Friday, 25 March 2016

Happy Easter!

Rudolph and I wish you a very happy Easter... May your weekend be filled with relaxation, happy times and many chocolate eggs!

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Easter Treats - jewels and treasure

To finish off my little series of Easter Treats, a handful of rabbity treasure. Necklaces, brooches and a pretty pair of hair clips...

For where to buy see the details below the image. 

a. Hand painted porcelain necklace from Lucy Loves Neko on Not on the High Street.

b. How delicate and beautiful is this, a bunny carousel necklace in hand painted porcelain. I discovered this designer - Hop Skip Flutter - at Top Drawer in January and really wish I could somehow shoehorn jewellery into a toy shop as I would love to stock them

c. Another delight from Hop Skip Flutter - a brooch this time, featuring the rather grandly named Princess Buttercrotch. Love her!

d. Wooden rabbit brooch from Ginger Pickle - who have a whole collection of lovely wooden jewellery

e. And one for the little ones - a pair of bunny hair clips from Lottie Nottie - home of a huge array of pretty hair accessories. Well, I say 'for the little ones' but there's no law against grown-ups wearing bunny hair clips. And if there is, I've broken it.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Easter Treats - gifts and homewears

Definitely not just for children, today's selection for my Easter Treats series is made up of gifts and accessories for the home. Quite by accident it has ended up being a pale powder pink collection, with a monochrome 'pop' - as the designers would say - in the form of a rabbit cushion.

I hope you like these things as much as I do. All the details of where to buy are listed below the image...

a. Crockery jug from the very talented Jane Hogben. You can order directly from her own website here or do visit the lovely Clarabelle Interiors for very beautiful product photography and inspiration.

b Hand crafted 'Jemima Duck' bookends from Charlotte Macey. I remember when Charlotte first started creating beautiful textiles and home wears, about five years ago maybe?, and she brought such a breath of fresh air with her light and lovely designs. I've picked the ducks here because I just love them, but she makes many a bunny too!

c. The Phoebe print Liberty bunny cushion from Little Cloud is available from me for £30 - click here to shop - and more from the lovely Little Cloud in the next item...

d. ...And new from Little Cloud this season (I think, I've only just discovered them anyway) are these beautiful monchrome bunny cushions, backed in a Liberty print of your choice. How fresh and lovely are they!

e. Finally I had to include this gorgeous toy bag from Peony and Sage. Well, it's called a toy bag, but I guess it could be used for storing anything really. I am wondering about putting one in my bathroom at home for towels and toiletries...?

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Easter Treats - print and paper

A print-and-paper themed post for my Easter Treats series.

Wall stickers, cards and a lovely print make up today's selection - all by designers and artists I love.

Details of where to buy are beneath the image...

a. (On the left hand half of the image) Wall stickers from Love Mae - there are so many different ones available, and rabbits feature heavily. Which can only be a good thing. Here is the link to the main website in Australia, but there are lots of stockists in the UK. I keep pondering becoming one myself... 

b. and c. Two delightful cards from one of my all time favourite artists Kate Wyatt. Visit her website for original art work, prints and cards. I've picked the mice here as I think they are so lovely for spring, sitting as they do beneath their woodland flowers, but she paints hares too and they are stunning. Go and have a look! 

d. This delightful bunny print is called Peace. What a lovely name. Catherine at Bumpkin Hill creates charming illustrations she works up into prints, cards, and lots of paper ware accessories (think cake toppers, party bags, bunting...) She lives and works in Belgium but her heart is in England and she happily ships over here at very reasonable rates. Visit her lovely website here.

Monday, 21 March 2016

Easter Treats - bunny ears and things to wear

From bonnets to brooches to bags - a few lovely bunny-themed wearables to continue my series of 'Easter Treats'.

If only the cape and bonnet came in grown up sizes, but there's nothing stopping me from wearing the brooch and the bag, once it's in stock.

All the details of where to buy are listed beneath the image.

a. Due in from Maileg this May, the lovely bunny bag will be around £45. I'll be stocking it at Cottontails and placed my order nice and early so it should be with me as soon as it hits the UK distributor.

b. How sumptuous is this bonnet? Made in the US by Hide & Cotton

c. Fair trade bunny brooch ticks all the right boxes - handmade, fair trade, lovely and suitable for grouwn-ups too. I stock it at Cottontails, it's £9.50 and available here.

d. Beautiful bunny cape is part of an amazing collection by a designer I discovered on Instagram. Visit Lupine and Luna for more details.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Easter Treats - pretty little things for baby

Pretty little things for baby this Easter - rattles, slippers, comforters and toys, all in soft but cheerful colours from my favourite toy maker of all, Moulin Roty. Everything here is available to buy from Cottontails so just hop over the website to shop....

a. Rabbit ring rattle from the Mademoiselle et Ribambelle range, £13

b. Mr Lapin slippers (0-6m) from the Mademoiselle et Ribambelle range £16

c. Fluffy hen comforter from Les Tartempois range £21.50

d. Jeanne Goose comforter from The Grand Family range, £19 (due in stock end March)

e. Monsieur Lapin bunny toy from Mademoiselle et Ribambelle range £26

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Easter Treats for your boiled eggs and soldiers

Today's collection of Easter Treats centers on Easter Eggs. Not the chocolate ones, but lovely little egg cups and cosies to use when you're having your boiled egg and soldiers...

a. Oak bunny egg cup £20 from Hop and Peck

b. Egg cosies in a little bag  £8 from Belle & Boo

c. Felted lambswool bunny cosy £13.50 from Catherine Tough

d. Linen egg cosy £12 from Charlotte Macey

e. Clever little toadstool egg cup from Maileg available to order from me as part of a set - email me for details  

Oh! A little update - I have just been browsing on the Catherine Tough website again (I am hankering after a pair of socks) and have just realised the bunny egg cosy (c, above) also comes in a little gift set with an egg cup. It's really lovely, and only £20. So I'm adding it to my selection!

 Catherine Tough handmade lambswool egg cosy gift set, £20

Friday, 18 March 2016

Easter Treats - things for baby

The first in a series of posts I will be sharing over the next few days, showcasing a range of gifts and treats on an Easter theme.

To kick off, here are some of the loveliest things around for a baby at Easter. A couple of them are available from me, others are things I have discovered from other shops and designer makers - all the details are beneath the image.

a. Wooden bunny teether from Bannor Toys ($13.50 in the US but ship worldwide) - click here to shop

b. Ride on rabbit by Moulin Roty £150- available from me by special order, email me for details 

c. Rabbit ring rattle £13 - available from me - click here to order online

d. Wooden play blocks £12 - available from Myla & Oscar -click here to shop 

e. Maileg bunny bib £9 - available from me by special order, again get in touch for details