Monday, 12 January 2015

Top Drawer


We are showing at Top Drawer Olympia again after a few years away, the stand looks incredible thanks to Kate & Clare's design skills and Patrick & Warren's DIY skills! 



If you are passing please say 'hi' stand R45 and pick up one of our beautiful new cataloges, the end result of a LOT of hard work by Alice. If this photo was a video you would see her hands shaking as she opened the first of 24 boxes eek!



Love
Mandy
x





Thursday, 8 January 2015

Patchwork Fabric!

Did you know we have a lovely new fabric available? Boo and the butterfly tumble accross this traditional patchwork effect fabric which is ideal for a little ones nursery.


 Here it is being used as a gorgeous table cloth, but obviously the possibilities are endless as to what you can make with it. We look forward to seeing your creations!

And speaking of patchwork, we must give a massive congratualations to our crafty Instagram follower,  ajbotting, who made not one, but two of quilts!
Here's her story:
"These are the quilts I made for my friends daughter who had twins! I personalise each quilt with their names, birth day and the all important times...as they were twins. It took me a year to make both quilts and I finished them half an hour before their first birthday party!!"

We are so flattered that she dedicated so much time on the quilt pattern from our craft book as well as used so many of our fabrics.  



(Image Credit: ajbotting)

Monday, 5 January 2015

Happy 2015

January 5th sounded an age away when I finished work on Christmas Eve, but here I am back at my desk in a blink of an eye. It was a wonderful Christmas, it was busy and noisy and tiring but such, such fun, discovering the magic again with my boys. I realise these days that I don't take as many photos as I used to which is ironic as I have more to photograph than ever, but my hands and head are so full dealing/coping/enjoying the moments. So a new years resolution is to take more pics, blog & instagram more and to read more blogs, I miss that. 

Here are a few pics I did remember to take......


Christmas Jumpers


Our Christmas cake


Beautifully wrapped presents from dear friends


A Belle & Boo teepee (more pics to follow)


The much longed for and talked about pirate ship!


There was snow at my sisters


The star present (thanks Angie)!

Love Mandy
x




Our lovely duvet

We really can't contain our excitement for our new duvet (which is due to be in stock at the end of the month). 

It was especially lovely to see it in action when we had a photoshoot for it a few weeks back. The talented  Ruby Walker took the photos for us in a gorgeous house in Cotham, Bristol. (Must say, not only is Ruby talented but also very patient, she didn't even panic when nearly broke her light set up while attempting to readjust it!)

We had the sweetest little girl, Rosa, modeling for us too and she did such a wonderful job and loved the duvet as much as we all do!

Here's some of our favourite shots from the day.

You'll see there is also a sneak peak of a new wall sticker we will also be launching next year to match the duvet! Exciting times....

Love, Clare

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

A Very Big Thank You!

After the success of our downloadable Easter Hunt PDF, we couldn't wait to team up with Kids Company again and do something for Christmas. And what a success it was!

In total we sold 316 Advent Calendars, and all of that money will be going direct to the charity Kids Company, who help inner city children in the UK.

So, we must say a BIG thank you to everyone who supported the advent calendar either by purchasing it, blogging about it, or featuring it in their magazines.

Here is just some of the wonderful press it received.

 We hope it brought much colour and joy to your home over the Christmas period. Here's some shots from Instagram of it in action. We loved seeing the different ways it was displayed and used.
General Collective made their's into cards and cleverly used them with a cute letter box every day, and iluvgingerbreadandcupcakes not only used hers as the advent calendar, but she also made some sweet Christmas decorations from it too!
(Image credits Top:  General Collective, Donya A

Sadly, I can't find the photo or give credit to one of my favourite displays. I had seen it on Instagram and now finding the photo fails me, but a lovely customer had strung up the advent calendar across the Liamaria Ikea Christmas Tree Wall Hanging (below) and it was particularly effective!


I will also take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy new year!
Lots of love,
Clare

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Merry Christmas!


Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!


Thanks for your continued support throughout 2014, and we look forward to bringing the world of Belle & Boo to you again in 2015!
It's going to be an wonderful year with lots of lovely new products, like our duvet and a brand new craft range made by Trimcraft just to name a few!

Just a bit of housekeeping, our office will be closed on Christmas and Boxing days and then again New Years day, so please keep this in mind if you're planning on placing an order from www.belleandboo.com

Lots of love,
Clare

Monday, 22 December 2014

Freebie! Boo Baking Stencil


We have made a scrumptious freebie for you - a Boo baking stencil!

If you print and cut out the stencil it is perfect for sprinkling icing sugar over to add a touch of Belle & Boo to your baked goods!

While I didn't think it would be possbile to make brownies more mouth watering, I think Boo does manage to do that.

You can download the PDF from the Free Fun section of our website.

Happy baking!! We would love to see your baking efforts! Use the hashtag #belleandboo on Instagram for us to see them.

Love, Clare x