Oliver's Granny and Grandpa bought him this beautiful book for Christmas. It captures the magic of Christmas with its row of cutout angel heads across the top of each page. I am a great believer that books should be enjoyed and interacted with from a very early age, but I have to say it was a case of look but don't touch with this book to try and preserve the angel's heads for next Christmas at least. It was first published in 1933 and I am sure it will be loved by children for years to come.
Saturday, 12 December 2009
Friday, 11 December 2009
Saturday, 21 November 2009
While we are getting things up and running I thought I would share some of the events of the last year. It has been a busy year for all within the business. But, firstly I should introduce everyone properly... The Little Blue Zebra family consists of myself, Lucy, my husband Adam, my father John (the fab illustrator) and my mother Catherine and not forgetting my sister Joanna who will be joining the business soon. My father has been illustrating children's books for over 30 years and my sister and I loved growing up surrounded by his amazing pictures. This year I had my first child, a lovely little boy, Oliver. I had no problem decorating his nursery as I was able to climb into my parents loft to get some of my father's illustrations to hang on the wall. But I thought it was such a shame that others couldn't do the same... (although not very practical- everyone climbing into my parents loft!)
Oliver loves looking at the wide mouth frog that hangs in his room and although children have been enjoying my father's books for years, he has never produced work to be hung and enjoyed everyday. This is how Little Blue Zebra was born.
Posted by About Little Blue Zebra at 14:12
Friday, 20 November 2009
Saturday, 31 October 2009
Saturday, 12 September 2009
For our summer holiday this year the plan was to borrow my parents camper and go to France for a week or two. After getting Oliver's passport sorted it transpired that the car seat didn't fit so that plan had to change. I had my heart set on going on a ferry and that is how we decided on the Isle of Wight. Ok, the ferry journey was only 40 mins but it felt like we were abroad as we were so lucky with the weather. I was also really keen to camp although the thought of being in a tent with a 6 month old wasn't so appealing. I found a great company where you could hire old airstream caravans. Ours was infact a 1951 Spartanette. It meant we had the experience of camping - waking up in a farmer's field, but with the added bonus of an oven, shower and most importantly space. We visited some great spots on the Isle and hope to go back one day - I quite fancy staying in the shack next time as the views look amazing.
Posted by About Little Blue Zebra at 16:34
Monday, 31 August 2009
I know the British can talk a lot about the weather, but sometimes there is nothing better than a sunbathed August bank holiday. This year we went to a free local music festival on the Pantiles in Tunbridge Wells. It takes place every year and aims to raise awareness of the songwriting talent in the local area.
Posted by About Little Blue Zebra at 20:21
Friday, 21 August 2009
Saturday, 15 August 2009
Some friends of ours held their annual version of Woodstock in their field this summer. It was a great day - they even had a baby tent with lots of toys, painting equipment and sandpit. Oliver enjoyed his first festival and was even on hand to help man the entrance!
Posted by About Little Blue Zebra at 21:24