Happy Pre Schoolers!

Happy Pre Schoolers!

Last year, a friend who had visited the workshop, showed our finger puppets to the director of the pre school where she worked in Australia.  The school director decided to buy a CK finger puppet for every student in the school as a present.  Below are a couple photo of one happy and very satisfied customer, Leo, enjoying his new Piggy...
A return to blogging and a visiting crocheter

A return to blogging and a visiting crocheter

First, an apology.  We have not kept up with our blog since November and have been horribly absent.  This is due to a number of reasons:  pre-Christmas busy-ness, some minor dramas and strategic planning for CK’s future that all together put a pause on my enthusiasm for this blog.  But rest assured, I’m/CK is back and we’ll keep you updated on all that has happened and our exciting plans fro 2011! Last week we had a visit from a lovely Australian lady named Fiona and her young, knitter daughter, Zoe.  Fiona has a shop in Melbourne and was interested in stocking our products after seeing them at Chilli Kids on Street 240.  She popped in for a visit and gave our office staff a lesson crochet pattern reading.  We’d done learning with Mandy a few months back, but this was the next step in understanding a whole pattern.  I don’t have a photo of the finished product because… we didn’t finish, but we’ll get back to it this afternoon and will post some photos tomorrow. Meanwhile here is a photo of Fiona teaching at CK.  To read more, follow this link to the Onabee...
CK in Australia

CK in Australia

Canberra to be specific. Last month when we were en route to Sydney, (and nearly missed our flight because we forgot that Singapore was one hour ahead and while happily checking emails using Singapore airport’s free wireless service at what we thought was 6:45pm with lots of time until our 8pm flight and Yeng’s name got called over the PA and we both immediately realized our mistake and ran, ran, ran to the gate…) I got an email from a woman who runs a baby products store in Canberra, interested in our toys. It was serendipitous because we planning to be in Canberra only a few days later! We managed to meet Emma at Brindabella Baby and are more than happy to supply her shop! She’s just moved her shop to a new location in Canberra, Rodney’s Nursery, 24 Beltana Road, Pialligo, and had the opening last week. We didn’t get to see the new shop but from the photos below it looks lovely and inviting. Emma has been running the business for a few years, selling eco-friendly, fair trade products for the under 5 kiddies. She started doing this out of her house, but as the business grew and she found more and more great products from around the world, she eventually opened a shop. She focuses on products that are fairly produced and help the communities in which they are produced, a true ethical consumer. You can read more about Brindabella Baby and see more photos...