Sunday, October 23, 2011

A handmade Christmas

Wow post #100 and just in time for my Christmas blogs! Was hard to narrow things down as there are so many gorgeous items on offer out there so here are so of my favourites. (I want them all!)

First is Christmas to wear, in a circle starting top left.

This gorgeous pinafore dress is from Possum & Sweetpea. The also have a few other designs and fabrics with most priced around the $30 mark. Check out their Facebook page for more details or how to order.

Next is the very cool Naughty or Nice tees from Oh Deer Me!  They are $18 each and available in sizes 00, 0 2, 4, 6 & 8. Head to their Facebook page and they also have a Made It store.

We all know how hot it can get at Christmas time in Australia so little bubs can stay cool and still look Christmassy in this cute Santa MCN from A Knight's Tail. She's currently not taking custom orders so you will have to keep an eye on the Facebook page for when they open again.

And finally the Reindeer sleeveless Tee from Monkeys Over the Moon. It's a size 3, handstitched and can by yours for $25.
Next are the handmade other Christmas items.

Top left this cute Reindeer Toy is $40 from Little Sew & Sews. If you are in Perth you might be lucky enough to see them around the market scene otherwise head to their Facebook page for details.

Top right are Rustic Tin Christmas ornaments from Creative Sentiments. Price is yet to be advised but check out their Facebook page for updates. I really love the wooden ones aswell and you can see them in this album.

And finally bottom right how is Santa meant to get in when you don't have a chimney? With Santa's Magic Key of course! These are $24.95 each and come with a metal key and room for some treats for the reindeers, you can find them at Noahs.Art.Nursery on Facebook.

And finally, I had to add these ones on as they are just to gorgeous not to share!!

On the left are some of the hair accessories available at Madeleine Design Hair Accessories. There is an album of all the designs available on Facebook so be sure to check it out if you need that finishing touch to an outfit.

And on the right is this divine romper made of 100% cotton by Robintail. They are priced at $45 each and available on their website.
How about a handmade Christmas? Make sure you get in early for Handmade Christmas items as most are custom done and fill very quickly!

Feel free to share links to any other great Christmas handmade products you know of.

More Christmas blogs to come this week!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Mumma Loves Bubba winner!

What a fantastic response we had to our Mumma Loves Bubba giveaway!

I have seen the Love to swaddle up 50/50 wrap popping up in shops everywhere so it's obviously a great product and the lucky person getting one for free is......

Kimberley Belford! Congrats Kimberley, I hope you have a bubba or know a bubba coming soon that will get good use out of the wrap. Please email Mumma Loves Bubba at to claim your prize!

Thanks so much to Mumma Loves Bubba for the fantastic giveaway and I hope you will all show them lots of support in the future.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Mumma loves Bubba + giveaway!

 What a great store Mumma loves Bubba is! When I first had a look around I was amazed by the range of products they had, it's a Mum 2 Be's one stop shop with everything from nappies to baby carriers!

Mumma loves Bubba's aim is to provide high quality which are also eco friendly products.

Being a bit of a bag addict I headed straight to the nappy bags where you can find both Babymel and OiOi in stock. I was drawn to the OiOi Antique White English Rose Hobo Diaper Bag pictured above ($179) which comes with everything you need and free shipping! For a cheaper option I love the Babymel London white floral diaper bag ($129) which still has the free shipping too.

Now check out this amazing product below. This set by Yoomi warms the milk to the perfect temperature in 60 seconds!!! I am so interested to see how it works. Apparently you charge it by warming in a steriliser or a pan of boiling water and then its good to go whenever you need it later! Perfect for those middle of the night feeds or if you are leaving bub with someone while you head out and they don't know how to warm a bottle. You can get each thing individually of as below in the starter pack for $49.95.
 In the baby carriers they have a range of ERGObaby carriers and also the Manduca. The Manduca baby carrier is made from organic cotton and hemp and comes in a great range of colours. Like the ERGO it holds bub in the M shape for their hips and legs which is the best way to support them rather than the crotch carry on a lot of other baby carriers. It also has a built in newborn insert so suitable from 3.5kgs.

