We had a visit to Smile Acorns, the first retail outlet where you can buy a small selection of t-shirts from our range! Located on lovely farmland in the North West of England, Smile Acorns is run by Emma, a fellow mum and maker of lovely childrenswear.
The shop is part of a larger farm complex, called Inglenook Farm. Other shops on site include a guitar shop, traditional farm shop showcasing the best of the region’s local produce, including Lytham Coffee, and the main product of the farm itself – essential oils and soaps from the fields of lavender growing outside! The stars of the show at the moment have to be the newly-arrived twin baby goats.
There’s also a traditional team rooms and a barn for hire. Last week was an Easter fun day for children, but chickens were also welcome, and keen to get stuck in!
You can find Smile Acorns just off what my dad calls ‘the Southport Road’, or the A570 as the rest of us know it. It’s close to Haydock, but even with race meet traffic on a busy Saturday, we drove there in about half an hour from the outskirts of Manchester. A good time was had by all (I went with my daughter, niece, nephew, dad and sister – a real family day out!)
Well hello again! We’re quite the ones for exciting updates, no?
We can now confirm that the sixth designer collaborating with us is Jodie Clay, of Jolly and Hodie.
Jolly and Hodie is a childrenswear range, designed and crafted by Jodie. The clothes are created using traditional crafting techniques such as patchworking, and the patterns are drafted by Jody from original 70s blocks. Find Jolly and Hodie on etsy and folksy.
This is a proof of Jodie’s design for Mimi and Will.
And talking of proofs, here’s the proof of Lucy Farfort‘s design, Jelly Loves Ice Cream.