Thursday, 27 November 2014

A Secret Pixy Countdown to Christmas


This new Maileg wooden little pixy room comes complete with the giggly pixy himself, a pile of mattresses (just like the princess and the pea), a blanket, pillow, chalk and chalk eraser. 

Each night in the countdown to Christmas day when you’re fast asleep and dreaming, the little pixy climbs out of bed and hides a present inside the blackboard covered cupboard. 

Watch this lovely film to see the magic unrolling...




For a new Christmas Countdown tradition, this pixy house has pre-drilled holes to hang on the wall.
For all year play as the Pixy can join the rest of the Maileg creatures - the mice & bunnies -  for adventures and sleepovers throughout the rest of the year.

This perfect gift is here (comes in a gift box with a dusting of magic)

Monday, 24 November 2014

A Favourite Countdown



Pixies with pockets to fill with treats

patchwork houses with a gift for each window



DIY advent fun with stickers and string and white paper bags


A little pile of treats numbered ready for the countdown



The prettiest of traditional advents, with sparkly baubles and friendly faces


A colourful countdown & room to add your own gifts or wish tokens


A perfect advent to send and receive with this DIY advent to fold and create and fill each little house with a surprise


Hung along a wall or wrapped around a tree



A new tradition that will always be loved and cherished with this angel advent

Waking up in the morning to discover a little surprise be it a wish, an invitation to play in the snow (here's hoping) or a special treat is a much anticipated magical tradition and one of my favourites. 
Signalling the start of the festivities and the beginning of Christmas the advent relieves the unbearable anticipation and overwhelming excitement of the wait as 25 treats are discovered one by one, day by day, with the opening of a door, a peak beneath some pretty wrapping paper, an opening of an envelope and the sharing of a gift. Counting down the days can be adventure and a treat for all young and old. Discover your own advent and create your own tradition of counting down the days. 


Come take a look at our Magical Christmas compendium with advents and treats and gifts and much much more.

Discover a few ideas of little secret gifts  treats and surprise's and here's where you'll discover all our free printables and Christmas inspiration. 


xx


Friday, 21 November 2014

25 Days





Countdown to Christmas with Sister Guild 

We'll soon be counting down the days to Christmas and to celebrate we'll be giving all our readers and members surprises and treats with prizes to be won, secret sale prices and special offers, free printables and much more.
Keep an eye out as we spoil with our festive countdown!

Remember a few from last year......

33 ideas for secret advent gifts here

and a few of the ideas, printable, and special offers here



Friday, 14 November 2014

Golds & Greens for Festive Inspiration

a wreath work of art via designlovefest.com

bringing the green & wild inside via designlovefest.com

genius for geo styling by smileandwave.typepad.com


gold triangle garland via almostmakesperfect.com 

faceted gem ornaments via jadeandfern.com
a simple pleasing triangle wreath via almostmakesperfect.com



More Christmas ideas here

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Welcome The World Of Mini Empire




I’m so happy to be welcoming our newest collection into the guild. A collection of illustrations and playful designs that are treasures to keep and invitations to a world where the familiar meets the imaginative, a world created by Jenny von Döbeln.

With enchantng patterns and rich detail Jenny’s ‘illustrations are distinguished by storytelling’, bridging a world of her own creation with familiar characters there is always a touch of surrealism.

‘Another birdsnest’  an idea of an imaginary home. Inspired by memories of childhood, climbing in trees, and the love of old beautiful architechture.




‘Deep woods’ inspired by the wildlife in the ancient woods of Sweden


‘The pear’ inspired by old folkloric patterns and embroidery


It is designs like these that get me excited about design for children. Designs that give life to imagination, that push its borders and give everlasting memories of the most treasured part of our lives. 

When first I saw the collection I fell. I fell into each picture like Alice down the rabbit hole. Another world on paper and one I knew I wanted for my own childrens’ walls as well as mine. The pictures hung on in our home that we journey into, the ones that will become part of our playful world, and give stories to our imaginations. Treasured and passed down. 

Searching for pieces that uphold our own values we bring this collection of well considered pieces that bring the aesthetic and design we look for for ourselves and give to our own children.



Monday, 10 November 2014

Saturday, 8 November 2014

For Home, for Style, for adding an extra Oooooh !

Ceramic Cup & Plate Sets with Animal Motif, for children, by RICE Dk, £17.50 each





Vintage Style Jam Jar Covers, Set of 2, by RICE DK £11.00
Wooden Party Cutlery, Set of 24, by RICE DK, £6.90
Vintage Tea Cup Illustrated Coasters, Set of 4, by RICE DK, £7.50



Pastel Melamine Cups & Saucers, Set of 4, by RICE DK, £18.00.  
Pom Pom Paper Hat Cake Decorations, Set of 10, by RICE DK, £3.60.  
Metal Candelabra in Green by RICE DK, £43.99



Large Ceramic Vase by RICE DK, £37.50
Hand Embroidered Raffia Laundry Baskets, Set of 2, by RICE DK £45.00
Melamine Plates with Vintage Style Illustration, Set of 4,  by RICE DK, £36.00



Raffia Play & Toy Storage Baskets by RICE DK, from £45.00



Crochet Cherry Garland by RICE DK, £12.50.  
Gingham Fabric Dog Puppet by RICE DK, £17.00.  
Set of 2 Square Storage Baskets by RICE DK, £28.00.  
Floral Fabric Whale Hand Puppet by RICE DK, £17.00




Metal Flower Hook with Fabric Bird by RICE DK, £18.99.  
Patterned Wall Paint Roller Kit by RICE DK, £31.50.  



Patterned Rolling Pin by RICE DK, £9.90 each
Star Shaped Cookie & Sandwich Cutters by RICE DK, £3.99 each
Mini Cake Cups for Christmas Truffles by RICE DK, pack of 100, £3.50


The RICE DK collection takes the everyday and turns it into something extra starry and bright...
perfect to unwrap on Christmas Day!

Friday, 31 October 2014

Tricks & Treats


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13 ideas to print, create and thrill!

1 - simple black and white printables for the wall here

2 - An amazing collection of ideas and information about El Dia de los muertos and a great place to gather some spectacular ideas and free printables including three and four below.

3 - a great fun take on the russian doll garland. we love these day of the dead dolls!

4 - a free printable day of the dead playful kitten mask

5 - These are a great alternative to pumpkins on the doorstep if you've no time to carve a pumpkin and even better for the dinner table gathered together ready for some spooky stories.

6 - we love this colourful alternative to carving a pumpkin… some crayons and a hairdryer. 

7 and 8 sometimes the best ideas are the simplest, here some paper plates, some printed coloured iris's and red thread create gruesome hanging eyeballs!

9 - these free printable patterns make the perfect paper chain garland

10 - we put together this a-z of dancing skeletons which make some great free wall art

11 and 12 - mr printable's always provides some of the best ideas for games, decor and celebrations and these two free printables have kept our kids busy this week.
13 - we couldn't resist this monster colouring page inspiring next years costumes too.



Happy Halloween