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 .

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

A month between blog posts

It has been a month between blog posts and so much happens in one month it really is hard to believe how much can be squeezed in to one month . I can officially say there has been not a moment spare .

- We released our new Summer range to all our customers we have had a great response and thank you for all your on going support .

- We launched our new products at  Kids In style in Melbourne we have had a great response and most of our stockists now have our new range in store now .

- We have taken over the lease on a new building in Ryrie st Geelong Australia . The main aim was to get out of the home and regain some space and some separation between work and home . We have some exciting plans for the space so stay tuned for more news . Amongst other things we are in renovation mode with the building at present .

- We have a new staff member  working with us on a casual basis  which is super exciting . Will do an introduction very soon .

- Our products are now being sold in South Korea and have had an amazing response . We have also been seen in the press in Korea - which is super exciting .

- Our products are being used in part of an exhibition in Seoul have included some snaps of the exhibition all photos have been taken by our friends at Jamie Blanc  .

- We have also started sampling and working on Winter 14 next year .

That is a wrap for August . It has been super busy and some how we have survived it . How has your August been ?

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Our new release is here !

I have been quite absent from the blog lately and there are many reasons . We have a lot going on behind the scenes and some of which we can now finally able to share with you . This is our new range we hope that you are inspired as much as we have been creating it . We hope you love the new characters , Floor Matt's , Bean Bags , Mobiles and not to mention our new hand made crochet storage baskets .

Thanks again to Tara Pearce  for the beautiful Photography , Sami Johnson for her styling magic and 24 Thrones for there amazing props . Also huge thanks to all our models and there mums for there help on the day of the photo shoot . 

This range is now available for pre-orders through our website and all orders will be sent out the week beginning the 5th of August . Limited stock is available across all product categories.  

Monday, July 1, 2013

Beautiful design boards

Happy Monday !

grey cross bean bag $110.00
Round multi grey floor matt 

round turquoise and pink floor matt 

Delaney Deer 

Hope that you have had a fabulous weekend .

I thought I would start the week off with these beautiful design boards sent to me and created by Belinda from Petite Vintage Interiors . The colours and the eclectic mix make these rooms very inspiring . I hope it inspires you week to create or change around your kids beautiful rooms .

Sunday, June 30, 2013

My Child

Thanks to My Child magazine  for the latest feature of our Knitted beanie . Our beanie's are made from 100 % cotton which makes them practical , hard wearing and most importantly easy to wash . This season we have done one size only  which due to hand knitted nature can stretch, fitting a large range of head sizes. Due to the overwhelming response we will be adding to this size range next winter . We have a few Beanies left so be sure to purchase your Beanie for these cold winter days here .

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Great Places to visit in Thailand .

It has been a very busy couple of weeks and we are back to late nights and early mornings hence the lack of blogging but as promised I will finish the great places to visit in Thailand. This post is the final Instalment of our visit to Chiangmai . Hopefully it gives you an insight into how much of our ranges are inspired by travel , the animals we see and the experiences we have . Our life travels very much intertwine with the love and passion we design with  for our La De dah kids products .  

Saturday night market 

Maesa elephant camp 

Maesa elephant camp 

Love the texture of the skin and the cute as tails 

Seb checking out the elephant's artwork 

Enjoying the elephant ride 

The view from an elephant's back 

Long neck Karen Village

Long neck Karen Village
Tiger Sanctuary in Kanchanaburi
Tiger Sanctuary in Kanchanaburi
Mae Sa Waterfall 

- We hired a private taxi with air conditioning . This made it easier to get around with the kids and it also gave us the flexibility if the kids where tired that we could miss some of the activities we had planned for the day . It worked really well and it is incredibly cheap . 

- We visited the Saturday and Sunday night markets both of which where very large and had great local Thai craft available for buying . The fresh fruit shakes where also a great treat for all the family . 

- Maesa Elephant camp was a great introduction to being up close with the elephants . The kids where a little overwhelmed by the size but after riding around on an elephant they where in love . I really loved doing this with the kids there questions about an elephant where endless . 

- Long neck Karen Village - this was a village  which was home to the Long Neck karen . You got to see the  women producing some of there Local Thai crafts in which you could buy. The colours of the yarns they where using where really out of this world . 

-  Tiger Sanctuary in Kanchanaburi province, This was recommended by so many people . We stopped and had lunch here where you can also watch the Tigers up very close. We opted not to enter the enclosure with our over tired children . Most visitors enter the enclosures and you can pat a tiger . A once in a life time experience . 

- Our final stop on the day trip was Mae Sa waterfall - surprisingly the kids really loved this . It is a little stroll down to the waterfall and the boys where straight in the water . It certainly gave a welcome cool down to a very hot day . 

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