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Becoming Nurture and Cheer: The Story Behind the Rebrand

Becoming Nurture and Cheer: The Story Behind the Rebrand

As you may know, last year I rebranded, moving from Em Makes and Bakes to Nurture and Cheer. Six months on, and I thought it was about time I explained a little more behind my decision to rebrand, and the process I went through. I’ll be doing a short series of blog posts over the coming weeks, as there’s simply too much to include in one. In this first post, I’ll be talking through the decision to change my business name. Part 1: What’s in a Name? I can still vividly remember the afternoon back in 2015 that I set...

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Ikea Latt Table Hack: Geometric Makeover

Ikea Latt Table Hack: Geometric Makeover

Throughout pregnancy, I came up with a list in my head of all the things that I wanted to make for H. Some of them never happened (the personalised birthday t-shirt was a good intention, but there was also a cake to be made), others actually turned out to be quite successful (the handmade baby book), and there’s others that I mulled over for far too long, the Ikea Latt table hack definitely falls into this last category. It probably doesn’t help that it’s then taken me over 9 months to actually write up this post too! Along with the...

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Tilly and the Buttons Stella Pyjama Bottoms

Tilly and the Buttons Stella Pyjama Bottoms

Disclosure: This blog post features gifted fabric from Crafty Sew and So. All words are my own and based on my personal experience of using the product. Autumn is my favourite time of year; the weather turning cooler, pumpkin spice lattes, and an excuse to wrap up warm in lots of cosy jumpers and pyjamas. Each year I like to treat myself to some new loungewear ready for snuggling up on the sofa as the nights get colder. Pyjama bottoms with a big jumper and slippers are essential autumn and winter wear for me! You may recall that I had...

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Toy Pram Bedding DIY

Toy Pram Bedding DIY

I’d been eyeing up an Olli Ella wicker toy pram for ages for H before I managed to find one in the sale. So many toy prams are pink and flowery, which really isn’t my style, and so I love how gender-neutral the Olli Ella ones are. After the pram arrived, I thought back to my own toy pram that I’d had as a little girl, and the cute bedding that my own Mum made for it, and instantly decided that I’d carry on the tradition. This make uses leftover monochrome fabrics from the crafting I did for H’s nursery...

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Ditching the Disposables: An Honest Guide to Cloth Nappies

Ditching the Disposables: An Honest Guide to Cloth Nappies

I couldn’t let Real Nappy Week pass without a blog post dedicated to cloth bums. It was about this time last year (probably Real Nappy Week 2018!) that I began to look into using reusable nappies for H. I’d first considered them when I was pregnant but (wrongly) assumed that I’d struggle as I didn’t have a tumble drier. For the first 7 months or so of H’s life, she was in disposables. I started off with a well-known brand of nappies, and then made the switch to eco-disposables when she was around three months old. I know there are...

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