*Merino forest jumper with rust and cream leggings*
Friday, 18 November 2011
Saturday, 25 June 2011
Thursday, 17 March 2011
Monday, 14 March 2011
Friday, 11 February 2011
Summer has been wonderful down here, but I'm super excited for winter to roll on in this year, as Free Range Baby has lots of gorgeous new coats in the works. Think toggled duffel coat cuteness and lots of vintage buttons, funky plaids, bold wools and snugly vintage brushed cotton colours.
Here is a little teaser of things to come...
Saturday, 11 December 2010
Friday, 3 December 2010
Wednesday, 1 September 2010
You know it was a hard winter when one lovely day has you all gahh gahh in love with the city you live in...
Design Sponge has also been appreciating our great wee city recently, and has put together a truly fantastic collection of places to shop, eat, drink and be in Wellington. I couldn't agree more with their recommendations. Included in the mix is the best little shop around, Swonderful, the finest place to drink coffee, Peoples Coffee, and the best new spot Monterey, finally a great little bar for my beloved old suburb Newtown...
This is a slightly over used musing about the fine city in which I live. It is true of course. This place is glorious, and today on the first day of spring dear old Wellington put on a great display. True bliss. I got to send the day in the backyard working on a huge crane order, listening to tui's battle it out in the kowhai tree and watching my glorious little two year old neighbour frolic about in nothing but her sun hat. It could almost make you forget the umbrella annihilating winds and horizontal rains of late!
My little friend, Amelie (the aforementioned two year old). is mighty keen on getting hold of my rather large and fragile camera, so I wasn't able to snap away in the garden today, but these pictures set the mood!
Sunday, 29 August 2010
Giveaway inspired by RAK, check it out this is such a lovely concept.
Wednesday, 18 August 2010
Friday, 13 August 2010
Monday, 9 August 2010
A few little snippets from our Friday morning adventures in Ngaio's backyard. We had a great time playing with free range softies and vintage knitted friends on a glorious rain free Wellington winters day. Huge thanks to Ruth (and Al), your daughters a little gem!
Stay tuned for more free range adventures featuring Ngaio.
Ngaio is wearing: Free Range Baby's Little Western merino top in blue with vintage plaid and Olive & Cranes merino in mandarin.
Sunday, 8 August 2010
There is something super disheartening about finding a vintage bargain, or an awesome pair of boots online, going through to check out and finding it costs five times the price of the item to get it here. I've abandoned many an online shopping cart for just this reason.
So no postal charge day light robbery here. NOPE. From now on all our goodies bought through FELT are free of shipping charges. And our Etsy shop is at cost, which means pretty cheap... a dress from NZ - Norway $6. Thanks NZ post for keeping it real!
Thursday, 5 August 2010
But we're back! Enjoying Wellington winter rains, winds and southerlies... finding it a good excuse to wear merino everyday.
Our love of all things orange was truly satisfied when we found a perfect little cottage with a pumpkin colour scheme. Made all the more lovely because it comes complete with super lovely neighbours, including the utterly adorable toddling Amelie, who looks like the perfect Free Range Baby roaming around in the back yard.
Saturday, 8 May 2010
Lots of tee's and bubble suits. Dresses are coming next week.
Thursday, 29 April 2010
Japan was amazing, Japanese fabric was incredible, two weeks of Spring before heading into Autumn and Winter was beautiful and magical...
Now back to work! I have 5kg of Japanese fabric and my mind is bursting with new ideas for a very limited edition 'Kawaii' collection. Kawaii is Japanese for cute, and you hear it a lot in Japan, since it really is a country brimming with cuteness!
Stay tuned, I'll be posting little snippets of what I'm working on leading up to the release in late May.
KAWAII COLLECTION: AVAILABLE ON ETSY & FELT SHOPS FROM MAY 30th
Tuesday, 6 April 2010
Our online shops will reopen on the 22nd of April with some super deals and lots of brand new cute little numbers. We will have a new range of dresses, jeans, leggings, lovely snuggly winter coats and our fantastic new screen printed tees. Merino gears will be arriving on the scene early May, along with a touch of Japanese fabric!
Friday, 29 January 2010
We are going to have some organic cream and grey marl.
Plus regular cotton in red, blush, blue, lemon, tan and cream. And to mix things up even more there will be mix of tee's printed in either Black, Green or Red.
Till then check out my little friend Eli sporting one of the very first tee's.
Wednesday, 27 January 2010
We have lots of new toys in the toy box and an adorable little model called Eli, sporting the brand new free range baby tee's, not to mention lots of new dresses and overalls.
Thursday, 5 November 2009
Market season in Wellington has cranked into full speed in the last month, with back to back weekend fairs. Such fun, but I'm afraid it has been keeping me off line as I've been so busy sewing.
There are new hats, cranes hatching all over the show and the sweetest range of new girls dresses. I'm working on t-shirts with the help of my fabulously talented partner Rich, which I'll be showing off to the world really soon... watch this space.
Wednesday, 9 September 2009
If you haven't heard already there is a great new online source of fabulous goodies for little ones called Trifle Shoppe where Free Range Baby has its own little store. Here you can find a range of products, lots of them made locally in New Zealand and Australia. The site is the brain child of the fabulous Louise who also runs Skout trade fair that brings together designers and photographers across a range of areas.
Fun Browsing and Shopping!
Sunday, 30 August 2009
Over the weekend the amazingly talented Wellington based photographer Peta Mazey snapped these shots of this little stunner sporting some of the new spring Free Range Baby treads. Thanks Peta!
Thursday, 23 July 2009
Very excited to find that in the early hours this morning, while I was sleeping, I made it to the front page of Etsy. YAY.
Ok, back to craft2.0 prep... don't forget to stop by the new dowse in Lower Hutt if your in the Wellington region this weekend.
Sunday, 5 July 2009
Free Range baby has an extensive range of brand new pet pocket pinafores in sizes 3months up to 3years. They are a mixture of fun and playful fabrics in all tones from autumnal beauties to sweet & summery. Here is a preview, these little numbers will be up in the shops over the next few days.
Friday, 26 June 2009
Thursday, 18 June 2009
Summer rolls around again really quickly when you are working in both hemispheres at the same time! So while we are busy cutting out lovely vintage woollen coats, we are also putting the finishing touches on the latest and best ever set of super sweet vintage bubble suits.
Tuesday, 9 June 2009
Thanks so much to Pippi, Justine, Daniel and Rich, you guys are awesome.
1000 pictures to sort and edit, but here is a preview.
Friday, 22 May 2009
Thursday, 7 May 2009
Wednesday, 29 April 2009
Our coats will be up for sale on Felt & Etsy from the 1st of May.
Tuesday, 28 April 2009
We are making two styles, the long and the short, with either collars or hoods. And as usual we will have oodles and oodles of fabric options to choose from.
These are the shorties... long coats on their way really soon
... These little gems and many more will be finding their way into the online shops over the next week.
Wednesday, 1 April 2009
Down at the free range baby studio we are working on earthy autumnal shades and dreaming up snuggly woolen winter coats. And trying, even as the weather gets chillier, to think about spring springing and summer on its way in the Northern world!