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!
- â€œLikeâ€ us on Facebook
- “Like” Diddle & Ro on Facebook too!
- 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!
101 thoughts on “Giveaway :: Diddle & Ro.”
Oh, my…these are sooo cute! And the hairclips! And even the tags! Thanks for the opportunity 🙂
(Also: liked & liked on FB)
I love these Diddle and Ro dresses and would love one for my little girl!
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Liked Diddle and Ro on Facebook too! Fingers crossed!
Adorable! I’m a brand new reader and am hooked already. 🙂 Thanks.
The dresses are charming. The hair pins are to die for! Lovely!
Do I have to tell you that I like you on FB?
ohhh! so cute!
adorable dresses. My girl would die for the pink with the kites! thecoolkidsblog.com
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The dresses are very cute and I love the fabric choices. My favorite is the Liberty Floral-Blue but I’m sure my girly-girl would choose the Kids flying kites-pink. I will definitely remember these dresses when it comes time to do some spring shopping.
Oh, what a lovely shop! I love everything about it. My little girl would look so darling in one of those dresses!
Love the dresses. Thanks for the chance to win one!
I love vintage fabric and the idea of using it for children’s clothing is perfect.
I found your blog while searching for a hobbit children’s costume to make for my 15 month old, and am now obsessed!
oh my CUTE! I would love to see my little bean dressed up in that pinafore!
I have dutifully tweeted this giveaway 🙂
I wish there was a ‘love’ button for Modern Kiddo on Facebook cause I’d click the hell out of it.
and I’m newly liking Diddle & Ro on Facebook too 🙂
So adorable! I just love the fabrics!
I like you 🙂
I like Diddle & Ro too!
What a darling dress!
love everything! 🙂
Such a great giveaway! Would be perfect for my little lady!!
How can someone pick between those three dresses? A cruel trick! (Even so, We’re tweeted, liked, liked and commented!)
Ingrid says yes please, she’d like one. And we like you on FB and Diddle and ro on FB, and I’m about to tweet this up. Yay giveaways! You guys find the best stuff 🙂
Very sweet! I’d have a hard time deciding which one I love best!
Aw, such sweet dresses!
Oh my- so cute! My little would love this!
Oh my gosh I would LOVE to win this giveaway!!
So cute – my 4 year old has *exclusively* been wearing dresses for over a year now!
I liked Diddle & Ro on facebook 🙂
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I liked Modern Kiddo on facebook 🙂
Love this stuff! Love IT!
Those dresses are fabulous!!
I like you on FB 🙂
I like Diddle & Ro on FB too!
I really enjoy reading your blog! Thanks for this lovely giveaway! Hope I win 🙂
The ‘Miranda’ pinafore is gorgeous. Retro Mushroom-brown is stunning fabric. Elethea is a very talented lady.
* I’ve liked Modern Kiddo fb page, liked Diddle & Ro ages ago and I’ll drop by Diddle & Ro’s blog.
So sweet! Love this giveaway!
so cute. I need one
Oh my gosh, those dresses are sooooo cute! I just found out I’m having a little girl in June so the more dresses the better!
So cute! Did everything but the tweet! These are the cutest, kitschy-est dresses ever!!
LOVE all these cute dresses! *hope I win*
I follow you on twitter.
Great giveaway – I LOVE that dress – and all of the rest of it too!
I Like MK on facebook!
Just retweeted the giveaway, what fun!
Oh my! i am absolutely crazy in love with these sweet dresses. They’d be perfect on my little Dovie come spring time.
I liked Modern Kiddo on facebook!
I liked Diddle and Ro on facebook!
I always have a hard time finding pretty things for my girl; not cutesy, but pretty. Love this.
Those dresses are adorable.
Oh! I am doing all 5 because I would LOVE to win! These dresses are DARLING!
Done and done.
Ps…I just died from too much cuteness. Thanks.;)
OMG. This is cuteness overload!
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These are beautiful!! Please count me in! Off to tweet and fb!
way cute!!! my girls would adore this!
Absolutely adorable! I would love one for my little girl!
I would love to win this for my god-daughter, she’s not even born yet, but I have begun preparing.
I like you on facebook.
Those dresses are ADORABLE! Wow! In love.
Definitely bananas! Totally cute!
So adorable I am so in love and it’s also great to find another Elethea in the world!!!
so so cute. i entered. 5 times! pick me! my baby girl would rock it! such an adorable giveaway!
THOSE are the cutest dresses EVER! <3
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I like diddle&ro on fb too!
the dresses are so flipping cute! Also, tho, really cool blog. Double plus. Thanks!
So cute!! I hope I win!!
I follow on Twitter and I Tweeted!
I like you on Facebook!
Aww! I love this dress. I have a lil Boogie that would look soo cute in this!!
I commented on Diddle & Ro blog!!
(It’s waiting moderation)
I like Diddle and Ro on Facebook!
These are BEYOND precious!!! Love the vintage feel.
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So very fresh and lovely!
These dresses are just precious!!
I tweeted this giveaway “gold918”
I like modern kiddo on FB “mia’s closet”
I like diddle & ro on FB “mia’s closet”
I commented on Diddle & Ro’s blog under the “go scottie” entry.. just love those rompers!
adorable! i’d love to win.
Absolutly adorable. My daughter will look like an angel in your adorable dresses. Well done.
Really enjoyed reading this article!!! thanks for the great giveaway!
I liked you on Facebook!
I liked Diddle & Ro on Facebook!
I left a comment on the Diddle & Ro blog!
Like both! Beautiful stuffs!
Have only found this site today and am loving your style. Hooked and hopeful!