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
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. ... See MoreSee Less
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... ... See MoreSee Less
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
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! ... See MoreSee Less
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
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 ... See MoreSee Less
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
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. ... See MoreSee Less
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.... ... See MoreSee Less
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?? ... See MoreSee Less
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
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! ... See MoreSee Less
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? ... See MoreSee Less
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! ... See MoreSee Less
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. ... See MoreSee Less
Hannah King👋🏻 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
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 £25 each (£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)
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 :) ... See MoreSee Less
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. ... See MoreSee Less
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..... ... See MoreSee Less
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
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 email@example.com months ago · 1
Aquatic HarmonyAhh such lovely footage Misty I remember the day well :) look at your beaming smile :) xxx4 months ago · 1