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Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Little Ribbit




Colourful handmade designs for babies and children! Super exited to introduce you to Celeste from Little Ribbit

Bunny Softies


About...
My husband and I and our three boys share our house/section with two dogs, a cat, five chickens and a rooster called Bruce!
I have sewn, knitted, crocheted, embroidered since I was about 6 and I was taught by my mum, nan and grandma.
I have a degree in Fashion Design from RMIT and I love fabric! My first job out of uni was in a fabric store before heading overseas.
After I arrived in NZ I worked for a clothing company pattern making, sample making, designing and managing the production for 9 years.
I spend my so called free time do me sewing, quilts, soft toys and other things for the kids and gifts , reading, running, catching up with friends and hanging out with the kids.



Change Mats


Starting...
I first started making bibs for a friends childcare centre about 10 years ago. I was also working fulltime and had a small child so it was just a few bits and pieces here and there and then approx 9 years ago I started going to the Tamahere Market once a month with my appliqued bibs, hooded towels and fleece blankets and I was also supplying some products to childcare centres. Little Ribbit came into being about 7 1/2 years ago and has been going on and off due to kids and other commitments ever since.

Some of my products came into being just to use up my scraps as in the bunnies which proved to be a great hit so I then designed more softies. My burpers were another scrap project while the bandana bibs and the buntings are just an excuse to use gorgeous fabrics!



Bandana Bibs


Most popular...
My most popular products are the hooded towels, small appliqued bibs, bunnies and the bandana bibs. I have made all the patterns my self with some alterations over time.



Hair Accessories


Daily...
My daily routine is a mix of kids, admin for my husband, house work, run and then lastly Little Ribbit



Bunting



Motivation...
I think my greatest motivation is my fabric addiction along with lovely customers. It gives me a great sense of achievement seeing the finished products take shape out of the mess of fabric and trims and then selling them to happy customers is very rewarding and what keeps me going.



Bibs


From here...
I am hoping Little Ribbit will keep going and get better with new products as time allows for quite a while yet as I have a sketchbook and a head full of ideas that just need a bit of focus to bring into reality.



Burpers


Staying in touch...
You can find Little Ribbit at the Tamahere Market each month and on Facebook.



Cat Softies


Giveaway...
Celeste has so kindly given me this adorable set to giveaway to a very lucky person!

WIN a sample pack of some of my best sellers!
~ Burper is 100% cotton flannelette on the front with thick cotton towelling on the back
~ Small bib is 100% cotton velour towelling with water resistant backing and snap closure
~ Bandana bib is 100% cotton print with thick towelling backing
~ Bunny is 100% cotton print with polyfil and rattle insert.
*All are easy care practical and lovely to use.


 Pop over to my Facebook page where you will find out how to enter ~ Thank you Celeste! x


1 comment:

  1. These things of little ones look great and very wonderful! The colors of these bibs are attractive. If someone will give these cute stuff as a baby shower gift, for sure the receiver will love them all so much.

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