Friday, December 18, 2009

Last Post for 2009 - Boys Shoe Collection.

As much as we love sewing and designing infant clothes, we are looking forward to putting away the sewing machines for a couple of weeks and by this time tomorrow - mmmmm QLD :-)

Before we head off, here is a preview of the boys collection of shoes: most of them are unisex and could be warn by either a girl or boy......

Skater boy range (above) comes in washed red and oyster, and also in oyster with beige. They have an easy to use velcro strap and are made using a cotton linen blend fabric.

The Scooter shoe above comes with either an easy to use Velcro strap or shoe laces. It's blue/grey striped cotton fabric adds a splash of colour to the oyster cotton/linen blend fabric trimming.

French General is a sand shoe using the most gorgeous red striped cotton/linen blend fabric (yes, it's my favourite fabric!). It's then trimmed with micro fibre around the toe and shoe lace eyelets.

Above is our African Safari shoe range. Lots of cute little animals printed on linen fabric. The Red/Grey and Purple/Green shoes (elephants, hippos and zebra) come with either straps or in a loafer style, while the Yellow/Grey shoes (lions and giraffe) come in the loafer.

Merry Christmas and we will be back with more in the new year........

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Closing over xmas & looking forward to 2010........

Little Chillies is going on holidays! Woo Hoo! We will be closed down between 18th December and return on the 4th January 2010. Any orders just prior to this date may not be completed until we return to business.

It's been a busy couple of months leading up to xmas and a good start to our new business venture. We are planning on a big 2010 starting with the Markets. We kick off the year with Sisters Market at Brunswick town Hall, in February and will also be present during April 2010, then in St Kilda in December 2010. We will also be present at Magnolia Square and will be applying for Mathilda's market not only in Melbourne, but in Sydney and Brisbane. More details to come.

We are currently finishing up our wholesale order for Angelfish Dragonfly, an online boutique supporting Australian made and designed baby and children clothing/products. Located up in North QLD, if you're a local you may even get to see Angelfish Dragonfly displaying some of their products at the Townsville Strand Night Market on Friday 4th December. If not, check out the boutique online:

Good work Liz for sewing until you drop (literally) to get through our recent orders. Serious consideration to full time sewing for Little Chillies in 2010................. :-)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

A sample taste of the boys fabrics and collection.......

We are busily working on wholesale orders from the girls collection at present (exciting stuff!), so the boys collection is ever so slowly getting there. Something tells me we may have to employ an extra seamstress! Anyone know someone?! ;-)

Our boy's fabric bolts have finally arrived and we are putting together a sample run before we have our photo shoot complete and are ready for sale. I was completely obsessed with a designer of French influenced fabrics and have been waiting patiently for months until they were finally released at the end of October. The following are some sample fabrics from our boys collection. With the exception of our blue strips, our colour palette is of earthy tones and French influence, and include a mix of cottons, and light weight cotton/linen blends.

The following fabric is by far my favourite! Only a glimpse is aloud at these boys overalls and little sneakers, made using a light cotton and linen blend fabric. These newborn shoes are missing their eyelets and laces, but it gives you an idea of the style we are making.........

Very soon, we will have boys products for viewing on the website gallery. I can't wait. Hopefully they will get a similar response to the girls range!?

Until next time,
Au revoir.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Thanks for the feedback!

We have to thank everyone for their fabulous responses and such positive feedback following advertising on Mum's Grapevine. Thanks also to Jemma from Handmade Kids for her kind words and introducing Little Chillies on her website! Check it out on.....

We are getting close to releasing the boys summer line. We will post up some pictures of our fabric range soon.

....think cotton and Linen blends, overalls, 3/4 pants, shirts, with matching hats and shoes.

Keep posted......

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

We are finally Launched!

Well we are finally launched and ready to go. Check out our new website with shopping facilities at:

Enjoy shopping!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Girls spring/summer 09-10 photo shoot.

Well, we are almost there. Thanks to Rod Laitt (friend, professional stylist and hobby photographer) our photo shoot for the girls spring/summer collection was a great success. We took some fabulous shots and they look absolutely adorable on the website - which at this stage can only be viewed by my graphic designer (Univers) and myself! Sorry! Big thanks to some friends Jadey and Nick for lending their divinely cute daughter Kaijah to help model clothes. And of course to my gorgeous baby girl, Amelie, for modelling and refraining from completely destroying the photography set! Lastly my husband Matty for some last minute fabric cutting, 'hand sewing' ;-) and assistance with photography. What a champ!

Here are some behind the scene pictures.......

Me looking tired and squinty and strangely like Renee Zellweger?!

Rod, educating Matt and I how to do a flat lay for our 'shop' photos.

Matty, appearing to give model Amelie a ballet lesson on the photography set?

We are excited and looking forward to launching Little Chillies into the big wide world very soon....

Stay tuned!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Girls Spring/Summer Collection

Just a small glimpse at some of the girls spring/summer collection. The most adorable matching outfits: shoes, pinafores, tops and roomy frilly bloomers to fit both cloth and disposable nappies.

Keep an eye out, the rest of the collection will be coming soon.......

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Well, we are officially in business! Thanks to some kind supporters making some purchases! ......Megan and Helen, cheers to you!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Welcome to the Little Chillies blog. Here we will be featuring our latest updates, news and new products.

Jo and Liz.