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6 Ways to Save Money on Children's Clothes

 Do you find it frustrating that clothing your children can be so expensive? Are you fed up of your children growing out of their clothes before they have even had a chance to wear them? And they seem to need so much stuff! Perhaps you are conscious that buying so many clothes is not only a waste of money but bad from the planet too. Is buying cheap clothing the answer or does that short term gain result in long term damage? In this short blog post I share 6 ways that we can save money when we buy children’s clothing – with the added bonus that is will also go towards saving the planet too! 1. Planning Ahead...

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How Many Clothes Do Children Really Need?

Are your kids wardrobes stuffed full of clothes? Do you ever look at the contents of their drawers and wonder if they really need it all? Perhaps you have tried decluttering a la Marie Kondo but still you think your kids have too many clothes? I know that I am guilty of all these things. In the last few months I have cleared out many bin bags stuffed full of outgrown clothes. I’ve given the clothes to charity shops, friends and family with smaller children and sent what is totally worn out to the recycling centre. Yet it still feels like we have too much. Too Many Clothes Can be Draining When I look at the washing pile I am...

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How To Style Bold Prints - Finding basics to create great kids outfits.

Do you love brightly colour children’s clothes but never know where to buy tops to match? Perhaps you like funky prints but struggle to find clothes to pair them with. If you’ve looked through my shop you will know that I am a fan of bold prints, quirky patterns and colour. Finding unusual fabrics with great patterns is one of my favourite hobbies! If you find it hard to know where to look to get brightly coloured basics to mix and match with the bold prints then hopefully this blog post will help. I've searched high and low to find you clothes clothes to co-ordinate with even the loudest of prints. From small brands to big high street names I hope...

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6 Myths About Handmade Clothing

Haute couture or a badly knitted Christmas jumper - what is your view of handmade clothing? Buying handmade clothing can be a daunting process - especially when there are so many different views and opinions surrounding it.  Perhaps you think it is too expensive and only for special occasions or that is unfashionable and poor quality. There are a lot of myths out there and this blog post aims to dispel just a handful of them.    1. Handmade Clothing is Poor Quality Made at home, badly made, or it will fall apart after the first wash…these are just some of the common misconceptions surrounding the quality of handmade clothing.We often think that for something to be of good quality it needs...

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