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Holiday Gift Guide – Wee Girl

Pretty Little Treats for Tiny Wee Sweeties

Smitten Dress – Local eco-crafter Twice Upon a Time upcycles gently/hardly used kids clothing with her embroidery magic. This red cordoroy smitten dress is only one of much Twice Upon a Time adorableness. This one 4T. $55

Felt Cloud Mobile – If only it rained in pretty felty rainbows! These happy mobiles are locally made and come in a regular and mini size. $24/$18

Sweater Dress/Tunic/Vest – Another line of smart eco crafter Momma goodness! This gorgeous soft woolen sweater dress is meant to transition from dress, to tunic, to vest. Made in Tatamagouche. This one 12-18 months. $30

Woodland Owl Stuffie – This felted sweater Woodland Wool critter is great for cuddles and interactive play as well as decorating any corner of the house. $30

Retro Cat Stuffie – Every little girl that visits our shop has big love for these super cuddly Fabricawakuwaku kitties. Vintage fabric make these quirky cats so rad and add cheer to any space.

Framed Paper Art -Truro artist Abounding Treasures frames up sweet vintage classic book cut-outs. This whale assemblage is from Enid Blyton’s Noddy Series. $79-89

Framed Paper Bird Collage -You most likely know her as a superstar singer, but Meaghan Smith is also one crafty lady! This lovely paper bird collage on canvas is set in a handmade wooden frame (also made by Meaghan).

Leg Warmers – Local sewing talent Leesa Hamilton makes the cutest leg warmers for us. I love that her leg warmers can then become arm warmers as the wee one becomes less wee. Available in a variety of colours, thicknesses, and lengths.

Halifax Holiday Home Decorations – One would think that a Holiday decoration is not necessarily a “fun” kid gift but I assure you, any young one will enjoy these wooden houses. Kids love to set them up and interact with them. (And if you are my son, you pack them up in a bag and cart them around the house and rearrange them in unusual places while my daughter brings out her set of worry dolls and has them interact with our village of homes.) $6

Circle Garland – Mixed printed fabric circle garland could be used to doll up any room.  It also make a sweet present topper or stocking stuffer.


WORTH MENTIONING: If something in this guide appeals to you but you are not local, call or email. Many of the items we carry are truly one-of-a-kind. But don’t fret – you, me & Canada Post can make dents in that list!


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Tis the Season…

Happy December – a month of carols, mistletoe, and merriment. (And in our house a birthday! Our littlest turns two on December 24th. Any of our last minute shoppers will remember THAT year?)

Do you know any babies born or tbb (to be born) this holiday season? I ask because Twice Upon a Time artisan Amanda Langley just dropped off these adorable onesies that are the perfect gift for a newbie. She embroidered this cutie little saying on an organic onesie so it is not only adorable but soft & eco.

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One Fish. Two Fish. Red Fish. Little Fish.

June is Oceans Month. 

Here’s a mind blowing thought: “80% of all the life on Earth is to be found hidden beneath the waves and this vast global ocean pulses around our world driving the natural forces which maintain life on our planet.” (source) And “80% of marine pollution comes from land-based activities.” (source)

One of main threats to this ecosystem is plastics.


Whoa baby!

Speaking of babies, did you know what cute little wee kiddos, a local company and plastics in oceans have something in common? Little Fish!

Little Fish is a clothing line developped by Amanda Langely of Twice Upon a Time Clothing. Amanda’s mandate for both her clothing lines is to update previously owned baby and small children’s fashions with her embroidered patches and appliques. Little Fish is a specific line which is ocean inspired commissioned by a local education company called Oceans Wild.

Other than cute appliques of sea life or heart patches emblazoned with the word ocean on them, Little Fish is raising awareness about the plastics in our ocean by having a plastic drink ring attached to each garment. A customer will need to snip the plastic ring in order to remove it from the clothing. (Drink rings floating in the ocean get caught easily around the snouts, beaks, mouths of many sea creatures.)

Do you heart the ocean too? The Little Fish heart ocean patches will fit anyone – wee or not! The patches are $6 or if you bring in 6 plastic rings during the month of June, you can get a free Ocean patch.

And if you are a teacher or group leader, consider having Oceans Wild come speak to your group of youngsters about our oceans. They are a little (and local) education company with a big message.

Good links regarding this matter:


World Wildlife Foundation

David Suzuki Foundation

David Suzuki blog “Life Less Plastic”


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Miss Happy Crafter

Here is something funny I discovered when I first became a Mom – even if I went shopping for me, I gravitated toward kids things. Buying for the kids became increasingly easier than buying for me. And from what I understand from other moms, that sentiment is pretty much a standard across the board. And it is usually supported with “because the baby/kid stuff is soooo cute!”

Well our newest line is no exception. Twice Upon a Time is the upcycling crafty workings of a Halifax mom. Amanda Langley embellishes gently used onesies and suits with embroidered & (sweater) felted “name plates” like “Mr. Happy” “Little Miss Sunshine” and my personal favorite “Mr. Tickle”.


Twice Upon a Time’s pre-loved fashion line for wee ones allows kids the opportunity to have cutie patootie one of a kind fashions at an affordable price with an earth saving kickback. NICE! Shopping for kidlets made easy.

Oh! and with all her excess sweater felty bits and reused buttons, Langley makes little flower “bloom” pins/brooches to add to any little gals coat or sweater.

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