Monday, 31 December 2012

Contemplation & New Year wishes

Today marks the last day of 2012.

A year of gorgeous new babies, new products, Olympic & Jubilee celebrations, toddler tantrums, #WOW awards and watching our beautiful children grow into lovely, chitter chattering little people.

But also a hard year of shocking news with the help, love and support of loved ones, family and dear friends to see us through.

So, Today we celebrate 2012's end with a BIG full stop!
A hard year, But positively the start of a brand new fresh one.
A new page.

We'd like to thank all those that have helped us in 2012, 
Our makers, suppliers, friends, loved ones, our special families and all our wonderful clients.

Although we all cannot be well enough (atishooohhhh!) to celebrate the end of 2012 with a jig and a glass of champers, blowing away those nasty cobwebs,
We will certainly be celebrating the coming of 2013 with an Almighty smile.

So we raise our glasses, (mug of tea, Anna and Lem sip, Sarah) and say...


*Today, on this rainy day, we contemplate how lucky we are to have our families, children & friends around us.
And we will spend a little time thinking about Kerry from @MutlipleMummy and her special family.

Thursday, 20 December 2012

All together now... AGAIN!

To get me into the Festive spirit, I am enjoying a Christmas tune with my friends...
Piper Penguin
Delores the Donkey
Blixen the Reindeer
Timothy the Turkey
Santa Paws the Cat

And my little naughty Sam

Quite possibly the BEST festive tune ever!
Don't forget to wiggle with your little ones.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Christmas Cashmere

Last year the big naughty wore her cashmere jumper on Christmas day with her party dress!
This Christmas the little naughty will be wearing the same jumper.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Perfect last minute bits and bobs

Finished your Christmas shopping but need some last minute stocking fillers.
Let us help you!

Gifts £10 & under
Our wooden cars
Gifts under £20

Our letter press book
Our friendly Meal boards

Pull along Bobbing Bunny
Pull along Tiger frog

Monday, 17 December 2012

Christmas wrappings

Keep your little ones tightly wrapped this Winter.

Our kantha stitched baby blankets make the perfect gift for a new Mum and  baby.
As seen in Selvedge Magazine's Christmas gift, Gifts that you wish for!
Take a peek at our stitched treasures  here.

Friday, 14 December 2012

Friday Funny

I've seen this little guy pop up on our Pinterest stream a lot.
Love his expression!
(If you took this photo please let us know so that we can credit you)

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Cuddly cashmere...

Ida wearing the jumper Sam wore yesterday
Yesterday was the little ones Christmas Party (Anna and I met at NCT and we've remained friends with the group ever since) and we all put on our glad rags to go and play at Italian Stallions house!

Now all the little ones looked especially dashing in their party clothes, the show was stolen by Anna's youngest naughty, SamSam.

Sam turned up, with his light blonde hair glistening in the winter sunshine tousled by the windy journey from the car to the door. A big smile on his face and draped in silver cashmere!

He was wearing one of Yarmood's children's jumpers (I want an adult sized one and one for DangerBaby) and he looked like he'd just stepped out of a fashion shoot.

Now I didn't have my camera to hand (eeek!) but you'll have to use your imagination!

A younger shot of Sam in his jumper
The soft roll neckline and cuffs of these jumpers mean that the jumper is free to move with the child in a way that is sympathetic to them. Hence creating the effect usually only seen on fashion shoots and in movies. The soft cashmere was keeping him warm (too warm for the very well heated house, so the jumper soon came off) and the design of the jumper made SamSam look very dashing indeed.

Now I've seen Ida & Sam wear the jumper over the past 2 (nearly 3 years) and it still looks as good as it did when I saw them wear it for the very first time!

So for a stylish, practical gift that lasts; a cashmere baby jumper is a perfect gift to open on a cold and crispy Christmas morning.

Cashmere jumpers are available here

(Sam is wearing silver, but as a baby he's wearing linen. The otter colour is the same colour of warm fudge)

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

A First Christmas

A First Christmas is important.
Important to Mums & Dads.
Important to babies...we look back at our first gifts as treasures when we are big and grown up.
First Christmas gifts are to be treasured, kept and looked back upon.
A first Christmas present is a gift that is cherished and handed onto a future sibling or a future family member.

Here is some ideas of first Christmas gifts that we thought we should share with you.

A Traditional wooden car
A hand knitted softie

A porcelain Breakfast set

A Crystal rainbow maker
A Cashmere sweater

A Traditional wooden pull along
A First baby blanket

A Special cashmere blanket
A Hallmarked silver nappy pin

A Personalised Memory box

A Wooden pull along toy

Happy First Christmas to all the little babies sharing their first festive season with new Mums & Dads.
Especially to all the little ones I know who will be celebrating Christmas this year!

Happy  special Christmas!
Happy special memories.

A First Train set

Monday, 10 December 2012

The perfect postable children's gift

Meet some of our  cute paper friends.
Spotted by Alex from Mother & Baby Magazine, Daisy from The Telegraph and quite possibly the most perfect post-able gift!

Perfect for little ones just a little bit too far away to send a large gift to in the post. These 2-D flat pack paper friends fit perfectly into an A4 envelope!
With just scissors and glue they transform into 3-d friends that can be played with, used to decorate a bedroom, a perfect table setting and the perfect place to hide treats inside.

Great for Christmas but perfect all year round!

Visit to see the vast array of paper animals available.
Pssstttt!!! The grown ups love them too!
Meet all the little paper animals here.

Friday, 7 December 2012

Friday Funny- Super hero babies!

For Mummies of babies who think they are super hero's!
Those into everything....
Like Danger-baby and Sam Sam Bam Sam.

* Our ever so talented friend @Kev_Brett illustrates these wonderful comic strips.
Visit his humorous illustrations and daily snippets at his website facebook page and etsy shop.
Commissions are available.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

It's the little things...

Sometimes it's the little things that make a difference, especially at this time of year.

More often than not it's the stocking filler present that gives the most joy, something that is small and well thought out.

Here's our top 5 stocking filler presents for 2012

1. Wooden toy car

2. Mibo Festive Friends

3. Mibo Christmas Gang

4. Rainbow Maker

5. Softies - Larry

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

3 weeks til Christmas...

Our breakfast boards are popular and once you've seen one it's obvious why!

Made from sustainably sourced Ash these wonderful boards provide the perfect setting for egg and soldiers.

Just ask our chief testers (both Anna & I have used them with our terrors):

Use them, abuse them, and pop them in the dishwasher for more fun at the next meal / play time!