Photo Shoot with Teddy

This is the lovely Teddy, she's a mini poodle cross Bichon. We made a Country collection pink and purple tartan Harris tweed collar made to measure just for her. We met up with her and her entourage at the beach for a rather windy photo shoot, but as you can see she was the perfect model, very professional and also very cuddly! What a gorgeous girl. Check out her pink and purple tartan collar on our Country Collection page and gallery along with our other gorgeous models.

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Launch of the Casual Collection

Yves St. Laurent said 'I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes'

Denim is iconic, timeless and hardwearing and about time there was a collection for you and your best friend to step out in style together.

We've teamed lovely heavyweight denim with our strong bridle leather, gold stitching and brass fittings for our new Casual Collection for bespoke collars and leads - we've called it casual but we all know, you can wear denim for almost any occasion! 

Whether you are a little bit Marylin Monroe or James Dean, our collars are made to measure to ensure a perfect fit.

See us in the Tatler UK April edition

Come in number 4! Bentley is MannandMoon's representative in the Tatler UK April edition, and he does us proud, modelling his matching Harris Tweed coat and Country Collection collar in blue and mustard tartan. If Chanel can do tweed, so can Bentley, and he is rocking the pastel look for Spring!

Find us in the 'All Creatures Great and Small' advertising feature towards the back of the magazine, along with LoveSniffy's who are further down the page( check out their healthy dog treats!)

We are offering a 10% discount until the 6thJune2014 with the TatlerUK.

Available in shops from Thursday 7th March, if you subscribe, you should have it now!

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Crufts magazine Competition

We are running a competition with the Crufts magazine Spring edition to win a Coast collection collar and lead set. It runs from now until the 18th April and to enter, just answer an easy question - if you are unsure of the answer, just have a look at our 'About us' page! And don't forget to send in your dogs neck measurement as the collar will be made to measure. 

Neo is taking requests for autographs now!

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Gaucho's Hampstead Doggy Sunday

Gaucho's restaurant in Hampstead hold a Doggy Sunday Brunch the first weekend of every month where you and your dog(s) are able to enjoy a wonderful meal and meet other dogs and their owners. 

This February was Valentine themed, so I made Neo a new red tartan Harris tweed collar and lead, I had a matching dog walker's bag and I made David a special red tartan and velvet scarf - very coordinated! 

Jorge the manager and his wonderful team greet you and your furry friend, having walked them up the red carpet and into their beautiful restaurant. You are then guided through the restaurant to the outside area to enjoy a glass (or two) of champagne while your dog gets to meet other guests and to play with the toys Gauchos provide. Neo, as usual spotted the balls straight away and tried to get as many in his mouth at once but there were plenty to go around. Ulliportraits were there drawing as many dogs as possible and the talented Penelope Malby taking photos! 

A fabulous log fire keeps everyone warm, but safe as it is well off ground level! It was wonderful being able to relax in a lovely restaurant and not worry about your dog annoying other guests, as being a group of dog owners, we were all understanding of dog behaviour and the odd over excited bark! 

Then, we were escorted to our table where a beautiful bowl awaited Neo with his name on it - which was then periodically filled with delicious morsels especially for dogs - Neo can be a little ungrateful when it comes to being offered treats and has been known to spit them out, but these were clearly superior treats as not a crumb was left! We had a wonderful meal too, a choice of beautiful cuts of steak and there were vegetarian options too. (Neo had to help me with my steak as it was a very generous portion!)

Every dog got a 'doggy bag' to take home which included a tasty 'pup' cake from Alpha&Rubys, a fragrance for your dog called 'stinker belle' from Butch&Bess (smells lovely!), and vouchers from Prestige Paws, the luxury mobile dog and cat grooming spa service, and a voucher from us too! 

It was a fabulous afternoon, and the dogs behaved amazingly - over 60 dogs and no bad behaviour - and the most important part of us being there was that Gauchos donated £5 per dog present to the Mayhew Animal Home in London!

We will definitely be going back, we hope to see some of you there next time!

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Mann+Moon at the Maker's Boutique Xmas fair and Winter Gallery

The Maker's Boutique started in November 2010 as a platform to showcase handmade Arts and Crafts by the talented Hannah Marshall and Katy Dormer. Their original concept was to provide a regular market in Brighton to sell handmade wares, and has since grown very quickly into a brand synonymous with original handmade Arts and Crafts. 

This was our first experience of showing at a craft fair in Brighton and quite nerve wracking. However Hannah, Katy and all the other artists were so friendly and helpful it was good fun! The only problem was trying not to spend all our money buying the lovely crafts from the other artists - too tempting!

We are showing at the Maker's Boutique Christmas fair on the 23rd November at the Brighton Unitarian Church near the Dome 11- 5 

Hannah and Katy embraced our idea to hold a raffle for the DogsTrust charity who rehome dogs and now all the stall holders are contributing to the raffle which is amazing - thank you so much everyone! We will be donating a made to measure dog collar.

