. The beautiful mix of pink and lilacs make the prettiest of colours to bring a burst of fun into your play space this summer!

Beach Days Sun Hat Acorn Kids

Classic Float - Limonata Goldie ans Ace

Sande Kids Brush Sande Kids

www.goldieandace.com.au

www.sandekids.com

Scrunch Beach Bucket Young Bondi

Maggie Swimsuit Dahlia Print Peggy

Hola Mamacita Wet Bag Rudie Nudie

www.youngbondi.com

www.peggy.com.au

www.rudienudiedesigns.com

www.acornkids.com.au

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SUMMER HATS WWW.ACORNKIDS.COM.AU // PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHELLE YOUNG // STYLING BY MADELINE MCFARLANE //

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LET'S GET FESTIVE.

Festive Berry Christmas Collection from Snuggle Hunny www.snugglehunnykids.com.au

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Celebrate Christmas with this gorgeous print featuring vibrant green and red florals. This collection includes a range of products for girls, boys and surprise bubs.

Festive Toppers Hello Kit Co www.hellokitco.com

Personalised Santa Sack Honeysuckle and Lime

Christmas Eve Potion Pouch The Little Potion Co

www.honeysuckleandlime.com.au

www.thelittlepotionco.com.au

Personalised Velvet Santa Sack Hope and Jade Interiors

Santas Magic Key Big Little Noise

Pastel Reindeer PLates Ruby Rabbit

www.hopeandjade.com

www.biglittlenoise.com

www.rubyrabbit.com.au

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Grapat Advent Calendar Play to Learn

Celebration Cards Party Card Co.

Christmas Bunny Gertie and Me

www.partycardco.com.au

www.gertieandme.com.au

Deer-licious Ice Cream Kit Easy Peasy Cakes

Christmas Creative Box My Creatiive Box

Christmas Collection Oobi

www.easypeasycakes.com.au

www.mycreativebox.com.au

www.oobi.com.au

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www.playtolearn.com.au

Fairy Wings and Tutu Set by Flo Dancewear www.flodancewear.com.au Twirl into Christmas in the Fairy Wings and Tutu Set by Flo Dancewear. This sweet bundle combines a sparkling sequin tutu skirt, with layers of soft tulle, and fancy dress quilted fairy wings. Perfect for twirling, dancing and fluttering, little dancers will be ready for any backyard fairy garden party. Celebrate Christmas with this gorgeous print featuring vibrant green and red florals. This collection includes a range of products for girls, boys and surprise bubs.

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STOCKING FILLERS. Handmade Felt Summer Fruit by Chook Shed Designs Chook Shed Designs

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Create your own iconic Australian summer fruit basket with the gorgeous range of handmade felt fruit. Perfect for creative play or to elevate your play kitchen. Each peice is made to order and presented in a hand crafted wooden fruit basket.

Mathilda Tooth Fairy in Giftbox Picca Loulou

Bird Bingo Pop and Oli

WWF Plush Collection - T Rex Rhino Rhino

www.rhinorhino.com.au/picca-loulou

www.popandoli.com.au

www.rhinorhino.com.au

Australian Country Plate Set by Suki McMaster www.sukimcmaster.com This 3 piece dining set features Suki McMaster Australian Country theme illustrations. The dining set is made from 100% food grade melamine and has an offwhite, wmooth texture that gives it a soft, earthy look and feel.

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Stampies We Might Be Tiny

Miffy Terry in Light Pink Miffy Plush

www.wemightbetiny.com.au

www.rhinorhino.com.au/miffy-plush

Disney Sleep Onesie Ergopouch www.ergopouch.com.au

Raduga Grez Wooden Tea Set from Mini Village www.minivillage.com.au

Wooden Musical Instruments Jaclyn and Matisse

Q Toys Mini Stacker Mini Village

Bow & Arrow Set – Peach Birdee and Bee

www.jaclynandmatisse.com.au

www.minivillage.com.au

www.birdeeandbee.com

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A beautiful, hand crafted, wooden tea set by Raduga Grez. This set is perfect for developing social skills, empathy for others and self confidence through imaginative play. Set contains a tea pot, a sugar bowl, two cups, two saucers, two tea spoons and two pieces of sugar in a cotton bag for storage.


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SWING LINEN DRESS DITZY DAISY BY WWW.GOLDIEANDACE.COM.AU STRAW HAT BY WWW.ACORNKIDS.COM.AU // PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHELLE YOUNG // STYLING BY MADELINE MCFARLANE //

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BEST DRESSED. Fleur Harris Tiered Tulle Jersey Tutu Dress www.fleurharris.com Perfect for special occasions and princess play, the Tiered Tulle Jersey Tutu Dress from the Fleur Harris debut ‘Garden Party’ collection is sure to capture your little one’s heart! Soft delicate tulle skirt and frill sleeves will transport their imagination to a magical wonderland. Available for both big and little princesses, in sizes 000 – 8.