A lot of Mums have been asking on my FB page lately about the little ones having problems with eczema and a lot of the answers where others that swore by goat's milk. You can grab a range of Billie Goat Soap products from Mumma loves Bubba including bath soak, body wash, the cleansing bars and even a gift pack which would be a great baby shower present.
Make sure you also have a look at their specials page where you can grab a bargain or two!

Mumma loves Bubba has been very generous and offered one Bub & Moo reader the chance to win the Love to swaddle up 50/50 (pictured above, RRP $49.95). Perfect for those bubs that like to soothe themselves sucking on a finger or when they are moving from the fully swaddled stage to being unwrapped. You start with your newborn having both wings attached, they can sleep with their arms up (which is apparently better for them!)  then you take one wing off and then about 3 weeks later you can take both wings off and you are left with a lightweight sleeping bag! Wish these were around when I had my first!

Now how to win. For 1 entry into the competition head over to Mumma loves Bubba's FB page and write 'new liker from Bub & Moo' and if you would like 2 entries into the competition, sign up for their newsletter (through 'my account') and head to their FB page and write 'new liker and newsletter subscriber from Bub & Moo', simple!

**And as a fantastic offer Bub & Moo subscribers/likers are entitled to free shipping for orders over $50 by selecting 'pickup' at checkout and mentioning Bub & Moo! That is awesome! Happy shopping for anyone that takes up that offer!**

Now the nitty gritty
- Australia only
- one entry per person, per household
- competition opens 5 October 2011 4pm and goes until Friday 14th October 2011 11.59pm AEST
- Bub & Moo hold no responsibility of lost/not sent prizes

Monday, October 3, 2011

Stork's Corner and my first fashion show!

 What a fun day we had at the Stork's Corner fashion parade! I had to take my 2 eldest along as my husband was at Gymbaroo with our youngest but they were provided with lollipops while watching so were happy!

On arrival we were given a delicious cookie that had some very Oobi looking cherries on top and a list of all the pieces that were going to be shown so we could tick off the ones we might want to buy (oh so tempting!) and a raffle ticket.

The kids in the show did so well walking out and even doing a few dance moves though the littlest one came out in her own time and didn't want to get out of her cuddlefish bathers.

Now let me just get through all these gorgeous pieces shown in the photos. In the picture above the boys are in the new Electric Boy tees which are seriously cool with Rock Your Baby denim shorts and the girls are in the same dresses featured in the photo below, left to right then top to bottom are....
The Oobi shrug in scarlett with the Rock You Baby Dolly dress, then the Rock Your Baby Collar Dress in black and also from Rock Your Baby the Mad Men Dress, top right is the girls strutting down the catwalk, middle right is little Lexi in the Cheeseclothe dress from Purebaby and Alyssa in Rock Your Baby Bowtie top and Rock Your Baby Twirl skirt and Madison Grace Designs hair bow and finally bottom right is Hannah in the Oobi Holly Dress with Oobi hairbow.
 Now onto the boys! They were all looking very cool in their outfits and there is so much more funky, fashionable clothes for boys coming up this Summer.
On the left Ryder is wearing a Rock Your Baby Western shirt with Rock Your baby cap, top right hes in the Oobi Emerson tee with Oobi check shorts and bottom right Rock Your Baby denim shorts, Rock Your Baby chimp tee and Rock Your Baby Fedora hat.
And finally the gorgeous Lexi again looking applicious in the Oobi Ava hat, Scratch n Sniff tee and the Oobi Molly shorts.
I managed to control myself and just got the Oobi Molly shorts and a Tiger Tribe stamp set and a book for the girls. I'm sure I'll be back though when the weather finally warms up in Perth!

It was so nice to see what the clothes looked like on without being edited or put in studio surroundings (they are even more gorgeous in real life!). We got a goodie bag on our way out and the items matched what I had bought, did they know me that well? lol

If you are in Perth head down to Myaree for a visit at Stork's Corner and see  for yourself, if you aren't in Perth you can still check them out online or give them a call as they ship orders for free when they are over $80!

**All the photographs above are my Lilypad Photography so please don't copy without permission**