Friday, 11 April 2014

Easter Ideas --> This Way















Turning a lunch into a feast, a garden into a magical wonderland and a Sunday into silliness and celebration just requires a few tricks up your sleeve, or in this case a few free printables and easy crafts at the ready.
Here's some of our favourite finds that bring a touch of glopriumtousness helping to create a memorable Easter Sunday:

Flamingo Egg holders - Be it for breakfast, imagine a table setting of flamingos and swans and daisies ! Or lots of colourful flamingos and swans around the garden as part of the big hunt. We can't wait to put these glorious fun flocks amongst the daisies in our garden.
Glitter cake toppers - a simple diy: cut a bunny shape from card. stick it to a cocktail stick. cover with glue and sprinkle with glitter. Easy.
Bunny Cartons - fill with glitter, confetti, a sweet note, a scrum-diddly-yumptious something and give to someone wonderful.
Pipe cleaner bunny ring - Teach the kids to make these sweet bunny ear rings in six easy moves. It'll beat grandpas chocolate coin behind the ear trick!
Bunny pillow box - a great free printable to fill with treats.
Lacing card chicks - when calm and quiet is required, and lets face it there will be madness, or to keep little hands busy while the Easter Hunt is being prepared these lacing cards will do the trick. Having at the table will make even the most fidgety of kids still.
Bunny ear treat bags - I've used these for themed birthday parties and everyone loved them. with a little ribbon and some little sugar eggs they're great for gifts as well as prizes or a collecting bag along the hunt.
Printable bunting! - Oh yes. Particularly sweet hung along a white picket fence but even along a washing line is beautiful.
Printable cards - I love these vintage style pencil drawings. Adjusting the size of the image when printing means you can create postcards, folded cards, place settings and even staple to string or ribbon for bunting.
Egg balloons - Imagine these scattered across the garden or tied to each chair. We love these.

For more ideas take a look at our  'Easter Hunt - This Way' with our favourite picks for perfect gifts and brilliant craft kits as well as Easter egg tins, decor and soft cuddly bunnies.

Look out for more Easter treats coming soon

xx



Thursday, 10 April 2014

Easter Hunt - Start Here




With pretty tin eggs to fill with treats and surprises, clues hidden all over the garden, bunnies hopping here, there and over there too, bunny crackers, singing birds and sequin masks and brightly coloured decorations, we can forget the chocolate and cut right to the cake!

Here's some of our (and our children's) favourite picks this Easter:

Easter egg tins to fill with little surprises. Here
Spring flowers as part of this cupcake kit for the most delicious table Here
Fluffy Buffy Bunny. Yes, thats his real name but call him what you will we love him. Here 
Yellow honeycomb paper balls: perfect for decorating both indoors and out, adding some instant colour and a playful fun setting. Hang them from the trees, the washing line, create a burst of colour above the table ready for a feast or in amongst the flowers in the garden - available in lots of colours and 3 different sizes. Find them Here
Melamine tea set - we love this set of cups & saucers for a little-big-grown-up tea party. Throw a blanket on the grass and let the children have their own playful feast together. Here
Yellow stoneware pie dish - whether its for a savoury or a sweet this pie dish will help to show it off at its best... even better if gifting with a homemade yummy of some kind inside! Here
Bunny Crackers - bunnies with bow ties and harlequin jackets! These cracker kits are just as fun to make as they are for the table. Maybe you could hide a clue inside each one as to where a treat is secretly hiding for each guest. Here
Bunny girl - we love these bunny rabbits. Always have and always will. this little bunny girl is a current favourite with her floppy ears and floral undies. Here
Easter egg tins to fill & hide and wait to be discovered. Here
Yellow paper fans - when it comes to decorating for parties and special occasions these fans and paper honeycombs are hard to beat. Hang them here, there and everywhere in as many colours and sizes as you like. Find them Here
Floral Easter egg tins - making great gifts for children and adults these metal tins can be filled with edible treats, a favourite lip balm, tickets for a show, a necklace made lovingly with pasta or a babysitting token for Auntie M. Find them Here and fill however yo wish. 
Bird whistle: A great little gift for young and old. Once filled with water this little whistle chirps a pretty birdsong. Hide amongst the flower and long grass on the Easter hunt as a great chocolate free alternative. Here
Ceramic plate & cup set -  a beautiful surprise to discover on the breakfast table and a perfect gift as an alternative to chocolate. Though you could always hide a chocolate egg inside the cup too! Here
Sequin bunny mask - the perfect Easter dressing up accessory but mostly because its fun. Here. but if sequins aren't your thing try these paper bunny masks Here
Bunny boy - in his farmyard print short and vest and his proud tall ears we can't resist this bunny. Here

