Making for baby · Sewing

Sewing for baby’s first Christmas

    I love many things about Christmas, but one of the things most special for me is the creativity of it – sewing gifts, making decorations, planning the food, wrapping and embellishing gifts, preparing a beautiful table to eat at together.  This is my first Christmas as a mother to our beautiful girl Amy,… Continue reading Sewing for baby’s first Christmas

Blogging · parenting · Uncategorized

12 Days of Christmas – Kiwi Mummy Bloggers – a Blog Collaboration

This December I am part of a blog tour, the ’12 Days of Christmas – Kiwi Mummy Bloggers Blog Collaboration’. During the first twelve days of December, each blogger will be sharing a Christmas themed post e.g. Craft, DIY, Inspiration, Recipe or Family tradition, at 12PM (New Zealand Daylight Time).  For me it has been a… Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas – Kiwi Mummy Bloggers – a Blog Collaboration

Sewing

Customised Christmas stockings for sale

I have been making Christmas stockings for friends and family, and have hosted craft parties for my mum’s group friends to make they own. The response has been so wonderful, I’ve decided to offer fully Customised Christmas stockings for those of you who would like one made for you, too!   Personalised Christmas stockings, made to… Continue reading Customised Christmas stockings for sale

Caroline's life · parenting

A reading guide on natural development and respectful parenting

At our SPACE class recently we were asked what we ‘reflective parenting’ means to us. For me, being a reflective parents means deliberately raising Amy in the best way that I know how. It means making myself informed, by reading and listening to different authors and speakers on parenting and child development. It means being… Continue reading A reading guide on natural development and respectful parenting

Making for baby · Sewing

Making embroidered baby slippers

I’ve been on a roll with these awesome Wayfarer slippers by Twig&Tale – a sweet little pattern. They were initially a little fiddly to get the hang of, but when I had made one pair they came together easily. The secret to the embroidery is to sew it before you even cut the pattern. I… Continue reading Making embroidered baby slippers

Cooking

Biscuits for breastfeeding mothers

These biscuits are delicious and so good for breastfeeding! These great tasting biscuits include flaxseed, coconut oil, nutrition yeast, and vegan options. Several people have asked me to share the recipe, so here it is. I have to be clear: this is not my original recipe, it’s based on Noel Trujllo’s Lactation Cookies on Food.com.… Continue reading Biscuits for breastfeeding mothers

Home decor · Making for baby · Sewing · Soft toys

Projects in progress

There hasn’t been a lot of ‘completing’ around here this week, but there are a few projects on the go and some ideas for writing rattling around in my head. Projects in progress include Waldorf baby dolls, fabric selection for recovering some mid-century chairs, and summer clothes for Baby Amy using the Twig  Tale ‘Barefoot… Continue reading Projects in progress