A black and white life needn't be dull. Use monochrome as a fun neutral for kids rooms. All images from Pinterest.
You can view our Monochrome collection here.
One of our favourite designers. Anne-Claire Petit studied industrial design in Eindoven before going on to start her accessories range. Every piece in her (now) global brand is made according to traditional handiworks techniques using a limited colour palate and natural materials which makes every piece unique.
With her cute characters and beautiful colours the brand has an optimistic feel to it. Cheerful, colourful and most importantly, made with love. A great deal of the traditional crocheting is done in Asia. In the countryside where the women are skilled in the original handiwork techniques of their ancestors and a close relationship has been built up with various communities. Thanks to their crochet work for Anne Claire Petit, the women have paid work for most of the year- something from which the entire village benefits. The women work from home and they do the crochet work for the new collections together with their neighbours. This teamwork creates a sense happiness that rings out in all of Anne-Claire Petit's beautiful products. View our range here.
Bunny Dress Up kit £16
The Butterfly Ball, The very Hungry Caterpillar, Monkey Puzzle
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...
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.
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.
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!
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:
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!
The awesome duo Square Pegs will be swooping down on eenymeeny this Halloween to screen print some cool Trick or Treat bags. Come and join us on the 31st October after school from 4-7pm to have a go at pulling a spooky screen, eating some chocolate and enjoy a 10% discount in store. This workshop is totally free but could get busy! See you there!
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.
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.
We've been longtime fans and stockists of Little Titans and Imagine tights by Bravelling. We love their new collection 'If I had a world of my own' - inspired by the dreamlike world of Alice in Wonderland.
View our collection here
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 £21
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
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