Winter is Coming

With our first wintery blast passing through over the weekend, everyone is going to be looking for some warm winter goodness.

Here’s a glimpse of what’s currently available in store.

Curious Baby children's clothing handmade by Alice Radburn

Alice Radburn of Curious Baby has just stocked up her range of winter children’s clothes. This sweet onesie and matching pair of pants is Size 0, $25.

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Keep your neck warm with this super chunky wool scarf by Katie Street, $35.

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Warm up with a hot mug of your favourite beverage. These monochromatic mugs are made by Julie Keogh, $6.

Handmade bath salts for a winter cold

Soak away a winter cold with this relaxing blend of oil-infused bath salts, made by Tasha Chawner, $15.

Merino and alpaca wool felted scarf

Definitely a one-of-a-kind scarf, created by Janine Wright, in merino and alpaca wool, $80.

More winter stock is arriving regularly, so be sure to pop in, warm your hands by the fire and see what is new in store!

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Meet Our Makers: Alice Radburn

Our ‘Meet Our Maker’ series celebrates the people behind the scenes of Walcha Handmade, and encourages an understanding of the care and attention to detail that goes into the handmade products we carry.

Alice Radburn of Curious Baby clothing

This month we meet Alice – mum to Fletcher and owner and creator of the children’s clothing brand ‘Curious Baby’.

Tell us about yourself and your background leading to your handmade endeavours.
I studied Rural Business at university and have spent most of my working life, as an administrator for various rural retailers and wholesalers.
I have always been a sewer, making dresses and things for myself, but It wasn’t until I had my son that I started to really get back into sewing again.

It started with a little pair of reversible shoes and matching bib that I made for him.

A good friend who had seen these told me Walcha Handmade was opening and suggested I make things to sell.  I thought “Why not, I am already sewing for Fletcher, this could be fun.”
Things have gone in leaps and bounds since then. I have started my own label, Curious Baby.  I have a business partner and we are taking the world by storm! Well, the Tamworth markets anyway and having the best time!

What is your creative space like? What kinds of things happen there?
My creative space is my nice big kitchen, so it is a matter of deciding in the morning, are we cooking or sewing today? My poor husband – most days it is sewing that wins out. It is really quite a good workspace, a long bench, table and lots of light.

I sew like a crazy person when my son is asleep, so the days he has a long sleep is like sewing heaven, I can’t believe what I can get done, drafting new patterns, cutting out, appliqueing, everything!

Curious Baby clothing lines

Where did your business name come from?
I had been trying to think of a name that would suit the things I was doing. I had come up with a few ideas but nothing that really took my fancy, until one day watching Fletcher, I thought “You are a such a curious little baby”, and like a light bulb that was it  – Curious Baby clothing for curious babies.

What is inspiring you this month?
Spring and summer, pretty soft floral’s for girls and for some reason I am loving sailboats for boys, so cool and fresh.

Two curious babies sharing a cup of tea

Where can we find more of your pretty things?
You can find my things in Walcha Handmade, of course, or online at curiousbabyhandmade.com or on Facebook –www.facebook.com/CuriousBabyHandmade

Thank you to Alice for letting us use her Curious Baby photos.