Friday, 29 November 2013

All I Want for Christmas

This it the time of year when there's magic in the air. The expectant wait for Christmas day, twinkling lights and frosty walks in the snow when the ground crunches under your feet and the white cold clings to everything as though under a spell. Mornings follow a different rhythm and seem to slow to savour the cozy warmth of home. The search for the prefect tree that fills the home with a festive scent. Decorating and sparkles and glitter. Log fires and hot chocolate and evenings gathered with the people you love but above all this the longing, the hope, the wish for a white Christmas.
The one thing I really want for Christmas; snow.
Oh please let there be snow.

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Batteries Not Included

1. Birds print sewing cards by Rice Dk, 2. Felt interactive weather map by Corby Tindersticks 3. Belle dress up doll by Belle & Boo, 4. Screen print dolls kit by Askey print,  5.  Totem horse by Kidsonroof, 6. Tsumiki - house shaped wooden blocks by gg* 7.  Felt animal finger puppets by En gry & Sif, 8. Qubis Haus by Amy Whitworth  9.  a classic revisited - Playplax 10.  set of three notebooks from a selection here, 11.  Let's make banana pancakes - Crepe set 12.  Wooden pencil tree with pencils 13. Interactive felt road map by Corby Tindersticks 14. animal shaped notebooks for sketching and writing by Rice DK  15.  Dice set by Rice Dk perfect addition to the games cupboard and a great stocking filler  (also available in pink) 16.  Totem sail by Kidsonroof, 17.  wooden character play puzzle 18. Extroadinary vehicles sticker and colouring book  19.  Collage activity book, 20. Les animaux magiques colourng sheets, 21. Totem animals by Kidsonroof, 22. sticker sheets by Rice DK,  23. playshapes by Miller Goodman, 24. pencil pack by Rice Dk, 25. Totem teknika vehicles by Kidsonroof,  26. Land of me interactive dvd,  27. Matryoshkas 28. facemaker by Miller Goodman. 

1. Rosie Flo colouring poster ,  2.  La ronde de ronds colouring book with stickers 3. C'est la fete colouring book with stickers  4.  carousel enchante , 5.  extraordinary vehicles colouring book with stickers, 6  les monks aux parures extravagante  sticker sheets and frames to create your own art .7  MT tape and washi tape - prefect for creations everywhere and anywhere, 8.  twelve fairy tales colouring book, 9.  Rosie Flo pool party 10.  Dancing animals colouring book, 11.  Alice in wonderland memory game, 12. Stand Up! Dans les nuages colouring book,  13. Twelve fairy tales colouring book,  14. Artists sticker label pad 15.  Artists sticker book 250 stickers!  16.  My art gallery a la campagne 17.  Artists sticker pads, 18.  Haute Couture creative, 19.  MT and washi tape designs 20. Rose flo fashion show. 

We pick our favourite pieces designed to inspire creativity, imagination and originality through exploration and play. Be it construction with wooden blocks or paper or card, creating your very own art gallery or sewing project, pretend play or story making, painting, sticking, cutting, gluing here's a host of projects and play for big imaginations and small hands designed for children with curious minds.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Babyccino TheShopUp

Cecil Sharp House in Primrose Hill will become a shopping wonderland on Sunday 1st & Monday 2nd December with the Babyccino Kids team gathering some of the best boutiques from London and beyond to embark on some festive family fun and some Christmas shopping in earnest!

There will be a colouring wall and crafting corner by Anorak Magazine, a book nook by Big Picture Press and a children's portrait photographer, as well as a cafe and live music. With the Primrose Hill Christmas Festival on too - this pretty North London neighbourhood is the family destination this weekend.

And don't forget to join in with the raffle for a prize worth over £1000, with tickets at £1 each, all proceeds go to Great Ormond Street Hospital.  Sisters Guild have donated the Maileg Woodland Creatures gang to bring some festive fun.

Sisters Guild will be setting a Christmas scene of Winter Bunnies, Festive Mice, Pixies, Party Dresses, Stocking Fillers, Stars, Garlands and Gifts for all!  With new collections from Maileg, Sally Nencini, Corby Tindersticks, En Gry & Sif, Mon Petit Art, Tutu du Monde and LuckyBoySunday.

We are so happy to be sharing our passion for beauty in the home, imagination for play, and joy for Mama too....AND we get to meet you all - those who have been with Sisters Guild from the beginning and those just discovering us....

See you there
 on Sunday 1st December 12-7pm
& Monday 2nd December 9-4pm
at Cecil Sharp House
Primrose Hill, London

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Mid-Season Sale

selected pieces from
Bobo Choses, Hucklebones, Little Ducking, Waddler, Tutu du Monde,
 ilovegorgeous, Corby Tindersticks

Thursday, 21 November 2013

What to choose? Maileg, Sally Nencini, Belle & Boo...

