blogs we love | mieke willems

This blog belonging to Antwerp duo, photographer Mieke Verbijlen and artist Veronik Willems, is filled with photos, artist features, and snapshots of kooky collections. Mieke Willems is playful and sometimes odd, and we love it...

pocket money treats | Mr Mystery invisible ink books

Remember invisible ink? Use the magic pen to draw over empty space, and see clues and answers appear before your very eyes! Each of the Mr Mystery books contains a variety of puzzles, games and stories. Find the clues, solve the mysteries, and play for hours!

Perfect for children of reading age (younger kids love Mr Mystery too, but will need a little help from a grown up).

Only $9.95 online and in-store at Shorties

Missie Munster | SS 13/14

Polka dots, peach-hued birds, and pineapples! These are the essentials for every young lady's summer wardrobe. The Missie Munster range is available in sizes newborn through to 14 years, available in-store only.

Robin dress (sizes 2 - 14 yrs) $49
Tweety Bird tee (sizes newborn - 2yrs) $35
polka flock pants (sizes newborn - 2yrs) $45
husky jumpsuit (sizes 4 - 14 yrs) $69

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The Brady kids meet the Jacksons in 1971

in very important news, some kids built an 11 storey LEGO tower

extremely rad animation by Elina Kasesalu 

I love the notes this dad took during birthing classes with his wife...

Bron wrote about book week in the 80s. Those photos are fab!

educational printables on the (US) Scholastic website. I love this moon phases mini book.

stuff to do - dress up attack festival

Gotta get your tickets to the Dress Up Attack festival! It was a blast last year and this year's lineup looks even better!

WHEN? Saturday, September 7th
WHERE? Addison Road Centre, Marrickville
WHY? Because you want to dress up and dance have a great day out with your whole family.

All details can be found at the Dress Up Attack website, and why not show 'em some facebook love while you're at it...

Minti Summer 13/14 has arrived!

You know summer is near when Minti is here! They've outdone themselves again this year, with Mexican style prints, bright comfy sundresses for the girls, and some seriously genius t-shirts. Above is a little taster of the goodies we have instore, but you'll just have to come on in to see the rest (there is LOTS more!)

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the photograph above is from the beautiful Jakarta in the 50s tumblr

this mini-documentary about a truly amazing teacher will definitely make you cry

suuuuper cute animal pom-poms tutorial on the Mr Printables blog

the sustainable, solar-powered, floating school in Nigeria is just incredible in every way

downloadable masks = hours of fun

this printable matching game is so 60s flower power - I love it!

one for mum and dad: every Simpsons film reference in GIF form. Um, amazing.

and the band played on...

Beautifully painted wooden musical toys are now instore and online and start from $5!

Styled & Photographed by Ingrid

where the wild bums are

From the very talented, and rather cheeky Claudia Rowe, comes the third instalment in our all-time fave bum book seriesWhere The Wild Bums Are pays homage to the Maurice Sendak classic which graces so many of our bookshelves, Where the Wild Things Are. With beautiful illustrations and a storyline that will have your kids in stitches, the Wild Bums is destined to become the new bedtime favourite in your house.

Also available: Bum Magic, and The Very Hungry Bum

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rare photo of Dr. Seuss at home, 1957
fellow flight path dwellers, the flight radar website is for you. My son now hears a plane approaching and we dash to check the radar. You can see the plane fly over your place in real time, and check stats like how fast it's going, where it's going, where it came from. Amazing!

homemade crumpets, oh yum.

you know we love us some vintage book love. How cute are these tiny nonsense stories?

awesome knitted shark. Kooky knitted toys are the best.

sideshows, ferris wheel, corn dogs, teacup rides. It's a night at the carnival!

when Rohan from Whole Larder Love, wrote this post about his girls being bullied for eating home packed lunches, it made me so sad. Now his wife Kate has started a blog of her own, The Lunch Lady, dedicated to gorgeous baked goods and lunchbox yums. Homemade lunches forever, we say!

something silly...Cookie Monster covers Icona Pop's 'I Love it'

DIY toilet roll llama

posted by Kat

Shorties newsletter - $20 & under

Did you receive the Shorties newsletter yesterday? If not you can sign up for the next one here, and in the meantime check out the latest Shorties News below. It features just some of the rather brill gifts you can find in our online shop for under $ and cheerful, just the way we like it.

Take it to the next level with Munster summer13!

Shorties Next Level tee $35
 cassette wallets  $19
ghost resin brooch $10
Munster Pipey shorts $59
Munster Game On tee $45
yellow cubebot $12

rad retro tapedeck/tv - priceless

blogs we love - kids were here

A few weekends ago I linked to a cute blog called Kids Were Here, but I just have to share it in more detail. If you have children, or have lived with children, you know about the tell-tale trail a child can leave behind (often a path of destruction, but not always). The blog consists of a few different photographers 'documenting details of evidence that kids were here'. Here are some of my faves, I hope they make you smile...

GIVEAWAY - Sapling Child

The winner of this special giveaway will score the Sapling pack pictured, including:

owl on branch long sleeve bodysuit $25
owl on branch pants $19
organic dove grey long sleeve romper $29
dove grey pants with love heart bottom $19
owl on branch kimono onesie $29

(all garments are sized 0 (6-12 months)

ode to Munster

Oh Munster, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways...
We love the story of the Aussie couple (with three boys of their own) who ended up running an International kids label. We love that Munster make cool threads for kids who dance, skate, climb trees, roll down hills and build forts - for real kids who play and make mess and are sometimes up to no good. Best of all we love that these clothes still hold up after all that use and abuse - quality is everything!

So you can imagine it's happy days here at Shorties, as Munster Summer 13 has started to arrive. Can we just say, it's a stellar collection, and you are going to love it all. Take a peek at what has already hit the racks...


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