The Happy Cat Kids Blog

So today is a bit of a ‘pinch me’ moment!! Somehow or other during these crazy, crazy times I have managed to keep my little business going now for 2 years!!!

I just want to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to everyone who has supported my journey so far from the wonderful people who follow and interact with me on social media who allow me to not spend my days talking solely to myself to all my wonderful supporters who think of me when buying toys and gifts for people! I am also incredibly grateful for the fantastic cheerleading team that is other independent businesses! Going into business alone can be a daunting prospect and I can honestly say that I wouldn’t still be in business today without the support and advice I’ve received along the way from other wonderful independent businesses also out there doing their own incredible thing! So thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart!

And as one final thank you, I have organised an incredible giveaway to mark this occasion so make sure you’re on my Insta grid at 6pm tonight when I’ll be launching this fab giveaway!

Here's what you'll be able to win in this incredible giveaway:

💛£10 voucher to spend at @happycatkids

💛A pair of beautiful hand-made bloomers in vintage Christmas fabric from @littlepipengland

💛 A fantastic 15% off an item of your choice from @wishandwonderlondon

💛An incredible eucalyptus hoop from @rose.and.guy

💛A massive 20% off full priced items at @_bubbuh

💛A gorgeous set of handmade clips of your choice from @smallbutmightyclothing

💛A stunning dried flower and Pom Pom stem bunch from @christinamarie_art

💛A lovely organic cotton handmade hair clip set from @rhubarbthebird

2nd prize: Two further entrants will win a £5 Happy Cat Kids voucher each.

One extra prize: One lucky person can win one of @happycatkids brand new Gingerbread Man eco teddies made entirely from recycled plastic bottles!

To enter:

  1. Follow all the brands listed above on Instagram (this will be checked!)

  2. Head over to this original post @happycatkids and like the post

  3. Tag any friends who you think might be interested in this competition in the comments on the original post. Each tag gives you an additional entry so please only tag one person per comment

  4. To be in with a chance to win the eco-friendly gingerbread man you simply need to head to and sign up to the mailing list

This giveaway is in no way associated with or endorsed by Instagram.

You must be over 18 and based in the UK to enter.

The competition will run from Weds 4th until Midday on Sat 7th November.

Thank you all again and here’s to the next 2 years...

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I hope you're all enjoying your half terms?!? For us, it's a bit of a wash-out so we've been doing a lot at home! So I thought it might be helpful to write up a little blog of some of our favourite indoor activities for those rainy days...

  1. Lego building

We do love a bit of Lego in the Happy Cat Kids house! I love the creativity it can unleash in the kids and also for little ones it's such a great activity for developing those fine motor skills that are so key for early writing! It's a proud day for us here today as my 5 year old just completed his first Lego set that he built all by himself!!

2. Baking

You may love or hate baking with kids but the kids do love it! For some slightly more healthy treat recipes I personally love anything from Fearne Cotton's cookbooks or there are some wonderful vegan treat recipes at The Natural Slice - yesterday we made some delicious chocolate and roasted chickpea clusters!

When baking with the kids wipe-clean aprons can be essential! We have a lovely selection on our site in Unicorn, Dinosaur or Transport designs.

3. Jigsaw Puzzles

OK so maybe this is more my favourite activity than the kids! But we do like to have a go at some puzzles! One of my favourites for little ones is this snake alphabet puzzle which is fab because not only it is it a lovely wooden puzzle but it also helps the kids with learning letters and colours too.

4. Crafting!

I have to admit, I do have to be in the right mood to do crafting with the kids so that's why I do love a ready-made set! That way you don't have to go hunting round the house for various random toilet roll middles, cotton wool and, dare I say the word, glitter!!! These casting sets are fab for slightly older kids (if you're not allergic to a little mess!!) Lots of different kits available: horses, dinosaurs, cars, animals, etc. and everything you need to make them is included in the sets.

If you prefer crafting that's a little more mess-free then I can recommend something like our beginner's embroidery kits. Lots more craft activities are available in our creative gifts section.

5. Puddle jumping!

You know what they say - if you can't beat them, join them! If the rain just won't let up then stick on a pair of wellies, grab one of our fabulous magic colour-changing umbrellas and get out there and get wet!!

I'd love to know what rainy-day activities your kids love, drop them in the comments below...

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I hope you are enjoying reading my brand spotlights? If you haven’t had chance to read them yet, you can do view all my previous blog posts here.

This week I would like to tell you a little bit more about a lovely little wooden toy brand - Studio Circus

Small Foot wooden toys logo

Studio Circus toys stand out from other wooden toys due to their wonderful gender neutral pastel colours and friendly safari animal characters. Based in The Netherlands, Studio Circus was founded by a small team with many years or combined industry experience which they brought together to build their own brand a few years ago.

The toys are made by a responsible manufacturer using FSC Certified wood.

“At Studio Circus we love animals, fun and nice colours. All these things are visible in our ranges. We make sure that our products are not only functional, but also safe and of an extremely high quality. As young children go through different stages in their development, it is our goal to make fun and educational toys and contribute to their personal growth. Our colourful designs appeal to a child’s imagination, which guarantees hours of playing fun”.

Some of my personal favourites from the Studio Circus range include the beautiful pastel rainbow and the fun racing grand prix game. At the moment, I've only stocked a small range from Studio Circus but they are proving very popular so I hope to expand the range soon.

I hope you like the lovely Studio Circus wooden toys as much as I do!

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