The sun is forecast to put in an appearance again soon - hooray! After our recent hot spell, I optimistically packed away all our winter clothes and brought our summer stuff down from the attic. I love rediscovering all my dresses and shorts, fingers crossed that they all still fit! Sadly my daughters have grown out of most of their clothes and so we have started the annual shop for new summer clothes.
If you too are on the look out for some new designs for your children for the summer, have a look at the new range from Zac & Bella released last week. I caught up with Hayley from the brand to find out more about her new range and the inspiration behind it...
Hayley, the new range is looking amazing! What was your inspiration behind the designs?
"The collection was very much inspired by nature - with an emphasis on being kind to it! All garments are made from organic cotton which is proven to be one of the most eco-friendly fabrics you could possibly have your clothing made from.
"The prints I’ve used are fun and quirky, making them perfect for children’s clothing. The Narwhals print was one that my son Zac chose as he loves his nature programmes and Narwhals are one of his favourite sea animals."
"The inspiration behind the styles of clothing came from allowing children to play comfortably as well as having the practicality of easy fastenings and being machine washable! "
"I have continued to include the ever popular harem style leggings as well as adding a similar style in shorts with some fun slogan tees to coordinate. Dungarees and rompers also add a fun yet practical addition to the collection.
"The majority of the range is available from newborn to 12 years - perfect for matching sibling outfits! "
I'm sure you'll agree that the new Zac & Bella range is looking adorable. I love the seainspired designs and I know that Hayley is adding new pieces to the range this week so head on over to her website to find out more.
March has been such a strange month hasn't it? Sunshine then snow, then rain along with biting winds. It seems that every time I get a summer dress out, the forecast changes and I put my Saltwater sandals back in the box. Let's be optimistic and ignore any reports of the return of the snow in time for Easter! Bring on the blossom please!
Here is a bright and sunny collection of gifts from our talented directory makers to remind you of sunny days, blue skys and flowers in the garden...
Flower pot cake by Lolo's Cake Away.
Braided fabric knot ring by p&d designs. £14 plus postage.
Foldover mini clutch bag by Lynda Shell Textiles.
Organic clouds romper by Zac & Bella. £23 plus postage.
Floral collection from Seascape Curiosities.
Personalised icecream notebook by oh! Susannah. £5 plus postage.
Blue and mustard leather messenger bag by Pocket Pirate. £320.
April Liddell. Founder of Little Otter Markets. Lives a crafty life. Loves going for walks with her dog Betsi, listening to music, and eating chelsea buns.