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Top 5 Leather Nappy Bags for 2014 & Why I love my Job | Nappy Bags Australia

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Here at Totsntales we understand the challenge of selecting the most suitable nappy for your lifestyle and we have tried to make the process easier by posting weekly nappy bag video reviews to our YouTube channel. Many parents are now seeking to invest in genuine leather diaper bags and for as little as $200 you can buy a quality designer baby bag that comes with a product warranty for your piece of mind.

Our 5 most popular genuine leather nappy bags for 2014 are as follows:

1. Vanchi Sydney Tan Nappy Bag

2. Storksak Elizabeth Tan Nappy Bag

3. Storksak Sofia Tan Nappy Bag

4. OiOi Black leather hobo Nappy Bag

5. OiOi Tan Slouch Tote Nappy Bag


Vanchi Sydney leather Nappy bag in Tan

Vanchi Sydney leather Nappy bag in Tan

Storksak Elizabeth Baby change bag.

Storksak Elizabeth Baby change bag.

Top 5 most popular nappy bags for 2014.

Top 5 most popular nappy bags for 2014.

Storksak Sofia includes change mat, bottle holder and zippered pouch,

Storksak Sofia includes change mat, bottle holder and zippered pouch,

Storksak Sofia Tan leather nappy bag

Storksak Sofia Tan leather nappy bag

OiOi Black Leather Hobo Nappy Bag

OiOi Black Leather Hobo Nappy Bag

OiOi Leather tan slouch tote baby nappy bag.

OiOi Leather tan slouch tote baby nappy bag.

Why have our customer chosen the above 5 nappy bags as their favourite change bags for 2014? I think the answer lies in the sophisticated internal organisation that each bag offers, not to mention the ample external pockets which are perfect for quick access to personal items. No longer do mums have a need to carry around a baby bag as well as their handbag when out and about with their family. Interestingly the top 5 change bags also look nothing like nappy bags! Instead they look like nappy bags disguised as handbags. Our dedicated manufacturers continue to create gorgeous baby bags and we can’t thank them enough for their commitment and passion which truly shines through in these modern bags for parents.

I love my job because with each nappy bag that gets posted off to one of our lovely mums & dads, I am confident that we are delivering a little piece of happiness. A nappy bag is something that will make life with children somewhat easier and when everything seems too much and nothing is going right – any mum can feel beautiful and fashionable whilst out and about with a designer nappy bag.

Till next time,

Tres x

Top 5 Most Popular Baby Nappy Bags for 2014

Monday, March 9th, 2015

2014 was an exciting year for us here at Totsntales because we have a passion for bringing fashionable and functional changing bags to mums all over Australia. So why was 2014 so special for us? Well it saw the release of some of our most gorgeous new nappy bag designs that we were then able to offer our much loved customers who backed up our love for these designs by making them our most popular diaper bags styles for 2014.

Here are our top 5 most popular nappy bags for 2014 -

* OiOi Faux Carryall Nappy Bag

oioi carryall nappy bag

oioi carryall nappy bag

* Babymel Cara Navy Stripe Nappy Bag

Babymel cara navy nappy bag

* Storksak Bobby black Nappy Bag

Storksak bobby black nappy bag

Storksak bobby black nappy bag

* Vanchi Victoria Tan Nappy Bag

Vanchi Victoria baby nappy bag

Vanchi Victoria baby nappy bag

* Storksak Sofia Tan Changing Bag

Storksak Sofia Leather changing bag

Storksak Sofia Leather changing bag

I think this list is testament to the quality that each of the respective manufacturers produces on a consistent basis. Not only that but each nappy bag brand offers a warranty and backs up that warranty promptly and without any fuss. 2014 also saw us remove one or two nappy bag brands from our range, because they simply would not back up their warranties and left us and our customers without a satisfactory solution to issues that arose with their nappy bags. We only stock quality changing bags from manufacturers who offer premium customer service. It’s very misleading for a manufacturer to offer a warranty on a product if they are not going to offer assistance when a problem arises.

Each of the brands in our top 5 also represent great value for money and do not compromise on attention to detail and craftsmanship. Be sure to check out our Youtube channel for nappy bag video reviews on a huge range of leather, PU and nylon diaper bags.

You may like to also visit Totsntales to browse an exclusive range of baby nappy bags that have been carefully selected to only bring you the best of the best. We never compromise on function for style and each changing bag offers generous internal and external organisation and most importantly we offer after sales support if you have any questions relating to your purchase.

