Do all little girls like standing on their heads?

leggings by Needle and Ted

When deciding what my girls should wear in the morning, we are are looking for three main things:

  1. Comfort
  2. Style
  3. and the ability to stand on ones heads without showing ones underwear. (Fact: my girls spend 40% of their day standing on their heads.)

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Fashion Rebel Outfit Maker. Book review and **GIVEAWAY**


A week or so ago an email quietly pinged to my inbox from Thames & Hudson asking if I was interested in reviewing a fashion book for kids. Fashion Rebel Outfit Maker is ‘a sketchbook for daring young fashion rebels who want to create their own stylish looks.’ I immediately said yes as I thought Darcy would love to play around designing her very own fashion collection. Secretly, I wanted to give it a go myself, the book is aimed at children age 8 plus, but hey! my inner child is 10 years old.

The front cover of the book is well designed and looks good enough to grab attention, but as we all know, you can’t judge a book by it’s cover… Continue reading

Madeit Fashion Week: the round up (and win a €50 NOSH voucher)

Welcome to Day 6

Sadly this is the last day of Madeit Fashion Week. We have had a blast.

The most stunning outfits hit the runways over the last few days and the participants showed that their creative talents did not end at sewing.


Seen at Fairies Bubbles & Co


Seen at Diorella-n

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Seen at In a Manner of Sewing

Girl like the sea / Madeit patterns / FOLD collection

Seen at Girl Like the Sea

We saw some phenomenal origami structures, created to keep the theme running seamlessly through. Continue reading

Madeit Fashion Week: Day 6

Welcome to Day 6 of Madeit Fashion Week

Sadly this is the last day of Fashion Shows for 2015, tomorrow there will be a round up over at Swoodson Says and Climbing the Willow. This has been so much fun I might just sneak in a little eye candy or two tomorrow, but just for all you VIPs out there.

Thank you so much for tuning in on Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4 and Day 5. I hope you have enjoyed the shows even half as much as I have.

Now sit back, enjoy the music and marvel the amazing creations hitting the runway today.

Matrix Polo and Pocket Fold Trousers made by Fruits de Mere. Pattern by Madeit PatternsFirst up we have Dino, he is 3 years old, he likes the beach, pancakes and everything in red. He dislikes mushrooms, brushing his teeth and tidying up his toys.

They say ‘you are what you eat’, I don’t think Dino is a pancake. But men like meat and women like sweets, so draw your own conclusions.

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Madeit Fashion Week: Day 5

Welcome to Day 5 of Madeit Fashion Week

Day 1Day 2Day 3 and Day 4 were incredible. The origami was fierce. The outfits were stunning. The kids rocked. The shows have delivered on every level and today we have 4 more completely amazing shows, the question is ‘can you handle it?’

Grab your seats ladies and gents, the show is about to begin…

dianaJust look at Manuel, what a star. He is 8 years old, he likes building Lego, meatballs and riding his bike. He dislikes cleaning his room, grilled cheese and scary movies. Though he certainly looks like a guy who can handle a scary movie.

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Madeit Fashion Week: Day 4

Welcome to Day 4 of Madeit Fashion Week

If you missed Day 1Day 2 or Day 3 you can still see the shows [click on the link] I’m sure you knew that anyway.

Today we have not 1, not 2, but 6 shows, yes you heard it, 6 shows to get you in the party mood. If you’re not excited already, you will be. The ladies behind the sewing machines SMASHED IT!

So come on, let’s get this party started…

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Give it up for F. F is 6 years old.  She likes drawing, making others laugh and reading. She dislikes being on her own, people asking loads of questions (hint, hint) and scary movies.

I like scary movies if it means I can sit on the couch and loose weight. Research suggests that raised adrenalin levels when we watch scary movies, increase our metabolic rate. We burn a third more calories than usual while in a state of fear, that could be the equivalent of a small chocolate bar. Guess what I’m doing tonight? Continue reading