Tuesday, December 29, 2009
If your in the area, why not make sure you pick up some of your favourite Little Choopie accessories for that special someone next time your at the Mernda Local Post Office.
Janette from the Mernda Post Office has chosen a gorgeous array of Little Choopie accessories for your choosing and I just love how she has matched them so perfectly with the other special treasures for sale.
Friday, December 25, 2009
The lovely Tracy from Ruby and Quinn, our divine Bahamian stockist sent me some photos just recently of our Little Choopie accessories in store on her opening day.
I am thrilled to have Little Choopie stocked in the Bahamas and are definitely putting it on my list to go and visit Tracy at Ruby and Quinn. Should you be taking a holiday to the Bahamas make sure you go and visit Tracy. Ruby and Quin is located on Harbour Island at The Landing Boutique Hotel.
By the looks of the photos, Tracy has done an amazing job with Ruby and Quinn and we wish her all the luck in the world with her gorgeous new store.
Well back to day dreaming for me but if anyone heading of to the Bahamas has a little spare room in their suitcase...
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
15% storewide discount still applicable to worldwide customers. Make sure you use SANTA as your code at the checkout to get you discount.
This offer won't be repeated again anytime soon so get in now whilst you still have a chance to get great stocking stuffers!
Little Choopie xx
Sunday, December 13, 2009
To my gorgeous friends over at Sticky Tiki!! A few weeks before I headed to Sydney for Magnolia Square I asked the lovely Kim from Sticky Tiki if there was any way at all possible that she could do a Little Choopie bird wall decal for me. Well she did and I think it looked just amazing sitting on my wall at Magnolia Square.
I am only sorry that we didn't get any close up's of this gorgeous little fellow. I will definitely have to take a few of this gorgeous guy in his new home, my studio.. hmm better make sure I clean it first then..
If you have a love of gorgeous wall decals make sure you go and check out Sticky Tiki. They have got everything covered from the most gorgeous children's wall decals to divine grown up wall decals. My favourite are the Whimsical Giraffes (as seen above). And Tia and the Forest Keepers oh and the dotty spotty elephants. Hmm well I have a few (they are so gorgeous you see!)
Saturday, December 12, 2009
We have a great new stockist, Kawaii Kids. Kawaii Kids is a fun and cute new online store selling the greatest Japanese inspired children's wears and accessories.
I am in love with the gorgeous web design and thrilled to say that Little Choopie accessories fit in perfectly amongst their stock.
Make sure you check out Kawaii kids if you after something a bit fun, a lot cute and just a tad quirky. Oh and you can most definitely pick up some Japanese Kawaii inspired Little Choopie accessories whilst your there too!
Friday, December 11, 2009
12 days of free gifting have past and happiness did we see,
we have hidden our last secret Santa here, its yours for absolutely FREE.
PS. We couldn't help but share our gorgeous Christmas design again with you all. Made with loads of love by Sarah at Style Me Gorgeous.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
A few short months back here at Little Choopie we made some lovely comments to our favorite web developers Webnovation as a part of a new beginnings promotion they were running. Low and behold our name was pulled from the magic hat and we were lucky enough to win a homepage makeover. Of course I had to ask my favorite designer Sarah from Style Me Gorgeous to whip me up a gorgeous Christmas design. And this she has. You can go a take a further look here.
Thanks so much to Webnovation and Style me Gorgeous for giving our Little Choopie Bird a gorgeous Christmas makeover.
and hidden a Secret Santa gift from Little Choopie B,
Can you go and find it now?
it is somewhere here you know,
just you look and see.
Ps. making up 11 different rhymes has been difficult for an unnatural poet but Little Choopie has had loads of fun of course and thought you should know it. (Oh dear!!) xx
Don't forget to get your 15% discount in store when you use 'SANTA' at the checkout and also for all orders over $50.00 AUD you will receive a free Little Choopie gift.
