Belle & Boo

I’m going to begin this blog with one of my very favourite illustrators. Mandy Sutcliffe is the talent behind Belle & Boo: a collection of artworks named after two of Mandy’s favourite creations. Belle is inspired by Mandy’s own childhood and Boo is Belle’s furry bunny companion. Her work is a beautiful blend of vintage and contemporary. The clothes her creations wear, the colour palette and the activities shown in the illustrations have a lovely sense of nostalgia; playing at pirates, climbing trees, constantly being outside… it’s the childhood I had and one I hope my children will have (rather than being indoors playing games consoles).

However, despite the illustrations being very reminiscent of a vintage era they still come across as very contemporary and would be perfect for your little one’s nursery or bedroom. Like with many things I’ll be showing on this blog they’re also perfectly lovely for an adult too: me and my Mum both own a Belle & Boo print!

Pretty products

Mandy has created so many gorgeous prints suitable for both boys and girls:

Belle & Boo

To complement the prints, the beautiful world of Belle & Boo has also made it on to homewares…

Belle & Boo

… and the cutest clothes:

Belle & Boo

I want that coat in adult size!

I absolutely love this book with activities for your child:

Belle & Boo

And with Christmas coming up I should point out there’s a whole load of lovely Christmas cards and funny ‘Little Madam’ decorations (that can also double up as tooth fairies due to a handy little pocket on the back!)

Belle & Boo

Special editions

And if you’ve happened to fall in love with Belle & Boo as much as I have then this limited edition box set is well worth a purchase:

Belle & Boo

Created for Anorak magazine, Mandy called upon her friend and writer Victoria Williams to write a lovely poem to accompany the illustrations of one of Belle & Boo’s adventures.

Dress-up doll

My absolute favourite, however, uses not only a nostalgic illustration style but is nostalgic in itself… a paper doll! I so loved paper dolls when I was a child. My Mum had some amazing ones from her own childhood and I loved repeatedly redressing those dolls. In my opinion, all little girls should have paper dolls at some point, even better that they’re this adorable:

Belle & Boo

Wrap it right

If you decide that a Belle & Boo product is perfect for your little one or a friend or even for you then there’s a whole host of pretty papers, tapes and tags to finish off that gift in Belle & Boo style…

Belle & Boo

Awesome images courtesy of Belle & Boo

Just all so adorable!

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Vendor Details:
Belle & Boo website
Belle & Boo blog
Belle & Boo Etsy shop
Contact Belle & Boo
Phone: 07585 270760

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8 Responses to “Belle & Boo”

  1. Jennifer says:

    Absolutely gorgeous creations – I wish my ‘kids’ were young enough to appreciate!

  2. Antonina says:

    Loving those – thanks for sharing. Off to explore their website and buy some wonderful goodies!!

  3. debbie says:

    Jennifer – just treat yourself :) I did! Enjoy shopping Antonina! I was so tempted to buy lots when I was writing the feature but managed to be sensible :)

  4. Now you don’t want to be sensible Debbie! Thanks so much for including us on your fab blog!

  5. debbie says:

    Ha! When I have some spare money I’ll be back :D

  6. maria andros says:

    I found your blog on google and read a few of your other posts. I just added you to my Google News Reader. Keep up the good work Look forward to reading more from you in the future.

  7. Daniel says:

    great post, thanks for sharing

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