Maileg gift ideas for babies, toddlers, older children and girls who want to be angels!
top image, Maileg Bunny Scooter, £29.50,
top left to right: Hunter the Badger, £23.00, Festive Big Brother & Sister Mouse, £13.90 each, Mini Prince Bunny, £23.50,
middle left to right: Pop Up Bunny Rattle, £11.50, Angel Wings, £23.60, Bunny Cup and Egg Cup Set, £9.50,
bottom left to right, Fluffy Buffy Bunny, £23.50, Red Pram, £19.50 Bunny Clothes Rack, £23.50

Belle & Boo bring gentle and classic presents for girls and boys. 
top image: Ahoy There Poster £14.00, 
top row left to right: Belle Neck Purse £8.00, Always Together Poster £14.00, Pirate Party Melamine Set £18.00, 
middle row left to right: Dress Up Belle £10.00, Hello Mr Fox Print, £24.00, Carousel Wooden Christmas Decorations Set of 2 £8.00, 
bottom left to right Boo Magnet, Boo Book Bag, £14.00, Family Tree Poster £16.00

Sally Nencini is a collection of fondness and longing, of lambswool things to love, with nostalgic patterns and whimsical expressions. Made in the wonderful British Isles.
top image: Fairisle Dog £35
top row left to right: Mrs Bunny, £40, Draw Pencil Bag, £32, Vintage Fairisle Winking Doll £38
bottom row left to right: Cowboy Pencil Bag, £32, Diamond Dapper Dog, £35, Baby Monkey £15

There are many charming, timeless, unique and magical things to choose from...and with a little starry wish from Baby London Magazine we can bestow you with 20% off your shopping basket
The code can be found here

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Is It Christmas Yet?

above and below wooden Christmas tree for decorations

The Christmas countdown is almost here and soon children will be squealing with delight opening a door, a pocket, an envelope or little box each morning and with each opened door the answer to 'is it Christmas yet?' is answered with a treat, a surprise or even an invitation to a snowball fight. 

The excited days leading up to Christmas are perhaps my favourite days in the year. The house begins to transform into a winter wonderland with wreaths, candles, decorations and the smell of cinnamon baked biscuits and home made mince pies turn the dark afternoons into something very magical.  
With advents for this year or advents to bring out each year, year after year, there's something for everyone and every style and all advent traditions.

Pixies dressed in their winter outfits with numbered pockets and loops for hiding treats and surprises, chocolate advents thanks to a brilliant collaboration between Maileg Dk and Lindt, a patchwork of fabrics make the advent by Rice Dk complete with 24 brass rings and a scene of winter wonderland by Lapin & Me reveals a host of cuties old and new and vintage chums behind each pretty door as we count down the days, slowly one by one in the expectant waiting and preparations for the festive fun and celebration of Christmas. 
Fill your advent with treats and surprises; wrap up christmas decorations to hang on the tree, invitations for festive games, sleigh bell rides and snowball fights, print colouring pages and dot to dots folded in an envelope to keep children busy, add sweet messages or gingerbread biscuits, make a craft pack to create your own christmas cards and hide inside. The fun of counting down the days is all part of the festive fervour that is Christmas and each day is day to be remembered.

discover more ideas for advent treats and surprises here and take a look at our free printables and Christmas ideas here

Thursday, 14 November 2013

All that Glitters

Feathers, sequins, tulle and lace, diamonds, wings, copper, stars and jewels. All that glitters awaits. Be it a dress worn with shooting stars, shimmering wings that'll help you to fly, golden thread for wrapping perfect gifts, decorations with a touch of old world glamour, a velvet dress for whimsical elegance, or indulging in the quirkiness of your inner self with a Lucky Bubble. Sisters Guild is now overflowing with treats and surprises. Discover gifts for yourself as well as everyone else. From interiors to play, clothing to collectors pieces there's a little something waiting for each and every one of you. Oh and its not all sequins and sparkle, but, well I'm feeling pretty sparkly and festive today!

Visit us here to hunt for all your gifts 

1. shooting star headband by Tutu du Monde 2. Moon festival dress by ilovegorgeous 3. Angel wings by Maileg Dk  4. Angel dress with wings 4-6 years by Maileg Dk 5. centre stage onesie by Tutu Du Monde  6. Diamonte crown by ilovegorgeous 7. Tulle skirt for the bunnies by Maileg Dk 8. Silver heart and star decorations by Maileg Dk 9. HoHoHo glitter sign by Rice Dk,  10. Tiered lace bodice dress by Hucklebones,  11. to the moon dress by iloveorgeous,  12. Madame Butterfly by Tutu du Monde  13. Enchanted butterfly headband by Tutu du Monde 14. feather glitter ornament by Rice DK,  15. Dely copper jug by House doctor DK, 16. sequin headband by ilovegorgeous, 17. heart and flower necklace by ilovegorgeous, 18. peacock feather glitter ornament by Rice Dk, 19. Golden yarn by House doctor DK, 20. to the moon dress in silver by ilovegorgeous,  21. Silver petti skirt by Dolly 22. red diamond tights by Wovenplay, 23. Fairy Crystal Tutu by Tutu du Monde  , 24. secret feather headband by Tutu du Monde,  25. Cubic metallic ornaments by House doctor Dk,  26. Golden star and heart decorations by Maileg Dk  27.  velvet dress by Hucklebones 28. Lucky Bubble by LuckyBoySunday

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Interactive Design & Illustration - Corby Tindersticks Arrives!

The new pieces by the super talent that is Corby Tindersticks are arriving and we couldn't wait to show you them.
With new characters joining the gang who go by the names of Pomelo Perkins, Berty Humbug and Gaston Gary Gledhill (a relation perhaps!), new prints for the wall and two new interactive designs - genius we say! The Interactive Japanese Weather Map and Interactive Road Map reveal there's no end to Carly's vision of worldy wonder. The map of Japan comes with weather symbols and characters to play with as you wish and display as a unique piece of artwork.  The question it for their wall or yours! 

From a Canvas Bag pops out the Road Map of streets and houses and detail to bring smiles of fun, along with vehicles and characters to befriend.  Such detail we've come to know and love by the awesomely talented Carly Gledhill.  Design and illustration created for both kids and adults has never been so fun....and there's something so friendly and familiar about the fabric of felt, the palette of colours as well as the eyes and knowing smiles, that we're drawn back into our childhood world again for a moment to linger.

View the collection here