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Little people love

I’ve just become an auntie! (again!) …. I’m so excited … a new baby in the family is a wonderful gift.

Which gives me the perfect excuse for showcasing a small selection of handmade loveliness for the small people in our lives ….

Of course, when our little bundles of joy arrive, we want to tell everyone all about it … these wondeful birth announcement cards from The Spotted Sparrow make a nice change from teddy bears and pink butterflies

I’ve been a huge fan of MooCowHandKnits over on Etsy for a couple of years now … I could quite happily clear out her shop. So I’m particularly thrilled that she’s now got MooCowBabyKnits – wonderful, snuggly style for small people. This oatmeal cardigan (and the matching booties that I couldn’t resist) would make the perfect gift:

I met Katie Stewart of Hearts and Wings at the Medicine Garden craft fair a couple of months ago, and simply adore her quirky and beautiful pictures. I thought this one would look perfect in a baby boy’s nursery ….

For something practical, beautiful, and totally custom-made for that new and unique little person, Shabby Neesy Quilts over on Folksy is all sorts of wonderful … I love these custom-made quilts for babies:

And for heart-melting cuteness, I couldn’t resist including Cazhoffy’s super-wondeful whale-print baby booties:


Now for the tricky part …. deciding which one to actually choose!

Medicine Garden Easter Fair

We (Honey & I) had a lovely time at The Medicine Garden in Cobham, at their Easter Fair. The weather was wonderful – glorious sunshine and sunscreen set to max -and there was a pretty good turnout, and a lovely selection of stalls. Whilst it wasn’t my busiest ever day, we still had a great time …. and very much enjoyed the bee-keeping talk mid-way through the afternoon!

The Medicine Garden was a gorgeous venue – it’s still in development, but it’s a beautiful and peaceful space, and I loved the circular layout of the stalls – it left a huge space in the centre for children to rush about, and you could see everything wherever you were. I’m hoping they’ll run the event again next year, as we’d love to go again.

We had some lovely ‘neighbours’, too, which always helps, and I had time latger in the day for a saunter round to see who else was there.

 I adored these pictures by Katie Stewart of Hearts and Wings – so pretty with the little cutouts, and I actually ended up buying the little blue-and-white in the left corner there 🙂

Eyles and Boo are based at the Medicine Garden, and had a nice range of linen soft furnishings and accessories, and probably won the prize for the prettiest stall of the day!


I can’t even begin to tell you how much I want one of Judith Needham’s woven willow onion-shaped hideaways for my garden.

 The Secret Garden’s stall was another lovely … so many tempting garden goodies!


 The Original Home Store had a real aladdin’s cave of a stall … an eclectic mix of vintage, retro and some modern pieces. I was particularly taken with the big red bread bin (only my husband’s puzzled ‘but we already have a bread bin’ voice in my head stopped it coming home with me!)  And I did love the blue-and-white floral crockery …. but I simply don’t have the space for any more, so with deep regret it stayed put, too 🙁

And lastly, a little bit of fun from a neighbouring stallholder – Caroline Cunningham is usually a Wardrobe Wizard & Image Consultant, but she was there with her Stuffed Shirts – fun cushions from old shirts!

All in all, a fantastic day!!