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Winter wrap up

Did anyone else have to scrape ice from the car this morning?  It’s getting chilly out there.  Our thoughts have turned to getting cosy, and we’ve found some very nice things out there to warm up your day.

We want to snuggle with Mabel the Hedgehog, available from Sara Carr on Folksy

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As t-shirt makers, we are also big fans of the winter layer.  This basic but stylish pattern for a cover up is available from The Velvet Acorn on Etsy – crochet versions are also available, and patterns for all kinds of winter woolies come in styles which work for boys or girls.

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One for the mums and dads, here.  Cashmere socks are a staple of my winter evenings.  This oatmeal textured pair are from Toast, which is a fine purveyor of all things toasty-making.  

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Although Brora.co.uk is new to me, the brand has been making fine cashmere products in the Scottish Borders for more than 200 years.  They also have a very generous sale right now, with this traditional blanket for children reduced from £72 to £45.

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Be warm out there!

Busy busy!

We’ve been a little bit quiet this week as we focus on fulfilling our first orders and preparing our online shop for launch.

Looking around the internet, it seems that our designers are just as busy.

Neil Slorance, designer of our Supersaurus t-shirt, was featured in an interview by a local TV company.

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Julia Smith, designer of our Puffer t-shirt, participated in the Make/Works tour of Scotland, who’ll be making a short film about her ceramics work and processes.  Some stunning still photos are published on the Make/Works blog.

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Like us, Lucy Farfort has been busy, but found a minute to post this time-saving pizza recipe on her blog.  Yum!  We recommend it followed up by jelly and ice cream, obviously 😉

Illustration by Lucy Farfort
Illustration by Lucy Farfort

 

And we have a busy weekend ahead of us – you’ll find Jo here, at the Rowdy Roddy Ghoulish Gathering at the Sparklehorse in Glasgow and Katy here, enjoying herself with the family in Dublin for the weekend.

Halloween Goodies

It’s a couple of weeks till Halloween. Here are some goodies to get you in the mood…

Handpainted Wooden Halloween Peg Doll by Lottie Lollipop
Handpainted Wooden Halloween Peg Doll by Lottie Lollipop

Handpainted Wooden Halloween Peg Doll by Lottie Lollipop

 

Halloween Party Tissue Decoration Pack by Pearl and Earl
Halloween Party Tissue Decoration Pack by Pearl and Earl

Halloween Party Tissue Decoration Pack by Pearl and Earl

 

Vintage Image Temporary Tattoos from Rowdy Roddy Vintage
Vintage Image Temporary Tattoos from Rowdy Roddy Vintage

Vintage Image Temporary Tattoos from Rowdy Roddy Vintage

 

Fondant Pumpkins by Green Calligo
Fondant Pumpkins by Green Calligo

Fondant Pumpkins by Green Calligo

 

Halloween Postcard Set by Lost Plots
Halloween Postcard Set by Lost Plots

Halloween Postcard Set by Lost Plots

 

Badge Set by Asking for Trouble
Badge Set by Asking for Trouble

Badge Set by Asking for Trouble

 

What next?

At the time of writing this, we have around 36 hours to go on our indiegogo campaign. We’re nearly at the end! We’ve been running this campaign since August 31st, which seems like ages ago.  You might be wondering what’s next on the horizon for Mimi and Will.  And, if you don’t reserve a t-shirt now, when will your next chance to buy come along?

Well, one of the key reasons for running the pre-order campaign was to help us build inventory in the most popular sizes and designs of our ethically-sourced t-shirts.  So for every design we sell now, we’ve ordered a bunch more in that size and design for our online shop, which is coming very soon to mimiandwill.com

We’re also liaising with the designers who have contributed designs for the rest of our first 12-shirt collection, these shirts will go on sale in the New Year – purchasers of our colouring book will get a sneak peek at these designs first!

Talks are also ongoing with a handful of carefully-selected independent boutiques to bring the new collection to a high street near you.  But if you can’t wait for that to happen, place your pre-order now!

Remember you can buy a colouring book, badge, single (earlybird price) t-shirt, or even a year’s worth!  If you’ve already reserved one or more t-shirts, we’re in the process of contacting buyers to reserve their preferred shirt size and design.  We’ll be sharing your 10% store discount with pre-orderers once our online shop is up and running, too.

If you’re a designer, maker, writer, shopkeeper, blogger or anything else-er who would like to work with us, please drop us a line using the ‘contact us’ form, DM us on Twitter or catch up with us on Facebook.  We’d love to hear from you!

What we’ve been up to this week…

We had a stall at Gin in Teacups at the Arches, had a great time, met some marvellous people and ate fantastic onion rings. 
We got a lovely write up on the Life is Peachy Blog
We ‘re nearly at the end of our Indiegogo Campaign. Thanks to all who’ve supported by buying, tweeting and sharing so far. It’s really appreciated! Only a few days left!

Space Week!

Every October, World Space Week celebrates mankind’s greatest achievements in space. This year, the focus is on the exploration of Mars.

In recognition of World Space Week, here are some space-themed reads, activities and goodies:

Comic Strip History of Space
Comic Strip History of Space

The Comic Strip History of Space– read a review here

Aspiring Asronauts Dress by Sewing Circus
Aspiring Asronauts Dress by Sewing Circus

Aspiring Astronauts Space Dress by Sewing Circus. Sewing Circus make clothes that encourage an interest in STEM subjects regardless of gender. As well as the space dress, check out the dinosaur skirts and space trousers.

Make a Consellation Viewer
Make a Consellation Viewer

Make your own constellation viewer– a DIY by Glasgow Science Centre. The Science Centre‘s a great day out if you’re in Glasgow. If not, try this DIY at home.

Space Octopus Card by Ketchup on Everything
Space Octopus Card by Ketchup on Everything

Inspired by vintage 50s and 60s flashcards, here’s the first octopus in space: Space Octopus Card by Ketchup on Everything.

Doodle on the Moon by Mr Printables
Doodle on the Moon by Mr Printables

Doodle on the Moon . Printable activity by Mr Printables. Draw on a giant moon for your wall, or a smaller one for doodles.

Space Shuttle Cushion
Space Shuttle Cushion

Space Shuttle Cushion by MyWifeYourWife. For space shuttle fans of all ages.

Lotta Magazine the Space Issue
Lotta Magazine the Space Issue

Australia’s Lotta Magazine produced a space issue with lots of activity ideas, from baking alien cupcakes to making your own space station. Buy the magazine or check out the activity templates.

And some reading material for the older/ big kids amongst you…

The Amateur Astronomers Journal by Neil Slorance
The Amateur Astronomers Journal by Neil Slorance

The Amateur Astronomer’s Journal by Neil Slorance. Neil’s story about a girl who escapes the stresses of everyday life by stargazing was nominated for several SICBA awards. Read a review here.

On Comely Issue 17
On Comely Issue 17

Read an interview with NASA’s spacesuit designer and find out how to cook your own rocket fuel in Oh Comely, issue 17