Friday, 30 November 2012

Christmas Gifts: Week 2

Week 2 of offers has arrived!
This week it's 20% off all our clothing (Autumn/Winter & Spring/Summer collections as well as the Apron!)
Enter code CD20 at checkout to receive your discount.


Which outfit will you choose?

Love, Clare x

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Giveaways and Fairs


(Image credit: Little Dish)

Our friends at Little Dish are running a 12 days of Christmas competition where 58 prizes are up for grabs including a wooden Boo decoration and 5 sets of paper chains!  You can enter here:https://goo.gl/H1Xa5, and the competition runs until December 14.


On another Christmas related note, Belle & Boo will be selling at the Christmas at the Orangery Market on December 15 alongside 30 other lovely designers. If you're in the Bristol area do pop in and say hi and pick up some last minute Christmas goodies.


Love Clare
x

Monday, 26 November 2012

Instagram

You can now follow us on Instagram!


And if you're posting pictures relating to Belle & Boo remember to use #belleandboo so we can see all your lovely pictures!

Friday, 23 November 2012

Christmas Gifts: Week 1



For the next four weeks we'll be sharing some Christmas offers as our little gift to you all.  Each offer will be valid for (just under!) a week.


The voucher WP20 is valid on all items in our Christmas Gift Wrap section, so thats wrap, tags and Christmas tape.

Happy Wrapping!
Love, Clare
x

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Wall Stickers

We're delighted to announce we have a new range of wall stickers!

Our friends at Chocovenyl have done a fantastic job producing and managing this range to date, but we are now producing these in house (so if you're a wholesaler, it means you order them directly from us now too).

This has been a long process for us involving lots of research on materials and printers and cutters (Patrick, Suzie and I got to go and watch some big cutting machines in action throughout this process - it was pretty exciting!) but most importantly we've spent time working on some new designs which you can see below!

We haven't completely gotten rid of our old range. We've kept the Boo, Belle Hugs Boo, Dino Ride, Hot Air Balloons and Cowboys and Indians designs but they're now available, in some instances, in different sizes and prices.

Height Chart
This is a firm favourite at Belle & Boo HQ. This design comes in two colour options. The sticker has to sit 30cm from the floor for the ruler to be accurate. It also comes with 21 height marker bow stickers for you to keep a track of growth without having to mark the sticker or your wall with pen. We thought it would be lovely if you wrote the date or age of the child on the bows. They come in 4 colours too, so if you've got multiple children they could have a colour bow each!

 
 (That's Kate and Patrick's little girl May - isn't she gorgeous!)

 

Boo's Furniture Stickers
These stickers come in a set of 12 stickers. They're ideal for creating a scene to adorn cots, bed headboards, wardrobes, or the walls! You may use these however you please!


"I Baked This..."
This design is subtle and whimsy! I can attest to the fact it looks great in a kitchen as I've had a sample up on my fridge for a few months. Make sure its not stuck anywhere where it can get splashed with water though, as our stickers aren't yet waterproof.


Woolly Mammoth
Always a favourite, we're now selling the Mammoth from the Dino Ride set individually.

For the boys we've got "My Paper Plane" available in small and large sizes.


The material that they're printed on is self adhesive and its an award-winning, durable, woven polyester fabric which can be stuck to virtually any surface in the home. It leaves no sticky residue, it won’t shrink or curl, and it even wraps around corners and ceilings. There’s no skill required to put it up, and since it never stops being sticky you can take it down, re-decorate then use it again - making it perfect for your home and nursery!

We hope you love these new products as much as we do. We're hoping to roll out more designs next year, so watch this space.
Happy shopping.

Love Clare
x

Thursday, 15 November 2012

It's the most wonderful time of the year...

There's no denying that Christmas is well and truly on its way! So we're celebrating with the launch of all of our lovely Christmas products!

Alongside last years lovely products such as our fabric, tins, tape, cards and wrap etc we have some new products which we've just launched.

