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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Invites2Gifts - All your party needs in the one place




Invites2Gifts is owned and operated by Lisa, a stay at home mother to a 5 year old boy.  She is based in Melbourne, Australia but will deliver nationwide in Australia.


Invites2Gifts offers you stylish and personalised invitations and gifts for your children's most cherised occasions.  You will also find the Giggleberry Fabric Buntings at the Invites2Gifts online shop, my personal favourite is the Monkey in Round Bunting, as well as the very handy Identitats for children.


You will have to check out them to see their full range especially if you have birthday or special occasion coming up!


You can also follow Lisa on Twitter  and connect with her at Connect2Mums 




***SPECIAL*** Any purchase of Christmas Cupcake Wrappers from now until 30th November, will receive 10 free Christmas photocards, personalised to suit (that is a huge savings of AUD$16.00).  Remember to mention Funky Baby Downunder on your order so Lisa knows who sent you!


 




Visit Invites2Gifts

Monday, November 9, 2009

Retro Names




Every baby nursery and child's room needs one of these funky retro custom made names by Fudge Design. 


Fudge Design Custom Made Names are a fun and educational way for children to learn their name. 


Their unique retro font and colours will look fabulous in any room, on doors or walls! 


These also make a classic, stylish and unique present for new arrivals, birthdays and Christmas.


Each name is custom made from 16mm mdf, then professionally spray painted to a superior standard, using non-toxic paints.  Making them safe and environmentally friendly!


Delivery can take up to 4 weeks so order now to ensure delivery in time for Christmas from Scamps Boutique.  Please contact me if you are after a name longer than 7 characters.


Click here to buy!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Everyone needs a Little Helper


Mother’s Little Helper is set to be popular with eco-conscious, and socially responsible mothers. 97% organic and containing no palm or nut oils Mother’s Little Helper is a sumptuous and soothing New Zealand made balm designed to take everywhere. Packaged in a stylish yet reuseable tin. Living up to its name, Mother’s Little Helper is ideal for quenching dry skin, to massage the whole family, protect nappied bottoms and sooth itchy skin on a swelling pregnant belly.


Scamps Boutique is offering a $5.00 cash back on every Mother's Little sold today (Monday 26th Oct 09) only PLUS we will throw in a free muslin wipe!



Monday, October 5, 2009

The Silly Season Is Almost Upon Us

Yes Christmas is just around the corner and now is the time to start thinking about presents. If you are anything like me you always leave it to the last minute and then panic about 2 weeks out and have to tackle the crowds at the malls. Not this year! This year I am doing it all online and using layby offers to my advantage.

Scamps Boutique is offering a Christmas LayBy special where you can buy anything you like and stick it on layby. A 20% deposit is required at time of order but you have until December to pay it off! Have a browse through the products and email your order through.

Here is a sneak peak of some great Christmas present ideas












Thursday, October 1, 2009

Mums to Be




Louise from Scamps Boutique has joined  forces with Julia from The Nappy Bootique to bring you Mums to Be, a monthly give away for expectants mums to be.

Mums to Be is where pregnant mums can sign up and go in a monthly draw to win a fabulous product donated by one of the businesses. All you need to do is enter your details including your due date and you are in the draw each month!

Visit our website to check out all our amazing sponsors, tips and tricks from our fan page and so much more.

2 winners each month!


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

My First Puzzle Give Away

Scamps Boutique is proud to be a sponsor for the 7th Annual Great Down Under Nappy Hunt and to celebrate we have a gift box set of My First Puzzles to give away!

The My First Puzzle range was created by Playtime Magic to fill a gap between puzzle complexity so that young toddlers and babies can learn early problem solving skills while having fun! Each puzzle comprises of 2 puzzle pieces which slot together perfectly with no sharp edges so are safe for little hands and as well as being 100% non toxic, eco friendly they are also very easy to clean!
There are 6 ways you can enter, the more you do the more entries you can get.

