Monday, March 15, 2010

Mathilda's Market & Getting into the Media...

Just to start, thanks to all those who came down and supported Little Chillies at Mathilda's Market on Sunday. We had a great time and made great sales, and apparently it was a quiet day as far as Mathilda's Markets usually go! So we hope they keep having us back! Here is some pictures from Sunday. We are planning a little further dolling up of our stall - some white backdrops to stop too much visual distraction in the background, higher clothes rack so they don't get lost behind busy customers browsing though our clothes, and some more props..... basically white, white and little more white!

.....and remind me to try and be a little more artistic with the photography next time! ;-)

In the above picture, Liz in the back ground having her wake-up coffee after we set up our stall...

...and from the other side!

....and front on, displaying our antique pigeon hole cabinet with scrabble Little Chillies letters! The perfect display for our shoes, hair pins and small softy toys.


We have been doing our best to get our name out there and have been in the media a little lately. Thanks to a few blogs and websites that have given some of our products a mention also. In particular, Babybites in New Zealand wrote some very lovely words about our products! Check out their website. Kid independent has recently put a picture up of our French General overalls- - my favourite boys fabric!

One of our retailers Angelfish Dragonfly forwarded our Party Dress outfit to the February edition of 'My Child' magazine which was great. It's lovely to see your product end up in a magazine. See pictures:

Just in store now is 'Bambini Studio" magazine. There is a smaller book "Let's Shop Bambini" attached to the magazine. There is a little bit about Little Chillies in there on page 33. A very stylish magazine I must say - every coffee table should have one! Go get yourself a copy to see our pretty pictures :-)

That's all for now, back to the sewing machine to complete our extra orders from Mathilda's Market and get stuck into working on the patterns for our next range.......

Jo & Liz

Friday, March 12, 2010

Come see us at Mathilda's Market....

We’re so excited! This Sunday (14 March) we will be showcasing our wares at Mathilda's Market. This is a fabulous niche market that offers unique, stylish and affordable baby & kids goods that are lovingly handmade or of limited production. The retailers are hand pick to ensure an exciting product range. It's a kid's shopping heaven. Better yet, most of the retailers do not have a shop front, so you know you'll find something special, not available anywhere else. Please come and see our stand at Mathilda’s Market from 9am to 1pm at the Hawthorn Town Hall, 360 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn. Entry and parking are free. With almost 80 retailers, yummy food, kids entertainment Mathilda’s Market is one of Melbourne’s best shopping destinations for the little ones. For a sneak preview, have a look at the website

We have a few extra goodies at our table tomorrow, some soft toys up for grabs and hair clips that match the African Safari shoes.

We hope to see you tomorrow.....

Jo & Liz.

Saturday, March 6, 2010


Well, we decided to make some cute softies (Melly and Me patterns) to pretty up our table at the up and coming Mathilda's Market next weekend. Of course, they match our outfits! It would make a prefect gift.... a softy, pair of shoes and a dress, wouldn't it? Making Melly and Me softies has inspired us to draft up our own Little Chillies patterns - so with our next range of clothing, we will have matching toys. We may even get some made up with the current range.

If you come along and visit us at Mathilda's Market next Sunday at Hawthorn Town Hall, you will see these adorable toys.........

YES size matters ;-) This Giraffe stands at approx 45cm tall - almost 50cm to tip of horn. This Giraffe matches our Little Poppet Range - Mustard.

This Giraffe also stands at approx 45cm tall - almost 50cm to tip of horn. He matches our Scooter Range.
This little cuttie is approx 25cm high and long. He matches the girls Little Poppet Range - Blue.

We look forward to seeing some of you next Sunday 14th March between 9am and 1pm at Mathilda's Market - Hawthorn Town Hall.

Jo & Liz.