Celebrate the launch of our new initial cardigans with 15% off personalised knits

Last year Prince George was seen wearing a personalised name sweater similar to our beautiful hand-knitted name sweater, and we’ve now added to our popular collection of personalised knits, introducing an adorable new initial cardigan. Personalised initial cardigan Sue Hill

For girls, the initial cardigan is a pretty round neck cardigan, and for boys the cardigans are V-neck style. The cardigans are hand knitted in a merino cashmere blend, and can be personalised with up to two initials on the chest.

Personalised initial cardigan Sue Hill

They are available in pale blue or pale pink with cream lettering in sizes 0-6 months to 9-10 years, and they make for truly special newborn baby gifts or birthday gifts for toddlers or older children.

To celebrate the launch of the new initial cardigan (from £65), we are offering 15% off our personalised baby and children’s knits until Wednesday 1 April with coupon code name15. The offer includes both our personalised name sweaters and the new initial cardigans.

Easter holiday essentials for baby

As spring is officially here and Easter lilies are blooming, it’s time to get the family ready for Easter holiday. It can still be cold outside in spring, and our beautiful knitwear is ideal for keeping baby warm in different temperatures.

In milder weather, many parents opt for cashmere knitwear, and our cashmere knitwear weight is perfect for this time of year. It is warm enough to keep baby snug, but the natural and breathable fibres make sure baby’s body temperature is regulated.

Cashmere sunshine coat, bonnet and booties set (£149)
The beautiful vintage-style long sunshine coat is fantastic for cool spring days, and the complete cashmere set with bonnet and booties, which is available in pink or cream, looks adorable on baby girls. The hand-knitted set is super soft and can easily be worn over baby’s favourite onesie or little dress.
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Cashmere trains jacket, hat and booties set (£129)
For baby boys our cozy hand knitted cashmere set with trains hand embroidered on the jacket, hat and booties looks super cute. The double-breasted jacket is adorable worn over our rompers and shirts with peter pan collars, and the set, which is available in pale blue or cream, is so pretty it works for both special occasions and everyday wear.

Sue Hill cashmere trains set
Cashmere rosebud shawl (£169)
To keep baby snug in the buggy and during nap time, our cashmere rosebud baby shawl is wonderful to use at this time of the year. The stunning hand knitted pure cashmere blanket can also be used as a christening shawl, and it comes in a practical size, measuring around 100x100cm.
Cashmere rosebud shawl

Personalise flower girl and page boy outfits with bespoke Liberty print details

Finding the perfect flower girl and page boy outfits can be stressful for any bride-to-be, but with the option to customise and add bespoke details, it should be easy to ensure little ones fit with the rest of the wedding party.

With our bespoke flower girl and page boy service, we help brides choose outfits that tie in with the wedding theme, and one way of doing this is to add Liberty print details. In recent months, we’ve had several requests for adding beautiful Liberty prints, making our handmade flower girl and page boy outfits truly personal and unique.

Flower girl dresses can look adorable in Liberty print fabrics, but they can also be used to add colourful detail, such as having a sash on a white dress in a Liberty print. We can also make pretty Liberty print bow hairbands to match, completing the cute outfits.

Liberty print waistcoats and bow ties

For boys, it’s popular to have Liberty print waistcoats, cummerbunds, ties or bow ties (see picture of one bespoke page boy order above), which can look super stylish and give brides more choice.

Customers can choose the Liberty prints they like to match colours and themes, and we can send swatches if necessary. A fantastic way to add a personal touch to flower girl and page boy outfits!

Celebrating Alice in Wonderland anniversary with fantasy world Liberty print fabrics

It’s not a coincidence that we’ve added an Alice in Wonderland themed Pinterest board recently. This year marks the 150th anniversary of Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, and several of the Liberty print fabrics used in our new spring/summer collection are based on the popular classic.

In fact, the latest Liberty Art Fabrics collection takes inspiration from the colours and characters in Lewis Carroll’s famous novel, which was first published in 1865. The Gallymoggers print in pink or blue, for example, includes tea cups, hats, the dodo, the white rabbit and more from Alice’s fantasy world, and the Theo print has flowers and animals, inspired by the caucus race in the book, where the animals run around happily.

