Pants, undies, briefs, boxers, knickers … What do you call them?

It was recently brought to my attention that there is a difference between boys and girls pants. Really? In a post here by Emily at she highlights the common differences between boys and girls toddler underwear. Beyond the obvious of girls clothes are pink and boys clothes are blue, typically boys have a much […]

Christmas Shopping and in-stock items

Yes it is time to embrace the C word – CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!! I love Christmas and am currently in discussions with dear husband about how soon we can put up the tree. He says the first weekend in December, I say now! If you are looking for fun and functional kids clothing then look no further. […]

The Handmade Fair part two! Busy Little Bee

The Handmade Fair (part 2)

The Handmade Fair (part 2)Did any of you make it to The Handmade Fair at Hampton Court Palace?   I headed down on the Sunday and can thoroughly recommend it as a great day out. Obviously the prime attraction was Katie and the Busy Little Bee stand Katie and her family traveled from France and […]

The Handmade Fair 2016 featuring Busy Little Bee!

The Handmade Fair 2016 featuring Busy Little Bee

Kirstie Allsopp presents The Handmade Fair 2016 – 16th to 18th September at Hampton Court Palace. Only two weeks to go until this years Kirstie Allsopp’s The Handmade Fair 2016 at The Green at Hampton Court Palace! Guess what? Busy Little Bee will be there! Stand E23a in the East Shopping tent! Now in its third […]

The C word…

… CHRISTMAS!!! It’s fast sneaking up on us! Who’s been planning/buying already? Nearly done? I haven’t even started! Izzy Bee has 2 outfits sorted already since I was asked to sew up these gorgeous strike offs from The Fabric Geeks! I think this is my ultimate favourite romper for IB! I love the unique BLB bow […]

Ten (10) question with ….. Katie Baldwin, Owner of Busy Little Bee

Afternoon All, It is a very wet June here in Nottingham, so to brighten up the day I have posed my top ten most devious/interesting/obscure/silly (delete as appropriate) questions to Katie. For those of you who are wondering who Katie is – she is the owner of this fabulous business and creator of all the wonderful […]


Hello, hello, hello! So I thought it was time I actually introduced myself – whoops, probably should have done that as my first post! I’m Jo and Busy Little Bee’s new(ish) blogger. Recently Katie put out a call for Brand Reps, Brand Enthusiasts and a Blogger. As much as I am a brand enthusiast my […]


In the garden

Are you getting your 5 a day? [Fruit and veg] Spring is definitely in the air and that means the family and I can get outside more. We moved house last autumn and recently I have been lucky enough to get a new greenhouse. The plan is to grow (lots) of healthy fruit and vegetables […]

Favourite makes: It’s all about the dresses

Time for a round up of some of my favourite Busy Little Bee makes so far this year. For me the last quarter has been all about dresses. I think it is the versatility they offer from practical play clothes, to easy wearing work wear, and over the top flouncy princess dresses. Or maybe it’s just […]


How to …….. remember your CSP absorbency

Do you have a carefully organised CSP (cloth sanitary protection) drawer with lights at one end carefully categorised through to nights at the other? Or, are you like me – periodically organising your CSP stash, but most frequently just chucking them in the drawer when they are washed and dried? So when the time comes […]