Saturday, December 5, 2009

Summer Fun!

We took some time out a couple of weeks ago, and headed to the stunning Kuaotunu Beach and the family beach house for some much needed R & R!

With the number of custom orders we had at the time - we needed to take the sewing machines with us, and worked while the four girls slept. Not completely relaxing - but still a lovely escape.

We also made a start on some of our new Summer range, and managed to get some really fun photo's as the girls splashed in the waves and played in the sand.

When we got back from the beach, we decided that we will be changing the way we make stock for Made it Baby. From now on we will be making size ranges before market a new range - hopefully meaning that the size you want will be there and we will not have the need for as many custom order requests.

In the next few weeks we hope to get some of the new items ready and on the site - so be sure to keep your eyes out!

For a peek at what we've been up to - join our facebook fan page - there is a summer album from our trip away, which showcases some of the new designs.

The countdown to Christmas is on!!!!

December is here, and Christmas is only three weeks away! We have made a few Christmas themed items to help spread the festive spirit!
From advent stockings to dresses, t-shirts to decorations - you'll be sure to find something you love!
Made it baby Gift Vouchers are also a great gift idea for Christmas.
We have finally worked through our massive custom order list - and will be busy creating our stunning new Summer Range over the next few weeks. Be sure to keep a look out!
For daily updates - join our facebook fan page too!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Crazy Christmas Sale!!!!!

We have been going crazy over the last couple of weeks trying to get our 58+ custom ordered items made and sent!

With new designs itching to get out - we have decided to offer a MASSIVE 30% off all our in stock clothing on little kiwis nest until December 5th, in order to make way for the fresh new designs!

We are aiming to make limited runs from this point forward, which means that hopefully when you see the new designs that you just have to have - the size will already be there waiting for you.

So grab your Christmas bargain today!

Just enter: INSANE09 at checkout to receive the discount - or contact us through the site - happy shopping!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Christmas gift for your ballerina

Hi all,

Wanted to share with you our gorgeous answer to keeping your hairclips in one place!

Perfect for the little girl (both young & old!) who loves ballerinas or princesses. It is both functional and stylish and will add a touch of magic to any room! Make a feature of their treasures by displaying them as you would a piece of art.

Made using layers of cotton, fleece and card for the bodice and tulle for the skirt. Finished beautifully with an assortment of gorgeous ribbons.

Measures: 60cm from top of bodice to hem line

This item is custom orderable in your choice of fabrics so you can match the colour scheme of your wall.

We will be making a few of these in the coming weeks so be sure to get your order in before we close Christmas custom orders!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Just a really quick post to let you know where you can catch us 'in person' around Auckland!

15th November is the Devonport Christmas Special! This is THE place to get gifts this year! Fellow LKNer (ie Little Kiwis Nest-er) Leila Loves Handmade will also be there ... or check out her gorgeous products here

22nd November is the Royal Oak Market - 14 Erson Ave, Royal Oak - this one is gearing up to be an amazing event! Yours, naturally will be in the stall next to us as well!

1st December - Coatesville Markets

Sorry we've been quite of late. The christmas orders are rushing in - on top of our first wholesale order to a baby boutique! Will post details once we're on top of all the mayhem ;)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Behind the Scenes - OhBaby photo shoot!

The week has arrived for the spring edition of OhBaby magazine (NZ ) to hit the newstands ... which means we can finally share our behind the scene view of our photo shoot!
Firstly we should back up a touch to give you the background. Amy & I were two months into selling our handcrafted kidswear when we received an email from the stylist of OhBaby asking if we'd allow them to include our spring range in their next issue. OF COURSE WE WOULD!!! I think we both nearly fell off our perches in excitment!

We didn't let on that we didn't actually HAVE a spring range apart from two garments in pretty pink rose fabrics. So a rushed trip to the local fabric store saw us buy armloads of co-ordinating rose-print fabrics. Next came a meeting where were drew up our ideas, delegated designs & parted ways with a stash of materials each.

The next few weeks are a somewhat blur of activity. Late nights in our respective sewing holes (Amy has a nook in her loungeroom & I have taken over our hallway) & days spent juggling kids & sewing. MAYHEM. Just to drum home the mayhem statement ... Check these photos out!

The first if of my daughter & her friend hiding in the spare room with my pin cushion. They thought it was the best game to cover the floor in these tiny, shiny things! Believe me, it took weeks to find all the pins after this little adventure!

The second photo is what was my loungeroom! Fabric strewn over every inch of
floor space - & the rest! (Anyone wanna volunteer to clean up after me?!?)

With sample pieces hot of the sewing machine we braved the cold winds & took our girls out to the park for a photo session. The day was COLD! The bigger girls seemed not to notice too much & had a great time flying their ribbon sticks & watching their skirts & dresses twirl. The little kids weren't as sure!

So that's where I'll leave this blog! Next post we'll share behind the scenes photos of the actual magazine shoot. There are some CLASSIC shots so be sure to come back to read more!
In the meantime, here's where you can buy our range of clothes, accessories, room decor & more...

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Markets...come rain or shine!

Well, thanks to another shocking day in Auckland the concept of 'markets come rain or shine' was truly put to the test!

Braving the downpours - Suzan tackled the swamp style Coatsville markets.

The initial desire to retreat to a warm and dry location with a nice cup of coffee was put aside, and the stall was set up (gazebo with plastic walls in all).