Sue Hill Dress Gallymoggers Liberty print

These are the types of fabrics you can look at again and again and always discover something new, and there are simply so many fun details in the prints. Our new collection includes a baby girls dress in the Gallymoggers print, and a boys shirt and romper in the blue Gallymoggers print and a shirt in the white Theo print.

Sue Hill Baby Boys Shirts Alice in Wonderland

The beautiful pieces are truly adorable on little ones, and in-store we even have the sweetest baby bunny leather shoes to complete the Alice in Wonderland look!

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Spring has arrived in the Sue Hill Tunbridge Wells shop

As the sun is shining and we’re looking forward to warmer temperatures, our Tunbridge Wells shop has been transformed with soft summer colours and floral prints. Our spring rails are now filled with beautiful pieces for the new season, and we can’t wait to welcome you to our shop to see our latest collection:

  • We have a wide selection of adorable dresses for girls with stunning details and seasonal prints

Sue Hill Spring 2015 Girls

  • For boys, there are Liberty print rompers and shirts, as well as stylish summer outfits with dungarees and shorts

Sue Hill Spring 2015 Baby Boys

  • Soon-to-be flower girls and page boys have a wide range of styles to choose from in our special occasion wear section, which also includes christening outfits

Sue Hill Spring 2015 Flower Girls Page Boys

  • For colder days, we have hand knitted, soft knitwear ideal for pairing with both special occasion wear and our other summer clothesSue Hill Spring 2015 Knitwear
  • Young customers can even complete their look with our selection of handmade baby shoes from Ickle Shooz

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Now is the time to visit our shop to get in the spirit of spring!

Beautiful handmade summer outfits for baby boys

If you’re lucky enough to have a little boy to buy for this summer, you should have no problems finding sweet and stylish outfits from our brand new collection.

Theo shirt and James shorts set (£74)
It’s always fun to buy full outfits for babies, and the Theo shirt and James shorts set makes a stunning summer outfit for a little one. The navy, linen dungarees look adorable with the seasonal short-sleeved Liberty print shirt, and for colder days, the outfit can be layered with a cardigan. All set for summer!

Sue Hill Theo Shirt and James Shorts Set

Gally Liberty print shirt (£39)
Short-sleeved shirts are essential for stylish little boys during the warmer months, and we love the fun new season Gallymoggers Liberty print shirt in 100% cotton. Combine it with trousers, our cotton shorts, or linen dungaree, and baby boy will be all set for any summer outing!

Gally Liberty Print Shirt

Louis romper (£59)
For summer, baby boys look adorable in classic rompers, which are comfortable to wear and ideal for warm days. Our spring/summer collection includes a beautiful 100% linen Louis romper in blue and white. It has short sleeves and a peter pan collar, and it can easily be matched with our hand-knitted boys cardigans when needed. A brilliant summer baby boy outfit!

Sue Hill Louis Romper Baby Boy Linen

3 top family half-term activities

Groombridge Place
One of the places we love visiting with children near Tunbridge Wells, where we have our shop, is beautiful Groombridge Place. This half-term Groombridge Place is hosting a Wild Adventure Week, and families can take part in den building, follow a nature trail to see the wildlife, join in storytelling, and access Groombridge Place’s Enchanted Forest, where there’s a large wooden ship with rope bridges, rope swings, zip wire and more. There are also archery sessions with an expert instructor for over 6s, which can be booked on the day. A fantastic day out with a variety of outdoor adventures!

Whipsnade Zoo
Bring a scooter or take the car into Whipsnade Zoo this half-term to experience the different continents and wildlife. The zoo, which is located near Luton and an easy day trip from London, is not only a fun place to visit to get a chance to see large animals, such as elephants, up close, but there are also a variety of daily events, such as an action-packed sealion show. In addition, Whipsnade Zoo has a large outdoor playground with areas for children of different ages, as well as a popular indoor soft play area. A great day out for the entire family!

Whipsnade Zoo

Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace
One of our favourite free London activities for families is watching the Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace, which can be fascinating to see for both children and adults alike. The colourful ceremony, which lasts around 45 minutes, takes place at 11.30 in the morning on odd days this February. There’s also a Changing the Guard app with more details about the ceremony, and a visit to Changing the Guard can easily be combined with a trip to the Southbank Centre, where Charlie & Lola’s Best Bestest Play is on this half-term.

