Funky New Shirts for the boys

Did you see our funky shirts for boys?

The shirts feature a range of quirky prints and are the creation of Gibbs n Keri, who for many years worked together creating animation and illustrations for some major television shows.

The shirts are all original artwork and the clothing is dyed and screen printed by hand in their studio.

You can now find these shirts in store here:


October 12, 2010 at 1:52 am Leave a comment

Winner – September Subscription Competition

The winner of our September sign up competition has now been contacted, so we can reveal the lucky winner:

Congratulations Sonja Newton

Your prize pack is on it’s way.

October 7, 2010 at 8:30 am Leave a comment

Around my garden

With all the sickness in our house once again, it has made me want to get down in the vegie garden and put a bit of work into it, so we have more fresh vegies and herbs over summer.  Usually I let it die off in summer as with the hot winds, it takes a bit too much work to keep it looking as lovely.

We have an abundance of carrots and celery at the moment so I have been hunting out tasty vegetable juice recipes so I can try and get as many vegies into Ari as I can. I am not a huge juice person, so am finding it quite hard working out what combinations may be nice for him.


Our lemon tree is situated in the chook pens and we are always trying to give away lemons as we can’t keep up.

The herb pot took a real beating in the warm weather whilst we were away, but the mint is doing great.  Perfect in summer salads for extra zing.

The carrots don’t grow very big around here, mainly as the kids pull them out a bit too early!

The corn is going great guns again this year, so am hoping for a nice crop this year – love corn.

And lastly I have to share a picture of my rosemary bush.  I have had the same bush for about 10 years now, it has been transplanted at every house we have lived in. It was given to me as a small cutting by my very dear neighbour and friend in Toodyay, Mrs Bee.  It is absolutely huge now.  If only I was able to show her now.

Speaking of vegies, I had better hop off and start the vegie stirfry we are having for tea.


October 5, 2010 at 10:07 am Leave a comment

Darwin Break

Sabre, Kade & Ari patting a crocodile

We have just returned from a little break up in Darwin visiting Kobie and her family and I thought I would share a couple of snaps of our trip.

Of course we played tourist and visited all the must see attractions such as Crocodylus Park.  Ari loved the baby crocodiles and was very excited to be able to hold one with him making lots of ahhhhhh baby noises as if it was a small fluffy kitten.

We also ventured out to Berry Springs for a swim in the beautiful water holes.  Definately refreshing from the hot Darwin weather.  The kids favourite place was the awesome wave pool.  It was hard however convincing a 2 year old he could not surf the waves in on his own as he can’t swim.

The market scene was vibrant and fabulous with a trip to Mindil Beach Markets.  So many people and things to look out, I could easily have ventured back for another look.

Ari having a rest on a rock in Berry Springs

Darwin is definately a beautiful City with its lush gardens.  On our drive home yesterday to Geraldton I was staring at the crops which have turned and the bushes and dirt sighing, as we can never have those lovely lushness here.

We are however, very glad to be home, amazing how one little trip can be so exhausting.


October 1, 2010 at 4:09 am Leave a comment

The ever growing list

It is funny how Ollie Rose is as busy as ever but my free time gets less and less.

I know filling the store is a bit slower of late and items are selling out fast but we thank you for your continued support and patience.

This is my ever growing list of things I want/need to make.

*NEW printed shirts for the boys-they are at the printers now so hope it wont be long
* Finish the new Summer Skirts in pretty florals and the Molly dresses in the same fabric. 60% done
* Finish the tanks for the gorgeous new tulle skirts. 90% done.
*Large Babushka Dolls-nothing cut yet but they are in my head to start soon
*Collage and printed artwork-some are started but lots of work to do still
*Top up Babushka Hair Clip holders- a few done but need ribbon for others
*Baby vests-waiting on new vests to arrive
*New linen bibs-fabric is here just a time issue…these tend to go to the bottom of the list
*Printed girls shirts-design halfway complete but still prob about 2 months away to be printed
*Skirt sets for the girls…want to go fabric shopping for these but need to also use up some of my stash to make one off’s
*more gift sets

Now this is only the priority stuff. There is still the baskets and baskets of half completed projects to finish and a million other things that need restocking or launching but the list above is my aim for the next 2 weeks. Lets see how far I get with all that…..anyone know how to add a few extra hours in the day?!


September 29, 2010 at 6:30 am Leave a comment

New Stock

We are pretty delighted with some of our new commercial stock helping to expand Ollie Rose into a bigger better store. We have decided to stock more products that are in keeping with the feel of the Ollie Rose store but are not  handmade.

Things like beautiful knitted rattles and toys…

Too cute luggage tags….

and cool water bottles….

Fun toys…

Must have kitchen items or popular gifts…

We are sure you will love these additions to all our handmade items making Ollie Rose your true one stop shop!

September 22, 2010 at 7:06 am Leave a comment

Fun in the sun, fun in the rain

A few shots to share from the last month.

Fun filled days at the wave pool…

And happy times in the rain…

And at 7.5 months Esmae is finally sitting on her own!

September 18, 2010 at 6:25 am Leave a comment

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