Our Little Choopie Secret Santa gifts are absolutely FREE and you will not pay a cent postage.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
I hidden a Secret Santa gift that will be yours for absolutely FREE just make sure you save it for under the tree. You can search for the Little Choopie secret santa gift here.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
I'm running out of rhymes, I've hidden one over there take a look go and see.
If this the first time you have found Little Choopie's Made with love blog, welcome. For twelve days of Christmas Little Choopie has been hiding a secret Santa gift in amongst all the products on his website here. If you are the first to find Little Choopie's secret Santa gift, purchase it (we promise it won't cost you a cent or a dime) and we will post it to you for FREE. That's how Little Choopie is sharing the love this Christmas.
Also until the 31/12/09 Little Choopie is having a 15% storewide sale. Just enter 'SANTA' in at the checkout.
Happy 9th day of Christmas to you all. xx
Monday, December 7, 2009
Wow, its been a few weeks now since we arrived home from our trip to Magnolia Square in Sydney.
To say the event was a success would be a slight understatement, it was a HUGE success!! The atmosphere and Magnolia Square community were just amazing. Every detail had been covered by the amazing organisers of the Magnolia Square event and it really was just a fabulous dream come true to be apart of it all. I can't wait to do it all again next year.
We were situated between two amazing stallholders, Koolaman and Raspberry Ripple. Being the avid fan of shopping I am, (and boy was I in shoppers paradise) I picked up a few goodies from my fellow stallholders.
From Koolman Designs I picked up two gorgeous silver personalized pendant necklaces which you can view here and here. I had the smaller one personalised with my little boy Lucca's name and the Larger pendant personalised with my husbands and I names and our wedding dates.
From Raspberry Ripple I got some gorgeous personalised porcelain accessories with our family members names on them. They look just gorgeous hanging from the tree.
Next I purchased a gorgeous bag from Sisken, the leather on this is so deliciously soft. I am in love! And I am certainly wondering how I ever did without the B.Box I purchased at Magnolia Square. I would suggest that anyone who has a baby or toddler go and get one of these amazing little cases.
So much more did I buy but I might have to share it for another time as I did a lot of Christmas shopping and it wouldn't be a surprise if I told you would it!
I would also like to thank my gorgeous friend Andrea for flying to Sydney with me to help out at Magnolia Square. I couldn't have done it without you and it meant so much to have you there. Thanks lovely xx
For now a few images of our stand at Magnolia Square.
Lets see how many more Secret Santa's we can hide, they can look and see? With only four days to go, we're nearing to an end make sure you go find Little Choopie's Secret Santa before we have the chance to send (for absolutely FREE.)
Don't forget you can get 15% off all orders when you enter 'SANTA' in at the checkout. All orders over $50.00 AUD will receive a free Little Choopie gift. Promised to make you smile.
If I had a little girl I think she would just about live in these gorgeous skirts. I think she would have a different one for everyday of the week. I am not to sure my Little Choopie would appreciate me trying to put him in a pettiskirt, although I am sure he would love to snuggle up to its gorgeous soft and floaty layers.
If you have a little princess in your life then I definitely think that a little shopping trip over to Princess Ratbag is a must. Pick up some matching Little Choopie Accessories whilst your there too!!
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Wow we're already half way there, there is a Secret Santa gift to be found just you watch and see.
Have you found Little Choopie's Secret Santa gift yet? Its small and can be found amongst any of our products. There is no catch, all you have to do is have a good search for the gift, purchase it through the checkout for absolutely zilch and we will post it for you for FREE!! Easy.
Remember once you have found a Secret Santa it will be coming to you very soon. Please don't purchase another one. But by all means have fun and tell all your friends so they can have a Little Choopie Secret Santa gift too.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Today Little Choopie is in an extremely festive mood and has hidden two Secret Santa's. If you are lucky enough to find Little Choopie's Secret Santa please only take one. Only one Secret Santa will be given out to each person.
If you have already been lucky enough to find one of Little Choopie's Secret Santa gifts please let others find these as your little gift will arrive in your mail box very shortly.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Look over there it's Little Choopie's Secret Santa gift where the new items ought to be.
