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6 hours ago

Makey Mamas

Black Friday can go do one.
Here is a recipe from me to you. For me the feeling I get from making my own products will always out weigh any special deals one might get on this ominous day!
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Black Friday can go do one.
Here is a recipe from me to you. For me the feeling I get from making my own products will always out weigh any special deals one might get on this ominous day!

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Mmm, sounds awesome

Simply amazing! I need to make more of this. I have used it for bad skin on me, minor burns, insect bites, dry skin (and itches associated with it), it's a wonder butter! X

Georgie Riggs

2 days ago

Makey Mamas

On Saturday 16 women will make 12 natural skincare products each at 2 workshops. 192 products will fill these bottles and jars. That's a lot! ... See MoreSee Less

On Saturday 16 women will make 12 natural skincare products each at 2 workshops. 192 products will fill these bottles and jars. Thats a lot!

5 days ago

Makey Mamas

The way forward...please read to the end...

Beauties, for the last 3 years we have been working with Bliss Bristol to give hand made hearts to mums spending Mother's day in a Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with their tiny babies. In 2015 we aimed for 34 hearts for our local hospital but got enough for every cot in the South West of the UK. The campaign has grown to such an extent that earlier this year we received over 12,000 hearts. Enough for every cot in the whole of the UK 3 times over.
Together Beauties we have started something that is wonderful but it is completely unsustainable in it's current format.
I've never talked about the logistical end of the campaign on my blog as I always wanted to keep the posts positive because essentially it is amazing. Seeing (mostly) women come together from all over the world to offer a little handmade goodness to mums going through a very difficult time is so incredibly moving and I felt privileged to be a part of this. However as much as this campaign made me cry with joy and pride it also made me cry with frustration, sadness and pure exhaustion.

I promised myself and my family I wouldn't do it again in its current format so 2018 is about finding a way so that it can keep going and going and form a life of its own. Rather than all the hearts come to us and us organising distribution and labelling we are hoping this can be done on a more local level through the UK. This is what Catherine and I have come up with after much reflection:

We are seeking *Community Heart Champions* (CHC) to:

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

We are asking that the CHC will manage the hearts for more than their local hospital, ideally you'd take on a County or a Neo Natal Region. The amount of hearts varies massively for each region so we'd discuss how many hospitals you'd cover within a region.

Please ONLY Comment below if you are interested in being a CHC or tag someone who might be interested.

I will be liaising with the CHC's to try and get hearts to as many NICU's in the UK as possible however if we don't get enough CHC's then we just wont be able to cover all the NICU's and that's ok.

PLEASE NOTE: Makey Mamas will still be asking for heart donations to cover the South West and I will be doing a separate post about that in the next couple of days so keep your eyes peeled if you just want to make hearts rather than be a CHC.

Photo: Cocooned in hearts on the Heart Campaign deadline day!
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The way forward...please read to the end...

Beauties, for the last 3 years we have been working with Bliss Bristol to give hand made hearts to mums spending Mothers day in a Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with their tiny babies. In 2015 we aimed for 34 hearts for our local hospital but got enough for every cot in the South West of the UK. The campaign has grown to such an extent that earlier this year we received over 12,000 hearts. Enough for every cot in the whole of the UK 3 times over. 
Together Beauties we have started something that is wonderful but it is completely unsustainable in its current format.
Ive never talked about the logistical end of the campaign on my blog as I always wanted to keep the posts positive because essentially it is amazing. Seeing (mostly) women come together from all over the world to offer a little handmade goodness to mums going through a very difficult time is so incredibly moving and I felt privileged to be a part of this. However as much as this campaign made me cry with joy and pride it also made me cry with frustration, sadness and pure exhaustion.

I promised myself and my family I wouldnt do it again in its current format so 2018 is about finding a way so that it can keep going and going and form a life of its own. Rather than all the hearts come to us and us organising distribution and labelling we are hoping this can be done on a more local level through the UK. This is what Catherine and I have come up with after much reflection:

We are seeking *Community Heart Champions* (CHC) to:

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

We are asking that the CHC will manage the hearts for more than their local hospital, ideally youd take on a County or a Neo Natal Region. The amount of hearts varies massively for each region so wed discuss how many hospitals youd cover within a region.

Please ONLY Comment below if you are interested in being a CHC or tag someone who might be interested.   

