Dollars and Euros now accepted at Little Sunflowers

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Dollars and Euros now accepted at LIttleSunflowers
Dollars and Euros now accepted at Little Sunflowers

Did you spot it? As well as having a bit of a site refresh last month, Dollars and Euros are now accepted at Little Sunflowers.

The website automatically defaults to Pounds Sterling when you first arrive. However if you’d like to pay in Dollars or Euros, simply select the appropriate currency button which you’ll see at the top right hand side wherever you are on the website.

Then you can pop see the prices in whichever currency you prefer, pop your chosen items into your basket and checkout in the usual way.

The site will automatically convert any codes or gift vouchers which you are using to the same currency.

These changes were made as a result of the feedback you give to us in our Little Sunflowers Customer Survey a few months ago. If you have any more ideas which would make your life easier just let us know.

We have many international customers (thank you!) and we hope this new multi currency functionality makes it easier for you to shop with us. We hope you love our new look too, which was specifically designed to make browsing and shopping easier on your mobile device.





Munster Kids Spring Summer 2015 Jaguars Print

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Munster Kids is a fabulous brand which comes to us all the way from Australia, and we are thrilled to be one of the few Munster UK stockists. One of our particular favourite for this season is the Munster Kids Spring Summer 2015 Jaguars Print.

Munster was founded in Sydney in 2003 and is a cool collection of children’s clothing driven by music, art and street culture. Comfortable yet durable, Munster Kids is available for boys and girls up to age 12.

Munster 2Cats Jaguar Dress
Munster 2Cats Jaguar Dress

We are loving this season’s Jaguar print for girls. Stunning black and white cats in top quality soft fabrics which hang beautifully, this print is bang on trend with its monochrome qualities.

The gorgeous Munster 2Cats Jaguar Dress has a super-soft ‘moleskin’-like feel because of the way the cotton has been brushed.

It has a dropped waistband which is gently elasticated for a lovely shape.

Composition: 100% brushed cotton jersey fabric.


Munster You Looking at Me Jaguar Top
Munster You Looking At Me Jaguar Tee


Munster have taken the same print for the fabulous ‘You Looking At Me’ Jaguar t-shirt.

This stunning top has a wide cut for a cool drape effect. It looks lovely with trousers or leggings, and is seen here with Munster Kids Plant Life Soft Pants.

The Plant Life low slung Soft Pants feature an all over digital print in beautiful colours. Finished with a comfortable elasticated waistband for relaxed summer days.

And our favourite piece for girls from the Munster SS15 collection is the one below. Munster’s Stalking Jaguar Hooded Top features the black and white Jaguar cat print in a panel across the front of a grey marle sweat hooded top.

Munster Stalking Cats Hood
Munster Stalking Hooded Top with Jaguar Cats

It is finished with an over-sized hood, thumb holes to the cuffs (which children love!), fuchsia pink stitch details and a fuchsia pink drawstring.

Our Munster Kids SS15 collection comes with free UK delivery as standard, plus you’ll earn loyalty points which become £20 gift vouchers.

We hope you love this eye-catching Jaguar print as much as we do. We think it’s super-cool :)

See the Munster 2Cats Jaguar dress and some of the others in our little video below!





Smafolk Size Guide – How to Find Your Child’s Size

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Here is the handy Smafolk Size Guide to help you decide which size you need when you’re looking to buy Smafolk clothing.

This is a comprehensive guide which shows you where to measure for t-shirts and trousers, plus less frequently purchased items like gloves. It is recommended that you measure your child without clothes. Then find the measurement in the tables below which will indicate which is likely to be the best fitting size.

Smafolk Size Guide
Smafolk Size Guide

All Smafolk clothing is designed to be generous in width, for comfort when moving about. If you’re looking to buy tops and dresses look at the chest measurements, and for bottoms look at the waist and hip measurements.

How to measure your child:

1. Height
Ask your child to stand against a wall with their legs together and measure from the top of their head to the floor.

2. Chest width (for t-shirts and tops)
Measure around your child’s chest, right below the armpit where they are widest. Your child needs to stand with their arms relaxed by their sides.

3. Waist width (for trousers, shorts, skirts etc)
Measure around their waist, which is the the narrowest point around on your child’s upper body. Again your child needs to stand with their arms relaxed by the sides.

4. Hip width
Measure around the hips, which are at the widest place on the bottom.

5. Inner leg length (for trousers, leggings etc)
Measure from crotch to floor, along the leg.

6. Head circumference (for hats)
Measure around the head, at the widest place. The measurement must be taken tightly around the head.

7. Length of hand (for gloves & mittens)
Measure from wrist to fingertip, along the back of your child’s hand.

8. Length of foot (for shoes, moccasins, boots etc)
Measure the length from heel to tip of the big toe. Your child must be standing up so the weight is distributed correctly on the foot. Placing your child’s foot on top of a measuring tape makes it easier to read. Then to allow a little room for growing, add 1½ cm to the measurement and choose a size equivalent to the length of the inner sole in the table below.

Christmas Facebook Competition: Let us Post your Christmas Cards for free!

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Christmas Competition
Let us Post those Christmas Cards for you!

