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Are ‘For Walls’ For You?

Monday, July 26th, 2010

BabyAt The Hip Infant we LOOOOOVE a wall sticker!

There really is no excuse for boring walls in your childs room. Wall stickers provide an affordable, easy solution to paint and if you change your mind like me every couple of months then they are a great decorating device that can be switched with whichever way your mood takes you!

Empty white wallAdd a bit of flare to the walls in your nursery, playroom or if you’re having a party and feel like going the extra mile then the new range from For Walls are just the right wall sticker range for you!

forwalls_growthchart_flower_largeMy pick of the bunch (pardon the pun!)? The Flower Growth chart and the Lighthouse Growth Chart. Both wall stickers are a wonderful alternative to collecting precious memories on the growth of your little one. No need to damage paint and mark your walls, just mark the wall sticker instead! And if I was planning a pirate party, then the Pirate Ship would be a must to set the mood!

73163255A couple of things to remember when choosing your wall stickers; For Walls vinyl decals can be applied to almost any surface – painted walls (allow 3 weeks to dry freshly painted walls), wall-paper, counter tops, windows, mirrors and tiles. They will not adhere to cloth, stucco, brick or similar uneven surfaces including some wall papers. If you are concerned or if the wall offers resistance, simply heat with a hair drier to remove. 

It’s also important to note that when planning to decorate painted walls with any type of  removable wall art the type of paint you choose is very important. Teflon (Wash and Wear) paints are designed to repel and this means you may have trouble with peeling wall stickers if you choose this type of paint. It is best you seek advice from you local paint proffesional and let them know you are seeking paint minus silicon or teflon Please consult with your local paint shop and mention you want to avoid Teflon / silicone based paint if you are planning on using any type of wall sticker to compliment your room.

Shhhhh We Have A Secret!

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

lovemae_salecollage_largeWell Sort of, we need to make room for Mae 2010. While stocks last take 25% Off Selected Love Mae styles. If you have been drooling over Love Mae and not yet purchased then now is your chance to grab a bargain and if you are already the proud owner of some use this opportunity to add on to your already charming display!

Want Delicious Walls? Then Check Out Wall Candy!

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

wallcandyarts_chalkboardanimals_largeIf you haven’t jumped on the wall sticker aka wall decal phenomenan then you are ‘soooooo last year’!

I like to mix things up. Until recently our house had picture rails so I could move our artworks around, swap them when I changed the furniture with the seasons or simply when I go bored. I took them off when we recently rennovated for a more ‘contemporary feel’ and I am missing them terrible! Reluctant to make holes in my smooth, white walls our art is sitting in a corner all stacked up on each other!!!!

Wall stickers are the equivalent of a picture rail! There’s no commitment like there is with wallpaper, there’s no damage with hooks in the walls and if you get tired of them you can remove them with no damage to your paint. Right now I’m loving Wall Candy Art’s selection – they are the perfect accessory for a nursery as they can grow with your babe . You can start off with something designed for newborns  like the Wall Candy Arts Smarts. These clever little stickers were designed in conjunction with an opthamologist and not only look cute but also enhance the gross motor and eyesight of your little one. There’s a great selection of 50 stickers available per pack so you can use your artistic liscence to make it look however you fancy!

Then, when your babe grows out of the Smarts, the Chalkboard Animals are a great alternative. Perfect for a nursery or play room they provide a designated area where drawing on the walls is permitted and the animal shapes are super cute too!

So if you’re like me and like to chop and change what’s on your walls then check out the great selection from Wall Candy Art and our other wall sticker brands!

**HIP COMPETITION REMINDER** Like what you see? Then don’t forget to enter our Christmas stocking promotion, we have a great selection of Wall Candy Art wall stickers to giveaway along with over $2000 worth of other great prizes from leading brands!

Look at what’s new for Tiger Tribe…it’s Grrrreat!

Monday, October 5th, 2009

A quick stroll through the shops today, suddenly amounted in a panic attack for me, there were Christmas decorations, carols, the whole kit and caboodle! The word ‘Christmas’ was not a word I had planned on uttering for quite some time yet but alarmingly it is only elevenish weeks away, who would of thought a whole year could slip by so fast.
So it is time to start thinking about gifts for our little bundles of joy, in my experience you can never be too prepared and without being too biased the newly launched Tiger Tribe range really does have something for everyone from bubs to tots to tweens this really is there best collection yet and we know you will be as thrilled by it as we are.

