Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Want to win some Rainbow Bunting - Baby Space Christmas Gift Giveaway

Do you have a child who loves RAINBOWS??

Little Fish Creations is pleased to be a part of the first BabySpace Christmas Gift Giveaway and has donated a fabulous string of rainbow bunting flags valued at AUD$40.00 for one lucky winner. To enter the BabySpace Giveaway please visit the BabySpace blog for full details.

To enter the Little Fish Creations portion of the competition ... all you have to do is become a follower (if not already) of the Little Fish Creations blog and leave a comment at the bottom of this blog post specifying which gender and age of child you think the Rainbow Bunting would be perfect for. Then return to the BabySpace blog to fulfil the other requirements of the BabySpace Christmas Gift Giveaway. Entries close 15th November, 2010.

Please note that ONE person will win ALL six prizes on offer!!

Have fun ... and good luck!!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Tutu Design Competition Six Finalists ... Time for you to cast your vote!!

Thank you so much to all the people who submitted entries for this competition. We were overwhelmed by how creative people are and have become inspired by all of the different ideas presented. It was a difficult decision to pick the finalists as many designs were truly worthy ...

After a much debated discussion with an "expert" panel of judges (consisting of 3 family members plus myself) we have decided upon SIX finalists based on creativity, colour choice and Dianne's "ability" to recreate the design.

To cast your vote simply go to the right-hand column of this blog and click on the button next to your favourite tutu design followed by "Vote". (You are only able to vote once). Voting closes at 5.00 pm on the 28 June, 2010.

The finalists are listed below in no particular order ...

Designed by Cathy S

A classic regular length tutu made of alternating panels of tulle in the colours:
Paris Pink
Shrimp (Orange)

Designed by Davina D

A long (46 cm) length tutu made of Ivory tulle (4 layers) with Pansy tulle knotted bows around the base of the tutu

Designed by Christine P

A double layered tutu with the top layer in Hot Pink tulle and the bottom layer in Shrimp (orange) tulle

Designed by Shelly

A combination of a light weight Denim overskirt on a very fluffy White tutu underneath. The denim overskirt would be finished off with maybe a stud or two, and two or three large safty pins for decoration down one side.

Designed by Melissa B

A classic regular length tutu made of alternating panels of:
Coconut and icing - Mixture of White and Baby Pink tulle
Rasberry jam - Wide pane of Garnet (dark pink) tulle

6. Heirloom - inspired by Tania Louise Logo
Designed by Tania H

An extra fluffy regular length tutu made of alternating Lime and Amethyst panels of tulle with the upper layers of tulle adorned by a colour coordinated tiny bead sewn near the base.

Good luck to all our finalists!!

The tutu design with the most votes will be deemed the winner, and this tutu will be fabricated as the winner's prize. Two runners up prizes ($20 gift voucher) will also go to the designs with the next two highest number of votes. (See for full competition details.)

Friday, May 14, 2010


Are you a creative person, have lots of ideas or get inspired by things around you and LOVE tutus?? ... then this competition is for you!!

Over the next month Little Fish Creations is holding a CHILDREN'S TUTU DESIGN COMPETITION where you can submit your creative tutu design ideas for your chance to have your own design become a reality.


Competition is open to Australian residents only. Please show your support of Little Fish Creations by becoming a blog follower (, twitter follower (, or a facebook fan (

Submissions can be in the form of:

* a written description of style and colours,
* a drawing,
* a photo of inspiration,
* a photo of materials or elements you might like to see incorporated into the tutu, or simply
* a costume idea of how you could use a tutu

... the list is endless.

You can submit your ideas in any format as long as you get your point across (but please do not send a photo of an existing tutu as this will defeat the purpose of you using your creative spirit).

There are over 40 tulle colours available for you to select from when constructing your design.

And you should also think of a suitable name for your design, e.g. Woodland (but I am sure you can be more creative).

Stage 1:
Submissions are to be emailed using the subject "TUTU DESIGN COMP" to by the 14th June, 2010, at 5.00 pm (Eastern states). You are welcome to submit as many designs as you like, however, only one design from five different designers will be selected for the second stage of the competition.

Stage 2:
The five most unique entries will be further promoted on this blog for fans and followers to vote on. Final votes will close 28th June, 2010 at 5.00 pm (Eastern states) and the most popular tutu design will be announced on this blog and at shortly thereafter. The winner will also be contacted by email.

The winner of the most popular design will receive a tutu (child size only) made to reflect their design as best to Dianne's ability. This tutu will then be promoted using the design name given by the designer, along with the designer's name and made available for purchase exclusively at There will also be two runners up prizes ... a $20 gift voucher each to spend on any item (custom or ready made) at

So start thinking about what colours you love, look at everything around you and draw upon inspiration from your surroundings ... I am looking forward to seeing how clever everyone is and I think this competiton will be lots of fun!!

