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and the little dog laughed on indie art & design

and the little dog laughed is an Australian babywear label with the sweetest onesies, tees, shorts, dresses, tutus, nappy covers and accessories. Beautiful, classic styles featuring contemporary illustrations and nostalgic detailing and trims - frills & ruffles in fabric florals, crocheted pockets, fabric-covered buttons & more.

The label was launched in January 2008 by Australian designer, Kylie Platt, who collaborates with contemporary Australian illustrators such as Meredith Gaston and Noomu to create unique and very special designs for your little ones.

Kylie has a passion for fabrics and design, and particularly loves to combine textures and mediums; knits and fabrics, stretch and floral cottons, adding different layers to a piece that would otherwise be one dimensional.

Kylie draws a lot of inspiration from her own childhood, and particularly likes to create timeless pieces that evoke a sense of nostalgia. The inspiration for the labels' name comes from one of her favourite nursery rhymes from her childhood, Hey Diddle Diddle.

All tees, long sleeve pullovers, rompers and bloomers come packaged in a zip bag that can be reused to carry all baby essentials.

An ongoing favourite, blankets made with a combination of hand crochet in pure cotton, corduroy fabric and grosgrain ribbon trim, are a perfect combination of a touch of old with a touch of new.