I will be liaising with the CHCs to try and get hearts to as many NICUs in the UK as possible however if we dont get enough CHCs then we just wont be able to cover all the NICUs and thats ok.

PLEASE NOTE: Makey Mamas will still be asking for heart donations to cover the South West and I will be doing a separate post about that in the next couple of days so keep your eyes peeled if you just want to make hearts rather than be a CHC.

Photo: Cocooned in hearts on the Heart Campaign deadline day!

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THank everyone- i'm just after potential CHC's fot this post

Jan Dormand - would you be up for an area of West Yorkshire too? I've seen Tanya Marshall has already said above that she can do that area too so maybe it won't be needed, but maybe there's a way of splitting the region into two parts??

I am happy to help out with this, can do labelling and distribution. I am in Bristol x

I'm in the southwest and can do whatever is needed just let me know x

I can help with North west (im in Lancashire) xx

You probably have enough CHC for the south west but I'm happy to do anything that needs doing. If you need one I am happy to do it but can't crochet 🙈 but can do all the other parts now my daughter is at school! X

Hi, I can be a CHC for Scottish Highlands but our hospital isn't NICU. Its a SCBU so may not be part of the programme? xx

Jan & Jordan (Clare) - do you think this is something Cheltenham Stake Relief Society and Young Women could assist with?

I'd be interested in helping , I live in Cumbria so we have two local units I believe x

I am interested in helping with a CHC.I am in Plymouth. x

I can make and label, I’m in Worcester x

I can def make the hearts and label them if you show me how to ? Xxx

I’m interested in helping in Hertfordshire ❤️

Wow! Such a lovely photo! I would love to help! I live in West Sussex xx

❤You know you can definately count me in for Cheshire and Merseyside! 💚

Claire Ives Tea Lucy Lucy McLeod Francesca Jo Cooper are you guys interested at all or know anyone who might be in your regions? This I so great and Misty is wonderful. You'd all be awesome if life allows x

I can help in my area Misty. Happy to do Newcastle/Northumbria xx

Hello, I'm in Cardiff. I'd like to help.

Sensible decision xx

Hi. I would do West Yorkshire area x

Can do Swindon xx

You’re so lovely. X

Ally Rosser

I am based in SE wales and can be a CHC ❤️

A lot of neonatal units have their own charities attached-those would be a good place to begin approaching people to be involved as I know at St George's, the first touch charity arranges all the gifts etc that get given to babies and have contacts for the knitted things we already receive. BTW, I was working at the John Radcliffe nnu last mother's day and helped distribute hearts and cards on the night shift before. They were beautiful, thank you everyone involved xx

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1 week ago

Makey Mamas

Beauties, this morning I went to an exhibition at Paintworks in Bristol by Carol Peace Sculptor. As soon as I stepped through the door I was taken by her bronze sculptural work, especially the pieces touching on motherhood/ parenthood. They are so textured that I wanted to stroke them - she said it was ok I promise :) . Mini Creature stared and circled the pieces whilst I was in awe. Carol herself was present and she was really generous with her time- getting a chat with the artist and hearing their perspective on their work really connects me to what they are doing.
Really, really recommended. It's only on until this Sunday. Make time for it Beauties.

Here is a little taster of one of the pieces I loved the most...

'Family3'
'Is about parenting. I saw a cormorant dive in the muddy deep river outside the studio, he was gone for some time, but his ripples kept multiplying.
It is about how two people can influence an ever increasing circle that gets bigger and bigger, long after you have dived into the water'
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Beauties, this morning I went to an exhibition at Paintworks in Bristol by Carol Peace Sculptor. As soon as I stepped through the door I was taken by her bronze sculptural work, especially the pieces touching on motherhood/ parenthood. They are so textured that I wanted to stroke them - she said it was ok I promise :) . Mini Creature stared and circled the pieces whilst I was in awe. Carol herself was present and she was really generous with her time- getting a chat with the artist and hearing their perspective on their work really connects me to what they are doing.
Really, really recommended. Its only on until this Sunday. Make time for it Beauties. 

Here is a little taster of one of the pieces I loved the most... 

