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Giveaway :: Diddle & Ro.

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.  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.  But really how could I not when they are THIS CUTE?

And that is what we are giving away, friends–the “Miss Miranda pinafore”.  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:  started Diddle & Ro just under a year ago. I’m a stay-home mum of four (ages 2yrs – 18yrs) and I wanted to start a business i could run from home that was also fun. My husband(John) is in the Defence Force and I also have an autistic son, Liam (15), who needs lots of extra care, so my business needed to be mobile (in case my husband is posted elsewhere) 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 a break from sewing. The hairpins were a hit at the market so I decided to 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!  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 to jump around and get dirty. I  also get inspiration for my designs by looking at online vintage clothing shops (Etsy is brilliant) collecting vintage sewing patterns 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 only sewing I would do before Diddle & Ro was taking up trouser/skirt hems and making the occasional costume for a school play. I also made alot of my eldest daughters (Noni) 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 and have admired crafty people. Like most crafty folk I have a list a mile long of craft projects I hope to complete one day but probably never will. I’m really looking forward to creating new things for Diddle & Ro in 2011, 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:

  1. Leave a comment on this blog entry
  2. If you already follow us on Twitter, tweet about this giveaway—don’t forget to include @modernkiddo in the tweet please!
  3. “Like” us on Facebook
  4. “Like” Diddle & Ro on Facebook too!
  5. Leave a comment on the Diddle&Ro blog! It’s so cute you’ll want to stop by anyway!

If you do all five you’ll be entered five times. DOUBLE HUZZAH!!

Good luck, and I’m crossing my fingers you win!

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  1. Sarah A. says

    Oh, my…these are sooo cute! And the hairclips! And even the tags! Thanks for the opportunity 🙂
    (Also: liked & liked on FB)

  2. sabrina says

    I love these Diddle and Ro dresses and would love one for my little girl!

  3. sabrina says

    Liked you on Facebook!

  4. sabrina says

    Liked Diddle and Ro on Facebook too! Fingers crossed!

  5. Gennie says

    Adorable! I’m a brand new reader and am hooked already. 🙂 Thanks.

  6. Wendy O says

    The dresses are charming. The hair pins are to die for! Lovely!

  7. Wendy O says

    Do I have to tell you that I like you on FB?

  8. sacha says

    ohhh! so cute!

  9. betsy says

    adorable dresses. My girl would die for the pink with the kites!

  10. betsy says

    fan of modern kiddo on facebook.

  11. betsy says

    follow on twitter.

  12. Ellie @ The Mommyist says

    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.

  13. Jocelyn Naquin says

    Oh, what a lovely shop! I love everything about it. My little girl would look so darling in one of those dresses!

  14. Michelle says

    Love the dresses. Thanks for the chance to win one!

  15. audrey g says

    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!

  16. thursday says

    oh my CUTE! I would love to see my little bean dressed up in that pinafore!

  17. thursday says

    I have dutifully tweeted this giveaway 🙂

  18. thursday says

    I wish there was a ‘love’ button for Modern Kiddo on Facebook cause I’d click the hell out of it.

  19. thursday says

    and I’m newly liking Diddle & Ro on Facebook too 🙂

  20. Lisa says

    So adorable! I just love the fabrics!

  21. Lisa says

    I like you 🙂

  22. Lisa says

    I like Diddle & Ro too!

  23. Cedar says

    What a darling dress!

  24. stacy says

    love everything! 🙂

  25. Joanna says

    Such a great giveaway! Would be perfect for my little lady!!

  26. RocketGirl says

    How can someone pick between those three dresses? A cruel trick! (Even so, We’re tweeted, liked, liked and commented!)

  27. Amber Liddle says

    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 🙂

  28. Mimi says

    Very sweet! I’d have a hard time deciding which one I love best!

  29. Honor says

    Aw, such sweet dresses!

  30. Sara says

    Oh my- so cute! My little would love this!

  31. Susan says

    Oh my gosh I would LOVE to win this giveaway!!

  32. cori says

    So cute – my 4 year old has *exclusively* been wearing dresses for over a year now!

  33. Heather Brandt says

    I liked Diddle & Ro on facebook 🙂


  34. Heather Brandt says

    I liked Modern Kiddo on facebook 🙂

  35. Natalie says

    Love this stuff! Love IT!

  36. wendy says

    Those dresses are fabulous!!

  37. wendy says

    I like you on FB 🙂

  38. wendy says

    I like Diddle & Ro on FB too!

  39. Jenny says

    I really enjoy reading your blog! Thanks for this lovely giveaway! Hope I win 🙂

  40. Julia Lucas says

    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.

