a little vintage love for your halloween enjoyment...
1. 1960's trick or treat cuties  2. Martians, Halloween 1960 3. quirky vintage halloween costumes, source unknown 4. 70's Kiss costume, found on Pinterest 5. Frankenstein and his Bride do the Monster Mash! 6. Ben Cooper Halloween masks, 1970's 

Nanoblocks Are on Their Way to Shorties!

Would you look at these super fab Nanoblocks which are on their merry way to Shorties! These teeny tiny building blocks are the latest Japanese craze to hit Aussie shores. 

Each set comes with instructions to create a range of tiny animals, miniature musical instruments and architectural landmarks from around the world. For those big kids who love to solve puzzles, build stuff and be a little challenged, this is the must have gift of the season.

Stay tuned...and enjoy a little sneak peek...

Munster HIGH SUMMER 13/14

New in store this week - the glorious high summer range from Munster, featuring lush jungle prints, beachy boardies and so much more. What's not to love - take a peek at some of our favourite pieces...

1. Jungle shorts $69  2. Going Ape tee $39  3. Camowave shorts $75  4. Astroid tee $39  5. Lobby short  $59  6. Bad Banana tee $39  7. Wave Monster cap $25  8. Bird's Nest tee $39  9. Tropics cap $29  

1. Rio tee $39  2. Perch dress $49  3. Forest dress $79  4. Parrots tee (sizes 000 - 2) $35  5. Forest dress & In The Trees dress 6. Smile tee $39  7. Little Safari pant (sizes 000 - 2) $45  8. Clipped tee 9. In The Trees dress $55

Munster is available in-store right now! Not a Newtown local? Do give us a call in the shop on 02 9550 5003, we're always happy to post Australia wide.

rainbow tunes

wooden piano $45
wooden double maracas $7
Hootkids rainbow onesie $39
Grimms wooden rainbow $119

Styled & Photographed by Ingrid

something for the weekend #18

illustration by Mary Blair
have you been to see the amazing LEGO acropolis at the Nicholson Museum? It's so awesome. Also, the Nicholson Museum is the only Aussie museum which has signed the Kids in Museums Manifesto - right on!

most adorable dress up idea - a family of babushka dolls

put faces on all of the things!

the history of Trick or Treat

so nice when cute blogs feature our picks 

as a child, my favourite books were all by Roald Dahl, so I loved this article written by Roald Dahl's editor, recounting what it was like to edit The Witches

20 bedtime questions to ask your kids...some lovely ideas here.

team halloween

there's a ghoul in the pool!

Sandy Feet long sleeve rashie in red chevron $49
Sandy Feet swim shorties in black chevron $29
Loumet Australian made balls $5 small $9 large
Hootkid visors $19
Munster 'Rotton' boardies $65
Sandy Feet short sleeve rashie in yellow chevron $45
Zimmerman bikini bottoms $25

Styled and Photographed by Ingrid

witchy wonder

faerie sisters

Belle & Boo canvas rucksack $59
Saltwater Sandals in white $69
Peggy dress in Mint Tropical print $65
Peggy Edie playsuit in Mint Tropical print $39
Kristen Doran screenprinted dolls $15
Saltwater Sandals in patent Fuchsia $69
deer plate part of Love Mae bamboo dinner set $29
Sonny Angel (from the fruit series) $9.95

Styled and Photographed by Ingrid

kitty's bag of sweeties

1. wooden ice cream cone $4
2. Sonny Angels $9.95 each
4. Rare Rabbit heart hair bobbles $5
5. Rare Rabbit hairclips $8
6. Hootkid leopard print sunnies $19
7. Vilac pullback racer mouse $7

Styled and Photographed by Ingrid

Baby Boo-Hoo

free stuff | October Instagram giveaway

Want to win over $250 worth of cute loot? Head over to the Shorties instagram - one lucky winner will win everything you see in the photo:

pair of Littlehorn shorts

To enter simply follow Shorties on Instagram, repost the giveaway image, and use the hashtag #shortiesfreestuff so we can find your entry.

