POP-OUT by petitecollage


POP-OUT Winter Wonderland by petitecollage



Petitecollage is a San Franciscan based design company making mobiles, toys to wall decals and stationary products. Where playfulness is at the centre of each design.

This POP-OUT Winter Wonderland is perfect for during festive season ahead!


There are 4 thick and sturdy pop-out cards. (Printed both sides.)


Each character has pieces that easily slide into slots for instant assembly.


POP-OUT is an eco-friendly product made form recycled stock and printed with vegetable inks.


Create a magical world of play and display with the POP-OUT characters.


Use them to brighten up shelves, desks and tabletops.
Heaps of fun and once finished playing you can re-use the packaging box for storage.




Dimensions for each page are 12.7cm x 17.8cm

For Ages 4 and UP

Available in store at Shorties or online for $15

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Book Launch for 'My Australian Alphabet' by Ochre Lawson


You are invited to come and join us to have your copy signed by Ochre Lawson!
Head into Newtown's local kid store Shorties on 537 King Street

Thursday 27th November, 6-8pm.



E for Elephant is out, and E is for Echidna is in! The new A-Z of Animals and Plants,


Local artist Ochre Lawson releases new children's book 'My Australian Alphabet’
Having trouble finding Australian content for teaching young children to read? Look no further. Local artist Ochre Lawson, passionate about teaching kids about Australian animals and plants has produced her first book “My Australian Alphabet”.



“The inspiration for the book came after trying to find a book with Australian content for my niece and nephew. Most children will know what a Zebra is but not a numbat or quoll, and for that matter, it’s the same for many adults! Teaching art to young children, I know they love animals and particularly Australian animals, and so the idea was born,” says Ochre, “I am passionate about our incredibly ancient and unique environment we have here in Australia and I am passionate about educating our next generation to know about our country through art.”


‘Shorties’ owner Celia Morris said “When Ochre brought in her children’s book of Australian plants and animals, I knew it was perfect for our store. Shorties supports handmade and handcrafted products made in small runs by local designers with all our clothes, toys and books and Ochre’s book was a standout in relation to being beautifully illustrated and educational”.


Each picture has been hand illustrated with luscious colours in ink and watercolour, from C for Cockatoo to Z for Zebra Finch. The official launch and signing copies of  ‘My Australian Alphabet’ will be this month at inner-west children’s store.
Ochre will be sitting at ‘Shorties’ 537 King St, Newtown
this Thursday 27th of November between 6pm and 8pm,
ready to sign your copy of ‘My Australian Alphabet’. 
Copies of the book will also be available for sale on the night. 
The book has been published by independent publisher ‘Windy Hollow Books’ and has national release.



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Up in the Clouds


Kido Plane - 
Saltwater Sandals - $69
Minti Shorts -
Ball - 

Styled and Photographed by Ingrid

Mini Pollock



Munster Heart Splatter Overalls - $79.95
Littlehorn Tee - $29
Sketchpad - $10
Coq en Pate Bag - 
Beeswax Crayons - $19.95

Styled and Photographed by Ingrid


Haute Coutre Paper Dolls by Mon Petit Art






Haute Couture Paper Dolls by Mon Petit Art



French brand, Mon Petit Art Haute Couture Princess Paper Dolls includes five Princesses from around the globe, ready to shine with fabrics and accessories inspired by the fashion world. Gold and silver papers, sparkly stickers, hairstyles as soon as you open the box…are you ready for the fashion house runways?



The over the top Princess dresses are spacious canvases for any potential fashionistas or perhaps for any  young emerging stylists!




The kit is skill-fully thought out such as the dotted-line templates for young children who are still adjusting to utilising their scissor skills. It also allows them to use a variety of creative mediums which will result in a mixed- media collaged masterpiece! 



Hours and hours of fun to be displayed vertically on a cardboard stand so that both side of the dress can be seen!







The plentiful kit will let your child's imagination run wild and it includes the following:

5 x detachable Princess Dolls to decorate!

1 x Dye Cuts

2 x Silk Paper (dotted-line templates traced on the reverse)

2 x Pages Stickers
3 x Sheets Paper

Catchin' Bugs



Mini Munster Playtime Tee - $34.95
Bug Catcher - $8.50
Munster shorts - $59.95
Acorn Hat - $29
Rare Rabbit Sunnies - $15

Styled and Photographed by Ingrid

Jungle Beats


Coq en Pate Tee - $29
Ladedah Cockatoo -
Sonny Boy Shorts - $
Saltwater Sandals - $69
Rare Rabbit Sunnies - $15 
Handknitted birds - 

Styled and photographed by Ingrid

Paris in the Spring time



Styled and photographed by Ingrid


Alphabetical Sydney Book









This is our Sydney, the brightest and best of it,

North to the south and the east to the west of it.
Bats and Cicadas, lawn bowls and the zoo,
This is our town. Let us share it with you.



A playfully and vibrantly illustrated book, created by Hilary Bell and Antonia Presenti, celebrates Sydney in all its diversity-from A to Z.






It features all of our favourite local places to go in Sydney and is a great gift for children whether they are still learning to read about Sydney or especially if they have already been to or seen the places described in this book such as Toronga Zoo pictured below!


Click HERE to read a review of Alphabetical Sydney in The Sydney Morning Herald.

Available in store at Shorties and online for $19.95 

Shortlisted for Australian Book Industry Award
Hardback Cover
56 Pages
17.5cm x 26.2cm

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Brick Layer


Playable Art Cube - $39
Sandy Feet shorts - $45
Nano blocks- Empire State Building - $49
Brikbag - $54.95
Acorn Darcy Trucker Cap - $29
Rare Rabbit Sunnies - $15

Styled and Photographed by Ingrid

Roll up, Roll up! Our new online shop is in town!



We are super excited to announce the birth of our new online shop! We can now offer you a much bigger selection of Shorties goodies, including the gorgeous new range of organic Naturebaby (pictured)

We'll be continuously uploading more and more products.
Check out our online shop here 

Quoits - $55
Hide and Seek Nautical Romper - $25
Ladedah Elephant Rattle - $15
Alphabetics by Little Gestalten - $32.50

Styled and photographed by Ingrid


And now for some more circus fun....








Natural and Earth Science Flash Cards





Eeboo Natural and Earth Science Flash Cards are a playful introduction to interesting facts about our world that may stimulate interest in learning more about a variety of scientific categories. 


The cards are divided into six categories: 
Flowers and Bugs, Mammals and Marsupials, Underwater and Water Birds and Leaves Weather and Celestial Fossils and Minerals.




All of the flash cards are beautifully illustrated to help younger children visually comprehend the scientific facts. The 48 cards will keep their minds busy for some time on your trips this holiday season!




48 Flash Cards

Cards Measure 15cm x 10.5cm

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