Posts Tagged ‘northcote’

Mathilda’s Market, Caulfield and the Kris Kringle Night Markets, Northcote

November 22, 2011

Well, ho ho ho, christmas is approaching fast and I am sure all of your little (and big) people would love to find a chuckles toy of their very own under the tree! We have been so very busy stocking up on new and unique toys for you to choose from so please make sure you come say hi at the Kris Kringle Markets, Northcote Town Hall, Thursday nights 5.30-10pm for the next four weeks.

Also, we are getting very excited and a little nervous about our first ever Mathilda’s Market. Please come and visit our stall at the Caulfield Racecourse, Station Street, Caulfield. Free parking all day! on Sunday 27th November, from 9am to 1pm. Entry is free. With plenty of stalls, yummy food and kids’ entertainment on offer, Mathilda’s Market is undoubtedly Melbourne’s finest shopping destination for our littlies. For a sneak preview of what’s in store, head to, or check out their blog at We really hope to see you there!


Mathilda’s Market

September 16, 2011

I am very pleased to announce that Chuckles Designs will be at our first ever Mathilda’s Market. We are very excited! It is the christmas market held at Caulfield Racecourse on November 27th. We will keep you informed as we get closer to the date. Grandma Chuckles and I are doing something ‘Chuckles’ related every day to make sure we have plenty of new and wonderful stock to bring to the market.

For your immediate Chuckles needs, we will be at High Noon Festival this Sunday, September 18 from 10am till 6pm so get yourselves down to the festival and remember to drop in to the town hall to visit us stallholders. We will also be at the upcoming Sisters Market on Grand Final day so remember to come and say hello before you hit the Grand Final Festivities.

Lastly, check out my most recent mini monkey. I just finished and haven’t decided whether I can part with it, he is so teeny tiny he fits in the palm of my hand…awwww

Teeny Titchy Tiny Monkey

Teeny Titchy Tiny Monkey

High Noon Festival

September 9, 2011

High Noon Festival is approaching fast. Grandma Chuckles and I will be at the Northcote Town Hall market next Sunday (sept 18) from 10am-6pm as a part of the High Street festival come-back. A few weeks later we will be at the Sisters Market in Brunswick and many mini monkeys will soon be making their journey to the Little Shop of Handmade in Carnegie. The first little vintage scotty dog made by Grandma Chuckles has already been adopted by my darling Puddin’ baby, James. He loves that dog sooooo much, walking around hugging and kissing it…”dog, dog, dog, dog, dog, dog, dog, dog.”

I have quite a lot of monkeys stuffed and ready to sew and a fair amount already in stock so please email to place any orders or come visit at High Noon next weekend. Will post some pictures when I finish the new batch. We are also planning a big change in the presentation of our market stalls, however I am having trouble getting my hands on two hat/coat stands…so if you know of any I would love to hear about them! Meanwhile, I will post some pictures of my lovely children just because I think they are wonderful.

Look how far we’ve come…

May 5, 2010

Well, it seems like yesterday that we met the lovely Charlie but on May 13, 2010, my gorgeous little girl will be turning 2. Officially a big girl! Not only is she speaking in full conversation mode, 7 word sentences and doing everything she can all on her own, she has hit the 50th percentile for height for her real age and the 10th percentile for weight. She’ll always be tiny charlie to us but we are so proud of all of her achievements and love every little thing about her. Happy birthday beautiful chuckles girl.

I am currently 28 weeks pregnant. In fact, tomorrow I will be 28 weeks, 4 days pregnant…the exact day that our beautiful Charlie arrived in our lives. Baby boy is bigger than Charlie was already and I have had my steroid shots to mature his lungs so we are feeling very good about a better outcome (not that charlie was not a perfect outcome obviously!) this time around.

On the monkey front, I have been very, very slack but have a reasonable amount in stock if you need to make a purchase. I dragged my stuffing out today and will endeavour to get some newbies into the monkey barrel before the end of the week. Grandma Chuckles is relaxing in sunny Thailand with Poppy Chuckles so nothing new being produced from her neck of the woods either. We will be at the Brunswick Sisters’ Market in June and hopefully the Winter Artisans Markets at Northcote Town Hall throughout June and July. Hopefully, I will be in attendance with one ginormous baby bump to say hello to all of our visitors.

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.

Final Christmas Markets…

December 9, 2009

Remember to get organised this week for your chrissy needs and come see us at our final chrissy markets. Also, get your gorgeous little kiddies 1-8 years down to try on Grandma Chuckles’ new clothing range.

Visit us this Thursday or next Thursday at the last Kris Kringle Night Markets, Northcote Town Hall, High St, 5.30-10pm.

Also, We are at Market 3031, Bellair St, outside Flemington Train Station this Saturday. We are right near the underpass so come and say hi and finish off your chrissy shopping. Also, if you are after some fantastic locally made jewellery I must recommend my frequent market neighbour, Lauren Williams, who will be opposite us at Market 3031 this Saturday.

We are donating $2 from all sales up to chrissy to the Mercy Breastmilk Bank and will have donation forms on our stall if you would like to make your own donation.

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.