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Beautiful Prints from Poppy & Hester

19 Jun

Poppy & Hester

I received the sweetest email from Kate Alsanjak, a designer of Poppy & Hester children wear as she wanted to present me her lovely collection and she also kindly sent a few pieces for Tila to try out and needless to say we both love them!

Poppy & Hester

Poppy & Hester

I can’t get over the gorgeous colorful Multi Block Print Top and the lovely Coral Stars Top with the sweetest frill detail.

Poppy & Hester

She has also sent Tila these sweet Bow Hairclips that go perfectly on her little side buns and make her look deceivingly sweet and peaceful and the softest and most gorgeous Cardigan made from bamboo and lambs wool I’d love to own.

You should also check their other two darling Agnes Ruffle Tops and this Ada Skirt – isn’t it beautiful? And look at this little girl in their violet Flowers Print Dress – couldn’t you just eat her up?

Poppy and Harry is all about beautiful, fun but practical clothing for girls between 6 months and 8 years. They are committed to being ethnical as possible and they use only the best materials like organic cotton and an extra soft blend of bamboo and wool and they even have their fabric designs printed in the UK. Rare but so appreciated features in this kind of business today
 

Edible and Gluten-Free Play Dough

18 Jun

Edible Play Dough dough play

There is a new DIY on Babyccino Kids blog from me today again (you can see it here) I hope you’ll like. I love the simplicity of it and the fact my baby boy can finally enjoy (meaning eat) the play dough he’s so crazy about.

Edible Play Dough

I just need to find some better food colouring – if someone knows about some good natural ones with better pigments and diversity, please let me know I’d be very grateful
 

Sale at Elias & Grace!

15 Jun

Elias & Grace SS15 Sale

The summer didn’t even start yet but the sales have already began – could that sound any more perfect? I just got an email from Elias & Grace, only one of (not just) my favorite kid’s boutiques.

Elias & Grace SS15 Sale

Elias & Grace SS15 Sale

I love how fabulously they put together the most amazing Lookbooks every season I seriously want to get each look for my kids. And when they announce their sales I get even more vulnerable – I’m almost thankful for a certain someone hovering over me while trying to rob their entire sale section!

Elias & Grace SS15 Sale

So Elias & Grace Spring-Summer reductions have started both in their online store as well as in store with all the way up to 70%! Their sale applies on all SS15 kids and babies collections, from labels like Pèpè, Petit Bateau, Miller, Bobo Choses and many, many more! If I were I’d hurry up. I did 😉
 

The Perfect Summer Dresses from Oliver Baby and Kids

9 Jun

Oliver Baby and Kids

I’m so in love with the summer and the darling dresses! Whenever I think about the summer I imagine Tila in simple floral dresses with the most darling cap sleeves. Just like these from Oliver Baby and Kids.

Oliver Baby and Kids

This London based brand is ran and owned by sisters Emma and Alice and they design all pieces after their childhood inspirations.

Oliver Baby and Kids

I am absolutely in love with their dresses, playsuits, trousers and tops and you will be too when you see their collection! Absolutely beautiful. And the best part is their pieces come in sizes from 0 and up to 10 years! And they also haven’t forgotten about the boys! Hurray!
 

COS: H&M’s chicer sister with much better performance

5 Jun

COS girls

Do you know COS, the upscale sister brand of H&M already? I love their simple, contemporary and even a little quirky designs and also their quality is much, much better than her high street brand sister’s. They have clothes and accessories for men, women and children from 1 to 8 years.

COS boys

There are few pieces that come at a tiny higher price ranges (but still affordable) but I buy their t-shirts for Tila (and now first time for Talan) regularly and they are one of the most quality pieces she owned! She wears them to school and to playgrounds and they must have been washed hundreds of times and they could still easily be handed down. And their designs are always super comfy too!
 

I Adore Little Feet: Comfort and Support Without Compromising the Style!

2 Jun

I Adore Little Feet

Nicole from I Adore Little Feet sent Talan the most darling pair of shoes from an Italian brand Zecchino d’Oro and I wanted to show you a few photos of him proudly showing them off. Aren’t they too cute? He loves them and even my husband was amazed over their quality. I love how soft and comfortable they are, absolutely perfect for the tiny baby feet!

I Adore Little Feet

I posted on this lovely shoe boutique already but in case you haven’t seen it there are few things you should know about the I Adore Little Feet: the shop was founded by Nicole and Nick, parents of twins with an aim to enable an online place where parents wouldn’t have to worry about finding the proper support and comfort when searching for kids shoes. You can trust that each and every brand and model was handpicked by them and by their high criteria.

