News

*What Mama Wore*
Highlight of this week....
# 4 Footwear
Personally I think the 'crocs & socks' look is lush. It's my favourite footwear combo, ALL YEAR THROUGH! See how I teamed up my extra short trousers with my blue socks and purple crocs? Gorgeous, I know. My sister always says "blue and green should never be seen"- what does she know?! Tomorrow, when you leave the house I'm sure you'll remember this post and you'll fashion the same footwear as me. If I see you out and about I will be sure to give you a secret 'crocs & socks' smile!

For those of you wondering what I'm blabbering on about...
A lot of Mama blogs often have a regular feature called "what mama wore". The mamas look gorgeous, clean, well dressed and aspirational. I too thought I'd join them as I realised that for about 3.5 years (the age of TC) that I have been looking pretty dam good ;)
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Claire Hinkley, Katie Fiona Smith and 17 others like this

Leila CornesI have the slipper version of those which I wear with socks around the house. A few weeks ago I got to the end of the street with my toddler and realised I'd forgotten to change into shoes. It had taken so long to leave the house that morning I figured I didn't really care enough to turn back x4 days ago   ·  1
Claire PopeI always thought the saying then said 'except with something in between' so you should be alright!4 days ago   ·  2
Anne BiestaI did a birkenstock and socks escape today 😆4 days ago   ·  1
Kate TuckwellAm with you, current footwear!4 days ago   ·  1
Anja IpsenAt least your crocs are now not a size 11 x3 days ago   ·  1

Comment on Facebook

Makey Mamas shared an Mother Nurture Postnatal Yoga Circle.

You know when you feel really strongly about something....this is one of those times....
Marinella is a gorgeous woman mama and this will be amazing. Why wouldn't you go?!
Mother Nurture Postnatal Yoga Circle
... See MoreSee Less

Mother Nurture Postnatal Yoga Circle

January 14, 2017, 10:00am

Eastern Yoga

Welcome mama! You are invited to join our third yoga circle for mothers only - mothers of babies/children aged 4months to 3 years old. This is a nine month journey that mirrors the creative cycle of pregnancy, to honour and celebrate the postnatal time... A safe and nurturing space where we share tears and laughters, stories and dreams with singing and revitilising and relaxing yoga practices to support our bodies and minds in this most incredible 24/7 job of Mothering... A space to reclaim just for ourselves, a space where we feel heard, seen and not judged, for who we truly are - as we reframe together the postnatal time to three years and not three months! If this circle is calling you, then please contact me as I have only a couple of spaces left this month. Mother Nurture Postnatal Yoga Circle Saturday 14th January Eastern Yoga 10am -12pm £16 Bookings with Marinella: marinellabenelli@gmail.com / 07856125677 Please do not send me a FB message, just use th email or phone. THANK YOU I look forward to siititng in circle this Saturday! <3 Marinella

Siew Eng lives in Singapore.
She sent me these photos of a few of her hearts she is making.
She is one of hundreds of women from ALL AROUND THE WORLD that is now making hearts for our *Hearts for UK NICU mums on Mother's Day* campaign.
She has committed to make 500 hearts.
This blows my mind.
My postie is going to be very very very busy in the run up to 17th February- the deadline to get hearts to me.
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Belinda Hobbs, Niki Dlee and 23 others like this

View previous comments

Emma HopkinsAwesome :) I'm making slow progress with mine but I'm going to set an entire week aside for getting hearts done. I won't let you down.6 days ago   ·  1
Chelsea BrocklehurstHow spooky! I've just started mine! Xx6 days ago   ·  1
Emily KentThey are so much prettier than mine 😫5 days ago   ·  1
Tina CartwrightI'll be sending mine soon. 😀6 days ago   ·  2
Jo HoneyThey are beautiful.6 days ago   ·  1
Emily PagintonCan I have a pattern please? X15 hours ago

Comment on Facebook

*6 Day Baby Photography Challenge*
The Last Day
WHEN IT ALL GOES 'WRONG'
How did you get on capturing your little ones wingey, tired, yawny, grotty, cross, clingy, stompy moments?

This 'wobbly lip' photo of baby Jay was captured by mama Helen some time after she attended my workshop. It tickles me pink. It is such a rare and special moment to capture. I was thrilled that as well as capturing the moment she also had a good clear background, the light is lovely and soft and there is a POP of light in baby Jay's eyes. The slightly off centre composition works well - it's really nice to see a baby not in the middle of a photo. To be honest it doesn't get much better than this.

