Posted on 2:10pm Thursday 9th May 2013
I stumbled across this page and thought Id share,
As most of you lovely peeps come to my site looking for the little green bug himself I thought this would be a little treat for rainy days
Have a little look at the link by clicking on our friend below,
And do share any pics that you have with me my emailing me at
Posted on 11:02am Thursday 25th Apr 2013
Today, I thought I would talk about the different sizes and variations of blankets I sell here at Jellibabies
I often get asked "what is a good size"
Of course, as everything is handmade to order it is totally up to you, But here is a good rule of thumb
Our taggy baby blankets are approx 30cm square for a small and are wonderful for a handheld comforter on the go or in a car seat
or a large at 18" x 22"
Our pram baby blanket..Large enough to cover a newborn in his car seat, yet small enough for a toddler to carry around without it dragging on the ground. (18" x 22")
Our buggy/stroller baby blanket.. Slightly smaller than a typical cot blanket. Designed to cover baby in his/her stroller without a lot of extra bulk. (27" x 39")
Our cot baby blanket.. Probably the most common size found in today's baby blanket market. Perfectly sized to wrap around an infant, and big enough to use into early toddler years. (30" x 40")
Our toddler cot bed sizes blanket.. Over-sized baby blanket perfect for older children (or an adult throw). Also a great size for baby's tummy time on the floor and large enough to cover a cot bed (43" x 59")
But remember, All blankets from Jellibabies are bespoke, so you van have a small or as large as you like x
Posted on 1:05pm Wednesday 24th Apr 2013
Modern children spend just half of the time playing outdoors than their parents did when they were young, according to a study commissioned by JCB Kids to mark the launch of its Fresh Air Campaign (reported by PPS here).
Researchers found that today’s kids are more inclined to stay indoors and watch TV, play computer games and in some cases even do their homework, than go outside to play.
The study of 2,000 parents revealed that during the 1970s and 1980s when the current generation of parents were children, they enjoyed more than two hours of outside play each weekday, and a further nine hours at weekends – whatever the weather.
But today’s youngsters venture outside for just over an hour each weekday and less than five hours on Saturdays and Sundays.
Sam Johnson, spokesperson for JCB Kids, comments on the survey findings: "It is alarming the extent to which today’s children are missing out on outdoor play time which we enjoyed as children."
"Playing outdoors is so important for children – not only to help them stay active and healthy, but also to socialise with friends – and create those treasured childhood memories which we look back on so fondly. As parents we need to encourage adventurous spirit and create imaginative, and of course safe, opportunities for them to get out there!”
Cath Prisk, director of Play England, a UK-wide charitable organisation who promotes outdoor play for children and is supporting the JCB Kids Fresh Air Campaign commented: "It’s a sad reality that many kids don’t get outside to play every day anymore. Because they don’t go out, they don’t know their own communities, they don’t have as many friends in the area and they don’t have the same opportunities for fun that many of their parents did.”
It also emerged that 44% of parents wish their children played outdoors more often, with 58% saying their children don’t play outside as much as other youngsters they know and 54% seriously worrying their child doesn’t spend enough time playing outdoors.
I am an evil mummy, and I HATE the new generation tech world we live in, and I treat the technology in this house as a treat,
So mine have a limited time at the weekend as a reward,
How doy ou like to play it...
Do you have a technology structure, Or maybe even an occassional ban?
Posted on 11:39am Monday 11th Mar 2013
As we all know this is the site to come to for bespoke hungry caterpillar goodies, but this is one you can do at home!
Click on the piccy below to find out how to spend a few moments with your little one creating a masterpiece x
Good luck x
Posted on 1:59pm Monday 11th Feb 2013
Remember when you couldn't imagine anything more boring or just plain irritating than behaving like your mum, however much you love her?
It happens oh so gradually but have you noticed the similarities recently...
1. You dab at your child's mouth with a damp tissue very hard, even though you swore you would never, ever do that.
2. A homemade birthday card featuring an enormous round head and scribbled hair makes you want to weep. And when the cards come down, you save it in the drawer next to your bed.
