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10 hours ago

Makey Mamas

Today I finished teaching my 6 week 'How to Photograph your baby' course. I'm a sentimental sausage so when I was presented with this Rose plant and a lovely thank you card from an attending family I felt like I might cry with gratitude. I put A LOT of energy, passion and time Into what I do and I'm so thrilled when people genuinely get something great from it.
Thank you to anyone who'd attended my workshops or courses and appreciate what I offer. It means a lot.
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Today I finished teaching my 6 week How to Photograph your baby course. Im a sentimental sausage so when I was presented with this Rose plant and a lovely thank you card from an attending family I felt like I might cry with gratitude. I put A LOT of energy, passion and time Into what I do and Im so thrilled when people genuinely get something great from it.
Thank you to anyone whod attended my workshops or courses and appreciate what I offer. It means a lot.

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I would love a course like this- is there anything in Scotland you do?

You deserve it 😍

You deserve it 😍

2 days ago

Makey Mamas

Dear Booties,
I know that you think that you are cute with your sheepskin lined soles and cosy comfyness BUT you've annoyed me this time round. Your draw wasn't enough to fill my saturday afternoon workshop. But then it was... and you redeemed yourself. Then you let me down again when 2 people cancelled. I know you think it's not your fault but who else's is it?! Sort yourself out and just fill my workshop again! It's less then 48hours away and I still have a space. FFS!
Love Misty :)
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5 days ago

Makey Mamas

Remember our Bootie Trail? 35 pairs of tinee tiny booties strung up around the city, all donated to NICU's after we had fun finding them. It was this Bootie trail that started us on our Hearts for NICU mum's campaign.
This is Sian's son as he discovered a pair, so tiny he used his magnifying glass. A true detective! Cute!
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Remember our Bootie Trail? 35 pairs of tinee tiny booties strung up around the city, all donated to NICUs after we had fun finding them. It was this Bootie trail that started us on our Hearts for NICU mums campaign. 
This is Sians son as he discovered a pair, so tiny he used his magnifying glass. A true detective! Cute!

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Oh my word! What a delightful memory! We had so much fun tracking down these little treasures 🔍❤️

6 days ago

Makey Mamas

This little one is Winter-Rain. She is helping with quality control on the Hearts for NICU mums on Mother's Day. This is a personal venture for her as she was born at Lancaster NICU 17 months ago weighing little over 2lbs. Winter will be delivering Lancaster's hearts by hand on Mother's Day - all crocheted by her mummy, Sophie. ... See MoreSee Less

This little one is Winter-Rain. She is helping with quality control on the Hearts for NICU mums on Mothers Day. This is a personal venture for her as she was born at Lancaster NICU 17 months ago weighing little over 2lbs.  Winter will be delivering Lancasters hearts by hand on Mothers Day - all crocheted by her mummy, Sophie.

1 week ago

Makey Mamas

I'm not much of a fan of V day however I am a fan of makeyness and today offers a great opportunity for some heart fun. 4 year old Tiny Creature made this no sew heart for the love of her life: her grandma! IT took a couple of sessions but the results were great.
Sorry I completely forgot to take a photo of the final piece but have included the inspiration for this make in the comments....
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Im not much of a fan of V day however I am a fan of makeyness and today offers a great opportunity for some heart fun. 4 year old Tiny Creature made this no sew heart for the love of her life: her grandma! IT took a couple of sessions but the results were great.
Sorry I completely forgot to take a photo of the final piece but have included the inspiration for this make in the comments....

2 weeks ago

Makey Mamas

Something strange has happened Beauties and I need your help. My Crochet Bootie workshop is only half full and it's less then 2 weeks away. This NEVER happens, it always fills so quickly that I often run 2 at a time. I don't understand...
Has everyone in the world who wants to make booties already made them?
Have we peaked at the top of Mount Bootie?
Have we reached bootiegeddon?
Is it all over?! Shall I pack my bags and be off?!
I've only taught about 75 women how to make booties, surely there are more people who feel this is an essential life skill.
Oh dear. Can you help?
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Something strange has happened Beauties and I need your help. My Crochet Bootie workshop is only half full and its less then 2 weeks away. This NEVER happens, it always fills so quickly that I often run 2 at a time. I dont understand...
Has everyone in the world who wants to make booties already made them? 
Have we peaked at the top of Mount Bootie?
Have we reached bootiegeddon? 
Is it all over?! Shall I pack my bags and be off?!
Ive only taught about 75 women how to make booties, surely there are more people who feel this is an essential life skill. 
Oh dear. Can you help?

