This year the scandinavians, and in particular Sweden, are hosting the annual smorgasbord of everything musical; from kitsch to camp to just downright weird. Still, we celebrate ‘vive la difference!’ (not sure what the Swedish translation is).
Fifty seven glorious years and hopefully many more to come. Good luck Bonnie Tyler!
Yes, you read it correctly. Baby booties made from breast milk! They’re not that practical as they can’t be worn (no surprise there), but they were made with World Breast Milk Donation Day in mind which happens to be this Sunday. Made entirely from donated breast milk, they were created by Nick Gant and Tanya Dean who are both lecturers at the University of Brighton. They made various other creations from leftover ‘waste’ products’. If you’d like to read more about the booties then you can. Here is the full article.
We’re thrilled that Jo Nesbø has released the next installment in the Harry Hole series. Here is a great article from Ingrid Harstad which includes as ‘teaser’ extract. Look away if you don’t want to spoil it!
Looking outside at the rain and putting an extra layer on whilst I do so, you would be mistaken thinking it was autumn. It’s officially British Summer Time and we’re just waiting for it to kick in.
We’re quietly confident here at FKHQ that the sun is just around the corner and when it does finally put in an appearance, we’ll be here with lots of summer goodies. Kicking off with some fab tshirts from the Netherlands. Logoshirt makes licensed tees for men, women and children with characters such as The Hulk, Captain America, Assorted Marvel Comic peeps, Che, Star Wars, Batman et al. There’s definitely something for everyone. We have some very cute Heidi tees for children along with the revolutionary himself, Che Guevara (which also comes in ladies sizes).
Gnomeville and Dala horse from Michael Miller have also been restocked and I’ve got some made up into A-line pinafores waiting to be photographed. Again, these will be available early next week.
As a an official Mancunian I suppose I should be doing a tribute to Manchester United and in particular, Sir Alex Ferguson. Wracking brain for what but I do have some lovely red jersey that I can conjure into something. It’ll definitely be a TA-DA! moment when it’s done (whatever ‘it’ is). Suggestions gratefully received!
And finally, to all your mothers, moms, mums, mams etc. I wish you all a happy mother’s day (not in the UK though as we had our mother’s day some 2 months ago). Hope you’re being spoilt rotten.
Sari Ahokainen is a Finnish designer born in 1977. Her formal education is in human sciences but eventually she discovered her true passion in designing. Sari works for companies worldwide creating fun, funky, simple yet strong designs for different products – ceramics, fabrics for Lillestoff, including sweet days and rainbowphant and more.
If you like collecting things then our site has a few collectibles for you to collect!
We have a log of new products from maileg – check out the maileg mice.
Every year Maileg has a new collection featuring these playful little mice.
Also from maileg are the maileg stuffed animals…these are really well made, high quality that have something about them.
Next we have the japanese made woodland dolls – we recently displayed these at a local fair and the childred adored them – one little girl must have come back to our stall 5 times – she kept picking them up and cuddling them, and one time she ran off with one – we didn’t stop her – it was a delight to see.
And lastly if you want something quite small to collect then the sonny angels are incredible as well as being very affordable. These little angels all have characters of there own.
When I first saw these rainbow muslins it was love at first sight. Fun, bright, practical and with endless uses.
When I had my children I always had muslins around; for changing, as an insert for my cotton nappies, after bathing, as a burp cloth, wiping up sick/poo…you get the picture. I can say with hand on heart that they made my life so much easier.
Faye & Lou’s muslins are all of the above but in colours from the rainbow. Fun, groovy and great quality cotton that is not only pleasing to the eye, but will withstand wash after wash. What’s more they come in standard and extra large size. The larger size is brilliant for swaddling, as a blanket, as a cat net, as a sheet ad infinitum! I think after sliced bread these babies are the next best invention.
One of my regular customers in the shop commented on these saying she’d been using them for 11 months and the colours had not faded and they looked as good as new. She also mentioned that the cotton was fab quality and they will not lose their shape, unlike cheaper muslins.
So if you’re looking for a baby shower gift, an addition to your hospital bag or an essential bit of kit to add to your changing table, look no further.
The original size muslins come in packs of seven.
Size – 60 cm x 60 cm
Machine washable at 40c
The extra large muslins come in a range of boy and girl colours.