Sunday, May 30, 2010

Ready-to-wear shirts

In addition to our personalised shirts, ready-to-wear baby and girls shirts are also available and SO much fun to make! They are all original designs and inspired by favourite fabrics and images.


Saturday, May 29, 2010

Lily Pinnies

Combining features from our other products, we are having lots of fun working together on Lily Pinnies - a gift for children that is both gorgeous and practical.

All our applique designs are original and the aprons are made from some of our favourite designer fabrics.




Friday, May 28, 2010

The lily pad

As busy mums we’re always out and about and our babies always come with us, often leaving crumbs and spills on the way and sometimes having to sit in places we can imagine crawling with germs, like the supermarket shopping trolley. The lily pad solves this by being designed to fit any standard five point harness. Its ‘petals’ simply fold around the straps without you having to undo anything. Try it on your pram, stroller, bouncinette, cafĂ© high chair, supermarket trolley, playground swing.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Why buy handmade?

As life-long 'arty' gals here at On Top of a Lily Pad (starting young as sketchers, then painters, then photographers, art history students, sewers, and now 'crafters') we've always made our own presents for family and friends. We really, truly and firmly believe in the significance of giving a handmade gift. And we're not alone! In the US a whole movement has been made up by craft lovers called buyhandmade.org - with its main result being Etsy.com.
The movement has three reasons why people should buy handmade:
1) it makes for better gift-giving, both in quality and satisfaction;
2) it is better for people, helping us reconnect with our culture, art history and family life; and
3) it is better for the environment, in terms of using natural materials and stopping mass synthetic productions.
Love it! We'd just add to this - 4) it supports small creative businesses and
5) handmade goods stand out and make a statement about being unique and proud!

Check out Topography on Etsy.com.


I Took The Handmade Pledge! BuyHandmade.org

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Lily pinboards get a facelift!


Our lily pinboards have been given a facelift with a new supply of brads in a cute star shape! These will hold your photos, trinkets and momentos like show tickets safe and sound - and up high on the wall out of your little one's hands. This year's Disney on Ice tickets will have pride of place on my daughter's bedroom board.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Topography - Little Custom Shirts

Topography's Alphabet Shirts are a great gift for new parents to celebrate baby's new name. Designs can be customised from a selection of shirts and a choice of fabrics.

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