Till next time,

Tres x

Cherry blossom customised wall decals | Wall Stickers Australia

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

If you’re searching for a vibrant and timeless room theme for your little girl’s room, have you considered a cherry blossom wall decal? The reason I ask is because Totsntales offers a completely customisable cherry blossom wall sticker. This designer wall art will not date in your child’s room, in fact this wall sticker proudly sits on the walls of teenagers, offices and even lounge rooms!

WC-CHERRY-BLOSSOM-ROOM-2 WALL-CRAFT-colour-chart dark-brown-fuschia-ethereal-blue brown-opaline-green-white

wall stickers, wall decals

Wall Craft Designer cherry blossom wall art

I think one of the reasons that makes this decal so popular among customers lies in the flexibility of choosing your own colours and also being available in a large and small size means that it suits most budgets and spaces.

Check out the Totsntales Pinterest page for a collage of previous happy customer design requests. I find this page extremely inspiring and get so many decorating ideas for my kids rooms. If you’d like to see how the Wall Craft cherry blossom decor looks when it’s been printed and about to be sent off to it’s new home, check out our latest wall sticker review video.

This removable and reusable wall decal is available in a large and small size with measurements being:

Small: Whole Visual Dimension 110H X 190W (CM)
Large: Whole Visual Dimension 220H X 380W (CM)

If you would like to view this popular decorating product for girl’s rooms and nurseries check out the Totsntales online boutique:

If this isn’t quite what you’re looking for or if you’d like more inspiration for your kid’s room decorating projects, view a select range of quality wall decals.

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Spring decorating with Totsntales

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Here at Totsntales we have been busy over Winter preparing to release some exciting and fresh new designs for Spring! We have a huge range of products for your child’s walls including some gorgeous personalised wall clocks, canvas wall art, growth charts and of course our specialty, wall stickers.

Here’s a small sample of just some of the latest designs we have available at Totsntales. These products are already hitting our customer’s walls, with many proving popular for Spring decorating. We have not forgotten about the boys either, we have some exciting new boys wall decor arriving this week! I’ll give you a hint, think racing cars and vintage transports. Stay tuned for the release of an exciting new range of wall stickers just for boys!

Wall Craft blossoming tree wall decal

Wall Craft blossoming tree wall stickers, a must have for Spring!


Wall Craft bright flower wall decals, add colour and life to any space.

Wall Craft bright flower wall decals, add colour and life to any space.

Wall Craft celestial wall stickers

Wall Craft celestial wall stickers, bring the outside inside with a touch of tranquility.

Personalised children's wall clock

Personalised children’s wall clock featuring owls and your child’s name.


Wall Craft Butterfly silhouettes manufactured in your choice of colours.

Wall Craft Butterfly silhouettes manufactured in your choice of colours.

Wall Craft Nature tree wall decor

Wall Craft Nature tree wall sticker, a great unisex design option


Tipper personalised wall clock, perfect for boys rooms.

Have you been looking for a unique, personalised growth chart for your child’s wall? What do you think of these? A must have for children’s rooms, use this to document their growth and save your walls!

Noah's ark wall growth chart

Personalised animal design kids growth chart

Wooden kids names

Our exclusive range of custom made wooden kids names are made using premium materials & add a touch of charm and instantly personalise your child’s space.


Having trouble deciding what theme to use in decorating your child’s room or nursery? Totsntales makes shopping for unique children’s room decor, easy! We have taken the stress out of shopping and you can browse our entire range using our browse by theme category, meaning you don’t have to scroll through pages and pages of irrelevant items.


Introducing the stunning range of Carmelina baby changing bags

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

When I shop for a new handbag I like to have something different, something that I won’t see every second person carrying. I also like something that has been well thought out and it must feel luxuriously soft to touch. I am so excited to introduce you to the gorgeous range of baby nappy bags by Carmelina. So why am I so excited? This nappy bag range epitomises everything that I think a nappy bag should be and most importantly the designs are original. Carmelina is an Australian designed diaper bag range created by mother of two, Carmel Margaritis. Carmel developed her range of changing bags when her first child was born. She was inspired to create a stylish, functional and fashionable product- I think the future looks very exciting for this brand. What do you think?

Carmelina Jezebel Black baby diaper bag

Carmelina Jezebel Black baby nappy bag

So what features are included in the stunning Carmelina Jezebel nappy bag?