I really hope you've enjoyed this challenge and that you can see some improvements in your photos. You are always welcome to send me the odd photo for comments and feedback.

Last night my *6 week baby photography course* filled up (hurrah!) but today I had 1 cancellation (boooo!) so I now have space for 1 family.....
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Pegah Esmaili, Leila Cornes and 4 others like this

View previous comments

Joanna RobinsonA bit of a cheat one today - this is already in its mini frame. This is my favourite ever photo and I managed to capture it on my instax last week. He's doing his angry face 😂1 week ago   ·  2
Cate DonnegooldMy yawny baby from a few weeks back. Not my best, admittedly. Difficult one this, as you have to already be pointing a camera at them to capture it!1 week ago   ·  3
Heather BurltonI know this doesn't look like it went wrong but this was after a very long hysterical car journey ending in him being sick and cuddling to sleep on me at nearly midnightS1 week ago   ·  2
Julia PurserIt's an old one and the light is dodgy, but I just love her 'caught in the act' expression. Lipstick-stealing little monkey 😂1 week ago   ·  1
Sara NekroufI don't really have any when it went wrong photos. X1 week ago   ·  1
Heather BurltonAlternative version.1 week ago   ·  1
Bryony NixonProbably not the best composition but his face says it all1 week ago

Comment on Facebook

*6 Day Baby Photography Challenge*
The penultimate Day 5
PLAYTIME
Did you capture your little one lost in a world of playtime? Were they nursing their dollies, sucking their toes, 'helping' with dinner time, bouncing on their Jump-a -rahhhhh (!)?

This photo of little Charlotte was taken my mama Rachel quite a while ago after she attended my 2 hours baby photography workshop. I loved Rachel's bold use of background colour which looks rather gorgeous with the coloured ribbon. Her composition is perfect with the way in which little Charlotte is coming out of the corner of the photo rather than being too central. The thing that makes this photo POP though is her eyes, Rachel managed to capture a catch light is C's eyes- a reflection of light from the sun or indoor lighting. Gorgeous!

So the very last theme is:
WHEN IT ALL GOES 'WRONG'
So we all know small people are not all smiley and cute all the time and a big part of what makes them them is their wingey, tired, yawny, grotty, cross, clingy, stompy moments. Obviously as parents we love all these parts of them too (ahem!) This is what I want you to try and capture tomorrow... interpret how you will.

TOP TIPS:
Think about where you stand when taking your photo - you don't want your shadow, or even worse, your camera's shadow over your little one- check before taking the photo.
Try and see if you can get light reflected in your babies eyes for a WOW photo.

I have 1 place left on my *6 week baby photography course* starting on 21st Jan, Suitable for newborns to crawlers.Spread the word if you've enjoyed this challenge!

You have 24 hours to take the photo and send it in as a comment on the tomorrow nights post at about 8pm. I will offer brief feedback to each person to help improve your photos.
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Kara Leanne Apps, Bridget Pilley and 4 others like this

View previous comments

Rachel WattsIt was lovely seeing this photo again! I was out taking photos again today, but Charlotte is running now. I still use all the skills you taught me and can highly recommend your course xx1 week ago   ·  1
Sarah BennettI've been meaning to post photos all week! Finally managed one.1 week ago   ·  2
Leila CornesJust from looking back at a few pics I've realised I keep cutting bits of their heads off, will take a step back in future!1 week ago   ·  1
Amber WilliamsLove this one! I wonder what she is thinking?!1 week ago   ·  1
Joanna RobinsonLove seeing his little toothy smile!1 week ago   ·  1
Naomi RylattToday at soft play1 week ago   ·  2
Vanessa LammasSo cheeky!1 week ago   ·  1
Leila CornesWhen they are absorbed in play is my favourite time to take photos 💜1 week ago   ·  1
Leila Cornes1 week ago   ·  2
Leila Cornes1 week ago   ·  2
Leila Cornes1 week ago   ·  1
Sara NekroufClimbing up the slide. Sorry it's late, been putting Y to bed. X1 week ago
Anne BiestaI know it's late but just wanted to add this x5 days ago

Comment on Facebook

*6 Day Baby Photography Challenge*
Day 4 OUTSIDE
Well there was no ice today but there was a gorgeous misty start to the morning which would have produced some very exciting pictures....any one get any fun shots of their little ones outside?

