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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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Blogtacular 2018: Time to Reconnect with the Blogging World

Blogtacular 2018: Time to Reconnect with the Blogging World

Photo courtesy of: Blogtacular and Amber-Rose Photography ‘But I don’t even blog at the moment!’ That was my first thought when I received the email announcing that the Blogtacular 2018 tickets were on sale. For the last two years, I had snapped up my ticket on launch day, but it was now the end of 2017 and I was having all sorts of wobbles, which I shared on the blog. My craft room was sitting largely unused and each day I was becoming more aware that the blog was unloved. In hindsight, it all seems a bit silly, but at the time I...

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Cake Decorating with The Sparkling Spatula

Cake Decorating with The Sparkling Spatula

I do love a good workshop! Over the past few years I’ve learnt to make felt, weave, sew my own pyjama bottoms, spray paint, and learn how to use my proper camera. I’ve also had a go at biscuit decorating, but not much else baking related. Now that I have years of birthday cakes ahead of me, I figured it was about time to give cake decorating a go! I’ve been following the wonderfully talented Vanessa of The Sparkling Spatula on Instagram for a while now. Also based in Oxfordshire, Vanessa creates beautiful layer cakes completely coated in buttercream, a...

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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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A Little Update

A Little Update

Hello... it's me. I was wondering if after all this time you'd like to read? Yes? Cheesy Adele puns aside, I'm aware that it's been a very long time since I hit that publish button and shared a new post. However, it's all for a very good reason. In early October, we welcomed our beautiful daughter Harper into the world, and since then pretty much everything has been about her (and rightly so). I'm naturally very organised. My first week of Maternity Leave was spent writing and scheduling blog content that would keep me going until the end of October....

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