Say No To The Straw

Do you REALLY need a straw with that? Plastic straws are the number one most commonly found items on beaches and in marine life. Next time you’re out, say no to a plastic straw!


Keepsake memory bunny

Today’s DIY project – turning Max’s too small onesie in to a memory bear!

7 weeks old playing while on holiday in Whitianga – wearing his puppy onesie

I am by no means a professional/experienced sewer! I tried to find a Pinterest tutorial and after skimming through atleast 30 different pages, I decided it couldn’t be THAT hard and I’d just go for it and make it up as I went! 

I started by cutting off the zip, removing the arms and then the legs. I made the arms and legs thinner and stitched them back together inside out before stuffing with an old cushion inner and stitching the top shut. 

Memory bunny legs and arms

Next I cut the top third of the body section off for the head. The remaining two-thirds was then cut in half leaving me with a separated front and back. I stitched down the left side first with the arm put in, followed by the two legs and bottom then the right side and arm. I stitched across the shoulders and stuffed the body. 

The ears were made from some extra left over material I had from a previous project and have no stuffing.

The head was cut to make it two separate pieces for the front and back. I sewed this together with the ears from the inside-out. Lastly, I stuffed the head and sewed it on! 

The end result!

One happy little bunny!

Have you made a keepsake memory bunny or bear? 

Time for a change?

Changes. We all come to a point where we have to make a change. Sometimes we want to make that change, and sometimes we don’t. I’ve always struggled with changes. I worry that I’ll regret it and not be able to take it back. I worry that I’m not going to know anyone and that I’ll panic and not be able to do it anyway.

Don’t get me wrong, I long for change! I long for new and exciting adventures and experiences! I want to further my career, interests and experiences.

I just haven’t found that balance yet! The balance between dreams and fear…


Your mission

There’s something strange about becoming a Mother. There’s a little bit of you that fades away, a part of you which grows beyond your wildest dreams with love and adoration for this new little bundle of life, and there’s also a part of you which stays the same and is pulled in every direction trying to figure out which way is up and which way is down.

There’s this mental and physical struggle going on trying to find your feet and learn this new role. You’re sleep deprived, your body is permanently changed and your in a fog for what seems like forever. The hardest part is the juggling act of your time and body. Your time is no longer yours, your body is no longer yours. You’re faced with a million decisions and two million articles on the pros and cons of everything. You fight a constant battle between what you want to do and what you can do now that you have a fully dependent child attached to you almost 24/7.

Somewhere along the way the clouds start to lift, the sun starts to shine, and those picture perfect family photos you see daily become a possibility. Being a Mother is the hardest thing you’ll ever do. The challenges are never ending and when you finally think you’ve got this gig sussed and know what you’re doing, you’ll be hit smack in the face with your next obstacle course in life.

So remember to enjoy the little things. Cuddle your baby. Rock you baby. Sing to your baby. Love your baby with everything you have.

One day they’ll be all grown up and you won’t be called on 24/7. One day they’ll be all grown up and have families of their own. One day they’ll be all grown up, and you know what? They’ll still need you. And you’ll still need them.

Be a Mother. Whatever way you know best, be a Mother.