Easter Colouring In Competition


Happy Easter everyone! To celebrate Shorties is having a colouring in competition! Print out the image below or pick up a copy in store, and read the details to find out how to enter. 



The Adventure of Herbert and Valerie

The Adventures Of Herbert And Valerie are a series of books that teach meaningful stories and environmental messages to young children. Each book has an accompanying song to sing along to as your child reads.



Created by design and music duo couple Robyn and Justin, the wanted to teach lighthearted stories that both parents and children will love to explore!

 

"On our adventures we combine music & fun with healthy social & environmental messages for a new generation of children and parents!"






Now online and instore!

Honeybee Wax Wraps

Honeybee Wax Wraps are an excellent alternative to plastic when it comes to storing food and keeping it fresh! Handmade on a farm in Byron Bay, they contain HoneyBee wrap is made from 100% organic cotton fabric, natural beeswax, jojoba oil,coconut oil and tree resin. The resulting flexible wrap can be used multiple times. Simply mould the honeybee wrap to the top of the dish by using the warmth and pressure of your hands to create a seal. Use the same method for wrapping vegetables, cheeses, sandwiches and snacks.  To reuse, simply wash in cool water with a mild dish soap, then air dry. These wraps can last up to a year! 

Use the wraps across multiple products

There are heaps of amazing prints to choose from in our range online and in store.


They also come in a range of sizes; Small 16cm x 22cm, Medium 34cm x 26cm, Large 35cm x 35cm, Extra Large 42cm x 47cm.
A great range of colours and sizes to choose from
http://www.shorties.com.au/products/copy-of-beeswax-wrap-3pk-wheat-birds-floral


Shorties Christmas Catalogue 2015

Hello to all our Shorties Members,

Welcome to our Christmas Catalogue for 2015!

It shows a small selection of what we offer in store and online, we hope you enjoy looking through it!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5MDSeyu36JZbEhMSmk5UWhhLXc/view?usp=sharing

We also have two special treats to gift you in this season of giving:

 1   We are offering FREE* shipping Australia wide for orders over $100 during November and December
*Some weights and locations may incur additional costs and be excluded from this special offer

 2   During December all VIP members will earn DOUBLE* club member points in-store, as well as when you select the “Pick Up In Store” option at our online checkout.
* Valid until Christmas Eve, excludes sale items

The cut off date for shipping is the last Friday before Christmas: December the 18th

Please check online for constant re-stocking or let us know if something you are interested in has sold out. We’ll try to update it as fast as possible!

Himalayan Journey: Felt Fairies



Shorties has just received an entirely new range of Felt Fairies from Himalayan Journey!
These beautiful creatures are hand crafted in the Himalayas by local communities. The company preaches fair trade and ensures all working conditions and products are held to high ethical standards.

They're eco friendly, fair trade, natural, and use 100% Australian Wool.

Each fairy and elf can now be purchased online and in store, and to add to this beautiful set we also have the Mushroom House and Strawberry House available from the same series! These make the perfect gift with a good conscience.



eeBoo




With Summer just around the corner it's time walk down memory lane and play some nostalgic games that the whole family can enjoy! A new range eeboo has just landed at Shorties online and in store, check it out!

They're a boutique toy manufacturer, specialising in beautifully crafted educational games and gifts. Their items are 100% original, with commissioned artwork from a range of well loved children's book illustrators. Their contemporary twist to old fashioned favourites adds a whimsical feel to these games.

Literacy, story telling, drawing, imaginative play, and basic math are all skills fostered by play time with the Oppenheim Best Toy award winning series.

Many of the products feature 90% recycled materials, and are printed with soy or plant based inks. Keep scrolling below to see what products we're featuring online at the moment!




Sidewalk Games




eeBoo Puzzle 42 Pieces - Boat Ride




eeBoo Puzzle 64 Pieces - Fairies By The Pond






eeBoo Puzzle 100 Piece - Natural Science



eeBoo Puzzle 208 Pieces - Wildlife of Africa 

Puzzle Pairs - Baby Animals



Lacing Cards - Life on Earth


Tot Tower - Life on Earth

Farg&Form

MOLN available in Black / Green / Grey / Pink / Red / Navy

Farg&Form are a Swedish based design house, producing a distinctly Scandinavian aesthetic across all their pieces. Here at Shorties we champion their bright block colours and bold cloud patterns across wearable items, as well as a range of their plush toys, blankets, books, and baby accessories.

