Posts Tagged ‘sisters market’

New Stock

September 27, 2011

We are getting loads of new animals ready for our upcoming markets and thought we would post a few pics of our current stock. Grandma Chuckles launched her new vintage dogs and monkeys at the High Noon Street Festival and sold out completely! Thanks to everyone who came and visited or purchased some Chuckles Toys. We received great feedback on the new look of our stall and are still working on ways to make it more appealing and accessible to our visitors.

This Saturday is, as you would all know, Grand Final day, but it is also the next Sister’s Market at Brunswick Town Hall. I am currently working on some Collingwood and Geelong themed sock animals to sell at the market so if you are a fan drop into the market in the morning and pick up a sock mascot and if you are not, come along and avoid the Grand Final festivities.


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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.