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Wednesday, 19 September 2012

The creative people at Little Puggle

Little Puggle is a subscription service, which delivers direct to your door an exciting box full of high quality arts and craft kits and fun activities for children aged between 3 and 7 years. Little Puggle was founded by busy working London mums, Karen Chu and Rox Holohan. We asked them to tell us a bit more about themselves and the things they love...

What inspired you to start Little Puggle?

As busy working mums we often experience frustrations trying to balance work with being hands on, active mums to small children. We both love spending time with our kids doing creative activities but found we didn’t have the time to shop for inspiring, good quality arts and craft kits.

After listening to each other’s grumbles and those of fellow mums we were inspired to start Little Puggle which would take the hard work out of finding top notch arts and craft kits for kids.

 What's a typical day in the life of Little Puggle?

We have different themed boxes, from princesses to transport and animals, so we spend time sourcing exciting, new, fun and creative products from around the world. We are fussy so this can be time consuming especially when we are searching for niche, unusual products.

Our products are road tested by little testers so we talk to them or their parents to find out how they’ve got on.

One of our favourite parts of the day is developing new activity themes for our Little Puggle boxes. We are currently working on a superhero and Halloween box.

A crucial part of the day is overseeing all the packing and posting of our little Puggle boxes, each one is packed to meet each child's preferences – it’s almost a bespoke service so we have to get it right.  

What's your favourite craft activity?

Anything with lots of colours or sparkle is sure to brighten up our day! We also like sand art and we’ll often blog about our favourite activities. A current winner is Carddies, it’s hand drawn scenes to colour in – delightful.

What are your top tips for creating with little ones?

Keep it simple, let them take the lead sometimes and don’t meddle too much. It doesn’t matter if your end product looks nothing like the picture on the packet.

Children learn so much through creating and will talk about it for days so try and give them a free rein.

Invest in a plastic tray to keep everything in one place.

What's your favourite thing to do when you're not working?

Karen - Right now, looking after a newborn whilst renovating our home, seemed like a good idea at the time!

Rox – Watching my sister on the trapeze, going to a gig and having a great day on the common with my family.

What would you have done in another life?

Karen and Rox both agree…

Become a mother earlier!

Listened to our mothers more!

Little Puggle will be providing fun things for our goodie bags at the party wear launch party next weekend and they will also be offering ilovegorgeous customers a discount on all online orders over that weekend too. We will feature all the party weekend offers in a blog next week - there are still some tickets left, so make sure you book yours soon and join us for a fun day.

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