Wednesday, December 21, 2011


This is Amaali, a big kid sized full buckle Summer Beetlebum that I made for my archnemesis (:P), Laura.  Her daughter does NOT sleep...  So I hope that Amaali soothes her off to sleep faster than ever!

Ive still got a couple of carriers to get out before Christmas, and with Kanga Collective up and running, I am a super busy mama!  I am a bit behind on emails, I promise I haven't forgotten you if you have emailed me :).

I will be listing some chest straps this week too, Ive seen that there is quite a demand for them.  They are adjustable and can be used on any carrier.

Off now to look at Christmas lights!


Introducing Minister

This is a big kid carrier for my friend, who has done alot for me!!!  She has a big boy who loves snuggles so this will be perfect for them.

Just in time for Christmas!!!  There are a couple more that I am hoping to get out before Christmas descends.  Squee!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Kanga Collective

This is it, tonight the Kanga Collective is open.

It is real - Australia and New Zealand now has their own Baby Wearing forum.  I know I said Aus/NZ however it is really for all walks of life.  Anyone who appreciates the practice of babywearing.  Anyone who loves holding their baby close.  Anyone who is close to having a baby, who wants to know more about this amazing parenting tool.

Kanga Collective has been a collaborative effort between quite a few people who all feel the same way.  It has been, and will continue to be, alot of work.  Such fun and fulfilling work it is.  I am popping at the sides!

So, you know you want to - you will find it here.  (click on 'here').  And please share!

Thursday, December 15, 2011



 This is Moby - a Restyle I made especially for a wonderful woman and her partner.  The wraps I used were Naglitki (Vatanai) and Storchenweige Leo Marine.  They were well loved and super broken in wraps when they got here, I just know that this restyle is going to feel superb when worn.  

Moby has extra long straps - the couple that own him love to tandem wear (wear two babies at once) and the Restyle Wing Straps are perfect for that.

The headrest is super special, if I might say so myself!  The smiling whale makes me feel so happy when I look at him - and the meandering hand driven stitching signify water (I love how the variegated thread looks!).

I hope hope hope they LOVE Moby.  And if they dont, I will buy him off them - because I do!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Sunday, December 4, 2011


Meet Aslan - a Beetlebums Wing Strapped Wrap Restyle featuring Girasol Chococabana and Echino.

The headrest features hand driven decorative stitches - including a heart, nestled in the centre.

I am listing Aslan RIGHT NOW - so it is a case of being at the right place at the right time ;).

Off to Carols by Candlelight!!! Mwah!

Friday, November 25, 2011


Another carrier for Beetlejuice's fun day tomorrow - this is a standard size Full Buckle on purple canvas.

Remember that the action will be on the Beetlebums Facebook page!!!

Bed time for me - at 1:30am!! See you in a week!!!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Karate Birds

When Mel is away,,,....... Beetlejuice will PLAY!!!

Keep your eyes peeled tomorrow - the Beetlebums Facebook page will be where she will be.... and it will involve this

Karate Birds is a Half Buckle Baby Carrier with a Tuckable hood. The print is organic and so gorgeous *swoon* and the canvas is blackest black. The straps are standard 2m straps, designed for tying. The waist is buckled.

Im burning the midnight oil - an update on the pending carriers (you will know if you have one ;)), they are ALL started, and will be out very very soon!

There will be more.... oh yes there will!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


I have a new personal carrier.

Those who know me on the Australian Babywearing groups will now that I LOVE Firefish, but I haven't been wearing it as a wrap. I tried in vain to list it for sale not once, not twice but three times - every time I chickened out.

I just couldn't let go!!! So, I have my own sashimi!

My Firefish Restyle with Wing Straps bamboo denim hood with appliqué, bamboo denim buckle waistband and quilted headrest. YAY!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


As always, there is a story.. Amelie is a Restyle that I made, in company of Kathy! She witnessed the inception and delivery of her OWN Restyle! It was so nice to have company while sewing, I usually am all alone in my parlour.

This Restyle is made from Geckos Mauvein by Didymos. It was a size 5 - but we managed very well, and combined the wrap with black Bamboo Denim (I am hoarding the very little I have left - only for the special special peeps!)

LOOK!!! A gecko coming out of the Wing strap!!! What a nice surprise!

Showing how the unique Beetlebums Wing Straps function and look when open.

The hood was a labour of love - the geckos represent Yin and Yang. All completely hand driven - the gecko that I stitched out took quite some time (those lil fingers whoa did they ever drive me crazy!!!)

LOOOKKKK!!! Perfect for tandeming!!! Kathy and two of her magnificent little fairy children in Amelie <3. Lucky for me, I KNOW she loves it (she is still squealing in the background, as I type this!)

Thursday, November 17, 2011


What I did today

My friend Kathy asked me (meekly) if I could dye her......


So Laura, Kathy and I set to it - laid it out and told it whos boss.

Seaspell <3

A taste of things to come.......

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Dream Weaver

I'm not sure if you remember, but a little while ago myself and a friend (Kathy - who, incidently, is so freaking awesome!) decided to plant a seed. We decided to auction a special carrier for a very special lady (Renae) who is on her own personal journey - she is a weaver. And she needed a loom.

So Kathy and I knew what to do. And this is the result! Dream Weaver - a very special carrier, for a special lady (whom I made the carrier for) and for a very special cause. The loom is in action already, and I just cannot wait to see what Renae creates with it.

Dream Weaver has Wing Straps (made extra long for tandem wearing) with fringe on the ends <3. The headrest is appliquéd and features hand driven stitching. The lil fairy is very special to the mama I made it for - she may pipe up about it when she is ready. The fiery sun is rising - or setting. In any case, it is welcoming a new energy.