3. Your children are talking at you and you tune out and just say: "Hmmmm.Yes, darling."
4. Swimwear shopping means a trip to M&S tummy panel control section, completely bypassing the bikini section.
5. Afternoon tea is "lovely". And a night out is always "raucous" even though you only had one glass of wine.
6. While shopping, you see a pair of trousers for your husband and you don't have to ring up your mother-in-law to ask his inside leg measurement.
7. Before going to bed, you plump up the cushions on the sofa.
8. You tell your friends what the cat/dog has been up to.
9. Silence and a good book is considered an event.
10. You go upstairs and can't remember why you went up there.
11. You open a cupboard and ask yourself out loud "What was I looking for?"
12. You ring whoever was in your bad dream to check they're OK.
13. The latest storyline about that TV doctors/lawyers/nurses drama is conversation-worthy.
14. The realisation hits you that your parents are only human.
15. You carry tissues and handcream.
16. Rather than shout back at your other half, you change the subject - even though he is wrong.
17. A night in alone leads to cooking "just something small" rather than a takeaway.
18. Alcohol makes you go red in the face.
19. You like 'comfy'.
20. You realise your mum was right that love is not about earth-shattering sex but finding someone who will let you have a lie-in while he gets up with the kids.
21. Eating out, you tut if the table is slightly dirty. Then you order a jacket potato or a salad and announce "that was delicious".
22. You have looked through one of those newspaper pull-out booklets of things you never knew you needed and want the hands-free bin bag tie device.
23. Leftovers for lunch is very welcome because at least you don't have to cook anything.
24. You stack stuff on the stairs so you can take it up all in one go.
25. You freak out if your husband said he would text when he got there and he didn't and you tell him you thought he'd had a terrible accident when he rings.
26. Discounts and bargains are revealed as an "ooh, you'll never guess what" tit-bits to friends.
27. You spend all morning doing a roast and then pick at it when it's on the table because
"you're full of it from the cooking".
28. The weather is of critical importance to deciding what to wear. And if the sun is shining, you get four loads of washing done in the morning.
29. Anyone who enters the house is offered tea, coffee, apple juice, squash, Ribena... every five minutes.
30. The highlight of your life is sports day and the Nativity.
31. Eating past 8 o'clock worries you for various reasons (putting on weight, indigestion and not wanting to be full at bedtime).
32. Every family excursion incurs a list of what not to forget, what to buy and what to put in the hand luggage.
33. You may be tired, oh God, so tired, but you never admit it.
34. Day cream is followed by night cream.
35. You notice your mother is looking like her mother (and you are going the same way).
36. When your children do something, you can't help but say: "Oh, she/he just did the same thing with their eyes that Uncle Jack does."
37. You pass wind involuntarily.
38. The garden centre is considered a 'trip out'.
39. You go into town and ask yourself "do I really need that?" and the answer is always "no". And you put it back.
40. A necklace and earrings are selected to draw the eye away from the drooping bust and bulbous stomach.
41. You show off your legs because they age much more slowly than everywhere else.
42. Your wardrobe contains a pair of shoes for every occasion, a killer dress, a sober suit and a load of classic clothes because you've worked out what hides your bad bits.
43. You wonder when television got so loud.
44. Birthday and Christmas vouchers are saved for ages and ages so you can buy something long-lasting and meaningful.
45. You look at a fresh-faced boy and think "he's going to be gorgeous when he grows
46. Someone swears in front of little ones and you flinch.
47. You'll watch Dr Who/the Champions League/CBeebies Book at Bedtime even if it clashes with the News or Corrie because you can't bear anyone to be unhappy.
48. The freezer is full to the brim, week in, week out.
49. Cooking for large numbers is second nature.
50. You can't see the appeal of Justin Bieber whatsoever.
Any i've left out? Give me your top 'wow, I'm turning into my mum' moments!!
