- 324a Carlisle St, Balaclava, 3163, Victoria, Australia. - Telephone 03 90410103 - Email shelley@littlesparrow.net.au - Open Hours 9.30-5 Mon to Sat

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Visit Our New Home on the Web

For all the latest news and information on our products, workshops, and waldorf dolls visit our new site at www.littlesparrow.net.au

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Get messy and Get Creative With Our Art Supplies

School holidays are the perfect time to start a project, spread out, get creative, and get messy! We have just about everything you need to make a creative colorful mess: aprons, crayons, paint brushes, and pencil cases. Even Messy Essie herself delivered us a great range of colorful aprons, splat mats, pencil cases, and bibs designed to make all your packing up as easy as hosing down!

The oil cloth splat mats are ideal for painting (and play dough, and meal time and nappy free time and any messy time!) with eco paints. Eco paint is a powder based paint handmade with flour, organic fruit, seaweed and coloured with natural plant and vegetable extracts.

Snack time is easy when clean up is rinsing a lusciously colorful oilcloth bib! These bibs roll up nicely to fit in your bag for meals out too.

Don't forget we always have in the excellent quality Stockmar, and Lyra paints...

... and the amazing range of individual Lyra pencils. You can even pick up a colorful handmade pencil roll to keep them safe. We have lots of designs to choose from.

So don't spend another minute putting off some artistic expression time. Visit today and stock up on some fresh supplies for the new year!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy New Year

welcome to the new year!!!
little sparrow is full of wonderful handmade and natural toys 
and there are many parcels still to arrive....
we are looking forward to a laughter filled year filled with unique & gorgeous handmade wonderfulness!
There are loads of fantastic classes coming up starting with a "dollmaking sunday" on 22nd January.
You can book in here or come into the shop and sign up!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Shopping at Little Sparrow
Join us on Wednesday 21st from 5-8pm; toast the season with a glass of cheer and let us share with you the gift of a discount for all who purchase on the night, as well as complimentary gift wrapping, and candy canes.
Little Sparrow will be open everyday until 5pm December 24th, and reopening January 3rd.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Stocked and Ready!

Our shelves are stocked and are full of fresh new treasures, just in time for the holiday season! What little person wouldn't love a little fruit case?

or perhaps this tow-along tram case!

We have a range of beautiful handmade quilts, all unique and varied meaning there will be one thats just right for you.

Of course we always offer classic toy styles, and our new selection of wooden push toys from Pintoy are definitely contenders for "best first christmas present"!

So vrooooooom in store and bring your Christmas list, there's LOTS to choose from!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Crochet Christmas Star Garlands

Things are getting festive in the shop and we've decked our halls with these homemade crochet star garlands.

They're each around 100 - 115cm long and each star is 12cm wide and we have various combinations of festive reds, greens and sparkly snow white.

These garlands would look wonderful strung across a mantle, door or bookshelf. Pop in and pick one up for your home - or grab some of our yarn and make your own!

We've also stocked our shelves with an adorable range of knitted and felt decorations for you to choose from.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

felt owls!!

Little Felt Owl on branch $29.00

...some sweet little owls have flown into the shop overnight...
now they're resting on their perches ready to tweet hello to you!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

it's the details!

.... it's the finer points in life that i really appreciate! 
I am lucky enough to know some very talented crafty folk who take great pride and love with their wares, and do you know?... the treasures that they make are so admired that they sell really quickly.
It's heartening to think that we still seek out the lovingly hand-made!

 the gallant knights have their staffs ready to defend against the dragon!

... even the dolly's shoes have an extra flourish!

 this little birthday crown is just sparkling!

 and the illustrations of the amazing Elsa Beskow!!!! i mean look at that little kitten in the corner!

this photo doesn't show the best bits of these donkeys...they all have little swishy tails!!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

more classes!!!!

.....just when you thought you knew 
about all the classes at Little Sparrow
another set pop up from no other 
than Pilgrim Lee!!!!!

you can book in at the shop or call us on 03 90410103 or you can pop over here and book in online!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Learn to Quilt with Cintia!

Ever wanted to have a go at patchwork and quilting but didn't know where to begin? 
Can you sew in a straight line? Don't like the idea of traditional quilting styles with strict rules and perfectly matching corners? Love re-purposing textiles?
Well this is the class for you...

This series of classes are offered to you by Cintia from My Poppet......and you can book in here!

feel like making a doll?

Would you like to make a Waldorf Doll? 
Little Sparrow has a series of dollmaking classes coming up over the next few months....
just in time for a beautiful christmas present. 

The next class is a Sunday Class on 30th October and costs $180 (lunch and all materials included).
There are a couple of places left if you would like to join us....no experience required I promise!
There are many other classes running this term too, pop over here if you want to know more.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Christmas? already?

Santa Stocking $45

We are starting to collect some sweet things for Christmas! There will be all kinds of knitted treats.... and some of the most gorgeous books!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

book book BOOOOK! review

Chicken Butt's Back!

Here at Little Sparrow we have many beautiful, charming, whimsical books... and then there's this book: "Chicken Butt's Back!" by Erica S Perl.

Unless you have a child with highly sophisticated humor you might not know the world's funniest joke: "Q: What's up? A: Chicken Butt"

Its funny, right? Well, maybe not to all of us - but its right at my level of humor, so i really enjoyed "Chicken Butt's Back!" and i may have giggled like a 5 year old the whole way through.

Having not read the original "Chicken Butt" book i can only imagine the torture that the mum in the story has been through. The fun illustrations by Henry Cole really capture that world-weary expression we see on so many faces around the supermarket.

The simple Dr-Seuss-esque rhyming verse is ideal for early readers and as much as we might hate the toilet humour - you can't deny the kiddos love it. And a funny book is a book that will be read and read and read again! So i give this silly, fun and ultimately heartwarming story book 10 butts out of 10.

Friday, September 16, 2011

making days

Apron $20.00 Eco Paint $48.95
 There are many great little aprons on the birdy hook this week. 
There are some for girls and some for boys... 'cos we all know how messy 'making days' can be!

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