Be the first to find Little Choopie's 4th Secret Santa gift and purchase this for absolutely FREE. Don't worry Little Choopie has postage covered too, our Secret Santa gifts come to you with no hidden charges. It's just how Little Choopie is spreading the love this season.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Lets hide another Secret Santa gift everyone come and see.
Head on over to the website for your chance to find Little Choopie's 2ND Secret Santa gift.
If your new to Little Choopie - made with love you can read all about Little Choopie's 12 days of Christmas here.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Lets reward our loyal customers and fans with a Secret Santa gift from you and me.
Each day for 12 days Little Choopie is playing Secret Santa. He will hide a Secret Santa gift on a different page on the website each day. If you are the first customer to find Little Choopie's secret Santa gift make sure you are signed in as a customer and then you go through and purchase this for absolutely nothing. That's right its FREE. You needn't worry about the postage because Little Choopie has his special reindeer friends covering that as well.
Only one Secret Santa gift will be hidden each day and we ask that if you are lucky enough to find Little Choopie's gift you only do so the once. That way we can share the Christmas spirit and Little Choopie love around.
On a special note we would also like to offer our readers a 15% discount at checkout. Valid from today 2/12/09 til 31/12/09 all orders will receive 15% discount if you enter in 'SANTA' in the discount code at checkout. Its just our little way of saying thanks.
A Merry Little Choopie Christmas to you all and Happy Secret Santa Hunting.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
The accessories made, the t-shirts sewn and the props carefully packed away into huge boxes. The precious cargo now making the long drive down the Hume Highway to Sydney for the most fabulous Magnolia Square Market and we are beyond excited to be apart of of it all.
Should you live in Sydney or its surrounds or you will be visiting from 19-21st of November this is a must see event. Think fabulous Christmas shopping galore with over 90 hand picked retailers on display. Everything from accessories, men's,ladies and children's wear and home wears is on offer. We promise you will find something for everyone.
Little Choopie will have many new and exciting offerings on display and we promise that our accessories, already gift packaged will make the most wonderful stocking fillers.
So come and say hello if you are around and enjoy what this most amazing market has to offer.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
I am so excited that Little Choopie got such a lovely write up from Style Collective and even more excited to just be featured in this amazing style community. If you haven't already been over to Style Collective you really do need to check it out. Not just for budding fashionistas' and their mummies, this amazing fashion community also houses urban design, urban living and bridal style. Something for everyone and an absolutely sensational read.
Thanks again to the great team over at Style Collective for featuring Little Choopie, we really are thrilled beyond words to have such wonderful people writing great things about us.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
I wonder if there is anything that the gorgeous Andrea from Soda Pop Kids isn't good at!
This week Andrea set about launching her second business baby, MintiMoo shoes. Having just received our first pair of MintiMoo boots in the post yesterday (talk about super speedy service!) I can tell you that we are 100% hooked on what Andrea has done with these amazing little shoes.
On the MintiMoo website the shoes are described as buttery soft and I would have to agree. I have never felt children's shoes so soft before. They really are just divine. To believe it, you really do have the feel the quality of these shoes. I am so impressed.
Andrea writes this in her about us section of the MintiMoo website:
"I want MintiMoo shoes to not only stand up to everyday wear and tear, but to also look fresh, funky, colourful and fun! I want you to want to put them on your children, knowing that they not only look good, but that they are also good for your childs feet. MintiMoo: fresh, colourful, funky, fun shoes for kids!" We definitely think you have hit the nail on the head Andrea, and believe these words ring so true of Mintimoo.
Well done on your new business launch Andrea and know that we will back back soon to buy our second pair of MintiMoo shoes. (just as soon as we can decide which gorgeous pair we want!!)
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Style collective has recently relaunched its new website with some seriously gorgeous style. If you are new to the Style Collective concept it is an amazing online magazine and fashion community rolled into one to promote the latest fashion trends and unearth some of Australia's newest and most talented independent designers.
Made up of four style communities; urban style, bridal style, junior style and urban living and a shopping directory, this fabulous online resource covers it all. Whether you are planning a wedding, updating your wardrobe or looking for a designer outfit for you or your little one, then look no further than Style Collective.
