Sunday, September 30, 2012

Halloween Costume Swap

                      Our First Annual Costume Swap 

Are the dark corners of your storage room a little spookier
than usual? Do they come complete with piles of too small, underused or long-forgotten
costumes, bits and bobbles of Halloweens past? Do you have no desire to spend tons of
time and money fighting the crowds (and your kids) to score another costume that will
end up in that cob-webby pile?

Kid Culture, Fancy Pants Kids and Play Me Mama have a fun, economic, creative and
light-on-the-earth solution for you – the first Junction Costume Swap as part of National
Costume Swap Day Canada.

We’ve got your back in the costume department this year. Spend a fun early October
Saturday afternoon with other parents and kids looking to discover some great finds and
get rid of that never-to-be-worn-again (by you) box of costumes, accessories and more in
the spirit of upcycling.

“Everyone has a stash of costumes from Halloweens gone by that they don’t use any
more,” says National Costume Swap Day organizer Robin Rivers. “We’re putting those
old costumes to good use and making them new to you while helping families save
money and live lightly.”

The event will be held from 10 a.m. till 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at Kid Culture, 2986
Dundas St W Toronto, ON. Costumes and accessories to be swapped can be dropped off
at Kid Culture from Sunday September 30th till Friday October 12th.

How it works: Bring your clean, gently used costumes to exchange and trade into the
store from September 30th till October 12th. You will get an exchange ticket in the shop
for every costume you bring in that allows you to go home with a new-to-you costume
for your kids the day of the swap. No costumes to trade, no worries you’ll be charged a
flat fee of $5 at the door (cash only) and you can pick out a costume. Proceeds will be
benefitting The Salvation Army Evangeline Residence.

Organizers are also asking that you bring a new or gently used children’s book for
Bookhunters. Get all of the details on the local costume swap and find out all the details
on this national movement at                               

Friday, September 28, 2012

Little Ra's

Little Ra's is for the Little One's who like to play in the dirt and look good doing it 

Whether it be a modern design or a new twist on a classic, I strive to keep all items age appropriate and functional for all the busy girls .Using alternative styles, fabrics and colours that you would not typically find for Little Ones is what Little Ra's is all about. 


               Boys Brown Corduroy Fall Jacket or Coat Lined in Green

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                                        It's back to school, send your fella in a classic coat, with a great pop of colour.

      A durable brown corduroy coat, fully lined in green with wood buttons and welt pockets. Stylish, and comfy, perfect for                  dudes heading back to school.


                                      Reversible Flat Front Spoons Forks and                   


KnivesPants for Girls or Boys

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                                                Super comfy, two layers of cotton, warm enough for fall and winter
                                                                      Elastic at the back for the perfect fit.

                                                   Completely reversible, because we know how things can get messy.
                                                      Flat front because we know how big kids hate looking like little kids.
                                                                        100% cotton because we know how great it is.

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                      Girl's Wool Blue and Black Houndstooth Caplet

Blue and black houndstooth wool, fully lined in a navy blue is a perfect addition to any Little One's wardrobe. A delicate looking (yet tough in action) frog closure is romantic and surprisingly easy for small fingers to button.

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Wear it over anything, from shirts and sweaters to winter coats (this is how you dress up those warm but perhaps less than beautiful winter coats for various holiday parties).

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A full 38" in diameter is comfortable for a 3+. 

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What makes this cape so great? It's warm, beautiful and can be worn forever! With enough room to fit around an adult's neck (hitting just above the elbow on an adult, at the wrist or just over the hand for children) this cape will take you from year to year, for many years to come.
With proper care, you'll have something to hand down for generations.


Monday, September 24, 2012

Jack and Willa

Melissa Ogilvie is 

a mum of 2 who has always had a creative side. She didn't want to go back to the grind of a full time job after her kids went to school so she took up sewing and knitting and designing childrens clothing to sell. She loves coming up with new designs, especially those that repurpose a vintage fabric or woolen. Her loves in this world are her family, her  dog, her  friends, Nova Scotia, sewing, knitting, reading, and all things vintage!

This is a baby kimono style jacket is designed to fit a baby between the ages of 6 months to 18 months of age. It is made from several recycled 100% wool sweaters.

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These handknit fingerless gloves are sizes are the perfect tween mitten as they allow the child to text, adjust ipods or make phone calls. For the toddler, they are the perfect cheerio eating glove!

