Buy Modern Baby who I met via Twitter. Buy Modern Baby's blog showcases kids spaces, nurseries, hip kids and babies gear. Esther, like many other online shoppers love Etsy for its handmade variety and global shipping! You'd be surprise how many local Aussie handmade talent is on Etsy.
When I was selecting items for my child's nursery (6 years ago now!), I was frustrated that so many of the things I loved were only available abroad. Because of this, the products I choose to share on buymodernbaby are all readily available to my readers in North America. When I was asked to guest post for Chic Mother & Baby, I was excited by the opportunity to focus on items from another continent! These are my favourite Etsy picks that are made and sold in Australia...
1: The etsy shop milk and cookies creates art prints with the cutest little characters. I'm in love with Birthday Bear but Mr. Schnitzel is a close second.
2: Buntings are all the rage right now for both nursery and party decor, but I haven't seen anything quite like this set of three vintage fabric buntings from naughty shorts. They are bright and beautiful.
3: I've heard of Paul & Paula at Hickey Clothing, but it's waaaay cooler than I expected. Shark, dragon and bat hoodies?! Fantastic! And as the red hooded sweatshirt was always a staple in my childhood wardrobe, the Ladybug Hoodie can't be beat.
4: It was hard choosing my favourite print from printspace, but it's hard not to fall in love with this penguin family! If these colours don't suit you, visit the shop to see their other adorable creations.
5: I would have loved Penelope from Little Wooden Shoe when I was a girl. One of you MUST take her home as my own boys wouldn't quite appreciate her.
6: The sock monkey mobiles from Snickerdoodle Creations are my new favorite mobiles ever! They come in a variety of colour combination or can be customised to suit your nursery colours.
7: Tiges and Weince makes a variety of prints and iron on transfers, but you can never go wrong with a personalised cushion. This is a gift that would be treasured for decades.
8: The collection of fabric wall decals from mae is precious. I've selected the "Up Up And Away" set as my favorite, but the dress up dolls, birds or trees might be what you're looking for.
Fortunately for me, all these items can be shipped to the U.S. You've got to love etsy!