Friday, September 19, 2014

Why is Black Back ?

11)  Sebbie shark

 First of all, let’s just say we are back! Back in the land of Blog. We have lots of new creatures to introduce and amazing things to share.
Welcome old friends and new, La De Dah Kids is a buzz with creativity at the moment and what a place to be.

What’s with all the bells about black and white? Well, it’s only the very latest chic thing to do in your bubba’s bedroom. Setting up a nursery is a new mum’s right of passage. Selecting a cot, paint colour, prints, floor coverings and just the right soft toys to welcome your little one home is all part of the “nesting” of a mum-to-be.

However, what have we had to choose from? Good old lemon or mint? Please, its been done to death. How about something fresh and funky? Yes, please! Hello, we are not embracing Goth for Tots. It’s about pairing things back, lots of white and just a little black for definition. Then we add pops of colour and texture to make it soft and homey for the little one. Lots of layers and chunky knits, rugs, cushions, prints and maybe some timber to warm it up a little.

If you are not sure what you are having then getting the basics down before bubs arrival is the most important part. Adding the colour later is also heaps of fun. I know I went on a pink rampage when my daughter arrived.

What do we love at La De Dah? We love the black round floor mat. It’s been out of stock for a while but will be back next month. With tones of black cream and grey, it’s great for either girls or boys.
Storage, we love storage and there is never enough. Our crochet storage baskets are fantastic for all of baby’s very necessary “stuff.” Then as baby grows, they can be used as toys start to accumulate. Baskets come in black, cream and black and white stripe.

  Everyone loves an heirloom. Why not start a tradition in your own home? We have the most divine cream and black throws, all hand made and 100% cotton. Perfect for the rocking chair to cuddle under during late night visits to your nursery.

Accessories are what give personality to a room. We all love a nice garland, how about a La De Dah word banner to make a statement in your child’s bedroom? This season we have also introduced our super funky industrial crochet light for a little bit of wow.

Lastly but absolutely not least are our adorable softies. This week Sebbie Shark, Sammy Snail and Wolfie have come to play happy families in our gorgeous monochrome room.

Written by Amanda Hunter 

Monday, February 10, 2014

New season range

Happy New Year ! Better late then never . We have been very busy over what has been the christmas break working on next years Christmas range , and getting all the nuts and bolts together for our newly released Autumn / Winter range . The beautiful imagery was photographed by Tara Pearce and styled by Sami Johnson.
We are super excited to launch our new range which is now available through our webstore and some of our lovely stockists who have been fast off the mark and already have the range in store . 

Our new large softy range consist of the magical and the pre-historic inspired animals . We have included some great boys and girls options to compliment our range . 

We also took on all your feedback and we have some great Easter options available this year scary to think that we are already thinking about Easter I know . We have two new bunnies in the large softie range billie and bonnie , We have some mask and tail sets and some beautiful wall hangings which we are super excited to Launch . We think that these wall hangings can bring a sprinkle of magic to any child's room or nursery . 

Our biggest expansion is our headwear range .( So hard to think about beanies when we are sweltering through some very hot summer days ). We listened to the feedback and we now have increased our range and our size range . 

All our beanies are made from 100 % percent cotton no synthetic yarns .

All our La De Dah kids products continue to be ethically made in China . We now have nearly 200 women whom we support in flexible working condition enabling these women to work from home around their childcare needs . We are incredibly proud to work with such talented women . 

We hope you love the new range as much as we have creating it .

Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas

I can hardly believe the year that has been and we are now at Christmas 2013 . What a year 2013  has been . When we started out on our journey nearly 3 years ago we never thought we would have the overwhelming response we have had to our products. So many exciting things have happened in 2013 . Doors opened that we never expect and we began selling our Australian designed products overseas. It has been a heightened year of emotion experiencing both the good and bad of business and we would not have it any other way .

We would like to take the chance and wish all our customers the happiest Christmas and a healthy and Happy New Year .

