ISSUE 1, 2014
In this issue...
Little Lamb Club Members Only special- $100 off this item!
Trading hours, Cot comforters
Easter clothing and gift ideas
New fabulous feeding products
Schoenhut's Fancy Baby Grand Pianos
A wrap up of our latest buying trip for summer
Our top products for 2013
Laptop style blackboards
A thank you from causes we have supported
Shop 3/4 Rowling Street Casuarina NT 0810 Phone (08) 89272757 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Donâ€™t forget to like and follow us on facebook for updates on new stock and facebook only giveaways! We are close to reaching 3000 likers and when we get there will be holding a giveaway worth $300! www.facebook.com/littlelambdarwin
LITTLE LAMB CLUB NEWSLETTER, ISSUE 1 2014 ,PAGE 2 Welcome to the First Issue of Our Little Lamb Club Newsletter for 2014 Four years ago when I opened my little business, shop sharing a store I never thought I would make it to 4 years trading or that it would grow to what it is today. I thank each and every one of you for your support over the last 4 years. I hope to bring you a continually evolving store with the brands you love, in a family friendly environment, offering you the great service you deserve. Please remember that any feedback on our products and your experience is ALWAYS welcome. I hope you enjoy the first issue of our newsletter for 2014. Love Stevie, xoxo
Beautiful, Special, Practical!
Little Lamb Club Members Only Super Special! To run along side our birthday sale, we’re offering our most popular members-only special at the lowest price ever! So here it is... Solid wood BBQ’s RRP $199.95 Now only $99.95! For Little Lamb Club members! Ends April 30 2014 or until stocks last. Sorry no Lay-bys with discount.
TRADING HOURS Monday-Friday 9.00 am—5.30pm Saturday 9.30am-3.30pm Closed Sundays and Public holidays. Come and see our gorgeous range of cot comforters in store now! Made from cotton, they also double as a floor/play mat. As gifts they make a lovely keepsake to cherish and are as practical as they are beautiful. My nearly 5 year old daughter pulls hers out of the cupboard to use as a mat to have her tea parties on! $57.95 Matching accessories also available.
We’ve listened to our customers and have extended our normal trading hours with an earlier start during the week and later on Saturdays. At this stage we will still be closed on Sundays and Public holidays but Sunday trading is still on the cards so we will keep you updated when this happens!
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Hop to it! Easter Clothing & Gifts These gorgeous bunny print clothing, toys and accessories are simply adorable for Easter! The Oobi range (the plain nappy covers are only $9.95!) is perfect for the hot weather in Darwin, while the Bebe romper is adorable for cooler climates or for the aircon.
Bebe romper sizes 0000-0 $36.95
Nappy covers sizes 00,0,1 Plain $9.95, with frill $19.95
LEFT: Our Marquise Bunny embroidered singlet (sold as a pack of 2 for $17.95 with a plain blue) is adorable with the Oobi nappy covers! Oobi bunny skirt Sizes 2,3,4,5 $44.95
Muslin Wrap $34.95
Looking for a cute Easter gift for the little ones that will be loved well after? Nappy covers sizes 00,0,1 $9.95
We have the sweetest range of bunny rattles, toys and security comforters in store now ready to be cuddled. Here are a couple of our favourites. Large Bunny $31.95 Small rattle $17.95 Also available in blue
Assorted Bebe Rattles $21.95
Bunny in Box $26.95
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Fabulous feeding products in store! SILISQUEEZE FOOD POUCHES The original reusable, eco-friendly food pouch is in store now! Made with a soft silicone body with a Spill-Proof OR Free-Flow spout (interchangable), the long lasting food pouches are easy to fill, clean and dry. Designed for the smallest of hands; babies and toddlers can feed themselves a snack or meal on the go. Perfect for homemade first foods when out and about and easy to squirt onto a spoon if baby is too young to eat straight from the pouch. The larger size is even great for school lunch boxes! Fill with pureed foods, fruit smoothies, yoghurt, juice and more! $19.95-$21.95 Let your baby explore new food tastes, textures and colours in a fun but safe way with the B.Box essential mesh feeder. Simply put fruit (watermelon is perfect!) or cooled steamed veggies into the mesh bag, twist to secure and then give to baby! You can also use cool fruit (like a frozen banana) to sooth teething pain. The easy grip handle fits little hands perfectly making it easy for them to use and includes a hygienic cover and two bonus mesh bags. Dishwasher safe and like all B.Box products are quality assured and BPA, Phthalates and PVC free . $7.95
Mesh Feeders Another brilliant product from B.box!