To our great suprise, this ended up being our most successful market day to date - which we are very grateful for, as it makes it all worth while.

We extend our thanks to all the customers who came out to see us despite the weather.

Now to get those custom orders made.....

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

'made it baby' model search!

We are currently running a competition through our facebook fan page to find the next pair of beautiful babies to be models for our onsies and other baby items.

If you have a gorgeous little one aged 4-7mths and are Auckland based (or able to be in Auckland early October) then post a photo on our facebook page, and be in to win!

The competition runs till the end of September and the winners will be contacted on the 1st of October. We will give the parents a copy of all the photos taken on a shoot, as well as a 10% discount code for our products.

Visit our facebook page and become a fan to enter:

Good luck!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Fathers Day markets

Another beautiful sunday up at the Coatsville Markets!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Wind Swept Spring...

Why is it when ever you make plans to do something this case our own spring photo shoot...Auckland weather always manages to come out and play - and not in a good way!
We had cleared the day, and with previously glorious sunny days, thought our girls would be bathed in dappled sunlight as they danced through the daffodils at the park...alas this idyllic setting was far from what we actually experienced! The sun was absent, the wind was swirling and we gave up just as the rain started! So much for spring!
Our girls had to have their winter jackets on the sidelines to put on between shoots, but at least they had fun running through the flowers - and we did manage to grab a few classic shots!
We now have our very own little Marilyn Munroe - the wind had some fun with that skirt.
The spring will be launched this week (we have released a few items as teasers)- so be sure to keep a look out!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Baby Photo Session & Competition Details!

Amy & I spent a couple of ours with Franda of Yours Naturally (available @ photographing her beautiful boy Matthys & little friend Ava. What a delightful day!

Neither of us claim to be photographers but how could we NOT get cute photos with two gorgeous baby models?!? We LOVE little chubby hands & feet, double chins & tiny fat rolls (expect the ones on us!). So nice to see our cute spring outfits on Ava, little shark hoodie on Matthys & a range of onesies on both bubbas. Clothes always look cuter on babies!

Made It Baby are running a competition on Facebook - . We are asking for your funniest captions on our recent photographs. Open our Baby Photo Shoot photo album for full details. Be in it to win one of our new beanies!!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Count-down to spring

Bring on Spring - we say!

It's oh-so-close that I can almost taste it! The daffodils that my girls planted months ago have finally started blooming, the days are getting slightly longer & the bitter winter chill is hopefully a thing of the past (ok, so that one is probably pushing it!).

made it baby is busy creating a new range for the new season. We hope to share some photos soon of the range of handmade dresses, tops, skirts, headbands, jewellery & room decor. As a teaser ... we're introducing masses of roses in gorgeous hues of greens & pinks. Full of sweetness & style for our gorgeous little girls!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Spring Collection to be featured in a NZ magazine!

We are SO excited to have been approached by the stylist of Oh Baby magazine asking if she could use our spring range in their next issue! Not in our wildest dreams did we expect an approach this early on in our business life - we've only really been selling our handmade range for just over a month now!
This is the type of coverage that money just can't buy! We're still in a little bit of shock, and a whole lot of flurry with trying to come up with a comprehensive spring range. Suzan spent the day trawling the material shops with her two little helpers (2 & 4yr old daughters), whilst Amy stayed home with a sick little girl, dreaming up new items.
Overall, we are very confident that our spring collection will be just devine - full of florals & girly delights. Watch this space!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Perfect NZ Baby Gift Set

Our original little kiwi onesie has proved very popular and has been sent as far afield as England & Australia! To build on our love of kiwi's we are introducing a cute little gift set featuring an understated, stylish kiwi.

Gift set comprises:-

  • large, brushed cotton baby wrap. Trimmed in blue with a kiwi bird poking out of one corner

  • hand-dyed, 100% cotton all-in-one featuring a kiwi which wraps around the side of the top. Cute button-eye detail.

  • pair of hand dyed, 100% cotton mittens to keep the chill out & to stop unwanted scratches

If you love this set but would like it for a baby girl, please contact us. We have hand-dyed some onesies in a gorgeous dusky pink, and a set in lolly-pink. We could even do a unisex version to cater for the unknown!

Make sure you tell us where your little kiwi ends up in the world!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Stunning hair clip display dress!

Price: $25

Keep track of hair clips and other momentoes with this eye catching display board dress!

This is as functional as it is funky - adding a touch of magic to any little girls room! Make a feature of their treasures by displaying them as you would a piece of art.

Made using layers of cotton, fleece and card for the bodice and tulle for the skirt - then finished beautifully with an assortment of gorgeous ribbons.

Measures: 60cm - from top of bodice to hem line

Made it Baby hair clips shown in these images are available separately.

Made it Baby products can also be custom made,
for more information on this process please contact us.

All designs are subject to copyright © 2009 Made it Baby. All rights reserved.

Friday, July 17, 2009

About Made it Baby...

Made it Baby evolved when two mums decided looking after four little kids between them wasn't challenging enough and thus set about creating a clothing range for them and others.

With a love of cute fabrics and modern designs, Made it Baby hopes to offer, an affordable alternative to mainstream offerings.

Since developing the original clothing, the product range has grown to include anything from a cute T-shirt right through to children's room decoration.

If you are looking to find something special and unique for your child, chances are you'll find what you're looking for with Made it Baby!

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