Dear Bunny is a wonderful little book about being grateful for the things we have, big or small.
Written by Katie Cotton and beautifully illustrated by Blanca Gomez, it tells the story of a little girl describing what makes her day so special.
A lovely relationship with her friend Bunny runs through the book as she explains how she likes mornings, why she enjoys playtime, bedtime, and all the little things in between.
It's such a gorgeous book, and definitely a must for your little ones bookshelf.
Dear Bunny is available to buy from The Wordery.
Here are a few pages from it...
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The boys and I had a few days in the Cotswolds recently, for a little mini break.
We had some grey days and some gloriously bright blue sky days,
and were very lucky the rain held off, yay!
The Cotswolds isn't even that far away from where we live so it was weird having a 'holiday' that only took a couple of hours to reach, but nevertheless, it was nice to have a break and some down time together.
We visited lots of little towns and villages whilst we were there, including Bourton on the Water, Burford, Chipping Norton, Cirencester, Stow-on-the-Wold, The Slaughters and Broadway and had many a pub lunch followed by a tea and cake stop!
Well, it would be rude not to right?
Here are a few snaps of our week...
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The next designer to be featured in Creative Quarters is Victoria Fitton...
Victoria is a freelance illustrator living and loving life on a working farm in Glastonbury, Somerset.
She studied Design at Staffordshire University which was a multidisciplinary course looking at the areas of Glass Design, Surface Pattern and Ceramics.
It was hand thrown pottery which Victoria fell in love with and eventually specialized in.
A number of years spent as a potter included selling a range of functional ware through David Mellor Design at Sloane Square and exhibiting at the V&A museum as well as Contemporary Applied Arts in London.
A move from London to the countryside and beginning a family meant a change in emphasis and all things ‘arty’ had to temporarily take a back seat.
As her three children became more independent, Victoria began to draw and paint again in spare moments.
Inspiration can come simply from everyday living; a funky piece of packaging or a walk in the countryside with Willow the dog!
Victoria is particularly drawn to the organic, ever changing forms found in nature.
And there is something about repetition that really appeals; a group of shapes or colours that share similarities, creating rhythm and movement in a piece.
With cows right outside her studio window, it is quite a normal occurrence to have to down brushes at very short notice to help out with a calf being born or some other cow related crisis!
Currently Victoria sells prints of her work upon request and intends shortly to open an Etsy shop so that she has a more visible selling platform.
She is also keen to find representation with the hope of licensing her work to a much broader audience.
She would love to one day be involved in designing a fabric range or would be equally happy designing for the children’s market in some way.
To get in touch Victoria can be found using the following links;
A classic Aesop's fable reimagined by Libby Walden and beautifully illustrated by Richard Jones.
Town Mouse Country Mouse is a story of two mice who live very different lives.
One in a bustling city and the other in the quiet countryside.
Deciding to swap their dwellings and spend time in the others environment, discovering new and unusual sights, they soon realise the true meaning of home.
"But home is where my heart is, so home is where I'll stay"
It's such a lovely, classic story, but it's really bought to life in this new adaptation by Libby Walden, and the stunning illustrations of Richard Jones, with each page full to bursting of wonderful details.
Little ones will love the rhyming story aswell as the 'peep through' pages and all the charming characters that join the mice on their adventures.