Over the last couple of weeks we've been enjoying a little bit of girly retail therapy round these parts.

Now Phiney is 6 months old she has, over night it seems, grown out of nearly everything. Luckily there are a few thrifty finds stored away that I've loved rediscovering, and a visit to this shop as well as the H&M sale has replenished her drawers. Plus my Nan has also taken the fabric I bought months ago and transformed it into a awesome collection of bloomers, with a couple more pairs still to come.

On top of all that, my lovely friend Amy text me on Saturday morning urging me to head into town to a sale she'd heard about. Offering pre-loved and vintage French kids clothes and antiques, I rushed to the car and scored some real treats for Phiney; some for now, some for the coming months and years. The very wonderful lady who ran the sale plans on holding them a few times a year, so I can't wait for the next one and the treasures we'll find. Plus I got my hands on a few extra bits and bobs that I'll be telling you more about soon, so tune in for that little announcement.

As for Mama, last week I shifted those last few pesky pregnancy pounds. Hoorah! I'm ready to ditch the joggers (well, in the majority) and have been scouring the shops for the 1950s style skirts that I love and complement the return of my waist. Thank you local markets and charity shops. I've been having a trying on session or two trying to decide what to wear for our visit from this lady on Saturday, but I'm changing my mind every five minutes. Thankfully it looks like we're about to get some sunshine. Fingers crossed!

ps. I've drawn the winner of the Hello Canvas print and I'm really happy to announce that the lovely Mama-to-be Jenny is the winner. Go check out her very sweet blog and watch her belly grow. Congratulations Jenny - pop me an email and I'll send you all the details of how to claim your prize. Thank you to everyone for entering. We have another amazing giveaway next week so watch this space...


  1. those skirts of yours look just perfect! as do phiney's new finds :)

  2. Go Nan - those bloomers are ace ;) As are your skirts. Can't wait to see the photos (and your selected outfit!) x

  3. Such fun! Aren't our littles so fun to dress? Initially I was a little stumped with how to have fun dressing a little boy but I have jumped on the hat bandwagon. Congrats to you on losing the weight - a daunting task but worth it. For awhile there I hated getting dressed, but slimming down and a few new pieces make it all better. The joys of being a lady. :)
    Can't wait to see the family pics!

  4. Oh wowee love those bloomers aren't creative families the best? There are so many good sales on at the moment too! I'm so glad we find out the sex of baby next week there are some bargains to be had I just hope the sales continue a wee bit longer x

  5. So much goodness here - lucky Phiney!! ... and Mama, I bet you looked smokin' for your shoot - cannot wait to see the images! xx