Monthly Archives: October 2018

Halloween Pumpkin Carving

BOO! Let’s get ready for Halloween with a spooktacular pumpkin carving activity.

Choose a pumpkin and use a sharp serrated knife to cut off the top of the pumpkin to make a lid. Alternatively you can purchase a pumpkin carving kit.

Using a large spoon, scoop out the seed and fibres. Also remove some of the flesh.

With a marker pen, draw a simple outline of your design on the pumpkin, we recommend doing this using a stencil. We have included some stencils below, simply click on the stencil you like and click print. Next cut out the black sections to create the stencil, then apply it your pumpkin and draw your outline.

Next use a serrated knife or pumpkin carving kit to carve your design.

When you’re happy with your pumpkin, pop a tea light inside, light it and replace the lid. Don’t forget to share your spooky pumpkin pics on our social media channels.

Have a wildly wicked Halloween!

Jakki Jones’ AW18 Top Picks

We are delighted that Jakki Jones, busy mother (alongside working in showbiz, owner of Jakki Doodles and a columnist for Smallish Magazine!) has chosen her top ten picks from the AW18 collection.
(and the jumpsuit is fab too)
I love the cut of this dress – and the vibrant colours. Pink and red are always a great combo. The sleeves on this dress make it a staple, unique piece for any young lady’s wardrobe!

Metallic jumpsuits are the easiest and most comfortable thing to wear and when you can have one as eye catching as this – its defo not to be missed. This would be a fab eye catching birthday party outfit – or just adding a bit more sparkle to the day-to-day wardrobe!


This dress is simply divine. It reminds me of a vintage piece you would have seen at Woodstock back in the day. Floaty, pretty, textured and totally unique. There aren’t many items like this for little girls, which makes it very special. I can see Riley wearing this at a summer festival next year, perhaps with some fringed boots.


Despite the name ‘festival’ dress – I just think this is an awesome seasonal dress. Especially for the Christmas season. It screams ‘party’ to me. Team this up with a feathered headband and some cool leopard print flats, probably one of my dream outfits right there.


The colour and design of this playsuit is beautiful; so vibrant. Dress up for a party or dress down to be the coolest kid in nursey. Either way – you’re winning!


Tartan – like leopard print – is another one of my favourite patterns. Tried and tested for many years – it never goes out of fashion. I’d love to mix it up with another textured item of clothing; perhaps a pink fluffy top, or even a metallic or neon pop of colour to clash and contrast.


I love a bit of bright pink– and this playful design makes it stand out and iconic. One for kids and adults to go crazy for I reckon.


Everyone that knows me – knows my huge passion for leopard print and faux fur. I always have a leopard print jacket in my winter wardrobe. It’s been one of my staple pieces for over a decade – so it would be rude not to have one in Riley’s so we can have some twinning action going on.


This jacket is so chic. Love the boho feel to it – and the teal blue colour is stunning, this definitely is one of my favourites in the collection and is one of those jackets that is a staple piece in any child’s wardrobe.


I would 100% wear these myself – if only they did bigger sizes! They are the dream. Teamed with a denim skirt or little leggings. They will complete any outfit.

Check out how Jakki’s daughter Riley has styled the Wild & Gorgeous collection.

Rainy Day Activities

1. Paint or draw

Get all your colouring books, pencils and paints out and get creative.

2. Have an indoor picnic

Lay out a picnic blanket and set out plates with snacks and drinks. Invite your cuddly toys as guests!

3. Make a moving story book

Draw an image in the same corner of the book on each page, each image should change slightly. When you’re finished flip through the pages and watch your character come to life.

4. Create a toy car racing track

Using some masking tape, create a racing track for you to race your cars around.

5. Make jewellery

You can use items like pasta, beads, paint and string to create beautiful necklaces and bracelets.

6. Make shadow puppets

Cut out various shapes on card and tape them to wooden sticks. Turn off the lights and with the help of a torch, see the shadows of your creations on the wall.

7. Make a den

Use sheets and blankets to drape over chairs and tables. To make it cosy put some cushions, blankets and cuddly toys inside.

8. Bake

Gather all the ingredients and have lots of fun baking. Then enjoy your super yummy treat after!