Alys Davis spent 14 years working for Mary Quant, starting in product design and then specialising in knitwear; becoming a mother gave her the inspiration to start designing for herself. Alys has always been interested in vintage designs and fabric and decided to use her own collection of materials to make children's clothes. She used these fabrics to illustrate children's t-shirts and the Sidney brand was born. Following on from the success of the t-shirts Sidney now produces a range of goods: hats, bags, purses, underwear and even greeting cards. They all share the original values of the brand in that they are all hand made one off pieces using vintage fabrics. Full range of products can be seen at www.sidneysidney.co.uk and SHOP at www.sidneysidney.etsy.com
Now that we are in autumn everyone is looking for things to do with the kids to celebrate this lovely colourful season. Here we have some great ideas, and they don't all involve being cooped up indoors! Get out and enjoy the cooler, fresh air and the crunchy leaves under foot - you can always return home afterwards for a hot chocolate and a snuggle
Be safe this Bonfire Night
Be safe this Bonfire Night by making sure that you, pets and your family know and follow the very important Fireworks Code. Have fun if you are going to an event or having friends and family round at home. It includes safety rules for sparklers too! You will also be able to download our Fireworks Code poster to display if you are hosting an event.