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While the Man Beast and Tiny Creature are away this Makey Mama doth (is that a word?!) play. I put the final touches on TC's rainbow room by making her a rainbow pillow case and doing an applique heart thingie. Done. ... See MoreSee Less

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Faye DickerI have appliquΓ© rainbow heart thingie envy :-) X3 days ago   ·  2
Sarah Louise MillichipLove it xxx2 days ago
Laura HardyLove the rug!2 days ago
Amanda Woodman-HardyAww that's gorgeous😍3 days ago   ·  1
Madeline FrancesWow, it is unbelievably cool, well done you!!2 days ago

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Man Beast and Tiny Creature are camping as I type this. TC has been so excited about it all week so we made her 'dou-douas' (her small toys) a tiny green tent to go with Man Beast's big tent. It went down a treat and her is a photo of it in action.
How to make it, include template, in comments.
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WE ARE IN! 2 and half years after looking at this house we now live here!
In true makey style I've been porch painting in my pants :)
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Beck KinnerslyMassive congratulations Misty!! (do you have special painting pants?!) Hope to visit you in your new house one of these fine days. Loads of love to you all xxx2 weeks ago   ·  1
Deborah Rose Sunrise DenmanYou shave your legs and you have two kids!! Fair play mamma! Congrats on moving in at last xx2 weeks ago   ·  1
Julia PurserHubby and P doing exactly the same! Congrats on the new home x2 weeks ago   ·  1
Gemma SmartCongratulations and celebrations! Wishing you lots of happy times and memories in your new house xx2 weeks ago   ·  1
Alix McKenzie-WainCongratulations xxx2 weeks ago   ·  1
Debra NewrickHappy new home to u all xx2 weeks ago   ·  1
Elly WhiteHooray, happy settling in xxx2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Makey Mamas shared Floriography by Vera Fallacy's post.

This is definitely one many of you Bristol Beauties will enjoy.... a Flower Hunt hosted by Floriography by Vera Fallacy in Totterdown South Bristol. Despite living on the otherside of town to this florist I've been following them for some time now.The women who runs it does the most lovely things like leaving small posies of flowers all over Totterdown just because. I'm completely taken by what she does and how she does it all so beautifully. I intend to do this Flower Hunt with Tiny Creature...
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Join our flower hunt in Totterdown! We have some completed flower hunt forms. It's so exciting... I'd like more... The game is for all ages and so are the prizes... go on give it a go. Did you know you could win a prize for a flower party for up to 5, cream tea for 2 at the Duchess, a goody mug from Craftisan, voucher from our butcher... and that's only a little of what is available..... check out the prize list which has grown in the post below. And well just come say hello... Much love xxxxx

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Most people I know are going on holidays and enjoying the sun. We move house next week so not much fun here! Rather than wallow I decided to bring some summeryness to myself and whipped up a batch of some Neroli Body Butter. Although you might not have heard of Neroli (wild orange) my guess is that you will know the scent straight away. It's a holiday in a jar!

If you too need a holiday in a jar, here's how:
30g Shea butter
10g Almond Oil
10g Coconut oil
15 drops Neroli Essential Oil
Whip it up and slather it on!
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Makey Mamasthanks Claire Dormand xx1 month ago
Claire DormandYou're right misty. This must smell delicious! Last summer we were in exactly the same position - we tried to renovate most of our house between May - August & then had to move in with only 2 bedrooms finished & a camping cooker in the kitchen. No holiday all summer either :( I wish I'd had the sense to whip up something like this to make me feel better. It will be bliss in your new house when you are all settled in. Hope the move goes really well & let us know if you need any help xx1 month ago   ·  1
Hannah KingOh this sounds amazing, Misty!1 month ago

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Makey Mamas shared Bliss Bristol's photo.

