31. Mrs W Tutus

My featured business this week is…Mrs W Tutus!

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Mrs W Tutus was set up by Kate Winchurst, a Fashion Graduate with a passion for creating beautiful bespoke tutus. These stunning tutus enable anyone to look and feel like a fairy princess. The perfect addition to your special occasion, a wedding or birthday, or even just for feeling fabulous!

I absolutely love these gorgeous tutus. With a range of bright colours to choose from, Kate can create bespoke tutus to match your individual style and taste. There is no age limit on these, so anyone can feel like a fairy princess whether you’re 6 or 60!

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Are you unhappy with a petticoat you have recently bought online which doesn’t match up to your expectations? Pimp my Petticoat is Mrs W Tutus latest service. Mrs W Tutus offers a fabulous service where you can send your petticoat to her and she will add ribbon trim, custom made bias binding  (in things such as superhero print material etc), extra layers of net/Tulle etc until it’s exactly what you were hoping for! It’s an excellent service, enabling you to create something personal and unique.

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It is so important to take care of your tutu to keep it in tip top condition! They are very delicate in nature so need to be carefully looked after to make sure it keeps looking fabulous. Tutus should never go in the washing machine, and if possible a tutu should be hung up to ensure it keeps it fluffy shape! For more handy tips on looking after your brand new tutu take a look at Kate’s handy list for Tutu Care.

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For more of Kate’s stunning designs make sure you check out her fabulous gallery and gorgeous shop on her website, Mrs W Tutus! She is also on Facebook, Twitter @MrsWTutus  and Instagram @MrsWTutus

Becky at Pretty & Petit

All images from the Mrs W Tutus website.

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24. Noah’s Ark & Crafts

My featured business this week is…Noah’s Ark & Crafts!

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I found out about Noah’s Ark & Crafts whilst in Southampton visiting a new boutique concept in which small businesses and individuals hire space to display their products for sale. I came across Noah’s Ark & Crafts as one of these small businesses and absolutely loved their products.

The specialise in kitsch cushions and fun bunting. Cushions are great to brighten up plain, dull furniture and especially these which will be the most eye catching accessory in the room! The bunting available provides a great addition to any kids bedroom with a whole range to choose from.

Some of my recommendations include:

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Comic Strip Hero Cushion – £15

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Marvel Heroes Cushion – £15

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Aloha Girls Cushion – £15

Guess How Much I Love You - £10

Guess How Much I Love You – £10

The Gruffalo Bunting - £10

The Gruffalo Bunting – £10

Marvellous Marvel Bunting - £10

Marvellous Marvel Bunting – £10

Click here to visit their website and view the full range of great products available! Perfect for Christmas!

Becky at Pretty & Petit

All images from the Noah’s Ark & Crafts website. 

17. Ugly Duck Books

This week my featured business is Ugly Duck Books!

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Ugly Duck Books have recently published their new book, My Amazing Family and Me, a record book for every family regardless of the type. Published by two friends – Jesse Toksvig-Stewart and Kat Willott, the book is unique and is a completely innovative record book in the UK.

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Ugly Duck Books says: “My Amazing Family and Me is designed for alternative families and does not specify the age of a child nor the gender and status of the grown ups in their lives. It is an open record book where everyone can enjoy the fun of documenting a child’s personality, habits, characteristics and life, in whatever family and circumstances they find themselves.”

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With beautiful illustrations and the ability to record everything, I absolutely loved My Amazing Family and Me. It’s so inspirational for families and aims to send such a positive message. It also encourages families to spend time together which I feel is so important when family lifestyles are getting busier by the day!

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The book is out now and is RRP £15.99. Click here to find out more about the book and purchase your copy!

Becky at Pretty & Petit

All images have been sent from Ugly Duck Books and are from the Ugly Duck Books website.

16. The Essential Bag Company

This week my featured business is… The Essential Bag Company!

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With the Royal Baby on the way I feel this week my featured business fits the theme quite nicely! The Essential Bag Company was set up by Alexis, a mother of one (with another on the way! Congratulations!) living in London, offering luxury gifts for those celebrating a new arrival in the family.