Family3
Is about parenting. I saw a cormorant dive in the muddy deep river outside the studio, he was gone for some time, but his ripples kept multiplying.
It is about how two people can influence an ever increasing circle that gets bigger and bigger, long after you have dived into the water

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Fantastic. Would love to go to this... Jess Greenwood fancy stopping in today?

That's just beautiful xxxx

1 week ago

Makey Mamas

Interestingly Makey Mamas has been nominated for an award...
*Social Care Awards 2018*
After some searching to make sure it's not a scam (it's not), I'm really unsure whether to accept or decline the nomination. It kind of feels a bit wrong. I'm not sure I can say why, it feels like I'm seeking some sort of gratification. It is also run by an organisation called "Global health and Pharma". Hmmmm!
On the otherhand , who doesn't like feeling like what they are doing is right?!

What do you Beauties think? Let me know in the comments. I'll take your lead.
I'll also post a link to the website below.

This is what they say on their website amongst other things...

"The 2018 Social Care Awards have been designed to give recognition to the individuals, teams and companies who show the highest levels of innovation, compassion and courage in one of the most important, yet challenging industries. Supporting those who need extra care or support, practical or emotional, to lead an active life and do the things many of us take for granted."
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Interestingly Makey Mamas has been nominated for an award... 
*Social Care Awards 2018*
After some searching to make sure its not a scam (its not), Im really unsure whether to accept or decline the nomination. It kind of feels a bit wrong. Im not sure I can say why, it feels like Im seeking some sort of gratification.  It is also run by an organisation called Global health and Pharma.  Hmmmm!
On the otherhand , who doesnt like feeling like what they are doing is right?!

What do you Beauties think? Let me know in the comments. Ill take your lead.
Ill also post a link to the website below.

This is what they say on their website amongst other things...

The 2018 Social Care Awards have been designed to give recognition to the individuals, teams and companies who show the highest levels of innovation, compassion and courage in one of the most important, yet challenging industries. Supporting those who need extra care or support, practical or emotional, to lead an active life and do the things many of us take for granted.

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Thanks all for your input- veyr useful. I have got in touch with them and asked more questions. So far so reply. I'll let you know

This isn't a pharma company it appears to be an information platform to allow people to access information and help them complete CPD modules (basically continued studies for healthcare professionals) I agree it's a bit of a strange fit for what you business is about. It's not beyond the realms of possibility as the industry as a whole does now spend more money on supporting learning than traditional advertising due to regulations being highly restrictive, so it may be that whoever supports GHP is improving their brand image through education. If it were me I'd ask for further information to make sure they truly understand your business and if so, take it! What you do is brilliant and it would be great if that was formally recognised xx

Having a quick look at their website it seems a world away from the work you do. Did someone nominate you? It's a weird fit...what is your gut reaction? Reminds me a bit of when we turned down the park funding......

I wouldn't worry about the seeking gratification thing. If someone offers fill your cup with the praise then take it - I would! But if your gut says no for a different reason then always follow that!

I suppose it depends on what the 'pharma' part means and how that sits with you. Realistically that's not for anyone else to say, at the end of the day you are the only person who can justify things to yourself (or not) Example: I boycott Nestle but I wouldn't refuse a gift from someone else who'd bought me Nestle as to my mind, how others spend their money is up to them. If they ask, I will tell them. (Sorry about length)

I think it's really great that a 'pharma' organisation is recognising and valuing what you do/have done. I feel quite cynical about our health services as, as a society, we are quicker to treat symptoms than to look at the causes. Thankfully this seems to be changing and I actually think it is important that you accept the nomination. It values treating the whole person, inside and out x

Of its not going to cost you anything then accept it you work darn hard and deserve a well earned pat on the back.

Well you deserve awards! But this does feel like an odd fit! They have some previous awards here www.ghp-news.com/2017-social-care-awards and maybe scientists need some Makey love, Bryonly's advice is good. X

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2 weeks ago

Makey Mamas

Now this is something worth knowing...
Milk & Honey Bakes have launched
*The Brownie & Baby Gift Box*
When Hannah first starting doing her *Brownies in the Post* service I actually thought my life was complete but now she has upped the game by including some makeyness in the form of a tactile teether as well.
I literally can't think of a better present to give a new family!
Just saying :)
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Now this is something worth knowing...
Milk & Honey Bakes have launched 
*The Brownie & Baby Gift Box*
When Hannah first starting doing her *Brownies in the Post* service I actually thought my life was complete but now she has upped the game by including some makeyness in the form of a tactile teether as well.
I literally cant think of a better present to give a new family!
Just saying :)

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Thank you so much for sharing, lovely Misty 😘

I’ve ordered myself one for my birthday 😀!!