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Ahhh, I’m sure you’ll get a flurry. I’m tempted to do it again actually as I’ve forgotten everything! Post a link to the event in the comments so people can easily sign up 🙂

I REALLY want to do this workshop, but I can't make that weekend! Maybe everyone else is like me, willing, but busy that day, lol! Xx PS hope you fill this one, so that you do another one because I need to come and learn these! 😍😍😍😍

I'm on another course that day, otherwise I'd be interested.

Just shared xx

I’m interested!

If you weren’t so far away I would come! I’m sure more people will come. X

Wow! I'll tag Jo Wheway as i know you can make them for a bigger size and we were discussing this! x

Becca Mills ?

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2 weeks ago

Makey Mamas

4 year old Tiny Creature and I sew regularly, sometimes it's nice and other times its less so :) A couple of years ago I came up with a toddler sewing kit, it's been well used and we've had great fun making them for our friends and family as well. It is so satisfying to see my 6 year old nephew enjoying his quiet sewing time!
This year it was time to take the sewing kits to the next level and come up with a 'Big kid' version, taking into account the needs and know-how of bigger kids.
This is what I came up with:
*Big Kid Sewing kit*
- Smaller (15cm) embroidery loop (wooden thing)- this holds their work taught
- Old felted jumpers/ hessan sacks- to sew on. The weave is loose enough for big needles to easily go through but not loose enough so that their stitches don't count! This is the key difference between the Toddler kit and the Big Kid kit and is pretty important.
-Tapestry needles for wool. They have large eyes but are blunt. Perfect!
www.amazon.co.uk/12-Pack-Darning-Needles-Tapestry-Large/dp/B01N7T2HIB/ref=sr_1_4?s=kitchen&ie=UTF...

- Embroidery thread. So they feel like grown ups- this is what I use!
- Smaller more intricate buttons and beads that the needles can easily pass through. I gave them the creme de la creme of my broken necklaces!

*Toddler sewing kit*
- Bigger (20cm) embroidery loop (wooden thing)- this holds their work taught
- Green stuff- I have no idea what this is called but it is the bags that you buy that contains wood kindling and potatoes. Once you look for it you will see it everywhere I promise! It has a very loose weave which makes it so simple for little ones to get their needles through.
- Plastic toddler sewing needles. I bought these in bulk online. They have huge eyes which means that smalls can even thread them themselves. Very satisfying. The downside is that it is often hard to find buttons etc with big enough holes.
-Colourful wool. It's colourful, nuff said!
- Bits to sew with. This is where you can get really creative Remember the holes have to be big enough to house your v large needle. I've used:
Super size buttons
Crocheted hearts and stars
Empty cotton spools
Wooden shapes (v popular) - with holes drilled in them
Big beads
Bits of cut out leather with holes punched

Where to buy:
Mostly from sewing shops. If you are in bristol, I'd recommend Sew and Sew in St Nicks market. The buttons, beads etc are the sort fo thing you collect over time but if you are keen to start asap then sewing shops and bead shops will be able to sort you out but it wont be cheap!
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4 year old Tiny Creature and I sew regularly, sometimes its nice and other times its less so :) A couple of years ago I came up with a toddler sewing kit, its been well used and weve had great fun making them for our friends and family as well. It is so satisfying to see my 6 year old nephew enjoying his quiet sewing time!
This year it was time to take the sewing kits to the next level and come up with a Big kid version, taking into account the needs and know-how of bigger kids. 
This is what I came up with:
*Big Kid Sewing kit*
 - Smaller (15cm) embroidery loop (wooden thing)- this holds their work taught
 - Old felted jumpers/ hessan sacks- to sew on. The weave is loose enough for big needles to easily go through but not loose enough so that their stitches dont count! This is the key difference between the Toddler kit and the Big Kid kit and is pretty important.
-Tapestry needles for wool. They have large eyes but are blunt. Perfect!
https://www.amazon.co.uk/12-Pack-Darning-Needles-Tapestry-Large/dp/B01N7T2HIB/ref=sr_1_4?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1518384089&sr=1-4&keywords=tapestry+needles+for+wool

