Saturday, January 17, 2009

Ruffle Bum!


Yesterday I opened a sample arrival of my petti shorts and petti pants ive had made to add to the range. In the packet, cute, very cute and just as I envisioned, but nothing that made me jump up and down. That is until I put a pair on my 18 month old ratbag. My oh my, they are the CUTEST most gorgeous little things ive ever seen! Her little bottom looks so cute as she waddles and runs around in them, and I was chasing her around the house just so I could enjoy them for a moment longer.

I will be getting some pro shots done with a photographer in the next two weeks, but until then here's a sneaky peak of them without the fillings of chubby little legs. I have to be honest- the pics when they are not on a little model do them NO JUSTICE so I cant wait to show you them on a little princess and you can see just how adorable they really are.

Im having them made in white, black, baby pink, red, aqua blue, lavender and white, raspberry and baby pink and baby pink and chocolate. Other colour combinations may be added at a later stage.

Both the petti shorts and petti pants will be $28. The pettipants are designed to sit at knickerboker length, halfway down the calf.

Monday, January 12, 2009

See us in the print

After enquiring about advertising with My Child Magazine yesterday I was contacted by someone from their team to ask if I would mind them featuring my pettiskirts in their newsletter as a "things kids love" item because they adore my range. It appears its not just the kids falling in love with our pettiskirts- adults too are joining the petti frenzy and once my ads come out in the coming issues of Studio Bambini, Shop4Kids and My Child im preparing for an onslaught of crazy mothers/grandparents/aunties whose life purpose (for that particular day anyway) is to get their hands on one of our fluffy creations.

Be sure to grab a copy of one (or all) of these 3 mags for the most devine childrens finds you've ever seen. I have to be honest and say that id never really picked up one of these magazines before, but went out and purchased them all in the name of 'research'. Buying those gorgeous Walnut shoes for jj and wall motifs for the girls room, the kindy swag (fantastic creation!), not the mention the amazing little nick-naks for bath, play and sleep... yes that was all research too!

You'll find us featured in Studio Bambini in their fashion shoot (Little Red Riding Hood theme- style 1607) as well as a full page ad, Shop4Kids as a product feature as well as a full page ad, and My Child in their newsletter, as a product feature and a 1/3 page ad. These magazines are all due for release in Feb and last an entire season or two.

WARNING: When flicking through these magazines, be prepared for plenty of 'oooh's and 'aaaaah's and an overwhelming compulsion to give the plastic a workout.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Im a blog virgin no more!


Yes this is my very first blog addition, and lets hope they get more exciting as time goes on ;)

Welcome to my love, my passion, my life- Princess Ratbag. I dont mean the pettiskirts, I mean my two girls- the Princess (9- almost 10 eek! where did my baby go?) and the Ratbag (18 months). They have led me to where I am now, and they are the reason this business exists. This little venture began as a way to assist in paying the Princess' exorbitant school fees and fund the Ratbags future schooling, and anything else is a bonus. I love being able to support my family while still being a work from home mum, this is a dream come true for me. Everything that becomes of Princess Ratbag is for them and I hope it continues to receive the incredible support to date for many years to come.

I hope you enjoy our range of pettiskirt and petti co-ordinates. You will see the range expand in the next year with new products and accessories. We have many exciting and unique ideas in store for new products to add to our collection and cannot wait to see them come to fruition.

Ive received overwhelming photographer support and I am immensely humbled and grateful. I would love to share an image or two that a few wonderfully talented photographers have sent me, so that brings me to the end of this blog entry while I figure out how to upload images.


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Some amazing images by Natalie from Sweet Blue Photography


These images are of Natalie's daughter modelling our solid red pettiskirt. Isnt her daughter just gorgeous?! Im very proud to have her as a little Princess Ratbag model. Thanks again Natalie.