Monday, 25 February 2013

Happy Monday

Well it's a bit of a dark and grey Monday today so I thought everyone could use a bit ray of sunshine to brighten their day!

This is Kate and Patrick's little girl May, who is clearly very proud and excited to have started ballet lessons on the weekend. It pretty much doesn't get cuter than this.


Happy Monday all!
Love, Clare
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Tuesday, 19 February 2013

John Lewis Baby Clothes

I have just realised we haven't shared our gorgeous baby girl clothing range with you!

The range was launched late last year in John Lewis and Mandy did a book signing in John Lewis Oxford St to commemorate the launch.


The range features gorgeous new imagery of Boo and his Toybox friends - Duck, Snuffley Elephant, Raggedy Doll and Honey Bear.

There are 7 garments in the range.

Firstly, my personal favourite, the Belle & Boo Toys Woven Dress.


 Belle & Boo - Boo & Snuffley Elephant Cardigan

 Belle & Boo Top and Trouser Set

 



Belle & Boo Bibshort and Top Set




 Belle & Boo Toys Long Sleeved Dress
 Then there are 2 All-in-ones/onesies/baby-grows (depending on where you are from!)

Belle & Boo Snuffley Elephant and Boo Jersey All In One 

 Belle & Boo All Over Print Jersey All In One

All the outfits are available online at www.johnlewis.com or in John Lewis stores UK wide.  We hope you love them as much as we do.

Love, Clare
x

Monday, 11 February 2013

Yummy Scrummy Day



















We're delighted to announce the arrival of the 3rd picture book in the Belle & Boo collection.

Belle & Boo and the Yummy Scrummy Day is a scrumptious book for fussy eaters!

Boo is hungry, but he only wants to eat cake. That is until Belle finds a clever way to convince him that fruit and vegetables are just as tasty, and can be a lot more fun. And because this is Belle and Boo, there is an adventure or two along the way.

As with the other books it is 32 pages of full colour gorgeousness.

Be the first to get your hard cover edition of this book while stocks last. You can buy it NOW exclusively at www.belleandboo.com or from nationwide retailers from the 21st Feb.
 Grab your copy, boil the kettle, and settle in for a lovely read!

Love, Clare
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Monday, 4 February 2013

Fabric Round Up

Remember how I told you how my mum was making my niece a little Christmas outfit using our carousel fabric? Well, here's the finished product! She ended up going for a little top/dress and then for next Christmas she'll remove the straps and it can be converted into a skirt! Eilish loved her Belle doll too, she gave it lots of hugs and kisses and pats.

 (Playing a xylophone takes so much concentration! Look at that little tongue sticking out!)


In other fabric news -we've received so many lovely photos via email and instagram of craft projects our customers have been doing. 

Look at this AMAZING Belle & Boo nursery. Baby Indi is one very lucky baby indeed as look at the gorgeous things her grandma has made her - Belle & Boo bunting and that patchwork quilt that uses our Classic Belle & Boo fabric... we're all in awe!
(Click to enlarge) 
(Image Credits: Toni)


Jessi made this adorable sweat shirt with a piece of the Pirate Games Fabric


Georgia sent us this picture of some Boo dolls cot linen! She wrote: "After recently acquiring a lovely hand-me-down dolls cot & seeing my son James get so much enjoyment out of tucking his beloved toy rabbit into it each night, I decided to embark on making some linen that would be appropriate for a soft toy bunny!"
 (Thanks Georgia for the pic)

Valerie  said "I fell in love with the pic you used of the girl in her Halloween skirt so
decided to make one for my daughter! There was enough fabric left for a matching dress for her little sister!"
 (Thanks Valerie for the pics)

Emma made this Belle & Boo candle using a Nutella jar, an offcut of the Classic Belle & Boo fabric, and some organza. Very effective!
(Thanks Emma for the pic)

Also while we're on the topic of fabric, let me introduce you to Rhiannon Southwell who is the very talented fabric designer behind our Classic Belle & Boo, Boo, Ava & Friends and Pirate Games fabric. You can check out her online portfolio here.

Love, Clare
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Friday, 1 February 2013

Parties

Ah, golly. We love being sent pictures from all the lovely Belle & Boo birthday parties that are happening around the globe!

Elisabeth celebrated her 5th birthday in style in Melbourne, Australia with this Belle & Boo themed party! Her mum said "It was a creative/craft party and each child made a hobby-horse! I couldn’t think of a more appropriate partyware than Belle and Boo as B & B is all about creativity, imagination and childhood fun!" We couldn't agree more!

(Thanks Linda for letting us post these photos)

Another Australian Party,  was Charlie's Vintage themed 3rd birthday. We love how creative Samantha got with the decorations! You can see more pictures of the party at Samantha's Pinterest.


(Thanks Samantha for letting us post these photos)


Belle and Boo have made their way over to America for this 1st birthday party. 



(Thanks Brianne for letting us post these photos)

Then back on home soil, Belle & Boo find themselves at Evalyns 2nd birthday. We're loving that Evalyn is wearing some vintage Belle & Boo apparel - The Freedom dress from Spring Summer 2010.


(Thanks Fran for letting us post these photos)


Love, Clare
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