I took this photo of Tiny Creature quietly pondering the river. She was transfixed for about 1 minute giving me good time to get a nice photo. I was very purposeful in my composition, using the lines on the wall to lead into TC, the subject of the photo. I also made sure the wall was coming directly from the corner of the photo- these straight lines make a for a strong photo. The light was a bit flat and therefore the colours were too so I converted to B&W (I promised not every photo I take is in B&W). I increased the contrast a bit but was aware about over doing it- as it can produce shadows that we don't want. Finally I waited until people had passed to take the photo. It's not my best photo but I'm pretty pleased with it, especially considering that it was taken on my phone!!

So tomorrows theme is:
PLAY TIME
Try and capture your little one lost in a world of playtime. If they are really tiny their playtime might just be sucking on their toes! Older ones could be at the park, at the play cafe (KudaCan of course!) or at home with their toys!

TOP TIPS:
Often Playtime means toys, often toys mean bright colours. Embrace the bright colours for these playtime photos but make sure they don't distract from your beautiful children. Remove any excess clutter!
I don't often encourage the zoom function (I will always tell you to just get closer to your child/ subject) but in this case I want you to try not to interfere with your child's play and that means using a bit of zoom so they are not distracted by you and your camera.

You have 24 hours to take the photo and send it in as a comment on the tomorrow nights post at about 8pm. I will offer brief feedback to each person to help improve your photos- this is a cut down version of the type of support you'd receive on my upcoming *6 week baby photography course*
You can do just one of the challenges or all of them.

Can't wait to see what you come up with....
I'm having a curry night with Man Beast tonight so except replies tomorrow xx
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Naomi Anderson-Bickley, Cerian Ireland Ashmore-Cooke and 7 others like this

View previous comments

Vanessa LammasThis wasn't taken today but edited today! One of my favourite pics of my little man at blaise castle in the summer :)1 week ago   ·  2
Sara Nekrouf1 week ago   ·  1
Charlotte Conway1 week ago   ·  4
Naomi Rylatt1 week ago
Chelsea BrocklehurstMy son at the park! X1 week ago   ·  1
Sharon FlynnOur Christmas Eve wander :) I love Bristol :))1 week ago   ·  1
Sara NekroufOut at our park.1 week ago   ·  1
Anne BiestaI know Im late...5 days ago
Sharon FlynnPrecious times X1 week ago

Comment on Facebook

*6 Day Baby Photography Challenge*
Day 3 FEEDING
How did you get on taking photos of your little ones feeding today? Breast or bottle, Spoon or baby led or maybe you have older kids and you got a great photo of them chowing down...
Post your best Feeding photo in the comments below and I'll offer you some brief feedback to help improve your photos.

This photo of is of Mini Creature and me, taken by Man Beast. Now I have to say my feedback on this photo is probably going to be a bit different to usual because I find it hard to objective because I'm in it! It's a good photo to illustrate the point that as parents what we might look for in a photo might be a smiley cute baby (or a nice photo of yourself) but as photographers we are looking for technically good photos. Personally, I think it's always nice to have photos that represent both. I keep some technically crap photos because my creatures look gorgeous in them, I dont care less that the light is off and the focus is out! I'm sure you all do the same!
So from a technical point of view I love the depth of focus in this photo, mini creature and her hair swirls are in focus and I'm out of focus i the background. It conveys an apparent soft and nurturing moment whilst having good balanced light and a mainly clear background. It wasn't posed. From a personal point of view I like that my fringe looks good :)

So tomorrows theme is:
OUTSIDE
I know it's cold but let's get outside and try and capture some shots of your little ones in nature. If they are toddling or older, there are great moments to be captured of them exploring the icy leaves that are covering the ground at the mo. Or if they are tiny bring an icy leaf to them to explore with their fingers. Or perhaps capturing them snug-as-a-bug-in-a-rug with a winter background scene. It can be a park, your garden or any outdoor space....interpret how you like!

TOP TIPS:
Contrary to popular opinion bright sunshine isn't the best weather to take photos- it produces harsh shadows. Slightly overcast actually works really well and can produce an overall softer image. If it is very bright then use the shade of a tree to reduce the extreme light.
Remember your background- keep them clear of clutter.
Get down on the ground at your child's eye level- it'll help you see the world from their point of view!