Each month Style Collective brings you the inside scoop on fashion and design, fabulous product reviews, hot online sales and monthly competitions.
Fabulous prizes to be won this month include a $1000.00 shopping spree voucher, an absolutely gorgeous Nancybird designer handbag (I so have my eye on this little beauty) and a fabulous pettiskirt from Pirouette Couture! If all of that takes your fancy and I seriously don't know how it couldn't then jump on over and check out the new look style collective. I promise you will love it!
Sunday, September 13, 2009
For those of you who just new to Little Choopie and reading about this for the first time, we asked Little Choopie and Ministylista fans to come up with a new design for our t-shirts and bodysuits and a new design for Christmas.
There were some brilliant ideas coming through the Little Choopie mailbox. Some of our fans have some really fabulous imaginations but in the end it was a really tough call between two terrific ladies, Anna Codey (from cradlejam) and Kym Teale.
Both ladies came up with some really amazing design concepts that really took into consideration the current designs of Little Choopie and the new look design of the website. Anna came up with some amazing ideas involving a Hot air balloon (I really can't wait to get this design started) and Kym who absolutely adores Christmas (as do I) came up with some fabulous Little Choopie Christmas designs including our Little Choopie bird decorating his Little Choopie home.
Given, I think these ladies really took into consideration the Little Choopie design and feel I am awarding them both the main prize!! Well done girls!! I can't wait to expand on the brilliant designs you both have offered.
Thank you again for being apart of our first Ministylista and Little Choopie give-away. Do stayed tuned and check back often because we will have many other opportunities for great give aways.
I will be in contact with both Kym and Anna for their choice of bodysuit and there details.
To stayed connected to the best in children's fashion and have a chat whilst your there check out www.ministylista.com.au
Monday, September 7, 2009
First cab of the rank, is the gorgeously stunning Andrea from Soda Pop Kids. Here are her answers to our quiz:
1. I love a story behind how business came up with their names, how did you come up with yours?
Well, I think a store name needs to be something fun and catchy, a name that will stand out from the crowd ... and to cut a long story short (yes, it's a very long story!), we were discussing what I could call the site and throwing names around. I said that I wanted something fun, something poppy, something fizzy ... hence Soda Pop Kids!
2. Running a business can be a stressful time, what do you love doing to unwind?
I love to read! I don't get much of a chance, but when I start a novel I just zone out. I also love taking photos, and hope to get back into that again soon.
3. What are your three favourite products in your store at the moment?
Ohh, tough question! I love the Little Lark tees. Christy has produced an amazing range this Summer, lots of organic and lots of colour. I am also in love with the gorgeous Princess Ratbag Pettiskirts, and the DINGaLING range is pretty amazing!
4. I love buying childrens book for my Little Choopie can you tell us your favourite childrens book?
We love 'Mr Pepper's Perfect Pet Shop' at the moment... who wouldn't love a baby zebracorn as a pet! Too cute!
5. If you could pack up and go on a holiday tommorow, where would you go and who would you take?
I would take my partner Dan, and go to a resort: relax on a beach, nice food, warm weather ... too tempting!
6. What are your children's fashion must haves for this summer?
For Connor, the Tommy Rocket shorts and tees are perfect, and I have just ordered Imogen some Oobi pieces from Terri at Little Styles: just gorgeous!
7. Lying on a hot beach with great book or snuggled under the covers reading a great book?
Probably snuggled under the covers with a great book
8. If you were to spend your last $20.00 at Little Choopie, what would you buy?
Those gorgeous little Ribbit Ribbit ponytail holders and the flower head wraps! Bright, colourful and fun!
To go and see what goodies Andrea has in store at Soda Pop Kids click here.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Last night was the first ever ministylista live chat event. The creator of this wonderful and inspiring haunt for children's and baby style asked Little Choopie to be the featured designer for the night. Incredibly honoured and chuffed we were glad to jump at the chance and lend a hand at the running of the night.