Earn Entries By:
1. Join our newsletter and leave a comment here (earns you 1 x entry)

2. Make a purchase over $50 from Scamps Boutique (earns you 2 x entries)

3. Join Scamps Boutique Fan Page on Facebook and leave a comment there (earns you 1 x entry)

4. Follow our blog and leave a comment here (earns you 1 x entry)

5. Tweet us '@nzclothnappy I've joined Scamps Boutique, Baby Products that Love our Earth http://tinyurl.com/dlrs8s' on Twitter (earns you 1 x entry per tweet)

6. Join Connect2mums, add Scamps Boutique as a friend and leave a comment on my page (earns you 1 x entry)

Make sure you follow the instructions and leave comments as above so I can catch your entries. Feel free to email me the run down of what you have done to entry to make doubly sure!

Prize kindly donated by Playtime Magic - view more of their range on Scamps Boutique

Monday, August 31, 2009

Free 1hr Session!!

LK Photography now has a fresh & stylish new look. Website has been totally redesigned and blog now matches it. I have been having a browse through their galleries and their work is amazing! If you have a baby and want some photos taken, I highly recommend checking this site out!

To celebrate the launch, LK Photography is giving away a FREE 1hr Session with 100 hi-res images provided on a DVD which allows you to print your images. Your prize can be used for Portraits, Commercial, Automobile, Newborn or Glamour photography. The session can be shot at any location of your choice within Lake Macquarie (Australia) and is valid until 31st October 2009.

All you have to do is subscribe to the LK Photography Blog by 9am Monday 7th September 2009 and you will automatically go into the draw. The winner will be drawn at random by my very random 4 year old son.

To enter the competition click here: Subscribe to LK Photography Blog by Email

Friday, August 28, 2009

A sneak peak into Scamps Boutique Working Space

This is my 'office' but I don't tend to spend much time in there, I prefer to work from the comfort of my own couch! But now all my work bits and pieces have a place to call home :)

I was so excited when I won a shaby chic bunting from Festoon Buntings, I couldn't wait to put it up though I ended up waiting about 4 weeks - it was worth the wait!



Friday, August 21, 2009

Have you heard of Sock-ings?

I'm in love with these funky knee high Merino socks for kids. Team them with one of our Littke Diva dresses or skirts and your girl will look very stylish!

We have an olive stripe that is perfect for the boys and girls alike.

Sock-ings have been designed to stay up to keep legs and feet warm day or night! Made from a blend of 80% Merino, 15% Nylon and 5% Elastic.

Give Away: View the full range and tell me which colour and size you would like the most and why. One random follower who leaves a comment will win! Runs from Friday 21st August to Friday 28th August 2009.

Sock-ings by Lamington available through Scamps Boutique!


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A Little Bit of Cheek is the new kid on the block!




We are very excited to announce that A Little Bit of Cheek is open for business.

They have a fabulous range of brands like Baobab, JettRoc, Tommy Rocket, Two Belles, Elodie Details, Dittany Baby, Blink Designs, Rockabye Baby, JellyCats and Itch will be arriving next week.In the next few weeks more fabulous brands will be coming on board including a few JettRoc exclusives to A Little Bit of Cheek.

A Little Bit of Cheek loves funky and we hope you do too.

Check out their store today...... You won’t leave empty handed!


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Unique Funky Handmade Clothing



Funky designer clothes for girls! What I love the most about these dresses is the fact they are so verstile and great for all seasons. Team it with a long sleeved top and leggings and you have a great Spring/Autumn outfit or go for a long sleeved top and jeans and you have a toasty warm winter outfit. Or simply wear on it's own for a light summery Summer outfit! Can be worn as a dress or a tunic.

Available in New Zealand only at Scamps Boutique, Baby Products that love our Earth. To celebrate this gorgeous clothing range, I am offering FREE DELIVERY within New Zealand. This is a blog only offer so you will need this code divablog to receive the free delivery.

Friday, July 31, 2009

A Big Thank You

To the team at Connect2Mums for an amazing Live Chat!! You girls rock!

Thank you to everyone who signed up to the blog and newsletter, I appreciate your support :)

I apologize for my laptop crashing half way through, not cool laptop!

