Friday, May 22, 2009

Release the decorator within!

It brings me such joy to receive a photograph from a customer showing one of my lampshades in its new setting. I am constantly inspired by the creative flair of my wonderful customers, and really enjoy seeing their different decorating styles.

These gorgeous pictures were sent to me recently. I love the pink/green combination - so fresh and pretty for a little girl's room. The lined baskets are a wonderful idea for storage, and the pink cuddly critter looks beautiful beside our "Candy Stripe" shade. Job well done Gillian, I love your 'inner decorator'!

Thanks for the photos, my lampshades are my labour of love, and it is great to see where they end up after my hard work is done.

Release your decorator within, but please, share your triumphs with me!!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Zooni - gorgeous baby hats

These adorable "Mop Top Hats" are high on my list of favourite things! They are somewhat wild and woolly from the front view, with an adorable animal from the back view! Never has your child looked so good while running away from you! With names like "Chunkee Monkee" shown top left, and "Panda Monium" or "Puppy Love" shown top right, plus "Leo the Lion", and many more - you are sure to find the right hat for your little wild thing.

Based in San Francisco, Zooni is a children's accessories business which specialises in unique, handmade hats, mittens, and 3D socks. Each design in their Mop Top Hats, M'uppet Mittens, and ConFEETI 3D socks lines is one-of-a-kind and guaranteed to turn heads. Each product is handmade or hand-detailed from high quality materials for maximum style and function.

If your little darling doesn't fancy a wild animal on her head, then there are some gorgeous "Flower Power" hats which will keep her head warm, and be oh so stylish for winter.

Visit for their full catalogue - you are sure to fall in love with these products!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Mathilda's Markets - see you there!

Mathilda's Market is a fabulous niche market that offers unique, stylish and affordable baby and kids goods that are lovingly handmade or from limited production line.  The retailers are hand picked to ensure an exciting product range, and most of them do not have a shop front, so you know you'll find something special, not available anywhere else.  

Mathilda's Market is coming up in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth in June and July. With up to 70 gorgeous stalls, yummy food, free kids entertainment, this is a fantastic day out for young and old.  For a sneek peek, have a look at the gallery on Mathilda's Market website ( and enjoy browsing through past Markets.

Little Light House will be exhibiting at the Brisbane Mathilda's Market on July 19th between 9am - 1pm at Brisbane City Hall.  Come and meet us there, and see first hand our wonderful fabrics and beautiful choice of lampshades for kids.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Little Light House back online

Hello everyone,

We were/are having some technical difficulties, resulting in the website being offline - the problem is being fixed, and we will soon be back to normal!

Thanks for your patience....


Friday, May 8, 2009

Wallace Cotton - Dreamy Bed Tent

Wallace Cotton have a passion for all things cotton. They provide a wonderful, stylish collection of bed linen and homewares, all in the finest cottons. Wallace Cotton believe fine, natural cotton is mother nature's best material, which keeps us warm in winter, and cool/dry in summer and feels fantastic against even the most sensitive skins.

They are a small, family run business who only sell directly to their customers, no wholesalers, agents or retailers.  This enables them to offer top quality products at reasonable prices.

I am a devoted customer of their's, having bought lovely bedlinen and accessories for my kids' rooms.  When I saw this wonderful bed canopy, my eyes really lit up! I have a young 'princess' in the family who would feel very special indeed lying in bed under one of these impressive 'tents'!  Available in either Pink or White, made with lovely soft cotton, they are generously proportioned for that luxurious feel.

Wallace Cotton, remember the name, and check out their gorgeous range at

Monday, May 4, 2009

Hubas - Handcrafted 'cuddlies' for kids!

The internet is a wonderful place, it opens our eyes to so many products and services which we otherwise might never know existed.  Hubas is one of those online stores which I came across, and am forever happy I found!

Hubas creates a gorgeous and colourful range of children's accessories, just screaming out to be hugged and played with by our little ones.  There are four styles of Creature Cushions, "Oskar the Fish", "Berta the Bird", "Franz the Cockerel", and "Thea the Mouse".  The Creature Cushions are all generously proportioned, the perfect soft armful for a kiddy cuddle!  So cute and stylish, using a lovely mix of colour and pattern - choose the one which best suits your child.

Then there are the squeezable Pet Pouches, wonderful snuggly bedtime companions which can be filled with favourite things.  "A peer belly to be proud of" is their catchphrase!  Such is the cuteness of "Doris the Elephant" and "Walter the Dog" - they will become treasured childhood possessions.

Hubas is based in the UK, and will ship worldwide.  Each sale contributes to the children's charity Childline.  

Go to  for a better look at these delightful critters!

Friday, May 1, 2009

1st of May - Just love it!

Happy May Day!  Break out the Maypoles for the kids, and have some fun!! Does anyone do this anymore?  It is a centuries old tradition in celebration of the start of May, when the harsh winter was ending and crops were beginning to grow (in the northern hemisphere of course)!

I love May, I love our cooler weather (in Australia), the autumn leaves falling, spoiling our mothers on Mother's Day, my birthday is in May ........ 

There are some funny old superstitions about the month of May!  Here is a good one :

Apparently, first thing in the morning on May 1st, young girls used to rush out in the garden to wash their faces in the May dew. Why? There is an old tale that says the May dew has magic properties and that anyone who has washed their face in it will have a beautiful complexion all through the year.  This dew was supposed to be able to remove freckles and also spots and pimples!  (The first 'miracle cream', I wish I was up early this morning!!)

Anyway, have a wonderful May!  And to all those mothers, a wonderful Mother's Day on the 10th.