  • Detachable PU leather studded clutch
  • Quick drop key pocket with security chain
  • Two insulated pockets for bottles/drinks
  • Three small pockets for baby needs
  • Two large pockets for nappies/wipes/food
  • Zipped large pocket to store change mat or iPad
  • Water proof lining for easy cleaning
  • Press stud decorative belt for easy access dummy holder
  • Zipped waterproof wet bag
  • Two pram hooks
  • Change mat
  • Baby Travel Blanket


Carmelina Jezebel Taupe baby nappy bag

Carmelina Jezebel Taupe baby nappy bag

The size of the Carmelina Jezebel is generous and aids in the functionality of the design.  H: 30cm W: 39cm D: 13cm

Carmelina Scarlet Nude diaper bag

Carmelina Scarlet Nude nappy bag

The gorgeous Carmelina Scarlet nappy bag also embodies many, many features to make life for mums a little easier.

Carmelina Scarlet Black diaper Bag

Carmelina Scarlet Black Nappy Bag

This range is manufactured using premium materials and I feel the price tag is very reasonable and affordable. The Carmelina Jezebel retails for $229 and $289 will secure you a beautiful Carmelina Scarlet diaper bag. If you’d like to find out more about this exciting new range of nappy bags please visit the full range in the Totsntales store. Perhaps something to add to your Mother’s Day gift wish list?

On another note, lest we forget on Anzac day. Please take a moment to pause today, to remember those who gave their lives and those that are in service today or have been in the past. I admire you all and I am ever so grateful for what you have given and continue to give.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

il tutto giveaway! | Nappy Bags Australia

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Totsntales is giving away a free il tutto neon mini with all il tutto nappy bag purchases over $249! Hurry, we are selling out extremely quickly and this offer won’t be valid for long. This giveaway is just too good to refuse and has had mums to be, rushing to secure their gorgeous il tutto nappy bag purchases while our neon mini stocks last. The neon mini is such a stunning bag and they are available in the most yummy colours!

Il tutto neon diaper bag giveaway

Il tutto neon bag giveaway with all il tutto purchases over $249

Why do we love the il tutto  neon mini? Here’s why:

Are you looking for a  mini bag for running those essential errands or a quick trip to the park ? Perhaps a new little spoil for yourself that you can take to work functions and parties ? Then look no further. The latest release from il tutto is a reliable, well crafted mini bag with an essential dose of cool. This hands free mini bag is the ideal companion for all occasions.

It features:

  • Large front pocket – perfect for storing your keys and phone
  • Front zip slip pocket
  • long adjustable strap,
  • Back wallet that holds 8 credit cards, notes and a central zip compartment for coins.

Okay, so by now you’re all screaming, “which il tutto nappy bag will I need to purchase in order to get my free neon mini bag?!”

Well, if you’ve had your eye on any of these stunning diaper bag designs, you are in luck:

il tutto mia diaper bag in red

il tutto mia nappy bags available in cream, black and red

il tutto georgia leather hobo diaper bag

il tutto georgia leather hobo nappy bag

We love the il tutto nappy bag range. What’s not to love!? They are Australian designed and made from the MOST luxuriously soft Italian leathers. The workmanship on these nappy bags is second to none- yes they are a little pricier than some of the more common nappy bag brands on the market, but they are extremely durable and when you hold one in your arms you can feel the quality of the materials. We are yet to have any warranty issues with this range, we believe this is a testament to the quality of the workmanship and materials used to manufacture the il tutto nappy bags. I also admire the love and hard work that goes into designing each il tutto nappy bag. The founder of il tutto, Lucie Trinco, tediously designs each nappy bag, starting from scratch with hand sketches! Her passion and flare for design along with her experience in the fashion industry has culminated into what I believe has created one, if not the, most sought after nappy bag brand in the world.

Check out Lucie’s blog, you’ll see just how committed she is to her craft and I love that she is so personal with her posts and you can really get to know the person behind the brand.

Be sure to browse the full range of il tutto nappy bags by clicking here. Remember to place your orders quickly to redeem the offer of a free neon mini bag!

We’re giving away a custom made wooden name!

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Just a quick note to let you know that our March giveaway is to be drawn on the 31/3/13 and the winner will receive a custom made wooden name in their your choice of finish. Our custom made wooden names are available in raw, painted and fabric covered options. This is one of our most popular products and we’re so proud to be able to offer this quality, Australian made product.

So if you’re looking to personalise your child’s room, there’s no better way than with one of our sturdy, eye catching, customised wooden names. Why not enter the draw, simply head on over to our Facebook fan page, click “like” to become a fan and then follow the instructions on the giveaway post. Here is the link to our Facebook fan page.

