Thursday, 23 October, 2014

Frocktober day 23: The Frock Closet

Here’s another exquisite piece from that mistress of gorgeous frocks, The Frock Closet. We saw this one and it immediately brought Audrey Hepburn to mind, with it’s chic retro style. This cotton tea-length dress with silk and tulle accents is handmade from a genuine 1950s pattern and is a beautiful, feminine step back in time.


We’re seeing pearls with all this vintage elegance, and thought that this period piece necklace from Labella Designs and these delicate earrings from Wendi Lindsay would work a treat. Or how about this gorgeous statement pendant from Bobbie Pene for a splash of colour?




We’re all about celebrating the frock this Frocktober here on Felt, and we couldn’t be happier with all the gorgeous frocks our clever makers have on offer. Check out our Pinterest board for all the fun!

Wednesday, 22 October, 2014

Fresh on Felt

So much spring colour and fun this week – it really feels like the warmer weather has arrived with this flourishing bunch of fresh new sellers. Enjoy!

designer decor and original art

afterdinner – appealing and humorous prints
acorncottage – classic cottage-style cushion covers
polli-prints – lovely fresh prints for a child’s room or your lounge

children’s clothing, accessories and toys

minipoppins – practical reversible cotton tunics for wee ones
whetuknits – sweet knitted baby clothes and toys
fun_kiture – unique, playful and colourful baby gear bags
fiveplus5 – quality dolls and softies with personality
alittlelovely – whimsical, colourful bunting for little ones


clothing, jewellery and accessories

zapdesignz – unique and striking pieces of rock jewellery
kezdesign  – bright and funky oilcloth bags
rangicrafts – gorgeous, light and stylish knitted scarves

gifts and goodies

renata – crochet amigurumi inspired by all things cute and strange
roserouge – exquisitely crafted New Zealand gifts
pspillowcase – gorgeous pillowcases, cushion covers and toys
angelasaprons – stylish and practical one-of-a-kind aprons
fleursdumal – beautiful botanical scents


Frocktober day 22: Piccalilli

Here’s a lovely wee frock from the fabulous childrenswear designer Piccalilli, new for spring 2014. The Audrey Dress is a limited edition piece that features a beautiful Peter Pan collar, fully lined bodice and is finished with a matching hand-covered button closure. It’s a contemporary classic that is sure to become a favourite.


We found a couple of lovely hair accessories from Milk and Honey and Sew Lou-Lou to compliment this gorgeous dress – how sweet are these?



Remember, no matter how many years you can count, keep on Frocking with us this Frocktober, because we’ve got a frock for you!

Tuesday, 21 October, 2014

Frocktober day 21: AsQ Design

Here’s another lovely piece from summer frock expert AsQ Design. It’s easy being green in this sweet little retro/rockabilly green floral number with crisp white accents. Its four large pleats in the skirt give it a wonderful fullness to make you want to dance, and its lightweight cotton fabric will keep you cool while you do!


Just the thing for this dress would be a lovely lightweight wrap for a bit of added warmth on cool evenings. We thought this white cotton lacy shawl from JacBer Creations would be just the thing. And how about this sweet beaded green apple pendant from BaldMoose for a bit of sparkle?



Our frock makers (and our jewellery and accessory creators!) do us proud here on Felt. Stay with us as we keep spotting the Frocks for Frocktober and don’t forget to check the whole lot on our Frocktober Pinterest board.

Monday, 20 October, 2014

Haumoana Market Day

The one and only Haumoana Market Day is coming up once again, on Sunday 2 November in Memorial Park, Haumoana. Haumoana Market Day is one of the biggest family events in the Hawke’s Bay calendar, with a great range of stalls including art and crafts, clothing and unique gifts.

Sample the yummy food on offer, chill to live music and enjoy the entertainment. All money raised on the day goes directly to benefit the kids of Haumoana School – how cool is that? The market runs from 10am – 3pm so make a day of it!


Frocktober day 20: Hikkepik

Here’s another Frocktober frock for the little ones. This gorgeous bright birdies bubble dress from Wairarapa-based children’s clothier Hikkepik is full of colour and character, and is sure to be loved. Made of a natural cotton/linen blend, it’s fully lined with a hem that is cleverly gathered to make the dress puff up.


We teamed this special outfit up with some sweet and simple accessories for the gal on the town: a practical and stylish bag with a Kiwi theme from Emma Marie Design, a lovely headband from Sewmama, or perhaps these cute little hairties from Sweet Pea Kids?

We hope you’re enjoying Froctober as much as we are – don’t forget to check out the whole month so far on our Pinterest board!

Sunday, 19 October, 2014

Frocktober day 19: Cosy and Co

And for today, a frock from the left field! Or rather, wall. These eye-catching paper dresses from Cosy and Co are made from New Zealand topographical maps, and Cosy and Co can even make you one in the region of your choice!


These aren’t the only paper dresses we’ve seen waltzing around our pages recently. Check out these sweet wee ones from Craftyhens and Yarn and Paper too…



We love frocks of every kind here at Felt and we’re celebrating them this Frocktober. Keep an eye on our Pinterest board for the whole collection as it appears!

Saturday, 18 October, 2014

Frocktober day 18: My Craftwerk

Need a go-anywhere, dress-it-up, dress-it-down dress for all occasions? This classic body-hugging merino dress from My Craftwerk is just the ticket. The sleeves are extra long and it looks great with leggings and boots, so it’s just perfect for some of those between-seasons days we’re still getting.


We thought this dress would look great with a stand-out statement piece necklace or pendant – here are some possibilities that caught our eye from ZaZing Shazzabeth Creations, and Lampwork:




The frocks just keep on marching in this Frocktober, and we’re loving the variety. Stay tuned for more!

Friday, 17 October, 2014

Frocktober day 17: Jo Kidd

Here’s a really sweet frock for a wee one. Jo Kidd’s “Flutter Collection” little party dress, in pin-striped 100% cotton chambray, combines practicality with a gorgeous old-fashioned sweetness. Perfect for active littlies on those beautiful summer days.


A summer dress needs a summery hat, and perhaps a bag for outdoor explorations and treasure acquisition. We love this gorgeous vintage-style sun bonnet from Heart-Felt and this foraging bag for little adventurers from Cherry Berry.

The fabulous frocks for every age just keep coming this month on Felt, so keep checking our Frocktober files and our Pinterest Board for more.

Thursday, 16 October, 2014

Frocktober day 16: Tutus 2

Here’s an elegant frock for an evening out! This gorgeous tunic-style dress from costumer and vintage silk revitaliser Sally of Tutus 2 is made from upcycled silk kimonos and other pieces of vintage Japanese silk. It’s one of a kind, so you’ll never suffer from same dress syndrome at that posh soirée! Wear it loose and flowing, or nip in the waist with the matching tie, or even one of Sally’s own gorgeous obis – it’s up to you.


When it comes to accessories, why not stay with a Japanese theme? We thought this exquisite water lily pendant from silverworker Jennie Mudown and these lovely light origami fan earrings from Blue 9 White 10 would set it off nicely.



The style just keeps on coming this Frocktober! We’re half-way there, so check out our Pinterest board for a Froctober review.