Mums on Mondays- Little tookatook
Welcome back to Mums on Mondays- a weekly feature that showcases businesses of interest to Mums in Toowoomba! This week features Little tookatook, the creation of Louise Hardie. She is a very talented lady who specialises in making handpainted aprons, bags, canvasses and towels.
Louise started Little tookatook about ten years ago, when she was living in Melbourne, and is named after the nickname her mother gave her. Her range is all handpainted, and most items are made-to-order and personalised. Kids love to see their own name on the products!
Her favourites are her originals- the farmer, and the girl with flowers, (based on two of her children). The latest addition to her range, the superhero, is based on her youngest son. She has recently added some new colours to the range including purples, oranges and greens- as seen in the bags above.
Louise starts by drawing the name on paper, then transferring it to a square of calico. She then draws a circle and triangle to make it either a boy or girl. She completes the drawing with final details – wings, wand, flowers, fork or cape. She starts with the base colours and lets that dry before adding the finer details. She uses quality fabric paints that are ironed once the painting is finished. This sets them and the item becomes fully washable in cold water.
The bags make great presents for any baby or child. Not only are they used as library bags, many people have used them as nappy, food, overnight or toy bags. They even make a great decoration, hanging from a door handle. The range has been very popular with grandparents, buying special things for their special grandchildren.
Louise has very generously dontated a $100 gift voucher
to Little tookatook! All you need to do to enter is to like both Little tookatook (here)
and Belle Images (here)
on Facebook, then leave a comment below to let me know that you have. Easy! The competition will be drawn at 5pm Saturday 26th May, and the winner announced here on Monday (28th May),
Louise can be found at the Mummy Tree Markets, Queens Park Markets, or can be found on Facebook here. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on 0413 865 980.
If you would like your business to be featured in Mums on Mondays, email Angela@belleimages.com.au or call me on 0438 876 359