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Super Stripy Stickerscape!

The online sticker company, Stickerscape, have created a range of fantastic new Wall Stickers featuring our very own Stripy Horse… and we love them all!

You can see pictures of some of the stickers below, but for more information on sizes and custom captions etc, take a look at their website:

To celebrate the launch, Stickerscape are running a competition to win 1 of 5 stickers. Simply use this link: and follow the instructions on their Facebook page, but  you’ll have to be quick, the competition closes tonight!



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Christmas With Stripes!

We promised you some exciting festive news a few months ago… and here it is!

Stripy Horse will be appearing on his own range of Christmas cards and wrap this year. Karen has been busy creating new seasonal artwork of your favourite horse, so soon you’ll find him hanging up his stocking and delivering presents on cards from the Great British Card Company or juggling baubles and building a snowman on wrap and gift bags from Penny Kennedy Ltd. Here a few pictures – ‘Ho, ho, ho!’ We’re tickled pink with the results!

SH xmas range

Both cards and wrap should be available this month from independent stockists and the Garden Centre Group. There are only 72 days until Christmas – time to get wrapping!



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New Stripy Horse Floor Puzzle!

Hello again everyone! Some very exciting news: Rainbow Designs have just made a lovely new Stripy Horse double-sided jigsaw. It has 24 giant pieces (perfect for little fingers) and measures 49 x 68.5cm when made up.

The puzzle comes in a handy carry box and has a black and white picture on the reverse for you to colour in yourself… we love it! Here’s a link to find the jigsaw on Amazon.

And here’s the back so you can plan your colouring…

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New Stripy Greetings Cards

Very exciting news for fans of Stripy Horse, he’s now appearing on a range of greetings cards from the Great British Card Company! You can find out more about them here.

The cards feature illustrations from Stripy Horse’s adventures inside and out – and Karen even drew some specially for the range too. Last week we galloped up to the Spring Fair in Birmingham, where the cards went on show for the first time…

We’ll pass on more news about the cards as soon as we can – hopefully they should be available to buy very soon…

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Breakfast Tastes Better On Stripes!

We’re very excited because this month sees the launch of a gorgeous Stripy Horse Melamine Breakfast Set from Rainbow Designs! Guaranteed to brighten up mealtimes, the plate, bowl and cup feature illustrations and quotes from our books…

The set comes in a bright, stripy gift box and will be available from good independent gift shops.

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Stripy Horse Soft Toy

We’ve had loads of emails from people asking about the Stripy Horse soft toy. He’s been out of stock for a little while, but will be back in a week or so, just in time for Christmas!

Rainbow Designs, who make him, have told us that he will be ready to order from the end of November and he comes in a new soft furry material for extra cuddliness.

Keep an eye out for some brand new Stripy Horse toy and gift items in the new year too… we’ll put more info up about them very soon.

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Bag your own Stripy Horse!

Fans of the Stripy Horse books can now get their hands on a range of limited edition canvas bags printed with their favourite character!

Each bag comes in two sizes: small totes for little ones and large shoppers for adults.

For budding artists, there’s also a design your own bag set inspired by our November workshops in Italy.

The tote bags were designed specially for Coccinelle by Karen, and sales aid the Italian charity Magica Cleme who provide entertainment and fun days out for the families of children with cancer.

You can buy online from Coccinelle here, or at the Coccinelle shop on Kings Road in London.

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Molto Bene, Stripy Horse!

Following a similar event in London a few months ago, the Stripy Horse picture books were chosen as the theme for a series of children’s bag drawing workshops in Milan. The events were organised by Coccinelle in aid of the Italian children’s charity Magica Cleme

Here’s Karen outside the shop…

coccinelle shop

And then with some of the kids polishing up their artistic skills inside…

Coccinelle workshop

Judging by the quality of the final bag designs she had better watch out…

Coccinelle workshop

We had an amazing time, so a BIG BIG thanks to everyone involved!

As well as finding out just how good the pastries are in Milan we also learnt that the Italian for sausage dog is ‘Bassotto’. Here’s a bassotto that came along to one of the workshops – he wasn’t quite as long as Hermann, but he was very smartly dressed…

sausage dog

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