The Mews Life

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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