  41. racheldenbow says

    So sweet! Love this giveaway!

  42. Heather Avis says

    so cute. I need one

  43. Maryam says

    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!

  44. OhSydney says

    So cute! Did everything but the tweet! These are the cutest, kitschy-est dresses ever!!

  45. Dawn says

    LOVE all these cute dresses! *hope I win*

  46. Dawn says

    I follow you on twitter.

  47. Mari, Small for Big says

    Great giveaway – I LOVE that dress – and all of the rest of it too!

  48. Mari, Small for Big says

    I Like MK on facebook!

  49. Mari, Small for Big says

    Just retweeted the giveaway, what fun!

  50. Melissa says

    Oh my! i am absolutely crazy in love with these sweet dresses. They’d be perfect on my little Dovie come spring time.

  51. Melissa says

    I liked Modern Kiddo on facebook!

  52. Melissa says

    I liked Diddle and Ro on facebook!

  53. sarahrosangela says

    I always have a hard time finding pretty things for my girl; not cutesy, but pretty. Love this.

  54. Carina says

    Those dresses are adorable.

  55. Amy says

    Oh! I am doing all 5 because I would LOVE to win! These dresses are DARLING!

  56. Meg says

    Done and done.
    Ps…I just died from too much cuteness. Thanks.;)

  57. Chelsei Ryan says

    OMG. This is cuteness overload!

  58. Chelsei Ryan says

    Like Modern Kiddo on FB

  59. Chelsei Ryan says

    Like Diddle & Ro on FB

  60. Chelsei Ryan says

    Left a Comment on Post Talking about this giveaway at Diddle&Ro Blog

  61. Miss chris says

    These are beautiful!! Please count me in! Off to tweet and fb!

  62. rubyellen says

    way cute!!! my girls would adore this!

  63. Melanie says

    Absolutely adorable! I would love one for my little girl!

  64. steph says

    I would love to win this for my god-daughter, she’s not even born yet, but I have begun preparing.

  65. steph says

    I like you on facebook.

  66. Jaymi says

    Those dresses are ADORABLE! Wow! In love.

  67. Alisha says

    Definitely bananas! Totally cute!

  68. Elethea Elbert says

    So adorable I am so in love and it’s also great to find another Elethea in the world!!!

  69. Elizabeth says

    So pretty!!!

  70. elizabeth says

    so so cute. i entered. 5 times! pick me! my baby girl would rock it! such an adorable giveaway!
    xo Liz

  71. jessica says

    Heavenly Cute!!

  72. Danielle says

    THOSE are the cutest dresses EVER! <3

  73. Emily Flippin Maruna says

    Very cute!

  74. Emily Flippin Maruna says

    I like you on fb

  75. Emily Flippin Maruna says

    I like diddle&ro on fb too!

  76. lisa says

    the dresses are so flipping cute! Also, tho, really cool blog. Double plus. Thanks!

  77. Angie Neil says

    So cute!! I hope I win!!

  78. Angie Neil says

    I follow on Twitter and I Tweeted!!/treasures4tots

  79. Angie Neil says

    I like you on Facebook!

  80. Nikki says

    Aww! I love this dress. I have a lil Boogie that would look soo cute in this!!

  81. Angie Neil says

    I commented on Diddle & Ro blog!!
    (It’s waiting moderation)

  82. Angie Neil says

    I like Diddle and Ro on Facebook!

  83. Alisa says

    These are BEYOND precious!!! Love the vintage feel.

  84. Alisa says

    “Liked” Diddle&Ro on Facebook

  85. Alisa says

    Left comment on Diddle&Ro Blog

  86. Grace M. says

    So very fresh and lovely!

  87. Gena says

    These dresses are just precious!!

  88. Gena says

    I tweeted this giveaway “gold918”

  89. Gena says

    I like modern kiddo on FB “mia’s closet”

  90. Gena says

    I like diddle & ro on FB “mia’s closet”

  91. Gena says

    I commented on Diddle & Ro’s blog under the “go scottie” entry.. just love those rompers!

  92. alissa says

    adorable! i’d love to win.

  93. Nicole says

    Absolutly adorable. My daughter will look like an angel in your adorable dresses. Well done.

  94. Athena says

    Really enjoyed reading this article!!! thanks for the great giveaway!

  95. Athena says

    I liked you on Facebook!

  96. Athena says

    I liked Diddle & Ro on Facebook!

  97. Athena says

    I left a comment on the Diddle & Ro blog!

  98. Gita says

    Like both! Beautiful stuffs!

  99. Kathryn says

    Have only found this site today and am loving your style. Hooked and hopeful!

  100. Amy says


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