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

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.