See you all at the next C2M live chat....

Louise xxxx
Scamps Boutqiue - more than just cloth nappies!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

When: 31st July 2009
Where: C2M Chat
Time: 8pm - 9pm (that is 10pm - 11pm NZT)

LUCKY PRIZE NUMBERS FOR LIVE CHAT
  1. Paula
  2. Louise (Scamps)
  3. Caddie Noakes
  4. ChookMook
  5. MJPhotography
  6. Felicity Moore
  7. Nicole Grant
  8. Danielle Parmenter
  9. Peace
  10. Vicki Frittmann
  11. Nicole
  12. Vicki Wallis
  13. Jessica
  14. Jo Debnam
  15. Jodie Maher
  16. Claudette Betterridge
  17. Helen MacMillan - AquaBub
  18. Erin - Prior Engagement
  19. Monquie - Your Cheeky Monkey
  20. Sandra - Pure Earth
  21. Sue from Soobies
  22. Rose-Leah H
  23. Kindy Kamper
  24. Nicky Perry
  25. Louise Newman - Aspire Candles
  26. Jayne Day - Swish Lily
  27. Kim Baker
  28. Jaki Falco
  29. Megan Mortimer
  30. Maria Agostino
  31. Melissa Creamer
  32. Jodie Quinlan
  33. Yumiko @ KidsGear
  34. Amanda Guilfoyle
  35. Rebecca
  36. Maree Evans
  37. Andrea's Natural Therapies
  38. Carmen @ InkPink Design
  39. Kylie Handford
  40. Catherine
  41. Katy
  42. Emma
  43. The Wall Sticker Company
I will be offering some pretty awesome specials on the night! Another great reason to join us :)

Live Chat Special Offer: Sign up to receive Scamps Boutique monthly e-newsletter tonight and receive 10% off your order. I will email a code through to you!

Win yourself a $50 Gift Voucher

Scamps Boutique wants to know what you think! Take part in their survey and you go in the draw to win a $50 gift voucher to spend at Scamps Boutique.

An insight into my two girls



I really love this photo that my wonderful husband took of me with our two girls.













Had to share this one of our baby sucking her toes. Brings a smile to my face everytime I look at it :)














Thought I would share a bit about the girls birth stories. I do enjoy hearing about birth stories even if does make me even more clucky.

Amelia was born in 2006, a planned home birth, and is turning 3 in Sept, I honestly can't believe my little baby is nearly 3! She is excited to be having a party but not too sure what we are doing for her. My 1st attempt was shocking! I burnt the bottoms of the cupcakes, and her cake wasn't cooked properly (ovens fault...I swear!) and fell to bits when I tried getting it out of the tin. So we had to do a mad rush to the bakery for one which meant Daddy couldn't eat it.

Kiya was born in 2009, should have been another home birth but unfortunately everything conspired against it, she was almost a road side baby but we made it to the maternity unit with about 5 mins to spare. At 5 months, Kiya is a big baby (I don't do small babies it would seem) already 67cm long so almost in size 0-size 1 clothes and is 7kg already so that means medium nappies - just another excuse to buy more nappies haha!

Did your birth go according to plan?

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Petit - Big Luxury for Little Kids


The lush top quality products of the Petit range include Petit Enfant - for babies & toddlers; Petit Amour - for girls; and Petit Prince - for boys. Attractively packaged and afordably priced, the Petit range is soap-free, ph neutral and enriched with nourishing vegetable oils and plant xtracts - now even the littles individuals can experience luxury, decadence and quality!

I just love the Petit Prince range as it is not very often you find things just for the boys. Petit Prince gives even the most macho of boys, the opportunity to get into good grooming habits and develop their personal hygiene regime. The stars of the Petit Prince range are its colognes - designed specifically with active boys in mind, these refreshing fragrances provide the perfect balance of zest and fragrance. No more drowning in dad's aftershave! With attractive, masculine and classic packaging, your little man is sure to love using these products.

Visit their website to find your nearest stockist in Australia and New Zealand.