Jen (ministylista's creator) did an amazing job bringing so many wonderful people together to celebrate this first chat. Although overwhelming for some at the speed in which the chat was going (us ladies do love to chat you see) I think a great night was had by all.
Little Choopie had a marvelous treasure hunt going on during the one hour chat event and from all the emails I received in my inbox I was sure I was going to crash my system but it all stayed afloat and the treasure hunt was a huge success with a few lovelies being sent some gorgeous new snap clip sets.
Our final competition for the evening is still open and open to anyone who wants to join up at www.ministylista.com.au All you have to do is email me at firstname.lastname@example.org what you would like to see as a new design for one of our t-shirts? and what you would like to see for a christmas design. The winner will be selected after reading the entrants next Saturday evening. That gives you a week to get you entries in!!
The winner will be able to choose from the existing designs one onesie or t-shirt (in available sizes on our site).
We don't want you to miss out so please email us, message us here or send ministylista a message to be in the running to win this great prize.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Want to help us get our name out in to the big wide world?
We would love for you to tell as many people as you can about us. Get them to join the blog and/or our facebook fan page at wwww.facebook.com/littlechoopie ask them to say hello and tell us who referred them.
To make it worth both your while we are giving away all 3 sets of snap clips featured on our website to the lucky winner and their friend. Winner we be chosen randomly and announced on facebook and on the blog.
Thanks for spreading the word about a little bird xx
That's right Little Choopie has preened his wings and has opened the doors to his brand new home. You can visit his new home at www.littlechoopie.com.au
I am so estactic with out new look and can't thank Sarah @ style me gorgeous enough for the brilliant design.
The awesome photos were styled and shot by the ever so talented Tea and Jam Photography
and all this was implemented by the wonderful webnovation team. These guys are truly the hardest working people in the business and such a pleasure to deal with.
Please do stop by the new website and leave your comments here. I would love to hear from you and stay tuned for the massive launch giveaway to be announced very soon.
stay well and would love to hear from you soon.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Launching in just a few short hours, is my wonderful friends', Raegan's, gorgeous little online boutique, A Little Bit of Cheek. Raegan and I have been comparing notes on websites and launches for several weeks now and I am just so excited for her to be launching her site in the morning.
Having had a sneaky look around the site I can tell you its worth lining up to be one of the first customers in store. Sporting plenty of fabulous brands (Blink designs, Jettroc, Baobab, Dittany, Itch and Tommy Rocket just to name a few)this will be one of those fabulous stores to look out for!
For their first opening week, A little Bit of Cheek, will be offering free shipping Australia wide. You can't go wrong really.
Be sure to check out this cheeky little online store. I bet you will love what you see.
From Little Choopie to A little Bit of Cheek we wish all the best of luck in your launch tomorrow. x
Friday, July 17, 2009
Kim Grantham - who chose Brilliant Butterfly
Congratulations Kim on winning our first give away. I will be in touch soon to get all your details.
Thanks everyone for playing along and being apart of Little Choopie's first blog give away! It was lovely reading all your comments and amazing how you all have totally different choices on what were your favourites.
I had so much fun reading all your comments this time round that I might have to have another competition soon!
Stay tuned for more details.
PS. sorry for the awful photos - I would probably be in the running for the worlds worst photographer with those x
Friday, July 10, 2009
There are plenty of lovely new designs in store @ www.littlechoopie.com all you have to do is have a little look see and tell us which one is your favourite. And in return one lucky entrant will win a Little Choopie Gift set containing:
- x2 standard bobbies
- x2 standard ponytail holders
- x1 large ponytail holder
- x1 necklace
ALL in Your favourite fabric!!*
The lucky entrant will be drawn by Little Choopie himself on Saturday the 18th of July! That's one week from now. So head on over to www.littlechoopie.com, choose your favourite design and leave a comment here. For a second chance at winning this super prize, twitter us and let us know about it here. The winner will be contacted via email so be sure to leave your email address so we can contact you.
