Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Barefoot by Barbara Sansoni ~~ Lovable toys for Baby, Child or maybe yourself, some can be heirlooms to treasure for many years to come


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I can tell you I am very biased when it comes to the Barefoot Range by “”Barbara Sansoni”. I absolutely fell in love with them the first time I saw the range.




  • I love colour, I feel alive when I see beautiful colours splashed together to create awesome products and this is where Barefoot have captured my full attention.
  • Their products are made from 100% cotton and the toys are filled with kapok.
  • Their toys visually stimulating for children because of their bright colours and tactile because of their creative use of fabric textures.
Barbara Sansoni, an artist, textile designer and colourist, started this concept out of a need of a rehabilitation program in Sri Lankan in 1958, for young women with limited schooling and skills. Barefoot artisans are dedicated weavers and designers, who without the constraints of mass production, are able to produce fine high quality products in a sustainable way. They are also encouraged to be innovative and stretch their creative talents.
As some of you know I am an artist myself, and I appreciate the quality, style and the uniqueness of all the products…as not one product is the same as the other. They are all finished off in different colours.
These are some of the products that I stock in their range if you press on the different category headings it will take you there and you can see some of the delightful range.


Animals & Insects  Australia Animals  Baby Rattles
   Bags                       Dolls                 Hand Puppets
Bags  Dolls  Hand Puppets


Loveable Characters  Marionettes,String Puppets     Mice...             
Loveable Characters  Marionettes,String Puppets  Mice
Monkeys
Who wouldn’t like to have one of these in a child’s room or perhaps one like me (who is slowly approaching second childhood)…..I have one in my family room hanging down from the ceiling. The work is meticulous, the craftsmanship is outstanding and unique, the concept  is fantastic, it can be folded and taken with them on holidays or someone’s house, and have an immediate play house. These gorgeous Barefoot mice will be their friends for life. I think it is a work of art. You will have your own piece of fine art as every one of them is unique.

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Mouse House by Barefoot Barbara Sansoni Pretend play

These are gorgeous cuddly toys:

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DollMissJollywagRed     DollTraditionalDoll

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Have a look at the range here in the different categories…..which one is your favourite?
I will be introducing Library Bags in the bag section as well….I have the toddler bags at the moment which come with an Australiana toy animal.

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Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? If you are after something special these should be on top of your lists, they are also ideal if you are sending gifts via mail as they are very light to send especially overseas.

I leave you browsing and enjoy this awesome range.


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Stockholm Sweden ~~ cafe along the waterfront….


In my trip to Beautiful Stockholm, one memory comes to mind, I was travelling with my daughter and we decided one night to stop at this cafe, to have a drink…we decided to, have a bottle of Rose as, I prefer drinking red and she was more comfortable with the white…so we decided to order a Rose to suit both….Well we looked at the menu and the only Rose wine was an Australian wine…which in Australia, we can get for $10.00…Guess how much we ended up paying for it…….?


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$50.00 ….Sweden has a very high tax on Alcohol…..I could not believe it at the time..all I remember we had a great time and you can imagine after finishing the whole bottle between us…we were both merry merry!




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Friday, August 26, 2011

Taralye market day….27th August


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Taralye is an early intervention centre providing inclusive oral language programs for deaf children and their families throughout Victoria. It is situated in Blackburn Victoria.


Every year the last Saturday in August a big Market event is held on the grounds of the school. It is one of their major fundraising event.


I have been exhibiting in this event, probably for the last six or seven years now. The parents do a wonderful job organizing this event, and the staff at this school are so fabulous.


I so look forward to do this event every year, and so tomorrow I will be there once again.


I thoroughly recommend it is a great day out, lots of activities and fabulous stalls to do some of your Christmas shopping maybe.


So who knows I might see some of you there. have a great weekend everyone!


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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Northern Territory … it is your turn this week for free shipping, keep on reading!






Normally Randomly drawn every Wednesday night and shouted on Face Book Page, followed by a blog post Thursday morning…..today lucky state for Aug 25th  2011..