I'm thrilled that my co-cordainator of the *Hearts for mums on Mother's Day* won an award for all her efforts from the charity she represents, Bliss Bristol. It was Catherine who originally approached me 2 years ago and asked if Makey Mamas could make just 34 hearts for mums spending Mother's Day in Southmead NICU. As you know we exceeded that target may times over and hearts got distributed to over 77 units across the UK this Mother's Day alone.
Catherine, You are amazing and have worked tirelessly. Thank you for all that you do xx
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Yesterday I was honoured to receive a special dedication to families award at the Bliss thank you event. All the volunteer work I do it to ensure as many families as possible can reach support at such a difficult time

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One person's trash is another person's treasure.
This statement has never been more true after we found this crocodile head costume in our neighbours recycling this week. Tiny Creature's favourite book at the mo is 'The Enormous crocodile' so you can imagine what a treat this went down.
We have had such fun with it.
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Ariane France LangGorgeous Crocodile! :)2 months ago   ·  1
Charlie CharlstonFabulous dress!! πŸ˜‰2 months ago   ·  1

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I used to be creative and make some lovely things. Now I got to retail parks and buy toilet brushes. The upside is that Tiny Creature is rather enjoying this change of lifestyle and decided to make her own toilet brush out of her Stick Man and a fluffy pink thingie.
House move 4 weeks and counting....
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Elisa TunksWoohoo to TC! xx2 months ago

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Imagine my delight when I opened my post to find a heart had been sent to me to celebrate the birth of Mini Creature!
Many of you will know the significance of this but for those of you who don't this is what it's all about....
For the last 2 years we, and by 'we' I mean you lot, have been making crocheted/ knitted hearts for mums spending Mother's Day in a NICU (Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit) with their tiny ones. This year 1810 were made and sent to 77 NICU's all over the country. It has amazing! Anyway, out of all the hearts this was my favourite, I even photographed my 34 week pregnant bump with it on the day we got all the hearts in. This heart was kept back for me by my fellow co-coordinator, Catherine from Bliss Bristol. Weirdly she never saw this photo I took so it was pure coincidence, 1 in 1810 chances, that she kept me this heart!
I was very touched. Special thanks to lovely Emma who actually made this heart, along with 52 others. I've never met Emma but like so many of you who contributed to our Hearts project I feel a sense of togetherness within this crazy time of motherhood.
Correction: Ive just had a message from Emma and she didn't make this one. SO, we have a Makey Mystery on our hands... who made this heart??
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Hannah KingOh that is just Amazing that you ended up with your favourite heart!! A beautiful heart for a beautiful Mama 😘2 months ago   ·  1
Hannah PlummerSimilar to some of mine but it's not. Looks like the same yarn though!2 months ago   ·  2
Sumayyah MalnaThat's so lovely! X2 months ago   ·  1
Rachel SmithIs there somewhere I can learn to croquet a heart. I know someone whose just has a baby boy and 26 weeks and the idea of this just sounds lovely so I would like to make her one to hang on his incubator x2 weeks ago
Deborah Rose Sunrise DenmanAww that's so lush....xx2 months ago   ·  1

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Just before I had Mini Creature (now 7 weeks!!) I created a 'Fiddle Pack' for Tiny Creature so that she'd have something new to occupy her when I was doing epic amounts of feeding. I never got round to completing all the parts; this was the final Fiddley thing.....
Introducing the 'Aunty Kimberley' game. That's what I grew up calling it, however a wise woman has recently told me it's called matching pairs or the memory game. Do you know that one I mean?
I raided my fabric scraps to do it. Nice and simple.
I'm going to put together a post on all the things that I made for her 'Fiddle Pack; what has worked well and what hasn't!
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Del SurmonGreat name... Love it2 months ago   ·  1
Maria HickmanThis is fab! I reckon with my poor crafting skills I could even manage this! Hope all is going well 😊. X2 months ago   ·  1
Priscila TipladyWe used to call this game Pelmanism xxx2 months ago   ·  1
April IlesLovely idea! Hope you & Clove are doing well. Xx2 months ago   ·  1

