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Travel Gifts and Goodies, new from BusyB!

February 22, 2020

This long and rainy spring has us dreaming of summer holidays! So, a delivery from BusyB this week was perfectly timed to feed our travel dreams and add to our travel gift wish list!

Everyone knows half the fun of travel is the preparation, whether you’re off for a week in the sun or the adventure of a lifetime. My favourite piece from the new collection is this amazing In Flight Pouch. This zipped and transparent pouch is perfect for airport security. No more frantic searching for disposable zip locked bags, keep your cosmetics smart and safe in this handy travel pouch. I love the gusset construction, which means my travel bottles* can stand upright, keeping everything neat and accessible.

*bottles do not come with the bag!

Busy B In Flight Pouch Lifestyle
Brilliant BusyB In flight Pouch

I’m a big fan of a nice passport cover and had had mine now for years. However, I am very tempted to update to this shiny new Busy B Passport Cover. For one thing the fab metallic cover means it won’t be lost in a hurry! As well as keeping your passport safe, there’s room for a couple of credit cards and a zipped purse – super handy for different currencies.

Busy B Zipped Passport Cover
Keep everything together in this fab Passport Cover!

And last but not least, this Passport Cover and Luggage Tag Set is perfect for gifting. The vintage map cover is a classic for all ages, and I know from experience how handy a luggage tag is when airport fatigue sets in and all suitcases look the same!

Passport Cover and Luggage Tag

That’s our Travel round up for today, hope you’re planning some nice trips and don’t forget your passport!!

Fair Trade Toys at Butterslip

November 26, 2019

We are super proud of our range of Fair Trade Toys at Butterslip, and always working to add more to our range. Certified Fair Trade Toys comply with strict rules of production and company behaviour and give us all peace of mind.

Dinosaur Jigsaw
Dinosaur 1-10 Jigsaw

We are delighted to work with Fair Trade Toy company Lanka Kade, who produce beautiful, lasting wooden toys in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka has a long history of wood work and craftsmanship and such is the perfect place to manufacture.

The products are designed in Britain by the team at Lanka Kade, and then manufactured by small family owned factories in Sri Lanka. Diane and Upal from Lanka Kade visit the factories regularly, and ensure Fair Trade practices are employed across the board. Below are just some of the Pricipals of Fair Trade that are employed by Lanka Kade:

“We support marginalised, small producers to enable them to move from income insecurity to economic self-sufficiency and ownership. Our key aim is poverty reduction through trade.

We ensure that there is no child labour or forced labour in our producer groups. Frequent visits and regular audits are completed to ensure all suppliers comply.

We do not maximise profits at the expense of our producers. We maintain long term trading relationships with prompt payment, interest free loans and design products for their skills.

We actively work with our producers to provide safe and healthy working conditions for all employees. We offer regular first aid and health and safety training to facilitate improvement”

Yellow Digger Jigsaw

We love Lanka Kade Wooden Toys, not just for their great story, but because they make great toys! The jigsaws are sturdy and tactile for little fingers to play with, and they look fab too! They make fantastic learning tools, requiring dexterity and coordination to put together and their bright attractive colours will be loved by both little and big people.

As well as a range of fabulous and Fair Trade wooden jigsaws, the wooden name plaques are a big hit here at Butterslip! Choose from a fabulous range of plaques, then add the letters to make up your chosen name. We will put the plaque together for you and, best of all, it comes ready to stick to your bedroom door!

Fair Trade Name Plaque
Pink Butterfly Name Plaque
Fair Trade Toys
Green Tractor Name Plaque

See our full range of Fair Trade Wooden Toys and Name Plaques right here:

Winter Wedding Hair Inspiration!

October 30, 2019

We love a winter wedding, where the darkness forms a perfect backdrop for sparkle and glamour! Winter brides have license for as much glittering jewellery and magic as they like, and who are we to argue?

Our tiny shop is jam packed with sparking jewellery, from glittering hair vines and combs to the perfect bridal earrings and bracelets, it truly is an Aladins cave! We work with some of Irelands’ top Wedding Hair Stylists, sourcing perfect hair pieces and jewellery for brides and bridesmaids, and keeping our wedding collections fresh and up to date!

We would love you to pop in for a visit, bring a friend, your mum, or sister and try on whatever your heart desires – your wedding jewellery needs to be seen, felt and worn to really see what suits you.

To tempt you, here’s just a few pics from our current collection of wedding hair accessories… enjoy! x

Glamorous in Gold for a Wedding or Party!
Rose Gold Beauty!
This glittering head piece comes in Gold and Silver!
This gorgeous mini hair vine is super versatile and comes in both Gold and Silver finish
Love the Art Deco lines on this beautiful hair comb!

See our beautiful bridal jewellery here:

Check out divine bridesmaid accessories here:

Beautiful Wedding Umbrellas are right here!

For Gorgeous Wedding Guest Books click here:

If you are on the lookout for a wedding hair stylist, here are the Instagram accounts of some brilliant stylists we know and love!


Elaine Murphy Bridal Hair:

Bridal Hair by Marie

Sara Condon

We hope you’re tempted to pop in for a peek, nothing beats trying on soem jewellery! We are open every Sunday 12-5pm, and Fridays late until 7pm! xx

Hen Party Prettiness! We are all stocked up!

July 2, 2019

Spring is finally springing, with daffodils blooming and light in the evening sky!  And our new floral Hen Party range is making us feel very springy indeed!  Check out our gorgeous new floral Bride to be Sash, so good you’ll want to wear it all the time!  To create and keep fab memories of the hen party we’ve got the perfect little photo album – yes, you have to print REAL photos!  And, my favourite, a super pretty frame guest book – the perfect keepsake!

These new pieces mix and match perfectly with the rest of our wedding and hen range, so have a look and pick up some floral bits to make your hen party extra pretty!

See our full collection of Hen Party Goodness here!

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