£5 discount on t-shirts for new Etsy customers

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For a limited time, the handmade and vintage marketplace, Etsy.com is offering £5 off your first order.  To sign up and claim your discount (we suggest you shop wisely and treat a little person in your life to a Mimi & Will t-shirt), simply follow this link.  

What we did at the weekend

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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.  

Supersaurus by Neil Slorance for Mimi and Will                   Jelly loves Ice Cream by Lucy Farfort for Mimi and Will

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.  

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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!  

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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!)

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

Our Designers- What a Talented Bunch!

They most certainly are. Here are some of the marvellous things they create:

Cats and Castles Patchwork Cardigan by Jolly and Hodie
Cats and Castles cardigan by Jolly and Hodie.

The Classics Notebook by Lucy Farfort
The Classics notebook by Lucy Farfort.

Treasure Tote by Showpony
Treasure Tote by Showpony

A Sinking Night Poster by Neil Slorance
A Sinking Night poster by Neil Slorance

Freckles the Lion by Poosac
Freckles the Lion by Poosac

Waves and Arrows Bowl by Julia Smith
Waves and Arrows bowl by Julia Smith

Two Weeks to Go!

We’ve got two weeks left of our indiegogo pre-order campaign. Here’s a quick round up of what we’ve been doing over the last few weeks, in case you missed anything!

We have seven designers on board for the launch collection and have six sample shirts (we’re still waiting for Lucy Farfort’s design to come back from the printers, but you can see a proof below:

I Love Puddles by Emma Henderson
I Love Puddles by Emma Henderson
Winter of Our Discount Tents by Laura Donald
Winter of Our Discount Tents by Laura Donald
Supersaurus by Neil Slorance
Supersaurus by Neil Slorance
Puffer by Julia Smith
Puffer by Julia Smith
Lion by Poosac for Mimi and Will
Lion by Poosac
Treehouse by Jolly and Hodie
Treehouse by Jolly and Hodie
Jelly Loves Ice Cream by Lucy Farfort for Mimi and Will
Jelly Loves Ice Cream by Lucy Farfort for Mimi and Will

We visited the Children’s Wood for their Bake-Off. Laura Donald came to visit us and blogged about it.

We also sold some of these badges, which we’ve decided to offer as a limited edition reward on Indiegogo.

Supersaurus Badges
Supersaurus Badges

And that’s about it! Remember, if you want to guarantee a shirt before Christmas, pre-ordering is the way to go!

As ever, give us a shout with any questions, queries, or just to say hello!

Design Proofs

Mimi and Will September 2013 T Shirt Design Proofs
Mimi and Will September 2013 T Shirt Design Proofs

Here’s the seven t-shirts in our launch collection. We have had a few enquiries from shops about stocking our t-shirts. If you’re a shop and are interested, please do get in touch!

Some updates

Good morning! Welcome to anyone who’s recently found us through Facebook or twitter. I hope everyone’s looking forward to the weekend. We’ve apparently got ‘approaching cold fronts’ here in Glasgow- you types down south better remember your sunscreen though!

A couple of updates from Mimi and Will HQ for you; firstly, we updated our campaign page on Indiegogo to make the t-shirt ordering process clearer. In a nutshell, you choose the number of t-shirts you’d like, and click the relevant reward (one, two, three or four t-shirts). You don’t have to give us your design preferences or size information yet. Towards the end of the campaign, we’ll contact you to get your sizes and choices. We’ll get all orders to the printer and you should receive your shirts at the end of November, in plenty of time for Christmas.

We’ve also added another reward to our Indiegogo page. We now have ten shirts available at £15. There are only ten though!

Finally, we should have another announcement later on today. We’ve confirmed another two designers will be contributing designs to Mimi and Will. Stay tuned for updates! In the meantime have a browse at our collection so far: featuring designs by Emma Henderson of Showpony, Neil Slorance, Laura Donald and Kim Gurney of Poosac