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I have that slight sinking feeling that comes when lovingly hand made booties only fit for 1 day! pahhh! ... See MoreSee Less

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Kate StaniforthWe were sent the most exquisite pair of knitted socks which were WAY too small. But daughter still uses them on her dolls and teddies!2 months ago   ·  2
Emma HopkinsAt least a day is better than none at all xx2 months ago   ·  1
Anne BiestaGood you took a few photos then whilst they fitted !2 months ago   ·  1
Katie SweetBut super cute for the day x2 months ago   ·  1
Pegah EsmailiShe's got your legs! πŸ˜‰2 months ago   ·  1
Gemma SmartBut mega mega cute!! :) x2 months ago   ·  1
Marcello StacconiYes photos. Cute knitting. :( baby's sick and I didn't get told.bummed about it.but here with doctor now getting help for him2 months ago

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The most popular creative workshop I run is the Baby Casts and Prints. It's not hard to see why when you see this plaster cast of Mini Creature's feet inside Tiny Creature's. The finish is pretty rough finish but I'm tickled pink by it.
Mini Creature 12 days old
Tiny creature 2 years, 11 months and 12 days old
I'm praying it doesn't break in our impending move. I could never re-create such cuteness again!!
Have you made a plaster cast at home after attending the workshop?
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Liz HarperWill there be a workshop for this soon/ over the summer? (Sorry not sure how long you are off for. Congrats by the way)xx2 months ago   ·  1
Katheryn GallagherBeautiful. Hope all going well as a mama of two x3 months ago   ·  1
Hannah KingOh Misty this is just amazing!!3 months ago   ·  1
Felicity HillThat's lovely x3 months ago   ·  1
Cara JayneAw that's so gorgeous xx3 months ago   ·  1
Jasmine Hawthorne-TunksThat's incredible x3 months ago   ·  1
Elly WhiteCuteness3 months ago   ·  1

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I've always wanted a rainbow room so badly, so I am living vicariously through my toddler.... this is her new room at our new and (still unfinished!) house. Although I like to think I could have turned my hand at painting this myself, I didn't. I got in another Makey Mama and I'm so glad I did. It is lush and Tiny Creature hugged it with joy when she saw it!!
This is just the start of the rainbow joy for her room... I'm having so much fun doing it!
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Faye DickerOh my goodness! Jemima would just love this- she loves rainbow so much she wants to be one when she grows up! We must have one! X3 months ago   ·  2
Amanda Woodman-HardyOh I love it!! I want one in my room now. Who was the artist?3 months ago   ·  1
Louise Mustafaomg i love this i have a rainbow baby and he needs this for his room3 months ago   ·  1
Georgina HoleI'm just organising a rainbow party for my one year old and I'm super jealous. I think you are a fellow little bird mummy aren't you? 🌈3 months ago   ·  1
Maxine PorterLove it! I have a 4 yr old wanting a rainbow room but not sure my painting skills are upto it πŸ™Šx3 months ago   ·  1
Charlie CharlstonLove the way the colours overlap and blend together. It looks so warm and calming πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ’œπŸŒˆ3 months ago   ·  1
Faye DickerPS I'm not a natural when it comes to making, so was very proud when I managed to make this:3 months ago   ·  2
Shagufta ShaikhI would like to see the whole picture please. Have you painted the whole now or just part of it?3 months ago   ·  1
Sarah MillsMay I have contact for lady who did it please x3 months ago   ·  1
Jo YoungIt is so joyous!3 months ago   ·  1
Amy HurstOh my goodness, this is amazing! 🌈🌈🌈3 months ago   ·  1
Gemma SmartI wholeheartedly approve, of course ;) x3 months ago   ·  1
Madeline FrancesOh Misty, I love it so much! You have inspired me!3 months ago   ·  1
Emma SwannI love the way tc is there as the pot of gold!3 months ago   ·  2
Steph LockyerBeautiful!3 months ago   ·  1
Laura StotesburyKaty Stotesbury this made me think of you!3 months ago   ·  2
Lucy ParkerThis is lovely! I hope you're all doing well x3 months ago   ·  1
Hayleigh JonesMaisie has our Florri Rainbow in her room. Rainbows are so beautiful xx3 months ago   ·  1
Hannah Kathryn Walkiewicz🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈 gorgeous - hope bub is well and build cracking on x3 months ago   ·  1
April IlesAmazing! Xx3 months ago   ·  1
Kate TuckwellFantastic3 months ago   ·  1
Kate StaniforthBeautiful!!3 months ago   ·  1
Deborah Rose Sunrise DenmanRaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiinnbbboooooowwwwwww3 months ago   ·  1
Georgina HoleArgh! Amazing!!!3 months ago   ·  1
Elisa TunksThis is fab πŸ˜„3 months ago   ·  1