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Little Lamb is looking for staff members! Do you love babies and children? Do you love our store and our products? Do you have a passion for great customer service? Would you LOVE to work at Darwin's leading baby and children's boutique? Little Lamb is looking for a new staff member/s to join our team in May! Offering regular rostered 2-5 days a week (negotiable depending on the applicants) with above award wages. We are looking for a happy, warm and helpful sales assistant who can deliver exceptional personal customer service. Must be dedicated and highly reliable, computer savvy and able to assist in marketing duties and website management (ok to learn). Retail experience is preferred but not necessary. Unfortunately this position does not allow for little ones to come to work with you. If you think you would be the perfect addition to our team please email or drop your resume in store to Stevie.email@example.com, Shop 3 / 4 Rowling Street Casuarina, 89272757
Schoenhut's Fancy Baby Grand Pianos
Schoenhut's Fancy Baby Grand Pianos are back!
After selling out from the supplier before their shipment even arrived in Australia last time (leaving many upset customers who missed out!), they are finally back in stock! These pianos are beautifully designed yet extremely durable and sturdy. Complete with stool and they are a great way to introduce a child to basic keyboard skills and musical concepts. Lovely chime-like tones are created by small hammers striking metal rods, the sound that makes Schoenhut toy pianos unique. The two and one-half octave span of full-width keys provides a good foundation for the transition to a larger model. They include the Schoenhut's Learning System, a play-bycolour assortment of songs, making playing simple and fun. A removable, colour-coordinated strip fits behind the keys to guide small fingers from chord to chord. The corresponding Songbook contains a collection of familiar tunes. This Learning System has been specially designed to build a child's confidence and develop basic playing skills.
Normal Price $220.00 SPECIAL RE INTRODUCTORY OFFER (ENDS 31/3) $190.00! 50% deposit required for layby (8 week terms)
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What little girl doesn’t LOVE a tutu? From casual to dressy, warm or cool, skirts to dresses and even little ballerina print romper, we have your little princess covered! Priced from only $29.95!
Left: $54.95, Above $29.95, Right $44.95
Have you seen our “going to the ballet” inspired window display?
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Introducing.... This gorgeous brand is owned by an Australian mum of 2 who says she “wanted to celebrate everything wonderful I felt after the birth of our children and from all the love & passion the new and exciting label ALEX&ANT was born.” With its own identity & spirit ALEX&ANT is a celebration of style, love, quality & passion. I started buying a few ALEX&ANT items for my daughter last year which we both just loved. After seeing their new summer collection on my last buying trip I just HAD to have it for the store! The designs and prints are just so sweet and every item is made from the softest lightweight cotton. Simply divine.
A wrap up of our buying trip! Bebe girls collections will include sweet daisy chain prints, vibrant florals, denims and mixes of soft grey and pinks while the boys range features safari, farm and fishing prints using great colours and adorable graphics. Fox & Finch showcase bold colours with an adorable Mexican inspired collection. We will also be expanding our range of dressy boys from Bebe and Fox &Finch in sizes 000 to 7. The range will include linen shorts and pants, long and short sleeved shirts, blazers, vests, ties and bow ties! As always Love Henry delivers a gorgeous vintage range in sizes 000-4 using new exclusively printed signature fabrics and adorable appliqués that are just too cute. Plum will bring us traditional styles for the girls and smart preppy items for the boys as well as a lovely range of girls and boys summer Pjs in sizes 00-7 years and a larger than ever range of gorgeous and affordable swimwear. Bright tutu dresses from Hootkid, boys and girls casual clothing in sizes 3-7 from Milky and classic Purebaby will also fill our store from mid year!
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Our Best Selling products of 2013! Aden + Anais Muslin wraps These beautiful wraps are adored by many A-list celebrities (even Prince George was wrapped in one of these s w ad d l e s o n his f ir s t p ub l i c appearance!) and 100s of Darwin mums alike! Available in a pack of 4 cotton ($51.95) or pack of 3 bamboo ($54.95) they are beautifully soft and perfectly breathable. Their large 120 x 120 cm size makes them truly multipurpose– use them to swaddle (even a big baby!), as a sun shade, during breast feeding, to put baby on, as a light blanket, burp cloth and more!
Aden+Anais Sleeping bags The Aden+ Anais sleeping bags are made from the same beautiful lightweight muslin fabrics as their wraps, meaning the ultimate in breathability and softness. Each bag zips from the bottom, making nappy changes easy, and has a strip of muslin over the zipper providing extra comfort. They have extra length at the bottom to allow for growing bodies (you should get at least 6 months out of each size) and a deep V-neck for total safety. $39.95 (single layer cotton muslin), $49.95 (bamboo) and $54.95 (4 Layer cotton muslin)
Peapod Bamboo Flushable Nappy Liners Our peapod bamboo flushable nappy liners ($9.95 for a roll of 100) make changing cloth nappies a breeze! They are soft against baby’s bottom, wetness goes through and holds the solids so you can just take to the toilet and flush! They can be used with any brand of cloth nappy and are also popular to be used as wipes! TO USE OUR FLUSHABLE LINERS AS WIPES... Simply mix 2 cups of hot water, 1 tbs coconut oil and 1 tbs of baby wash and submerge the liners to soak up the liquid. An empty wipes container fits the roll perfectly! This means you know exactly what’s in the wipes and the coconut oil is fantastic for preventing nappy rash, leaving the skin beautifully soft. As they are flushable, they are easy to dispose of as well.
