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Ways To Get Outdoors This Fall!

Let’s get the kids away from the TV and the gadgets and get them outdoors! Don’t let this colder weather keep them in, or the thought they might get ill. In fact, according to the National Institute of Infectious Diseases there is no evidence that exposure to cold weather causes the common cold – so bundle up and get out there!

We have put together an array of fun ways to get the kids excited for being in the outdoors.



Scavenger Hunt

Why not head to the local park or to the beach and create a list of items your children can look out for to find and collect. If you have children that can’t read, why not use images to show what they need to find. Get them interested in the world around them by encouraging them to really notice their surroundings.

Why not then take the items you have found home and create some form of artwork with it – a collage, paint a stone, make an animal- a castle whatever their hearts desire using woodland items? They could then maybe take their creations to school for show and tell!

Check for local events

National Trust or woodland centres provide special activities throughout the year. So check your local newspaper or county website and checking what they have going on!

Enjoy your own outdoor Olympics

Creating your own outdoor Olympics could be lots of fun for the whole family as well as getting them moving and active. Who can win the 100m sprint to the beach? Obstacle course at the park? Who can throw the furthest? Get your children to come up with ideas for races or events and celebrate the winners of each event. (You could get medals from most pound stores or the party section in the Supermarket)


Geocaching is a great way to explore new areas and find some treasure. The idea is to download co-ordinates where the treasure is located and use a GPS device or mobile to locate it.  The treasure is usually a small container with a log book to sign to say you found it and if you’re lucky some contain little toys (Swaps) to take away!

Plant a garden

Gardening is a great family activity. That can help teach children about life-cycles, pollination and nutrition, just to name a few! Whether it’s in your own yard or a community garden – why not plant a garden with your child. One to benefit humans and wildlife.

Build a fort

No batteries, no instructions just a load of fun and satisfaction! Bushes, trees, blankets, cardboard boxes. Let your child’s imagination run wild! Why not have a picnic inside when all the hard work is done?

Go Berry Picking

Why not take the kids berry picking? Whether that be finding what you can on a walk or going to a berry farm. It can be lots of fun and when you get home to cook up a nice scrummy treat together with whatever you find – like a nice fruity crumble or pie!

We’d love to know how you encourage your little ones to get outdoors! Whether you’ve tried some of the above or have other ideas. Leave us a comment below 🙂


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~ NEW IN ~ Charming In Check

How sweet are our new checked dresses? With stunning collar detailing, lace trimmed hem & 100% Cotton. All with matching hats!

Choose between our green and red dresses with lady bird design, our bumble bee in yellow and checked butterfly in navy blue.

The trickiest part is picking between the 4! What style would you choose?

Powell Craft x

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Back to School with Powell Craft


Lets’ get the kids happily back to school! Shop our range of perfect back to school items:

For Boys

We love all our boys rucksacks and lunch bags!

Sweet satchels and pencil cases also available!

Keep them warm – Shop our stylish range of Boys rain macs.

Lots of lovely prints to choose from!


For Girls

Ballerina Rain Coat

Daisy Rain Coat

Owl and Pussycat Rain Coat
View our girls rain mac range here


We love our pretty pony print – View all our Pony Range here


Send them off in style!

With love from Powell Craft x


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Jolly July ~Our Monthly Favourites~

“Far up in the deep blue sky.

Great white clouds are floating by,

All the world is dressed in green,
Many happy birds are seen,
Roses bright and sunshine clear,
Show that lovely July is here.”
By F. G. Sanders

 ~ Mindful thoughts, fashion, creative inspiration this July from us here at Powell Craft ~





Nautical Pinafore Dress

Mixed Floral Pinafore Dress

Birds of Paradise Strapped Pyjamas

~ Make time to be creative  ~


Go outside, grab a sketchbook and make art!

Art can be very therapeutic and an extremely relaxing activity. Even if you claim you didn’t get the ‘artistic gene’ everyone has their own way of expressing their creativity- and what a better way to soak up some sunshine!