Good luck and may the Little Choopie Bird be with you xxx
*prize excludes Lolly dolly designs.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Imagine my absolute surprise and sense of pride when we were asked a few weeks back to be apart of Trifle. I am still glowing with this sense of pride (even a few weeks later) that we will be offering our products along side some of the most talented designers from various sectors of the kids products industry.
Trifle, is an online shopping experience for the consumer like no other anywhere in the world. Customers can shop from a choice of over 50 hand picked designers – all in the one place. Better still customers can buy from different designers, from different parts of the world, in different currencies with one click.
To discover the great new concept of shopping and read all about the great designers joining Trifle please visit the Trifle notebook @ http://triflenotebook.blogspot.com/.
Little Choopie can't wait to get out there and introduce ourselves and our product to the rest of the world!
Monday, June 29, 2009
Oh how excited was my Little Choopie and I this week when we opened up our new package from Mini Gaga. We won a little prize a week back on the Mini Gaga blog that was sponsored by the lovely ladies at Little Bubble and tree and Alannah Rose. Thank you ladies for promoting and sponsoring such a wonderful and generous prize.
Having wanted to throw a huge circus party for my Little Choopie for his first birthday but then being talked out of it by some well meaning people, I put the idea on the back burner for at least a little while. But now with our new amazing Pango Pants from Little Bubble and Tree and our equally fabulous Circus Invitations from Alannah Rose we are ready to throw a wonderful circus party for our little Lucca. I can't wait!!
If you would like to throw an amazing party, do check the invitations over at Alannah Rose, they are simply divine and would be the talking point of any party. And if you would like to go shopping for some simply fantastic and adorable children's clothing, look no further than Little Bubble and tree. I have my eye on the go fishing nacklace for little boys! CUTE!! Also if you want to hear about the latest and most exciting products on the market for the wee little ones in your life do head over to Mini gaga for some great reads and equally fabulous competitions!!
We can't wait to get started on Lucca's circus party!! (only have another 4 months to perfect the details!!)
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Don't you just love how little ones are so imaginative. Whether it be the lid of the blocks box, Daddy's slippers or mumma's dressing gown, my Little Choopie just loves to put it on.
A few days back when I was making some of our gorgeous head wraps for a very special customer, My Little Choopie snuck of to try one of mummies creations on... I hope you get a bit of a giggle out of it. I know we did!
Monday, June 22, 2009
I am in love with these pretty little ladies.. If I was a few years younger and had some ballet shoes I would definitely be seen in these every day...
Monday, June 15, 2009
So I bet your wondering who is this Little Choopie person and how did they come to writing this little blog.
Little Choopie is the affectionate name that I have called my baby boy, Lucca since day dot. I don't know why I did, I had never even heard of Little Choopie before but it just sounded right. Thankfully little Lucca hasn't been too confused with all these names' and will happily answer to both. (F.I: I have since googled "Little Choopie" and besides finding my own website, I have since discovered that Little Choopie is some kind of superhero - so the name is kinda fitting really!)
So your now probably wondering how a little fellah like Little Choopie goes on to having a lovely little shoppe with predominantly girlie things (think lots of pretty girls accessories and whimsical tee's)named after him. Well his mumma (yes that's me!) has always been a bit of a girlie girl. OK so maybe just more than a bit, (think pink bridal showers, matching accessories for every outfit, high teas, and anything that is pretty really.) But with all this testosterone in the house, Little Choopie's mumma felt the need to even things up a bit by creating deliciously girlie accessories and whimsical tees for the baby and toddler in your life. Loving creating girlie accessories and tees, Little Choopie's mummy felt that something was missing. Some of the fun for her Little Choopie!! So some funky and gorgeous boy baby and toddler tees and bodysuits were thrown into the mix.
So that how this little blog about a little Shoppe called Little Choopie - Made with love came about. (lots of "Little's" isn't there!! but I guess one has to start somewhere ;)
So far we (little Choopie and I) have enjoyed this journey immensely. Stay tuned for more of our journey as we tell you more about the daily in's and outs of Little Choopie- Made with love