October 2011

Starting Big School

added 25th October 2011



My baby boy, my first born, started school in September, an emotional and exciting time for both of us! He is an August baby so I have been acutely aware that he is very young to be starting school and is starting off behind a lot of his school mates.

As a mum all you want is to do your absolute best for your children and being a teeny weenie bit of a control freak, I decided we needed a plan to help him as much as we can at home - first step 'Letters of the Alphabet'!

I got out our sample of Laila Hills' 'Alphabet Poster' and started teaching my son the letters and sounds of the alphabet, made all the more enjoyable and attention-grabbing by the gorgeous pictures and characters. Oh my goodness, he absolutely loves learning about the alphabet and it is definitely making a huge difference. Thank you lovely Laila for a fabulous piece of educational art!

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NEW! The Happy Spaces Fine Art Print Collection

added 14th October 2011

We are very excited and proud to introduce our new fine art prints collection to you. Available to buy online now at www.happyspaces.co.uk. Have a look through and please let us know what you think.

And here they are; the 11 gorgeous prints:

Happy Dreams by Ellen Giggenbach

Butterfly Fairy by Tea-Time Tots

Farmyard Friends by Laila Hills

Happy Friends by Ellen Giggenbach

Horace and Albertina by Sandra Isaksson

Insects and Flowers by Laila Hills

London Town by Clare Fennel

Noah's Ark by Lesley Grainger

Oswald and Oswaldina by Sandra Isaksson

Racing Cars by Clare Fennel

Robbie by Amy Underhill.

Each print is individually presented with a mount, back board and post card on the back. They are made and printed in the UK on FSC approved fine art paper.

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Happy Babies

added 7th October 2011

There is nothing we love more than a happy baby so we thought we would bring you a double dose to brighten your day.

For those of you who follow this blog regularly and have been anxiously waiting news of the arrival of Mia’s bundle of joy, here it finally is: - the gorgeous little guy, Gabriel, was born on the 7th of August. Both mum and baby boy are doing really well. Gabriel has just started smiling so I have the most adorable photo to share with you – soooo precious!

A little while back one of our fabulous artists, Belinda Strong, sent us a few photos of her beautiful baby girl, Elora, who had just started smiling. She is so gorgeous we just had to share one with you. She definitely has a twinkle in her eye – we think it’s because of all the beautiful artwork in her bedroom ;0) !

To see Belinda's collection of art click here.

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Gift giving made easy

added 6th October 2011

It's nearly that time of year again (I can't bring myself to say it yet!) so we thought we'd share with you a little something that will make your life a whole lot easier - our gorgeous gift card pack.

When you purchase a gift card we will send it to you or directly to the recipient together with a little pack of postcards and a strip of Happy Spaces stickers - all to make that special person smile!

You just can't go wrong - knowing you're giving something beautiful and unique, getting a few lovely extras, a tiny delivery charge and delivery to anywhere in the world.

So that's Christmas *oops, I said it - sorry!* SORTED!

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