Get the kids out too! Maybe go to a castle or for a walk in the forest and make stops to draw what you see and then compare your masterpieces!


Jodie Nightdress

Pirate cord dungarees

Blue Floral dress with lace trims


We are loving all the gorgeous recipes over at GREEN KITCHEN STORIES

Both their blog and published cook books are filled with divine, healthy, fresh eats!

We love their grilled BEET BURGERS! Perfect when hosting a nice BBQ.

J ump for joy

U plift others

L ove yourself

Y ou got this

We hope you all have a glorious summer 

  • – Powell Craft x
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Marvelous May ~Our May favourites~

“May the sun bring you energy by day

May the moon softly restore you at night

May the rain wash away your worries

May the breeze blow new strength into your being

May you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life” -Apache Blessing

May is here! Time to get our those picnic baskets and checked blankets.

We hope yours is filled with lots of fun and joy!


Our gorgeous knitwear from our Bumble Bee range is now available online

Perfect shades of sunshine yellow detailed with our super sweet Bumble bee and honey pot design.

Our lovely Bumble bee cardigan

Our sleeveless jumpsuit & pram coat 

See our full knitwear range here

More styles and products on our Bumble Bee range launching on the site soon!!

~Judy Nightdress~

Sleep pretty in our stunning sleeveless nightdress with pintucking, embroidered flowers and lilac ribbon tie- perfect for these warmer nights.

~Elderflower Cordial recipe~


Makes about 2 litres

  • About 25 elderflower heads
  • Finely grated zest of 3 unwaxed lemons and 1 orange, plus their juice (about 150ml in total)
  • 1kg sugar
  • 1 heaped tsp citric acid (optional)


Place the flower heads in a large bowl together with the orange and lemon zest.

Bring 1.5 litres water to the boil and pour over the elderflowers and citrus zest. Cover and leave overnight to infuse.

Strain the liquid through a scalded jelly bag or piece of muslin and pour into a saucepan. Add the sugar, the lemon and orange juice and the citric acid (if using).

Heat gently to dissolve the sugar, then bring to a simmer and cook for a couple of minutes.

Use a funnel to pour the hot syrup into sterilised bottles. Seal the bottles with swing-top lids, sterilised screw-tops or corks.


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Have a blissful month of May.

Powell Craft x

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Easter & Spring Delights

Spring has finally sprung and we are bouncing for joy!!

With the sun shining, its finally time to slowly dig our more summery wear out from the wardrobe- which is always a personal joy! It is also almost time to get the egg baskets out and Easter bunny ears on, as Easter is just around the corner!

In need for some Easter ideas??

Keep reading for some fashion inspiration, gift ideas, d.i.y & more..

Powell Craft Easter fashion inspiration and gift ideas

~Bouncing with the bunnies~

Our adorable hand knitted rabbit dress

White cotton rabbit dress with utterly gorgeous puffed short sleeves with an imperial collar and vintage inspired rabbit embroidery.

Sweet little rabbit house and mini rabbit toy set

~Fun at the farmyard~

Boys farmyard tank top and knitted blanket

Farmyard toy storage bag

~Egg-cellent with eggs~

Serve up in style with our gorgeous dingly bell porcelain egg cups and holder

Why not try out these natural food colourings for colouring your Easter eggs this year?

How to Make Naturally-Dyed Easter Eggs

Makes 1 dozen eggs

1 dozen hard-cooked eggs, room temperature, or white and brown eggs, preferably not super-fresh
4 cups dye liquid made from any of the following:

  • 1 cup chopped purple cabbage per cup of water — makes blue on white eggs, green on brown eggs
  • 1 cup red onion skins per cup of water — makes lavender or red eggs
  • 1 cup yellow onion skins per cup of water— makes orange on white eggs, rusty red on brown eggs
  • 1 cup shredded beets per cup of water— makes pink on white eggs, maroon on brown eggs
  • 2 tablespoons ground turmeric per cup of water — makes yellow eggs
  • 1 bag Red Zinger tea per cup of water— makes lavender eggs

1 tablespoon white vinegar per cup of strained dye liquid
Neutral oil, such as vegetable or grapeseed

Pour the amount of water you need for the dye you’re making into a saucepan — you can make 4 separate batches of different colors or 1 large batch of a single color; follow the ratios given above for each ingredient to make more or less dye.