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An eco friendly approach to childrens clothing

Seasonal fashion trends result in mass produced raw materials that contribute to environmental damage. Large-scale production also exploits cheap labor and leaves last year’s clothes sitting in trash bins and landfills.

Electropura takes fashion consciousness to a new level. Foresight of design is our cornerstone: we recycle existing materials and upcycle interesting textiles create functional, one-of-a-kind pieces for toddlers and children from ages 0 to 5. 

Electropura’s entire line employs practical and durable recycled fabrics that will stand up to active kids and resulting wash cycles. Models range from crossover onesies to shirts and dresses for girls and boys.

Designer (and mom) Lynn van Gastel is the driving force behind Electropura. Lynn studied fashion design at the Artez Institute of Arts and worked in design studios across Europe. Now a mother of two young children in Toronto, Canada, van Gastel combines her passions for design, children and consumer-awareness to create fashion-forward, green clothing for conscientious parents around the world.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Cathy Peng

                                                          Cathy Peng

An artist, illustrator, and maker of things. loves cats and sweets and living in Toronto with  her husband, and little girl and two kitties.

                           Clever Kitty in Green on Beige Tote Bag

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                                     Keep Cats and Kitty On Tote Bag

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                                   Love and a kitty need we say more.100% cotton Tee. 

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For your little "Wonder Kitty" Hand screen printed on a 100% cotton Tee,a real pleaser. 

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Designed by Cathy Peng Cuteness overload kittens and bunnies all in one 100% cotton size 6-12months

Designed by Cathy Peng It's a bird... not a cat! It's Clever Owl! Size 6-12 months 100%

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January Baby

                                           The Story

January Baby was started in 2005, but the story really begins in 2000. That was the year my second daughter Robyn turned two and refused to do anything she was asked, especially wear her mittens. I thought, ‘when her hands get cold she will put on her mitts’. Wrong! I had completely underestimated the power of will. The result: her hands would get cold and she would start to cry. That was the end of playing outside. Then, while her hands were warming up they would start to ache and she would cry harder.
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I tried everything to convince her that her hands wouldn’t hurt if she would just wear her mitts. My reasoning fell on deaf ears. I needed mittens she couldn’t take off. 
Using my experience in fabric and design, I came up with Smittens: the no-escape mittens. They worked, she couldn’t take them off.

Then I thought ‘Am I the only mom whose child refuses to wear their mittens?’ I started looking around. There were mittenless children everywhere. I knew what I needed to do.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Junction Music Festival

Saturday September 22 marks the debut of the Junction Music Festival!

Many local bands are hoppin on stage to play some tunes while we all bust a move, chit chat and generally enjoy everyone’s company. Bands in the streets, bands on stages, bands in stores, bands in your dreams. Come support local talent

MagZ- BagZ

 Let your colours burst wherever you go with a funky MagZ-BagZ. 

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The Lunch BoxZ is your new lunch messenger bag. The handle adjusts to be carried by hand, on the shoulder or x-body. The dual zipper opening allows the BoxZ to be opened wide so you can see all your goodies awaiting you for lunch. The Lunch BoxZ hold lots of your reusable containers and fit Small Goodbyn and small water bottle perfectly!

The Lunch BoxZ comes with a reusable Spork - spoon, fork, knife combo that comes from Sewen so you know it's extra fab!


9" wide x 7" high x 4" deep

Monday, September 17, 2012


            Do you really think your little one can live without a pair of these?

"My obsession with making things has been with me since I was a child. In elementary school, after learning a song about making an apple pie, I asked my Mom if we could make one. Her response to me was that she'd just buy me one. What she didn't know was that I had no interest in eating the pie, it just sounded fun to make according to the song. Although, now that I'm a grown up, I'd make the pie, then eat it. =)"

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                                                       I found these at the end of a rainbow.

Sew Oiseau

                                             Designs by Sew oiseau

 Dress yourself and your children in pure comfortable wool and other natural fibres.Here are some new designs by Sew Oiseau made exclusively with re-purposed sweaters

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                                                    Also available great styles for adults
                                                                Wool Pants are back!!!
 Constructed from the remnants of recycled wool sweaters. Comfortable with an elastic waist. All seams are serged and reinforced with machine stitching to ensure a long life.