MelyndaMade Handmade Children's Clothes Seaside Dress with short sleeves in size 1 and 3 made from an amazing m ulticolour cotton print.  Wear on its own in or layer up in the cooler months with tights and a little jacket. The neck line is elasticised for easy dressing.


Please note fabric placement on your item may vary to that pictured making your item more unique.

Please note you are only purchasing the Honey Ant dress .  Penny is demonstrating to you the look of the dress in a different colourway, Body Painting.


Fabric: Light weight cotton: Wild Bush Honey Ant Mint: Aboriginal women will gather Honey Ants from nests found under Mulga Trees by digging half a meter around the entrance of the tree roots where in general the storer ants reside. Found in central Australia around Alice Springs the ants construct nests in red flat sandy soil under a tree or bush and with the entrance camouflaged amongst dead litter. There are many types of these ants and only a careful eye and skilled tracking will enable Aboriginal women to find them in the hallow trees. Honey Ants are unique in using their own bodies as living storage, but they have more functionality than just storing food. Some store liquids, body fat and water from insect prey brought to them by worker ants. Honey ants can later serve as a food source for their fellow ants when food is otherwise scarce.


The Artist is Audrey Martin Napanangka: Audrey is a Warlpiri (language) woman born in 1952 in Yuendumu Community (country), approximately 3 hours North West of Alice Springs in Central Australia. Audrey has lived her whole life in Yuendumu, attending primary school, and later raising her own family in Yuendumu. Audrey is a well-respected senior artist and learnt her skills from Netta Williams Napanangka (a well-known Warlpiri artist). She commenced painting in 1986 and has been surrounded by painters since she was a small child with both her parents being artists. Audrey often paints bush tucker

Pattern Credit: TADAH Patterns

MelyndaMade Handmade Seaside Dress

  • This dress is very roomy and comfortable for a little lady and super cool as the are not restrictive and made from cotton. Alternatively layer it up to keep warm and stylish in the cooler months.


    Product Care: Wash separately first wash,gentle machine wash in cold water, wash with like colours, do not soak, do not bleach,do not tumble dry, line dry inside out in the shade, cool/warm iron and do not dryclean. Do not iron embellishments.


    If your item includes a hair accessory please do not leave your child unsupervised with this as it may become a choking hazzard.


  • 100% love has gone into making your order and I hope that you are very happy but if for some reason you are unhappy with your purchase please contact me within 4 days of receipt or your parcel.

    There are no refunds for change of mind.

    Cost of returning a package is to be covered by the customer

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