Royal Ascot Scarecrows!

We did our usual walk to the end of our road to see the Scarecrows the residents have put out to entertain the traffic heading to Royal Ascot. It has become a bit of a tradition every year with all the residents going to such great effort to make all the fantastic scarecrows and collect money from people on their way to the races for various local charities. My girls, along with lots of other locals love to go and have a look at the creations. The residents did a great job yet again this year with some fantastic creations. Gave me lots of ideas for the scarecrow I will be creating for the summer holidays here at Holme Grange Craft Village, where my shop is! Apparently last year they had scarecrows representing each shop lining the driveway and we are doing it again this year!

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June 24, 2013. Raspberry Red. Leave a comment.

Trends for SS14

This is Bubble London June 2013, the children’s clothes exhibition I go to twice a year to view stock for forthcoming seasons. It took me a whole day to see all our current brands and their exciting collections for SS14 and see if there were any new and exciting brands for Raspberry Red! Manic but so much fun!




These are the industries predictions for SS14

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June 18, 2013. News, Raspberry Red. Leave a comment.

Maileg baby rattles

We are in love with these new rattles from Maileg! A pirate themed set with pirate ship and a fairytale set in a castle. There’s a pirate, captain and mermaid and a soft pirate ship. A prince, princess and dragon and soft castle.

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For our Maileg bunnies and mice there is this cute red wooden pram.


As for these adorable baby mice in matchboxes, say no more! Oh and their dummies are little heart buttons 🙂


June 15, 2013. Product Highlights, Raspberry Red. Leave a comment.

Summer spots & stripes!

It feels like Summers finally here and we have lots of fun summery children’s clothes with spots and stripes in the Raspberry Red shop! All of the outfits pictured, like most of the stock in the shop are made from really comfortable soft organic jersey cotton. Perfect for running around and playing in on a warm summers day. The softness can’t be felt on the website but we have had lots of people in the shop commenting on how lovely and soft the clothes are!
For little boys
Kitekids beach t-shirt & Kitekids stripy shorts
For little girls
Kitebaby nautical spot tunic & Kitebaby striped cropped wide legging
For older boys
Kitekids button neck stripy sweatshirt
Kitekids stripy t-shirt
For older girls
Kitekids nautical dress
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Kitekids drop waist stripy dress


Our shop is located at Holme Grange Craft Village just outside Wokingham in Berkshire (RG40 3AW) in the UK.
It is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Holme Grange is a delightful village with 20 independent businesses ranging from shops selling jewellery, crafts, kitchenware, home interiors, Italian delicacies and creative activities such as pottery painting, garment printing, painting courses and pasta classes and services such as Acupuncture and Bathroom design. There is also a lovely cafe with indoor and outdoor courtyard seating and free parking. It’s a great day out for adults and children! 


June 5, 2013. Product Highlights, Raspberry Red. Leave a comment.

Holme Grange Kids holiday activites

I decided to let my kids try out all the fun sounding activities for children that were running during the Easter Holidays where my shop is at Holme Grange Craft Village, near Wokingham in Berkshire, UK

So we first tried designing t-shirts & hoodies at i-Prints. It took about an hour and the kids got to choose their item of clothing, what they wanted printed on it, the font of any lettering and the colours to be used. They then got see their design on the computer screen, saw it printing and had to peel off all the excess pieces from the cut out. They then saw their design being pressed onto their tops and finally got to stand proudly looking at themselves in the mirror with their new clothes! We went with their cousins, so had a mix of boys and girls ranging from 5 to 12 years. They all loved it, so I would conclude a great activity to do especially if you have a wide range of ages to cater for! I quite fancied doing one for myself too!


We then tried a Pasta making class at Delights of Italy, the kids got to make the pasta mix and then learnt how to make spaghetti and tagliatelle and pasta bows. The delight on their faces when the spaghetti came out of the pasta making machine was a picture! The very next day when shopping for food the girls were asking to buy some pasta flour so they could make more at home!


