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More Gifts From Mum!

Picture of Navy Sailor CardiganMy Mum has been knitting again and made a gorgeous navy sailor cardigan!

It was a challenge though as the pattern was one I found in a magazine and we don’t think it was quite right! Anyway I think it looks great and can’t wait to put Daisy in it!

Picture of Organics for Kids Pink Snuggle SuitMum also wanted buy something we needed for the baby so I suggested a lovely pink Snuggle Suit from Organics for Kids which arrived this week.

It’s made from 100% organic cotton and made in the UK.

Picture of Huddle & Bliss Organic Bodysuits

She also bought us 3 more organic bodysuits from Huddle & Bliss which are made in the UK.

Look What We Found In Cornwall!

Picture of Cornwall CottageWe decided for our 13th Wedding Anniversary to go away for a long weekend to Cornwall. We stayed in this gorgeous cottage in Mousehole and on Saturday visited the lovely town of St. Ives.

Picture of Lizzie Shirt Baby TopWhilst looking in all the wonderful little boutique shops we found one called LAFF selling lots of baby and children’s clothes made in the UK. They stocked brands such as Lizzie Shirt, Little Blossoms, Madfish Clothing and Inch Blue all designed and manufactured in the UK (mostly in Cornwall).

Picture of Little Blossoms Baby DungareesWe bought a baby top by Lizzie Shirt and some baby dungarees with butterflies on by Little Blossoms.

Then on Sunday we decided to visit St. Just and as we were driving in we spotted a craft shop and Robert saw a sign in the window for Little Blossoms!

Picture of Little Blossoms Winter CoatThey weren’t really open but the owner let us go in and we chatted for ages about the baby clothes and finding ones made in the UK. It was great to meet the designer and maker of the clothes and we couldn’t help ourselves and bought 4 more items!

Picture of Little Blossoms Baby DressWe loved this thick fleecy coat and bought it in size 1-2yr old so that we would get more wear out of it! We also bought a gorgeous baby pink flower dress, blue spotty baby jacket and pink spotty dungarees.

Picture of Little Blossoms Baby JacketThe fabrics were just gorgeous and we were sorely tempted to buy everything in the shop!

In addition all the Little Blossom clothes are reversible so there are pockets and decorative flowers on the inside and outside, so they can be worn either way. We were very impressed to say the least!

In general, Cornwall seems to be very proud of all it makes and shouts about it at every opportunity! Why don’t we do this in Warwickshire?

UK Made Baby Bodysuits Arrived Today!

Picture of Huddle & Bliss Organic BodysuitsI’ve just received our order of organic cotton baby bodysuits from Huddle & Bliss this morning! They are all made in England from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton.

We ordered three newborn and three 0-3 months but Huddle & Bliss kindly sent an extra complimentary 0-3 month bodysuit because they had run out of white (our original colour request) and had to send us the cream ones instead.

The newborn bodysuits do look very small but our baby is on track to be around 7.5lbs when she is born so hopefully they’ll fit!

Nearly New Sale Nightmare!

Picture of Nearly New Sale Organics for Kids SleepsuitIf you like queuing for ages (to get in and to pay) and getting shoved about by crazy women racing around for bargains – then a NCT nearly new sale is for you!

We arrived 20mins before the start and had to queue around the building to get in! People took children in buggies, babies in car seats and babies strapped to themselves into the sale with 2 large NCT shopping bags to grab whatever they deemed to be a bargain! It was a fight of the bumps with very pregnant ladies shoving into each other! It was chaotic and not very enjoyable to say the least!

Picture of Nearly New Sale BibsTrying to look at labels to see where things were made was almost impossible but I did manage to get an Organics for Kids sleepsuit for £1.50 (£18.20 new, made in the UK), 2 packs of 2 bibs (Pink Pig Clothing, made in the UK) for £1 each, a Powell Craft hooded towel for £1 (£9.99 new) and some Mothercare baby coat hangers for £2 (£4.99 new).

