Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Hello there everyone, sorry i've been a little quiet. The Mullumbimby Christmas shopping night took all my focus for a little while. We had a great night, and it was so wonderful to see all the beautiful art and wonderful creations our unique area produces. Thank you to all those who exhibited and all who visited - making the night such a great success.
So a great offer if you have little ones to buy for this Christmas time. If you are here in Australia, SunShadow are offering free shipping on all of our Baby sizes.
Great value, hand crafted and ideal as first shoes, each pair as unique as the little toes that fill them !
Available in 3 sizes 6-12months, (12cms) 12-18 months (13cms) 18-24 months (14cms)
For only $30.00 per pair with free shipping
Please email me directly with the size and design you would like to place an order, or call me anytime on 02 6684 3445 with any questions.
Thanks, Tracey and the Sunshadow Crew ;-))
Monday, November 2, 2009
Promise to update yo on this months winner later in the week :-))
In the meantime if you're local to Byron shire, check out this great event.....
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Hi there everyone - so sorry to keep you in suspense.....a very busy long weekend with Byron Market and a Special Music camp hosted by Cape Byron Steiner School have kept me away from my mac !
Monday, September 28, 2009
Just a couple of days left until we find out who has won this great four pair gift pack. Don't forget to email me with your details if you're not already in the draw.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
We have the weirdest weather !!! A dust storm has blown in and it feels like a eerie place here today. Let's hope there;s no sign of the yellow brick road. The photo with the trees was taken just moments ago in my garden.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
The foot is a complex structure of 26 bones and 35 joints, held together and supported by numerous ligaments. Children begin to walk between 10 and 18 months of age. Most toddlers are flat-footed when they first start walking because of poor muscle tone and weak ligaments in their feet. This will improve as the feet strengthen. Barefoot crawling, walking and playing is the best way to facilitate the development of strength, balance and dexterity of children’s feet. In young, healthy children with normal physical development, it is true to say that ‘barefoot is best’ but this is not always practical.
For toddler’s learning to walk the best shoe is one that mimics bare feet. A child learning to walk receives important sensory information from the soles of their feet. Shoes, particularly those with hard, heavy and inflexible soles, can make walking more difficult. A flexible, soft-soled moccasin can not only provide environmental protection for the child’s foot when learning to walk but also allows the normal amount of foot motion and function to occur. In a flexible-soled shoe or slipper the foot muscles are allowed to work and strengthen with every step, allowing the young child’s foot to become stronger and more efficient.
‘Sunshadow Slippers’ are a soft-soled, lightweight, flexible indoor slipper made from natural materials that offer good protection from the environment without restricting the development of growing feet. For strong, healthy feet ensure your toddler’s have lots of barefoot time and when requiring some protection consider soft-soled moccasins like ‘Sunshadow Slippers’ that mimic barefoot walking.
Foot Health Clinic, Samford
Monday, September 21, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
This morning started well and just got better!!
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
If your family would like warm and cosy feet around the house in winter or summer then why not enter our free draw for a gift pack containing four pairs of hand made cotton (washable!) slippers.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Life is truly busy and all the children are in full rehearsal for this years fabulous wearable arts production at school.
Here is a photo of the winning piece from last year - (modeled by my eldest!!!)
If you are interested in seeing more - and there is so much more to see then here's the link
Funky original ladybug slippers for mum - by Sunshadow Slippers. US 10 (26cms)
|Each pair of these unique slippers is hand made by myself at our home just outside Byron Bay in the beautiful region of Northern Rivers NSW and this pair is a complete one off!!|
We have created a line of natural fibre, light shoes for indoor wear that are as individual as each pair of feet which snuggle into them!
The tops are two layers of cotton, hand printed with a beautiful motif from nature. The soles are the softest leather and inside are a cosy insole made from 100% pure wool felt.
PLEASE SEE OUR SHOP INFORMATION TO HELP YOU WITH SIZING - I recommend this just because I want you to be thrilled with your slippers when you get them.
I am happy to guarantee the workmanship of these slippers for a full two years – it means that they can stand much wear and tear!!!
This listing is for 1 pair of Hand made, natural fibre slippers or indoor shoes in size-
26 Cms - aprox 10.2 inches
US ladies 10, Euro41.
If your interested they are available from My Etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6036247
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Well, finally some sunshine to warm our souls and print our slippers. As the photos here show while the rest of Byron Shire have been enjoying the almost summer like weather conditions, here at SunShadow we have been printing and printing to ensure warm and cosy toes all round!!
So if you are awaiting an order then look out for your ‘postie’ ( or courier service) next week because all new stock is on it’s way.
Many thanks for your patience, and we hope you are all enjoying happy holidays!!
Tracey (and crew) at SunShadow.
Friday, April 3, 2009
Another day another downpour!!!!!
Well, still no printing happening here at SunShadow. Lucky there's housework to do and chocolate cakes to make. (Neither of which i do well!)
I wanted to share with you some information about a local charity which SunShadow is so happy to be supporting.
African leaf inc. started in Byron Bay to Love, Educate, Acknowledge and Feed orphaned,abandoned, vunerable and abused children in Kenya.
Last year we supplied almost 100 pairs of slippers for the children in the project and those slippers will be arriving in Kenya shortly.
We just can't wait to see how the children like the bright colours and the animal motifs.
Monday, March 30, 2009
An update on slipper production here at SunShadow Slippers from waterlogged Mullumbimby.
I thought it may be an idea to show everyone the difficulties involved in producing a hand made item which is so dependant on the warm and sunshine for it’s colouring technique!!!!!
Most people imagine Australia to be arid and dry, we hear much about the drought, which is creating great difficulties for our farmers. Well, we are blessed to live in an area of Australia with the second highest annual rainfall and at the moment it certainly feels that way.
The SunShadow range of shoes is produced here in Mullumbimby using photo sensitive or sun reactive dyes. This means that each pair needs a good dose of sunshine to set the colours and obtain the motif effect. As the photo below shows……..mmmmmm…….not very possible just at the moment.
We have lots of our customers awaiting deliveries and just no way to get those slippers made!
For those of you who have placed an order please know that we are working as fast as our Subtropical weather will allow and we will do our best to keep you up to date.
For those who wish to place an order, please allow us extra time to get it to you if you can, and if it is a ‘rush job’ please make sure that we know so we can prioritise it for you.
Please feel free to give us a call if you need to discuss anything at all!
You can see i'm not the only one who is wishing the rain would stop today!