Friday, 25 June 2010


Last weekend we went to Bubble London and were enraptured by the collections from the designers and illustrators that are making our children's lives full of wonder...and giving us lot's of pleasure too!

The creations of Belle and Boo we absolutely adore. Belle and Boo really speaks to us of our own childhood, roaming about the meadows, orchards and woodland beyond the Somerset home of our younger days (maybe with a bit more mud and messier hair than Belle and her friends!).

As sisters we recognise each other in the sulky faces of the dolls - aptly named Imp, Pixie and Cheeky - and with three children between us we can see their characters too.  We just know many mums will fall in love with the collection and their little ones will find some favourites to treasure amongst the cushions, dolls, clothes and prints.
We felt privileged to meet Mandy Sutcliffe herself, the illustrator who has created the world of Belle and Boo, and can't wait to open the Sisters Guild shop with some of her pieces.

We came across Aden & Anais at the beginning of the year and with the memory of our own babies in the swaddling phase we just knew we had to include these swaddling wraps in the Sisters Guild shop.  So fine, so soft, and so pleasing.  We selected some of the lovely designs, including the swaddling wraps, comforters, sleeping bags and the dream blankets - a blanket so divine and definitely set to be the blanket that will be taken wherever you go for many, many years.

The Little Duckling clothes have been on my mind for some time so it was great to see them again and feel that little 'yes, yes please!'. Rosa creates thoughtfully finished pieces that have a wholesome feel. The boys collection is more refined and subtle than most of the boys ranges you see - these are 'handsome' clothes - 'scrummy' we would say!  It was nice to actually get excited about boys clothing as usually the squeals of delight are reserved for the girls clothes.  Rosa really knows how to design without following the usual gender-led patterns.

We will be launching our shop with the current season collection which are the perfect pieces for the summer season of outdoor fun and play.

And as we are now learning to think ahead we have selected some pieces for AW10 - earthy and wholesome - and the SS11 too - fresh, breezy and nautical.

We came away from Bubble knowing we had found some collections that fit so well into our vision of Sisters Guild (more about us to come)

Monday, 21 June 2010

On the longest day of the year, we start to gather beautiful things.
Orders have been placed. The website is being built. Excitement has ensued.
Mothers and children stay up late.

Here begins the online adventures of Carla and Bekka, aka Sisters Guild.