Atticus & Gilda - Nostalgic nightwear and accessories

By Donna Tweedale

The nightwear you were wearing as a child associated with memories from Christmases, Birthdays and lazy Sunday starts. How much more special would those memories be in sleepwear created by the hands of Atticus and Gilda

The 100% cotton sleepwear range has a real sense of history, the classic sleepwear silhouettes and nostalgic detailing is just beautiful. At the hands of creators Conchita and Lucy the sense of occasion goes deeper into the collection.

The name Atticus came about while Conchita was reading her favourite novel “To Kill A Mocking Bird”. Gilda came from Lucy's love of the silver screen and the elegance and beauty of stars such as Rita Hayworth, who starred in the iconic film Gilda. So Atticus and Gilda was born!

With their experience in Musical Theatre Productions, the attention to detail is second to none. When you consider their previous works and the actors they've dressed for huge productions with incredible reputations, you can appreciate the level of workmanship that goes into each collection. 

Taking inspiration from their travels and careers bespoke pieces are finished with trimmings and fabrics they've collected over time through their experiences. So your little ones can own a piece of real history, British culture with a beautiful sense of drama. How amazing is that?

With plans for new sleepwear accessories range, including cushions, and sleepover bags in the pipeline, We cant wait!

To see more of the collection, head over to www.atticusandgilda.co.uk


Written by Donna Tweedale.

Donna is a mother of two, writer and stylist who runs her own blog Crayons in my Miumiu.

Doodlemoo - Prints, cards and stationery

By Donna Tweedale

Everything Starts with a Doodle!

Love struck blue and panda prints by Dodlemoo

It's this time of year we turn our attention to travelling with the kids. Your eyes widen at the prospect of delays, queues, valiant efforts to enjoy a leisurely meal out together with the kids in tow.

As my Instagram handle implies (crayons_miumiu), taking residence in my bag is a small pot of crayons and a notebook. Always. iPads are great but sometimes they can wind my 2 up when the reasoning behind them having it was to calm them down. Helpful.

Taking crayon to paper allows them to relax, breathe, take time out. Often a conversation starter between us, them. If feels good in a world where we seek instant stimulation, taking it 'old school' where an iPad alternative of colouring is a welcomed screen free distraction and an opportunity to allow them to explore their creativity. 

Robots mustard colouring in by Doodlemoo
Doodlemoo colouring in printables

This is something championed by Doodlemoo. The creative force that is Emily and Chris combine their Graphic Designer and Fine Art Illustrator skills to produce vivid playful prints and stationery. It all begins with a doodle that evolves into the final design. Through their website you can print free downloads, some seasonal fun and some classic colouring in and activity sheets. Perfect. Print, Fold Up, Pop in your bag for when you'll need to buy yourself some time. Mama win.

Doodlemoo's high quality prints make a great addition to your childs space. Their signature bold lines and rich colours would fit in any room.

Robots boys room in green by Doodlemoo
Rain me Happy print by Doodlemoo
Drip drop ice lolly rainbow print by Doodlemoo

Written by Donna Tweedale.

Donna is a mother of two, writer and stylist who runs her own blog Crayons in my Miumiu.

What does Mothers Day mean to you...?

Some Women look forward to marking the occasion, Some choose to not mark it at all. And that's ok. 

For many, Mothers Day is a painful reminder. A relationship that once was, Or a bond that could have been. Whatever your experiences, the journey of Motherhood brings all women together. However you feel about it, that call to arms of a collective of Mothers is something to be recognised.

'Mothering Sunday' as it is now; stems from the US. In 1905 Poet and War Activist Anna Jarvis, suffered the loss of her Mother. Although not a Mother herself, she felt such passion about honouring that intense love that she campaigned tirelessly to have a date known nationally that pay's tribute to the contributions made by Mothers.

As a Mother, our instinct of looking after our own tribe first and foremost often means we're guilty of putting ourselves way down the list of priorities. Rarely treating ourselves. So this day can be an opportunity to make time for yourself. Sit, just be, or share a gift, whether that's something you've been lusting after online or something significant that represents Motherhood, that symbolises you and yours, And why not? You deserve it.  

Mama Flea brands are brought to you by Mama's themselves, Strong women that have built a business close to their heart, juggled maternity leave, late night feeds and Mama guilt like a punch in the ovaries. Women that have experienced the highs and heartbreak of the journey that is Motherhood, creating collections that help you celebrate everything that being a Mother brings. They get it.
 

Looking for some inspiration?... Click on a product below to buy.

 


We have an amazing Mothers Day giveaway running until the end of March too. There are so many gorgeous products to win, including everything below! WOW! Take a moment to enter these incredible giveaways, as it's all about you this month! 

Good Luck!

Enter the giveaway by clicking on the image or clicking here


Written by Donna Tweedale.

Donna is a mother of two, writer and stylist who runs her own blog Crayons in my Miumiu.