Posted on 9:31am Monday 11th Feb 2013
Oh I has such a lovely day yesterday at Wisley. I took the lads to see the butterflies, It was GORGEOUS.
My 13 year old Joseph, who I thought would be bored beyond belief, loved it more than anyone!
My 12 year old Charlie, took some fantastic photos, he's quite a dab hand with the ole camera now,
I recommend to anyone, as as they are only there for a short time, you must go
Joseph found the cocoon box and stood there for at least half an hour waiting for one to come out... there were some that were twithing a bit.. but unfortunately... it didnt happen for him!
They are only there from 12th Jan-24th Feb sp get your wellies on and have a walk through the lovely gardens and see this wonderful glass house for yourself!
Posted on 12:06pm Tuesday 5th Feb 2013
Straight away as soon as you land On the home page of this website you know that anything is possible!
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If you are looking for personalized slogan clothing, You have come to the right place
My eyes went straight to the first category .... 50 shades of grey clothing !
What a giggle! You can choose your favorite grey ism Abd have it printed onto a hoody or a T-shirt
If your teenager has a favorite band Such as JLs, Or Jessie J, You can buy them a fantastic hoody So they can let everybody else know how much they love them too!
If you are off to an 80's fancy dress night You can pick up some neon goodies such as legwarmers tutus or hair accessories
And if you want to go traditional and just "keep calm" You have a "keep calm" T-shirt for every occasion possible
The possibilities are endless on this fantastic printing website For children and adults
With PayPal And Sage pay as their source of payment you know your financial details are in good hands
So if you are looking for that individual gift go straight to http://www.hoodsandtshirts.co.uk/ourshop/
Posted on 10:48am Tuesday 22nd Jan 2013
As a firm supporter of all things handmade, I have come across a wonderful new site on the web
This beautiful site is the brainchild of Holly Hill and she's wondefully supporting all things handmade
Jewellery, homewares ,children and more there is something for everyone
If you are planning a children's party then she has some brilliant alternatives to balloons, for children or animals that don't like them.
My wally dog starts shivering practically as soon as you open the packet!
My favorite at the moment are her blackboard pegs with chalk!
Pop over and see her shop, and keep supporting handmade and mums in business
Posted on 10:19am Thursday 10th Jan 2013
This project was inspired by The Kissing Hand book.
Every night, give a Kissing Hands to your children
One for their heart and one for good dreams.
This project is for mums to always have their children's Kissing Hands because we never know when we might need one when our children are not around!
And here's how to do it!
Every year, on their birthday, get a piece of scrap booking card, fold in half and trace your childs hand.
Cut, and glue together.
Laminate and trim
Punch a hole in the corner and hang on a silver key ring
This can be used as kissing hands OR as a reminder of how much they have grown from birth!!
Alternatively, you can paint their handprint and cut around it that way!
Either way, its a fantastic reminder of all the years gone by x
I would LOVE to see your projects so please post any pics onto my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Jellibabies?ref=hl
Posted on 11:23am Tuesday 8th Jan 2013
Straight away as I Landed on the front page of this site I could tell I was going to get some up-to-the-minute fashion
Specialising in ladies X high street and chainstore clothing, such as Jane Norman Next Top Shop and many more, you instantly know you are getting high-quality goods
With a super easy site design you can easily navigate your way through each page to find exactly what you were looking for
My eyes went straight to the clearance sale section And I feel an order coming on!
Straight forward listings in size categories makes it very easy to find the perfect item for you
With dresses, jackets, knitwear, tops and lingerie what more does a girl need in a site?
You will also find a wonderfully reasonable postage cost That you don't find on many major leading brand sites
Bright and bold Aztec design dresses to brighten up these dreary winter mornings And I loved the fur boot cuffs coming in for only £ 4 a pair
Using PayPal as it's safe and secure payment system you know that your financial details are in good hands
If you fancy a bit of posh , and are looking for the fair Isle look ,
get yourself to the store Quick sharpish at