Thursday, 4 November 2010

Belle & Boo

Last year I came across one of the most talented artists specialised in children illustrations and I immediately fell in love with her work. Well, it is simply impossible not to. With her delicate style and her candid characters, Mandy Sutcliffe won't fail to capture your heart. She creates everything from wall decals to cushions, and offers a wide selection of art prints to choose from. Belle, a sweet little girl, and Boo, her puffy tailed bunny, are Mandy's main inspiration, but they are not alone in their adventures! Many other lovely boys and girls are there to be discovered...

My favourite spot in Winter

These are two of Belle and Boo's fine art prints. They are 10 x 10 sized and come either framed or plain, and if you are in for something truly special, you won't be disappointed with their limited editions.

Happy Day mug

Donut Wall Decal

I'd love to show you all of their wonderful creations, the fabulous childrenswear, the buttons, the dolls, but I would end up with an endless post, so I will refer you to their website instead.

Much like her two main characters, Mandy is not alone either. The Belle & Boo team also comprises Kate, Tracy, Helena and Suzie. Their cooperation seems to be very successful, as they recently published the first of hopefully many more Belle & Boo's books to come. The title is "Bubbles Before Bed" and the story alternates with some crafty works. It is in fact a to-do book that children (and not only, I confess) will go crazy about.

Front Cover

One of the to-do pages

Moreover, as if all this was not enough, every item you order will be delivered at your doorstep in a carefully bespoke packaging (I know I'm obsessed with packagings, but I do think they make a huge difference).

You can also find Belle & Boo products on their Etsy shop and their everyday news on their blog.