Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Pocket pet overalls

So, here they are at long last! Photos of some of the latest Free Range Baby classic pet pocket overalls. These little numbers are currently available in a range of funky fun fabrics, including cord, drill, plaid and with lots of vintage novelty cottons.

Check them out in our online store or if you are lucky enough to live near one of the fabulous shops that stock FRB.


Wanda Harland

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Everyone loves world sweet world

I just wanted to make a quick shout out to the folks at WorldSweetWorld. If you haven't heard of these guys you are really missing out. They have a fantastic blog and the most beautiful magazine around... that just happens to have a tiny snippet on free range baby this issue, as well as all the other regular inspiring treats. I'm super proud of my fellow Wellingtonians and Sustainably minded crafting kin.

Chase down a copy of World Sweet World issue 3 today, and get the back issues too, promise you wont be disappointed!

Spring time pinafores galore

Free range baby classic pinafores with pocket pets are now available in a new funky fresh spring time collection. Check out the new stock @ Swonderful (now located on Victoria Street in Wellington CBD), Wanda Harland in Petone and online @ Felt & Etsy.

Not to worry boys, matching pet overalls are on their way!

Saturday, 13 September 2008

Giraffe obsession

My obsession for giraffes continues. The latest item to feature a gorgeous vintage illustrated giraffe is this lovely pair of green vintage overalls. They now belong to little Eva, but this style of pleated overalls will be a regular feature in the free range baby line from now on.

Friday, 15 August 2008

Spring cranes - newly hatched

two members of the free range crane flock. many many more about to hatch

Monday, 4 August 2008

Latest wears from the free range baby waredrobe

Lined bonnet, vintage inspired suspender style overalls and striped elephant tee... just some of the brand new free range wears that found homes during the Knack market held over the weekend.

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Pinafores and Overalls

These pet pinny's and overalls are free range baby classics, great staples in any wee ones wardrobe. They are available in standard or New Zealand themed and both varieties available in a wide variety of fabrics.

Standard pet pinny's and overalls come with free range chicken pet and New Zealand themed outfits feature Kiwi, Tui and Pukeko pets.

Overalls are available in shorts or longs, both feature convenient inside leg snaps.

Available in Sizes

$48-56NZ each.

Thursday, 3 July 2008

New kimono inspired spring jackets

These little numbers are a remake on my original free range baby tops.
Featuring vintage cotton outer, applique, contrasting banding and super snuggly cotton lining. Fastens with professional resin snaps.

Each of these are ONE-OF-A-KIND

size: xs newborn - 5-8lbs

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Orange Zebra, and Mustard Bumble Bee

Here are the latest romper and hat sets. These baby basics feature reverse applique detail and animal styled hats.

Cotton/Lycra stretch
Resin snap crotch

Available in sizes

$48NZ each

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Welly Craft Markets - coming soon

I'm busy preparing lots of exciting new free range wears for Craft 2.0 , the fantastic indie craft show that takes over the New Dowse in Lower Hutt every once in a while. This is happening again on the 19th of July, so if you are in the Wellington area come check it out.

A little further down the track is my favourite local crafty event, Knack08. Not on the scale of craft2.0, but heaps of fun and you get a peak inside the wonderful community the operates around the Berhampore School. Next Knack 2nd of August @ Berahampore School, 105 Britomart Street (off Adelaide Road).

(update... picture of free range baby stall and me @ craft2.0)

Sunday, 15 June 2008

Space Rangers

Monday, 9 June 2008

Spring time coats

Bring on spring time! It's been pretty hard to contemplate warmer weather while in the depth of an especially bitter Welly winter, but I'm starting to mix in some spring weight coats with the quilted variety. Here's hoping we might be able to do away with a few layers some time in the not too distant future.

This is my favourite new coat. All the spring coats are fully reversible, and come in plain, hooded or collared varieties.

Available in sizes 6, 12, 18months

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

construction of a farm yard coat

I spent the day cutting out a big new batch of coats. This is my favourite. Another Palmy Op. shop treasure is being turned into a quilted coat. I adore this print, orange, brown, animals and retro, what better combination could there be? Perhaps the african themed fabric I have in the same style.

This was my second attempt at quilting fabric, although I have now realised that I need to quilt the fabric after I cut out the pieces and insure that the batting is smaller than the outer fabric. Otherwise I end up with seams so thick that the poor little person inside the coat would be stuck like a statue, unable to move. It's going to be a case lots of unpicking and re quilting, oh well, all will be nutted out come #3!

