Friday, 21 November 2014

25 Days





Countdown to Christmas with Sister Guild 

We'll soon be counting down the days to Christmas and to celebrate we'll be giving all our readers and members surprises and treats with prizes to be won, secret sale prices and special offers, free printables and much more.
Keep an eye out as we spoil with our festive countdown!

Remember a few from last year......

33 ideas for secret advent gifts here

and a few of the ideas, printable, and special offers here



Friday, 14 November 2014

Golds & Greens for Festive Inspiration

a wreath work of art via designlovefest.com

bringing the green & wild inside via designlovefest.com

genius for geo styling by smileandwave.typepad.com


gold triangle garland via almostmakesperfect.com 

faceted gem ornaments via jadeandfern.com
a simple pleasing triangle wreath via almostmakesperfect.com



More Christmas ideas here

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Welcome The World Of Mini Empire




I’m so happy to be welcoming our newest collection into the guild. A collection of illustrations and playful designs that are treasures to keep and invitations to a world where the familiar meets the imaginative, a world created by Jenny von Döbeln.

With enchantng patterns and rich detail Jenny’s ‘illustrations are distinguished by storytelling’, bridging a world of her own creation with familiar characters there is always a touch of surrealism.

‘Another birdsnest’  an idea of an imaginary home. Inspired by memories of childhood, climbing in trees, and the love of old beautiful architechture.




‘Deep woods’ inspired by the wildlife in the ancient woods of Sweden


‘The pear’ inspired by old folkloric patterns and embroidery


It is designs like these that get me excited about design for children. Designs that give life to imagination, that push its borders and give everlasting memories of the most treasured part of our lives. 

When first I saw the collection I fell. I fell into each picture like Alice down the rabbit hole. Another world on paper and one I knew I wanted for my own childrens’ walls as well as mine. The pictures hung on in our home that we journey into, the ones that will become part of our playful world, and give stories to our imaginations. Treasured and passed down. 

Searching for pieces that uphold our own values we bring this collection of well considered pieces that bring the aesthetic and design we look for for ourselves and give to our own children.



Monday, 10 November 2014

Saturday, 8 November 2014

For Home, for Style, for adding an extra Oooooh !

Ceramic Cup & Plate Sets with Animal Motif, for children, by RICE Dk, £17.50 each





Vintage Style Jam Jar Covers, Set of 2, by RICE DK £11.00
Wooden Party Cutlery, Set of 24, by RICE DK, £6.90
Vintage Tea Cup Illustrated Coasters, Set of 4, by RICE DK, £7.50



Pastel Melamine Cups & Saucers, Set of 4, by RICE DK, £18.00.  
Pom Pom Paper Hat Cake Decorations, Set of 10, by RICE DK, £3.60.  
Metal Candelabra in Green by RICE DK, £43.99



Large Ceramic Vase by RICE DK, £37.50
Hand Embroidered Raffia Laundry Baskets, Set of 2, by RICE DK £45.00
Melamine Plates with Vintage Style Illustration, Set of 4,  by RICE DK, £36.00



Raffia Play & Toy Storage Baskets by RICE DK, from £45.00



Crochet Cherry Garland by RICE DK, £12.50.  
Gingham Fabric Dog Puppet by RICE DK, £17.00.  
Set of 2 Square Storage Baskets by RICE DK, £28.00.  
Floral Fabric Whale Hand Puppet by RICE DK, £17.00




Metal Flower Hook with Fabric Bird by RICE DK, £18.99.  
Patterned Wall Paint Roller Kit by RICE DK, £31.50.  



Patterned Rolling Pin by RICE DK, £9.90 each
Star Shaped Cookie & Sandwich Cutters by RICE DK, £3.99 each
Mini Cake Cups for Christmas Truffles by RICE DK, pack of 100, £3.50


The RICE DK collection takes the everyday and turns it into something extra starry and bright...
perfect to unwrap on Christmas Day!

Friday, 31 October 2014

Tricks & Treats


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13 ideas to print, create and thrill!

1 - simple black and white printables for the wall here

2 - An amazing collection of ideas and information about El Dia de los muertos and a great place to gather some spectacular ideas and free printables including three and four below.

3 - a great fun take on the russian doll garland. we love these day of the dead dolls!

4 - a free printable day of the dead playful kitten mask

5 - These are a great alternative to pumpkins on the doorstep if you've no time to carve a pumpkin and even better for the dinner table gathered together ready for some spooky stories.

6 - we love this colourful alternative to carving a pumpkin… some crayons and a hairdryer. 

7 and 8 sometimes the best ideas are the simplest, here some paper plates, some printed coloured iris's and red thread create gruesome hanging eyeballs!

9 - these free printable patterns make the perfect paper chain garland

10 - we put together this a-z of dancing skeletons which make some great free wall art

11 and 12 - mr printable's always provides some of the best ideas for games, decor and celebrations and these two free printables have kept our kids busy this week.
13 - we couldn't resist this monster colouring page inspiring next years costumes too.



Happy Halloween 



Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Fun, Frivolous and Fairytale-esque, Autumn is (ilove)gorgeous



Born from a fascination with fabric, colour, trim and little hint of sparkle ilovegorgeous  has arrived with their AW14/15 collection. It is, as always, fun, frivolous, fairytale-esque and thoughtful. 
From everyday wear to party with inspiration drawn from slogans, an icon here or there, the heyday of punk and travels to the East across to India the new collection is narrated with fabrics that take you from taffeta tall stories to tartan tales. Suggesting endless possibilities of self expression, all of course with the detail and richness that you would expect from the Maharanis of starlit style.