Mandy's new artwork is based around Belle & Boo on a Christmas carousel with their friends and frankly, it couldn't be more magical!

So on this theme we've got a new tape. The perfect addition to jazz up plain wrapping paper and great for sealing packages that are being posted. But the possibilities of the tape extend beyond the norm, as shown in a previous post! Get creative!

Wooden decorations for your tree, mantle or wherever you please really! Sold as a matching set of 2 featuring Belle & Boo on one horse and their dashing friend on another. These are made with love about 30 miles from Bristol because we love supporting local businesses! 



New gift tags. Sold in a pack of 6 with 2 designs - Belle & Boo and a very handsome little boy.

And then comes my absolute favourite! Our new Christmas Carousel Fabric Panel which is perfect for all your little (or big!) crafting projects. This fabric really makes me wish I was a better sewer.
 You get 2 borders on this, which we think you could use for (but certainly not limited to!) table runners, trim on a stocking or santa sacks, trim on anything really... towels and pillow cases etc, wrap it around things like jam jars to make candle holders or vases, or sew it to the bottom of a skirt to wear on Christmas day!
You also get a repeatable carousel horse and stars pattern which, once again, the sky's the limit with your creativity.
THEN, you also get the pattern to make your very own Belle doll/mini cushion! Simply cut out her front and back pieces, sew together, stuff and viola! There's also a mini boo which you could have as a little toy, or sew in some string on the top and make him into a decoration.
On top of all that you also get 2 carousel horse pictures which you could make into decorations of any shape you please or perhaps cut them out and applique them onto a t-shirt?!
What do you plan on making with our fabric? Make sure to send us photos of your creations to hello@belleandboo.com



I'm going to head off and eat some mince pies!
Clare
x



Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Rainbow Wood

Suzie who is responsible for all the gorgeous packages that you receive has a very talented partner Aniz. A little while ago he bought a lathe and has been busily teaching himself how to turn wood. Sam & Ellis have been very lucky to receive 2 traditional wooden rattles that they have recently learned how to shake as well as munch! 



Also these vintage name puzzles, I had something very similar when I was little on my bedroom door.


What I like about his products is not only are they tradional & handmade they have a real retro vibe. We have commissioned him to produce some spinning tops featuring Boo hopefully in time for Christmas as I think they will make lovely stocking fillers.


Anyway it is not only my 2 that can enjoy his work at the moment, Aniz has opened an Etsy store called Rainbow Wood, so please visit him and say 'Hi' as opening an Etsy store can be quite a daunting experience.

Monday, 12 November 2012

Cross Stitch and Craft

The second pattern in the Belle & Boo cross stitch series from Cross Stitcher Magazine is now available! This time it's an old favourite, "Release".

The magazine is available in news agencies across the UK as well as online here (which also ships overseas for our International friends). It's on sale until 27th November so get in quick!!



We were all so chuffed with the lovely response and feedback we received about the first pattern. Barbara sent us this picture of the Windy Day cross stitch her mum did. Doesn't it look lovely?

(Thanks Barbara for the picture)


In other craft news, Claire sent us this photo of a pillowcase she made for her son with the spooky Halloween fabric! You can see more photos and details over Claire's blog.

Happy crafting, 
Clare 
x
 

Friday, 2 November 2012

Another Halloween Gone....

Hope you all had a spooky Halloween!!

If you used our Halloween fabric for any of your festivities we'd love to see pictures. Drop us an email with them at hello@belleandboo.com.

The kids in the Belle & Boo family played dress up and it is all too cute not to share!

Here's Mandy's Ellis and Sam dressed up as woodland creatures.

 And Nichola, our Commerical Manager, dressed up her daughter Alice as a black cat. Definitely too cute to be scary!


 One of our lovely customers sent us this photo of her daughter Eva's Halloween Themed Birthday. All of the guests were invited with our Halloween party invitations!

 (Thanks Tara for the pic!)

Love Clare
x