Oh ho! I’m so excited about this giveaway–I wish I could enter it.
Today, we are giving away an adorable Diddle & Ro dressie! I DIE!
Diddle and Ro is the brainchild of the gloriously charming and wonderfully clever Elethea Davison, a most glamorous and terribly creative Australian mum who clearly has a great eye for color and style for children’s clothing.Â When she contacted me to do a giveaway I was tickled pink because I instantly fell head over heels in lurve with her darling sassy and sweet dresses.Â But really how could I not when they are THIS CUTE?
And that is what we are giving away, friends–the “Miss Miranda pinafore”.Â and Elethea is letting the lucky winner choose the dress from one of the from four versions of the ‘Miss Miranda” Pinafore – Liberty Floral-Blue, Tiny Tots-red, Kids flying kites-pink, Retro Mushroom-brown. The dress is available in sizes 1 – 6.
I know, right? BANANAS!
And of course she knows that any outfit isn’t complete until you have accessories. And fortunately she sells these wonderful hairpins that I would completely steal from the Peach’s wardrobe.
I know right? Well, let’s chat with your young heroine for a minute, kay?
Yoohoooo!!! Elethea? Do you have a minute. A couple of questions, if you don’t mind.
MK: Tell me, Why did you start this wonderful line of clothing and barrettes and oh so many other goodies!
Elethea:Â started Diddle & RoÂ just under a year ago. I’m a stay-home mum ofÂ four (agesÂ 2yrs – 18yrs) and I wanted toÂ start a business iÂ could runÂ from home thatÂ was alsoÂ fun. My husband(John) is in the Defence Force and I also have anÂ autistic son, Liam (15),Â who needs lots of extra care, so my business needed toÂ be mobile (in case my husband is posted elsewhere)Â and have flexible hours.
I LOVE collecting vintage fabrics, thrift shopping, sewing and childrens fashion so I decided to design my own range of children’s clothing using reproduction and vintage-inspired fabrics. I decided to add hairpins/barrettes to my range one day when I had just finished making 20 dresses for an upcoming market and needed aÂ break from sewing. The hairpinsÂ were a hit at the market soÂ I decided toÂ keep making them. I also make the occasional vintage fabric quilt. I fall in love with each quilt and admittedly feel a little sad every time I sell one.
MK: You are a kindred spirit with the vintage fabric, lady!Â What is the inspiration behind your clothing?
Elethea: The main inspiration for my clothing is my two youngest children – Miranda (8) and Ronan (2) and my love of all things vintage. Miranda’s nickname is ‘Diddle’ and Ronan goes by ‘Ro’ – hence the name Diddle & Ro. I want my clothing to be both pretty and durable as Miranda is very girly but still loves toÂ jump around and get dirty. IÂ also get inspiration for my designs by looking at online vintage clothing shops (Etsy is brilliant) collecting vintage sewing patternsÂ and following fantastic blogs like Modern Kiddo.
MK: ow long have you been doing this–have you always been so crafty?
Elethea: I have to admit, I haven’t always been crafty. The onlyÂ sewing I would do before Diddle & Ro wasÂ taking up trouser/skirt hems and making the occasional costume for a school play. I also made alot of my eldest daughters (Noni)Â clothes when she was a baby but that was mainly to save money. I also worked as a seamtress, making made-to-order ladies clothing for a small boutique in Melbourne, Australia. I’ve always loved craft andÂ have admired crafty people. Like most crafty folk I have a list a mile long of craft projects I hope to complete one dayÂ but probably never will. I’m really looking forward to creating new things for Diddle & RoÂ in 2011,Â which will include more boys clothing.
MK: Sewing in my mind is all part of the craft toolbelt, lady, and you are crafting and clearly talented person and we are so thankful that you are doing this grand giveaway with us. HUZZAH! And let us know when that boys line starts up. We love charming boys clothes!
Oh oh oh! And please note that Diddle & Ro are offering FREE POSTAGE for the month of January.
Now, friends, to get this beyond adorable dressie, you can:
- Leave a comment on this blog entry
- If you already follow us onÂ Twitter, tweet about this giveawayâ€”donâ€™t forget to include @modernkiddo in the tweet please!
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- Leave a comment on the Diddle&Ro blog! It’s so cute you’ll want to stop by anyway!
If you do all five youâ€™ll be entered five times. DOUBLE HUZZAH!!
Good luck, and Iâ€™m crossing my fingers you win!