Sensational Six – Outer Space

What does UFO stand for? Unbelievably Fantastic Objects! These handmade goodies are out of this world!

Curated by Jaymie of Maddie’s Mum

Birthday card by Mum & Me Handmade Designs
Decorative pillow by Spacecake Design
Writing set by Lettuce Write
Wall hook by Knobbly
Rocket banner by My Paper Planet
Makeup bag by Crafted on Cowrie

Maddie’s Mum is a boutique shop specialising in handmade children’s wall decor, and beautiful hair accessories for little ladies. We particularly love making our gorgeous unicorn crowns, sparkling mermaid bows, beautiful flower crowns and our speciality Bow Catchers (accessories hangers). Maddie’s Mum has a focus on using high quality and natural materials such as 100% merino wool, and bamboo products. We also use quality glitter and faux leather fabrics to create our beautiful bows. If your little one has a special event or birthday coming up, we offer lots of unique pieces that photograph beautifully and will help add the finishing touch to your amazing celebration.

We love custom requests and we welcome the opportunity to help other bring their creative ideas to life!


Shopping Guide – Beach

January is over, but we’re all craving a way to get back to those care-free days at the beach. Stroll through our beach collection of Australian handmade gifts in one of the hottest month’s of the year.

Trio of mermaid illustrations by Zenti Designs

Bird baby bloomers and head band by Four Little Buttons

Mermaid tail cupcake toppers by My Paper Planet 

Colour in mermaid toy by Love From Annie

Kombi bed quilt by Ruby’s Quilts & More

Surfboard birthday card by Mum & Me Handmade Designs

Ocean baby romper by Little Loris Co

Sun hat by Lindy Loo Designs

 Aloha Hawaiian shirt by Angus And Lola


1 Thing

Photo Credit: allenjaymichael Flickr via Compfight cc

Who here likes housework?

Ok, so true confession time. I detest it.

Seriously, the only reason I do anything is because I hate wearing shoes inside…..

But some jobs are worse than others. For example, I would prefer to clean the toilet than vacuum. Why? Well because the job is never really done.

I turn around and the gremlins have put half a dozen tiny specs of fluff where I have just been. Or now that I have a new wizz bang vacuum (no that does NOT make the job any better Mr Sales Man), I pack it up after the equivalent of a 60 minute all sweaty and grumpy only to find that SOMEHOW I have missed that whole triangle of floor over there in the lounge.

AND vacuuming needs to be done sooooo often because we have a four year old who thinks eating is a contact sport- and the whole house is the field on which this is done.

In all seriousness though, as parents we all need to vacuum.
There will be one job that you put off and put off and make 1001 excuses not to do.

So what is yours? Because, (and you know you saw this coming) your job this fortnight is to tackle it. Head on.
Me? It’s getting my four year old to eat a wider variety of vegetables.

The little guy has a list of exactly five totally eclectic vegetables that he will eat without complaining and quite frankly, I am bored out of my brain with carrot, peas, edamame, cucumber and sorrel for every single meal.

So here it is. I’m going to try to expand him out to another two veggies in the next fortnight.

Where there’s a will, there’s a way! Even if I have to disguise them in puree.

Now over to you.

What are you putting off doing in your house? What are you going to do about it THIS FORTNIGHT. Tell us all and make yourself accountable to make that one positive change!

Ebony Shae Designs Contributed by Donna of Ebony Shae Designs.

Make. Make Believe. Make Memories.

You can make amazing animal masks, baby bibs or booties with just a few pieces of material – even if sewing isn’t really your ‘thing’.


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