The creator of this cloud pattern, Gunila Axen, is a renowned textile designer. The MOLN (clouds) pattern was made in 1967, and is the celebrated feature of our Farg&Form collection. It has become one of the most celebrated and long lived textile designs in Sweden, and we are so excited to bring it to you in Australia!


Available in 7 colours, this range is a beautiful Scandanavian addition to your child's wardrobe. Have a look at our in stock range of Farg&Form online and instore!


Green Music Box / Pram Toy / Red Music Box

Red Blanket / Red Body Suit / Red Nappy Cover


History of Monchhichi

“A whole bunch of smiles. A whole bunch of fun. Monchhichi means happiness for everyone.”



Monchhichi was the toy that took over the world in the 70’s and 80’s, and continues to be one of the cutest toys available.

Monchhichi’s were born in Japan on the 25th January 1974, fathered by Koichi Sekiguchi. He was inspired to spread a message of “beauty and love” to children through these monkey like plush dolls.

By 1976 Boutique Monchhichi had been introduced to meet popular demand the world over. This allowed the many hordes of children (and adults) obsessed with this adorable creature to dress and customise their dolls. Furniture, watches, clothes, and stationary were all created to compliment Monchhichi, and are now highly sought after collectable items.

The cult following that formed around these plush dolls spawned a television show, Futago no Monchhichi. This 1980’s anime personified the dolls and follows the two protagonists on adventures through space with themes of family, friendship and love.

We are loving this retro ad from Mattel featuring the Monchhichi dolls:




We have absolutely fallen for these creatures, who are inhabiting our store right now! Visit us on King St to meet them and adopt one of your own to take home, or check them out online.


Monchhichi Love


Bobux Shoes

Bobux is an amazing New Zealand brand of shoe made for your child's first steps and early years of walking. Made from a soft leather, the shoe offers fantastic comfort for the foot and is fantastic for breathability, especially in those hot summer months. A soft flex sole has a unique bend shape, creating a lightweight shoe that moves with the foot, without compromising support. The enclosed heel is perfect for those who have the tendency to pronate inwards.

Wear a light sock with the shoe for the first week, and the leather will break in that much faster!

We now have the Jack and Jill Sandal style in stock in Red, Navy, White, and Chocolate. Featuring a double velcro strap it is incredibly easy to put on and off, and a fantastic way to introduce your toddler to shoes. It leaves your child free to play, free to learn, and free to develop a health foot and walk.

Check out the Jack and Jill style below!


Jack and Jill Sandal - Chocolate

Jack and Jill Sandal - Navy




Jack and Jill Sandal - White
Jack and Jill Sandal - Red

Soft Flex Sole unique to Bobux

Haptic Lab Kites

Haptic Lab are a sustainably conscious design team residing in Brooklyn, New York. Emily Fischer is the company founder and architect, with a vision of creating tactile items that combine modern technologies and traditional techniques in all the products she produces.

Here at Shorties we have absolutely fallen in love with the range of kites Haptic Lab have made! Their vibrant colours and unique shapes are a whimsical addition to any summer afternoon at the park or beach. One can imagine the sailing ship kites floating along the clouds as they would the waves of the ocean.

Have a look below to see the styles we currently have in stock


Indigo Ship Kite 
White Ship Kite

Pink Ship Kite
Flying Dutchman 
Diamond Kuma 




Lisa Jones Cards


Lisa Jones Cards 



Lisa Jones Animal Cards on Recycled Paper

This week we’re featuring our new range of cards! And how could we not, these whimsical designs are playful yet beautiful just to the right degree, to be adored by children and adults alike.


Lisa Jones Birthday Cards

Created by Lisa Jones, these cards are created in studio at an old post mill on the edge of South Downs, England. Her card range we stock is printed on recycled paper, packaged in compostable cello wrap. Lisa’s genuine and hands on approach to design sees a number of screen printed pieces and Risograph Prints featured across her collection.


Cat and Dog Lisa Jones Card Illustrations

To see a wider range of what we have in stock from Lisa at the moment, look at our online store or visit us on King St, Newtown. We’re sure you’ll love her style as much as we do!


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