Then finally they did some pottery painting at Pottery Pals. They have done this before on numerous occasions but it never fails to be a winning activity for them! Pottery Pals have an extensive array of items to choose from. My mother in law was even inspired and painted something!


The clothing printing at i-Prints and ceramic painting at Pottery Pals is available all the time, you can just drop in. The pasta classes have to be booked and run throughout the school holidays and after school. Kids (and adult!) parties can be booked with all of them.

A highly recommended, by myself and my kids selection of creative activities! Holme Grange is a delightful village with 20 shops, a cafe and plenty of free parking. It has a friendly and peaceful atmosphere, making it a nice relaxing day out!

April 22, 2013. Raspberry Red. Leave a comment.

Lots of Maileg mice and bunnies…

The Raspberry Red shop is full of delightful mice, rabbits and rattles from Danish brand Maileg!!!

Baby Butterfly bunny big sister Clown mouse Little sister mouse maileg_rattle_king maileg_rattle_princess maileg_rattle_soldier Matchbox little sister Maxi angel rabbit angela medium rose bunny Pink girl mice assorted Ted and rose teddies

Maileg is a  Danish design brand with a modern concept established in 1999 by Dorthe and Erik Mailil. The Maileg children’s collection has a unique and authentic style. All of the above are available on the Rasberry Red website plus a few more gorgeous things from Maileg.

March 5, 2013. Tags: , , , , . Brands. Leave a comment.

Raspberry Red is now a new Frugi stockist!

I am are delighted that Raspberry Red has become a new stockist for Frugi. Having used their clothes on my own children I know first hand how wonderful they are!

At Frugi they think that children’s clothes should be ‘full of beans’, just like the little ones who wear them! So, they always have rich and stylish colours for boys and girls alike, with fun appliquĂ©s and designs which reflect a child’s sense of humour.  Prints and patterns are eye-catching and will make a child stand out from the crowd.

Frugi give careful thought to every tiny little detail to make sure that their clothes are super comfy, fit brilliantly and allow children to move freely. All their baby clothes are ‘CUT4CLOTH’ which means they will fit over cloth nappies and disposables alike! The clothes are made from soft organic cotton and ethically manufactured in India, Turkey and Portugal.

These are a few of the delightful designs that we are stocking in the shop and on our website. Have a look we are stocking lots more too!

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February 19, 2013. Raspberry Red. Leave a comment.

Phister & Philina summer stock

SS13 Spring summer clothes for kids are starting to arrive! First into the shop and the website are some gorgeous items from one of our favourite Danish brands Phister & Philina. Beautifully designed with lots of bubble hems for girls and fabulous prints. We love them!

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Coral pea pod dress navy dress Mini skirt long sleeve coral dress

February 9, 2013. Raspberry Red. Leave a comment.

Childrens gifts now online

Some of the children’s toys we are selling in the shop have now been added to the Raspberry Red website. More will follow so please keep checking. The 2 which are on there now are Pebble knitted children’s toys and Powell Craft Handmade children’s toys.

Pebble Caterpillars

Pebble Caterpillars

Pebble Bear

Pebble Bear

Pebble Once upon a time unicorn

Pebble Once upon a time unicorn

Powell Craft Mr & Mrs Fox

Powell Craft Mr & Mrs Fox

Mouse House & baby mice

Mouse House & baby mice



February 9, 2013. Brands. 1 comment.

Theo Paphitis #SBS winner!

We are delighted to announce that Raspberry Red is a Theo Paphitis #SBS winner on Twitter.

Every Sunday between 5pm and 7.30pm businesses can sent a tweet to Theo Paphitis about their business. On Monday evening he then retweets his favourite 6. On Monday the 7th January 2013 Theo retweeted Raspberry Red’s tweet!

Click here to see Theo’s Small Business Sunday website.

Here’s our winning retweet….

January 12, 2013. Tags: , , . News. Leave a comment.

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