Archive for November, 2009

Premature Birth Awareness Week

November 23, 2009

Hi again, just wanted to provide the link for the Mercy Breast Milk Bank so you can read about all the amazing things that are happening. Check it out here. Milk Donations will not be accepted until 2010, so right now financial donations are of high priority. The bank will be run completely on donations so drop by their site or our market stalls to find out how you can donate some cash to this great cause.

I am extending the markets for which we will contribute some of our profits. We have decided to include the second Kris Kringle Market also. So please send us an email to order your stuff online or visit us at the Kris Kringle Markets, Northcote Town Hall, 5.30-10pm, Thurs 26 and Dec 3, or at the Northside Makers Market, Unting Church, High St, Northcote, 10.30am-3.30pm.


National Premature Birth Awareness Week

November 18, 2009

Hi everyone, most of you are aware that the wonderful Chuckles scared us all half to death by arriving very suddenly at 28 weeks gestation. November 24-30 is National Premature Birth Awareness Week and obviously is very important to us. Chuckles designs will be donating $2 from every sale during that week to the new Mercy Breast Milk Bank to help all of those amazing little miracles in the NICU and SCN that can’t get enough milk from their very tired and stressed and sometimes sick mummies. This is an amazing cause and the first of its kind in Melbourne. The difference Breast milk makes in all babies, but in particular our special little prems is incredible. So if you are after a chuckles monkey, spider or a funky little outfit for your own little ones order on line between Nov 24-30, or visit us at the Kris Kringle Night Market on November 26 or the Northside Makers on November 28. Thanks, Jen.

Micro Monkeys Launch

November 15, 2009

Well I have been toying with the idea of micro monkeys for quite some time, but even the normal baby monkeys can be fiddly. Today I finally gave in and made my first micro monkey. I love, love, love him but it must be said that Chuckles herself is quite besotted with new mini monkey. They are very fiddly and socks are harder to come by in baby size but I will ensure I have a reasonable range of Micro Monkeys available at the first market in the ‘6 markets in 3 weeks’ Marathon.

Come meet the micro monkeys at;
Kris Kringle Night Markets,
Northcote Town Hall,
Thursdays from November 26, 5.30-10pm

Northside Makers Market
Uniting Church, High St, Northcote,
Sat, November 28, 10.30-3.30pm

Market 3031
Kensington Station, Bellair St
Sat, December 12

So many monkeys, so little time…

November 8, 2009

Thanks to all of you who came by to doo some early chrissy shopping at the Teeny Tiny Sisters Market yesterday. It was a great day, and I think my decision to only go through the rest of the market twice means I may have even retained some of my profits! Scored some great clothes for chuckles from our neighbour, Knuffle Kid. So lovely, she’ll be the funkiest kid on the block with her new rags.

Grnadma Chuckles received an overwhelmingly good response to her new clothing range and we promise to have more sizes and patterns ready for the upcoming Kris Kringle Markets, and the next Northside Makers Market.

Now, I really should stop procrastinating. In 17 days, we start our crazy cluster of six markets in three weeks. I have to churn out two monkeys a day to make sure you can all get your favourite sock creatures in time for Santa’s big run. See you all then…

Teeny Tiny Sisters Market

November 5, 2009

Looking for a weekend filler??? Get out in the Melbourne sunshine and visit Chuckles at the Teeny Tiny Sisters Market at Brunswick Town Hall, Sydney Rd, Brunswick. 10am-4pm. We’re out the front this time so come and say hi to us and check out the other fantastic locally made goodies at this wonderful market.