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Nine Months of Motherhood: The Story Behind Mama You Got This!

Nine Months of Motherhood: The Story Behind Mama You Got This!

When I first published this blog post, it marked a whole nine months since I became a mother. 39 weeks of having a beautiful daughter in our lives, filling each day with sunshine. It also shares a little insight into the story behind the Mama You Got This design, which I first designed as an iron-on patch.

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The Great Parent Bake-off: Harper's Christening Cake

The Great Parent Bake-off: Harper's Christening Cake

The best part of any party is the cake, right? At least that's my way of thinking. Harper's christening cake was going to be the first cake I ever made for her, and although she wouldn't be able to have a bit, I still wanted it to be incredible. I don't know if it’s usual to have a colour scheme for a christening, but l'd already picked one: rose gold and mint. Incorporating mint green into the cake was easy as I'd simply use mint coloured buttercream, but rose gold was a bit trickier. There are so many options available...

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Reuniting with my Sewing Machine: Tilly and the Buttons Freya Dress

Reuniting with my Sewing Machine: Tilly and the Buttons Freya Dress

I’m super-excited to share with you my first dressmaking project as a Mum! My sewing machine hasn’t been touched for a while, so it felt really good to be making again. From the day we’d decided that we would have H christened, I was dreading finding something to wear. My post-baby body and shop changing rooms are not friends at the moment. Most of my pre-baby dressmaking had been for work-wear (hello Coco dress for each day of the week), and some more casual bits for the weekends. I had never even thought about making a dress for a special...

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Harper's Birth Story

Harper's Birth Story

So, this post is a little different from anything else I’ve shared. If birth’s not your thing, I won’t be offended if you don’t want to read ahead! I’ve toyed with the idea of sharing my birth story for the last few months. In some ways, it feels so private. On the other hand, I know from personal experience that women are subjected to so many negative stories of birth throughout pregnancy, that I felt that I should share my overwhelmingly positive experience. That being said, every birth story is different, and despite my referring to hypno-birthing throughout, I do...

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