You have 24 hours to take the photo and send it in as a comment on the tomorrow nights post at about 8pm. I will offer brief feedback to each person to help improve your photos- this is a cut down version of the type of support you'd receive on my upcoming *6 week baby photography course*
You can do just one of the challenges or all of them.

Can't wait to see what you come up with....
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Sara Nekrouf, Maria Hickman and 3 others like this

View previous comments

Annabelle FootApple day with daddy (I have many bad boob/baby head shots but they're just for me I think!)2 weeks ago   ·  2
Joanne WhiteWasn't taken today, but is a fave as I think it was the may have been the very last time I fed my daughter to sleep for her nap. I'm pregnant and she has reduced feeds to once every 2-3 days.2 weeks ago   ·  1
Joanna Robinson2 weeks ago   ·  1
Kayleigh Connolly2 weeks ago   ·  1
Naomi RylattThis was early on in the weaning process!2 weeks ago   ·  1
Heather BurltonDrinking like a big boy for the first time1 week ago   ·  1
Chelsea BrocklehurstThis is the first time she took from me! Xx2 weeks ago   ·  2
Sara NekroufBreakfast this morning.1 week ago   ·  1
Vanessa LammasMy smallest munchkin playing with her spoon2 weeks ago   ·  1
Sara NekroufAnd just because I couldn't choose which one I wanted to post. X1 week ago   ·  1
Anne BiestaLove this one...weaning on his own terms instead of feeding the birds 😆5 days ago
Anne Biesta5 days ago

Comment on Facebook

*6 Day Baby Photography Challenge*
Day 2 SLEEPING
I hope you had fun taking photos of your little ones catching some zzzzzz's. Post your best sleeping photo in the comments below and I'll offer you some brief feedback to help improve your photos.

This photo of gorgeous sleeping baby Josh was one that was taken by mama Jenna. She attended my 2 hours Baby Photography workshop and this was the homework. This is has such a soft and snugly feedling to it thanks to the greytones, rather than contrasty B&W. It makes for a timeless photo. The light is beautiful and well balanced- he was asleep on her bed that has white bedding and is in a brightly light room. Anyone that has been on a photo lesson with me knows I love white on white- it's just so appropriate for small people. The lack of colour and distraction really helps to focus the attention just where it's needed! The composition is perfect, Jenna positioned her self at the side of Josh which works well with his sideways facing head.

So tomorrows theme is:
FEEDING
Whether your baby is breast or bottle fed, spoon fed or Baby led weaned, try and capture some moments of them being nourished. The photos can show messy fun or soft, nuturing moments.

TOP TIPS:
Search Pinterest for photo ideas and make a list of all the photos you want to capture.
If you are taking photos of breast/ bottle feeding the chances are that the photos will be selfies. Nothing worse than a selfie where mama is looking one way and baby is looking another way- what ever direction the baby is looking in, mimic it. It'll give the photo a flow.
If your photo is of your little one eating food, try hard NOT to get your baby to look at the camera. The best photos are natural ones of your baby going about their everyday business. They are the moment you'll treasure!

You have 24 hours to take the photo and send it in as a comment on the tomorrow nights post at about 8pm. I will offer brief feedback to each person to help improve your photos- this is a cut down version of the type of support you'd receive on my upcoming *6 week baby photography course*
You can do just one of the challenges or all of them.

Can't wait to see what you come up with....
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Maria Hickman, Sara Nekrouf and 9 others like this

View previous comments

Maria HickmanAnd task two done.. sleeping photo, caught as she'd just gone to bed for the night- couldn't risk a nap one, too precious me time!2 weeks ago   ·  1
Hannah PlummerThis is one of my favourite photos. My daughter was 4 here but I think she looks so sweet and young. They look much younger sleeping don't they?2 weeks ago   ·  1
Annabelle FootThe story behind the picture is a teary Mummy finally getting a hot and refluxy baby to sleep in the day!2 weeks ago   ·  2
Anne BiestaFrom when he still was an ickle squish. My view looking down in to the sling xx2 weeks ago   ·  1
Cate DonnegooldA bit late to the party, but here's my little one having and evening nap on me. Really looking forward to starting your course!1 week ago   ·  1
Heather BurltonHe sleeps (or doesn't ha ha!) in a dark room now so don't get much chance for sleeping photos. This is from a recent holiday but would love to know what you think - I feel like it's focussed on the towel rather than his face or hand.2 weeks ago   ·  1
Joanna RobinsonThis is the best I could get of him sleeping. I didn't remember to put a blanket down for a blank background before he went to sleep 😬2 weeks ago   ·  1
Hannah TraceyMy favourite pic of my little one sleeping, though it was a while ago! X2 weeks ago
Katie ElizabethTaken whilst on my lap and having a mid sleep wriggle.2 weeks ago
Sara Nekrouf2 weeks ago   ·  1
Amber WilliamsThis is the best photo I have ever taken. X2 weeks ago   ·  3
Anne BiestaMy most recent slumber photo of Ezra2 weeks ago   ·  1
Suzy RichardsonMy little girl Freya x2 weeks ago