I Adore Little Feet

I Adore Little Feet

The brands you’ll find at I Adore Little Feet are Ocra, ‎PèPè, MAÁ, Naturino, Zecchino d’Oro and more. In order for you not to worry choosing the wrong size for your little one they also have their own sizing guide available to download but if you’re like me and likes to double check everything you can simply email them for guidance
 

Fun Leggings For Boys and Girls from Tiger Nooks Design

29 May

Tiger Nook Design

Before I had my baby boy I thought it’s much harder to find cute pieces for boys than girls. But now I see how wrong I actually was. There are so many outfit options and one of my favorites is cute printed leggings matched with a plain single-colored top.

Tiger Nook Design

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Like these from Tiger Nook Designs from Emma, a mom of two boys, for example. How ridiculously cute are their leggings and shorts?! And just hop over to her Instagram account to see how darling they look on real models 😉 Talan’s skinny legs need to put on display with their Panda Shorts and Teepee Leggings immediately
 

Mrs. Mighetto Prints

27 May

Mr Mighetto

Thank to Instagram I just found the most incredible prints under the name mrs. Mighetto and I’m wondering how exactly did it take me so long to sniff them out. Malin Mighetto and Anna Sylvan from Sweden launched their first collection of watercolor prints last October and it was sold in last than two weeks. I can’t really say I’m surprised.

Mr Mighetto

Their prints are based on mystery and fantasy characters and they have the most amazing pallet of colors that appeal to both parents and kids.

Mr Mighetto

There are so many different kinds of prints for kids out there already but I’m almost sure you have never seen anything like these before.

Mr Mighetto

Oh we need Miss Martha, Ester and Mr Eric in our home. And di you see their bunting? We need that as well.

You can find your nearest retailer here
 

Angle: Crème de la crème of Rain Boots!

22 May

Aigle

I can’t believe how much my kids have grown in the past year. I just bought them a whole new wardrobe less than six months ago but nothing fits them anymore! They’ve both had a massive growth spurt so this mama is going to have to forget about any new summer pieces for herself ‘cause all my pennies are going into their wardrobe.

Aigle

And I’m currently at raingear. It’s raining like crazy here for the last few weeks and Tila is complaining about her current rain boots being to small. Of course.
We’ve been faithful fans of Aigle’s for about four years now and we’re staying ones. I’ve tried a couple other brands (not sure why) but they always started to leak at some point. Aigle boots – never! It must be because they are handcrafted.

Aigle

And although I love their iconic one-color boots the most, Tila of course prefers prints. She currently has them in Liberty Pink print but I have my eyes set on their newest Rain Drops. The raindrops are actually white but isn’t it the coolest idea painting them yourself? I love it!

Ps. They also have the most beautiful adult line, make sure to take a tour around the shop!
 

Blue Jane Clothing Co.

20 May

Blue Jane Clothing Co

My favorite summer pieces for Tila must be dresses. They are not only super convenient as they take the least time to dress but they can also be so easily mixed and matched with all kinds of different shoes and cute cardigans. And when you find the cutest one like these from Blue Jane Clothing Co you’ll want to avoid any kind of extra layers of clothing!

Blue Jane Clothing Co

Blue Jane Clothing Co

Danielle Colby from South Carolina, US is the goldenfinger behind it all as she’s the one that handcrafts all the pieces you can find in her Bigcartel boutique. I honestly have the hardest time deciding on my favorite pieces but the selection above had me at hello!
 

Very French Gangsters: Ice Cold Kids Sunglasses

19 May

Very French Gangsters

Tila has been wearing optical glasses since she was one year old and I was so happy when she turned three so I could finally buy her a pair from the Very French Gangsters. I still remember the day the we drove for about two hours to the nearest city with their retailer. And after that day I (and so many other people) can’t imagine her without these glasses. It’s funny how people immediately notice when she doesn’t have them on. She wears them everywhere and people recognize her after her “cool” glasses.

Very French Gangsters

But about a month ago a tragedy happened. I fixed the temple tips for Tila because she complained they bothered her and then she apparently wanted to show her friends from kindergarten what her glasses can do and she bent one temple way too much until it snapped off! We went to the eyewear store the same day but there was nothing they could do. Unrepeatable they said. And my heart broke in half seeing Tila so devastated. I have never thought they meant that much to her. Even the lady at the store felt bad. She said she never saw a child so sad over a pair of eyeglasses.

Very French Gangsters

So I wrote to the Very French Gangsters directly to try and find out if there is really nothing to do. And they confirmed. But then they did the sweetest thing ever! They sent Tila a brand new frame! You should see how happy that made one little girl. She was so excited and relieved, much more than me! So sweet.