- Embroidery thread. So they feel like grown ups- this is what I use!
- Smaller more intricate buttons and beads that the needles can easily pass through. I gave them the creme de la creme of my broken necklaces!

*Toddler sewing kit*
- Bigger  (20cm) embroidery loop (wooden thing)- this holds their work taught
- Green stuff- I have no idea what this is called but it is the bags that you buy that contains wood kindling and potatoes. Once you look for it you will see it everywhere I promise! It has a very loose weave which makes it so simple for little ones to get their needles through.
- Plastic toddler sewing needles. I bought these in bulk online. They have huge eyes which means that smalls can even thread them themselves. Very satisfying. The downside is that it is often hard to find buttons etc with big enough holes.
-Colourful wool. Its colourful, nuff said!
- Bits to sew with. This is where you can get really creative Remember the holes have to be big enough to house your v large needle. Ive used:
Super size buttons 
Crocheted hearts and stars 
Empty cotton spools
Wooden shapes (v popular) - with holes drilled in them
Big beads
Bits of cut out leather with holes punched

Where to buy:
Mostly from sewing shops. If you are in bristol, Id recommend Sew and Sew in St Nicks market. The buttons, beads etc are the sort fo thing you collect over time but if you are keen to start asap then sewing shops and bead shops will be able to sort you out but it wont be cheap!

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I have been thinking to do sewing with my very active jumping around boys just to encorage them do something creative together.. This Toddler sewing kit looks great where can I get from?Bulk online??😊Thank you for this share.Very timely xxx how cool she can start Big Kid Sewing Kit Now!😻

I taught my son on Binca when he was a little one, have plastic canvas for my 3 year old. X

I’ve got to put one of these together! (I’ve always wanted an embroidery hoop).

2 weeks ago

Makey Mamas

Today is heart deadline day but it feels very different to the last 3 years. Our 32 Community Heart Champions have been all working so hard to make & manage hearts. Soon they will be distributed to all the NICU's in the whole of the UK.
This is a sneak peek of what Charlotte who is covering North West Lancashire has been making......
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Today is heart deadline day but it feels very different to the last 3 years. Our 32 Community Heart Champions have been all working so hard to make & manage hearts. Soon they will be distributed to all the NICUs in the whole of the UK.
This is a sneak peek of what Charlotte who is covering North West Lancashire has been making......

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And im crocheting right now... labelling this week distributing when im off work w/c 19th feb. All on target so far. Sending love and blessings to everyone xxx #gethooked

3 weeks ago

Makey Mamas

This might just look like a photo of wool but that's the point. IT IS ACTUALLY WOOL!
Ever since I've been running my Crochet Bootie Making workshops I've only been offering acrylic yarn to my makey mamas whom attend. It is ridiculously hard to buy real wool and there is a barely a market for it these days. Acyrlic stuff has got so much better and to the untrained wooly goddess you honestly wouldn't be able to tell the difference.
So finally 4 years after my first workshop I'm thrilled that I can offer real wool as an option on my workshops. There will be a small subsidy (is is 6 times more expensive than the acrylic stuff) but this dear Beauties is the real price of using a sustainably sourced real material.
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This might just look like a photo of wool but thats the point. IT IS ACTUALLY WOOL! 
Ever since Ive been running my Crochet Bootie Making workshops Ive only been offering acrylic yarn to my makey mamas whom attend. It is ridiculously hard to buy real wool and there is a barely a market for it these days. Acyrlic stuff has got so much better and to the untrained wooly goddess you honestly wouldnt be able to tell the difference. 
So finally 4 years after my first workshop Im thrilled that I can offer real wool as an option on my workshops. There will be a small subsidy (is is 6 times more expensive than the acrylic stuff) but this dear Beauties is the real price of using a sustainably sourced real material.

