22 December 2010

Wishing you all well this Christmas.

I'll be away from the studio for a bit but will be working on new creatures for next year so stay tuned and I hope to be able to entertain you all again in 2011 with a bit of handmaidie goodness. Stay safe and well over the holiday period and hope to see you all next year! Thanks hh

21 December 2010

Have a wonderful Christmas!

One final handmaidie friend to share with you. I thought I'd finish the year the way I started it by making a softie just for my daughter. I am calling him "Charlie's Christmas Dude" and I hope she gets a surprise on the morning of the 25th as I have sewn and wrapped him in secret tonight. Merry Christmas everyone and thank you to all my handmaidie converts and supporters out there. If you haven't had the best year I wish for your luck to change in 2011 and for those on a good roll keep it going. Remember to teach your children that creativity is just as important when you are an adult as when you are a child and have a safe holiday. hh


Thanks to everyone who has been following my facebook page. I have now got to 100 (actually 101). How fantastic! And the random liker has been notified.
I hope to be able to keep everyone interested next year with lots of new ideas and creatures in 2011.
Thanks also to everyone who supports local handmade businesses in their area. Happy holidays, Helen.

19 December 2010

First 100

As I am now getting closer to my first 100 liker's on facebook I think it's time to put up my next freebie. So I am thinking my next friend give away will be one of my little caramel vinyl and leather owls. I have also put a squeaker in him too!
So spread the word and you'll be in the running for him to arrive on your doorstep free! (Postage included within Aus.)

11 December 2010

Facebook 50

OK, for all you lovelies that decided you would like me I promised to give away a red giraffe (centre)postage paid anywhere in Australia, when I got to 50 to one lucky liker from 1-50.
This will be done every 50, so please keep passing the word around.
I will be contacting the winner by face book and will allow 3 days for reply or I will go onto the next one pulled from the hat! Good luck!

07 December 2010

In shop Today!

Today I will be in the Shop from 10-3pm. So if you are in the Magill area or just need to get some pressies then come and see me at Shimmer and Sparkle from 10-3pm.

Shimmer & Sparkle 366 Magill Rd Kensington Park 

Ph:0413757425 Wed - Fri:10:00-3:00 Sat:11:00-4:00

Apart from my handmaidies there are are fabulous dresses, bibs and tees from Little Boombalada, Sac Du Jour has stunning bags for your little princess and Star Bubs has all your hair accessories covered. You will also find a  huge range of fairy dresses from Shimmer and Sparkle too. If you are in need of a costume for your little one they have a hire out service of some amazing things (not just for girls) and they are really good rates.

Shimmer and Sparkle will also have a school holiday program running so don't forget to make you bookings before all the places fill up. For More info see:




29 November 2010

We're going to Sydney to our new home "RETROSPECTIONS"

Are you in Sydney? 
Then come and see us in our new home at RETROSPECTIONS 498a Miller St, Cammeray, NSW.

Rabbit Squeakers
Little Squeaker Owls
Recycled Jumper Elephants

24 November 2010

Todays newbies . . . Beautiful Recycled Jumper Bunnies.

Beautiful Bunnies are made from recycled jumpers and have movable arms and legs (internal hinging used). $35.00 + postage.

17 November 2010

Lollipop Market - Thank you!

Thanks to all my lovely customers who came to see me a the Lollipop Markets on the weekend. It was a huge day and I hope everyone went home happy and all shopped out!
For more info on the next market checkout: http://lollipopmarkets.com.au/
and http://www.facebook.com/lollipopmarkets

Thanks also to Bree, Kaye and Nicole for doing such and amazing job on organizing an Adelaide based market!

10 November 2010


Don't forget to come and see all my new handmaidies this Sunday at the Lollipop Markets.

03 November 2010


Zippermouth is my new boy toy and he and his brothers (and maybe a sister or two) will be available at the up coming Lollipop Markets on Nov 14. There will lots of new toys so it's worth your while to see what the next 2 weeks will produce!


31 October 2010

Thank you!

Thanks to everyone who made the effort to come to Mathilda's Market today at the Norwood Town Hall. I had a great day and was genuinely touched by all the lovely comments made about my handmaidies.
Now to start work re stocking for lollipop markets in 2 weeks time!

29 October 2010

Come and see me at Mathilda's Market this Sunday in Adelaide.

 As well as Christmas stockings I will also have Hair Accessory Tree ornaments. $10.00 on day of sale so be quick! Inside you get a pair of Button Hair Clips and a pair of Button Hair Elastics. There will be lots of different colours to choose from. They make great cheap and cheerful presents for little girls.

24 October 2010

Christmas Stockings

The first of my Christmas things. Beautiful girl stockings!
Boy versions on their way soon.

12 September 2010

Time out!

Hi all,
I will be away until 13th Oct. So I can't ship any orders until then. But I will be online so please feel free to direct any queries my way.

Thanks Helen

10 September 2010

Recycled Elephants

New elephants have been listed on madeit!

07 September 2010

Grease Monkeys

Why Grease Monkeys? Because they have squeakers in them and squeaky monkeys need a little grease! $20.00ea + P+H.

05 September 2010

New Bunnies

Bunny on right has been sold already, but the lefty is available $22.00

29 August 2010

20 August 2010

What a Hoot!

Isn't it lovely when friends drop in for a chat.

18 August 2010

Little Owl Squeaker.

Todays's newbie - now to make him some friends.

11 August 2010

I am doing a market - Election Day! 72 Marlborough Street, Henley Beach from 9-1pm

 If you are in Adelaide on voting day (21st August) then make sure you come and visit the Organic and Sustainable Market at 72 Marlborough Street, Henley Beach from 9-1pm. I will be there with lots of newly recycled creatures for sale - Bring Cash (no eftpos for me sorry) most toys range from $15-$35.00 and I will be able to take some customer orders on the day too.
Hope to see you all there!

06 August 2010

More Cats

Finally some Cats for all those who like feline friends.
$25.00 + p&h and lots of colour combos to choose from.

Winter Bunnies!

 Winter Bunnies $22.00 + p&h 

Orders taken for colour options.

Grey Bunny in Pink Dress

Winter White Bunny in Red Dress

Winter versions of my summer bunnies are now being made. They are all made from recycled woolly jumpers and stuffed with poly-fill. 
I do have quite a good range of colours so now is the time to order. Just email me at hhedding@bigpond.net.au

28 July 2010

Clever Cat

Today's new design - Clever Cat! $25.00 +p&h - other colour-ways made to order.

25 July 2010

Birds on the Brain.

New toy designed today all from recycled jumpers. $30.00 +p&h.

24 July 2010

Bird Inspired

The lovely I love handmade in South Australia is going to do a bird feature next week. So here are my contributions.
Bird Mobile $20.00 +p&h and Pair of  Tea-towels $18.00 +p&h.
Enjoy! hh

22 July 2010

In Stock now!

Bears are back in stock - $30.00 each (mates rates) + postage. Be quick as these guys disappear pretty quickly. All bears are made from recycled jumpers that have been boiled and tumble-dried to create warm fuzzy creatures for you to love.

04 July 2010

Thank you to everyone who made Matilda's Market in Adelaide this weekend such a success. I had a great day and meet some fabulous people. Checkout my stand and my cute little handmaidies!

17 June 2010

These are my Joy Dolls and they are pretty happy little lasses. You can check them out at my etsy site www.etsy.com/shop/handmaidbyhelenh
They are made from up-cycled fabric scraps and reused buttons so they are good friends to have around.