Drum Roll:
  1. VIC
  2. NSW
  3. ACT
  4. WA
  5. TAS
  6. NT
  7. QLD
  8. SA
Spend $90.00 and over on THURSDAY on My On Line Gift Shop and shipping is free (regular mail ~~ extra to register or for express post)! This is for Thursday Aug 25th 2011 only. Simply enter"FABKAUG25" in comment box on checkout and Invoice will be amended. P.S. this does not apply to items already on Special or with any other offers or vouchers! Check out our specials offers on Facebook, Wednesday night, followed by blog post every Thursday morning.


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And the lucky number drawn by random org. is No.6 which is Northern Territory…. Take advantage of this offer as it might not come  up again for a while!





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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I find Peace in nature….Dubai Desert at Sunset…


This is one treasured moment (in the Sand Dunes of Dubai Desert), I experienced in my travels, my camera played up on the day and died on me.
These are the only 2 images that I managed to have…as you see the camel is posing right infront where the sun is coming down. It was a magical moment that I still cherish  (one that I dig in when I want to remember special moments to pick me up)!


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Count time ~~ Christmas ……only 4months as of today…..


Mrs Claus is announcing that as of today there is only 4 months to Christmas……You seriously need to start thinking of placing your orders now!


24 days till Christmas


Have a look at the large range of designs you have here to choose from! The earlier you get in the better. I will give first preferences as orders come in.



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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Mums-to-be, or maybe are you after a different and unique gift for a Baby Shower that you are invited to!


I am sure many of you have been invited to a Baby Shower at some stage or another in your life right. 


In a Baby Shower, the amount of Baby Clothes, toys etc. that is given to as gifts sometimes can be over and above what a mum needs for the first year of the Baby’s life. Mums or Dads are forgotten, they are actually also important in this journey of their life. I have been there done that, and maybe who knows in the future, I become a Grandparent!


Well, in one of my creative moments I came up with this idea…something to spoil mum with the lead up to the birth of the baby…I am working on something for Dad’s as well.


These are what I came up with…. I think every mum would enjoy a cup of coffee or tea in one of these…What do you think?


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  • I have created a range of Mugs with some gorgeous designs and wording, that I am sure every mum would like to have while expecting her Baby.
  • I am sure you will all agree that these are so "Mum to Be"
  • I also gave  you the option to personalize it if you wish with a small extra charge.
  • Please bear in mind that the personalized ones will take a bit longer and I have to do them to order, while the other most likely I would have them in stock.
  • They all come gift boxed...so as usual I have thought of everything!
All you have to do:
  • choose one of the designs you prefer
  • message or no message
Other Gift Ideas
So what do you think? You can purchase these here.


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Friday, August 19, 2011

Looking forward to exhibit at Mathilda’s market in Melbourne this weekend.


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mathilda's market
Yes the awesome Mathilda Market is on this Sunday, where you find an array of exquisite treasures for kids. If you are after just that little bit more for your kids, than this is where to go. You will find lots of specialized products for kids, from toys, clothes, hair pieces, room furnishings etc. etc. etc.….



Where is it all happening.
Hawthorn:
  • Sunday, 21 August 2011
  • Hawthorn Town Hall, 360 Burwood Rd
  • From 9am to 1pm.Oodles of free parking at rear of Town Hall!
Where will you find me?
I will be at the entrance on the right hand side (next to the toilets),as you come the town hall.
If you are after something from My On Line Store, please feel free to place your order or contact me and I am more than happy to bring it over.
So where I am going to see some of you on Sunday…that’s right at Mathilda’s


Mathildas Market



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Thursday, August 18, 2011

3rd Time lucky ..Tasmania draw again… it is your turn this week….keep on reading!

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Normally Randomly drawn every Wednesday night and shouted on Face Book Page, followed by a blog post Thursday morning…..today lucky state for Aug 18th  2011.. 


