Gallery Bookshelf Round Up – Revisited.

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Back in 2010, Kat shared her book corner with you and then posted a quick round up of gallery bookshelves for you. Four years on, this post is still popular so we thought it was time for a little refresh! Gallery bookshelves are great for kids as it gives them access to books and makes […]

10 Ideas for a Circus Themed Bedroom

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In our family there is nothing more exciting than talk of the circus. We listen to circus scores, read circus stories and put on endless circus performances. I suppose it was to be expected when I named my son Monty! We’re not the only ones and circus revival is a hot trend at the moment. […]

Dressing Up Chest

The Dressing Up Chest

About this time of year you can’t turn around for spooky decorations and Halloween outfits based on TV shows. I was recently introduced to a brand which is the complete opposite of the nylon costumes hanging in the supermarket aisles: Dressing Up Chest. Dressing Up Chest was started as an alternative to the mass produced […]

Unicef and H&M: All For Children Collection

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  In 2009 H&M launched their All for Children partnership with Unicef aiming to target areas where child labour is still prevalent in cotton production. They are working in specific areas to get children in vulnerable families out of work and into school. The All for Children collection being launched on October 18th is sartorial […]

BU! Blankets

BU! Blankets

BU! Is a peekaboo play blanket created by Little Red Stuga. Their BU! Indian has been hugely popular over the last few months (Lucy wrote about it back in the depths of Winter) and Autumn sees three new designs join the collection. LRS have again collaborated with illustrators who have come up with the cute […]

Stamptastic

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I imagined I would sit and sew name tapes into each item of school clothing at the beginning of each term. The first year of pre-school I did just that, all the uniform (two jumpers, one t-shirt) and ballet kit (one leotard) was diligently named. Fast forward to school and with more than four items […]

Custom Birth Plates from The Little Peach

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When I was growing up it was practically the law that someone gave you a personalised date plate when you were born or married. While laws appear to have been relaxed I for one am still very fond of commemorative platters. I recently wrote about The Little Peach’s prints whose sweet retro whimsy sits so […]

Free Downloads: Cool Animal Masks

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The weather may be glorious Autumn sun today but it’s worth having a barrage of tricks ready for a rainy afternoon as they can’t be too far off. I spotted these gorgeous masks which you can download and print. It’s a no-brainer – they are so quirky and will make the perfect surprise toy when […]

YetiToy Ride Ons

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There is nothing more fun than a ride on when you’re a toddler. Of all the toys we own it’s the ones you can ride that see the most action and the most disagreements of ownership. This ride on toy by YetiToy has made me come over all swoony. The big wheels and sturdy splayed […]

Just So Festival 2012

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Just So Festival is now in its third year and attracts a loyal band of festival goers who return for its inventiveness, chilled atmosphere and family fun. This year saw them move from their original location to a larger site at Rode Park, near Congleton for another sell-out weekend. The new spot has a more […]

Cool Children’s Glasses Frames

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Several friends have children who now need glasses and to say the selection available at most High Street opticians is woeful is understating the situation. If you don’t fancy Disney pink or Ben10 you’re often out of luck. This year, two ranges designed for children have really stood out as beacons in the desert.   […]

The Performers from Famille Summerbelle

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The circus is big news in trend terms and the popularity of the motif as well as the circus itself is set to rise in the next couple of years. Famille Summerbelle have just released their latest collection: The Performers. The designs put me in mind of 60s illustration and are all simple and angular. […]

Picture Books for Talking About Death With Children

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  My father died when I was a child which means my children have never known their grandfather. It’s not something I wanted to brush under the carpet and we talk about their grandpa (known as Grandpa-who-died) regularly. Of course talking to children about someone who died means that the concept of death is out […]