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About Little Alligator

Hello and welcome to my store. I'm Jelaine, a New Zealand born mother of two young boys living in Melbourne, Australia. Elliot, my youngest, is the original “Little Alligator”. As a baby he was charming and strong – like a little alligator!

I’ve always had a passion for fabric, stationery and craft. My oldest friends will remember my obsession with covering books, boxes and picture frames with magazine clippings, jewellery making and later cross stitch embroidery. I can spend hours “appreciating” wonderful designs and nothing makes me happier than browsing a well-stocked fabric or paper shop!

After my children were born, I dusted off my sewing machine and started making toy bags. That's when I discovered how many fantastic fabrics were available for children and I really fell in love with finding fresh new fabric designs that my kids and I loved. Slowly I began to get rid of the plastic toy boxes and replace them with my bags. It was such a great feeling!

So I became inspired to create more practical things that made me and my family happy; and to use this passion to pursue my other dream – to work at home in my own handmade business. And so Little Alligator was born.

I love stylish designs that are cheerful and modern, and as I have boys, I’m naturally drawn towards “boyish” or gender neutral fabrics and themes. Sometimes I feel brave and buy pink fabric. I’m working on getting better at that!

I’m a perfectionist by nature which at times can be annoying for my family, but I enjoy the satisfaction of producing a great item that I am proud of. Every one of my items is made with the same love and attention that I put into creating for my own family and friends.

Please take a look around. I hope you find something you love. If you would like something special please ask and I’ll be happy to help you.

To stay in the loop when I list new items, join my facebook fan page at: http://www.facebook.com/jelaineslittlealligator or on Instagram: @littlealligatorhandmade