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9 Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Gifts

9 Mother's Day Gift Ideas

As someone that feels very strong about gifting meaningful presents, I prepared an edit with 9 beautiful Mother's Day gift ideas. These are all lovely items made by mother's who have created their own brands and each of these would make a great gift. There is something for everyone, for the explorers, the nature lovers, the chic and stylish, the new mum, the forgetful and the interiors lover. Discover some of the best mother makers! Links to all products and prices below.   Honey & ToastRussel Satchel - Monochrome and nude £100  Claire Hill DesignsWishbone Gold Charm and Necklace 14K£22 MaraPlant Hanger£18 Small...

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How to Hang Art Prints

Interiors

How to Hang Art Prints

We often fall in love with a print and immediately the question arises: how am I going to hang this print? Gallery walls have never been so popular, they transform the space with very little. A curated wall will make your home breath a little bit of you and your personality. There are loads of interesting and easy ways to hang and display prints. I have prepared this post with six options which are simple but effective.  1. Classic wood frame: you can never go wrong with a classic wood frame. This is timeless and suits all interiors easily. It can be...

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Interview with Coral Atkinson from Velveteen Babies

Interviews

Interview with Coral Atkinson from Velveteen Babies

We had the privilege of interviewing Coral Atkinson, the creative and maker behind iconic droplet garlands brand Velveteen Babies. A really inspiring and interesting read as she talks about how she started out, her designs being copied and how she juggles motherhood and work. Tell us about yourself, how did you start crafting these beautiful garlands and mobiles? I began Velveteen Babies back in early 2014 when I was on maternity leave with my second child and back then there really wasn't much in the way of design led children's room decoration. I wanted to create some items for Barney's...

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Mum and Baby Gift Wishlist

Gifts

Mum and Baby Gift Wishlist

A new baby is a wonderful gift, becoming a mother too, however you probably sometimes wished you did not get so may clothes for baby and you probably missed a little something for yourself. This is a bit of the essence of what Small Bob is, simple, essential and memorable baby gifts. One of the things I did not expect is to receive so many gifts, it was even more gifts than in my wedding, everything is much appreciated but often, when in desperate need, you would have wished you had something that would help baby soothe or help you...

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New beginnings

Motherhood

New beginnings

The beginning of life for a baby starts way before birth, they develop in your womb and suddenly one day they are out there, in your arms. It is a reality that kicks you instantly, without any previous warning. Yes, everybody talks about it, the good, the bad, but there is only one way of knowing about it and is going through it in every possible way. So this is my first post, trying to talk about beginnings and how we are never really ready for them. Everybody gives you advice, their opinions, the way they did things, how that...

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