Jennie Maizels Moomin patches

Jennie Maizels

Judging by the response to last week’s post about Karhu’s Moomin trainers, there are quite a few fans of the Finnish troll among our readers. So, here’s another (at £9.99 slightly more affordable) treat for you – iron-on patches from the brilliant Jennie Maizels. There are five per set, with characters including Moomintroll, Snorkmaiden, Little My, […]

Jennie Maizels alphabet patches

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We’ve been fans of Jennie Maizels iron-on patches for a long time and her latest designs – the letters of the alphabet, plus an exclamation mark and ampersand – are probably our favourites yet. Each letter is 3.5cm tall and easily affixed to clothes, bags, cushions – anything you fancy adding words to. A brilliant […]

New Tootsa MacGinty goodies


You know that we’re huge fans of ultra-cool unisex label Tootsa MacGinty. So our hearts always start to beat a little faster when we hear of their new collection. And, no surprise, this season is another corker. With an urban/NYC theme, the collection features ombre cable knit sweaters, bright skyscraper and car print harem pants, […]

Jennie Maizels Clothes Plasters: New ‘Disco’ & ‘Deep Blue Sea’ sets

Jennie Maizels Clothes Plasters deep blue sea set

We’re huge fans of illustrator Jennie Maizels whose embroidered iron-on Clothes Plasters not only fix the inevitable tears in your child’s clothes but they also add a bit of individual detailing, tear or not. There’s several themed sets and the latest additions are ‘Disco’ and ‘Deep Blue Sea’ which are £7.99 each including postage and […]

Hot! Jennie Maizels stationery

Jennie Maizels wrapping

We all go wild for fabulous stationery over here at BG Towers, so when a little bird tipped me off that Jennie ‘Clothes Plasters’ Maizels was launching a range I was all over it. You’ll find notebooks, £3.99 each (great for stockings), wrapping paper, £1.99 per sheet, and gift cards, £2.49 each, all emblazoned with […]

Ten Top London Children’s Books

London Children's Books

It feels like London has never been more fabulous.The streets are bedecked with bunting and the city is gearing up for the Olympics.We’ve chosen 10 great children’s books for little ones heading to the Capital this year. 1. Charlie and Lola: We Completely Must Go to London by Lauren Childs. Charlie and Lola go sight […]

Clothes Plasters Get an Update

Clothes Plasters

Jennie Maizels’ Clothes Plasters are getting an update. The classic designs previously sold in tins will soon be available in the same packaging as the rest of the range. The sets of six will be available from mid February and cost £7.99. If you loved the tins they are still available to buy in the […]

15% off at Monkey McCoy


Online boutique Monkey McCoy is giving BG readers a very cool 15% off everything, including brands like No Added Sugar, Molo Kids, ilovegorgeous, Jennie Maizels Clothes Plasters, Bob & Blossom, Monkee Genes, Toby Tiger, Paul Frank, and Amplified Kids. Just enter the code BAMBINO15 at the checkout. Offer is valid until 28th February 2012. Check […]

BG Christmas Gift Guide 2011: Books


Welcome to the BG Christmas Gift Guide 2011. Books are one of the most brilliant and versatile presents you can give and there are some corkers around this year. We’ve rounded up the best arty, festive and just darn fabulous titles out there for a range of ages. [gpslideshow post_id=”40828″ exclude=”” caption=”on/off”] Miller Goodman’s Shapemaker […]

Exclusive: Jennie Maizels Fabric

Jennie Maizels Fabric

  We love a good tip off and this afternoon we heard the sizzling hot news that Jennie Maizels has teamed up with Linwood Fabric to design a line of fabric. Jennie Maizels is a seasoned illustrator, author and creator of Clothes Plasters (stocked all over including Liberty where they sold out due to high […]


Kid O Stacking Cubes at Hop Toy Shop

As an ex-resident of Hackney I’m not sure whether to be pleased or jealous about fabulous new toy store Hop. It really is a treat. You’ll find all our old favourites: Brio, Vilac and Le Toy Van, plus pocket-money buys such as Jennie Maizels clothes plasters, Mouk notebooks and Schleich animals. They also sell cool […]

My Pop Up Body Book by Jennie Maizels


I love surprises in the mail and after seeing me tweet about how excited I get when unexpected books pop through for review, Jennie Maizels decided she would send me a little something herself. So last week we opened a mystery package and nestled inside were two tins of her brand new clothes plasters designs […]