3 top baby special occasion outfits for spring and summer

With winter being the most popular season to prepare for weddings and other important family celebrations, we’re thrilled to have launched several new baby special occasion outfits this week, which will be ideal for spring and summer events. Here are some of our favourite new pieces:

Hand smocked Liberty print Elizabeth dress (£79)
For a versatile baby girl spring and summer special occasion outfit, it’s impossible to go wrong with the new hand smocked Liberty print Elizabeth dress. The beautiful floral dress can be used for any special occasion, and it would make a stunning outfit for a baby flower girl, a christening or other family event. The adorable design includes a Peter Pan collar and a fully lined gathered skirt. The ideal summer dress for a little party girl!

Sue Hill Smocked Dress Elizabeth Liberty Print Baby Girl

Hand smocked dress and pants (£89)
The new, adorable hand smocked dress and pants set for baby girls comes in 100% cotton, and is ideal for anyone looking for a cute flower girl dress or christening outfit. It’s a true party outfit for a little princess, and has a fully-lined gathered skirt. The matching nappy pants complete the look!

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William outfit with shoes and sunhat (£133)
The stunning pale blue William outfit for baby boys is perfect for any special occasion, such as christening, wedding or anniversary celebration, and the set consists of a shirt onesie, romper pants, matching shoes and sunhat. The best part is that this pretty set is also comfortable for little ones to wear, as it’s hand made in 100% cotton and includes an elasticated waist. In addition, the design is practical for baby, as the shirt is made as a ‘onesie’ fastening at the crotch, meaning the outfit remains in place. Pretty and functional!

Pale Blue William Special Occasion Outfit with Hat and Shoes

Take a sneak peek of our spring/summer collection 2015

Next month will see the release of our spring/summer 2015 collection, and we can’t wait to launch the beautiful new dresses, rompers, short sets and more online and in-store.
In the meantime, we wanted to give you a sneak peek of some of the stunning pieces that will be part of the new collection, and some of the new fabrics you can expect to see for spring/summer.
We have chosen 9 Liberty fabrics for this season and other fabrics to complement the prints we are using. The fabric swatches below are for boys shirts and rompers. Fun and summery!
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Bigger girls–aged 2-3 years and up–can look forward to the new stylish Ella pieces. The new collection includes the beautiful, sleeveless Ella summer dress, which is simply styled and ideal for both summer parties and holidays.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
There’s also a new Ella shorts set with a sleeveless blouse and matching puff shorts. Pretty and cute!
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For little girls, the new collection will include the adorable Lily dress in a fun pink Gallymoggers print. The ultimate summer dress!
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Beautiful new baby girl christening dresses for 2015

We haven’t forgotten about our baby girls customers when releasing our new range of christening outfits, and the new collection includes both stunning and cute christening dresses for little princesses. Here are some top picks:

The Elsie Christening Gown (£160)
For a classic style christening gown, which can be treasured for generations, the new hand made silk Elsie gown is a stunning choice. The puff-sleeved dress has hand embroidered roses and leaves around the neckline and contrasting silk piping along the yoke. There’s also a frill bonnet (£29) to complete the outfit. An impressive gown for a big day!

Sue Hill Elsie Christening Gown

The Rosebud dress and pants (£89)
The new ivory Rosebud dress is hand smocked and hand embroidered with pale pink roses and leaves, and this cute baby girl’s special occasion dress makes a wonderful christening dress. It also comes with matching nappy pants with rose and leaf embroidery detail and an elasticated waist. A truly special outfit!

Sue Hill Rosebud Christening Dress

The Liberty Print Elizabeth Tulle dress (£99)
For a pretty and unique christening gown, the new handmade Liberty Print Elizabeth Tulle dress is a beautiful, girly dress, which is bound to be remembered. The puff-sleeved dress has a pretty Liberty print bodice and skirt with layers of netting under the skirt and a layer of tulle on top of the skirt. An adorable special occasion dress for both babies and toddlers!

Liberty Print Elizabeth Dress