Friday Competition Time! Have you sent Christmas Cards yet? Nope, neither have we. So we’d love to help you out a little with our Facebook competition this week.

The prize is… <drumroll>… we’ll post all your Christmas Cards for free! We’ll send a courier to collect your cards next week (you’ll have until Wednesday to write them, including putting the addresses on the envelopes) and then we’ll post them all for you well in time for Christmas.

Interested? To be in with a chance of winning, please let us know on our Little Sunflowers Facebook page: How ready you are for Christmas? You can answer with a number if you like:

1 = I’ve done nothing

10 = Everything’s bought, wrapped & under the tree

Any number in-between = I’m somewhere in-between.

You need to do this by midnight this Monday 8 December 2014 for your entry to count.

This competition is for Christmas Cards collected from a UK address and posted within the UK (sorry to our friends overseas but we’ll make it up to you!).

If you’ve already written and posted your Christmas Cards: well done you (perhaps you’d like to come and do mine next?). Or maybe you’re not based in the UK? If that’s the case and you win, you can nominate someone else in the UK like your sister or Mum, or maybe give your friend the best Christmas present ever!

So pop on over to our Facebook page and let us now how ready you are RIGHT NOW! (or at least by the time the competition ends at midnight this Monday 8 December).

Good luck and please tell your friends!

Terms and conditions: The Winner will be selected at Random. If you win: we’ll post a maximum of 40 Christmas Cards for you to UK addresses. Your cards need to be written with addresses on the envelopes by the morning of Wednesday 10 December latest as that’s the day our courier will pick them up. Someone needs to be in at the UK address you nominate for our courier on Wednesday 10 December 2014 (it can be a workplace, though no business Christmas Cards please, just personal ones). You can nominate someone else to receive the prize. The prize is the prize, there’s no cash alternative available. We can only post your cards to UK addresses. We will put them in to the Royal Mail postal system well in time for Christmas, but we can’t be held responsible in the unlikely event of your cards turning up late or not arriving at all (though of course that’s NEVER going to happen). And you need to comment on our Facebook page by the close date which is Monday 8 December 2014 at midnight UK time for your entry to count.





Super Easy Banana Mini Muffins

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Homemade Banana Muffins.  I need to bake 30 of them at retail’s busiest time of the year. And I’m a retailer.

It’s our eldest’s 11th birthday tomorrow. Birthdays in December can get a bit lost with the Christmas thing. Plus birthdays on a school day are not the best – who wants to go to school on their birthday?

So a couple of years ago I made Banana Muffins so he had something nice to take into school. This, you understand, was when he was in a Speech and Language Unit – a class of 8.

Now he has transitioned back to mainstream school and he’s in a class of almost 30. But of course I’m still going to make Banana Muffins for his class… aren’t I?

Well actually it’s pretty simple with this Easy Banana Muffins Recipe, slightly adapted from the one I saw some time ago on This Mummy’s Blog.  I use the recipe to make Mini Muffins as 30 little muffins easily fit into my extra special Rose-covered Cath Kidson bowl with lid (don’t you know).

Mini Banana Muffins
Mini Banana Muffins. Yum.

I have to say this morning I was thinking “How have I got myself into this? I really don’t have time to do this today”. However I’d forgotten one of the best things about this recipe: you can throw it all together in a few minutes using only one bowl, a bowl which you can pop into the microwave and on/off the scales (if you have the kind of scales you can put a bowl onto) and there’s only one bowl to wash up.

And I have to admit I enjoyed doing it, albeit at breakneck speed this time. A nice change from packing parcels, sorting out orders, Christmas and cyber wotnot.

This is enough to make 30-32 mini muffins – enough for all the children, a teacher and a teaching assistant in fact!


125g butter or margarine, or 50/50 butter & margarine if you like

150g caster sugar

Few drops vanilla extract

1 egg, beaten

2-3 over-ripe bananas, mashed

190g self raising flour

60ml semi skimmed milk


around 32 mini muffin cases.

Banana Mini Muffins
Mixing in the flour with the wet ingredients

What you do:

Preheat your oven to 190 degrees, or 180 if you have a fan oven. Put a glass bowl on your scales and measure out the butter & sugar. Microwave it for about 30 seconds until the butter has melted. Mix the melted butter and sugar together, add the vanilla extract, the mashed bananas, the beaten egg and the milk.

Finally fold in the flour being careful not to over-mix as that can take the lightness out of the muffins.

Fill the mini muffin cases almost to the top and line them up on a baking tray.

Banana Mini Muffins
All ready to go to school tomorrow

Bake for 15-18 minutes (start checking after 15 minutes to ensure they don’t catch).

Voila! Banana Mini Muffins for the whole class.

The other great thing about these muffins is they have a high banana content and stay moist for a couple of days. So baking them the day before is no problem – they’ll still be yummy on the all important birthday.

If you want to make them into full size muffins then the ingredients will make about 12-14 depending on the size of your cases. Big ones will take more like 20 minutes to cook but, again, keep checking them after 17 to ensure they don’t catch.

I hope our big boy has a lovely birthday tomorrow. I just can’t believe he will be 11 years old… where on earth does the time go?