FUNK IT! sneak peaks and behind the scenes snippits from the world of Hopscotch

FUNK IT!                sneak peaks and behind the scenes snippits from the world of Hopscotch

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June 24, 2013


It’s no secret that I’m a little quirky and creative and love to surround myself with lots of inspiration.  So I’m making over my office/work area and I want to inject some fun and fresh creativity, so I’m calling all Hopscotch Peeps to send me in a piece of art so I can create a funky and inspirational collage on my wall. It can be anything at all from a painting, coloured pasta or even a collage of your own – as long as it’s handmade!  I’ll be posting photo’s of each piece of artwork on our facebook page and will reveal the final masterpiece as well as one lucky winner who will score a $50 Hopscotch voucher.  Below are the full details of the competition so great creative and let your imaginations sore and in the words of Pablo Picasso – “Every child is an artist”

Competition Details
1. Entries must be received by Friday 5th of July 2013 – please ensure you include your child’s full name, age, address and brief description of their artwork along with a parent/guardians email address.
Please post artwork to:

Hopscotch Children’s Boutique
PO Box 41
Calen QLD 4798

2. All entries must be handmade and created by a child, artwork that is deemed inappropriate will not be included in the competition.  Please note artwork submitted will not be returned.  Each piece of artwork will also be     posted on our facebook page

3. A winner will be selected by Jenny Gordon [Owner/Stylist of Hopscotch Children’s Boutique] with the winner announced via facebook on Thursday 11th of July 2013 and the parent/guardian of the winner will also be notified via email.  The winner will receive a $50 Hopscotch Voucher which will be posted to them.


Care to share?

May 9, 2013

We seriously heart our Hopscotch customers and especially those who take the time to recommend us to others.  So this got us thinking and we want to reward YOU our wonderful customers for singing our praises and sharing the Hopscotch love with others. From now until the end of May, for every person you recommend and makes a purchase with us, you will receive a $10 store credit.  So get cracking and start sharing our boutique with your family and friends – they can also join in on the fun too!


Checks vs Stripes + Get 20% Off

April 16, 2013


Checks or Stripes? Both equally stylish in their own rights and both certainly know how to turn heads.  But if you’re looking for a funky take on a classic style then you can’t got past these uber cool winter pieces. Get 20% off these items by using code classic at the checkout – offer valid until midnight Sunday 21st April, 2013.

A. Kiniki – Mini Stripe Henley – $44.95
B. Freshbaked – Check Shirt – $49.95
C. Oishi-M – Spiegel L/S Tee – $39.95
D. Kiniki – Mini Stripey Knees Short/Legging – $39.95
E. Chilli Kids – Sammy Red Stripe – $24.95
F. Kiniki – Stripe Funnel Cardigan – $69.95
G. Sudo – Iileron L/S Shirt in Patchwork Pete – $58.95
H. Sooki Baby – Baby Dragonfly Half Moon Pocket Romper – $38.95
I. Freshbaked – Knitted Hooded Jacket – $59.95

Check out our full range of winter collections here.

Little Red Style + Get 20% Off

April 16, 2013


Nothing looks more dashing than a little lady in red, so add a splash of colour to her winter wardrobe with some of these gorgeous pieces. Get 20% off these items by using code littlered at the checkout – offer valid until midnight Sunday 21st of April, 2013.

A. Sooki Baby – Baby In The Forest Cape – $44.95
B. Let’s Play – Posy Headband – $14.95
C. Chilli Kids – Lola Navy Stripe – $34.95
D. Sooki Baby – Baby In The Forest Frill Dress – $38.95
E. Freshbaked – Knitted Scarlet Poncho – $59.95
F. Sudo – Pure Thought Blackbyrd Dress – $68.95
G. Chilli Kids – Glitter Toe – $29.95
H. Freshbaked – Black Cable Knit Legging – $29.95
I. Sudo – Carnival Cardigan in Raspberry Sorbet – $63.95

Checkout the full range of our winter collections here.

