Lucy Farfort at the Fab Little Shop

One of our collaborating designers, Lucy Farfort, has recently started selling through The Fab Little Shop. You can buy some of her prints and cards there, inlcuding this print, which I love,  Light the Way.

Light the Way by Lucy Farfort
Light the Way by Lucy Farfort

If you’ve not checked out The Fab Little Shop before, they’re an online store selling children’s products. They’ve got a nice selection of Halloween things in at the minute, check out these cosy looking pumpkin slippers by Winnibriggs House!

Emma Henderson

Emma Henderson is the designer- illustrator behind Showpony.  She produces screenprinted textiles and products ranging from printed chevron bags to her ‘hot dogs‘:  wheat warmers printed with images of dogs (and the occasional cat). Her work is stocked all over the world, in a number of small independent boutiques as well as larger stores like Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters and Paperchase.

Emma also designs more complex, colourful patterns which are available through society6.

Emma’s designed ‘I Love Puddles’ for Mimi and Will.  It’s printed in shades of blue on grey marl.

I Love Puddles by Emma Henderson for Mimi and Will
I Love Puddles by Emma Henderson
Puddles T Shirt for Mimi and Will by Emma Henderson
Puddles by Emma Henderson

Sunday night school picks

Here are some products from independent maker/sellers guaranteed to send your little one off to school with a smile.

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First up, here’s the lovely Circus Lion crayon roll.  Until 10pm tonight there’s an extra 20% off the entire range of crayon rolls over at Claire Payne Handmade, via Etsy.

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These amazing bottles from Chilly’s keep your cold drinks cold and your hot drinks hot.  Perfect for keeping your water nice and cool for a full day of school.  That rhymes!  Chilly’s are fellow crowdfunders on IndieGoGo, you can help them reach their goal by buying a bottle here.

From Leeds, via Etsy, this notebook by Stephsayshello is useful for so much more than taking classroom notes.  But that would be a good place to start.

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And if you’ve got a notebook, you need something to write in it with. What about these personalised colouring pencils, from Able Labels on Not on the High Street?

personalised pencils by Able Labels
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Inside the virtual dressing up chest

My favourite kind of party is a fancy dress party, and my favourite tv show as a kid was Mr Ben.  So it’s no surprise that I’m super-envious of the costumes children nowadays get to wear on just about any occasion.

This dino hat, by Elf and Munchkin, would go brilliantly with our Supersaurus t-shirt.  It’s available in a range of sizes, and custom colourways are available on request.

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If you want this next one, you have to be quick!  It’s reduced to clear at Lupin Handmade, via Etsy and there are only 2 left.  We have Lupin’s fox and panda masks and they’re a huge hit at dressing up time.

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We find ourselves back at Supersaurus again – with this fantastic cape from I Wish I Was, perfect for little superheroes.

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And these raccoon dungarees by WildThings are described for boys, but I know at least one toddler girl who would love a pair…  Our Treehouse t-shirt by Jolly and Hodie would look fantastic against the grey of the dungarees!

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So that rounds up a selection of accessories and outfits for parties or for playing, all handmade in the UK by independent sellers.