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This (awful photo - taken whilst BF'ing) is Tiny Creature applying some of the botty butter she made for her baby. She spent about 20 minutes carefully mixing together thin air to make it, chatting away to herself the whole time. When I asked her what was in her remedy she replied: "it's got all sorts of flavours to help ouchies"
I am soooooooooo proud!
My website has my recipe for botty butter on it- under 'resources'. It has a bit more ingredients than Tiny Creatures and is lovely soothing stuff.
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Hannah KingπŸ‘‹πŸ» wonderful!! It's so lovely when you get to catch glimpses of how your passions influence your children, isn't it?! Today, R picked up my DSLR and said, 'I take a photo of you and J, Mummy.' Proud mama moment for me too that she knows how to work it (although needs support to actually take a photo!)3 months ago   ·  1

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I miss running my Natural Skincare workshops- the smells, the chatter, the supportive atmosphere of women working together to create gorgeous natural products, so I am thrilled to share with you about another mama who runs Natural Skincare workshops, Claire from Bare-All Skincare Co.

Claire is running 5 workshops over June and July with each workshop focusing on a different topic: the hands, the face, the hair, the feet and the body. Make at least 2 of your own products each week to take home.

Wednesday evenings, 7-9pm, and a half-day Spa Day on Saturday 30th July, 10-1pm.

The workshops cost Β£25 each (Β£37 for the Spa Day), there are discounts for block bookings of 3 or more, (and even a sneaky discount if you book all 5)

Email bareallskincare@gmail.com to book

www.hamiltonhouse.org/event/natural-skincare-workshop/2016-06-15/
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Man Beast might have made Tiny Creature a completely awesome water wall but I continued my yearly birthday tradition of making her a birthday dress out of one of my old dresses. Guess which present she'll prefer?! Pahhhh!
I'm sure I should get some extra mama points for doing it with newborn Mini Creature strapped to the front of me :)
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Laura VincentSo pretty! Am so very impressed, how do you find the time?! x3 months ago   ·  1
Amie JohnsOh well done Tunks, that's gorgeous! xx3 months ago   ·  1
Katie TraceWow, skills!! I love the dress! xxx3 months ago   ·  1
Amy HurstSuper mama! What a gorgeous dress3 months ago   ·  2
Elizabeth JaneIt's beautiful- you're so talented! Lucky Luna to have such a lovely dress πŸ˜€3 months ago   ·  1
Gemma SmartThis is absolutely amazing!! :) hope you're all well, lovely xx3 months ago   ·  1
Bryony KayGorgeous and super poppers x3 months ago   ·  1
Jo YoungLove it! X3 months ago   ·  1
April IlesGorgeous! Xx3 months ago   ·  1
Nicola Anne CunningtonWhat a lucky girl 😍3 months ago   ·  1
Priscila TipladyVery happy birthday to darling Luna xxx3 months ago   ·  1
Emma HockridgeWow stunning dress! X3 months ago   ·  1