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Beautiful colours! It sucks having wool allergies!

Beautiful colours Misty, better for the environment to use wool eh? Or cotton maybe for the allergic - but not exactly cheap either!

I LOVE wool!! I think it's the most amazing thing ever!!

Beautiful colours too

4 weeks ago

Makey Mamas

Come on Beauties, we have 11 days to go until our heart deadline.....
As well as our Community Heart Champions (CHC's ) working tirelessly all over the UK we also need hearts coming to us here at Makey Mamas HQ. We don't need loads but we need more then we currently have.

If you'd like to help, here are the details:
1) Make 1, 2 or 10 crochet, knitted or handmade hearts. Just do what you can. Seriously.

2) They can be ANY COLOUR and ANY PATTERN. NO bigger than hand size please. (if you are after a video there is a link to my heart video tutorial below)

3) Please add a 10cm loop OR 2 tails of 20cm each to your hearts. This is how they will be attached the label.

4) If possible, please label your hearts. If you comment below I can PM you the label and instructions

3) Get them to us by 10th Feb 2018.
Mother's Day hearts
C/0 HM Bristol,
Unit 1 Sampson Business park,
Berwick Lane,
Hallen, Bristol, BS10 7RS

www.facebook.com/makeymamas/videos/vb.227016017501777/358874707649240/?type=2&theater

Hearts made by Amy and her mum for Amy's Wedding last year. Amy donated almost 700 to our campaign.
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Come on Beauties, we have 11 days to go until our heart deadline.....
As well as our Community Heart Champions (CHCs ) working tirelessly all over the UK we also need hearts coming to us here at Makey Mamas HQ. We dont need loads but we need more then we currently have.

If youd like to help, here are the details:
1) Make 1, 2 or 10 crochet, knitted or handmade hearts. Just do what you can. Seriously.

2) They can be ANY COLOUR and ANY PATTERN. NO bigger than hand size please. (if you are after a video there is a link to my heart video tutorial below)

3) Please add a 10cm loop OR 2 tails of 20cm each to your hearts. This is how they will be attached the label.

4) If possible, please label your hearts. If you comment below I can PM you the label and instructions

3) Get them to us by 10th Feb 2018.
Mothers Day hearts
C/0 HM Bristol, 
Unit 1 Sampson Business park, 
Berwick Lane, 
Hallen, Bristol, BS10 7RS

https://www.facebook.com/makeymamas/videos/vb.227016017501777/358874707649240/?type=2&theater

Hearts made by Amy and her mum for Amys Wedding last year. Amy donated almost 700 to our campaign.

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Hello please can you pm me the labels? Did I read somewhere that there are local people who are collecting the hearts or do they all go to the above address then you distribute them? Many thanks :-)

I sent you my email address, its possible I've missed email with labelling details, would you be able to pm me a picture or details of the labels and wording please. Thank you 😊😊. Xx

Do you need me to try and get a batch sent to you as well as to Nottinghamshire chc?

How can I sign up for a community heart champion for the next batch? I work in glangwili special care baby unit, Carmarthenshire, Wales.

How many do you need Misty? My hook can be ready for action this week ;) can you pop me the label too please? X

Started on Monday with the parents who come to my Little Squirrels session. What should the label say? I've got some wooden ones could I include those?

I'm making some again. I'm in touch with Zara so will drop off to her. Happy to label them first if you pm me the details. Hope all's good with you and the makey family xx

Got 25 done, 15 for Vanessa and 10 for you I will label and post in the morning sorry I couldn't do more but an old thumb injury has flared up over the weekend and it's hurting too much to do more.