Winner announced 21st October, prize available in size 000, 00, 0 or 1 year.

oh deer, oh my

Sture & Lisa deer onesie  $35
Gummy Bear purple night light  $39
cotton hand-knitted cardi  $45

Styled & Photographed by Ingrid

something for the weekend #17

vintage 1970's ABC cards

amazing vintage Hungarian counting book

don't have the time/patience/bravery to make a fiddly, fancy birthday cake? This donut cake might just be for you!

new baby smell is real (we are not imagining it) because science says so

Oh Joy's super cute video wherein rainbow pancakes are made

loving the summer vibes and pretty pictures in this post by Andrea: This summer I stood

magical iced coffee for all the mamas and papas who deserve something special on a summer's day. What a treat!

crayola crayons carved into teeny tiny sculptures!!

Shorties in Kids Concierge

We were so excited to see Shorties featured in the Qantas Kids Concierge Sydney guide, curated by the very awesome Karla Courtney. Gotta love this city...

It's raining rainbows!

Hide + Seek chevron shorts $39
geometric octoscopes $9
Sonny Angel kewpie dolls $9.95 each
pink calculator watch $15

Styled & photographed by Ingrid

vintage toybox | Australian dollhouse collection

There's something so perfect about vintage handmade Australian dollhouses, don't you think? It's hard not to think about the little girls who originally owned such treasures, and wonder who made it for them - a grandfather, or a local toy maker perhaps...
Clockwise: Bestoys c 1960's/70's, 1920's California Bungalow style house, homemade 1/35th house c 1950's, green 1920's/30's leadlight house.

These little beauties are from a collection found here, on a blog called Rebecca's Collections, click on over to see more cute houses and some wonderful detailed shots.

Freddy Alphabet t-shirt radness

We are LOVING these new t-shirts, handprinted in Australia by Freddy Alphabet. The super rad designs are printed on sturdy, stretchy cotton tees, and are available in sizes 2, 4 and 6.

Freddy alphabet tees retail for $29 and you can nab yourself one in-store or online.

something for the weekend #16

Ed Emberley fabric

good golly - laugh/cry/be amazed by this incredible teenage boy...

...and if you have a spare 20 minutes, he did a great talk here

a very sweet printable project from Little Gatherer

beautiful children's folk artworks by Karoly Reich

printable watercolour animal masks 

suuuper cute craft project (text in Bulgarian, but you'll get the idea)

prettiest vintage Bonwit Teller dress for a little lady

5 things we love about....Sandy Feet Swimmers

5 things we love about Sandy Feet 

1. Every item in the range features UPF 50+ sun protection

2. This very special fabric is absolutely chlorine resistant (no disintegrating cozzies here!)

3. Sandy Feet is designed here in Australia by Lone Lawson whose retro patterns and use of colour we adore.

4. Everything can be mixed and matched, and so many of the pieces are unisex.

5. Sizes go from 0 all the way through to 12! Hooray!

You can find the latest Sandy Feet range in-store at Shorties now!

all trick no treat

Nutcase 8-ball helmet $99
Hootkids 'just hangin' tee $35
mini pinball game $4
Whoopee cushion $9
Schylling tin plane $15
Minti 'pocketface' shorts $69
Keith Haring yo-yo by Vilac $19
Native 'Jefferson' shoes in black $49

styling and photography by Ingrid

Line up

Hoot Kid Stripe tees - $29
Native 'Jefferson' shoes in Red - $49
Vilac wooden dog - $69

Styled & Photographed by Ingrid

The Shorties Bunch go to Hawaii

Well it certainly is a warm Spring, so what better time than now for The Shorties Bunch to take a little beach holiday (we can dream).

We gathered up some inspiration from when The Brady Bunch go to Hawaii for some fun and chaos in the sun.

For a bit of fun and a little trip down memory lane, here's the first episode in the Hawaii Story.
Check out You Tube for the following episodes.

posted by Ingrid


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