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It's Show Time! Some of our favourite finds for Autumn/Winter 2017

It's Show Time! Some of our favourite finds for Autumn/Winter 2017

Its Buying season for us and we've been doing the rounds looking at and selecting beautiful products for winter 2017. Here are just a few of our favourites...

Smalls Award winning merino wool basics come in the most sublime colour palate and quite simply make practical and cosy underwear too cool to be hidden. 

 

Lucky Boy Sunday nail it again with these beautiful rugs. We are in LOVE! Coming Soon!

Little Knittle create luxury hand framed knitwear for babies and children. All lovingly made in the UK. Brushed fibres in the yarn means the softness is incredible. Coming Soon!

Fable Heart, designed and hand made in Ireland create stunning dressing up clothes that will last for generations.  

MILK & BISCUITS a happy Chinese production story.

MILK & BISCUITS a happy Chinese production story.

Were very happy to welcome Anglo-Chinese brand Milk & Biscuits to eenymeeny! Milk & Biscuits is a premium children’s fashion with a basic ethos to create apparel for kids – that is cut for comfort whilst creating a modern and distinctive style. Their designs are all based on the classics, with a contemporary twist.

Each season they collaborate with an artist or illustrator to create unique prints. This season they have collaborated with Lucy Kirk.

Production is done with pride and care in China at a local family run Shanghai small order factory. They aim for a low carbon footprint and where ever possible in the production process use organic materials.

 

You can see our new SS17 collection here.

A little bit about....Kid O.

A little bit about....Kid O.

Lisa Mahar, mother and owner of NY based toy company Kid O says of her products:
"We believe children have the most fun when they are discovering new things."
We all know, that it's more than playing..its' learning. That's why we love Kid O products.   They are thoughtfully designed with lots of opportunities to explore built right in.
Kid O toys are built to engage and stimulate children again and again with a rich variety of shapes, colors, and sizes,” so the possibilities for open- ended, creative play are limitless. And when children'€™s play is powered by their own imaginations, they develop skills they wi€™ll use for a lifetime.
We love their clean design, cool colours and classic designs. 
Click here to view owner  Lisa, showing off her newest creations, award wining Myland toys that gently introduce children into the world of coding. 
Click here to view our new Mylands collection now available in store. 
Our Christmas dates and opening hours.

Our Christmas dates and opening hours.

We'll be shutting shop at 6pm on 24th December and we will reopen again on 3rd January.

For online orders, our last posting dates will be 21st December for first and second class post. Any orders placed after the 21st cannot be guaranteed to arrive for Christmas.

Online orders place between 25th - 3rd Jan will be fulfilled as usual.

We hope you have a restfull Christmas and a Happy New Year!

A little Lovely Christmas Giveaway!

A little Lovely Christmas Giveaway!

Our Lightboxes are still a bestseller at Christmas as they make a great gift. (especially if you add a sweet message on the light box). So we're giving away a pack of letters with every lightbox sold until stocks run out! How good is that! See below for details:

A little Lovely company Light box giveaway

 

Every A5 light box (which has a set of standard letters)will receive a pack of extra letters The Kids ABC pack. Thats 33 animal illustrations and the alphabet to jazz up your message. (retails at £8)

 

Every A4 lightbox will receive an extra Letter Pack of 85 script letters (as well as the standard letters included with the lightbox). (normally retails at £8).

 

This offer is for online and in store purchases until stocks run out!

Join us at the second Tufnell Stumble

Join us at the second Tufnell Stumble

Come and join us for an evening of socialising at the lovely local shops of Tufnell Park. For one night only you can meet the owners and enjoy drinks, snacks, discounts, giveaways, demos and tasters. We'll be offering a 10% discount on all our clothes for the evening. It will be lovely to see you!
Getting kids into books is easy right? Zoe from Little Owl Book Club shares her thoughts

Getting kids into books is easy right? Zoe from Little Owl Book Club shares her thoughts

We think it's never too early to get kids into books. Introduce them when they are babies and they'll be hooked for ever.  Zoë Bloomfield, founder of the brilliant Little Owl Book Club, shares her tips....

 

"Most toddlers have a natural curiosity about books. They like to pick them up, even chew them (!), and will love a bedtime story. But how do you capture that interest and help turn them into enthusiastic readers?

Keep their books at their eye level. Consider clearing out the bottom shelf of your bookcase and filling it with suitable books. Or have a special box in your main living area just for their stories. Make it a cosy spot with a cushion and they’ll soon go there alone to enjoy them. Studies have shown that the more books you have in your house, the better your children will do at school!

Read to them every night if you can. You choose one, they choose one. Get your child to put the books ready on the bed before bath-time and it’s something to look forward to.

