Monday 4 September 2017

Wrendale Designs launch their scarf collection plus a brand new children's book: Review and Giveaway!

If you've been reading this blog for a while, you'll know that I'm absolutely mad on the stationery, prints, textiles, books and homewares by talented artist/designer/illustrator Hannah Dale of Wrendale Designs. My kitchen is full to bursting with her stunning tinware (tea, coffee, sugar tins, biscuit tin, cracker tin) and I pretty much always have a Wrendale Wishlist as long as my arm...

Lucy's Wrendale Wishlist
What's on your Wrendale Wishlist?

As a brand Wrendale are always coming up with beautiful new ranges and just when I think they can't possibly outdo themselves, they release something even more stunning! 

Most recently they've launched a fabulous new Scarf range which contains 8 gorgeous designs featuring the beloved Wrendale animals: fox, hare (two colours), peacock, duck, bunny, flamingo and dogs. 

Scarf collection by Wrendale
Which is your favourite?

I love the beautiful pastel hues and I think the designs are really timeless and elegant. Each scarf measures 70cm x 190cm and is supplied with its own gorgeous gift bag. The scarves retail at £20 each, making them a totally affordable gift, or payday treat. 

Scarves by Wrendale Designs

The lovely folks at Wrendale very kindly gifted me their stunning Mustard Leaping Hare scarf (as they know mustard is my absolute favourite colour) and my goodness, am I chuffed with it! The photos don't do it justice, it's a really beautiful soft material, it flows and is as light as air - making it so comfortable to wear.

Gifts from Wrendale

I might have oo-ed and ahh-ed just a little bit when the parcels arrived, I mean can we just take a moment to look at how stunning the wrapping and gift bag is? I'm an absolute sucker for beautiful packaging and I think you can tell a lot about the quality of the product from the way it is wrapped. 

Bert was so excited to see a parcel addressed to him which was wrapped in this amazing Zoology Double Sided Gift Wrap which features an orangutang, sloth, toucan and ladybird among tropical flowers, bamboo and palms on one side, and a gorgeous stripe on the other - very on trend right now and super cute! 

Zoology Double Sided Gift Wrap from Wrendale
Stunning Zoology Double Sided Gift Wrap from Wrendale £1.75

I couldn't wait to open up the bag and present to see the goodies inside... as well as sending the scarf gift for me, they also sent a gift for the children in the form of Hannah's brand new children's book called 'Have You Heard?', needless to say my animal mad boy was rather chuffed with the new addition to his vast book collection (more on that later...)

Mustard Leaping Hare Scarf from Wrendale
Stunning Mustard scarf by Hannah Dale

I wore my scarf for the first time on Sunday when I met a friend for lunch in a local favourite restaurant. I teamed it with Navy Blue skinny chinos and a navy/white Breton stripe top. I loved the huge pop of colour it gave to my outfit and it was the perfect accessory for what felt like a very autumnal day! 

Mustard Leaping Hare Scarf from Wrendale

Mustard Leaping Hare Scarf from Wrendale

I'm excited to pair it with other outfits of mine - I'm thinking that wearing it with my tweed Joules blazer may well become my go-to look this autumn/winter! 

Which scarf is your favourite? Scroll down the the end of the post to be in with a chance of winning one scarf of your choosing from the collection... 

Have You Heard by Hannah Dale

As I mentioned earlier in the post, as well as sending the scarf the kind people at Wrendale HQ also sent over Hannah's latest children's book called 'Have You Heard?'. You might remember that we've enjoyed Hannah's children's books before, with her first publication 'Mr Hare's Big Secret', which the children still enjoy reading. So we were excited to read this new tale, especially as her books are bursting with her stunning animal illustrations. 

'Have you Heard?' by Hannah Dale
Have You Heard by Hannah Dale £12.00

I don't want to share too much of the book and spoil it for you - but here's a taster of what a super book it is and how amazing the detail is in Hannah's illustrations, they really are enchanting! 

'Have you Heard?' by Hannah Dale

'Have you Heard?' by Hannah Dale

Bert is still animal crazy and he was absolutely beaming from ear to ear the first time we read the book together - he was 'awww-ing' and 'ahhh-ing' at the cute animals, and he especially loved the page full of sleeping foxes...

'Have you Heard?' by Hannah Dale

The story itself is easy to read and fairly short (which is important when I have to read 3-4 bedtime stories per night!!) There's a very simple plot to follow, making the book perfect for younger children, or for first readers to try by themselves. 

The plot explores how you shouldn't always believe everything you hear and that, sometimes, gossip can get out of hand! The animals in the story are gossiping about scary fox who they believe is on his way to gobble them up - but that might not be strictly true...! There's rhyming text building and repeating on each spread and it's honestly been a joy to share with my two kiddos. 

I think Bert's face says it all really... 

Bert Bishop with his copy of 'Have You Heard?' by Hannah Dale
Bert is the proud owner of 'Have You Heard' by Hannah Dale

Huge thanks to Wrendale for the lovely gifts - we felt totally spoilt!

WIN a scarf by Wrendale

If you'd like to get your hands on your very own Wrendale scarf then enter my giveaway below - you could win your favourite scarf from the new collection. 

UK entrants only

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We were gifted the scarf and book in return for this honest review.