This is a simple idea which has been very neatly executed: Glory Daze make bags, and decorate the front panel with the fabric of your choice from their extensive gallery (my personal favourite is the 'retro' section, seen above).
Choose from four models of bag, including the 'mama tote' - that's the bag you see top right - perfect for the pushchair handles with several pockets and an option of extra plastic coating for durability. Aussie and U.S. readers are both catered for, the latter through Etsy.
Quick Brown Fox of Dulwich, London, don't do duvet covers, which is a shame from my point of view, because that is what I was searching for when I came across them. But they do do a couple of things really well: cot and cotbed sheets - in designs you simply won't see elsewhere.
They also have a line in quality sheets for Bugaboo carrycots, and fabric stickers for the nursery wall (how about the design below for all you Twitter-loving parents?). Duvet covers? Coming shortly, apparently, and I, for one, can't wait.
Not exactly a brand new idea, but rather, a combination of two old ones, the Buggyboot is effectively a large bag and a buggy-board.
The idea is that you can pack the bag with shopping or whatever else you need to take around with you - but rather than tipping up the pushchair when you hang it on the back, it balances on the wheeled board.
You can switch things around and have your toddler on the board and the bag on your shoulder when required. I'm not 100% sure I'm convinced - and I haven't seen any in action yet. How about you?
Anyone remember the colour-in skirt we featured a year ago? A skirt might be a daunting project for a pre-schooler - and there is a lot of it -so why not start easy with a smaller project like these colour-in bags from the same company, Kakara of Finland?
What makes them even nicer is that they are a joint project between a mother and her daughter (presumably the daughter drew the pics and the mum designed the bags). Choose between this sweet kitty and a slightly more menacing octopus.
My husband is the one who found this interesting Peekaru fleece baby carrier cover at Mom 4 Life a few weeks ago. As a mom who has recently re-joined the Baby Bjorn/Ergo Carrier ranks, I can absolutely see the value of this product on a practical level. It's a pain to tuck a blanket around baby's legs or to have to purchase a specific cover for a specific carrier (and if you're like me, you alternate between carriers to evenly distribute the aches and pains from one's back to one's hips). And in the winter, forget trying to find that maternity coat you've tucked into storage which would surely cover both you and babe.
The Peekaru seems to eliminate this quandry. Simply strap baby to your body, throw on the vest designed to cover you both, and go from there. Eco-friendly? Yes (made of 85% recycled materials). Practical? Absolutely. Pricey? A bit ($75 available here). Fashion forward? Unlikely.....
via Twig and Thistle
Inklore is one of my absolute favorite Etsy shops. Sam's hand block printed towels, pillows, bags, and buckets are to die for. Yeh, I'm talking about for me (for a change)! But she does make some beautiful and really fun items for the kids as well. My favorite is this colorful, canvas growth chart. Made with antique wood block numbers, it features handy grommets for easy hanging and comes in a cool, metal keepsake box. The prints have been cured to set the ink, so this chart is actually washable! Best yet, if you move, you can take it with you. Be sure to check out Sam's other childhood creations too, including some adorable onesies and this wonderful linen tote bag created for Sam's own daughter, Sarah. The perfect example of sophisticated pink!
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These baby blankets are beautiful, yes? 33"x33" square, padded and oh so cozy, these floral patterned blankets, available at Pomme NYC, would make a cheerful little playspot for baby.
The simple cloud shapes on this child's blanket from Swedish shop Hem & Fritid just absolutely work as a pure and innocent graphic design for a good old baby-snuggle. It also comes in pastel pink or olive green, but why mess with the obvious when this deep dark blue works so well?
270 Swedish Kronor, which translates to approximately $US 34.00.
The cool thing about these Moop bags is that they are made with admirable values in place. So I really feel good about supporting them. Also, the bags are all made to order, so well designed. I'm taken with the Bookbag for kids, albeit 12 and up. Super colors, perfectly proportioned and thought out.