Cloth Nappies with Flair

Scamps Boutique is proud to announce the arrival of The Couture Nappy Collection – a beautiful new range of high fashion cloth nappies made from designer fabrics for a stylish and comfortable tushy.


Incorporating a hidden layer of ‘pul’ panels to prevent leaking and ensure reliability, these latest trendsetting nappies demonstrate outstanding performance while helping you to help the environment and buy New Zealand-made.


Scamps Boutique also stocks the required inserts and bamboo booster inserts for The Couture Collection pocket cloth nappies.


Funky, eyecatching and totally reliable.


Available in two sizes - baby 4kg to 9.5kg or toddler 9kg to 16kg

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Lollipop Baby - Quirky and Personalised Baby Apparel


Since the launch in February 2009, Lollipop Baby has been grooving up babies with their quirky and cute graphic tees & onesies.
Their personalised designs will make sure your baby jumps out of the crowd and makes a statement! By popular demand, Lollipop Baby has come up with more personalised t-shirts and onesies for the babes, including the ever so popular personalised first birthday designs .

Head over to
Lollipop Baby if you are looking for something quirky, or better yet personalised for your baby!

All garments are custom made and printed on 100% cotton. Available in long/short sleeved t-shirts and short sleeved onesies.

Check out my personal favourite here, the fish is just so damn cute! Let me know what design is your favourite :)

Friday, July 3, 2009

BabyJo Bamboo Wear - Clothes of tomorrow for bubs of today


Available in store on July 11th – Babyjo are proud to present their new range of 100% Bamboo clothing, Pyjamas and blankets.


The “Aiko” range of Pyjamas is available in both single and double layer, depending on your needs for warmth (or not) and their new range has a gorgeous Japanese accent to it, with kimono tie waisted rompers, bodysuits and tops.


Available online or see Babyjo’s Stockist page for a store near you, or your favourite retailer.


Made from bamboo, an eco friendly and environmentally sustainable material, Babyjo Bamboo clothing is stylish, affordable and oh-so-cute! They offer a gorgeous range of clothing essentials for newborns to size 3, gift sets for new arrivals, personalised handmade gifts and a beautiful range of 2 layer bamboo/organic cotton blankets for summer or winter. Bamboo Fibre has the most luxurious feel to it - almost like a cross between cashmere and silk and it "wicks" moisture away from the body to keep baby's skin clean and comfortable.

  • Organically Grown
  • Eco friendly and 100% Biodegradable
  • Softer than the softest Cotton
  • Naturally antibacterial, antifungal and antistatic
  • 3 times more absorbent than cotton
  • Odour resistant
  • Soothing for eczema and allergy sufferers - has shown effective relief for these problems
  • Highly breathable and thermo regulating - 2-3 degrees warmer or cooler in summer or winter
  • UV Resisting
Check out their full range here

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Funky Tagged Blankets

Jess, owner of Exquisite Baby made me a gorgeous tagged blanket for my little baby girl and she just loves it.

She hand crafts her tagged blankets out of funky prints and scrummy fleece or minky with cute hand picked ribbons for the tags. Easy to grab for babies and lovely to cuddle!

Exquisite Baby also designs and makes other baby products such as Linky Dinkees, Fairy Skirts (you gotta check these out!) and bibs (these are super absorbant made in bright funky colours). I also stock her Onesie Bummies.



Monday, June 1, 2009

Wool Soakers with a difference

Ever wondered what Gran used before the likes of PUL? She used the wonder of wool, knitted into pilchers (wooly overnaps, soakers) and now you can to!

Wool is a fantastic fibre to use for a overnap product. Naturally warm when wet, stretchy, absorbant, deodourising and soft.

GranNZ Overwraps using the magic of wool in a new clever design. No more fiddly pull up pilchers with annoying waist ties that cut into baby. Uses hook n loop closures for the perfect fit and the clever wrap design means it caters for all leg shapes and sizes!


Grannz fastening

Now available in custom colours! Want a certain colour that isn't currently in stock? No worries simply tell me what colour you want and my supplier (who happens to be a work at home!) will do her best to get that colour!

