tiny happy has long been a favourite blog, and shop of mine. I love Melissa's mix of simple style, wonderful skills and repurposed vintage materials. I love the simple crafts that she shares with her children and the inspiring way she looks at the world. Originally from New Zealand (aka an honorary Australian :-) she lives now in Norway. Sadly my kids are all too big for the clothes and shoes she makes, I originally found her online through a picture of her delightful corduroy pants for toddlers, unfortunately just as my boys' legs started to stretch! The other day I finally bought some of her exquisite baby shoes for a friend of mine (who is pregnant with her fourth child). I was wonderfully surprised and honoured when an hour later she ordered a print of mine. Since then we have swapped emails and enjoyed some mutual admiration :-) and our parcels have passed somewhere over the world. What a nice surprise to find out that Melissa is even lovelier in person.
My tinyhappy parcel arrived today and if possible these shoes are even more beautiful in real life. Melissa's parcel too was a work of art in brown paper with polar bear stamps! I know my friend, an artist and designer herself, is going to adore these little shoes, if I can bear to give them up!! If you haven't already visited Melissa's shop you better be quick. She sells out almost as soon as she updates which if I remember rightly is on Wednesday, her Wednesday that is! Thanks Melissa.