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The Start of A New Year
The start of a New Year is often a time for resolutions.  Making plans, setting goals and starting to make changes for the better.  There is such expectation, I don’t know about you, but it often leaves me feeling slightly overwhelmed.  Paralysed by what I should be doing, highlighting what […]

The Start of A New Year


Print-taking & Chatter
I often wonder if people understand what I am talking about when I advertise about my upcoming print-taking events.  I mean, I’m sure many people do have an idea, as these are often very well attended.  However, I thought it was about time I actually sat down and explained a […]

Print-taking and Chatter



Shop Small This Christmas
I have decided to shop small this Christmas, and by that I don’t mean minimal gifting.  So, what does it mean to shop small? For me, shopping small means supporting local, independent businesses and brands.  As a small business owner myself this is something that is super important to me […]

Shop Small This Christmas


Christmas Countdown
Based on last year’s success I have decided that once again we will be running our Christmas Countdown campaign, starting now and running right up until Christmas.  With eleven weeks to go until the big day, if you haven’t started thinking about the Big ‘C’ and want to support small, […]

Christmas Countdown



Christmas Payment Plans
With the kids back at school and October on the horizon, it is that time of the year again.  Yep – you guessed it – Christmas! Now for some of us that word makes us get all giddy with excitement, an excuse to get shopping, wrapping and organising.  For others, […]

Christmas Payment Plans


Starting School
So this is it, the time has finally come.  It’s 7.30pm and I am just sitting down after putting my baby girl to bed.  It is the night before starting school and all day there has been a sense of change in the air.  From the moment she woke up, […]

Starting School



Life is a Juggle - Blog
  For many of us life is a juggle.  However, the Summer Holidays are well and truly underway which means the kids are home from School, Pre-School has come to an end, and we have six weeks to entertain them (mainly in the rain, may I add!!)  As well as […]

Life is a Juggle


So this is it, as I sit here and write through blurry, wet eyes, it is officially R’s last day at Pre-School.  Soon I will be taking our last walk up to the brick building that now holds so many memories and waving ‘Goodbye.’  Goodbye to all of the little […]

Last Day at Pre-School



It was only a matter of time before it happened, and I hate to say it, but the terrible twos have well and truly arrived at the IPP household!  To be honest, pre-parenthood I never really thought the terrible twos were actually a ‘thing.’  However, when N turned two only […]

The Terrible Twos


The Home of Magical Creations
As I sat at home watching Dragon’s Den on TV and having just discovered Just For Tiny People (JFTP), the home of magical creations, I instantly fell in love.  Owner and entrepreneur Effie was showcasing her magical Teepees and I watched inspired and in awe of what she had achieved. […]

The Home of Magical Creations…



Blog - Changes
So, the Easter holidays are over and it’s my girls last term at Pre-School.  I can’t quite believe where the time has gone and that soon we will be saying our final goodbye to her Pre-School to start school.  A place where she has met new friends, grown in confidence […]

Changes: School choices are back & reality hits home


How to take the perfect prints
  In over three years since my journey began with Ickle Pickle Prints I have taken many prints.  Handprints, footprints, fingerprints and paw prints.  Prints from babies as young as 4 days old, all the way up through the generations.  Here at Ickle Pickle Prints I often get asked the […]

How To Take The Perfect Prints



Blog Post: Top 10 Best-sellers of 2016
So today is the last day to take advantage of our January sale!  It’s been a looooong month but payday has arrived and February is upon us.  If you are still thinking about treating yourself or getting that perfect gift, here is ‘Part Two’ of last years best-sellers…..Now with 20% […]

Part Two: Top Ten Best-Sellers of 2016


Blog Post - Top 10 Best-sellers of 2016
As part of our reflection on a fabulous 2016, we have come up with our ‘Top Ten Best-Sellers’ for last year.  With Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day in the not-so-distant future, hopefully this will give you some ideas and inspiration for gorgeous, unique gifts.  Not forgetting our special offer of […]

Part One: Top Ten Best-sellers of 2016



New Year, Fresh Start
I’m not quite sure what happened and it all seems like a bit of a blur.  But, one minute we were working like CRAZY to get all our orders completed and sent, we were working 14 hour days to get it all done and I thought the end was never […]

New Year, Fresh Start


The 12 Week Christmas Countdown
  Now, it may feel a little early to be mentioning the ‘C’ word, and believe me, in the past I too would have rolled my eyes at the thought of Christmas this early in October.  Now don’t get me wrong, I’m no Scrooge, and I have always loved Christmas […]

The 12 Week Christmas Countdown



Handmade Vs Engraved: What you need to know when making your choice
  Here at Ickle Pickle Prints we work hard to offer our customers choice.  The chance to choose between a wide range of products, designs and styles, to help create something truly unique – that’s right for you.  However, with choice come decisions (lots of them!) and the difficult task […]

Hand-made Vs Engraved


So Many Milestones, So Many Precious Memories
Now I don’t know about you, but I class myself as a bit of a hoarder when it comes to keepsakes.  Special Birthday Cards, Christmas Cards from loved ones, Anniversary cards….the list goes on.  I keep them all!! How can I possibly choose which ones to throw away?  And now […]

So Many Milestones, So Many Precious Memories.



The Dream, Our Vision, Our Reality
    (Photograph by: Honey & Oats Photography) It’s been a long time coming, but it’s finally here. Our very first Ickle Pickle Prints blog, to go with our new, shiny website.  So what better place to start than to tell you a bit about the face behind the business, how […]

The Dream, Our Vision, Our Reality