So you’re revved up and ready to decorate your child’s space, but quickly deflate when you trawl cyberspace and realise you’ve seen it all before. As eagle-eyed Babyologists we’re always on the look out for the quirky and the different – and we’ve certainly found it at Petra Boase.
If it’s fun, bright and cheerful, you’ll find it in spades at this haven of offbeat items. Bunting isn’t exactly a new idea, but teaming it with honeycomb paper balls – well, that’s genius. The Petra Boase honeycomb paper balls bunting kit is so simple, yet simply stunning. An absolute steal at £30, there are colour combinations galore.
Petra Boase also sells honeycomb paper balls in a huge array of sizes and colours, as well as paper fan bunting (it looks rather presidential, don’t you think?). It’s perfect for children’s parties in lieu of balloons and streamers.
These Japanese paper balloons are a hoot. They’re made from crisp, environmental paper, and come flat packed, ready to inflate. They look particularly amazing when grouped. And starting at £2.25, a group of these curious creatures will hardly break the bank.
Petra Boase also has some rather cute and cuddly creatures, like these lovely knitted toys. Each one is unique – there are several versions of Humpty, as well as monkeys and bears. There’s something about these toys that gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling – they remind me of the lovely wares you usually only see at country markets. They cost £22 each, and are available directly from Petra Boase, which ships to Australia.