Thursday, August 28, 2014

Kids room design: making progress in Willow's room

In the midst of everything,  I am slowly working on finishing the kids rooms! I've been so flat out lately that my own kids rooms have been neglected!! Yesterday I tackled some decals! I've also started anchor decals in Ez's room but they take a lot of precision and patience that I don't have at the moment, so I stopped part way through!

Even though there is still so, so much to do, I thought I would share a little bit of my progress in Willow's rom so far. If you follow the shop on Instagram (@yellowdandyshop) or Facebook then you probably have seen a couple of pictures already! I really enjoy coming up with ideas for them, and  I love the idea of them having rooms that they love! A place that is both practical (storage and all the other bits) and also just lovely, a place that makes them (and me) smile and feel great about!





Mint triangle decals girls room 
Miniwilla posters girls room

Kids room decor, girls nursery


crochet watermelon rug girls room

 Mint Triangle Decals From Urban Walls
Miniwilla Wall Prints from Yellow Dandy Shop
Watermelon Rug HERE
Jamie Kay Pink and White Cross blanket HERE
Lucky Boy Sunday cushion HERE
Mini Raindrop Cushion HERE
Rock and Pebble Pear dollhouse HERE

Her cot is a hand me down from her big brother that I painted grey, but it needs a bit of a touch up!


Friday, August 15, 2014

Pandas, Arrows and Clouds: Whistle and Flute clothing now at Yellow Dandy Shop

Whistle and Flute Panda Onesie Australia Stockist
Whistle & Flute Panda Baby Onesie 

I love Whistle and Flute clothing and I am so excited to be an Australian stockist for their awesome collection of kids clothes!! Whats cool about them is that it a family company from Canada, and everything is hand screen printed with eco-ink, which means it isn't harmful to kids skin! When I first starting dreaming about opening an online kids store I knew that Whistle and Flute were one brand that I definitely wanted to stock at Yellow Dandy!! And I didn't even know about their new Panda range at that stage! I was  especially in love their Kawaii Cloud and Ice-cream designs!

I am so excited that it is now en route to us, and it will be arriving really soon! Well, as long as something that is shipped from Canada takes. We already have it up for Pre-Order HERE  in our shop! But I can't wait for it to arrive! I have a couple of pieces picked out for my kids already!!

I hope that you love it as much as me!!
Australian Stockist Whistle and Flute Panda Tee
Whistle & Flute Panda Kids Baseball Tee

Whistle & Flute Wild Things Arrow Sweatshirt


Whistle & Flute Kawaii Ice Cream Tank
Whistle and Flute Kids Kawaii Cloud Tee



Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Easy 'Toothless' Dragon Cake

Toothless dragon ice cream cake

Ezra had his 3rd Birthday this week, and his cake request was a Toothless ice cream cake. If you haven't been introduced to the How To Train Your Dragon movies yet, then I'll explain that Toothless is the main dragon. Ez is nuts about this movie, hence the request for a Toothless cake for his birthday.

How to train your dragon cake

I have been pretty busy the last couple of weeks with the shop launching and everything that comes along with running a business from home with two toddlers, so I didn't have the time or energy for an elaborate cake making session, so I did it the easy way, But, I think it looked pretty good and the main thing was that Ezra Loved it! He was so excited when he saw the big cake and of course the dragon.There was no way I wanted to try and make a dragon out of actually sponge cake and icing, so I was secretly really glad that he'd asked for an Ice cream cake!

All I did was buy two tubs of different flavour ice creams (I bought mint chocolate chip and cookies and cream) wait for them to start to melt and then layer them in a cake tin, taking time I between to re-freeze so your layers actually work! The next day, I pulled it out of the freezer, removed the cake pan and put it on a plate, then added some Flake pieces (the small pre-cut ones that come in the little bag) around the edge, then drizzled some ice magic (I haven't used that stuff since I was a kid, so many memories!) around the edges and did a swirly pattern on the top, I crumbled some flake to make a standing pad for the dragon! I popped it back in the freezer until cake time!

We bought a Toothless figurine from Toys R Us because I am not an expert at icing creations! Plus he gets to keep the figure!

Toothless Icecream cake

Anyway, if you have a Dragon fan in your house,and you are time poo and looking for an easy cake, then I hope I could help!!

Dragon Icecream cake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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