GranNZ Wraps in stock at Scamps Eco Boutique

Monday, May 18, 2009

Another great NZ made product


Getting sick of baby all in ones and bodysuits not fitting over nappies?  I have got this amazing New Zealand made product which will solve this annoyingly common problem!  

Onesies Bummies are an extender which you fit to the snaps/domes/poppers of your all in one/bodysuit to give them extra length in the crotch!

Currently available in white only but prints can be requested - email me and we can go through the options available.

These are available from Scamps Eco Boutique

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wet Wednesday

Wednesday mornings are a mad rush of getting out the door no later than 8.40am and today was no different. The weather was looking a little dodgy but the sun was out so I didn't give it another thought. I got my 2 girls ready, DD#1 feed, showered and dressed ready for preschool, DD#2 feed, nappy change and in the wrap all ready to go - somewhere in all that I managed to have a shower and get dressed myself!

The walk to preschool was non eventful. DD#1 had a few tears when I tried to say 'bye, see you at 3'. As I had nothing urgent waiting for me at home (expect a bag full of dirty cloth nappies waiting to be washed...) I decided to stay with her until she was happy. Half an hour later after lots of cuddles, I was able to leave which was good, DD#2 was sitting in yet another pooy nappy!

Walking out the door, I realised it was raining, we had no jackets, no umbrella, got offered a cuppa in the staff room and use of a disposable nappy. I declined the offer, tucked DD#2 up in the wrap and had her completely covered by the fabric in an attempt to keep her dry, and home we went.

How impressed was I when I got home, unwrapped DD#2 thinking she will be a bit damp but no she was in fact dry, and snoring!! Who knew baby wearing in the rain would work so well!

So I thought I would share my little story about baby wearing in wet weather (of course the outcome may have been different if it was raining heavier) and this wonderful product with you all!

"There is something primal about walking bare foot in the rain wearing your baby"



Popit Wrap

The Popit Wrap is an extremely comfortable yet versatile way to wear your baby. With many different tying options the Popit Wrap is great value for money. This wrap is fully reversible so you get two wraps for the price of one.

  • Made from 100% Cotton
  • 100% New Zealand made
  • Can be used from birth to approx two years old.
  • Fully reverisble - Black or Dark Grey on one side and a colour on the other
  • The wrap only stretches width wise so your baby is fully secure but comfortable
  • Designed to fit up to approx women's size 20 (it is 5m in length)
The Popit Wrap is available from Scamps Eco Boutique

Monday, April 27, 2009

International Cloth Nappy Week

April 27th to 3rd May 2009

Cloth nappies are old school and we love them as do many parents across the world! We all share the same passion that is cloth nappies - better for the environment, your wallet and they look so damn cute on your babies bum!!

So what is International Cloth Nappy Week all about? Well it is about sharing the love of cloth nappies and helping non cloth nappy users to try them. There are many myths out there about cloth nappies which just aren't true.

Why do I love using cloth nappies?
The colours, the prints, the fabric that are used to create cloth nappies - you can colour match to outfits, you can also use them as an educational tool to teach your child the different colours!

Knowing that I am not throwing away a nappy to sit for years in land fills, that I can wash and reuse just like clothes - it only adds an extra load of washing each week!

The cost, I have already spent thousands of dollars on disposable nappies before I found cloth nappies but now I am saving money each week because I don't have to buy nappies or wipes so I can afford to buy things that we need - like cute new baby clothes!

I think the best thing about using a cloth nappy is you can customise the absorbency of the nappy to suit, so if you have a heavy wetter or to use a cloth nappy over night all you need to do is add a couple more inserts/boosters and away you go - now you can't do that with a disposable!

Try a cloth nappy today!! We have Cloth Nappy Week Specials just for you :)

Friday, April 24, 2009

Getting Started

I am kinda new to the blogging world so bear with me while I find my feet!

This blog will be mainly about products that are earth friendly, baby friendly, parent friendly and best of all - New Zealand made! There is some gorgeous products out there made by kiwi mums and I just love them all!