 Drum Roll:

  1. VIC
  2. NSW
  3. ACT
  4. WA
  5. TAS
  6. NT
  7. QLD
  8. SA
Spend $90.00 and over on THURSDAY on My On Line Gift Shop and shipping is free (regular mail ~~ extra to register or for express post)! This is for Thursday Aug 18th 2011 only. Simply enter"FABKAUG18" in comment box on checkout and Invoice will be amended. P.S. this does not apply to items already on Special or with any other offers or vouchers! Check out our specials offers on Facebook, Wednesday night, followed by blog post every Thursday morning.




And the lucky number drawn by random org. is No.5 which is Tasmania….




Take advantage of this offer as it might not come  up again for a while!


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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Have you heard of Aunty Rozzy? Giveaway & Review…………..


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If you are like me, until last week I have never heard of Aunty Rozzy before…….but gee am I so glad I was introduced to her books. Through her books and characters that she has created, she  is engaging kids to read, dance, sing and at the same time encouraging healthy eating habits.


As some of you readers and customers of mine know by now that I have worked with kids, for a period of 25 years, plus I had 2 of my own.
When I saw the package that  I was given to review, I was so delighted to see the colourful illustration of the books. I personally love lots of colours, and I  firmly believe that  Kids love bright coloured illustrations too. I find also that Special kids seem to be so attracted to something that is so colourful.
As I went through the books, the message is loud and clear to introduce and eat healthy food….but it is done in a way that eating Healthy food becomes fun and enjoyable. With every book comes an Audio CD. The music and songs that comes along with the book are very catchy and makes you want to sing and dance……


Nanna’s Carrots comes in a choice of Hardcover or Paperback. They are both nicely finished.
Nanna's Carrots book cover
The Incredible Edible Alphabet comes in HardCover.


The Incredible Edible Alphabet book cover

She has created 2 Characters in her books apart from herself and nanna who are lot’s of fun..Perry the Parrot and Hariette the Rabbit


          
Why don’t you visit her On Line…where not only  you can purchase  these amazing books, but your kids can also have some fun playing games and watch videos to get familiarized with the characters.


Aunty Rozzy has also come up with an “Edible Reciplease Calendar”


“Colourful and bright, each month features one key ingredient that is in season. Designed to be easily accessible for children and to teach them about seasonal produce, you can also get the kids enjoying their time in the kitchen by making up the recipes from the Incredible Edible Reciplease section of the website.”



These books are created for kids 2 to 8 years old. Aunty Rozzy the Creator is Roz Tesoriero a professional musician, educator and has been entertaining children since 1987. I thoroughly recommend her books and audio to parents, carers and educators alike.


I am sure you are all excited about these books by now …so now I have 2 Books  above to Giveaway  and the  Calendar. This  Giveaway is open to Australian Residents  Only. The 3 prizes will be given to 3 individual entrants and will be drawn on the 31st August.


Okay so here are the rules for the Giveaway:
  1. Leave a comment below …tell me which book you would like to win and why.
  2. Subscribe to  my newsletter or reader, and leave a comment below that you did so.
  3. Tweet this giveaway and mention  @AuntyRozzy and @romanticflair  and leave a comment below that you did so.
Every comment will give you an additional entry. 
(Although this is mainly open for Australian Residents only, other residents around the world can enter, but you will be charged for shipping)


And guess what I left the best thing for last....I whispered in Aunty Rozzy's Ears and I told her how fantastic her books are and what a great job she is doing by encouraging healthy eating through her wonderful books and she was kind enough to offer you all 25% off when you place your orders during Book Week which is from the 2oth till the 26th August. How good is this? 


How do you get this offer?


Simply go to Aunty Rozzy  place your order enter this Promo Code: ROMFLA08 and your 25% discount will be given.




The winners will be selected by random.org and notified within 48 hours of end of giveaway and they have 7 days to reply back before a new winner is selected. Good Luck!


Disclosure: I received a these books and calendar from Aunty Rozzy for review.  I was not paid to write this review or to blog it. The opinions are based only on my experiences with the products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.


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