FUSSY BIRD TURNS 1!
Happy birthday to us! Has it really been a year since Launch Day?
Wow. We can hardly believe it, but it’s been a whole 12 months since we launched our Online Magazine For The Small & Stylish. Our little hub of cool clothes, stylish homeware, gorgeously made toys and gifts and anything in the world of small people that makes us go ‘ooh’. Our way of sharing with you the beautiful new children’s brands who’ve caught our eye and introducing you to some inspirational mums who combine business with the madness of motherhood.
It started off with Lucy D and I discovering original pieces and mixing them up with the tried and trusted favourites, and surrounding ourselves with beautiful things that make us smile, even when we’re on our eighth load of washing. And then we realised it would be silly keeping all these lovely finds to ourselves, and so the idea for Fussy Bird was born. Living with children doesn’t mean we need to lose our sense of style, after all, and we decided that by following the formula of QUALITY + JOY, even the mundane can be made marvellous.
And within our categories of Style Bird, Home Bird and Busy Bird, and by sharing with you the Brands We Love and interviewing some fab mums in our Spotlight features, we hope we’ve brought you a year’s worth of good reads and gorgeous buys. So as a celebration of our first birthday, you can shop the first 12 months of Fussy Bird right here, with a product from one of our favourite posts for each month. You can even take a look back and read the posts each product originally featured in. Enjoy!
LP & LD xx
From November Home Bird: Rain Cloud Home Buys
From December Busy Bird: Christmas Gift Guides For The Girls
From February: Bookshelf Smallprint Special
From March Busy Bird: Easter Fun
We've already detailed our joy over the new-season bounty in Into Autumn for the girls. Soft knits, cosy hues of mustard and plums, snuggly accessories - we're all in. Conker season is traditionally a time of Good Clothes and wrapping up stylishly (you've seen The September Issue, right? It's the same for kids in our eyes). And there are some fantastic new lines for the boys, too.
Forget seasons of mist, it's all about the season of musts this autumn, as in what we must have for their wardrobes. And yes we do love collecting conkers and kicking through crispy leaves and smelling bonfires in the air on the walk home from school, but we also love all the fab new-season collections. Bring on the soft knits, cosy tights and the warm russets, mustards and plums of autumn...
If you've been watching Stranger Things on Netflix (and if you haven't, seriously, where have you been? Cancel everything and binge-watch the first season now - since its release this summer Netflix has already commissioned a second series, airing in 2017) you'll know that the dorkiest coolest kids in town at the moment are Mike, Lucas, Dustin and Will. Their Goonies meets E.T. meets Stephen King sci-fi adventures have fuelled an '80s nostalgia trip thanks to the show's near-perfect recreation of the era, and our sartorial eye has been on the detail for their retro apparel.
The new term is well under way, and we're just about getting our heads around which day is PE day, when the after-school clubs are, homework, lunchboxes, shoe-polishing and knotting a tie once again. But as smart and lovely as they look in their uniforms, it's always nice for them to have some comfies to throw on when they get home and can concentrate only on stuffing their faces and zoning out in front of Octonauts.