Saturday, 11 December 2010


Free Range Baby is up bright and early this morning for the first ever Craft Country. So I'm heading over the hill to lovely Greytown in the Wairarapa... Hoping to leave this very unsummery Wellington day behind!

It should be a great day out and the perfect pre Xmas shopping spot. So come see!

Friday, 3 December 2010

Fruit Bowl Craft Jam - Hastings 4th & 5th

Free Range Baby will be in Hastings tomorrow AND Sunday for the first ever Fruit Bowl Craft Jam.
It should be an awesome day out in the Bay, so if you are local do come and visit!

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

More love for Welly-town

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...

Welcome Spring, thanks for coming!

"You can't beat Wellington on a good day...."

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


If you're not already, now is the time to become our friend on Facebook! We are running our first every giveaway. All you have to do is become our friend on FACEBOOK, make your presense known with a word or two and we'll pop you in the draw to win this cute little free range friend...

Giveaway inspired by RAK, check it out this is such a lovely concept.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Handmade kids interview

I had a little chat with Jemma from Handmade kids recently, about the life and times of free range baby. It's such a sweet blog with an inspiring array of goodies for little people...

Friday, 13 August 2010

A very Good day

The latest issue of the super cool NZ mag GOOD has a kiddies fashion feature, and look who's in it! We are super excited! And how lovely does Peta Mazey's photo look?

Monday, 9 August 2010

Meet Ngaio...

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

Felt like free shipping...

Shopping online is the perfect thing, it makes heaps of sense not paying for parking in town, not braving the yucky winter weather, and being able to get things from the over side of the world... just like that. And honestly is there anything better than finding packages in the mail box? BUT one of my pet hates is postage extortion or outright refusal - if you are going to the post shop why can't you send it to New Zealand? Planes come here, really its ok!?

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

Absence Note...

Free Range Baby would like to apologies for slack blogging and a general absence from the interweb. Excuses for slackness include moving cities, house moving, no internet connection, death of computer and loss of photoshop.

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


To celebrate the Northern Hemisphere spring (that I briefly got to enjoy) we are having a little sale at our online shop that serves most of our northern customers... Of course everyone is welcome, and even though we are heading into the cold months here this is still a good change to head over to ETSY and grab some spring and summer gears for a bargain price.

Lots of tee's and bubble suits. Dresses are coming next week.

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Free Range Baby is home...

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.


Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Free Range Baby in the land of cute

Free Range Baby is currently in Japan, so we are unable to take orders.

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

Tee Time!

Yes they are really here, I picked up my tee shirts from the screen printer today! Actually to be more accurate, I picked up the front pieces of my tee's, I still have to cut the rest and get them sewn up! But still very exciting, they will be available really soon.

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.

Stay tuned...

Till then check out my little friend Eli sporting one of the very first tee's.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Blogging guilt mosaic..

Here is a little preview of the creations that we have been turning out recently at free range studios. It is the height of crazy market season here, with the new waterfront markets in full swing and 2 Martinborough fairs just around the corner.

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.