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Wooden Push Along Animals/Characters Our top selling toy, 100’s of these animals roll out the door! They have the formula just right- The perfect height to hold while walking, bright coloured animals/ characters and moving parts (such as beads) as the wheels roll over the floor (and not too loud and annoying for parents!) Children just LOVE them! And better still, they don’t seem to grow out of loving them! Even preschoolers love running around with them! A testament to simple toys often being the best and most engaging! Assorted animals and characters available, $14.95 each.
“Cup of tea for you?”
Vintage Tin Teasets We just love these super sweet vintage tin tea sets by Tiger Tribe! The perfect gift for any young hostess, these 15 piece vintage tea sets will ensure the loveliest tea parties be had for all, and with no broken plates! Each gorgeous set includes:1 x serving tray, 1 x tea pot, 4 x plates, 4 x saucers and 4 x tea cups in a floral suitcase for $34.95
Add a friend to join the tea party with these loveable coordinating Tiger Tribe dolls! In store now! Small $14.95, Large $39.95
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AllAll Dressed UpUp Dressed
Looking for dressy clothing for Easter or other special occasions? We even have a little dressing room! New winter ranges are also in store now!
These cute Glow Bear night lights give off a soothing glow to help your little one fall asleep at night. Easy push on off function. Takes 3 x AAA batteries, 17cm x 17cm, 3 colours available $29.95
Our New Favourite Toy!
Pretty as a picture!
These super cute wooden 'laptop' blackboards are in store now! Ironically these were delivered on the blackout day which made me giggle!
Super smart and spunky!
No charging required! Great to take out to restaurants and for travellingsmall, lightweight and never runs out of paper or batteries! $22.95
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Thank you! Last year Joel Boase-Senge the 9 (now 10) year old son of dear friends was diagnosed with a life threatening brain tumour. You may have read about him in the NT news, or have seen his story on facebook, its a story that touched so many of us as we look at our children and think it would never happen to one of our own. Once diagnosed Joel was rushed to the Adelaide hospital where he underwent brain surgery followed by intensive radiation therapy and other therapy. After a 6 month stay in Adelaide we are so happy to have Joel and his family back home in Darwin as he continues to recover. The Boase-Senge family are so grateful for the generosity of so many people, the generosity which enabled their whole family to stay together with Joel in Adelaide at such a traumatic and stressful time. Together we have raised nearly $1300 for this amazing family! On behalf of the Boase-Senge family as well as myself, thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. XOXO I have now decided to dedicate our donation tin at Little Lamb to a different local cause every 3 months. Our gift wrapping is free but if you do wish to donate in exchange for this service to the current charity or cause, even if its 20 cents, every little bit counts and is much appreciated. We will have a donation tin in store dedicated to the family of Vivienne Mcnamara until July.
Vivienne's Story â€œEver since Viv was born and we brought her home weighing less than 2kgs she has faced many health challenges including skull reconstructive surgery 7 months ago to correct her skull closing too early in utero (metopic craniosynostosis). Despite Viv's skull surgery being a success, she has continued to battle many health problems, and has particularly struggled to gain weight and muscle, meaning that she is incapable of independent movement at 18 months (in 5 days time). Until recently we had almost gone out of our minds trying to figure out the cause of all of her seemingly unrelated problems via running batteries of test after invasive test and countless interstate trips. However, finally a geneticist told us that quite simply everything that is presenting in her is due to a non-inherited chromosomal interstitial micro deletion (2q12.313). Finally we do not need to keep searching for a diagnosis, as the micro deletion itself is Vivienne's diagnosis. She is one of only four children in the world documented as having this condition. There is no cure, however, we have some options available to us in terms of therapy. We have to travel multiple times overseas (UCLA centre and Poland specialist camp) as the therapy Vivienne needs (neural pattern and plasticity therapy) is not yet offered her in Australia. I have quit my job as a student doctor at RDH to be Vivienne's full-time carer, and without help, we will likely go broke in a short space of time as we don't have health care insurance overseas and we have a long road ahead of us. But we don't care! Both my husband, Konrad, and myself would rather go completely broke and live in a cardboard box rather than not offer Viv the best chance at being able to live her life to the fullest. We have received advice that this therapy, if undertaken between the 0-3yrs age bracket (so now for Viv), could make a work of difference to the future she experiences i.e. ability to walk with assistance etc. So there really is no question other than to do what we can and just have faith that the rest will be provided. A close friend of mine suggest we create a fundly account just to see what happened as she truly cared about us and knew that people would reach out to us when we are trying to so desperately do everything for our daughter from the bottom of our hearts. And she was right! The support has been so incredible so far that I have to choke back tears of appreciation. Much love, Kelly, Konrad & Vivienne xxx â€œ