Read the same stories, over and over. Children learn from repetition and it fills them with confidence if they know what’s going to happen. It’ll also helps them learn some of the initial letter shapes and sounds. You should always go back to old favourites, especially if your child’s in a bad mood!

Ask them to predict what’s going to happen in a story, even one they’ve read a million times. An exaggerated question such as: ‘What’s going to happen to baby bear’s chair?’ will make your toddler feel special because they know the answer, and they might even tell you!

Talk to your children about your favourite books. What’s happening in the book you are reading? And tell them which books you loved when you were little. They love to copy grown-ups, so it will reinforce reading for pleasure as a good thing!"

Little Owl Book Club is an exciting new class for kids aged 2-4 that’s a fun approach to books and phonics. For more see www.littleowlbookclub.com

Check out our collection of books here. 

Photo Credit 

agataphotography.co.uk

Ghost on a stick- Simple Halloween DIY ideas

Ghost on a stick- Simple Halloween DIY ideas

This is a super simple and fun activity for Halloween! We love it!

Materials Needed: Cheesecloth (from a fabric store), Balloon Sticks and Mini Balloons (from a party store), Glue , Scissors, Black Paper 

Step 1: Blow up balloons, tie, and attach to a stick.
Step 2: Cut out faces out of black paper
Step 3. Glue on faces to balloon
Step 4: Cover with large piece of cheese cloth and attach at top with small dot of glue.

It's that simple! 

 

This post has been taken from the totally brilliant Oh Happy Day blog. All photos by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day. 

 

9 months after- 10 perfect gifts for the newborn

9 months after- 10 perfect gifts for the newborn

We always see a spike in new baby gift requests at this time of year- could it be that its 9 months after Christmas/ New Year?! We'll leave the guessing up to you- in the meantime here's our pick of perfect gifts...

Anne Claire Petite Lamb rattle

Anne Claire Petite Lamb Rattle £21

My Little Cozmo cat romper

My little Cozmo Cat romper £32

100% Lambswool Blanket £58

Bear Hug Baby tights £15.99

Little Star night light £11.50

Star print dribble bib £15.80

Reversable Playmat £59

Babyoshka £19.99

Organic Cotton Swaddle Blanket £20

Organic Cotton Sleepy Suit £27

 

And don't forget something for Mum too! 

These Brilliant 'Yes Mum' cards are available from here

 

A little bit about....Petite Albion

A little bit about....Petite Albion

Established by textile designers Bronwen Campbell-Golding and Fanny Santini in 2013, Petite Albion was conceived from shared love of great design and quality craftsmanship.

At Petite Albion they not only love to knit but they also love their local community. They like to give something back, so they teach knitting workshops with charities in and around London. They aim to create a stronger community by encouraging people not only to knit, but to talk and exchange ideas, experiences and skills.
The next generation of building blocks are here.

The next generation of building blocks are here.

As toys have evolved, blocks have remained a playroom staple thanks to their inherent simplicity and developmental benefits for all ages and abilities. And then came Tegu.

It's secret- a magnet inside the wood (it really is a secret because we have no idea how they do it). They've made a good toy- great! By creating a magnetic wooden building system, the limitless possibilities of Tegu Blocks serve to unlock every builders imagination! 

And not only that, they are a toy manufacturer with integrity (not just filling landfill). Tegu toys are all made in Honduras, one of the poorest countries in the world. So by staring your tegu collection you are helping Tegu acheive it's mission of bringing hope, purpose and opportunity to its makers. They provide real living wage jobs, plant trees by the dozen and help at-risk kids get off the streets and into school. 

You can view our collection here. 

A little bit about....Nellie Bruno

A little bit about....Nellie Bruno

Eleanor started ‘Nellie Bruno’ in 2015 making garlands and mobiles for children out of plywood.  She likes to think that although they’re principally designed with small people in mind, these lovely pieces wouldn’t look out of place in grown-up bedroom or living room.

 

She creates her designs with simple, bold shapes and natural materials.  A graphic designer by trade and inspired by Scandinavian and mid-century design as well as the illustrators that coloured her childhood, such as Dick Bruna.  In fact, you might spot the nod to him in her shop name, but mostly it was named it after her first ever teddy, ‘Smelly Bruno’.

She made her first mobile over 13 years ago for a good friend’s baby and amazingly it is still hanging in her room today.  When she had children of her own, Eleanor wanted to make real things again.  She loved and still does love creating things on the computer, but she wanted to see if she could turn those digital lines into actual things that would live and be loved in peoples’ homes.

All the wooden pieces are cut locally and then each piece is carefully sanded and painted by Eleanor before assembling them into the finished piece.  These garlands and mobiles are made to last so they will hopefully be enjoyed long after the baby phase has passed!  They are one of our favourite products in the shop! You can view our collection here.  

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