Can you send details of labels please and I’ll happily do some Liz

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4 weeks ago

Makey Mamas

If there is one thing I <3, it's a Marinella Benelli yoga session. For those mamas who really need some me time. I'm teaching so I wont be there but I will be in spirit!

Candlelit Restorative Shakti Yoga CircleFebruary 4, 2018, 2:00pmThe Wild Goose Space, The Yard, 228 Mina Road Bristol BS2 9YPAll women are warmly invited to an afternoon of gentle yoga, self care practices, yoga nidra and ritual to connect with the energies of Imbolc.
We will co-create a safe and soulful circle to nurture your shakti (feminine energy centre) and to support you whatever life season you are in right now - pregnant and postnatal women are also warmly welcome.

Please BYO: mat, blanket and cushion. You might also want to bring something meaningful for our Imbolc altar and a journal.
If you can't find a mat, please do let me know in advance.

Investment: £27 paid by BACS in advance by 14th January (or £30 after then). Please email me to request my account details.

For more info on the circle please visit my website www.earthmoonmala.com and feel free to contact me by email: marinellabenelli@gmail.com
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Candlelit Restorative Shakti Yoga Circle

4 weeks ago

Makey Mamas

Warm and cosy booties for your smalls?
I've got another workshop booked in next month for anyone who's interested, comment below for details

Some Crochet Bootie FAQ's:

*I've never crocheted before- I don't even know what you 'do' crochet with!*
No problem- the workshop is aimed at complete beginners, those that have never done it before and who have never seen a crochet hook before. You will be taught on a teaching camera so you can mimic me easily. I'm very patient and you will be well supported. If you struggle after the workshop I always offer free support, in person or via skype. If you want to learn I will teach you!

*I'm vegan - do you offer non- sheepskin soles?*
I can provide vegan soles at no extra cost. Please note that the sheepskin that I use is scraps that would otherwise end up in landfill (I'm a veggie and this is how I justify using it but I know others feel differently). The Vegan soles are not quite as robust as the sheepskin but they do the job.

*I'm left handed- can I still come? How will I learn?*
As a right handed person I have successfully taught left handed people how to crochet before (in the left handed way) but as I'm not a leftie I can't actually do it myself- you'd just do it the opposite way to me. Saying that most lefties I've taught usually still crochet with their right hand. I only ever take 1 or maybe a maximum of 2 lefties per workshop so that I can offer any extra support as needed but to date it's not a been a problem.

*Can I bring my baby?*
Babies under 3m (roughly) are welcome to join you however the workshop is on at the weekend so that ideally mamas can come without their babies as crochet is a big skill to learn initially and takes concentration. I started initially teaching this workshop with pre-crawling babies present and it just didn't work and I had disappointed mamas everywhere!! Lesson learned! Partners are always welcome to come and hang out in the room next door (this is at my house) and that way mamas can be on standby for feeding etc.

*I've got an older baby(over 16m) - can I start by making a bigger pair of booties?*
You can indeed do a pair for a 16m straight away old BUT I always advise people to start by making a newborn pair and then building up to a bigger pair. The reason is, crocheting has a steep learning curve and the first bootie made often is a bit wonky. By the time a 2nd bootie is made, your crochet is better and therefore the booties look different and might not match. It's a lot less demoralising unpicking a bootie for a NB than for a 16m old! Saying all that it just depends on how much of a perfectionist you as- I have had plenty of people make booties straight off the cuff for 18m olds and be happy with them. At the end of the day, its up to you I just feel it's my responsibility to give you the whole story!!
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Warm and cosy booties for your smalls?
Ive got another workshop booked in next month for anyone whos interested, comment below for details

Some Crochet Bootie FAQs:

*Ive never crocheted before- I dont even know what you do crochet with!*
No problem- the workshop is aimed at complete beginners, those that have never done it before and who have never seen a crochet hook before. You will be taught on a teaching camera so you can mimic me easily. Im very patient and you will be well supported. If you struggle after the workshop I always offer free support, in person or via skype. If you want to learn I will teach you!

