Tuesday, December 14, 2010

hohoho santa stop..goldfishtoys BERRY

Santa is sure to stop by goldfish Toyshop to pick up bags of gorgeous toys for all those lovely girls and boys. The shop is bursting with handmade wooden toys, beautiful dolls, playtents , puppets, craft sets, play animals, games, puzzles science stuff, books, and so many more toys..Kiran (window dresser extrodinaire) and I, just love to stand outside and look at the beautiful window displays..and even though we both work there..it feels soooo special!!!!
Here's a photo of our latest window....

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

These happy frilly pants were also very popular..great for summer!! Hand printed and handmade by happy ladies in Bali.....their ethical standing makes them even happier!! 100% cotton

HAPPY DRESSES!!!! This small but very cute collection was very well received in Melbourne!! I can just see all those pretty little girls running around this summer in these lovely fresh coton dresses...it makes me happy!!!

Melbourne gift fair August 2010

Yeah..another fair, lots of new customers..all who walked away with a smile on their face!! Our stand looked lovely..pinky on one side and just simply coourful and happy everywhere else!! Tents were very popular, as where the Happy dresses and cute ballet pants! Now its on to packing up all the goodies and sending them to the stores so they can make their customers happy too!!!

Monday, May 31, 2010

What a funny little owl!!! Our new Owl mobile really has attitude..with a cheeky look on his face and sitting all proud on his little branch!!!! This is a new style of mobile I tried last year and it really has turned out lovely!! I included some freinds for Mr Owl..a spotty dear, cheeky squirrel, a bunny and a funny blue bird...such a happy bunch!! We also developed a matching pair of bookends to compliment the owl story..cute or what???

Sunday, May 30, 2010

These amazing toys are from Rubbabu in India..made from 100% super safe rubber and
non toxic cellulose flocking..they are so soft and squidgy..children love them.
My favourites are the magnetic letters and numbers so children can feel and handle these letters at an early age..a great aide in introducing children to the world of literacy and numeracy.
The magnets are embedded in the rubber and 100%safe .
The range also includes a great game of Tic Tac Toe..with large pieces in bright yellow..so they are easily distinguished and recognized.
The mini animal wheelies are also soething special..animal figures with wheels so you can push them around...and so squishy!!!!!
These toys are so colourful, so soft so tactile..they are soooooo good..you will be hooked!!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Mattys have finally arrived!!!!

I was so happy to finally unpack the lovely Matryoshka dolls...Gusti and his team did a beautiful job!!! These lovely dolls are aprox 40cm with a print on the front and contarasting batik fabric on the back.
The little ones are great for babies and are only12cm tall and sooo soft!!
I hope you like them as much as we do!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Wow look at this fabulous new lampshade!!! After nearly 6 months of emails, sampling, discussions and just not getting it right..these little babies have arrived!! They are all hand made (ofcourse) and we have used scraps of material, ribbons, laces, trims, all leftovers from the fashion houses around delhi...recycling, recreating1!!Love them and I hope you will too! You can order directly from us on line www.goldfishgifts.com.au OR you could just pop into the shop inBerry and we can show you the range!!

new tweetie birdcage

Just love love love this new item!! Whimsical, sweet, delicate..and totally handmade!!
Would look great in alittle girls room, or even a big girls room! ..no 2 alike..all hand made by my driver Gusti and his wife and a few women helpers in their village in central Bali.
Gusti and I worked together to create this gorgeous piece, travelling all over the capital Denpasar looking for trimmings, ribbons, beads, flowers ..no mean feat as there were not many choices around. Some of the little stores we looked in were like aladdins caves with all sorts of bits and bobs..I remember climbing up a ladder into the roof cavity of one place.where they had stashed a supply of old velvet ribbon...still don't know how I got out as the space was so small and crowded and HOT HOT HOT!!!!!!! But I did find ONE roll of pink velvet ribbon and ONE roll of mint velvet ribbon...that made me happy.
Was it worth it?? OFCOURSE!!! This went on for several days till we had a nice stash of goodies to work with. Then we could not find the little birds anywhere so another of my resourceful Balinese freinds asked his brother to carve some up for us..GREAT!!!!
So this item is TOTALLY handmade, created with loads of love and laughs......and its absolutely GORGEOUS too!!
The results speak for them selves!!!

trying to create a new look blog..

Sounds complicated..well it is...especially when it comes to following instuctions with directions like HTML, monetize, bl bla..BUT so far so good..and doesn't it look pretty......
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