One of the (numerous) decisions you’ll need to make as a parent is about nappies. There are two main options: disposables or modern cloth nappies (MCNs), also known as reusable nappies. Of course, you can also still purchase old school terry towelling square cloth nappies and these days there are biodegradable disposable nappies available. Plus,… Continue reading The Great Nappy Debate
This weekend heralds a fairly momentous event. In my world anyway. It will be the first time in three years that I have spent a night away from Mr 3. By choice that is. There was that one time I was in and out of hospital for five days with what turned out to be… Continue reading Two (Announcements) for the Price of One…
Well, that might be a teeny exaggeration, but my sewing life changed when I discovered the little old blind stitch, also known as a slip stitch, invisible stitch, ladder stitch… When I first began my Mushiyaki Sews sewing journey I started with my “Funk-tional” Feed Bibs. A little later on I started adding to my… Continue reading A stitch in time, changes your life!
So here is one of the great mysteries of the parenting world. The amount of sand one small(ish) toddler shoe can collect and hold. Seriously. Mr 3 and I do quite a bit of hanging out at the beach and parks with sandpits. I’m actually surprised there is any sand left at any of these… Continue reading Sandy Shoes
Do you market? Many of us in the handmade space use markets as one of our key selling platforms. As a relatively new business, I am continuing to try various markets to see if I can find the best “fit” for my products and target audience. In the lead up to a market I try… Continue reading Market Creep
Upfront: today’s post is a bit of a rant. An important one, but a rant nonetheless. Consider yourself suitably advised… Have you ever been sitting in a public toilet, minding your own and doing what needs to be done, when you hear another cubicle door opening and then the sound of the main toilet block… Continue reading Hey you! Yes, you! Wash your hands!
So, the woman behind Mushiyaki Sews (that would be moi!) is being featured over on the mummalifelovebaby blog! If you’d like to hear about how our Mr 3 came into the world, click on the link to read My Real Birth Story – its a pretty good read if I do say so myself. If… Continue reading I’m being featured!
Oh my. So many fabrics. So many trims. So many bibs and bobs and doovalackeys… Oh yes, the wonderous world that is the fabric shop. There’s something about going in and just reveling in all the possibilities. Projects in planning, projects not yet started, projects that mere moments before weren’t even on your radar… I… Continue reading The lure of the fabric (or craft) shop…
Do you ever say to yourself (or your other half) “Tonight I’m having an early night!” I do, all the time, however said early night rarely eventuates… As a WAHM there just seems to be a million and one things to get done, many of which don’t happen during the day because your little people… Continue reading Chasing an early bedtime
Ok, so I know “laundry” is an American phrase but lets face it – “The Neverending Washing” just doesn’t have the same ring to it (neither does “The Neverending Trip To The Hills Hoist”). Yet another basket full of unfolded washing leers at me from the corner as I type… How is it that the… Continue reading The Neverending Laundry….