Via Dutch online store Maus & Co I came across Terra Kids. handmade pottery from a small studio in the north of Holland. Jacqueline , who graduated from the School of Arts in Amsterdam is the creative lady behind the Terra Kids collection. It is sold in Holland, Germany and France.
Lief! (Dutch for ‘sweet’) stands for baby and toddler wear and lifestyle. Not only do they create clothes in bright cheerful colors; it also produces anything else you are likely to come across in a baby or toddler’s room: gorgeous soft toys, furniture, pillows and lamps. Lief! is a growing brand which sells online and in their own dedicated Lief! stores. You can also find Lief! in several European countries.
Another glimpse of the baby room. You see my old crib which got new fabric when Jort was born. I am really excited about the E-glue tree on the wall. It was not that easy to get it on, but I am very happy with the result. The toy box is from Ikea and the curtains and lamp as well. I am now searching for all kinds of bird accessories in the same color setting. I will keep you posted on the result!
Allison is around at Etsy since 2006 and makes these screenprints by
hand. Besides, the alphabet you will find many more prints. Skullknocker: Funny creatures made by a funny lady herself.
It is miserable weather today , so it is time to look for rain boots and other rain gear. I have often seen these boots with the handy handles but I did not know the brand. It is Washington Shoe Company / Western Chief. They originally started more than 100 years ago with work boots for the Alaska gold rush. Now Western Chief offers an enormous range, among which their fun and fanciful rain gear for kids. Their website does not provide information on where you can buy, but a Google search for Western Chief will definitely help you out.
I am thinking of buying a Like a Bike for my 2-year-old for Christmas. I see them regularly and it is amazing how fast though still controlled kids can go with it. I have heard it is the best preparation for a real bike because they learn how to balance themselves. I always thought Like a Bike came from the US, but it is actually a German invention. You will find all international dealers under 'Vertriebspartner'. I will have a look if I can find a good deal at Ebay...