Who's behind the product and GIVEAWAY!

Oh how I adore everything from this weeks 'Who's Behind The Product' - Ollie Rose! The gorgeous clothing for both boys and girls to the soft and yummy burp cloths, bibs and blankets and of course the ever popular soft toy rattles are just a few of the many, many handmade items available ! My little man was lucky enough to be given his very own Ollie Rose Giraffe Rattle at birth from one of his Aunties. He loves it - the pattern, the colours, the ribbons all catch his attention and it's just the perfect size for his little hands to hold (check out the 30 second clip I managed to grab of him playing with it below).
Thanks Ollie Rose for letting us go behind the scene with you and a HUGE thanks for offering one of the brand new Monster Baby Rattles as the latest Kookie giveaway!

1. Sock Monkey Value Pack 2. 'Happy Apple' Giraffe Rattle 3. 1st Birthday Shirt 4. Red Bird Denim Pinafore 5. Tutti Fruitti Dachshund 6. Brown Bird Mobile

Tell us all about yourself and your craft?
I am mum who has a love for beautiful fabrics and creating fun, fresh and unique baby and children’s clothing as well as accessories.
Ollie Rose is run with my sister who maintains the website and other bits and bobs. We have a great partnership and it is really good to be able to share the business with someone who loves it as well.

How long have you been creating your craft?
I have been doing all sorts of craft for as long as I can remember. Ollie Rose has been in operation for about 2 ½ years.

What is one of the biggest lesson you have learnt about your craft & selling it?
That sticking with what I like to make is what keeps me truly happy, even if it isn’t what everyone else likes. So I try not to make too many of the same thing, I like to constantly change things and this helps me to always enjoy it.
Also not to over promise anything. When working from home little things can come up and my family always comes first so I make sure I always allow myself plenty of time.

Which of your items did you have the most fun creating & why?
Our Giraffe Rattle. He always looks good no matter what fabric I experiment and put him in and watching how much he has evolved over the years. It is funny to get out some of my earliest ones and compare him to how he looks now.

Is there a basic ‘household’ item you use when creating that seems to work just as good if not better than the actual ‘tool’?
Chopsticks are essential for getting stuffing into our rattles, without one I would have very sore fingers. As well as ziplock sandwich bags which have endless uses. I cut out a stash of rattles and have each design filed in these little bags, along with patterns, ribbons and just about everything!

What is your favourite candy bar & why?
Any chocolate with nuts in it, but I have a real sweet tooth for lollies.

If money, responsibilities, and time were no issues where in the great wide world would you go & why?
On a whirlwind tour to see a little bit of everywhere……..maybe I should go on the Amazing Race!

The winner of this awesome giveaway from Ollie Rose gets to choose their prize!! After the great success of the Babushka Doll Rattles Ollie Rose has just released these new Monster Baby Rattles in four super cool styles; 1. Superboy 2. Cowboy 3. Pirate and 4. Robot and you will get to choose which one you would like if you are the winner - too fun!!

Visit Ollie Rose website. Then come back here and leave a comment about your favorite item and why.

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* Blog about the contest with a link back to Kookie the blog and be sure to leave a link to your post so we can check it out; or

* Place the Kookie button on your blogs sidebar. (The HTML code is located under the badge in the Kookie blog sidebar) be sure to leave a link so we can check it out.

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Be sure to leave a separate comment for every extra entry to claim them with a way to contact you eg: email address and GOOD LUCK!! Entries are open to Australian and international residents and closes at midnight Sunday the 12th of July.

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Your Cheeky Monkey said...

The Chalk N Doodles look like a great product, brilliant for younger kids and portable too!

Your Cheeky Monkey said...

Just tweeted:

@Y_C_Monkey NEW Kookie Kids Giveaway - Ollie Rose!! http://bit.ly/2Kwq36

Richofevi said...

I love the heavenly Dashchund toys. Their little doggy noses are perfect for teething bubbas to chew and slobber on.

Giggleberry (Amy) said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the pirate rattle - so very very very cool!!

mcnmummy said...

The easter rabbit rattle was a beauty - the soft minky face so lovely against my baby's skin. The giraffe is a classic!

jaemart said...

I love the little rattles...especially the little pirate.

Melinda @ Here We Go Loopy Lou said...

I love the big/little brother and sister t-shirts. Just the perfect gift and too cute!

Melinda @ Here We Go Loopy Lou said...

Already a follower!

Melinda @ Here We Go Loopy Lou said...

Already have a button on my blog! www.herewegoloopylou.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I love the cowboy rattles, they remind me of my son, Wyatt.

Anonymous said...

Already follow you.

Anonymous said...

I tweeted (feltfood).

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chont said...

I like the comboy monster rattle. Very cute.

Anonymous said...

I like the giraffe rattles, so many lovely colours

Tida Bella Monkey said...

I LOVE the Robot & Pirate Rattles!

Anonymous said...

The pirate rattle is my favourite, so cute.
Stacey - johno31@westnet.com.au

Keegan Rigby said...

I love all of the different rattle designs! They are so bright and cute!!!

Anonymous said...

The giraffe is my favourite. I have brought a few for friends as gifts.