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Every summery bank holiday weekend needs water fun.....This is what Man Beast has been working on for Tiny Creature; a water wall.
To make it, he raided the skip at our unfinished house (yes, it's still not done!), scavenged from the neighbours recycling bins, hunted through Scrapstore (have you been??), and even found some bits in a hedge. He was a man on a watery mission! TC hasn't seen it yet but we played on it for ages this afternoon!
I can show you close up photos if you want more detail to make your own.
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Bryony KayOoo I've been meaning to make one of these for ages, more pics please x3 months ago   ·  1
Meriel ChapmanThat's amazing - what a genius brother I have! xxx3 months ago   ·  1
Charlie CharlstonWhat is the blue board made from? It's beautiful! X3 months ago   ·  2
Laura HardyAlan Hardy Seren would love this!!3 months ago   ·  1
Deborah Rose Sunrise DenmanAs my toddler would say ... WOOOOOW.... indeed xx3 months ago   ·  1
Elisa TunksLove this misty!3 months ago   ·  1
Beck KinnerslyLove it! Clever Pete. Hilarious if you like playing with it more than TC :) xxx3 months ago   ·  1
Abby FraryLove it! And so would Aiden... ☺3 months ago

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Marinella BenelliWonderful photos of a wonderful mini creature by a wonderful mama xx3 months ago   ·  1
Hannah KingSuch lovely photos, Misty! I have been so slack at setting aside time to take photos of J and keep thinking I really must do so, as these newborn days are so fleeting!!3 months ago   ·  1
Faye DickerSuch a beautiful bottom! Lovely long fingers- oh Misty, such perfection. XXX3 months ago   ·  1
Katie TraceCongratulations misty!! What amazing photos of such a beautiful girly xxx3 months ago   ·  1
Helen SolanoShe is so adorable can't wait for a cuddle. Lovely pics3 months ago   ·  1
Gemma SmartSo scrummy! And look at those piano playing fingers! Wonderful pictures Misty. What a little treasure xx3 months ago   ·  1
April IlesBeautiful! Xx3 months ago   ·  1
Pegah EsmailiBeautiful! She looks like her sister 😘3 months ago   ·  1
Kat AylwinThis is beautiful! Congratulations x3 months ago   ·  1
Emma HaversonCongratulations Misty xx3 months ago   ·  1
Katheryn GallagherWhat beautiful photos x x3 months ago   ·  2
Ailsa WoodOh my, she is a squishy beauty!! Xx3 months ago   ·  1
Yoko HawkinsShe is so beautiful 😊😊3 months ago   ·  1
Lottie ChaneyBlooming lovely3 months ago   ·  1
Sarah UbhiCongratulations! Xxxx3 months ago   ·  1
Sarah Louise MillichipGorgeous xxx3 months ago   ·  1
Amy McKayBeautiful x3 months ago   ·  1

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You know you have a new baby when the scent of flowers fill the house....
I got a new flower press just for the occasion and Tiny Creature and I had a lovely few minutes in the sun preserving some of the beauty. When the flowers are pressed dry we will use them in Mini Creatures Baby Book. At least that's the idea. They will probably sit in the press for a long, long time.....
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Kathryn BridgfordKaren Algate I am tempted to do this with some of the flowers you bought for E! πŸ’œ3 months ago   ·  1

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This little video clip was taken at Tiny Creature's first swimming lesson (she looks so much like Mini Creature), she was just 6 weeks old and slept through the entire thing. I was captivated by her in the water. At almost 3 she can now swim after going to the same Aquatic Harmony swimming lessons this whole time. I love the lessons, I love the teacher I love the location and I love that they are a small independent business. 8 day old Mini Creature will surely be a swimming genius too :) ... See MoreSee Less

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Aquatic HarmonyWe would like to offer all Makey Mammas 15% off our baby and toddler swim classes for our summer term! Just quote MAKEY15SUMMER when booking your first term of baby swim with us :) www.aquatic-harmony.com or email hayleigh@aquatic-harmony.com4 months ago   ·  1
Aquatic HarmonyAhh such lovely footage Misty I remember the day well :) look at your beaming smile :) xxx4 months ago   ·  1

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