lilwillowvintage

Little Willow Vintage- Slow Stitched Baby Wares

Wollongong, Australia On Etsy since 2010

1,840 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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lilwillowvintage

Little Willow Vintage- Slow Stitched Baby Wares

Wollongong, Australia | 1,840 Sales

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About lilwillowvintage

Sales 1,840
On Etsy since 2010

Little Willow Vintage - inspired by simple times

Little Willow Vintage is an Australian baby homewares brand inspired by simpler times

We believe in a less is more approach.

We believe in the value of handmade in a mass produced world.

We believe in creating products that are made for a generation, not just a season.

The story began with a girl, who grew up admiring her creative mother Denise. Her first job, (in a local craft store) was a paradise for makers, where she spent her time decorating windows, cutting fabrics, organising and admiring the rainbow selections of threads.

Many a family camping holiday was spent with Nicole stitching away..her mother often showing her tips to complete it faster yet Nicole insisting there was no rush and taking her time...it seems she was a slow stitcher well before anyone had coined the phrase

The joy she experienced from designing and making beautiful things with her own hands inspires the brand today.

Nicole -an interior stylist and visual merchandiser, first began the label under another name (Alphabet Monkey) in 2010 after the birth of her son. She learnt to quilt under the guidance of Denise, by then a well known art quilter and international prize winner.

After the birth of her second child ( her daughter Willow), Nicole sought to find a balance between creative desires and the demands of motherhood. She then started on a path to a simpler more minimalist lifestyle creating Little Willow Vintage in 2018.

A renewed focus on mindful making and the slow stitching process she once adored, Nicole introduced her customised linen cushion and wrap, which have become much sought after products for nurseries and kids rooms all over the world.

Shop members

  • Nicole

    Owner, Designer

    I have always been a creative type looking for my little niche. Previously I have worked in visual art, colour consulting, interior design, running a gallery, visual merchandising and interior styling.

  • Cam

    Assistant

    The little guy who started it all. Him and his little toy monkey , Maxie who inspired me to start Alphabet Monkey all those years ago. Now we are known as LWV

  • Jez and Willow

    Shipper, Assistant

    Hubby Jez and his assistant Willow package your items in our home studio workshop. Jez usually is happy to do the post office run cause its close to the best coffee shop in the town.

Production partners

  • Production Partner

    Indonesia

    Our exclusive products are created by our sewing workshop who produce our limited run products to our high standards under ethical conditions. I am happy to visit regularly and see this small business grow and provide local jobs.

  • Toy Artisans

    Indonesia

    This tiny shopfront create beautiful toys which have been adapted by using exclusive Alphabet Monkey fabrics to complement our ranges. The ladies sit around chatting and laughing as they stuff the exquisitely sewn little animal toys.

  • Screenprinter

    Indonesia

    Our screen printers bring our exclusive designs to life using environmentally friendly Japanese seaweed gel dyes. All of the screen printing is done by hand so any minor marks are seen as a feature of the hand made process than a flaw.

  • Printing Partner

    United States

    We have our custom items digitally printed by our US printing partner.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 7, 2019
Alphabet Monkey is a Australian high end baby bedlinen brand. Thanks so much for visiting us in your search for the perfect items for your nursery.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase
I don't accept exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
We want everyone to be happy with their LWV product so pls reach out if you have any issues and I'm sure we can work it out.
We are not responsible if you don't like the look of your lettering choice.. our lettering chart is shown and your purchase and notes confirm whether you want upper or lower case otherwise we will do upper case first letter and lower case following. However we can amend the stitching for you at a lost of $20 and postage covered by the customer (just return cover only for most efficient postage)
Payment
Payment is via Paypal or through etsy check out with cards.
Shipping
Within Australia we have a flat rate shipping for quilts which will go via Fastways courier and you will be provided with a tracking number. All orders will also require signature on delivery. PO boxes will not be delivered to by the courier so please provide an alternative address for quick shipping.

Allow approx 10- 14 business days for packages to US, items will be considered still in transit for 6 weeks...especially over the xmas period.
Postage is regular air mail..no tracking but you can upgrade to an international tracking service for an additional $7 at the checkout.
We ship anywhere and are happy to quote your items.. if we have overcharged on shipping through the site we will refund or upgrade the shipping.

****Any customs or duties are the responsibility of the buyer not the seller in line with Etsy policies. ***

More information

Last updated on Apr 6, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Wholesale availability

No we are not currently looking into wholesale