Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Bubble London AW13 ..... Corby Tindersticks, Lettie Belle, Dot & Co and Poco Nido.

Sorry we missed you yesterday, we were helping our mates Poco Nido at Bubble London.

There were so many gorgeous brands showing their AW13 collections.

I always feel really inspired when visiting Bubble London and kind of in ore of people that are passionate and brave enough to do their own thing.

Here are some of my favorite little brands.........

Corby Tindersticks.

At Corby Tindersticks they aim to create fun design and illustration for kids and grown ups. Driven by the need for a creative outlet, they lovingly design products for a refreshing point of difference to the high street. Oh and they try to look after the environment and source ethically made garments too!

Lettie Belle.

Lettie Belle designs friendly interior accessories for tots' and kids' bedrooms. Products include hand-stitched cushions, giclee prints, bags and brooches.  Lettie Belle aim's to create stimulating, eco, hand-made design for the discerning youngster. They use eco-fi felt (made from waste plastic bottles), organic cotton and leather details. Motifs are nostalgic and their creations are made to be enjoyed and treasured forever!

Dot & Co.

Dot&Co was founded by Annie Coherton.  Having worked in the fashion industry for over 9 years, both in the UK and abroad, Annie saw a gap in the market for a new brand of organic babywear, something fun and colourful instead of the usual array of neutral shades and conventional designs.
Like every new adventure, Dot&Co has overcome some obstacles along the way, but Annie has always been confident that her products will stand out from the competition due to the excellent quality of the garments and distinctive styles across the range.

And last but by no means least, our mates at Poco Nido.

Poco Nido is a little brand for little people. Founded by Catherine, a footwear designer for 14 years and proud mum of 2. Their aim is to create quality clothing and footwear in limited runs so you get functional and exclusive pieces that won't break the bank - and of course happy, cool kids in the process!

Have a great week x

Monday, 21 January 2013

Upcycled little things..............

Most of you that follow us will know that we don't like waste, and all the letters on our personalized party bags, aprons, shoppers and laundry bags are made from unwanted fabric and garments.

Sometimes we get bits and pieces that our too small for our letters, so we were wondering, what do we do with them....... 

Ta dah!

Our funny bunny!

We're not quite sure if she is cute or a tad scary, but, we love her as she was our first, which made us start to think, what other little upcycled fellows can we make?

So each one of us in the tfpbc team is going to design a little upcycled fellow. Here is a sneak preview of Joanna's. Oliver, Olivia and Orla the owl will be visiting our store soon in limited runs. A more detailed post of how to make your very own will follow......

Oliver the owl, work in progress...

Have a good week x

Monday, 14 January 2013

Places to visit ...... Northcote Road.

I've lived in London for 13 years this year (time flies!) I've lived north, south, east and west, and shopped in every nook and cranny of this fabulous city.

Once of my favorite shopping streets for all things for the 'little ones' is Northcote Road in South West London SW11, just a spit from Clapham Junction's train station.

Nicked named "Nappy Vally" you will find every type of beautiful baby boutique from Petit Bateau to One Small Step One Giant Leap. Toy shops, children's hair dressers, children's shoe shops, children's clothes shops, maternity clothes shops, and pram shops, basically everything you will ever need for a mum to be and your little ones.

One small step one giant leap Northcote Road SW11.
Wigwams outside one of Northcote Roads many gift shops.

But it's not all about the kids! There is also a balance of shops for mum or aunties (in my case) with the likes of Kiehl's, Olivia Bonas and Cath Kidson (with a large kids section naturally).

Cath Kidson Northcote Road SW11.

And beautiful home ware interdependent stores selling antique upcycled furniture and vintage inspired gorgeousness, not forgetting the traditional paint manufacturers Farrow and Bal

Loving Vintage Northcote Road SW11.

Antiques Market Northcote Road SW11.

After a lovely mooch around the shops you will need some sort of refreshment, you will not be disappointed with loads of bars, restaurants and cafes to choose from. 

Next time your 'down south' why don't you pop in for a nose! enjoy! x

For more info on Northcote Road check out welovenorthcoteroad.com


Monday, 7 January 2013

Fun and Healthy foods......

Hello! And welcome to the first blog post of 2013.

We hope you all had a great holiday and a very Happy New Year!

So, January is here, we all promise to be more healthy and aim to get our 5 a day, (or at least try!)

While having a peruse on Pinterest we came across these fab ideas to get your little ones enjoying their fruit and veg, and the adults too!

Or, having a party? why not make extra large versions for your food table.



Top right Parents.com
Bottom right Stephanie Tickle
Bottom left Mini -eco
Top left Lisa Storms