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to send us and email at

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Our next market stall - Mathilda's Markets, Lane Cove

I'm excited ... on Sunday 2nd May Little Fish Creations will be showcasing our wares at Mathilda's Market. Yes, that's right ... it's our first market at Mathilda's!!

Mathilda's Market showcases and sells beautiful handcrafted and limited production baby and kids goods. Carefully handpicked stallholders to bring you the most divine and original clothing, accessories, homewares and toys for the little ones. Exquisite wares are lovingly made by some of Australia's most talented crafters and designers, many of them parents themselves.

Please come and see the Little Fish Creations stand at Mathilda’s Market from 9am to 1pm at the St Ignatius College Riverview, Tambourine Bay Rd, Lane Cove. Held in the Gartlan Basketball Courts. Entry and parking is free. With over 70 retailers, yummy cupcakes, and plenty of kids entertainment Mathilda’s Market is definitely one of Sydney’s best shopping destinations for the little ones. For a sneak preview, have a look at the website ( and enjoy a browse through the photos of all participants.

I look forward to seeing you there!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Farmyard Fun at the HC4Kids Blog

It's time to return to the country, round up your cattle and yell it's milking time!!! Maybe?? ... but don't tell me you can't smell that fresh country air when you see items as fantastic as these. From tractor singlets to chicken dresses and totes, wall stickers to cupcakes - there is something for boys, girls and mums.

Again no contribution from me but I would have to say my favourite items this week are:
i) the John Deer singlet from Baby Galah
ii) the Big boy patchwork cushion from Chicken Ink. Creative
and iii) the farm animal cupcakes from Cupcake Angels

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Find out more about me - one of the faces behind the Handmade Cooperative

Three women were largely responsible for getting the Handmade Cooperative off the ground: Tania Goranitis from Chicken Ink. Creative, Tamara Sirl from Tamara Sirl Designs and myself, Dianne Fisher of Little Fish Creations. You can read our profiles and see some of our favourite products at

Whoever said blondes have more fun??

Thursday, March 11, 2010

HC4Kids Shopping Guide - Rock 'n' Roll ... Baby!!

The Handmade Cooperative has just posted their latest themed shopping guide - Rock 'n' Roll ... Baby!! A theme close to our hearts as we all secretly have wanted to be a rock star at some point in our lives. This post features hair accessories, skirts, shorts, bibs ... all with a musical theme. You can see the post at

Although no contributions from me this week as I had already posted the two weeks before, my favourite item is probably the red and denim dress from 1 Puddle Lane (see blog post for pricing).

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Another tutu order ...

This short extra fluffy tutu in baby pink (size 0-1) was been shipped off to Tasmania this morning ...

Another happy customer ...

I received this photo from Corinne yesterday after she had set the mobile up in her daughter's room.

Large Paper Butterfly Hanging Mobile
pink, orange, yellow, cream

"THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! It is just beautiful, it was so great to unpack it last night and put it up in her room as it was the first night so slept in there and she lay in her cot and watched me, she just loves it!!!!"

Thankyou for your kind words Corinne - much appreciated!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Handmade Cooperative Clever Crafter Giveaway - Your Cheeky Monkey

Find out all about Monique from Your Cheeky Monkey in the Clever Crafter spotlight of the Handmade Cooperative - Australian Handmade 4 Kids blog. Be sure to check out her favourite/best selling items before Thursday evening for the chance to enter in a giveaway. To enter simply post a comment under the blog stating your favourite Your Cheeky Monkey product. Additional entries possible by promoing interview on facebook and twitter. To see the full interview and terms and conditions of the fantastic giveaway visit

Friday, March 5, 2010

It's Autumn at the Handmade Cooperative - Australian Handmade 4 Kids Shopping Guide

The Handmade Coopertive Blog - Australian Handmade 4 Kids has just released it's second shopping guide post for the year. This weeks post has an Autumn inspired theme "Honied yellow dripping gold, Leaf of autumn in the cold (S.K. Linderman) ... An Ode to Autumn" and showecases everything from hair clips to summer dresses to wall stickers to crocheted shoes in all of the beautiful autumn golds, oranges and reds.

My contribution to the team this week is my Personalised Framed Artwork with Mary Jane Shoes in Red and gold

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Paper Butterfly Mobile ...