Comment on Facebook

*6 Day Baby Photography Challenge*
Day 1 BATH TIME
I hope you had fun taking photos of your little ones splashing around in the bath (doesn't have to be just babies!). Post your best bathtime photo in the comments below and I'll offer you some brief feedback to help improve your photos.
This Photo of baby A'maarah was taken by mama Mobeen on the last *6 week baby photography course*. I had one of those 'suck-your-breath-in' moments that I have when I see a photo that I truly think is amazing. Firstly Mobeen had cleared the clutter away so all the photo edges had clear lines and there is nothing to distract from A'maarah's cuteness. The light is even and well balanced (especially as it's inside with lights on) - B&W is very appropriate in this situation and softens the photo. Mobeen's over-the -head composition is perfect as you get to see A'maarah's squishyness and also the detail of her eyelashes- quite hard to get both. The square crop is also a winner - it sort of mimics A'maarah's position.

So tomorrows theme is:
SLEEPING
Have a go at taking some photos of your little one getting some zzzzz's. They might be in a cot, a sling, on your chest, pram, car seat etc

TOP TIPS:
Always take the photos towards the end of their sleep time so that you don't wake them!! We need the monkeys to sleep (Mini Creature I hope you are reading this!!)
Turn your flash off! Try to position the car seat/ moses basket/ yourself & baby near a bright window so you get natural light. Think about think before sleeptime (if you can!)
Try and limit any motifs/ patterns on bedding, toys and clothes. They will distract you from your gorgeous child!

You have 24 hours to take the photo and send it in as a comment on the tomorrow nights post at about 8pm. I will offer brief feedback to each person to help improve your photos- this is a cut down version of the type of support you'd receive on my upcoming *6 week baby photography course*
You can do just one of the challenges or all of them.

Can't wait to see what you come up with....
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Charlie Charlston, Rebecca Cant and 13 others like this

View previous comments

Makey Mamaswell, well, well what a gorgeous bunch of photos. You are doing me proud mamas. I;m working on your personal ffedback and will get it over to you tonight xx2 weeks ago
Mobeen KhatabOh how lovely! So following on from this and my now brand new 6 week old. I took this photo when she was a week old. What do you think?2 weeks ago   ·  1
Clare Wheeler-Parton2 weeks ago   ·  1
Katie Elizabeth2 weeks ago   ·  1
Amber Williams2 weeks ago
Charlotte Conway2 weeks ago   ·  4
Joanna Robinson2 weeks ago   ·  2
Heather Burlton2 weeks ago
Sara NekroufSorry it's late. My friend tagged me in it today. X2 weeks ago   ·  2
Kayleigh ConnollyNot in the bath sadly, but just after!2 weeks ago   ·  2
Leila Cornes2 weeks ago   ·  12
Sarah UbhiLOVE this photo. X2 weeks ago   ·  1
Maria HickmanBit late to the party with this one Misty, but finally got to photograph Jessica! At 18months getting her still for a second was a challenge, but hopefully this is the least blurred!2 weeks ago
Farah Bint MuhsinMobeen Khatab2 weeks ago   ·  1
EM TeSara Nekrouf might be one for you? xxx2 weeks ago   ·  1

Comment on Facebook

Who wants to join in on a *6 DAY BABY PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGE*?
Many people tell me that they simply forget to take photos of their tiny ones and I'm hoping this will help prompt regular and gorgeous photo taking.
The idea is that each day I'll suggest a theme and give a couple of basic pointers. You then have 24 hours to take the photo and send it in as a comment on the following nights post at about 8pm. I will offer brief feedback to each person to help improve your photos- this is a cut down version of the type of support you'd receive on my upcoming *6 week baby photography course*
You can do just one of the challenges or all of them.

So tomorrows theme is:
BATHTIME
Take a photo of your little one(s) when they are splashing around and having fun watery times.

