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May 22, 2014

I was the very lucky winner of the Mothers Day giveaway from DTLL with Sonia at Life, Love and Hiccups.
I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful tea towel. It’s fantastic. I had my four year old son open it and his face when he saw it was priceless!
Thank you so much. You helped make my Mothers Day a very beautiful one!


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May 11, 2014

It appears Foolhouse’s Anatomy of a Mother Teatowel has proved too much for some Summer Hillians. The lovely Catherine Grealish of Summer Hill Sweets took on some of our products last week and did a delightful clothes line of our teatowels in her shopfront window to tickle mothers as they passed by – unfortunately it appears not even the Inner West was ready for a such a tickling. So the naked truth is that this vintage illustration created actually more than 100 years ago is apparently not widely acceptable in this day and age? Thus the teatowels were taken down and are only available in store behind the counter in a brown paper bag…no just kidding. Foolhouse has offered to take the offending teatowels back and keep them at the ready for their all-accepting Finders Keepers audience. We know motherhood is confronting but really?! It was afterall my Facebook fools who chose the naked version rather than the lingerie clad version…perhaps tomorrow i will sew some little bras on all my teatowels and then go burn them…! It’s all very titilating…

What do you want to be when you grow up?

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May Day! May 1, 2014

We have the answer! Foolhouse has just concocted a new flavour in the Doorjam series – Elderberry – and it will predict what you could be as you grow ‘elder’ … and of course the kids too! Following in the same theme as Strawberry, Raspberry and Blueberry Doorjams, this one is in a retro jade green on cream. (unfortunately elderberries are actually purple but we figured a little bit of artistic license would be forgiven, given that not too many children’s interiors celebrate the violet spectrum!) It has a different occupation every 5cm and miniature illustrations too. Watch children constantly checking to see if they’ve outgrown ‘Town Crier’ or taller than ‘Jockey’ and entered the realms of ‘Superhero’ or ‘Elephant Trainer’ and see them standing on chairs to reach ‘Head Honcho’ and ‘Astronaut’ before their time!
Psychometrically tested for accuracy!

Festival on the Green. This Sunday!

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April 30, 2014

FIND FOOLHOUSE at THE FESTIVAL on the GREEN, St.Ives Village Green, this SUNDAY! 10am – 4pm.
Come along and pick up your Mother’s Day Gifts – we have so many unique gifts to show you and- since we got rained out at Palm Beach Markets last Sunday we have our fingers crossed for beautiful weather this weekend! See you there

Win a HUGE Mother’s Day Prize Pack!

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April 27, 2014

FOOLHOUSE has helped Sonia at Life Love and Hiccups put together an amazing lineup of products for you to win! Just tell her what you are doing on Mothers Day and you could end up with treasures galore! Hmmmn – what am i doing…it’s all secrets and silence on my family’s behalf…i think they’ve forgotten…will have to do something about that!

T’arts to Take-away!

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April 24, 2014
One-off unique and affordable vintage art assemblage for your walls and world.
Check out the website for all the T’arts available – just a sweet selection of them shown here! Only $20 each. Put together your story!
Circular Tarts – 10cmx10cm
Rectangular Tarts – 6.3cm x 11.3cm

Palm Beach here we come!

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April 2, 2014

Treasure Boxes are back along with our Unique Vintage Treasure Book Safes in abundance! Come visit us from 9-3pm at Governor Phillip Park by Dunes Restaurant this SUNDAY. We have all your favourite Foolhouse products plus the newest Doorjam Height Chart – just released, not even photographed yet – in Elderberry! A Vespa green version with vintage illustrations showing the trajectory of all the things you could be as you grow ‘elder’! Plus our Anatomy of a Mother Teatowel and Tea for Two Teaspoons for Mothers Day. Too much fun to have in one long weekend!

Happy April Foolhouse Day!

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April 1, 2014

It’s our favourite day of the year and the anniversary of launching on Facebook! Today I thought I’d bring you a tidbit of the fool-hardiness I have been working on … a t-shirt for the Foolhouse range perhaps me thinks?
It’s a work in progress but this saying has always been a favourite of mine, and with alzheimers fast approaching and my ineptness at remembering people’s names (being such a visual person, well that’s my excuse anyway) – I think I will be wearing it to every social event from here on in…minus a fez.
Tell me what you think!
They could be available soon for men and women and anyone called Dory…
aren’t I lucky to have this young man sitting beside me in the studio waiting to be clothed…

Foolhouse is going to FK Brisbane!

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March 20, 2014

We have just heard that we have been accepted into the Finders Keepers Market mid year in Sydney and also Brisbane! We can’t wait to show off our wares to all the Queenslanders who have supported us online and unlike the slippery little Moray who’s about as cute as he’s going to get! we are feeling the love for Finders Keepers – thanks for the song Dean Martin! More details coming soon for your calendar!

The T’arts are back!

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March 18, 2014

This is just a quick sneak peak of the latest batch of Foolhouse T’arts – now available for your walls in circular tart frames as well as rectangular! and they look so delectable in sets! I’m going to get you some better shots of the batches soon but thought I’d tease you with them now – there’s some delightful Alice in Wonderland, Walrus, Famous Five on boats and in toboggans on the snow and of course a thousand and one dogs and perhaps a cat of two, coming soon!

We’ve got Shingles!

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March 16, 2014

Every backyard studio should have one! What a lovely tradition – it’s like clocking on and clocking off when I hang it out and make the gargantuan trek from back door to Foolhouse threshold- I feel like I am officially working! My greatest fool surprised me with it for my birthday last year and with the studio now complete and a wee bit of timber doorstep left over and flipped upside down and a couple of butchers hooks – voila! I’m open for business!

Tea for Two or Two for Tea?

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March 14, 2014

We want to give you a sneak peak at our latest addition to the Foolhouse Little Stirrer Teaspoon Range!
Tea for Two and Two for Tea!
The perfect gift for Grandma Flo and for Mother’s Day (yes only 75 more sleeps!) plus all your tea addicted friends! Debuting at Mathildas Markets this Saturday at Paddington Town Hall (9am-1pm) on online now! Let’s see how they go!


Treasure Boxes are Back!

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March 3, 2014

It is with much excitement (it’s the small things!) that I announce today that Foolhouse will once again be bringing you and all your little friends that love to snaffle away their all important secrets – our super unique treasured boxes! You can now order any of the range and personalise them with names or wording of your choice straight from our website. It’s the in-box! (and only $60-$70)

Mathildas Market, Paddington

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February 19, 2014

Mathilda’s Markets in Paddington
Saturday 8th March, we’re setting up shop at Mathilda’s Market! Mathilda’s is full of unique baby & kids’ products from some of Australia’s most passionate designers and crafters. All products are either lovingly handmade, or manufactured in limited quantities…so you’re sure to find something utterly original there, as these guys you cannot usually find in bricks and mortar stores. If you’re looking to stylishly dress your children or decorate their home environment, and want an alternative to mass-produced items, you’ll adore this Market!
When & where: Saturday 8th March, 9am to 1pm
at The Paddington Town Hall, 249 Oxford St. Paddington.
More info at: www.mathildasmarket.com.au
Entry is free.

Behind the Scenes of Foolhouse

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February 18, 2014

I knew there was a reason I didn’t become a super model when I left school, apart from the obvious! and I thought having your own label was hard work! – my foolish photographer of Art and About fame, Deb Kent, was very patient with my inability to follow instructions and not squint and sit still and not talk or fidget…but I think we managed after a few costume changes and major furniture removaling to project the essence of this foolish venture of mine!