I wanted to thank the Very French Gangsters for the sweetest gesture and I also made a few shots of Tila with her new and shiny frame – so sorry for bombarding you with these many photos but this girl is so photogenic that I couldn’t just pick one. I took me so long to come down to only these many already.

Very French Gangsters

And for those of you who don’t know the French Gangsters yet: the brand was founded in 2011 in France by Anne Masanet and Karoline Bothorel-Bolzinger with an aim to fill in the gap in the cool kid’s eyewear market. They have the most incredible range of high quality handmade optical and sunglasses for both kids (from 3 to 14 years of age) and their mamas as well now! My heart still beats for the Very Pan Pan model (the one Tila has) but I’m also getting a giant crush on the Very Boss (they come in two kid’s sizes) – I could match her with the Big Bosses 😉

ps. Tila came up with the “crossed hands” pose herself – how cool is the photo? It’s one of favourites!
 

Art Sticker Books

7 May

Art Sticker Books Pablo Picasso

My husband and I were in an art shop here in Göppingen ther other day and we found this amazing Pablo Picasso Sticker Book for kids with six of artist’s paintings on every left side of the book and their incomplete copies on the opposite sites so the children can make exact copies of masterpieces by finding the right stickers and placing them in the right place. The book is created by Sylvie Delpech and Caroline Leclerc from Paris, France.

The book also has a short and easy-to-understand description about the artists life and his work like where he was born, where he studied, what did he do and where he lived and worked. I wanted to save the book for the summer when we’ll hopefully have more time on our hands so I could take a little more time to discuss the paintings and Pablo in general with Tila but she just found it today and couldn’t wait so she almost finished it – I barely convinced her to leave two of the paintings for tomorrow because it was already way after her bedtime already. And you should see her how proud she was to tell her grandparents about what she learned on Pablo. Needless to say I was super proud of her!

Art Sticker Books

I just checked on Amazon and there is a whole series of Sticker Art Shapes books! There is one on Matisse, Klimt, Arcimboldo, Andy Warho and many more! One of the most genius learning tools I’ve ever seen!

You can buy them from Amazon (UK, US, DE and FR)
 

Chef’s Knife For Kids: Opinel Le Petit Chef

6 May

Opinel Le Petit Chef

I want to but I can’t really say that my husband and I always loved to cook but we are definitely discovering big passion in cooking and food in general now. We even decided to have a little garden this year, which was something we saw as a big burden just couple of years ago.

Naturally we want the kids to be a part of it and Tila likes to help prepare food but the knife I bought for her is taking all the fun out of cutting for her. I didn’t want to buy her one that would be too sharp but the one she has now is even more dangerous for cuts than a sharper one.

Opinel Le Petit Chef

But recently I discovered the perfect solution – this beautiful knife from Opinel designed especially for kids. It has a special educational ring between the blade and handle in order to prevent the little hand from slipping onto the blade while teaching proper technique. And a special finger guard that comes with the set helps position fingers from the other hand into a claw grip used by professional cooks in order to keep them away from the blade. To ensure extra safety the tip of the knife is round.

There are two types of sets – one with the knife and a finger guard and one with an additional peeler. You can buy them over Amazon (UK, DE, FR) or find your nearest retailer here

Photos courtesy of Opinel
 

Rylee + Cru

28 Apr

Rylee + Cru

I have the Rylee + Cru in my bookmarks for quite some time now and I just went to take a little peek at their new collection and was blown away! I think I love every single thing. Noy only their clothes but also the prints and the cutest little shout backpack – I want it all!

Rylee + Cru

Rylee + Cru

The company is the brainchild of a Canadian illustrator Kelli Murray who was inspired by her own kids and wanted to design a unique artistic collection for kids aged 0 – 2 and offer comfortable shapes and soft fabrics that make dressing easy for the little one and his mama!

Rylee + Cru

Rylee + Cru

Her clothes are hand-dyed and made locally in California
 

Clotaire Shoes: High Quality but Affordable!

27 Apr

Clotaire

I’m shopping for summer shoes for Tila and I stumbled upon Clotaire, a French brand founded by Violaine Belle-Croix and Elsa Vernet with an aim to create well-designed and reasonably priced children’s shoes without the common but so unnecessary tacky details. Their shoes are hand manufactured in Portugal and exclusively sold in their Internet boutique.

I absolutely adore their timeless designs and have already put a few models on my need-to-buy list. And just when I wanted to say that I wish they came in my size I discovered most of them actually do! How amazing is that?