You may remember these kids dress up fox masks I shared with you a while ago. The creator of those masks is Lucille Michieli and she has now created some wonderful new accessories for girls. I’m loving those (faux) wolf fur necklaces and the rabbit ear hairbands. What I love about Lucille is that all of her creations are so unique and just so cool! Her range is always small and consists of no more than a handful of things but it’s the creativity that goes in to each accessory that wows me every time. You can still get the fox masks and some are even on sale but today it’s the wolf fur necklace in pink that I’m hankering after.
I love yellow! It’s such a happy colour, don’t you think? It’s probably my favourite colour especially for kids and babies. And since the sun has graced us with it’s presence after months, I thought it was time to do a yellow post. Here’s what I currently love for a happy, sunny summer:
1. Bird drawing book… 2. Patent leather dolly shoe… 3. Handmade lion soft toy… 4. Lemon tote bag or storage sack… 5. Harper sunsuit with triangle design… 6. Modern striped citrine rug… 7. Printed rabbit patch baby quilt.
I’m loving these bold and beautiful prints by Mina Perhonen. This brand is the creation of a Japanese designer who has a love for Finnish culture. The name ‘Mina Perhonen’ is Finnish for ‘I butterfly’ reflecting the designers desire to create clothes as beautiful as butterflies. All the prints are first sketched and then created in to original fabrics which are used to make their unique creations. While the dress styles are simple, it’s the fabrics designs that are the real show stoppers for me.
I’m totally loving the bird print especially the brown birds on the blue/grey background. Even the translucent apple print is very cool and perfect for Spring. Mina Perhonen also makes some funky women’s clothes and some cute baby stuff too. I haven’t seen much of it available in the UK or Europe but you can get a few kids pieces at Couverture.
Last Friday, we received a wonderful surprise in the post, all the way from Buenos Aires. The super talented Adriana Torres sent us this delightful crochet lion rattle in a bed. I have long been a fan of Adriana’s handmade creations which include adorable crochet toys, blankets and home wares. This little lion with his beautiful blanket and bed is super cute and has already charmed my daughter (and me!). Adriana’s brand is Miga de Pan where you can see more of her work or if you’d like to buy any of her creations, you’ll find a selection at Couverture. If you haven’t come across Miga de Pan before then I seriously urge you to take a look… you won’t be disappointed. And of course, a huge thanks to Adriana for this very special delivery.
This morning I came across a photo of some kids from the 1970′s which I promptly shared on my facebook page. I’m a child of the 70′s and this photo brought back lots of memories of hairstyles, flairs, big cuffs and all that was so distinctive about the style of that decade. I can still picture my mother wearing the flair-iest jeans I’ve ever seen paired with a heavily patterned floral shirt! It’s such fun browsing images of that time and marveling at the styles with equal amounts of humour and appreciation. All these thoughts and memories reminded me of Petite Vintage Boutique which has one of the best selections of vintage clothes for kids that I’ve ever seen. The clothes here aren’t re-creations but are actual clothes from the 60′s and 70′s that have been used. Dominique, the owner hunts down the best pieces always keeping quality in mind, so most of her pieces are in tip-top condition. As they’re all original pieces, they are truly one of a kind so when they’re gone, they’re gone. While I wouldn’t dress Anya in vintage on a daily basis, I’d love to add a few pieces like these to her wardrobe. What fun!
Lately I’ve been feeling the need to brighten up my wardrobe not just with colour but with bold prints and patterns. I often wear solid blocks of colour but I don’t tend to wear many prints. Now I’ve got the urge to go out and buy striking patterns and prints in bold and bright colours and mix and match them without any rules. Whether I’ll be brave enough to do this is a completely different matter but when I saw this styling for kids spaces it reminded me that you can make contrasting patterns and colours work together. These gorgeous spaces are created by interior stylist Linda Ahman. You’ve got graphic patterns against floral ones, hot pinks with orange, stripes with polka dots and it all comes together so seamlessly. Would you try something like this in your kids room or even in your wardrobe? Seeing these images I’m now dreaming of having patterns and prints everywhere!
I saw these gorgeous floppy DIY sheep soft toys and I had to share them with you. If you are a knitter, how can you resist making them? I’ve come across these sheep before to buy but making them yourself is even better. You can choose your colours, the sizes and you can make as many as you want. I love the colours chosen here but the choice is yours. My mother-in-law is the knitter in this family so I’ll be asking her to make a few of these. I discovered these softies at Fawn & Forest but for full instructions visit Lebenslustiger.
Last month while I was in India I went to see my cousin’s baby who is just 6 months old. She was absolutely adorable with her huge eyes and cheeky little grin. While I was there she was taken in for a bath and came out wearing a simple striped bodysuit looking all fresh and smelling of that wonderful ‘just bathed baby smell’. I don’t often get broody but that special baby smell did it to me! I realised that it’s been a while since I’ve featured something purely for the tiniest little ones and so I went looking and couldn’t resist these delicious onesies and booties. Simple stripes and polka dots in the freshest colours make for lovely Spring essentials. They’re made by Nature Baby exclusively for J. Crew and are made of organic cotton and 100% chemical free materials so are perfect for a babies delicate skin. If only I had seen these before I think I would have been unable to resist the the bright yellow polka dot booties and matching onesie.