Coins for Cooper

March 21, 2013

Social Media is a powerful and very amazing thing, it allows people to connect and engage with friends, family and at times total strangers.  For the past 10 months friends of our family have been sharing their son Cooper’s Journey via Facebook purely to keep family and friends up-to-date but along the way total strangers have followed and been inspired by Cooper’s story and the outpouring of support for this little man has been amazing!


In May last year, a tumour was found on Cooper’s right frontal lobe and he was rushed into surgery where 80% of it was removed. After two weeks in recovery the results were delivered — the tumour was grade 4, aggressive and malignant cancer. The situation was serious. Since then, he has undergone chemotherapy treatment and another round of invasive brain surgery to remove the remaining tumour. The last round of brain surgery was followed in November by six long weeks of aggressive radiation treatment which was completed with Cooper under a general anaesthetic. During this treatment he celebrated his 2nd birthday. Following his treatment, Cooper was allowed to finally go home and be medicated with special medication and oral chemo from home. Many trips backwards and forwards to the hospital have taken place during this time but being at home with his parents as well as younger brother (born early September 2012) have allowed for Cooper to be in a loving and supportive environment. During this time Cooper made amazing progress with eating food again – even helping teach his baby brother to start solids. Recently things have changed for Cooper, last week his parents were given the shattering news that a new tumour had formed and grown. Their options were very limited and without treatment their little guy may only have months, so with incredible strength and courage they proceeded with surgery [on Tuesday just gone] and removed the majority of the tumour which will give Cooper more time and most importantly to be pain free.  Cooper is now recovering slowly in the Royal Children’s Hospital with his amazing parents and brother by his side.


In a recent post Cooper’s parents commented “Can you believe that there are only two recliners for parents to ‘sleep’ on in the whole PICU unit?! If you aren’t as lucky as us to score one, you get to spend your nights on a plastic chair! I know where our first lot of fundraising money is going to be spent … Closely followed by the tumour bank at the RCH.”  The family are fundraising and asking for donations to help support these organisations that have provided Cooper [and many other children] with life saving treatment and support for their family – they are calling it ‘Coins for Cooper’.  As the family stated “If every person who has liked Cooper’s page raised $20, we would have over $32 000!! If we each raised $100, we would have over $160 000. If we can save just one child’s life through research it will be very much worth it”.  Money raised will go directly to purchasing three new reclining chairs for parents to sleep on while their children are in PICU and if there are any additional funds, this will be will go directly to The Tumour Bank at the RCH for research into childhood cancers.

Numerous donations have already been made by friends, family and strangers all wanting to do their little bit to help and show support… it just goes to show how incredible one amazing little boy’s story and the power of social media is to bring together a group of people all fighting for the same cause.  My family and I  have made a donation and I wanted to share Cooper’s story with you all and help the family raise the much needed funds. Remember every little bit counts, if you could spare a few dollars and make a donation I know Cooper and his family will be forever grateful and so will the organisations that will benefit.  For details on making a donation go to the Cooper’s Journey facebook page.  Let’s rally together and get behind Super Cooper and his amazing family.

Meet The Judges – You Got Style Competition

February 19, 2013

We would like to introduce our 3 fabulous judges who will be assisting us in picking a winner for our ‘You Got Style’ compeition – for full details on our competition including terms and conditions click here.



Brooke Thompson is the vibrant Owner/Director of both Brooke Lee Modelling & Deportment School and Brooke Lee Modelling Agency.  The successful model launched her business in May 2011 and even though she is based in Mackay, North Queensland she travels throughout North Queensland hosting workshops and searching for new models to join her agency. The school offers a wide range of courses in Catwalk Training, Makeup, Hair, Skin Care, Deportment, Etiquette, Resumes, TV Commercials and more whilst the Agency assists signed models with attracting job/photographic/modelling opportunities. For more information visit the website or find them on facebook