Gorgeous vintage buttons too!

Watch this space for the finished product

Custom Orders

little free ranger, Elvie, sporting her free range baby tee at home in Sweden.

vintage cotton print bloomers with sky blue ribbed bands

cotton stretch tee with rib banding and "wee chick" appliqué and free style embroidery

I love doing custom orders, and it's even more fun making things when it's for a friend... Like these little numbers that flew off to Aussie on the weekend.

Friday, 30 May 2008

Quilted Winter Coats

It's rather chilly down at free range studios at the moment. This has inspired me to start cranking out super snuggly quilted coats.

This little number uses gorgeous vintage fairy tale cotton that mum and I found on our recent Op. shopping trawl in Palmy North. I paired the fairy tales with dusky blue drill. It's also fully lined with blue and white gingham, making it "almost" totally reversible, just those pesky buttons would be a bit tricky.

Check out those straight quilting lines too! My first attempt to quilt my own fabric.

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Oh Summer..

Here is the last of the huge brimmed sun hats to keep all those nasty rays off wee ones. Yep, I'm feeling nostalgic about summer on a very chilly Wellington day in my studio.

Vintage girly bonnets

Beautiful vintage bonnets will be coming soon... when the weather warms up a little again. I can't wait to turn these designs into beautiful bonnets in vintage florals!

Cranes, Cranes, Cranes

The latest free range cranes have hatched. All of this batch are small or medium sized.

Available in sizes S - 10cm ($9) M - 20cm ($12) L - 35cm ($20) and JUMBO - 60cm (40). Sizes are based on wing span and are aprox. only.

Cranes available Sold individually or as a family. Price

Monday, 5 May 2008

angel tops

Gorgeous wee angel tops, as modeled by Cara below, are based on 1950's plunket patterns.
They are available in a selection of beautiful vintage florals.

please click images to see them larger

Monday, 21 April 2008

Cranes fly

I find it impossible to part with even the smallest scrap of gorgeous vintage fabrics, being as they are irreplaceable and I hate being wasteful of cotton, given the huge resources that are pouring into its production.

So here is one of the remedies to the problem of creating "scrap" pieces of fabric in the production of free range baby clothing.

These are origami cranes, folded with fabrics in the same way as they would be with paper. Fabrics are patched together in order to create cranes in a variety of sizes.

Saturday, 12 April 2008

free range farm yard

farm themed pinafore

This is my favourite of the latest batch of pinafores. The fabric in this wee number was screen printed in Norway in 1980, it took some serious commitment to cut into it, but I love how it turned out. If you want to check out more pinafores stop by the glorious Wanda Harland in Petone or Swonderful in Brooklyn (Wellington)... Pinafores retail for $58, are fully reversible and they come with the wee free range chick.

Custom orders always welcome, pinafores available in sizes 1, 2, 3 years

Friday, 4 April 2008

autumn t shirts

This is the first batch of free range baby t-shirts. Long sleeved mostly, as its started getting pretty chilly.

I love stripes

Stipes are the best! I've never seen a baby in stripes who doesn't look delightfully cute.

This striped number is from the range of little cat burglar outfits. These sets includes a romper with a hand embroided cat on left side of chest and a matching CAT HAT - a cute little beenie with ears.

Outfits available in a range of stripes including white and blue, cream and black, blue and green, yellow and blue, white, yellow, green and pink.

Two piece set $48. Available in sizes 3, 6 & 9months.

Saturday, 15 March 2008

Late night visitors

One of the best things about free range studios is our super lovely neighbours. musicians, artists, dancers, philosophers and all. some of my favourite people live upstairs and some of my favourite music is made in the basement below. At the moment the black seeds are in the basement working on their new album and it comes up through the floor boards for most of the day. Not a bad place to work
And sometimes if we are really lucky the 4 legged neighbours pop by. Most of the time it's a crazy permed looking devon rex, but the other day I met this little guy with his cute wee two toned face.

2008 rolling past

Somehow it's become March 2008 already.
free range baby is still learning to crawl. down at free range studios brand new equipment has arrived and a new order to the chaos has been created. the shelves are piled high, with bundles and bundles of gorgeous cotton in stripes and dots and florals and vintage prints. all meticulously organized after a solid week of tidying. the huge leaning tower of fabric is no more. now i can't wait to start churning out clothes again on all my brand new machines.... just as soon as those damn labels arrive