Check out this link to list all the artists http://makersboutique.tumblr.com/post/67506688824/makers-boutique-market-artists-november-23rd

The Maker's Boutique Winter Gallery in the Brighton Fishing Quarter, on the breezy seafront until the 21st December is another chance to get some great Christmas presents 

We will be down there on the 14th December so do come down and see us 

- they are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday  - our stand is right at the front, showing a lovely selection of the different Harris Tweeds we use for our products.

 

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Mann+Moon 10% SALE with online shop Etsy

We have opened our online shop in Etsy, a great place for finding lots of crafts.  

We will be having a sale of 10% off all items on Etsy from the 1st - 14th August - you just have to use a coupon code of MMSALE so it's well worth it. 

http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MANNandMOON?ref=seller_info

 

If you have problems finding it, just send us an email! 

Competition - Win a made to measure dog collar

Mann+Moon's first competition!

To win a made to measure dog collar in a colour and design of your choice, either Two-Tone or Harris Tweed and leather,  all you have to do is LIKE us on Facebook and SHARE the post. (If you have liked us already, just share the message to help us reach more people)

For those of you not on Facebook, send us an email through the 'contact us' page on our web site and we'll enter you into the draw.

The competition starts 11th April and the draw will be on the 30th April. 

Neo will be picking the winner at random from your names placed in his toy basket.

The winner will be announced on the 1st May, GOOD LUCK!

MannandMoon at the Country Living Fair Kitchen Table Talent Pop up Market

MannandMoon were one of 30 new crafters who won the opportunity to show at the Country Living Fair Kitchen Table Talent pop up market - the first time this has been run. We were all nervous as to what to expect, and hoping the people coming to the fair would like our products.

The tables were quite small and very close together but everyone worked together to make the space work - see the photo below of our table! (as usual any photos with me in it were not printable!!)

Buyers from John Lewis came to talk to and with us to give advice on business and spent time with each of us at our tables to find out more about us, our products and our 'story'. We had lots of positive feedback throughout the day and gained very valuable experience and ideas for the future.

We'd like to thank Country Living for choosing and supporting us, John Lewis for their encouragement, tips and feedback and the lovely people who visited our table for their positive words and sharing their stories of their dogs! 

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Showing at the Country Living Spring Craft Fair 21st March

We are very excited to have been chosen to have a table at the Country Living Spring Fair Pop-up market on the 21st March. There were hundreds of entries for 30 tables and MannandMoon were one of the chosen few! Please come and see us at the fair - we are only there for the one day. It is a lovely fair, we've been a few times as customers! It is at the Business Design Centre in Islington and if you pre-buy your ticket it is cheaper. 

It is our first craft fair, so it would be lovely to see you there. Unfortunately they don't allow live animals but Neo is going to have a fun day out with Lucy and Penny.

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Vine - we are so social!

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Well, I have to say I am quietly proud of MannandMoon to have managed to create accounts in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Vine! (well, not so quietly as you all know now!) And.. if you look at the bottom of the page here, you can click on the icons for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to take you to our pages.

Big thanks and appreciation go to Neo's and our friends at Forever Foxed (Noodles) and Unlimited Editions (Honey) for introducing these media to us.

We will be releasing a competition soon so watch this space, and Instagram, Twitter and Facebook!!

Harris Tweed heart heat pad

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Neo was a busy boy on Valentine's day sending out his love to everyone on Facebook. He borrowed one of our new heat pad Harris Tweed hearts which is filled with buckwheat to retain the heat better. I have to confess we share it when we have a cuddle on the sofa as it's a handy size and fits into the microwave perfectly. Neo was exhausted after reading about all his admirers so he had to have a nap!

Mann+Moon on Facebook

I have to admit, Facebook is a whole new world and the set up of our business page was a challenge but we are now proud to have a business page called Mann+Moon. Thanks to everyone who have liked it already, please share with your friends and follow us, we will be posting regular updates! http://www.facebook.com/pages/MannMoon/138034373022746

Launch of Mann+Moon

Welcome to our launch of Mann+Moon, we hope you enjoy our site, as well as our products. We'll be adding more news, photos and links to our favourite people and places soon so keep checking in with us. We'd love to hear from you, Neo is waiting by the computer for your emails to come in!

It's snowing in Brighton

The snow blew in today.  So far it has remained pretty and fun, rather than disruptive. Neo could hardly believe the garden transformed to soft and white, rolling about in it way beyond the point when it started to feel cold for us. His curly coat is a snow magnet:  he would be a snowdog in 5 minutes if he were to stand still.  The snow balls-up under his feet, giving him a popsicle to chew on later.  Still, this would be the perfect weather for wearing his Harris Tweed coat.

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