Yes!

2 weeks ago

Makey Mamas

This weekend Man Beast and I had no small creatures. We did fancy grown up things like go to a Vivaldi and Bach orchestral performance inside Wells Catherdral. I learnt some things that I thought I'd share so you don't humiliate yourself like I did when you have your childfree nights and pretend to be grown up...
1. Don't clap unless other people clap. I clapped during the wrong bit (there was an awkward silence, I thought!).
2. Don't be shocked and gasp when the choir burst into song. I literally jumped (in a sit down kind of way) and squealed (in a minimal way) so that the people immediately around me turned to see what was happening as I was so genuinely surprised. It was truly an amazing noise. I just didn't expect it at that moment!
3. Don't run to the bar too fast. People will stare. A LOT.
4. Wear more clothes. I celebrated the fact that I didn't have to wear breastfeeding attire by wearing my version of a slinky dress. It was not appropriate. Cathedrals are cold places. I did some leg movements to keep warm. People stared some more.
It was a good night but I learnt life lessons! :)
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This weekend Man Beast and I had no small creatures. We did fancy grown up things like go to a Vivaldi and Bach orchestral performance inside Wells Catherdral. I learnt some things that I thought Id share so you dont humiliate yourself like I did when you have your childfree nights and pretend to be grown up...
1. Dont clap unless other people clap. I clapped during the wrong bit (there was an awkward silence, I thought!).
2. Dont be shocked and gasp when the choir burst into song. I literally jumped (in a sit down kind of way) and squealed (in a minimal way) so that the people immediately around me turned to see what was happening as I was so genuinely surprised. It was truly an amazing noise. I just didnt expect it at that moment!
3. Dont run to the bar too fast. People will stare. A LOT. 
4. Wear more clothes. I celebrated the fact that I didnt have to wear breastfeeding attire by wearing my version of a slinky dress. It was not appropriate. Cathedrals are cold places. I did some leg movements to keep warm. People stared some more.
It was a good night but I learnt life lessons! :)

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It’s all about layers in churches and cathedrals 🙂 glad you had a good time.

I’m child free and pretending to be young tomorrow night - gig in Cardiff, will feel old I think!

This really made me laugh! Thanks for sharing. Xx 😂

Glad you enjoyed your grown up time! 😊

3 weeks ago

Makey Mamas

The very concisely named 'Christmas Skincare gift packs' workshop is full BUT I've had requests to run it again on the same day. I need a minimum of 4 peeps, maximum of 8 to make this happen.
You make 12 natural skincare products. It's fast, fun and smelly and you have all your stocking fillers done!
Who wants in? Comment below if you want details of when, why, how and where :)

These are some examples of what people made last time I ran it...
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The very concisely named Christmas Skincare gift packs workshop is full BUT Ive had requests to run it again on the same day. I need a minimum of 4 peeps, maximum of 8 to make this happen. 
You make 12 natural skincare products. Its fast, fun and smelly and you have all your stocking fillers done! 
Who wants in? Comment below if you want details of when, why, how and where :)

These are some examples of what people made last time I ran it...

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What’s the date and time and how much please?

I work on Saturday afternoons - but if you do another time/date I'd be in!

I would be interested depending on timing!

Yes please, OMG might I finially make it to one of your workshops! X

I'd be interested too, be good to know costs etc x

Interested depending on location X

I'm interested potentially ... where is it happening ? X

Me too misty!! Xx

Yes please 😊

I'd be interested

I’d be interested too. Xx

I’m interested please! 😊

Interested :)

Interested x

Hannah King Susannah Lawrence Clemmie Ridings!? Shall we get a gang!?

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3 weeks ago

Makey Mamas

Beauties, some of you might remember our *Hearts for NICU mums on Mother's Day* campaign. Earlier this year we received almost 13,000 hearts to go to Mums spending Mother's Day in an Intensive Care Unit with their babies. After ensuring every single parent received a heart in the UK, we still had about 1200 left. I asked where you'd like these to go and the decision was unanimous: to the bereaved parents of Angel babies.
For long winded reasons it has taken us until this point to find recipients of your lovingly homemade hearts but I'm thrilled to report back this is where they have gone:
*1057 hearts have gone to the chairty 4Louis who aim to offer support and help to families who've suffered the trauma of a stillbirth or neonatal death. They make memory boxes and run candle lit vigil's for bereaved parents to come together.