Dream Weaver. Made with Earthy Rainbow (from Girasol) and Bamboo Denim.

I really hope the mama I made her for LOVES her - so much positive energy came out of this carrier and she made a beautiful dream come true.

I LOVE the industry I am in, so so so much.

Sunday, November 6, 2011


WOW!!!! My friend S, who has just opened a fantastic new store (Finely Woven), sent me this fabric - and guess what it was in a past life?

You wont guess....

A completely rocking skirt!! Now S is quite slim - so slim that I was lucky to be able to match the prints the way I did - there was very little fabric!!!

It is a Wing Restyle - with a petite waist. Leo Red was the wrap of choice, and it matches beautifully. Look at Encantas Wings!!

Encanta rocking out with his hood out ;)

Encanta with his hood tucked all neatly away - the print lines up.. *phew*

And the name?? Encanta - my favourite album of all time is Isla de Encanta. It makes me feel red energy, creative, fire - wild. Somehow this feeling is evoked when I look at this carrier - and well, S just happens to be one of my fave gals so it is fitting that her carrier is named after my favourite album. Whether she likes the Pixies or not :P

Saturday, November 5, 2011

things are a-changin'


Just a quick update on ... me :P.

I have been very sick for a long time and am feeling now better than I ever have (YAY!). In the process of healing I have had to make some very big decisions for myself personally, and for my business, Beetlebums. Time will reveal all but just for now I can share that I have sought the help of an awesome woman to manage all correspondence (first stage) and in the coming weeks (when we sync our computers, whatever that is) she will be taking over. This means a few things - there will be no Beetlebums business done through FaceBook. I know I am guilty of using it to transact too but it really messes me around and I need things to be N-E-A-T right now :). So, unfortunately I have tightened my privacy settings again and cant answer anything Beetlebums related on FB via PM. Of course still use the page and chat - I will continue posting there too, but I want to get back to using FB for what it is good for - marketing and socialising, NOT conducting my business.

My new team members name is Beetlejuice and she rocks!! She jokes and says 'don't say my name three times' :P. She is a valued member of my team (that was once just me!), so please respect her and treat her as you would me. The best place to contact us is via the 'contact' tab on my website as my Yahoo email is being shut down, and any correspondence through that mailbox will cease soon.

There will have to be an end to 'favours' via email. I know I know I am guilty of this too but I have to be STRONG!! The time has come!!

The mailing list is broken, we will start a new one in the new year.

I will keep you all posted on the changes of course, and in the next month they will be happening.

YAY! Onward and upward!!!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Those Crazy, Crazy Fish

Just a quick blogpost tonight - it is raging and storming outside, and I love moody weather!

This Restyle is made with Pazzi Pesci, a wrap made by Didymos. It features Wing Straps and tuckable hood. I just love how it shimmers - it's really gorgeous!

I tried to pack as many of those crazy fish onto the headrest as I could :)

The fish are swimming waaaaay down south tomorrow, to their new family. I hope they are loved!!

Sunday, October 16, 2011


The Lotus - there are many meanings. One is to be still and seated.

Situ is going to a wonderful family - she is a Beetlebum Wrap Restyle with Wing Straps and tuckable hood. The appliqué was hand drawn and applied with hand driven stitching meandering across the headrest.

The wrap that I restyled is a Girasol Northern Lights. Its so gorgeous, the colours are so deep and rich.

I really hope Situ is loved in her new family - I loved making her for them!!!

Saturday, October 15, 2011



Why Penelope??

Well, there was a bit of banter on one of the groups I frequent not so long ago about sashimi-ing fish. Didymos fish that is... And I was like 'I am the sashimi queen baby!!'... Then talk went onto BBQ chicken.. I know I know, Pfau isnt a chicken but some affectionately call them chooks... and well, Henny Penny is a chook too. So here is Penelope - all BBQ'd up for R :P.

I hope she LOVES her!!!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Dream Weaver

There is this amazing gal - she is working so hard, has a dream and passion and drive. I love this in a woman - it is not only inspirational but completely humbling to be given access to witness her journey.

My wonderful friend Kathy, has donated an Earthy Rainbow - and I the rest of the materials and my time. We want to help our friend reach the stars. The title of this post is telling - those of you who know her will understand.

So, the carrier is customisable and will feature Earthy Rainbow and Bamboo Denim. I just dont know if there is a dreamier combination. Period.

I really hope we can get her loom for her, please help us make her dreams come true!

Monday, October 10, 2011


Oraya is on her way to WA - she was a marathon effort, but finished just in time to make the courier! I am so excited - she is going on holiday overseas this week, hence me racing to get her finished!

She is a Wrap Restyle, using Neobulle Julie and Echino as the feature print. She has Wing straps and a buckle waist. I really, like really really like her <3. I hope her new family loves her too!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


There is a very special mama, who does so much on her own. Her boys are loved, cherished - doted upon. She is so positive, attentive and it is obvious that her boys are the centre of her universe.

She is a great example of what happiness is, when you allow it to just be.

Asheli is made just for her, so she can snuggle that beautiful baby and her toddler (or any of her boys for that matter!) in what every kid needs. A rainbow of course!

This is not for the faint of heart. Psychedelia is rife here, and I LOVE the bamboo denim straps and waistband. No I wont say it again.

OK I will.

I love Bamboo Denim!!!!

The body of the carrier is made from Easycare 01 (yeah, that rockin rainbow I keep chopping up) and a party of Buddha.

I hope she loves Asheli as much as I did making it for her <3.

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Tonight I am stocking five Summer Beetlebum Baby Carriers!!

I should have a Wrap Restyle ready too -

Im just heading into the sewing parlour to get it finished!

You can find them in my store, they are going live at 8pm AEST!