Saturday, 25 February 2012

Little Lent...How appropriate, it's Heavenly Headbands

Planning for a wedding day means paying attention to the littlest of details.  From table favours, to boutonnieres, to dressing your favourite Flower girls, an eye for detail is desired.  With friends and family recently enjoying their nuptials, we have been commissioned to make bridesmaid dresses, wedding favours and accessories for flower girls.

Breaking away from the more traditional flower circle, or tiara, we now bring to you our range of Heavenly Headbands.  Priced at a Little Swans steal of £6. (and with free postage and packing for Lent, with code, LENT), all headbands are made with Liberty Art Fabric and are adorned with a gorgeous and stylish bow.

The Heavenly Headbands fit most head sizes, from toddlers to adults and can be worn for parties, weddings, or allowing yourself a bit of everyday glamour!
Mosey on over to the Little Swans Little Shop for more details and to snap up a style.

Love from,

Little Swans

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Little Swans Little Sacks

Little Swans Little Sacks are a vital component of every organised nappy bag, sports bag, weekend bag, or hand bag. 

The waterproof lining in all Little Swans Little Sacks means that keeping soiled, or damp items separate from the other items in your bag is easy.  Made with the stunning and chic Liberty Art Fabrics an starting at £9., the Little Swans Little Sacks would make a beautiful gift for a loved one or simply some retail therapy for yourself!

Little Swans Little Sack - Turqouise - £12.

The Little Swans Little Sacks vary in size as each on is individually made by hand in London, England, with most bags being sizes at approximately 20 cms in length.

Little Swans Little Sack - Millie- £9.

Little Swans Little Sack - Elysian- £12.

All of the Little Swans Little Sacks are available for sale in the Little Swans Little Shop and commissions can be taken if you would prefer the Little Sacks in any of our new fabrics.  Contact us for further information.

Love from,

Little Swans

Friday, 10 February 2012

Little Snuggly Swans

Little Swans are launching a range of Moses Baskets made in Liberty Art Fabric.  The baskets are a traditional size and shape, with a hood and small pad.  The basket lining and hood are made with Liberty Art Fabric, pictured below is Pelagia, but can be commissioned in a wide range of fabrics.  A fantastic idea for a group gift for a friend's Baby Shower, from work colleagues, or simply style-savvy parents who are keen to make sure that their baby has the most stylish start in life.

The Pelagia is priced at £95. which includes the basket.  Postage and packing is on application.

Please contact us for more information about commissions, or visit the Little Swans Little Shop to snap up Pelagia.

Love from,

Little Swans

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Little Laurent

Waterproof-backed bib made in Liberty Art Fabric Tana Lawn Laurent Pink, with a metal popper fastening, as modelled by 18 month old Ruby.  This bib is available for sale, from the Little Swans Little Shop and qualifies for free postage and packing!

Monday, 6 February 2012

Little Swans Snaps

Here are a few pictures destined for the Little Swans Little Shop, which show off our waterproof-backed bibs to their best effect.  Baby M is now fifteen months young and has been sporting his Little Swans bandana bibs since he was a couple of months old.

Liberty Art Fabric, Chilterns Tana Lawn, £10.99 and Free P and P 

Liberty Art Fabric, Turquoise Tana Lawn, £10.99 and Free P and P  

Liberty Art Fabric, Pepper (Blue) Tana Lawn, £10.99 and Free P and P  

Liberty Art Fabric, Amelia's Flowers (Blue and Red) Tana Lawn,
£10.99 and Free P and P

To purchase our bibs, visit the Little Swans Little Shop.

All of our photographs have been filtered using the Instagram application for the iPhone, a fantastic tool for creating beautiful photographs to share.

Love from,

Little Swans

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Little Snowy Swans

Like most of the country today, Little Swans awoke to a winter wonderland, with a thick carpet of snow covering the outdoors.  Memories of cold days, with feet wet from the snow melting in your wellies and gloves soaking through, to freeze snowman-making mitts.

To counteract the winter freeze, we set to with the oven at full blast to master the humble chocolate cake.  We used the following recipe, cooking the cake at 170 degrees for just over half an hour...

For the chocolate sponge, we used this recipe:
  • 175g (6oz) butter, at room temperature
  • 3 eggs, at room temperature
  • 175g (6oz) caster sugar
  • 175g (6oz) self-raising flour
  • 50g (2oz) cocoa powder
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • ½tsp vanilla extract
We sliced the cake in two and added creamy frosting to the centre and the topping, using the following:
  • 200g (8oz) icing sugar
  • 50g (2oz) cocoa powder
  • 200g (8oz) butter
  • 1tbsp milk
  • 1tsp vanilla extract

Now, this was my first foray into the world of grown-up cake making.  Fairy cakes, I can make, they pose no problems.  In fact, I learnt how to make them alongside a group of eleven year olds, so I should hope I can master them.  Grown-up big cakes have always intimidated me!  Fear be gone!  Today's chocolate masterpiece has awoken a new passion.  I fear that I will be making this chocolate wonder often and the old adage of a moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips, may be ringing in my head... 
Thankfully Lent is on the horizon, saving my muffin top from a reappearance, but for now, it's time to wrap up in the warmth, watch the snow melting outside and enjoy a slow and painless death by chocolate...

Love from,

Little Swans

P.S. Need something to warm your cockles?  Follow the link to the Little Swans Little Shop...

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Little Swans Little Shop

Little Swans are delighted to announce that the Little Swans Little Shop is now open for business!  Get ready to indulge in some retail therapy!  No queues, no car parking, no worries, the Little Swans Little Shop is stocked up with luxurious, yet durable items for babies and toddlers that are individually made by hand here in sunny snowy London.

Our waterproof-backed bandana bibs are made with Liberty Art Fabrics, tried and tested on the youngest generation of the Little Swans family.  The Little Swines and Little Teds, detailed with Liberty Art Fabrics, are already populating the smartest of nurseries across the country; we predict an outbreak of Little Swine Fever! 
Prices for our Little Swans bibs start at £10.99 and our Little Teds start at £12.

Happy Shopping to all our Little Swans friends,

Love from,

Little Swans

Little Teds

Not wanting our Little Swines to feel too lonely out there in their sty, we set off for the great outdoors and made friends with a family of Little Teds.
Daddy Keiko is pictured below.  Made of the softest wool, with Liberty Art Fabric detailing on the ears and paws, Daddy Keiko measures 30 cm in length and will make the perfect addition to any bedroom.  Daddy Keiko is pictured here in our Little Swans of London Moses Basket made with Liberty Art Fabrics.

Little Ted Daddy Keiko Bear: £17.

Daddy Keiko is a busy bear, looking after Baby Teds: Baby Fairford and Baby Keiko:
Little Ted Fairford,
made with Bamboo and Silk,
Liberty Art Fabric detailing,

Little Ted Keiko,
made with Bamboo and Silk,
Liberty Art Fabric detailing,

All of our Little Teds are available to buy in our Little Shop.  Perfect for birthdays, christenings, bahmitzvahs, Valentine's Day, any day!

Love from,

Little Swans