melon started off as a babywear label, inspired by my immersion in children’s retail.

I handmade tiny slippers and tank tops; embroidered bibs with ice-cream coloured motifs; and monogrammed draw-string hats.

Over the years, it has trickled into silk lavender pouches, china plate cake-stands, and linen bread bags.

Personalised pram blankets for babies and Vintage Playmobil greeting cards are melon‘s current hotties.

Personalised pram blankets for babies

These are fleece with a heart pattern, onto which I embroider the baby’s name.

Discussing the colour scheme is exciting! Fleece comes in all colours of the rainbow.

I’ve made a gazillion of these, including Alexanders, Sebastians and Maximilians- how come never a Jo? (£40+p&p)

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Vintage Playmobil greetings cards

These come with Conquerer envelopes, cocooned in cellophane wrappers. There are 5 versions, and they are blank inside.

Playmobil people make ideal companions: bright, fun, and easy to manipulate. (£3.50 each including p&p, or £15 for the set; wholesale enquiries 07983547234)

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