Designer, Emma Patterson, who I have worked with before, has started a gorgeous new range of children’s homewares, under the label ‘Homely Creatures‘. She kindly sent me a sleeping bear cushion for Henry. It looks so cute in his cot! Perfect for my little bear :)
I love the packaging it came in. Emma is so creative!
Check out the full range on her lovely shop..here.
December 6, 2013 | 1 Comment
I thought I might start doing some Christmas inspiration posts again, in the lead up to Christmas. I have put a link in the sidebar, where you can see all my Christmas posts from over the years. Not sure how easy it will be to get time for decorating and baking this year, but i want to try my best, as it will be Henry’s first Christmas. Maybe if I start early!
This one is for those that like to get crafty- pom pom Christmas decorations. Bright, colourful and playful
November 14, 2013 | 0 Comments
Sorry things have been a little quiet on here lately. It can be hard enough to get a shower and eat while looking after baby, so there is little time for things like blogging. Even now I am feeding him and typing with my one spare hand. Henry is doing really well though, gaining plenty of weight.
So back to blog world.. I do the odd bit of surfing the web on my laptop while feeding, and today came across, yet another gorgeous French blog, Boheme Circus, all about pretty paper and snail mail. And presented with cute typography. A perfect read for any paper lovers.
November 13, 2013 | 1 Comment
Something I realised while pregnant, is that I won’t be wearing my old clothes for quite a while, and by the time I can I may not even like them anymore. First it is maternity wear, and now nursing wear, while the odd piece of pre-pregnancy clothing works, a lot just dont have easy access for feeding. When I was first looking for nursing clothes, so many seemed drab and over priced. Then one if the lovely ladies at Maternity Sale, offered to send me a few pieces, and I realised that shopping for nursing wear wasn’t so depressing after all. They have lovely fashionable tops and dresses, that don’t look like nursing wear, but function perfectly with button up or clip fronts, so you can look nice and still breastfeed with ease. And if you are currently expecting, they also have a great maternity range too.
When exhausted and trying to recover from giving birth, and avoiding looking at the damage to your body, having nice clothes to wear, has really helped me feel good about myself. As tempting as it can be to live in PJ’s all day when caring for a newborn, it just makes me feel so much more fresh, alive and nice, to wear nice clothes, even when stuck on the couch most of the day.
So if you are expecting or nursing, or want to buy something for someone who is, go take a look at Maternity Sale.
November 5, 2013 | 3 Comments
I have had a bit of a wild journey the last few weeks. After bringing my little boy home, things quickly got crazy, with constant feeding, lots of crying and a stressed out and anxious mummy. At two weeks old, Henry and I were re-admitted to hospital as he was losing weight despite never ending feeding. It was a scary moment, I was so worried there was something wrong with my little one. Tests were run and we were put on a feeding plan which included regular breastfeeding, pumping and formula top ups. (Making feed sessions last an hour or more). On the 2nd day at hospital I was feeling really off, with headaches, increased bleeding and exhaustion. That night I passed a large clot, upon inspection by the nurses, they found it contained membrane, so it was part of the after birth that had not yet come out, and so we worked out it had been confusing my body and my body was not producing enough of the right hormones, so my milk supply was low, so my poor baby was constantly hungry, as my supply could not keep up with his needs. After 5 days in hospital we are finally home, and still pumping and topping up to keep his weight rising. My milk is increasing each day and he is almost back to birth weight now. Its been a crazy journey into parenthood, and I hope we can start to get into a more normal routine soon, and enjoy more rest and play time,
October 29, 2013 | 9 Comments