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Summer Knit Romper - Rainbow Kynd Baby

Brown Knit Romper Aster and Oak

Heyday Crop and Shorts Lava Tribe

www.kyndbaby.com

www.asterandoak.com.au

www.lavatribe.com.au

August Playsuit Hippy Blue Peggy

Kids Raincoat - Green French Soda

Limited Edition Denim Romper LTL PPL

www.peggy.com.au

www.frenchsoda.com.au

www.ltlppl.com.au

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LET'S GET CREATIVE. Create With Cardboard Craft Kit www.createwithcardboard.com

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Create with cardboard provide an opportunity for parents, carers, educators and facilitators to engage in learning and play as they venture into a ‘making process’ with their little ones. Witness imaginations freely form through conscious play and creative experience in a safe and environmentally harmonious way. Create with Cardboard’s compostable kits and eco art materials keep little hands and minds busy as imaginations take flight through conscious play.

Small Pikler & Shape Sorter Nimble Kids www.nimblekids.com.au

Ukulele Loog

Waterslide Marble Run Little Bambino Bear

https://au.loogguitars.com/

www.littlebambinobear.com.au

Re-Fun-Able Colouring Set Little Change Creators

Four Square Play Set jnr.life

Magbrix® Magnetic Brick Tiles The Curated Parcel

www.littlechangecreators.com

www.jnrlife.com

www.thecuratedparcel.com

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OUR WORLD RE-FUN-ABLE COLOURING SET WWW.LITTLECHANGECREATORS.COM // NUUROO PENCIL CUP WWW.RHINORHINO.COM.AU // LINEN STRIPE SHIRT WWW.GOLDIEANDACE.COM.AU // PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHELLE YOUNG // STYLING BY MADELINE MCFARLANE //

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ON THE WALLS

Ollie the Orangutan Dots by Donna

Stand Up Paddle Board Quokka Good Art

www.youandmeprints.bigcartel.com

www.dotsbydonna.com

www.goodart.com.au

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Custom Family Portrait You and Me Prints

M Jordan by DG Designs Decal Pickawall

Paradise Road Blond and Noir

Timber Wall Sign Little House of Timber

www.pickawall.com.au

www.blondnoir.com

whttps://littlehouseoftimber.com.au

Safari Animals Nursery Print Cassie Zaccardo

Peace Bird Wall Decal Wondermade

Butterfly Wall Decals Kind and Co

www.cassiezaccardo.com

www.wondermade.com.au

www.kindandco.com.au

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I LOVE YOU POSTERDECAL WWW.WONDERMADE.COM.AU // HOLD HANDS TEE AND LINEN STRIPE SHORTS WWW.GOLDIEANDACE.COM.AU // PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHELLE YOUNG // STYLING BY MADELINE MCFARLANE //

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BEDROOM GLOW UP. Flip Out Sofa Cover www.juniorhaven.com.au

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Junior Haven offers high end childrens furniture, designed to complement your modern home. Introducing the new flip out sofa covers, which easily slip over your child’s sofa.

Miffy and Friends Night Lights Mr Maria

Play Kitchen Hack Details Minnie and Me Interiors

Hang On Piccolo Coat Rack Plyroom

www.rhinorhino.com.au/mr-maria

www.minnieandmeinteriors.com

www.plyroom.com.au

Little Agenda Second Scout

Lemon Decals You Give Me Grace

Smiley Floor Rug Maison Deux

www.secondscout.com.au

www.yougivemegrace.com

www.rhinorhino.com.au /maison-deux

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Luna Pop Heart Light Livly

Neat Single Bed Boori

www.livly.com.au

www.boori.com.au

Bow Cushion Peppermint Tree Creations www.pepperminttreecreations.com.au

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Duck Egg Velvet Up! Topper The Upsy Store

Basketball Hoop and Ball The Minnie Co

Jasper Knit Wool Rug Oh Happy Home

www.theupsystore.com.au

www.theminnieco.com.au

www.ohhappyhome.com.au

Flower Rattan Mirror Hunter and Nomad

Lowdown Locker Mustard Made

Little Valentine Decorative Cushion Little Connoisseur

www.hunterandnomad.com.au

www.mustardmade.com

www.littleconnoisseur.com.au

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FIRST CHRISTMAS. Bubba Cloud www.bubbacloud.com.au

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The Original Linen Baby Lounger with handmade 100% linen covers. Perfect for not only lounging but trips out to a friend’s or even the park. Crafted from innovative GOTS certified 3D organic cotton mesh technology and hypoallergenic polyester filling providing optimum airflow, breathability, and machine washability.