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The collection includes Mother to Be Bags, New Mother Bags and New Baby Bags. They also offer pre-packed hospital bags, New Father Bags and Big Brother/Sister Bags, a great gift for the older sibling when the new baby arrives. The bags can be ready made or you can personalise them by selecting the products you wish to include.

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Some essential facts about The Essential Bag Company!

1) They only sell luxury gifts from brands you know and trust e.g. Petit Bateau, Rachel Riley, Aspinal of London, Charbonnel et Walker, Crabtree & Evelyn etc…

2) Instead of putting the gifts in a wicker basket or gift box, the gifts are presented in a useful, stylish changing bag (from brands such as PacaPod, Storksak and Babymel), every new parent’s must have accessory.

3) You can create your own bag by choosing the contents or you can select one of their ready made bags.

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I absolutely love this business and I think it is such a beautiful concept. The website is so easy to navigate with stunning imagery and it is easy to personalise your own bag to make your gift extra special by selecting the products you want to include. It’s so great that you can get lots of well known luxury brands all part of one combined package and the changing bags the gifts come in are so useful too. It certainly takes the stress out of gift purchasing!

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If you’re expecting a little one, or have friends or family that are and are debating a gift to get them, why not take a look at the full range on The Essential Bag Company website by clicking here! You can also claim 10% off by entering ‘PRETTYANDPETIT’ at the checkout.

Becky at Pretty & Petit

All images taken from The Essential Bag Company website.

9. The Bear and Miss Rabbit

This week our featured business is… The Bear and Miss Rabbit!

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I first spotted The Bear and Miss Rabbit via Twitter when they were promoting this fabulous Tidlo city of London train set. This is one of my absolute favourite products on the website – perhaps from being a Londoner myself! It includes a whole range of London landmarks in miniature including Buckingham Palace, London Eye, the BT Tower and the Tower of London. It is currently priced at £37.99.

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I absolutely love traditional, wooden toys and this Seedling Design Your Own Wooden Shield is perfect for any knight! It is a great “2 in 1” toy with the morning spent designing the shield using the colourful paints provided and the afternoon spent through play rescuing the princess from the dragon! It is currently priced at £17.99 in the sale.

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This cute Country Play Kitchen is perfect for those who are budding bakers! With an oven, hob and sink the kitchen also includes utensils to make delicious meals! It is currently priced at £110.

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Make the most of days when the sun is shining and get a few friends round for a game of skittles. I love this Peter Rabbit themed set which is great for encouraging hand eye co-ordination. It is currently priced at £16.99.

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For those rainy days why not invest in a couple of craft sets. These are a couple of my favourites which are under £5 and are great way to spend an afternoon!

Melissa and Doug Create a Craft Princess Magnets – Currently £3.99 for a set of 2.

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​Standard delivery is £3.99 on all orders for UK mainland delivery. Orders over £50 are delivered free of charge with standard delivery. Please allow 3 working days for delivery (although parcels are usually delivered quickly!)

To visit their website please click here.

All images are taken from The Bear and Miss Rabbit website.

All prices correct as of 16th February 2015.

Becky at Pretty & Petit

5. Fairy Nice Trading

This week our featured business of the week is…Fairy Nice Trading!

Every fairy needs a front door and Fairy Nice Trading provides the perfect solution! These are beautiful, hand crafted, fairy sized doors and each are personalised for those receiving one with miniture bunting, flowers or toadstools.Fq9WPNfuEj_zqhiy5Mj2MI-6aYw

As Fairy Nice Trading states, ‘The Fairy Door comes with a teeny tiny key attached to some co-ordinating ribbon, and a letter from the Fairies that explains how the door should be used that can be personalised for your special person.’4603988784

We’ve included some of our favourite fairy doors below. Do you have a favourite? Let us know!

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With Christmas just around the corner and as Fairy Nice Trading suggests, why not use your fairy door as an advent calendar and leave a treat outside each morning? We love the Christmas themed doors!

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Click here to view the full range of beautiful doors!

Becky at Pretty & Petit

All images are taken from the Fairy Nice Trading website.