*Im vegan - do you offer non- sheepskin soles?*
I can provide vegan soles at no extra cost. Please note that the sheepskin that I use is scraps that would otherwise end up in landfill (Im a veggie and this is how I justify using it but I know others feel differently). The Vegan soles are not quite as robust as the sheepskin but they do the job. 

*Im left handed- can I still come? How will I learn?*
As a right handed person I have successfully taught left handed people how to crochet before (in the left handed way) but as Im not a leftie I cant actually do it myself- youd just do it the opposite way to me. Saying that most lefties Ive taught usually still crochet with their right hand. I only ever take 1 or maybe a maximum of 2 lefties per workshop so that I can offer any extra support as needed but to date its not a been a problem.

*Can I bring my baby?*
Babies under 3m (roughly) are welcome to join you however the workshop is on at the weekend so that ideally mamas can come without their babies as crochet is a big skill to learn initially and takes concentration.  I started initially teaching this workshop with pre-crawling babies present and it just didnt work and I had disappointed mamas everywhere!! Lesson learned! Partners are always welcome to come and hang out in the room next door (this is at my house) and that way mamas can be on standby for feeding etc.

*Ive got an older baby(over 16m) - can I start by making a bigger pair of booties?*
You can indeed do a pair for a 16m straight away old BUT I always advise people to start by making a newborn pair and then building up to a bigger pair. The reason is, crocheting has a steep learning curve and the first bootie made often is a bit wonky. By the time a 2nd bootie is made, your crochet is better and therefore the booties look different and might not match. Its a lot less demoralising unpicking a bootie for a NB than for a 16m old! Saying all that it just depends on how much of a perfectionist you as- I have had plenty of people make booties straight off the cuff for 18m olds and be happy with them. At the end of the day, its up to you I just feel its my responsibility to give you the whole story!!

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I did this workshop about 3 years ago and not only was it fab on the day but I haven't stopped crocheting since! Seriously, I can't stop!

What date will it be? thanks x

Nicola Guthrie, I’ve done this workshop and it was awesome!

4 weeks ago

Makey Mamas

Mama Cheryl took this photo of her daughter Abigail last week on my 'Learn to Photograph you® baby' 6 week course.
It takes my breath away. Photos like this reassure me that I'm doing exactly what I should be doing. I get some serious thrill from seeing the parents I teach blossom with their photography.
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Mama Cheryl took this photo of her daughter Abigail last week on my Learn to Photograph you® baby 6 week course.
It takes my breath away. Photos like this reassure me that Im doing exactly what I should be doing. I get some serious thrill from seeing the parents I teach blossom with their photography.

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Gorgeous! Nice work Cheryl!

4 weeks ago

Makey Mamas

Today I felt more Australian than I had in a while as I went into Tiny Creature's class to lead celebrations for Australia Day. Whoop!
I actually made Lamingtons (I am no baker!!) to share, we read Possum Magic, sung Waltzin' Matilda and the Kookaburra Song, painted Dot pictures and listened to Aboriginal stories and washed it down with Vegemite rice cakes! The hardest part was telling the story of Australia Day... for those of you who don't know, it's the tale of the first UK white Settlers landing in Oz after Captain Cook had previously declared the land to be 'Terra Nulis'- i.e., a land with nothing! Oh dear! He got it so wrong! The land had been occupied for about 2000 years previously by aborigines! I made sure I paid reverence to the rich and cultural traditions of the Aborigines whilst retelling the Aussie Day story to the group of keen eared 4-6 year olds!
I have to say that going into TC's school was amazing- I got to see what they get up to in person and how well they are nurtured!
Have you been into your little ones school to share your cultural, religious traditions and celebrations?
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Today I felt more Australian than I had in a while as I went into Tiny Creatures class to lead celebrations for Australia Day. Whoop!
I actually made Lamingtons (I am no baker!!) to share, we read Possum Magic, sung Waltzin Matilda and the Kookaburra Song, painted Dot pictures and listened to Aboriginal stories and washed it down with Vegemite rice cakes! The hardest part was telling the story of Australia Day... for those of you who dont know, its the tale of the first UK white Settlers landing in Oz after Captain Cook had previously declared the land to be Terra Nulis- i.e., a land with nothing!  Oh dear! He got it so wrong! The land had been occupied for about 2000 years previously by aborigines! I made sure I paid reverence to the rich and cultural traditions of the Aborigines whilst retelling the Aussie Day story to the group of keen eared 4-6 year olds!
I have to say that going into TCs school was amazing- I got to see what they get up to in person and how well they are nurtured! 
Have you been into your little ones school to share your cultural, religious traditions and celebrations?