Add the dye matter (purple cabbage, onion skins, etc.) and bring the water to a boil. Turn the heat down to low and simmer, covered, for 15 to 30 minutes. The dye is ready when it reaches a hue a few shades darker than you want for your egg. Drip a little dye onto a white dish to check the colour. When the dye is as dark as you like, remove the pan from the heat and let the dye cool to room temperature. (I put the pot on my fire escape and it cooled off in about 20 minutes.)

Pour the cooled dye through a fine-mesh strainer into another saucepan (or into a bowl then back into the original pan if that’s all you have). Stir the vinegar into the dye — use 1 tablespoon of vinegar per cup of strained liquid.

Arrange the room-temperature eggs in single layer in a baking dish or other container and carefully pour the cooled dye over them. Make sure the eggs are completely submerged.

Transfer the eggs in the dye to the refrigerator and chill until the desired colour is reached. Carefully dry the eggs, and then massage in a little oil to each one. Polish with a paper towel. Store the eggs in the refrigerator until it is time to eat (or hide) them.

(Recipe from the

~Spring wreath making~

Why not get creative and make your home look gorgeous with a homemade spring wreath – super cheap and simple to make.

Below are some amazing spring wreath ideas to get your creative juices flowing..

~Happy Easter all~

We love hearing from you!

Comment below your Easter/Spring D.I.Y ideas or tag us #powellcraft on social media.

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Beauty and the Beast Launch 2017

Here at Powell Craft we couldn’t be more excited about the new Beauty and the Beast premiere!

Get the look… Powell Craft style!

Be like Belle in our sweet Lemon Gingham dress with lace trims and hem and waist tie,  and our Blue floral dress with lace trims… truly gorgeous!

Add character to your home with our Dingley bell porcelain cup and saucer and Dingley tea pot set like Mrs Pots and Chip!

Be bold and bright like Gaston!

In our red hand knitted train pram coat with crocheted train and tracks, contrasting trims and collar and smart crocheted buttons.

Have you seen the film yet??

Let us know what you thought of it in the comments below 🙂

Have a magical day,

Powell Craft x


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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

“The art of Mothering is to teach the art of living to children” – Elaine Heffner.

~ Make Mother’s day extra special this year ~

Take a look into our gift guide to find the most perfect gifts she will love and watch her eyes sparkle as she unties the ribbon..

~ Our Lace Frill Apron ~

Treat your Mum to our gorgeous cotton apron. With pretty lace frills round collar and front pockets. Finished off with a bow.

~ Elizabeth Night Dress ~

Our delightful long sleeved night gown with a flattering neckline, lace trims and elegant silhouette.

For love of Lavender

~ Frilled Heart Sachet~

The Lavender flower symbolises love and devotion- share some aromatic heartfelt love with our luscious lavender sachets, with lilac ribbon and rose detail in a stunning heart shape with scalloped edging… pure bliss!


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Coconut Flour Pancake Recipe

Pancake day has now passed, but why not make pancake day EVERYDAY!

With our healthy but utterly delicious- super quick and simple coconut flour pancakes.

They make a lovely hearty filling breakfast and will keep you full until lunch time!

Serve them up fancy on our gorgeous porcelain plates.

Check our full range of kitchen & dining here.


4 eggs

1 cup of milk (cows milk or any plant based milk)

2 tea spoons of vanilla extract

1 tablespoon of honey

1/2 cup coconut flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon of sea salt

1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil or butter

Add whatever toppings you desire. We love the mix of fresh blueberries, gogi berries, shredded coconut flakes and honey.