Modern Cloth Nappies Itti Bitti

Luxury Round Playmat & Bag Rolling Panda

Bebé Baby Keepsake Binder Truly Amor

www.itti.com.au

www.rollingpanda.com.au

www.trulyamor.com.au

Pram and Shoulder Organiser Toots and Co

Round Luna Play Mat Rugabub

Q Toys Rainmaker Young Willow

www.tootsandco.com

www.rugabub.com.au

www.youngwillow.com.au

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Vintage Floral Bed Mate The Midnight Gang

Australiana Sippy Cup Love Mae

www.mywarrenhill.com

www.lovemae.com.au

www.themidnightgang.com

Bamboo Onsie Gift Set Suki McMaster

Waterproof Car Seat & Pram Liner Sande Kids

Organic Hooded Bath Towel Set Lunas Treasures

www.sukimcmaster.com

www.sandekids.com

www.lunastreasures.com.au

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Quilted Linen Baby Play Mat Warren Hill

Organic Bamboo Bassinet Sheet Mulberry Threads

Freezer Pods Weanmeister

Keepsake Hand Crafted Dool Upper Dhali

www.mulberrythreads.com

www. weanmeister.com.au

www.upperdhali.com.au

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The Totli Box Totli

Willow Ribbed Headband Myla and Co

www.gotobedthelabel.com

www.totli.com.au

www.mylaandco.com.au

Willow Backpack - Tan Spark of Wild

Activity Mat - Beige Gingham Clover and Lola

GO by Wild Indiana Eating-Out Set Wild Indiana

www.sparkofwild.com.au

www.cloverandlola.com.au

www.wildindiana.com.au

Willa Blanket - Duck Egg Uimi

Reusable Cloth Wipes Seedling Baby

Baby Back Pack - Vegan Leather The Nappy Socity

www.uimi.com.au

www.seedlingbaby.com.au

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Muslin Swaddle in Chai Gingham Go to Bed

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WOODEN TOYS WWW.MINIVILLAGE.COM.AU // NUNA LEAF GROW SWING WWW.NUNABABY.COM/AU // MARIGOLD RUG IN NATURAL WWW.RUGSFORGOOD.COM.AU // PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHELLE YOUNG // STYLING BY MADELINE MCFARLANE //

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Draw concentric semi-circle on the front of the shoes in puff paint starting with dark blue and finishing in purple getting larger each time.

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At one end of the rainbow draw 3 large circles and 4 underneath creating a puffy white cloud. Now repeat on the other end of the rainbow. The puff paint will take around 48hrs to be completely dry.

CRAFT BY YOU GIVE ME GRACE PHOTOGRAPHY BY JO KIM PHOTOGRAPHY

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Draw small circles over the entire outside of the white canvas shoes using the blue Sharpie. Make sure the circles are not touching.


Nail it with Neutrals

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Our feelings towards a neutral nursery are anything but and it turns out, we aren’t alone! Those gorgeous earthy tones and creamy whites are trending, and it’s easy to see why so many new parents are leaning towards this style when it comes to decorating their bubs first room.

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While life as you know it changes, a neutral nursery means your homes current design theme doesn’t need to go out the window with all the other daily formalities. Whatever your style – classic, modern, boho or coastal, the clean and airy vibes of a neutral nursery will work in effortlessly with the rest of the house.

With the huge push towards sustainability, a neutral palette allows pieces to grow with your child as they shift from nursery to bedroom. Likewise, transitional tones mean pieces can be reused for any future bubs, regardless of gender. These opportunities to minimize unnecessary waste is a big win in our eyes (and in your pockets!) P 51


"A perfect base to build upon with subtle pops of colour and little reflections of your child’s personality."

It's safe to say, a neutral nursery is a trend we are absolutely on board with. Plenty of texture, natural materials and tones that hug the space, it would be hard to not have beautiful dreams when your room looks like it’s been plucked from one.

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Gingham is Trending: Two Rooms by Liberty Interiors DESIGNER NICOLE ROSEN BERG, LIBERT Y INTERIORS PHOTOGRAPHY ELISE SCOTT

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Gingham is proving to be one of the hottest interior trends of the year. The classic checkerboard pattern has made a comeback with an effortless appeal that is simple yet cheerful. Whether it’s in bold hues or neutral tones, gingham is a versatile pattern that commands attention. It was love at first sight when I saw these images come through from Liberty Interiors. Nicole has created not just one, but two stunning rooms using this classic check wallpaper in a contemporary Melbourne home.

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The bold use of colour is her signature style, combined with design elements that merge the playful nature of children’s rooms with the aesthetic of a modern home.

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A Pastel Bedroom With Personality DESIGN AND PHOTOGRAPHY ASH LEE JAY

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With a soft palette of pastel tones, this bedroom for Sonny is a calming space to rest after a busy day. A playful space, designed to transition a little boy from a nursery to a big room whilst reflecting his bubbly personality. Mum of 4, Ashlee Jay has included custom-designed pieces, such as the wall shelves she designed and had made by her father-in-law, a bed by Melb Design Co and wall decals by Blond Noir. P60

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“I love the arch wall decal behind the bed and the sun. We always get a lot of comments on the custom bookshelves on the wall, which I designed and my father-in-law made. They both are such a focal point and hard to say which is my favourite!”

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