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Wonderful Misty!Qetarie was talking about Australian day without me asking and he said it was lovely and he love coconut cake !!!! Well done beautiful mama and woman xxx

Well done shela proud of you lol pt

Sounds like you nailed it. Well done!

1 month ago

Makey Mamas

My lil' brother runs Aussie Scrap and he has been asked to get rid of this amazing 1930's life boat. He is desperate for it to have new life. This would be the ultimate makey project if anyone wants to take this on as a restoration project. Please share if you know anyone who's dreams might be sparked by this beauty.... ... See MoreSee Less

My lil brother runs Aussie Scrap and he has been asked to get rid of this amazing 1930s life boat. He is desperate for it to have new life. This would be the ultimate makey project if anyone wants to take this on as a restoration project. Please share if you know anyone whos dreams might be sparked by this beauty....

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That is the Barnett class lady Jane and Martha ryland.

Has he tried Classic Boat? www.classicboat.co.uk/

Ben Strode, any one in "The Lifeboat" ?

Portavon Pugwash ..could we post this to our page. Thanks

I'll ask around..xx

David Lloyd could mshed do something with this?

Tim French Pete French

Alan Wringg

Matt Jones - just putting it out there!!! Xxxx

At torpoint

Bill Brightley know anyone in Swanage who might like a very old lifeboat?x

Adam Stone, Nicci Coughlan know anyone looking for a boat project?

Chris Cates ?!

Eric Scott

Ruth Moncrieff-jury Mike Wkitaker Know anyone?

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1 month ago

Makey Mamas

Mama Leila send me some photos of her 2 daughters being makey.... on her baby bump!
Leila said it meant that she could get some horizontal rest whilst her smalls got creative. She thinks this might be regular thing for her from now until the birth of her 3rd!!!
LOVE THIS!
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Mama Leila send me some photos of her 2 daughters being makey.... on her baby bump!
Leila said it meant that she could get some horizontal rest whilst her smalls got creative. She thinks this might be regular thing for her from now until the birth of her 3rd!!!
LOVE THIS!

1 month ago

Makey Mamas

A night before + a day - my creatures = epic hangover
There is only one thing to do in my sorry state= cataloguing Mini Creatures art work!
She’s a frickin makey genius! :)
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A night before + a day - my creatures = epic hangover 
There is only one thing to do in my sorry state= cataloguing Mini Creatures art work! 
She’s a frickin makey genius! :)

1 month ago

Makey Mamas

Natural product workshop peek
A little look inside a Makey Mamas Natural product making workshop....

I LOVE running these workshops so much. As one of the attendees said " it's so wonderful to share time with women. I enjoyed it so much. Thank you so sharing your wisdom and experience so openly"
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Rachael Quarry

1 month ago

Makey Mamas

Pahhhhh, 1 place left on 'How to photograph your baby' 6 week course starting tomorrow!!! Anyone? ... See MoreSee Less

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Is this space still available? I’d love to do the course but can’t make the second week.

R.d. Wilson Xx

1 month ago

Makey Mamas

Come on Beauties we can do this....one final push for support...

I have 33 CHC's (Community Heart Champions) covering 167 NICU's across the entire of the UK. Yep that's right, we are amazing! I have just 7 units in London that need covering- who can help? You don't have to live in London to do this- all hearts will be sent in the post.
Ideally I need 2 or 3 more CHC's- to take on a couple of Units each.
Who's in??