*200 hearts have gone Derriford and Exeter Hospital in Devon, where they will be given directly to bereaved parents.

*85 purple hearts will be given to parents in the NICU on World Prematurity Day on 17th November at Southmead, St Micheals and Glangwili Hospitals.

This is Catherine from Bliss Bristol, my partner in heart love whilst we divvy up the last of the hearts! Keep your eyes peeling for more Heart Campaign news over the coming weeks......
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Beauties, some of you might remember our *Hearts for NICU mums on Mothers Day* campaign. Earlier this year we received almost 13,000 hearts to go to Mums spending Mothers Day in an Intensive Care Unit with their babies. After ensuring every single parent received a heart in the UK, we still had about 1200 left. I asked where youd like these to go and the decision was unanimous: to the bereaved parents of Angel babies.
For long winded reasons it has taken us until this point to find recipients of your lovingly homemade hearts but Im thrilled to report back this is where they have gone:
*1057 hearts have gone to the chairty 4Louis who aim to offer support and help to families whove suffered the trauma of a stillbirth or neonatal death. They make memory boxes and run candle lit vigils for bereaved parents to come together. 

*200 hearts have gone Derriford and Exeter Hospital in Devon, where they will be given directly to bereaved parents.

*85 purple hearts will be given to parents in the NICU on World Prematurity Day on 17th November at Southmead, St Micheals and Glangwili Hospitals.

This is Catherine from Bliss Bristol, my partner in heart love whilst we divvy up the last of the hearts! Keep your eyes peeling for more Heart Campaign news over the coming weeks......

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We in Glangwili are so grateful for the hearts xx we love them Thankyou

Another lovely charity is aching arms they help support families with bereavement

Amazing, thank you so much x Victoria x

Hannah Towle let all your lovely friends know xxxx

Jackie Green can u spot any u made? Xx

3 weeks ago

Makey Mamas

Ah, bootie making at home! Gorgeous. I feel pretty confident that there are now 13 more women in the world who have joined the ranks of becoming a wooly goddess! I am thrilled that Sarah (on the left) has now joined my 'Women wot match their Wool' Hall of Fame. It's a very cool club! ;)
This is what those guys had to say about it:
"Amazing, loved it. very helpful. Loads of Information and hands on with help"
"Really relaxed environment, beautiful setting, easy to follow, loved the flapjack"
"For a complete novice like me I felt confident and really well suported"
Yahey!
Get in touch if you fancy coming on a Bootie Workshop, I'll prob book another in for January so it could be an xmas pressie!!!
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Ah, bootie making at home! Gorgeous. I feel pretty confident that there are now 13 more women in the world who have joined the ranks of becoming a wooly goddess! I am thrilled that Sarah (on the left) has now joined my Women wot match their Wool Hall of Fame. Its a very cool club! ;)
This is what those guys had to say about it:
Amazing, loved it. very helpful. Loads of Information and hands on with help
Really relaxed environment, beautiful setting, easy to follow, loved the flapjack
For a complete novice like me I felt confident and really well suported
Yahey!
Get in touch if you fancy coming on a Bootie Workshop, Ill prob book another in for January so it could be an xmas pressie!!!

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Wow! It looked fab, please let me know if you run another one please! 😘 Xx

Love this!

Oh I love it, so cosy! And those gorgeous bumps and babes 😍 keep spreading the crochet love Misty 🙂 xx

3 weeks ago

Makey Mamas

Learning crochet on a rocking chair with a roaring fire (it will be tmrw!), eating homemade vegan, G/F raspberry flapjack (thank you Rosie Letts Nutrition for the recipe) with some chilled music is surely the way forward....
I'm very happy to be teaching 2 Bootie workshops from the comfort of my own home tomorrow! Bring it on!
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Learning crochet on a rocking chair with a roaring fire (it will be tmrw!), eating homemade vegan, G/F raspberry flapjack (thank you Rosie Letts Nutrition for the recipe) with some chilled music is surely the way forward....
Im very happy to be teaching 2 Bootie workshops from the comfort of my own home tomorrow! Bring it on!

