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  • Welcome lovely Kiwi mummy bloggers and those that love to read the posts from our talented bloggers.

    As you know this site was established in 2007, being the first blog aggregation site in NZ and we want to continue growing it for our readers, bloggers and our brands.

    So here goes 2014! We have many new and ongoing things this year for KMB. Our first major brand ECOSTORE will be working with us over the next 6 months. So keep an eye out on all the fun things and giveaways we will be doing with you and ECOSTORE .

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Latest Blog Posts

Mend and Make New

Mend and Make New 1 hour ago

{Sewn} Lua Sleep Sack - Now that you’ve been sucked in by the photos of my cute baby, let me tell you about this awesome Sleep Sack I made, designed by An of Straight Grain Patterns. (As a side note, if you haven’t already had the pleasure of visiting An's blog you really should, there you will find beautiful sewing, fabric giveaways and more cute kids!) It was perfect timing when An put out the call for pattern testers for the Lua Sack , as I was thinking about buying Pipi a sleep sack (we’re just entering Winter here in the Southern Hemisphere and Pipi kicks ALL her bedding off at night!) I really love the design of the Lua Sack with it’s side zip and optional piping detail.  This pattern is awesome, so clear, I loved the multipurpose pattern pieces, helpful instructions and sizing is perfect. I made the 6-12 month size which fits Pipi (at 11 months) perfectly. The pattern also comes in a Newborn- 6 month size and 1-2 years. When selecting fabric I wanted something that would co-ordinate with the quilt I sewed Pipi while pregnant with her. With this in mind I chose a lovely grey and white chevron fabric for the outside and a mustard floral for the lining. Both are quilting weight fabrics which I bought from Spotlight. The batting I used was leftovers from the aforementioned quilt which is a lovely bamboo. I had the perfect amount left over too, so I guess it was just meant to be! Fate, if you will! I have a bit of an irrational fear of sewing zips and button holes (mild exaggeration, although I do try and avoid them if I can – which is silly); so I was very happy with how they turned out in this project, especially the zip. (Don’t tell anyone but it’s only the 3rd time I’ve sewn a zip!) Check out how those chevrons match up (fluke! But I’ll take it!) I’m so happy with how it turned out that during the day when Pipi isn’t sleeping I’m also using it as a decoration in her room and during the night time it’s doing a great job of keeping my wee one warm. The temperature has definitely dropped here in the last couple of weeks! If you’re keen to buy a copy of this PDF pattern for yourself it’s a great time to buy it! The pattern will be sold for (USD)$6, but the code LUALAUNCH gives you a $1 discount, meaning it’s $5 at the moment. You can buy it here. Also joining in  with Show and Tell & Sew and Tell Saturday Jenny x Continue reading →
craftykin

craftykin 2 hours ago

Making new pillows - I was feeling the need to add some new pillows to the couch, freshen things up a bit.  It's very tempting to go out and just purchase some new ones, but instead I thought I should make use of some of my hoards of fabric and give my poor sewing mac... Continue reading →
hollymayb

hollymayb 3 hours ago

Toddler scarves - On the hook lately, a bunch of toddler scarves.  So very simple - two granny squares, joined together to make a tube with one round of single crochet around the edges to finish.I bought some yarn from loveknitting, the first order you make has fre... Continue reading →
with love, BJHW&TvH

with love, BJHW&TvH 3 hours ago

A short afternoon to Waikanae - One of Jacob's best friends lives in Sydney with his beautiful partner and their, now, TWO kiddos! We got to meet the newest edition this past weekend out in Waikanae! Hello Ollie!!!!Such a happy and handsome little man! The boys were a little cur... Continue reading →
A little bit country

A little bit country 3 hours ago

From garden to plate -    Homemade vegetable soup is a staple round here in the colder months and although the weather so far this Autumn is still warm I have been hanging out to put on a pot of vegetable soup.  I have been fighting the flu the past ... Continue reading →
Just A Mum

Just A Mum 3 hours ago

Lolly Cake - Lolly Cake is a bit of a kiwi tradition, available in most cafes and very popular with the kids. I am not sure if there is an equivalent around the world so let me know in the comments below if … Continue reading → Continue reading →
Paper Crafts for Children

Paper Crafts for Children 3 hours ago

Crayoned and Dyed Egg series – number three -   Chalk has a special use in this art craft for children. This technique is a very good way to turn some simple lines, drawing or even writing, into a piece of art. Use some coloured chalk to draw some lines, make them reasonably thick. You want to have a picture that has shapes to [...] Continue reading →
Le Petite Mania - Home

Le Petite Mania - Home 4 hours ago

Simon - Simon is on the left. Fat Dennis (when he was a bubba) is on the right. It was a dark day when the cat went [...] Continue reading →
Travelling with Ana

Travelling with Ana 5 hours ago

Harbour and gardens walkabout - Continue reading →
my walk with food and beautiful plants and flowers

my walk with food and beautiful plants and flowers 6 hours ago

a"knock a peg" toy - a "knock a peg" toy, don't know the origin. http://rubytuesdaytoo.blogspot.co.nz/http://www.suelovescherries.blogspot.com/ Continue reading →
Gardening in Amberley

Gardening in Amberley 6 hours ago

Autumn Madness – everything is going mad - It's madness out there.  I always thought Midsummer was the time, but no, here it is Autumn.  What is wrong with this picture? it's a leek flower, but somehow lots of little leek-lets have sprouted out of it.  I'm not sure if it is from ... Continue reading →
A Slice in the Life of Julie

A Slice in the Life of Julie 6 hours ago

Easter Egg Tree - Decorating for Easter is not what we do in our house but an abundance of plastic Easter eggs has had us dabbling in a bit of Easter decorating cheer.  With a bit of help from me, the kids decorated this Easter Egg 'Tree' and it is proudly on show ... Continue reading →
dee*construction

dee*construction 6 hours ago

With love, from Nelson - Imagine having a best friend since before kids, before weddings and even before boyfriends. Imagine your husband having the same kind of friend.Then imagine those best friends marrying each other, so that every time you hang out it is just totally grea... Continue reading →
Catalina's Cottage

Catalina's Cottage 6 hours ago

Bunny Bunting - Inspired by Leonie over at Kiwi At HeartThe kids and I set out to make some Easter Bunny BuntingI found a bunny shape on my friend Dr Google, printed it off and traced it onto paperPhotocopying a page for each of us we set about painting our bunniesSom... Continue reading →
Heart Felt

Heart Felt 7 hours ago

Watercolor autumn leaves - A friend painted some beautiful Autumn leaves in watercolors which inspired the children to do the same. Arn't they beautiful! Continue reading →

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