10 Best: children’s clocks

Prince Design

  Tipi clock, £29.55, Prince Design. Otter clock, £36.44, Owl & Otter. Constellation clock, £60, Bombus. Studio Thirty Two pineapple clock, £28, Etsy. Bear clock, £25, Lisa Jones. Robot clock, £24, Original Metal Box Company. Tobar Make Your Own Clock Kit, £12, Aberystwyth Arts Centre. Boo Boo and Ted tricertops clock, £19, Wow Thank You. Janod Owly […]

10 Best… Big Birds

Mini Rodini Pelican print

Step aside, owls, your colourful cousins are in town. Toucans, pelicans, flamingos, parrots – there’s nothing remotely ‘little birdie’ about these chaps. They were big news in childrenswear last year and the trend for tropical birds shows no sign of abating, with Mini Rodini, as usual, leading the way with both heron and pelican prints.   […]

Lee Marie Vests/Onesies

Lee Marie Onesie

Summer is coming, honest, and I know that my little ones spent a lot of time in vests in the shade as soon as the weather picks up. So, if that’s how your little ones roll let them do so in style with the vest/onesie collection from Lee Marie. It’s all retro inspired with lots […]

Five fab … Etsy Elephant Softies

Elephant Softies

Some people like owls and other woodland creatures, others are all about the tigers, but me, I love all things elephant! I keep spotting cuddly treasures on Etsy, so I thought it was only right to share a few with you… Egbert the Elephant Lambswool Plush Toy, £37, Sara Carr. Printed cushion from original watercolour illustration, […]

10 Best: Tigers

Milk on the Rocks

You guys had so much love for Love Lane’s tiger cape earlier this week, that I thought it was about time for a tiger round-up. If you’re feeling the stripy cat love, check out Moustache‘s rug as well. Raaaaawwwwwrrrrr!   Milk on the Rocks sweatshirt, £40.50, Smallable. Hand drawn tiger bag, £16.50, Penny Clare Makes Tiger cushion, £45, Becky […]

Super-cool stamps from Talk to the Sun

Super cool stamps from Talk to the Sun

We admit these aren’t the cheapest stamps around (especially when you cost in UK shipping – an extra £5), but they are possibly the coolest I’ve seen in quite some time! Talk to The Sun has an electric range of stamps covering everything from feathers to trees, to stars and towns alongside the likes of elephants, llamas, owls and little […]

Fred & Noah baby leggings

Fred and Noah baby leggings

I adore baby leggings and love the prints available in the small but perfectly formed range from Fred & Noah. My favourites have to be the giraffes, but the nautical ones have an appeal too (I am married to sailor after all!). They go from newborn to 24 months and are priced from £12. Along with the super-cute designs […]

10 Best: Dogs

Mini Rodini

From pugs to bulldogs via terriers and dachshunds, it’s hard to avoid our four-legged friends in the children’s market this season. On the high street, Next, Boden and M&S have all jumped on the canine trend. Here are ten of our favourite pieces. Mini Rodini pug dress, £40, Rowdy Roddy Vintage. If I Can Dream harem […]

Hello DODO alphabet print

HelloDODO

This fab A to Z is the perfect way to bring a bit of colour into a nursery, little one’s bedroom (or lounge!). Those clever lovelies at Brighton-based Hello DODO came up with this vibrant font based on building blocks for their own logo and now you can own a full alphabet, £18, or a single initial, £18, […]

Back to School: Pencil cases

Modern Vintage

Once you’ve got shoes, bags, lunchboxes and water bottles ticked off the list, it’s time for the really fun stuff – notebooks and, today’s guide, pencil cases. Modern and Vintage pencil case, £12, Etsy. Zanzibar pencil case, £12, Paperchase. Wooden pencil box, £3, Culture Label. Bee leather pencil case, £17, Stabo. Embroidered felt pencil case, £10, […]

Loufoos rubber stamps

Loufoos Rubber stamps

Designed and carved all by hand, the rubber stamp sets from Loufoos are simply cool. You can buy sets which look great on their own or combined with one another in various hues look brilliant. They’re perfect for cards, scrapbooking or crafting and at just under £7 they make a great gift, too. You can […]

Whistle & Flute childrenswear

Je t'aime t-shirt, £18.51

I’ve been following Whistle & Flute‘s Instagram feed for a while now and couldn’t resist sharing their super-cute clothing line. The brains behind the business are Miranda and Ryan, who were inspired to create childrenswear designs they would wear themselves, following the birth of baby Akira. The clothes feature Kawaii clouds, geometry and slogans in […]

Like Beads

Beads for craft and jewellery

If you like beads, you’ll Like Beads! This shop has a fab selection of beads, all hand painted and varnished. There are faceted wood beads and pendants too, and prices start at just £2.90 for 6 to £18.50 for 30. If you fancy making yourself a necklace they also have a wide selection of cords. I […]

Ann Moore Little People dolls

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It’s always great when your little one has a constant companion that you won’t be embarrassed to be seen out and about with. Ann Moore’s Little People meet both criteria – I can see the super-stylish dolls’ lithe limbs being clutched in a grubby little fist. Handmade in London from digitally printed cotton with embroidered […]