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Wow that all sounds so gorgeous!!

Enjoy. Hope to hear all about it in the evening.

That is living lol pt

3 weeks ago

Makey Mamas

If you are a regular visiting Beauty to this page then you know I feel strongly about using natural, plant based products for.... well, everything! So, it wont suprise you that when Bristol based Tame the Mane opened on my door step all my natural hair and skin care dreams came true!!! I'm now going to gush...
An absolutely lush, fully vegan, all natural hair dressers. I really can't recommend this place enough, the decor, the music, the personalised hair products... Just amazing. The woman who runs it has buckets of enthusiasm and I felt like she was really generous with both time and information, talking me through all the ingredients of her hand made stuff. I have never quite had a hair dresser experience like this.
I told Lara, the owner that a lot of you Beauties would be as happy about this place as me and she has offered us a FREE Rose and Pink Clay face mask if you book a Restyle (wash, treatment, PH balance, Head massage, dry style!) Yes please. Just quote 'I'm a Makey Mama' :)
Do it, do it, do it!!
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If you are a regular visiting Beauty to this page then you know I feel strongly about using natural, plant based products for.... well, everything! So, it wont suprise you that when Bristol based Tame the Mane opened on my door step all my natural hair and skin care dreams came true!!!  Im now going to gush...
 An absolutely lush, fully vegan, all natural hair dressers. I really cant recommend this place enough, the decor, the music, the personalised hair products... Just amazing. The woman who runs it has buckets of enthusiasm and I felt like she was really generous with both time and information, talking me through all the ingredients of her hand made stuff. I have never quite had a hair dresser experience like this. 
I told Lara, the owner that a lot of you Beauties would be as happy about this place as me and she has offered us a FREE Rose and Pink Clay face mask if you book a Restyle (wash, treatment, PH balance, Head massage, dry style!) Yes please. Just quote Im a Makey Mama :)
Do it, do it, do it!!

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Thank you Misty, and yes Makey Mamas I am looking forward to meeting you all!

This sounds like for me❤looking for hair dresser for myself.how can I book?xxx❤

3 weeks ago

Makey Mamas

My small contribution to this day: pumpkin & cheese muffs!
In other unrelated Bootie news, I have 2 places left for the 2-5pm Workshop this Saturday. Any takers?
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My small contribution to this day: pumpkin & cheese muffs! 
In other unrelated Bootie news, I have 2 places left for the 2-5pm Workshop this Saturday. Any takers?

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Muff..or puff?!

4 weeks ago

Makey Mamas

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HAIR!

4 weeks ago

Makey Mamas

Autumn and Halloween are such good excuses to do some makeyness with the tinies. Not many of them have been worth sharing but this I reckon is rather cute.... 4 yr old TC even spoke in her baby voice when they were finished, "little wooly pumpkin- wumkins"
They take about 2 mins to make as an adult or 5 mins with a 4 year old. I'll sort you a link in the comments.
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Autumn and Halloween are such good excuses to do some makeyness with the tinies. Not many of them have been worth sharing but this I reckon is rather cute....  4 yr old TC even spoke in her baby voice when they were finished, little wooly pumpkin- wumkins
They take about 2 mins to make as an adult or 5 mins with a 4 year old.  Ill sort you a link in the comments.

1 month ago

Makey Mamas

Have you seen those gorgeous wool booties with leather soles and soft furry lining? After this workshop you will be whipping them out!
This bootie making workshop is for absolute beginners- you will be fully guided through the process of how to make some lovely cosy footware for your baby. You can adapt the pattern for yourself as well- I have!

Suitable for pregnant women and mums.

