Cotton baby blanket by Sunday Ganim

Beautiful baby blankets by Sunday Ganim

As that friendly little button in our side bar suggests, this week we decided we’d have a bit of fun with KIDS WEEK - a week of content for the young and young at heart!

Why!?  Well, basically because there is so much seriously cute kids stuff being designed in Aus and NZ at the moment, and we don’t normally have much opportunity to cover it. With school holidays this week it seemed like an opportune time to get excited about all things little, and share a few of our favourite design finds for kids!

So we’re kicking things off today with an intro to one particularly clever local lass – say good morning to Sunday Ganim!

Sunday was fortunate to be born into a supremely creative family – as you might have guessed, she is the daughter of Melbourne textiles queen Rae Ganim, who we recently profiled here. Aside from blessing her daughter with the prettiest name (surely anyone called ‘Sunday’ is destined for celebrity?) Rae also instilled in Sunday a fascination with beautiful textiles, colour and pattern… and so I guess it wasn’t much of a surprise when Sunday launched her very own range of beautiful knitted baby blankets last year.

In actual fact Sunday arrived at this path in a rather round-about way.  After graduating from Media Arts at RMIT, and a brief stint working in the film industry as an art department assistant on various productions, Sunday was struck down by chronic fatigue. After a few years dedicated to recovery, Sunday took herself off to New York, where she interned with trend forecasting website stylesight.com, as well as with our fave NY crafters – Confetti System! (a pilgrimage for Melbourne creatives it seems!?).

Sunday’s time in NYC inspired her to pursue her own creative endeavours, and so upon her return to Melbourne, and inspired by the birth of her nephew Max in 2010, Sunday started her own business with this sweet range of locally made baby blankets.   This year Sunday also plans to launch a larger-sized range of throws and blankets for grown-up beds – I’ll keep you posted on that!

Sunday Ganim baby blankets are all made in Melbourne from the highest quality materials – the striped ones are Egyptian Cotton imported from Italy, and the patterned ones are 100% Australian merino wool.  They’re soft as soft can be, and such delectable colour combinations (I love the grey and yellow!).  The perfect wrapping for the most precious present!

You can buy Sunday’s blankets from her online shop and from Ganim’s Store in Fitzroy, Melbourne – as well as bunch of other lovely stockists listed here.

Stay tuned because TOMORROW we have a rather fabulous giveaway in store, which will include one of Sunday’s beautiful striped cotton baby blankets – make sure you pop back tomorrow to enter!

Thankyou Sunday we think you are awesome :)

Two tone blue baby blanket by Sunday Ganim – made in Melbourne from Australian Merino wool