Attics seem like the perfect space for a playroom. Those uneven roofs and weird angles are just so perfect for a room that’s all about using your imagination! Here are some I would love in my own house. (P.S I would so click on the first link. Such a gorgeous gorgeous home)
This tutorial looks as beautiful as the finished product. How to make a rope coil vessel here.
The whole family has been struck down with the first of winter’s flus for the past week and we’ve dusted off the hot water bottle for a long season ahead. I think these handmade hottie covers made from vintage blankets by Zippitydoodah would make the perfect cover.
In my opinion, you can never have too much storage, too many cushions or too many lamps. Adding colour to your room with accessories like table lamps can save the hard work of painting walls and makes it easy to change up whenever the mood takes you. I’ve rounded up a few colourful table lamps available here in Oz & NZ as well as the US that would be at home in a bedroom as well as a nursery.
Loving the fun and colourful designs of these Weegoamigo Adventure Blankets.
If nature tells us anything, it’s that we shouldn’t be afraid of combining colours. You’d be surprised just how many colours work well together (I’d go as far as to say that any colour can work with another – it’s just a matter of balance. My tip would be to treat one colour as a neutral and the other as a highlight colour). Check out my latest happy snap to see how blue and orange are combined in nature.
This cute nursery comes from Instagrammer @PaperKraneK8 (Kate also happens to make kickass baby shoes). See below to find where you can nab the curtains, prints and accessories to create this cute look for yourself.
Being a child of the seventies, I’m very familiar with macrame. My memories though were of knotted creations made of dull brown and beige yarn. The current reinvention using bright colours and even neon have breathed new life into this age-old craft. I love the colourful planters and how it adds colour and texture into your space. I’ve rounded up some colourful macrame pieces that you can buy but I’ll also post a link with some great tutorials following this post that you can make yourself.
I bought myself a chewable necklace a while back just because I love the colourful & chunky look, but now that there’s a baby in the picture, I’m hoping it’ll come in handy during her teething phase. Made from food-grade silicon, chewable jewellery makes fab baby chew toys to save your car keys from being gnawed. I thought I’d share some colourful cuties that not only look great on mums but can come in very handy. Interesting facts: chewable jewellery can be helpful for autistic children and can aid children’s speech development.
Wow. Love this beautiful pattern created with paint, a bit of swirling and a humble comb! Tutorial here.
Even though I’m absent just at the minute, you can still find me on Instagram (admittedly most of the pics are of a squashy little baby right now) and I’ll hopefully be back on the blogging trail at the start of next month (baby-permitting). Apologies for the blog being so quiet right now. I’ll see you soon x
Sorry I’ve been absent all week. A certain someone turned up and turned our world around in a very short space of time. Violet was born on Monday morning 7lb 6oz / 50cm long. She has been an absolute delight from day one and we’ve fallen completely in love with her. I’m still working on the breastfeeding thing and Violet is working on switching her sleepy days and active/hungry nights around but I think we’ll get in a rhythm very soon. In the meantime, I’ll post when I can but catching up on sleep is my top priority right now.
Thankyou everyone for your kind words of congratulations. We feel incredibly blessed to have such a wonderful little addition to the family and also that we are surrounded by loving, supportive family and friends who have been fantastic at taking the pressure off by babysitting the rambunctious four year old while we struggle with lack of sleep.