TOP TIPS: Get rid of the clutter around the bath. No need to see shampoo bottles etc.
Your camera/ phone will probably steam up at first but give your camera a couple of minute to settle in.
Most people will have their bathroom lights on but these will cast a funny colour over your baby's skin so convert your final photo choice to B&W.

Can't wait to see what you come up with...
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Faye Dicker, Sarah Bennett and 17 others like this

View previous comments

Katie ElizabethWe had to do post bath as Emelia is only 6 weeks old and bathtime is still a time when she's a bit unsure and therefore less photogenic 😄 x2 weeks ago   ·  1
Anne BiestaSounds great! Is there a seperate event/post for this??2 weeks ago   ·  1
Vanessa LammasI would be very interested this sounds fab to get some nice pics of my two monsters together :D x2 weeks ago   ·  1
Amber WilliamsCan't recommend misty enough!! I now take decent pictures of my girls! Thank you misty! X2 weeks ago   ·  1
Leila CornesDid one today while they were giggling in the bath...2 weeks ago   ·  2
Elly WhiteSuch a good idea x2 weeks ago   ·  1
Maria HickmanMissed this yesterday, parents eve tonight so too late! Will join in the next challenge though, hopefully!! X2 weeks ago   ·  1

Comment on Facebook

*What Mama Wore*
Highlight of this week....
# 3 Hairstyling
I think I wear the 'Mum Bun' very well indeed. EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. It's a simple yet effective style that I know you all aspire to. Here's a make-along for you to all follow.
1) Whatever you do, don't brush your hair.
2) Shove your hair together.
3) Secure with a band- probably one that is pink and glittery. The one you found on your child's bedroom floor.
4) Leave it in for as long as you can. Challenge yourself to a week.
5) Washing will ruin the effect.

For those of you wondering what I'm blabbering on about...
A lot of Mama blogs often have a regular feature called "what mama wore". The mamas look gorgeous, clean, well dressed and aspirational. I too thought I'd join them as I realised that for about 3.5 years (the age of TC) that I have been looking pretty dam good ;)
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Faye Dicker, Katie Elowyn Richards and 23 others like this

View previous comments

Leila CornesInspirational! I'm pretty sure I sometimes wear socks for more than one day, is that taking things too far? or just saving on washing? My youngest just turned two and has never slept more than a few hours in a row, so my excuse is that the days all merge into one...2 weeks ago   ·  1
Sharon FlynnRocking it girl x I even accessorise mine with beautiful shiny strands of grey hair :))2 weeks ago   ·  1
Charlie CharlstonHow anyone has time or energy for any other hair style I have no idea! 😂💓2 weeks ago   ·  1
Jasmine Hawthorne-TunksVicci we keep it in the family and I'm not even a mum2 weeks ago   ·  2
Hayleigh JonesMe too except mines pink and purple at the moment! Xx2 weeks ago   ·  1
Anne BiestaFinally a fashion I can realistically aspire to xx2 weeks ago   ·  2

Comment on Facebook

My makey highlight of 2016.....
You might think this post is worth ignoring based on the photo BUT if makeyness is in your life or you want it in your life then I urge you to read on...
This wins the award for the best makey product of 2016; Printable Cotton. Yes, cotton you put through your home printer.
After it's printed it feels exactly as cotton should feel, no stiffness, no colour running. You can iron it, wash it, sew on it or sew with it! Until a month ago I had no idea this type of thing existed and I was stuck in the world of fabric-iron-on-transfers. I have F'ed & blinded my way through packs of the stuff and it never produces results I wanted! This Printable cotton does though.
I printed all of the photos for Mini Creatures cloth book with it as well as several other things I'll show you over time.
I'm stupidly excited about it! I will never look back.

I promise I do not work for this company and plenty of companies make it, this is just what I bought locally.
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Faye Jones, Verity Jowett and 16 others like this

View previous comments

Leila CornesIs it just normal ink? Would it stay on if the fabric got wet? Is this cotton expensive? Looks cool, just so many questions?2 weeks ago   ·  1
Caroline DalcqWhere did you get this locally?? I'm all excited already and i haven't even tried it...2 weeks ago   ·  1
Bryony KayYes I am the first to like this amazing post. I think I should win your biggest fan of 2016, you are awesome (yes I am at the bottom of a g and t) x2 weeks ago   ·  1
Becky WhiteI was wondering how you made the pictures in the book! Am hoping 2017 will be full of more crafting and sewing so this looks great! X2 weeks ago   ·  1
Anne BiestaI like the sound of that. Will add it to my crafty wish list2 weeks ago   ·  1
Claire PopeIt's good isn't it!!!!! You can get printable muslin but that's not quite so useable for children.2 weeks ago   ·  1
Beth KellieGreat tip thanks2 weeks ago   ·  1
Jo HoneyWhat??? Printable cotton???2 weeks ago   ·  1

