Etsy pick: seventy tree

Etsy pick: seventy tree

How fantastic are these prints from seventy tree? One of my favourite shops on etsy, I love how vivacious and full of joy the prints are. Also, the profusion of triangles totally feeds my obsession with geometrics (for an insight into why I’m so drawn to them see my sister’s website). I feel like I need the … Continue reading

Mamy Factory

Mamy Factory

I’ve just discovered Paris-based boutique Mamy Factory, and I’m a little bit in love. The knitwear collection is completely adorable, and I just love the fact that all the clothes are hand-knitted by grannies all over France. On each product page you can see which grannies are knitting the item, along with a little bit … Continue reading

Eight of the best… quilts and kantha blankets

Eight of the best… quilts and kantha blankets

It’s been so cold these last few weeks, I’ve found myself browsing the internet for extra warmth. My hunt has led me to some luscious cosy looking quilts, but what I’m really pining over is a Kantha blanket. These beautiful hand-stitched quilts are made by sewing layers of cloth, traditionally vintage saris, together and then stitching … Continue reading

Shops we love… on sale!

Shops we love… on sale!

When Finn was first born I quickly got fed up by the clothes on offer on the high street. For boys it’s all cars and trucks and knights. For girls it’s pink and princesses. For both it’s teddy-bears and cutesy. All of which is exactly what I didn’t want. I wanted classic, simple, cool – but … Continue reading

Bobo choses *new collection*

Bobo choses *new collection*

I know you’ve probably heard everybody else talking about it, but I’m just going to have to throw my hat in the ring, jump on the bandwagon and give you my tuppence worth on the new Bobo Choses collection. It is probably the most exciting and damned-near-perfect collection I have seen for kids, like, ever. … Continue reading

In gratitude to grandmas

In gratitude to grandmas

After a life-long battle with recurring tonsillitis (overdramatic, moi?), last Friday I finally had them removed. Whilst this is probably a good thing in the long run, there was the short-term problem of how on earth I was going to look after myself and a toddler whilst being in excruciating pain and smacked up on … Continue reading

Mountain poufs from little red stuga

Mountain poufs from little red stuga

I can’t tell you how much I’m in love with these mountain poufs from Swedish company Little Red Stuga, which each feature beautiful hand drawn patterns inspired by the shapes you encounter on your journey to the top of the mountain. There are three to choose from: the smallest is Fuji with its oh-so-cute Kawaii creatures … Continue reading