You will receive:
Detailed information and pattern
Practical experience making the booties
All materials to make a pair
Crotchet hook
Time spent getting to know other mums and pregnant women

“Wonderful bootie workshop! Really clear instructions and teaching. The atmosphere was very relaxed and I felt able to ask when I needed help. Very good value for money. I've just finished my first booties and can't wait to put them on my baby when she's here! Feeling inspired, thank you Misty.” Samantha, pregnant

Cost £25
SAVE £3 per workshop if you book with a friend, or book 2 or more workshops together.
Venue: Makey Mamas HQ, The Glades, Eastville, BS5 7EN

For more information and to book:
misty@makeymamas.co.uk
www.makeymamas.co.uk

Crochet Bootie Making- later in the dayNovember 4, 2017, 2:00pmMakey MamasHave you seen those gorgeous wool booties with leather soles and soft furry lining? After this workshop you will be whipping them out!
This bootie making workshop is for absolute beginners- you will be fully guided through the process of how to make some lovely cosy footware for your baby. You can adapt the pattern for yourself as well- I have!

Suitable for pregnant women and mums.

You will receive:
Detailed information and pattern
Practical experience making the booties
All materials to make a pair
Crotchet hook
Time spent getting to know other mums and pregnant women

“Wonderful bootie workshop! Really clear instructions and teaching. The atmosphere was very relaxed and I felt able to ask when I needed help. Very good value for money. I've just finished my first booties and can't wait to put them on my baby when she's here! Feeling inspired, thank you Misty.” Samantha, pregnant

Cost £25
SAVE £3 per workshop if you book with a friend, or book 2 or more workshops together.
Venue: Makey Mamas HQ, The Glades, Eastville, BS5 7EN

For more information and to book:
misty@makeymamas.co.uk
www.makeymamas.co.uk
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Crochet Bootie Making- later in the day

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Hi Misty, I am not pregnant but I love crochet and love to join this.how long does this workshop take?x

1 month ago

Makey Mamas

This is my Mad Makey Scientist guise. I did proper chemistry and everything :)
Cinnamon and frankincense soap coming up for christmas presents...
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This is my Mad Makey Scientist guise. I did proper chemistry and everything :)
Cinnamon and frankincense soap coming up for christmas presents...

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I starting to think about soap-making in workshops addressing hand hygiene and antimicrobial resistance. Wld be nice to chat about soap making...

Amazing.would love to buy please ❤

You have a beautiful kitchen 🙂

Great PPE!

Looks amazing 🙂

Oh very well done Misty, great idea and lots of mixing!!

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1 month ago

Makey Mamas

Dear FB,
Here are some raspberries to put in your digital FACE! You try and get me to spend my hard earned money to advertise my occasional workshops by not sharing my posts with the Beauties that follow this page but this time I outsmarted you! (or so I like to think :) )The crochet bootie workshop filled in record time.
So now I'm going to run another on the same day, in the afternoon. What do you think of that FB?! Eh? Eh?
Best wishes to you and your digital heads (because I'm actually a nice person!)
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Dear FB, 
Here are some raspberries to put in your digital FACE! You try and get me to spend my hard earned money to advertise my occasional workshops by not sharing my posts with the Beauties that follow this page but this time I outsmarted you! (or so I like to think :) )The crochet bootie workshop filled in record time.
So now Im going to run another on the same day, in the afternoon. What do you think of that FB?! Eh? Eh? 
Best wishes to you and your digital heads (because Im actually a nice person!)

1 month ago

Makey Mamas

I <3 The Gentle Touch. They do lovely things and they do it so well. I wish that this pregnancy workshop had been running when I was growing my girls.

Pregnancy Nutrition Workshop - Eat Well And Feel GreatNovember 18, 2017, 10:00amThe Elephant HouseKnowing what to eat whilst pregnant can be overwhelming – Are you wondering what foods will give your growing baby the best start in life? Are you bored with being told what you can’t eat, and unsure what you CAN eat?

Do you need someone to guide you through pregnancy nutrition? Someone who can pinpoint what you actually need to know? Are you looking for pregnancy recipe ideas, and information on allergies and nutritional requirements in pregnancy?

Our two hour workshop covers:

Pregnancy nutritional requirements and what you can eat to meet these
The role of the gut microbiome during pregnancy
Common pregnancy ailments and how your diet can help
What to avoid whilst pregnant
Ideas for easy pregnancy snacks and recipes
If you are pregnant and you’re ready to find out learn about what foods nourish your body and your growing baby we can help you. Anna is our registered qualified Nutritional Therapist (BANT, CNHC) who can support your pregnancy health.

Tailored 1:1 Nutrition Consultations are also available; a discount will be given during the class to use against a future consultation.
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Pregnancy Nutrition Workshop - Eat Well And Feel Great