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Little Branch x Leina Broughton Print Collaboration

We’re always surprised by the creative connections you make when you least expect it. Last year at the Melbourne Cup, our Creative Director, Maree Oaten met the amazing Leina Broughton, when Maree just happened to be wearing Leina Broughton’s Stella Dress in Peony. The connection was instant and it wasn’t long before a collaboration was born. 

The collaboration started with Leina pulling together her inspiration and collating design ideas that would work with the upcoming seasons. Leina was inspired to work with splash and marble prints, so from there Maree went through her library of work in progress to see if there was a common starting ground. 

The splash (ink and gunmetal) was a perfect starting point and from there Leina began to play with season relevant colour backgrounds and altered the scale for each. Once the prints were selected, these were sent off to the fabric printers and the production process began. 

We’re so excited to share with you the final pieces which you can now shop online. 

 

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This is your chance to WIN an amazing holiday valued at $3000! Now is the perfect time to shop out latest collections and have the chance the send a card from abroad.

• Make a purchase with AfterPay to go into the draw to win a $3000 Flight Centre Gift Card Voucher!

• Competition starts 12:00am AEST Monday 20th March 2017 and ends 5:00PM AEST Sunday 2nd April 2017

• Winners will be announced by AfterPay 7th April 2017

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8. Total Prize Pool is $3,000.00. Full terms please visit: Permit NSW: LTPS/17/124069

9. The winner will be contacted by Afterpay via email on the 7th of April and their name will be published on http://shop.afterpay.com.au/winavacay for 28 days following.

For full terms please visit http://shop.afterpay.com.au/winavacay

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Celebrate International Women’s Day

As mothers, sisters, grandmothers and best friends, it’s important for women to support each other and celebrate what makes us special. So this International Women’s Day we would love to invite you to connect, inspire and share the love by hand writing a card to someone who has changed your life for the better. Take the time to tell a woman in your life what makes them special to you and join us in celebrate all the wonderful women making the world a better place.

International Women’s Day is on Wednesday, 8th March so make sure you order your Little Branch card to arrive in time. You can celebrate someone special in your life any day of the year, so maybe grab a few extra cards to spread some happiness to all your loved ones. Plus, the Little Branch collection is on sale until midnight on 1st March 2017.

SHOP THE COLLECTION NOW

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Little Branch Loves Radio Lollipop

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Radio Lollipop has been bringing sweet smiles to the faces of children in hospitals around the world since 1979 (the year I was born!)

The international children’s charity provides children with care, comfort, play and entertainment at a time when they need it most.

Each Radio Lollipop station has a team of volunteers who run the radio station, using music and sound to bring happiness to hospital wards, including those right here in Australia.

(Radio Lollipop is based in the UK, USA and Australia – Little Branch is Australian, my children were born in the UK when we lived there for 6 years and Little Branch is proudly published and distributed in the USA via Calypso Cards)

Songs and interactive games are broadcast into children’s rooms, and volunteers work bedside, playing games and coordinating art projects and competitions.

One in four children will be admitted to hospital before the age of 14, many for long term stays or return visits. Some of those children are terminally ill, and spend much of their short lives in hospital.

Radio Lollipop gives these young patients a voice, giving them the joy of requesting their favourite songs, winning prizes and even hearing themselves talking on the radio.

Volunteers are trained in the highest standards of service delivery to provide play and entertainment, supporting sick children and their families. Volunteers work in close partnership with hospital staff and customise their approach to suit the needs of each child.

To support the charity’s continued efforts, Little Branch is donating all profits from its 2017 Christmas Cards collection to Radio Lollipop, Australia. Shop the collection here!

Little Branch also donates craft materials and discontinued stock to the local Gold Coast station for art and craft activities.

For more information or to get involved visit www.radiolollipop.org

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Feeling the love

Little Branch has been working with the lovely and talented Angela Steyn on a series of new images of our Stationery collection.

Aside from being a total delight to work with, the new images feature Angela’s signature style; fresh, delicate and feminine with a vintage nautical twist! All images have been styled and shot by the talented Angela in Sydney, featuring her home grown garden blooms.

I can wait to share with you the new images.

Make sure you are following Little Branch on instagram for sneak peaks! @littlebranchettes

M x

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New beginnings fair // Speed Marketing

If you follow BlogSociety you would know that they recently held a Speed Marketing workshop in Sydney along with Zoe Weldon from Seeker Lover Dreamer and Nadia Felsch, as part of the newly launched, New Beginnings Fair

If you were lucky enough to attend this workshop you would have been treated to a bag of goodies, includes a selection of Little Branch cards. Thanks to Jaclyn & the BlogSociety for the image below from the event.

Now if you haven’t heard of the BlogSociety you should make it a priority to go and check them out > www.blogsociety.com

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Business Chicks – 9 to Thrive

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There really is no easy way to say this, but due to some unforseen circumstances Little Branch will no longer be showing at 9 to Thrive this week. We are totally disappointed we are not able to exhibit at this fantastic event. However our good friends at Urban Road will be there so drop by and check out the fabulous offers they have and you may even be able to snag a great deal on the Little Branch for Urban Road Collection 😉

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Blossoming NOT breaking…

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Um, yes the website has taken forever. But that is because at Little Branch we have been swept up with some very substantial but timely changes.

At the end of September we… Maree and Anna/Anna and Maree… decided to take a more independent approach. Maree is now the sole director and creative force at Little Branch and Anna is at the helm of her own art studio (annajohnson.com.au) concentrating on the crazy florals and collages that have come to take up more and more of her focus.

It’s not like a divorce. Or a conscious un-coupling ala Gwyneth and Chris. Instead its like a new set of boughs budding on a strong tree planted almost 5 years ago. We want to make things together, lots of things… we’ve always been very distinct creative beings. Maree has the DNA for a lifestyle brand in her blood. Anna is wanting to be alone in her studio with almost nothing to do with brands but happy to collaborate. We are are still working together on small collections, very special cards for Calypso Cards and talking on the phone like an old married couple about “stuff we like”. Anna will drop in the odd blog. She can’t help herself. And her art will join other great painters joining Little Branch in 2015.

Even though Little Branch is coming on five years old, Maree and Anna have collaborated together on two international book projects and had a creative connection for almost fifteen years. As friends we have seen each other through the birth of five kids and shared our share of tears and laughter. Maree might be the younger of the two of us by a country mile but she has a maturity and nurturing vision way beyond her young years, anyway, what we mean to say is that we shared and still share a deep bond and a mutual respect weathered and tested by the changes of family life, mothering, seedling business, crazy side projects, trade shows and mostly working apart across cities, states and continents. Most times we like the same things and get the same ideas. It’s just one of those things. A partnership born out of wanting to make the things we love and loving the things we make.

We would like to THANK, HUG, EMBRACE and VIRTUALLY SERVE TEA AND CAKE to all the beautiful souls who have supported us and believed in our work since we began.

It’s not over and all the classic designs you love will remain in available. Also thanks for being patient while we clean up the “garden” and get ready to present new buds. Little Branch is getting ready for a beautiful summer break and delightful surprises in the coming year. We always say stay tuned but… really…stay tuned.

Love is all you need… aside from pear and jasmine tea.

Anna and Maree
Maree and Anna

Photography: Sheridan Nilsson