Best of luck everyone! Here’s a small selection of some of the designs we have created for our customers.

Custom made wooden name in fabric finish

Custom made wooden name fabric covered

Custom made wooden name for baby nursery

Custom made wooden name for baby nursery or child’s room

Custom made wooden names for kids

Custom made wooden names for kids rooms

Also available in a range of painted finishes- why not complete the room decoration with a matching custom made wooden shape or numbers?

Painted wooden names for bedrooms

Painted wooden names and matching shapes

For the best custom made wooden names available in Australia, visit Totsntales.

Children and nature at home

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

We feel extremely lucky to live in a beautiful and protected part of the Australian environment. We’re awoken by birds, possums scrambling across our roof top and what we thought was someone chopping wood at 4 in the morning is actually one of our resident frogs! We have a small pond in our backyard and whilst neglected we have recently cleaned some of the leaf matter out and trimmed some marshes surrounding it so it gets a little sun to keep the mosquitoes under control. As it turns out on close inspection this pond is teaming with tadpoles and I always catch a glimpse of an elegant dragonfly or two which are drawn to the abundance of insects on the menu.

Everything in this pond and its surrounds, live in harmony, the tadpoles and the frogs eat the mosquitoes and their larvae whilst the dragonflies keep annoying small pests in our organic vegie patch under control. Nature is truly amazing and it is so important that we teach our children to respect and admire nature. Not only for the benefit of appreciating the simple things in life but the future of our ecosystems rely on the little people we are rearing to stand up and protect them. The ecosystems can survive without our interference but too often we encroach on the fragile nature of these systems upsetting a balance and causing irreversible damage. Encourage your own little ecosystem in your backyard and admire it with your child, show them how to respect nature and how to observe it. A pond is a terrific example of an ecosystem and your child can watch the development of tadpoles as they grow to be frogs.


Recently we set up a compost bin in our backyard. Thankfully our council promotes the use of a compost bin and doesn’t provide a green bin. We purchased our compost bin for $50 from Bunnings and it has been such a great investment for ourselves and the environment. Once the products of our green waste have been broken down by natural bacteria and heat we can use it in our organic vegetable garden which will save us a great deal on compost! Why throw this brilliant green waste into your council bin?! We have no smell coming from our compost bin, it is airtight and doesn’t smell at all unlike our rubbish bin! No bugs or small critters can get in, it’s perfect and so easy! I was so thrilled with the compost bin system that I nearly purchased everyone in our family one for Christmas! All households should have one, it would be a refreshing exercise for people to re-connect with nature and children would be in awe at how quickly the waste breaks down. Not to mention the joy on their faces when they see the effects of this green ‘rubbish’ on their garden.

Some great links to environmental information:

Whimsy Kid’s Linen will inspire your child’s imagination!

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

We have a new range of Kid’s bedding at Totsntales, the Australian designed Whimsy linen. With a number of designs for both boy’s and girl’s rooms you won’t be stuck for design ideas anymore! Some of the designs include Daisy Chain, Doe a Deer, Blossom, Double Decker and Sail Away. Whimsy releases stunning new designs on a regular basis so you’re sure to find something that will suit your child’s taste. The Whimsy range comes in Single, King Single and Double sizes, with matching sheets sets, quilt covers, pillow cases and cushions.

Pictured below are just some of the designs we now have in store, ready to ship. We have some great specials running at the moment so grab a bargain while stocks last. Spring is the perfect time to dust away those cob webs and redesign your child’s wonderland. We have a huge range of wall decor, floor rugs and furniture to match the Whimsy linen range so be sure to sit back with a cuppa and browse through our store.

Click here to view our Kid’s room decor selection.

Our Skip Hop range expands!

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Recently we have expanded our range of Skip Hop products. The new range of products now available on our website includes funky kids bags, “Playspot” Floor Tiles, the “Central Park” outdoor blanket / messenger bag, and cool new colours of the ever popular Skip Hop Pronto baby changer.

Check out a few pics below, and click here to view our entire range of Skip Hop products.

Skip Hop Central Park Uptown On ShoulderSkip Hop Central Park Uptown StripeSkip Hop Central Park Wave Dot

Skip Hop Playspot Pink BrownSkip Hop Playspot Green Brown

Skip Hop Playspot Blue GoldSkip Hop Pronto Wave DotSkip Hop Zoo Pack BeeSkip Hop Zoo Pack MonkeySkip Hop Zoo Pack Owl