We have been very absent from this blogging space as we have shipped out lots of our La de dah goodies to people all around world (I can hardly believe I am saying that )  and we hope come Christmas morning our La de dah goodies will bring pure joy , love and imagination to the children that will be receiving our much loved toys and homewares .

We would also like to take this opportunity to say Thank you and Merry Christmas to the wonderful team of Women who are based in China that help manufacture our La de dah goodies . These women are simply amazing, and talented and we could not be more proud of where we are making and how we are producing our goods . It has been a pleasure to visit and work alongside these women to produce our La de dah kids quality kids range in 2013.

To all the Freelance photograpghers , Stylists ,graphic artists and our lovely stockists that we have worked with throughout the year their amazing talents have helped us along the way and are very much part of the La de dah Kids brand success so Thankyou .

We are excited for 2014 and what the year will bring . Their certainly is never a dull moment in running a small business and we cannot wait to share the journey with all of you in 2014 .

For now we are having a small and  well earned break with our family to enjoy the sun and some much needed catch ups with friends and Family .

See you in 2014 x.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

New stockist in Seoul

One of our beautiful suppliers in Seoul recently sent us some photos of her new  beautiful shop . It is filled to the brim with all kinds of goodness . If you are visiting Seoul or are in the area be sure to pop in and say hello .

1F 64-4 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu,
Seoul,South Korea
J'aime blanc

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Missing in action

I always start the month with great intentions on blogging weekly and then a month goes by and still no blog post .  We have been busy renovating a small work / shop space which since August has taken nearly all of our energy . We are proud to show you around our new space that has it's own section of La de dah kids . We are Located at 131 Ryrie st Geelong . Our opening hours are varying at the moment with us finding our groove and also the balance of  work / life t . Our shop is under another brand called Shelter 7  which in time will also have it's own homewares line . If you are in the area please pop in and say hi or you can also check us out online .For anyone interested Holly from Decor 8 did a little blog post about our shop and it can be found here .

We are loving our new space . We have also been out to visit our manufacturers in China and put the final touches on our Winter collection which features a lot more winter accessories and will be released early February.

La de dah kids is now in our busy season with lots of Christmas goodies being purchased. For anyone wanting to purchase in person we will appear at the following locations : 

Geelong Piccadilly market
December 1st 10am - 4 pm 

The Royal exhibition Building . 
December 6- 10am - 9pm 
December 7 - 10 am - 5pm 
December 8  10am - 5pm 

We are super excited about both these events and we will have our full available range at both events for purchasing . 

How are your Christmas plans going ? 

Photography by the talented Tara Pearce Photography and styling by Sami Johnson 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Halloween dress ups

Halloween is certainly a growing trend in Australia . Every year  I forget to have the cupboard well stocked full of sweet goodies for the annual knock at the door . However as my children get older and more aware I am becoming a lot more prepared .

We have some great dress up mask and tail sets perfect for the younger ones wanting to participate in the annual event .

Our full range of masks and tail sets are available here  .

They make the best present and what is even better is that they are made from 100 % cotton and if they get dirty they can simply be washed in a delicate bag in the machine . A dress up and a practical one .

Monday, September 2, 2013

Spring clean with smart storage.

Spring is here and already I can feel the warmth in the air . I find spring a great time to get organised for what is the beginning of the silly season and the sprint to the end of the year .

I find that being organised makes this chaos a little easier. What better way to organise the Chaos than with some pretty looking storage baskets.

These storage baskets are new to our La De Dah kids range they are all constructed by hand and using the finest 100% cotton making these baskets washable . They have handles on the side for ease of moving around making these the perfect basket to disguise the kids toys .

I also think these would look great in a bathroom with towels stored rolled up inside , With an indoor plant inside. In a lounge room or even in an Laundry .

These versatile baskets won't last long we have limited stock and colours .

Height is 29cm and Base 34cm and they retail for $65.00 and are available here .

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