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Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Little Boden Girl

We're big fans if Mini Boden here at minis fashion file. We've been itching to wear a few of our new spring summer pieces.
Mini loves her new polka dot bright yellow shorts with cute heart pockets on the bottom and I love her striped Breton mixed with the postcard print skirt. And their shoes are fab. Not expensive and a great choice of summer sandal. The perfect outfit from top to toe.

Friday, 4 April 2014

Ibiza in spring

We are back in ibiza again but this time it's spring. And it's quiet. The roads are empty, the beaches deserted and the restaurants closed. Brilliant.
So our days are filled with skimming stones on our favourite beach at Cala Carbo, making paper fighter jets and building tents.
Idyllic bliss.

Ibiza in spring 2

Ibiza in spring 3

Little Ottilie is growing fast and loving the fresh air and sunshine. It's also been fun for me to get some of minis old summer clothes out of storage as well as dressing her in a few if the Gap Paddington bear pieces I picked up.
Tom is also enjoying the fresh air, especially in the morning when I rope him into some yoga. Check out his crow pose. Pretty impressive!

Ibiza in spring 4

My friend and fellow blogger Jemima from 'Musings from a London Mum' posted a pic of herself in a pair of Primark dungarees. Well I was hit by a sudden urge to get a pair. What an earth was wrong with me?
Well, Jemima looked fantastic in them and it gave me the confidence to head down to Oxford st and try a pair out for myself. Needless to say they had sold out so I didn't give up and headed straight into Zara. E voila. I took them away and wore them on holiday. Posting my own pic on Instagram too, garnering a few likes to boot. And surprisingly I haven't taken them off.

Friday, 28 March 2014

Happy Hat

Last day of term and time for Mini's Easter Hat Parade. But hey this is Strawberry Fields and no ordinary hat walk but an all singing all dancing catwalk. This year's theme was your favourite pop song and ours was Pharrell Williams' Happy from the film Despicable Me 2. So our starting point was yellow and everything that makes us happy. Like bunnies and bees and little baby chicks and glitter of course!
So first stop was Poundland. That fantastic mecca of all things cheap and cheerful. There we bought the fake flowers, the straw hat, ping balls, polystyrene eggs, fuzzy baby chicks and bunnies. Then we went to Cass Art our favourite art shop and picked up a cardboard mask, yellow and gold spray paint, gold glitter and colourful pipe cleaners.
Next step was spray painting everything!
We glue gunned our mask to our hat (its my favourite toy - no creative mum can last five seconds without a glue gun) and then glue gunned just about everything to the hat. flowers, bunnies and chicks. while we attached a few of them to pipe cleaners so that when Mini walked they would bounce up and down. We also coated our eggs and mask in PVA glue and then dusted with glitter.
we cut out stripes and wings from sticky backed foam for the little buzzy bees and stuck them onto spray painted garden wire and added crazy googly eyes from our favourite on-line craft store yellow moon
Et Voila!!! The finished Happy Hat

Mini walked the catwalk with grace, poise and a lot of confidence and closed the show with her Easter showstopper.

A little twirling is always a must

And our very own Happy Hat girl complete in her bee costume.

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Red hand gang

Mini was decked out in her Little Bird by Jools range from Mothercare. Its so seventies, right up my street. Their t-shirts are super soft and come in candy stripes as well as photographic prints of blue birds and shooting stars. Mini paired her t-shirt with matching knee socks and belt all worn with her Stella McCartney denim a-line skirt and Hello Kitty Key. So Seventies in fact she could have stepped right out of my favourite show The Red Hand Gang.
Phin and Mini got a special treat on Sunday when they visited the pop up fair ground at Shepherd's Bush Green. They went on every ride and waved and yelped with utter glee.

And even got to eat blue bubblegum ice cream!