Tag Archives: Down that Little Lane

July 28, 2013

Wee find: Marcelle Crosby’s folded paper dresses

I stumbled across Marcelle Crosby’s folded paper dresses while researching my top 12 affordable art prints for babies and children’s rooms, and thought they deserved a post to themselves.

Marcelle Crosby's folded paper dress via WeeBirdy.com
The Traveller by Marcelle Crosby.

The Melbourne-based artist’s astonishingly beautiful – and completely unique -  mini works of art are made using paper prints and maps, and they would make a gorgeous decoration on the wall of any little girl’s room.

Marcelle folded paper frocks via WeeBirdy.com
Miss Italy and Miss Paris Pink by Marcelle Crosby.

Each dress tells a story, so if you or your wee one has a special connection to Paris, the vintage-style map dress of ‘Miss Paris’ would make a delightful keepsake. The paper-folded pieces are sold on the hanger, so you can directly hang on them on the wall, or get them framed.

I really love the way they look on the hangers, and these paper-folded wee beauties would add such a unique textural layer – and handmade element – to any child’s space.

Marcelle Crosby folded paper frocks via WeeBirdy.com
Clockwise from top left: Cats; Miss NYC 2; Around the World; Dogs; all by Marcelle Crosby.

My personal favourite is The Traveller, pictured at the top of the post, which features a vivid nostalgic print of vintage travel luggage tags. But I’ve also got a soft spot for Miss London, naturally. I’m seriously considering get it for myself!

Marcelle Crosby folded paper frocks via WeeBirdy.com
Miss New York, left and Miss Paris red by Marcelle Crosby.

Each folded dress is AU$70 and can be found in Marcelle Crosby’s store on Down that Little Lane.

It’s a week of babies and kids on Wee Birdy! Make sure you haven’t missed:
12 more beautiful baby presents, from £2.72
A wee tour: My modern vintage baby’s room
Top 12 affordable art prints for children’s rooms
Wee find: Laikonik once-a-year baby record books
19 clever ways to transform a kid’s room with wallpaper
The 12 best presents for baby girls
A wee historic royal baby exhibition
The 12 best presents for baby boys


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October 23, 2012

Wee finds: the best tea sets for kids

As you may already suspect, we rather like having tea parties at our place. Here’s Harry showing his teddy how it’s done. I loved playing with my tea set when I was little, so there was no way that Harry was going to miss out. I picked up this little wooden set from Aldi, and it came complete with miniature wooden tea bags, wooden donuts and sliceable wooden tea cake. Swish!

I rounded up the top 12 tea sets for kids over on Kidspot. Here are some of my favourites:

Clockwise from top: Children’s retro rose floral tea set, $41.91 from Not on the High Street; Schylling traditional tin tea set, $24.95 from Peanut Gallery; Bear tin tea set, $57 from Down That Little Lane; Belle & Boo Dollies tea set, $59.95 from Lark; and Nathalie Lete Vilac tea set US$50 from Opening Ceremony.

Read the full round-up over on Kidspot here.

* Thanks to Eeni Meeni Miini Moh for gifting Harry this very smart shirt and shorts, and to Scruffy Dog for gifting him these adorable red sandals. Loving these two Aussie fashion labels for kids.


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