Be sure to read on I am about to give you the low down on what is here and coming in the fab new Tiger Tribe range, this info is so hot off the press you really will see it here first.
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If you are always on the look out for adorable nursery accessories like me, then you are going to adore the new Alphabet Frieze, at just $24.95 your wall will be covered with 26 unisex letters and sweet matching pictures. The set comes boxed and makes the perfect gift for yourself or a loved one. Love the frieze but it just does not suit your decor, don’t fret! there is also a cute set of Alphabet Flashcards the prints are just as adorable as on the frieze and can be used as a toy (they are great hung on the pram) or even as a decoration, at just $19.95 they are a bargain and make another irresistible gift.
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If every little boy (and big boys, this is a perfect dad thing!) in Australia does not have a set of these in there Santa sack on Christmas morning I will eat my hat, each box of Jet Racers comes complete with four simple self assembly planes complete with propeller and boy do these things fly. At just $11.95 they are certainly on my must have list this Christmas.
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Speaking of stocking stuffers, you cannot go past Games To Go. At just $19.95 these games are suitable for those three years plus, each game is packaged in it’s own adorable tin and is simple and fun enough to play and remain engaged in. They are compact in size which means they are great for travel for me this also translates not will not take up too much room on the already jam packed book shelf…so for me it is a winner.
tigertribe_ragdolls1I have a life long obsession with dolls, love them. I was so grateful to have a daughter so it became appropriate to start purchasing them. Meet Lucy and Daisy suitable for all ages these rag dolls will make the perfect best friend. At $34.95 they make the perfect gift for a little girl.
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Oooh, ahhhh I hear you say, aren’t these the cutest things ever! Tiger Tribe got their new softies range just so right and who does not love the bird and elephant, these make a fantastic nursery accessory. The range consists of a selection of products including a rattle $19.95, a mobile $49.95, a pillow $34.95 and a musical toy $39.95.
tigertribe_juniorstampers_blog Find me a toddler that does not love a stamp, it would be hard. These Tiger Tribe Junior Stampers are awesome and will be well loved. Chunky and generous in size they are a perfect fit for little hands. At $24.95 each set comes complete with it’s own mat, seven chunky stamps and a non toxic ink pad. Perfect for a toddler with an older sibling who likes to do everything they do.
tigertribe_bags_blogI have a preschooler and the amount of children that have the same bag is unbelievable, not only does it get tricky as to who owns which bag it is plain old boring seeing the same bags all the time. This is why I love Tiger tribe, with a dynamic range of bags there styles are seasonal and once a collection is finished, it has gone. At $31.95 for a backpack and $19.95 for a drawstring bag, these are showstoppers and will certainly stand out in the crowd.
Also keep an eye out for new Tiger Tribe Magnet sets, Stamp A Story, Magnetic Playbooks and Card making sets and stamp sets for the older girl.
We are expecting delivery in dribs and drabs of the complete Tiger Tribe range between now and Mid November so keep your eyes peeled for updates.
Meantime if you are feeling lucky enter out HUGE Tiger Tribe Giveaway, enter here it’s easy and the prizes are GGGrrreat!

Love Mae..Love at first sight

Thursday, June 25th, 2009
lovemae_crittersboywithtree_large1It’s true we are crazy about any kind of wall decor. Aside from the fact that there are so many amazing options available these days. They really are a cost effective alternative to giving that special room a bit of a face lift. If you are  anything like me and feel that change is as good as a holiday…then wall stickers are perfect for you.
I stumbled across Love Mae Fabric Wall Stickers while on a search to find something a little different for my two year olds big girl bedroom makeover. Certainly a special find and something to share and in a word they are beautiful.
Aside from the fact they are stunning these Wall Stickers are different. They are made from fabric, not your cotton kind of fabric but a textured coated material that is reusable, can be scrunched and most importantly cleaned. Of course it is not recommended you let your little person play with them but if they do find themselves in a grubby little pair of hands all is not lost and they can be saved.
Love Mae now has a huge range available at The Hip Infant for both boys and girls and even some for mums and dads and I just know you will love them as much as I do.

Wall Candy Arts Seasons BAck In stock

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

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It is with great excitement we let you know Wall Candy Arts Seasons are now back in stock……..Yay!.

The popularity of this product has been overwhelming and if we had a dollar for every desperate mum trying to get hold of these we would be on a holiday in the Bahamas right now.

So not only has the awesome Seasons arrived but an add on pack called Season Elements has also just landed. This hot little pack includes clouds and bugs galore and can be used to complement the Seasons tree or on its own.