Hi there, it's been a few months singe I last blogged. I've been learning lots about social networking and for this blog post I'm taking a look at Pinterest to hopefully encourage you to explore it too. WARNING ... It's super addictive!!!
As well as talking about being a mum in business, I also like to tell you fresh news and share cool clothing ideas for your children. This blog is going to combine the two!
Pinterest is one of the areas of my business that I've been building over the past few months https://www.pinterest.com/supernaturalcol/. It's great fun and suits me down to the ground because it's so visual and immediate. I've used Pinterest to find loads of great ideas to illustrate this blog, I hope you like it.
Personalising ... EVERYTHING is huge these days. Everyone seems to love wearing their name or initial or age loud and proud on their clothing.
At Supernatural Collections we've introduced lovely personalised organic boy's and girl's T Shirts and baby onesies.
(here's our cat Rocky muscling in on our shoot!)
We embellish our organic baby and kids clothing with letters and numbers from the deliciously quirky and colourful range by Jennie Maizels (she's the one who came up with the wonderful 'Clothes Plasters' - a groovy modern take on the sew-on patches so loved back in the 1970's).
We also offer Keepsake & Gift Boxes which can be personalised by slipping your favourite photo, date of birth/age or name of your baby into the cleverly designed box lid. Here's a little tutorial from me showing you just what I mean.
But if you're feeling creative, here's some really cool DIY ideas for pimping up or personalising your children's and baby clothing which I found after digging around on Pinterest.
I love these gorgeous and super simple to make letters and words from fabulous The Journals of Giddy Giddy.
I found these Custom Sand Imprint flip flops (or thongs as they say in Oz!) made by Flip Side Flip Flops on the Down That Little Lane blog .
Learn how to do felt monograming by Leana of A Small Snippet blog, you can use this technique for letters, numbers shapes, animals - whatever your creative heart desires..
I came across this dress idea by Welcome to The Mouse House blog. It's such a cool idea and one which I know my daughter would love to get her hands on!
From self confessed craftaholic Michelle McInerney of Mollymoo blog, learn how to pimp up your plimsols!
Everyone - girls AND boys - love doing running stitch. See Good Reads at Tots100 UK parent blogs which shows just how easy it is to add their name to anything.
And for those who feel a little more confident and adventurous follow FairyFaceDesigns' tutorial on hand embroidery
This idea from Baby Shower blog just makes me smile. It's so cute and a really cheap but lovely thing to do for a new baby.
Customising your jeans with fabric paint is just one of many very cool ideas from Joybobo.com.
For lots of other supa easy and fun ideas for pimping up and customising your children's clothing take a look at my Pimp Up & Personalise Your Kid's Clothing board on Pinterest.
(Here's one of our T Shirts personalised and packaged in the SuperNatural Gift Box)
Finally, I found this fantastically useful and clear blog about how to get the best out of Pinterest from Aus Mumpreneur - Mumpreneurs across the world Unite!!!
Need inspiration? It's nearly Halloween and I'd love to discuss the colour black. Have you ever automatically dressed your daughter in pink or your boy in blue? Do you wonder why such stereotypes and limiting colours are prescribed to children? My kids are now 20, 16 and 9 and I have little say in what any of them wear these days, but when they were tiny I decided that the traditional pastel baby colours, were really not for me, because the alternatives were either hugely expensive or very thin on the ground.
Today I'd like to share with you my list of 8 great ways, to dress your kids in black:
1. Angelina Jolie, not afraid of black for her gorgeous kids