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Showing Off: Maika Creations

Showing Off: Maika Creations

This week I am showcasing the talents of fellow BrisStyler (BrisStyle Inc) Caroline Taran creator at Maika. Maika provides fun children’s clothing and accessories handmade from new and recycled fabrics.

Caroline combines contemporary fabrics with high quality re-purposed fabrics and trims (eg. tableclothes, sheets, doilies)  to create One of a Kind (OOAK) pieces or items in limited quantity.  LOVE Caroline’s style? Caroline invites custom work, let her create something special just for you… or your little friend?

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I have to say I was particularly impressed, as a mother of a boy, by the lovely ‘boy’ items offered  – boys are regularly overlooked when it comes to the handmade, but certainly not here!

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I really enjoyed reading through Caroline’s fantastic blog and look forward to hearing more of her sewing and renovating adventures with a young family.  The photography is just as beautiful as her creations – just look at her Facebook banner – pin cushions just don’t look that good in ‘real life’ (well certainly not mine anyhoo).


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WIN your choice of This Lil Piggy Shoes made-to-order just for YOU!!

This month ran away so quickly I didn’t have a chance to run my regular monthly ‘naming rights‘ competition. April has been such a great month for This Lil Piggy at work and at play – I have been super busy with orders and my darling first born became a make-up artist and created her own facebook page to showcase her work: Matison Ellen Make-Up Artist.

SOOOoooo by way of celebrating Matison’s achievements, to test drive the Rafflecopter, AND to say a big thank you for everyone’s ongoing support I thought it timely we did a give-away the good old fashioned way – a raffle. The winner will be drawn randomly using Rafflecopter and will have their pick of This Lil Piggy shoes made-to-order.

This prize includes FREE shipping costs Worldwide so you’ve got nothing to loose – get on and ride this pony!

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Competition Time – Win Your Choice of This Lil Piggy Shoes!

Name these Mary Janes and WIN your choice of This Lil Piggy Australian Handmade Soft Soles Shoes for Babies, Wobblers and Toddlers - includes free shipping WORLDWIDE!

Name these Mary Janes and WIN your choice of This Lil Piggy Australian Handmade Soft Soles Shoes for Babies, Wobblers and Toddlers – includes free shipping WORLDWIDE!

VOTING NOW OPEN! Although the submission time for naming suggestions has closed you still have a chance to WIN a little surprise from This Lil Piggy. Head over to the This Lil Piggy Facebook Page and vote for your favourite name from our three finalists. Voting closes 5pm, Sunday, 17 March 2013 (St Paddy’s Day) EST (Brisbane, Qld, Australia). A voter will be drawn at random for a surprise gift (using…. in no particular order they are:

  • Goodie Gumdrops,
  • Candy Rain, and
  • Crocodile Tears.

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This Lil Piggy Mascot?!

This Lil Piggy Mascot?!

This week my mother and daughter surprised me with a project they had previously mentioned only in passing as ‘The Onesie’. “We are sewing ‘The Onsie‘, choosing buttons for ‘The Onesie’ and finishing ‘The Onsie’. Well today was ‘The Onsies’ big reveal and it made me almost twosies with excitement on the spot!

Matison was raiding my mother’s extensive vintage pattern collection when she made a prize find… a pig costume  pattern (?!). Drawn to just how damn cute it was, and not restricted by a pig costume being seemingly impractical to a 16yo girl’s wardrobe, Matison worked in ca hoots with Nanny to develop – “The Piggy Onesie”. Congratulations Matison and Nanny on a very creative combination which will certainly see Matison super snug all Winter…. and give us a little laugh.

One of One, “The Piggy Onesie” – just brilliant!

PiggyOnesie PiggyOnesie

Competition Time – Naming Rights – Win Your Choice of This Lil Piggy Shoes!

Competition Time - Naming Rights

ALERT ALERT Competition Time – I’m stumped for a lovely quirky name for this new little pair of shoes so I’m handing naming rights over to YOU! As a thank you, the facebook liker with the coolest quirky name (as chosen by my super hip 16yo daughter) can chose a pair of This Lil Piggy shoes Australian handmade to their liking in any size/style (valued at $23.95 + postage). Entries are now open to likers (and lovers) of This Lil Piggy – handmade shoes worldwide! Entries close Friday 15 February 2013 8pm EST (local Brisbane time). Post your suggestion below or if you’re the shy type FB message me and I will post on your behalf.

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