Archive for October, 2009

New stuff, yay!

October 31, 2009

Hi everyone, I was going to hold off publishing the new stock so I was ready to go at the markets but many of you have been asking about new monkeys and our soon to be launched clothing range. So I have posted new sock toys in the ‘sock toys’ section in the right hand menu. Here is a sneak peek of Grandma Chuckles new clothing for littlies…


See you all at the Teeny Tiny Sisters Market this saturday, Brunswick Town Hall.

Another day, another monkey…

October 26, 2009

I have been playing around with numbers and it seems I need to make sure at least one monkey (or other sock toy) goes in the monkey barrel each day. With so many markets in November and December I don’t want to run out of stock. So whilst there are no new monkeys shown on the blog, please be assured that there a many a monkey being made!!! If you are after something in particular email us on chucklesdesigns@gmail.com, otherwise we’ll see you at our next markets. Teeny Tiny Sisters Market, Brunswick Town Hall, Sat, Nov 7. Kris Kringle Night Markets starting Thurs Nov 26, Northcote Town Hall. Northside Makers Market, Nov 28, Uniting Church, Northcote.

Teeny Tiny Sisters Market

October 22, 2009

Just a reminder to mark the next Sisters’ Market in your diaries for November 7. It’s an extra special, teeny-tiny sisters market to allow you yet another opportunity to spoil your little people silly! I am happy to say that I have finally made some more Socktopi for those of you asking about them – including a sparkly orange one which happens to be my new all-time favourite! Grandma Chuckles is playing around with some beautiful wrap-around reversible tops for beautiful little girls. I’m pulling first grandchild rights for Charlie and demanding the first one, but we hope to have a small number available at the Sisters Market and many more at the first Kris Kringle market, Nov 26 at Northcote Town Hall and the next Northside Makers, Nov 28, Uniting Church, Northcote.

New stock coming soon…

October 19, 2009

Just keeping you all up to date. As you can see there are lots of toys with ‘SOLD’ written below them. We were so grateful to have such wonderful days at the recent Sisters Market and the first ever Northside Makers Market in Northcote. However, it left us with a little less stock than usual. Grandma Chuckles is very busy creating and hoping to launch her clothing range for kiddies and some new toys and puppets. I am busy building my sock toy collection for the upcoming chrissy market festivus! There are a lot of toys made but not yet on the blog so please email chucklesdesigns@gmail.com if you after something different to those posted here. Also, we are always happy to help out where possible with special requests. We are booked or tentatively booked at the following markets:

Teeny Tiny Sisters Market

Brunswick Town Hall
Cnr Sydney and Glenlyon Rds
Saturday, November 7th
10am-4pm

Northside Makers Market
Uniting Church
High St, Northcote
Saturday, November 28th
10.30am-3.30pm

Kris Kringle Night Markets
Northcote Town Hall
5.30-10pm
Thurs, November 26th
Thurs, December 3rd
Thurs, December 10th
Thurs, December 17th

Market 3031
Bellair Street
Kensington/Flemington
Saturday, December 12th
More details to follow

Twitter-birth and the Northside Makers Review

October 11, 2009

Well, firstly chuckles designs are now on twitter. Not overly sure about the whole thing yet but I am sure I will catch on quick enough. Secondly, thanks thanks thanks to the Northside Makers Collective. What a fantastic market!!! I made record market sales and have a very busy 3 weeks ahead of me leading into the Teeny Tiny Sisters Market, and then the beginning of christmas market festivus. I made a lot of sales but spent a lot of money too, guess that’s the downside of such a wonderful makers market. Well done to the organisers, stall holders and lovely people who came along to enjoy the Melbourne sun and support local talent. Looking forward to the next one on November 28.

Northside Makers Market

October 9, 2009

Just another reminder to come see us at the first ever Northside Makers Market tomorrow. 10.30-3.30 at the Uniting Church on High St. You may know it for religious reasons or for its reasonably decent toilet during high st festival. Either way, find it and visit us tomorrow!! Also, if I was clever enough to have one of those little menus for friends of chuckles I would totally have fat mummas posted on it. Check it out!

Charlie and her Chuckles Collection

October 7, 2009

Charlie is a bit of a Chuckles toy reviewer, whatever she hangs on to and drags around for hours becomes the next keeper for our range. Many of these toys were given to her, but many were thieved when I wasn’t looking. I decided yesterday that I would hold a reunion for her and all of her chuckles toys. And so they gathered, on her favourite lounging place, the manky green armchair.

Northside Makers

October 6, 2009

Remember to make the most of the sunny forecast for this Saturday and take a wander down High Street, Northcote. Of course, while you’re in the area you absolutely must pop in to see us at the Northside Makers Market. Uniting Church, High St, 10.30-3.30. We have been very busy making new stock for our loyal followers. So if you’re after something different to our current blog stock or what you saw at our sisters market stall make sure you get down to see us.

Markets, markets and more markets

October 4, 2009

Thanks to everyone who came along to the Sisters Market on Saturday. We had a great day and are now crazily sewing to get new stock ready for all of you at the Northside Makers Market this coming Saturday. 10.30-3.30 at the Uniting Church, High St, Northcote.

Also, the Teeny Tiny Sisters Market with all things kiddy styles is happening on November 7 at the Brunswick Town Hall. Remember west-side folk can get their Chuckles fix at Mandrake and Willow, 66 Anderson St, Yarraville.

Must go now, monkey bodies to stuff…

Sisters Market

October 2, 2009

Great News Chuckles Lovers, we just got a last minute stall at the Sisters Market for tomorrow. Brunswick Town Hall, Cnr Sydney and Glenlyon Rds, Brunswick, 10am-4pm. Come visit us to take advantage of our special market prices. $5 off online prices and the perk of no postage. See ya there!