Picture of Nearly New Sale Hooded TowelI’ve sent an email to Powell Craft to find out where their products are made as there was no indication on the label. I received a disappointing reply this morning saying they make their products in Kashmir (India). The Mothercare coat hangers I suspect are also not made in the UK but will have to go into the “unknown” category!

Picture of Nearly New Sale Coat HangersWe then waited another 20mins to pay for our items in a hot, cramped corridor full of parents, crying babies and large shopping bags! We were asked 3 times if we wanted a plastic bag at the paying counter but explained that we wanted to be good to the environment and would be fine hand carrying our very few items out to the car! That was a bit of a trauma because then we had to be labelled up as paid and got stopped by a rude woman at the exit telling us we had to pay for our items, which we duly informed her we had but were trying to be environmental by not using loads of unnecessary plastic bags!

I’ve Finished the Baby Dungarees!

Picture of Baby DungareesWell after another 2 hour sewing session this week, I managed to finish the baby dungarees I was working on!

Again I think it has taken me 5 weeks of 2 hour sewing sessions to finish them! And I sewed on the leg poppers, machined the button-holes and added 4 buttons in the evenings as well!

So much for being quicker this time around! Never mind they are finished and I think they look okay!

Picture of Handmade Owl DoorstopFor the last 2 Wednesday mornings, I’ve also been going to another sewing class, held at the Almanack in Kenilworth, to handmake an Owl Doorstop for the nursery!

We don’t actually need a doorstop but I thought it could go somewhere in the room for our daughter to laugh at!

What’s next on my sewing project list? Well I need to make a travel changing mat and a draft excluder for outside the nursery door.

Another 2 baby items handmade in the UK!

More Baby Products to Buy!

I realised time is moving on and we still have a lot to buy! So I spent Saturday trying to source online the rest of the baby items we need from suppliers and makers that manufacture in the UK.

Picture of Hooded Baby TowelI found Huddle & Bliss sell a 100% pure cotton white Hooded Baby Towel (£16) made in England and it can be customised with the baby’s name for an extra £8.

Picture of Baby Bodysuits

They also sell a 3 pack of 100% pure cotton white baby bodysuits (£17) made in England.

I think we’ll need 2 of these packs!

Picture of Mix & Match Baby BibsI’m very tempted to buy their UK made 100% cotton pack of 3 baby bibs (£8.50) Picture of Baby Swaddling Blanketsand their pack of 2 baby swaddling blankets (£19) too!

We still need 4 more baby sleepsuits and Huddle & Bliss sell a mix and match 3 pack in pink, pink check and white (£22) made in the UK.
Picture of Pink Baby SleepsuitPicture of Pink Check Baby SleepsuitPicture of White Baby Sleepsuit

I do love the Organics for Kids sleepsuits and rompers though! They are gorgeous pink stripes, butterflies or spots and made in the UK from fair trade 100% organic cotton. They are expensive but last 5 months instead of 3! The baby sleepsuits and rompers below are £16.70, £18.20, £17.00 and £17.20.

Picture of Classic Baby SleepsuitPicture of Butterfly Baby RomperPicture of Classic Breton Stripe Baby RomperPicture of Pink Stripe Baby Sleepsuit

Bought Another Gorgeous Baby Romper!

Picture of Kinderroom ShopOn a recent shopping trip to Leamington I discovered a lovely children’s furniture and toy shop called Kinderroom. As I ventured in I found that they also had a small range of baby clothes.

Visit their website here www.kinderroom.co.uk

I was delighted to find that they stocked baby clothes brands Organics for Kids (designed and made in the UK), Lilly + Sid (designed and some items made in the UK) and No Added Sugar (designed in the UK, made in Portugal).

Organics for Kids Pink Spotty Baby RomperI decided to buy this gorgeous Organics for Kids pink spotty romper suit (£17)! It is expensive but it is made in the UK and it will last 5 months unlike most rompers that only last 3 months.

The only other dilemma was that there are no poppers in the legs. So access to nappies may be troublesome but I was won over by the gorgeousness of it!

The shop also had some wonderful locally handmade fabric name pictures which I’ll have to take a look at again!