  1. In a small bowl beat eggs until frothy for about 2 minutes. Mix in the milk, vanilla and honey
  2. In a medium-sized bowl combine the coconut flour, baking soda and sea salt and whisk together
  3. Then stir the wet mixture into the dry mixture until a beautiful thick consistency
  4. Heat a small pan over a medium-low heat with either your coconut oil or butter. Ladle a few table spoons of batter into the pan and spread lightly using the back of a spoon. The pancakes should be 2-3 inches in diameter and fairly thick.
  5. Cook for a few minuets on each side, until a lovely golden brown colour and flip and cook for an additional 2-3 minuets.
  6. Et voila- ready to serve. Add all the toppings you desire.

Enjoy x

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~Feel Good February~ Our February favourites

~ Lace, flowers, LOVE, joy, antique white, buttons, shades of musty rose, joy ~

February is such a wonderful time for love, to rejoice and share with our loved ones. With Valentines day and leaves slowly starting to turn green, its a time for lots of things to begin to blossom.

Here are a few of our favourite things this month..


~ The intertwining cold freshness of winter and the earlier sunrise and awakening of spring ~

We are loving our Trafalgar porcelain range especially against the French mosaic table top. In stunning fresh blue and white- the perfect must have to any country home.

Fancy some D.I.Y? Why not create a sweet mug shelf and have your favourite Powell Craft set arranged with tea cups, side plates, one of our tea pots and our porcelain mugs hung up on cute pegs? See below for some rustic design inspiration..

See our full range of porcelain here

We love the jar and fresh flower combo ~ for a sweet country look for the home.

Why not pick youself some fresh flowers on your way home or treat yourself to a bunch at the florist… you always deserve some self love! Arrange them nicely in a jar and pop them in your favourite place in your home.. simple pleasures are the best!

Our dressing gown and ladies apron in our Hummingbird print is stunningly elegant, yet the turquoise bird gives it that pop of fresh colour. Have your girlfriends swooning as you have them round for afternoon tea, or feel luxurious as your dance around your home like a hummingbird in your silky soft gown.


Wishing you a month filled with love, peace & joy!

Comment below and let us know your favourite things this February 🙂

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Be My Valentine

~Let Powell Craft sweep you off your feet this Valentines day~

Discover your Valentines wish list or find the most perfect gift for your loved ones here

Lets take a look into some of our Valentine favourites..

Laura Ladies nightdress

~Feel elegant~

With a laced trim and a gorgeous v neck design. Ribbon is threaded above the bust, there is also floral sprig embroidery and cut work and pin tucks at the hem.

Rachael Ladies Nightdress

~One to make you swoon~

The Rachael Nightdress is definitely one of our most favourite pieces. So delicate with wide gathered straps, gorgeous embroidered lace net bodice, ribbon tie and deep flounced hem. There is also a matching robe available (see below).


Lace Layered Dressing Gown

~Lovely in Lace~

Richly embroidered lace net layered robe to wear with our “Rachael” nightdress. Beautiful style with flattering sleeves and a ruffle neckline.

Men’s Bader Pyjamas

~Something he’d love~

Men’s pyjamas in our signature vintage plane print and contrasting trims. Covered buttons and a comfy elasticated waist.

Rose Heart Sachet

~Share some heartfelt love~

Pretty cotton heart shaped lavender sachet embroidered with a pink rose and ribbon hanger.

Use code: loveshipping  at the checkout for free shipping until 12/02/17 as a little prezzie from us.

Sending lots of love this Valentines


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~ Joyous January~ Our January Favourites

January is definitely a time of freshness! Fresh starts, fresh cold air, fresh colours.

With lots of cold noses, cups of tea, frosty windows, fallen leaves, misty walks! Although this time of year may not be a favourite for some.

Lets enjoy all that it brings!

Lets also take a peek at a few of our favourite things this month.

 We love our elegant Juliet Night gown

Beautiful and floaty, fresh in white and embellished with hand embroidery.

We also love ginger, lemon and honey this time of the year! Delicious and perfect for keeping away colds.

Our dreamy laced edged, crisp white cushion covers & snowy white blooms… pure bliss!

Keep the little lovelies warm, dry and stylish in our gorgeous floral rain macs & matching brollys.

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