we are going fishing. kinda.

My little business is approaching it’s 8th birthday which is a fabulous achievement and one I am terribly proud of. Sadly though, I have decided it’s time to close the shop doors.gone fishing sign blogconciergepreferredcom(2)That said, I’m not shutting down the business altogether.  Rather, I am popping up the “gone fishing” sign on the front door and taking a hiatus to clear some space, both literally and metaphorically, for new ideas and inspiration.  I am excited about this new phase and can’t wait to see what bubbles to the surface.

On top of that, my firstborn is somehow about to hit double digits in age, my “middle sized” is also approaching his very own 8th birthday and my baby starts school next year.  It’s cliché but their childhoods are over in the blink of an eye and I want to savour every spare second with my boys that I can.


Once the shop closes at the end of this month, you can still find me here at my blog.  I am hoping I will now have some time to indulge in writing and I will never, ever stop photographing and instagramming (not sure if that’s an actual word) my way through life.

The super exciting news for you is that I’m clearing ALL the stock with 25-50% off everything right now.  So help a sister out and start shopping peeps!

In closing I really wanted to say a huge and very sincere thank you for your support and for being a loyal customer or follower.

Thanks a million.  And watch this space.
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creative kids – easter craft

I am on the hop at the moment (see what I did there?) so this post will be super speedy. I just wanted to share these fab Easter Craft Ideas with you, courtesy of babble.com.

Happy Easter peeps!

easter craft

instagram challenge winner #1

It was a terribly tricky choice with lots of gorgeous images of your little ones living a rudy and the dodo life – creating, exploring, painting, playing and using their imaginations! This week’s winner was actually our very first entrant … congratulations XkittieX for this fun entry …

instagram winner 08 aug 13

Please contact us to claim your $50 gift voucher to spend in our store.  Yay you!

There are still 3 more chances to win so keep the entries coming. Entries from the first week will be reconsidered in future weeks but we’d love you to add to the collection. Just remember to tag your instagram photo with #rudyandthedodochallenge

Thanks for playing!