Here's some more background if you don't know what I'm talking about:
Heart Campaign 2018
We aim to get a homemade heart to every mum spending Mother's Day in a NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) with their little ones. In 2018 the organisation of making ,labeling , managing and distribution of the hearts is being doing at a local level by Community Heart Champions (CHC's)

This is the role of a CHC:
Either on your own or with a team of people (maybe a craft group/ church group, etc)
MAKE hearts (crochet, knitted, felted etc)
LABEL hearts (after not labelling the hearts in the first year we realised how important it was for the mums who received them to know where they came from)
ORGANISE the distribution of the hearts (this will involve working directly with local hospitals or with the regional Neo Natal trusts- no mean feat!)
DELIVER the hearts either by post or in person before Mother's Day 2018

PLEASE NOTE: Makey Mamas will still be asking for heart donations to cover the South West if you just want to make hearts but not be a CHC. We don't need many though! Please message me for details.

PHOTO: Rainbow hearts in pots 2017
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Come on Beauties we can do this....one final push for support...

I have 33 CHCs (Community Heart Champions) covering 167 NICUs across the entire of the UK. Yep thats right, we are amazing! I have just 7 units in London that need covering- who can help? You dont have to live in London to do this- all hearts will be sent in the post. 
Ideally I need 2  or 3 more CHCs- to take on a couple of Units each. 
Whos in?? 

Heres some more background if you dont know what Im talking about:
Heart Campaign 2018
We aim to get a homemade heart to every mum spending Mothers Day in a NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) with their little ones. In 2018 the organisation of making ,labeling , managing and distribution of the hearts is being doing at a local level by Community Heart Champions (CHCs)

This is the role of a CHC:
Either on your own or with a team of people (maybe a craft group/ church group, etc)
MAKE hearts (crochet, knitted, felted etc)
LABEL hearts (after not labelling the hearts in the first year we realised how important it was for the mums who received them to know where they came from)
ORGANISE the distribution of the hearts (this will involve working directly with local hospitals or with the regional Neo Natal trusts- no mean feat!)
DELIVER the hearts either by post or in person before Mothers Day 2018

PLEASE NOTE: Makey Mamas will still be asking for heart donations to cover the South West if you just want to make hearts but not be a CHC. We dont need many though! Please message me for details.

PHOTO: Rainbow hearts in pots 2017

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I'd love to help out- I'm central Scotland (Falkirk) but can help for Glasgow also (Queen Elizabeth University Hospital NICU holds a special place in my heart after my wee boy was there in Sept for 4 weeks). I'd need to get people to help out with making hearts though as I'm not sure I know enough people to make them. Xx

How do we find out who's covering our area. I have some crafty mum friends and am happy to make/promote

I'm in SE London, don't think I could take on being in charge of sorting out a hospital but I'll happily make some hearts. Which hospitals are in need? xx

I’d love to do something in Bristol...please tell me what and when and I will get back to you straight away Thanks

I’m in Dawlish any help needed for making hearts for Exeter nicu

I'm in Plymouth, any required here?

I’m in Essex, do any hospital need the hearts? I made them last year and sent them to you but I don’t mind doing some for a local hospital and send them to them directly x

I shared in my crochet group in case any of the London ladies can help. Do you need me to make and send some your way? Or do you have a Nottingham coordinator that I can get in touch with / can contact me to see if they need any hearts? I can make up a small batch I'd prefer to do quality over quantity due to me being basically a ball of stress far too much.

If I can find some friends to help make the hearts I’ll be a CHC for one or two of the remaining NICUs x

Hi, I am in Swadlincote which is on the South Derbyshire, East Staffordshire boarder. Does the CHC for this area need any help with making hearts?

I would like to knit some hearts for the south west- Please send details? X

I am CHC for Northern Neonatal area and am still in need of hearts. If anyone would like to send some direct to me please do xx

Hi im in somerset and id love to help x

Tina Daley

Hello. I have PMd you. I’m based in Norwich but interested in being a CHC xx

I can this year for sure x

Carly Gonsalves Lake Randip Shivdasani - might be of interest to you? X

Sandra Ranson is this something your knitting club could help with ?

Louise Hawley

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