Comment on Facebook

Stockings are made (panic last night until 1am!) and hung. Now to relax and enjoy the festive times. Wishing you all lots of cosiness and relaxation.
Love Misty Makey Mama xx
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Bryony Richards, Indi Adele and 23 others like this

Gemma SmartAnd you lovely!! Have a wonderful time x3 weeks ago   ·  1

Comment on Facebook

A Christmas kite we made for Tiny Creature that is bigger than Tiny Creature herself! We've called it Keith V1. We suspect there may be many more Versions before we master the art of making a kite that actually flys. Watch this space for its virgin voyage... ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Not all makeyness goes to plan....I'll stick to the good old refined sugar filled recipe next time! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Alan Tunks, Adele Williams and 6 others like this

Adele WilliamsOh Misty, I feel for you! I tried making spelt cookies once. Awful experience (both making and eating 😫). And you should have seen what Errant Toddler did to a batch of mince pies a couple of days ago. "Just brush the top with egg" turned into "use the pastry brush like a potato masher on the mince pies" 🙄4 weeks ago   ·  3

Comment on Facebook

No more crocheting 60 plum puddings or making 60 pieces of mini xmas bunting for Christmas cards.... a much more humble-mum-of-2-Chistmas card offering this year. Doily trees! I even bought the card to stick them to! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Claire Hinkley, Sarah Louise Millichip and 19 others like this

Hannah Kathryn WalkiewiczYep I gave up a few years ago making ours.... 50 cards and 3 kids just too much pressure... I buy The Wallace & Gromit grand appeal cards now and send... it's the thought that counts... x4 weeks ago   ·  1
Beatrice BraileyOurs is still the makiest card in the house (unless you count Ru's elf massacre monstrosity) xx4 weeks ago   ·  1

Comment on Facebook

Last year I had a flurry of dads get in touch very last minute to buy vouchers for their partners for Christmas- I even hand delivered one on Christmas eve.
With my January *Photograph your Baby 6 week course* being on Saturdays it's the other way round this year! Ive never had so many enquirers from mamas wanting vouchers for the Men Beasts in their lives. Tomorrow is the last day I can shove them in the post, so come on mamas....

All of these gorgeous photos were taken by mamas attending the last course.
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Alan Tunks, Kate Strode and 9 others like this

Isobel HoughtonI can't believe how much they've grown since last year!4 weeks ago   ·  1
Aimee OwenI am going to email you! X4 weeks ago   ·  1

Comment on Facebook

I dipped my little toe back into my makey workshops today. I was very lucky to support 8 mamas at Yanley Court - Complementary Therapy centre, Long Ashton to have 15 mins to themselves to make some gorgeous 3 Rose Bath Salts. The deal was that they then had to make time to have a long, luxurious bath over Christmas!
I challenge you all to the same....
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Making a Yule Log for the Christmas table was Tiny Creature's advent(ure) yesterday.
I take no credit, this was all her and Man Beast...
It was a real makey hit though and was a mostly outdoor makeyness. Here's how they did it...

1. They found a fat log and Man Beast axed off the bottom of it to give it a flat-ish base. He said this bit isn't obligatory though.
2. They drilled holes the same diameter as our beeswax candles. Although TC obviously couldn't get diretcly involved in that, she 'helped' with her tools!
3. They sprayed the whole thing with snow-in-a-tin. Personally I really dont like stuff like that and dont think it necessarily needed it buy TC was very intrigued by it and got really involved in it. I think you could just dip a sponge in white paint and dab on the log to achieve the same snowy affect (effect?).
4. They found some ivy and bushes with red berries and nailed the branches to the log. MB said that there was probably a better was to get the branches to stay on the log but he wasn't sure what. Maybe you could just wrap it around the log?

Let me know if you have a go...
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Sally Elliott, Jessica Cleaves and 7 others like this

Kate TuckwellNick Tuckwell - something to store away in your memory for a few years time 😊4 weeks ago   ·  1

Comment on Facebook