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Happy Drawing – Ed Emberley for Cloud9

Posted by Penny on April 23, 2012
Craft Supplies, Organic Cotton / No Comments

Happy Drawing – Ed Emberley’s collection for Cloud9

I love Cloud9. They work with excellent illustrators and designers to produce quality collections of printed organic quilting weight cottons – they’re definitely a pioneer in the organic textile field, and they keep on upping their game!

Their about-to-be-released collection with Ed Emberley’s illustrations is just fabulous. It’s a great fabric collection for girls and boys (boy-fabrics can be tricky, right?), but a lot of the fabrics (especially the lions!) are pretty grown up too.

L-R: Frogs, Giraffe, Forest Friends, Scribbles – Orange, Lions

Not all of their collections are always available in Australia, but I’m thinking Happy Drawing has to be – it’s adorable. The illustrations are based on a book Ed Emberley originally published in 1970, and I reckon the designs have really stood the test of time!

You can see all the designs on the Cloud9 blog, and check out your closest Cloud9 stockist on their website, or check at your local fabric store!

Eco-Kids: Playdough & Fingerpaint

Posted by Penny on February 20, 2012
Craft Supplies, Kids / No Comments

Eco-Fingerpaintâ„¢ by Eco-Kids

I love finding products like this. Eco-Kids is a small USA-based family run company, creating all-natural art supplies for kids. Their products include play-dough and fingerpaints, made from 100% natural ingredients. Both come in gluten-free options as well.

CLICK here to keep reading!

Eco Stars – Crazy Crayons

Posted by Penny on February 03, 2012
Craft Supplies, Kids, Recycling / No Comments

Eco Stars by Crazy Crayons

Awesome gift idea alert! For me, December to February is birthday season. Kids birthdays, adult birthdays, new babies… it’s all happening. I struggle a bit with birthday gifts for kids aged 2+. But perhaps not anymore! Kids love being creative, and adults love kids being occupied with something not too messy (and easy to clean up!) And I love recycled things, so Eco Stars are win-win-win.

Eco Stars are made of recycled crayons. Amazing. They collect broken or unwanted crayons throughout USA, discard any that aren’t non-toxic, and recycle them into awesome new crayons. They employ people with developmental disabilities too, which is fantastic. And I love the shape of the Eco Stars, it’s great for tiny hands!


To get your own Eco Stars in Australia, visit Itty Bitty Greenie. Check out Crazy Crayons on Facebook, and visit their website here.