Top Image: Rabbit magnetic wallpaper - A great gift for the host (hint hint) and an ongoing obsession with all of us and because we know a bunny's not just for Easter. Here


Discover more Easter ideas here and look out for more Easter treats coming up on the blog.

xx 

"I've heard tell that what you imagine sometimes come true."
- Grandpa Joe
- Roald Dahl, Charlie and the chocolate factory.



Saturday, 22 March 2014

Floral Style for Mama







Bring flowers into the home with a burst of floral illustration upon cushions, napkins, storage bowls and notebooks.  With flower-shaped hooks, paper blooms, cake decorations and a vase to display spring stems, flowers are a beautiful way to celebrate.

Mama & Home is a big part of the Sisters Guild adventure, and making a home, being 'the home & heart' is a passion and pleasure.  But one thing we've learnt is the importance of carving out of a little unique place, a space for making, for reading, for lingering (or hiding!).  Fill your space with your own style, your treasures and pressies for YOU!

Our 'For Mama' section is all about things for you, for your mama, your mama-sister, mama-friend.
As it's Mothers Day at the end of March (coinciding with a certain Sisters Birthday!) we are in a celebratory mood and we are giving you 20% off everything 'For Mama'

Use code: LOVEMAMA for 20% off all pieces in the For Mama section.
Code expires Monday 24th Matrch 2014 Midngith GMT.


Friday, 7 March 2014

Hot Yoga Here We Come

via Pinterest

As winter draws to an end it feels like the body and mind is thawing, loosening and feeling lighter, with the promise of spring.

March for me brings the need to move, to ditch the woollen socks and seek out those cotton layers once again. Reaching into the warmth of the sunlight we go....

Perfectly timed for the close of winter is a weekend retreat that's all about the heat!
A Hot Yoga Weekend - an absolute draw for the pure physical experience and a retreat, an escape from the everyday, and a release from all that makes my shoulders hunch up, including the cold and rain of these past months.

For the Hot Yoga Weekend you can arrive in a splendid Somerset country house, Sparkford Hall, on a Friday evening and awake to embrace 2 days of Hot Yoga,  Meditation, walks in the woodland, fine food and healthy juices, a library and a log fire, and depart on Sunday evening revitalised and ready for the newness of Spring with a healthier energised you.

Yes please, I'm in!



The Hot Yoga Weekend is the first adventure into Somerset for Bikram Yoga Chiswick and Bikram Yoga Surbiton, founded by Helen Currie.  It's the only Hot Yoga Weekend in the UK.

Helen offers instruction for those new to Bikram Yoga and over 15 years of experience to give to those wishing to deepen their practice. Read more here



With a lovely team hosting the weekend, giving those extra details and delicious locally sourced food, it will be an experience for all the senses.

March 28th-30th 2014




Tuesday, 18 February 2014

An Indian Summer


With the new collection of ilovegorgeous Spring Summer 2014 we take a trip to the colourful spice markets of Rajasthan with the Indian Summer inspired collection. Imagine the swish of sari, the tinkle of silver bracelets, a pile of golden marigold flowers and an image of Ganesh - the God of new beginnings - with a pile of brightly coloured sweets, his favourite treat, offered up in tribute.

Bringing together the vibrancy and beauty, with a fairytale nod to the grandeur of the land of maharajas. We see beaded sleeve detail, eclectic displays of colour, swishing soft fabrics, delicate lace and shimmering silvers and golds. A wardrobe full of the zest and fun every girl dreams of.





Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Make A Little Love




Paper straws and washi tape arrows tutorial,     pretty flowers for the table picture inspiration,  

OK so the fringed LOVE letters don't have to be sticking out from the top of a giant homemade cake... out of a fresh croissant brought along with the morning newspaper says it just as well  better.  Fill the stick of dynamite with messages of memories we've shared along the way, and fill every jar, every jug with fresh flowers until there's no room to eat at the table, lets get the children to make little love puzzles for each other without the other knowing, lets wrap up secret gifts, things we've been hinting for for a long time and just because we love them.... but wrap them in painted X O 's paper. Because I love you everyday but today I want you you to know that THAT is the most important thing.

However you celebrate Valentines have a lovely one
xx

Monday, 10 February 2014

Give A Little Love


Three little words; I love you. Though traditionally valentines day is reserved for romantic love I think its a great excuse to remind all those that we love how we feel.  Of course we like to go completely overboard, shouting it from the rooftops having valentines breakfasts, blowing up balloons and turning it a celebration. 

Give that someone, be it your partner, son, daughter, friend, mother father, sister (you get my drift) something to make them feel loved, be it balloons blown up to fill a room or sent ready to fly out of a box, a message in a bottle (the modern version with a selection of favourite photos or video saved to a memory card), favourite homemade goodies always say i love you, and flowers, be it paper, freshly cut or a potted something that can grow can never be wrong.

If you're looking for a card that holds the right sentiment for children perhaps rather than an 'I love you' card which might not necessarily mark the day as any different, write an invitation for something you love to do together. Filling the day with memories of all those things you love to do.
Give children a personalised packet of seeds wrapped up with pretty paper and a big bow. Something to plant that can be nurtured, that will grow, blossom and just like love grow bigger every day. 
Make something together there's lots of ideas to be found here and here and take a look at a few more ideas here
Here's a few of our favourites




No matter how you say it, make sure you do.

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Geometric Love














With a love of geometric shapes we've been collecting our favourite finds of inspiration and printables so whether you're looking for party inspiration or perhaps, room decor, mobiles, gifts boxes or maybe to give someone a coloured diamond here's a host of ideas for your home, your friends and that special someone.




Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Geometric Walls





Evoking a sense of fun for kids and adults alike we've gone colour crazy for this magnetic wallpaper with a bold geometrical print.  Creating a feature in any room of the home, adding colour through shape and pattern bringing a jolt of life to any space with its colourful diamonds and triangles.  
Here's the science bit : the magnetic wallpaper is comprised of iron particles on a vinyl basis making it receptive to magnets. Simple yet genius.
Ideal for hanging drawings, notes and photographs the new designs of magnetic wallpaper are a stylish way to create your very own mood board at home; a daily keepsake of memories and treasured moments as well as favourite pictures and inspiring ideas. Not to mention the fun the kids would have creating their very own space for their treasures too.

Already in love with the chalkboard and animal print versions by the same Belgium label this new design has thrown my interior into a quandary. 

The wallpaper measures 25 inch (63 cm) by 104 inch (264 cm) and can be hung vertically or horizontally to suit your room. Comes complete with hanging instructions and 8 geometric magnets.

Take a look here



Thursday, 30 January 2014

Once Upon a Mattress




And so the story is told, and retold again and again a story cherished for almost 180 years.  The tale of a prince in search of love. A real princess who appears at the gates of the palace one stormy night, tested by the queen who places a pea in the bed she is offered for the night. A pea hidden under 20 mattresses which only a true princess could possibly feel..... and does she feel it?
A story in which even the pea lives happily ever after. For the pea was placed in a museum and this is a true story.


Retelling the story of the princess and pea written by Hans Christian Andersen Maileg Dk have created a magnificent play set for a bunny princess and her prince and of course the most famous pea in the world. With a four poster bed piled high with the softest of mattresses in beautiful fabrics and a crochet pea to hide amongst them, children can rediscover this classic tale through play. The prettily detailed box opens to become the palace bedroom with its ornate chandelier, furnishings and flowers. Around the outside and hidden underneath you'll discover the tale told through images and words. Each little detail is utterly enchanting.
We have fallen head over heals with this imaginative narrative and judging by our own children's response we're not the only ones utterly enchanted.