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Updated Pages and Sisters Market

April 14, 2010

I have updated the ‘Look at Stuff’ pages with loads of new clothing, toys, play mats and cushions. Check them out and email if you would like to make an order or come visit us at the Sisters Market this Saturday, Brunswick Town Hall, Sydney Rd, 10am-4pm. I’ve put a sample of these goodies in this post along with a pic of Charlie Chuckles just because she is sooo beautiful!


Sisters Market

April 10, 2010

Remember to come and visit at the Sisters’ Market next Saturday. Brunswick Town Hall, 10-4, Sat April 17th. Grandma Chuckles will have loads of new stock, quilts and cushions beautifully embroidered with bright characters and animals and more clothing for the little people. I am busy trying to get my monkey stock up. Micro monkeys always sell fast and I will have quite a few but get there early to score yours if mini is what you’re after. Remember, you can get your chuckles goodies by emailing us anytime with your order requirements at, pop in and see some of our range at or take a trip to Little Shop of Handmade, 8 Woorayl St, Carnegie for your sock monkey purchases and to check out some great local art and craft all under $50.

Updating blog…

March 15, 2010

Sorry for my slackness in recent months, but by the time I make a monkey and photograph it I seem to sell it! Good for me, not very helpful for those of you looking for your favourite monkey, dress, playmat or cushion. I have a big order to fill for Little Shop of Handmade and will then be updating our stock and the blog. Thanks for your patience and thanks to those who came to say hi at Northside Makers on Saturday. See you at the next Sisters Market.

Northside Makers and a brother for Chuckles

March 9, 2010

Well Chucklers, we are finally back in the market circuit after my February Fiasco. Come along this Saturday to Northside Makers Market, Uniting Church, High St, Northcote. Grandma Chuckles has some fantastic new stock, cushions and quilts and loads of new clothing for the little ones, size 1-8 years.

On another note, we had our 20 weeks scan today and found out that Charlie Chuckles will be getting a baby brother, hopefully not for another 15 weeks or so.

Hope to see you all soon at the Northside Makers. Personally, I am mostly looking forward to finding something cute and boy like for newbie to wear when he arrives and pigging out on multiple treats from the Melbourne Epicure stall. Mmmmmmmm, yummy!!

Pregnant Brain

February 9, 2010

Sorry Chuckles Fans! In my pregnant stupidity I had convinced myself that the Northside Makers Market and the Sisters Market were both on February 6. As I had already booked Sisters Market, I didn’t apply for Northside. It only became clear when Grandma Chuckles called for the third time to say she was still sitting at Brunswick Town Hall with no signs of a market last Saturday. Boo Hoo! Silly me seems to have made sure that we missed both February markets. We are hoping to be at the March Northside Makers Market and will as always continue to take orders online. Also, check us out at Robin Street Online Market

New Playmats by Grandma Chuckles

January 29, 2010

Grandma Chuckles has truly outdone herself. She has decided to make all those wonderful things normally reserved for the special little Charlie girl available to the general public. When we moved into our new house with our lovely sparkly polished boards, the poor little Chuckles was banging her giant head all the time as she rolled and crawled around the lounge room. Grandma Chuckles made a beautiful quilt/playmat that cushioned the blow and provided a warmer place for her to play. Even now that Charlie is 20 months old she still protests when the mat needs to go in the wash. Since then, Grandma has made a few for gifts but has now decided to make them available for you! There will be a couple for show and purchase at the Rainbow Artisans Market in Northcote tomorrow and the Sisters Market next Saturday in Brunswick and we will happily take orders. Grandma Chuckles can even personalise your playmat with Name, Date of Birth or a special message for the little one you love.

Exciting News

January 17, 2010

Well, I thought I would make it official. I am expecting another little bundle of joy, hopefully not too little though! I have big plans to keep this one safely inside till at least 36 weeks. We are due on July 29 and can’t wait to make Charlie Chuckles the best little big sister in town. Stay tuned, I will shortly be posting pics of our new stock. Markets coming soon; Midsumma Rainbow Market at Northcote Town Hall, Jan 30 and Sisters Market, Brunswick Town Hall, Feb 6. See you there!

Preparing for the New Year

January 1, 2010

After a crazy Christmas market season and a self-enforced hiatus from monkey making I am getting ready for the new year. Back to making a monkey a day from now and after filling a few orders we’ll be getting ready for a new season of markets. Our first one is the Midsumma Festival at Northcote Town Hall, January 30 and the following Saturday, Feb 6, at the Sisters Market, Brunswick Town Hall. Micro monkeys were a big hit and will definitely be staying on stock list. Thanks everyone for your support in our first year of business and we hope to help you again in 2010!

Breastmilk Bank Update and Chrissy Thanks

December 17, 2009

We want to thank all of you who visited our many chrissy markets to either chat or buy gifts. We are now very low on stock and will have a busy, busy January replenishing with new socks, patterns and fabrics.

The most satisfying part of our success is that we have raised over $150 dollars to donate to the Mercy Breastmilk Bank, due to open in 2010. We will up that to $200 and I hope that many of you are able to make donations also. To find out how to donate, visit the Mercy Breastmilk Bank Website

Stay tuned for new stock and make your orders online by emailing Jen at

Also, drop into Mandrake and Willow in Yarraville or The Little Shop of… in Carnegie to get your Chuckles goodies and many more vintage or handcrafted chrissy goodies.

Family Fashion Show

December 10, 2009

At Nanny’s weekly pancake afternoon I thought I would slave labour my nieces, nephew and daughter and hold a fashion show with Grandma Chuckles’ clothing range. Ok, so I didn’t quite bring the correct sizes but they look pretty cute anyway so here they are…Grandma Chuckles Clothing as modelled by Chaira, Annika, Liam and Charlie Chuckles.

Come get your own fashion show stock at Market 3031 this Saturday, 10am-4pm, Bellair Street and Macaulay Rd, Kensington.