I posted this hand cut double sided paper butterfly mobile to Corinne in ACT for her daughter's room. The combination of paper colours used were dark pinks, medium pinks, pale pinks, plus oranges, yellows and creams. This is the large size mobile, and has 17 strands of butterflies hanging from a painted white timber frame. I can also make a smaller version with only 9 strands of butterflies. Each strand comprises of three different sized butterflies and no two strands will have the same combination of papers.

To purchase one of these beautiful mobiles simply email me at for a quote.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

KidStyleFile featured item - Iced Donut Baby Rattles

By pure chance I was looking at KidStyleFile's " presents Five Fabulous {Handmade} Finds" and I found my Iced Donut Baby Rattles featured in today's post "Knit & Purl Treasures". How bizarre ... see the complete post at The rattles are fantastic not only for babies but as the child grows it can be used as delicious play food treat.

The donut baby rattles are available for purchase at

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Competition Winner Fiona Gow's Artwork Choice ...

A few weeks ago I ran a little competition to raise awareness of Little Fish Creations on Facebook and to celebrate the inclusion of us at our first market stall at Allie's Attic Markets. The Lucky winner was Fiona Gow, mother of two - Rosie, almost 3 and Daniel, 11 weeks old. Today I met Fiona when I delivered her selected artwork to her home. For her prize she selected a personalised framed artwork with Mary Jane shoes design in a white Corban and Blair Frame.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Classic Tutus Featured on Handmade Kids Flickr Picks

Two of my Classic tutus in Lavender (left) and Coral (right) have been featured in todays Flickr Picks on the Handmade Kids website. See How fantastic!!!! As you can see the tutus are great for dress ups and fairy themed birthday parties.

If you would like to order one in either colour you can pourchase them through or by contacting me directly

Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Handmade Cooperative blog - a shopping guide for Australian handmade kids items

Another little project I have been involved in over the past few days is getting a new shopping guide blog up and running. It is a team blog run by the creators of all of those little lovelies that you like to buy for your kids. Ten items will be promoted each week or so under a specific theme - so check it out when you get a chance at the first theme of the blog is "Whoever said blue was just for boys?". A second theme has now been chosen ...

Honied yellow dripping gold, Leaf of autumn in the cold (S.K. Linderman) ... An Ode to Autumn

we will try to publish a new post each thursday so please watch this space!!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

M is for Miller, Macy and Maddy

Tammie from Seaview Downs in SA ordered these personalised shoe artworks for her three little darlings ... son Miller, 3 years and daughters Macy, 2 and Maddy only 8 weeks old - aawww!! I feel clucky again ...

Orders for similar items can be placed at or via email.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Tutus for Mardi Gras ...

Just listed these two rainbow coloured tutus ... perfect for your little ones to wear to Mardi Gras or as part of a clown or circus themed costume. Two different styles ... classic and fluff.

Rainbow Classic tutu
Size 3-4 years (on left)
Rainbow Tutu Fluff
Size 1-2 years (on Right)

Both tutus are available for purchase through

Mary Jane shoe artwork for Sophie ...

I posted this personalised artwork off to little Sophie from Western Australia yesterday ... seems that red and white shoes have been popular this month!!

This item can be purchased at

Thursday, February 18, 2010

First tutu customer purchase for February ...

Just posted this tutu in Size 00 to a little girl in Edensor Park, Sydney this morning. She will be wearing this to her Christening.

Classic tutu in Paris Pink - Size 00

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Another customer purchase for February

I just finished and posted this artwok off today. It is a gift for a little girl who is being Christened this Sunday - very cute!!

Personalised Mary Janes Shoe Artwork
Red with white spots and black lining

Monday, February 15, 2010

A new tutu colour combination ... Fruit Salad #2

I just love coming up with new colour combinations for tutus. This one I call Fruit Salad #2 as it is a lot brighter than my #1 version. It encompasses the purple of grapes, passion fruit and blueberries, the red of strawberries and cherries, the pink of watermelon and the orange of rockmelon and ... yes oranges.

Classic tutu - size 2-3 years
Fruit Salad #2

This tutu is available for purchase at
Anyone who attended the Allie's Attic market on Saturday would have seen a whole bunch of tutus that I had made over the past 2 weeks but unfortuneately I am yet to photograph many of them. Hopefully over the next few weeks I will get around to so watch this space. I particulaly love my new and improved "Elegant" tutus.

SALE - 30% OFF selected 2009 dated papercut artworks ...

I am having a sale on artworks leftover from my market stall on Saturday. Simply 30% OFF RRP of selected 2009 dated papercut artworks - discount off sticker price shown and only applies to artworks shown below (RRP $15 - $25 SO GRAB A BARGAIN QUICK!!!). Please also add $6 postage for the 1st artwork, and $3 each for any additional artworks (may be less). Direct deposit preferred method of payment. Any questions, please contact me at