Photographer turned sculptor Jodie Grosskreutz has had a passion for babies and kids from a young age and when she decided to launch the Mackay/Whitsunday division of Impressionable Kids Hands and Feet Sculptures franchise In November of 2009, she knew she would never look back. Jodie’s creations are all about capturing and immortalising a special moment in time.  Impressionable Kids Mackay create personalised and framed 3D baby hand and feet sculptures and capture every detail and wrinkle of your child’s hand and feet  – a special keepsake and piece of artwork for your wall.  To view Jodie’s work visit her facebook page!/pages/Impressionable-Kids-Mackay/182732567971?fref=ts



Behind the lens sits the masterful eye and creative genius that is Lindy Spring and her boutique photography business Spring Shots, that specialises in newborn portraiture. With a love for children and a passion for capturing the beauty, purity and innocence of babies, Lindy creates imagery that is beloved and cherished by her clients.  Based in Mackay, North Queensland Spring Shots reputation for creating beautiful memories and a pleasant photographic experience for both baby and parents has seen her business quickly grow.  Visit Spring Shots Facebook Page for more information and to view Lindy’s work.!/pages/springshots/139054006194822

You Got Style? We Want To See It!

February 7, 2013 1 Comment

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We here at Hopscotch believe that style is unique and born within… like we say ‘fashions change but style is eternal’ and kids certainly know how to make a statement and show their individual style be it bold, soft & sweet or simply something out of this world.  So we’re on the hunt for Australia’s most stylish child to feature on the homepage of our new-look [soon to be launched] online store and take home a $100 Hopscotch Voucher.

So if you think your child has head turning style and would like to enter them into our ‘You Got Style’ competition.  Simply email us your child’s picture along with their name and we will upload it to our ‘You Got Style’ Facebook Album.
Our panel of judges Brooke Thompson from Brooke Lee Modelling, Jodie Grosskreutz from Impressionable Kids Mackay and Lindy Spring from Spring Shots will select a winner.

NOTE: Please ensure you read the terms, conditions and picture guidelines before submitting your photo – if your photo does not meet these guidelines it will not be included.


  1. Entries close Friday 1st of March, 2013 with the winner announced via Facebook and will also be contacted via email on Friday 8th of March.
  2. The winner will receive a $100 Hopscotch Voucher [not redeemable for cash] and their submitted picture will be featured on the homepage of our new-look online store for a period of 1 month.
  3. By submitting a photo you agree that you own the rights to the image and agree that the image can be re-produced on the Hopscotch Children’s Boutique Facebook Page.  Hopscotch Children’s Boutique has the right to refuse and not feature any submissions that are deemed inappropriate/offensive or does not meet competition requirements.
  4.  All images submitted must be:
    – Horizontal in layout [to work within our homepage space]
    – Be creative and showcase your child’s unique style whilst being able to effectively represent Hopscotch and our brand.
    – Must be high quality/high resolution [300 dpi]
    – Only children from the ages of 3 months – 8 years can enter
    – Your child does not need to be wearing ‘Hopscotch clothes/accessories’ but please be aware that we are a boutique children’s fashion store and will not accept images of children dressed in ‘character’ clothes such as Ben10, Dora etc.

Universal Love

January 15, 2013


I get asked a lot ‘how did I come up with the name of your boutique?’  To put it quite simply I wanted a name that was fun, playful and edgy [just like our clothes] but something kids [both big and small] can relate to.  After watching a group of kids playing a game of hopscotch and how much fun they had drawing on the concrete with their bright coloured chalk, jumping around and laughing; I thought ‘Hopscotch’ was the perfect fit!  So everytime I see kids playing a game of Hopscotch it takes me back to that moment of naming my little boutique and brings such a smile to my face.

Over the Christmas/New Year break my parents and their good friends visited Vietnam and had the opportunity to visit some remote villages and even meet with some of the children at a local school.  My Mum couldn’t resist but take this gorgeous snap for me with the caption “see even in the remote villages of Vietnam, they still play Hopscotch” – just goes to show that no matter where you go in the world, Hopscotch is loved by all!