Charlie’s Corner

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Hello lovelies,

This week seems to be flying by far too quick for my liking. Nesting is in full swing in our household and I have turned into a crazy clean freak! It’s so weird what happens to your mental state just before having a baby, everything has to be perfect. You find yourself cleaning out a cupboard that you don’t really need to sort out but it’s just bugging you. The whole bathroom is being bleached everyday and if anyone makes a cup of tea and doesn’t put the tea bag in the bin or wipe any mess up I turn into the HULK! Today I thought I would write about the little corner I have created in our room. Unfortunately we only have a two bedroom house so I haven’t been able to get a little nursery all decorated ready for his arrival. So I’ve had to work with what I’ve got. It really is the most amazing feeling setting everything up for your little baby and getting all the little details perfect and having such beautiful shops to buy all you need from. I wanted to go for a neutral simple theme that would corporate into our room seamlessly. I really was so pleased with the outcome, Even my partner Tom loves it and he normally looks at me like I’m mental when I get excited about decorating the house.

Today I wanted to feature all the wonderful shops that without, Charlie’s corner just wouldn’t look the same!

My First Feature is a beautiful little store called ‘MooblesandToobles’ created by a truly talented lady called Nadia.

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She has a background in visual merchandising & styling for high end brands and also a degree in printed textiles. Sounds like a pretty amazing platform to start up a wonderful shop to me. So that’s what Nadia did, she saw a gap in the market for Irish designed baby clothes and when on Maternity leave in 2012 decided to start a collection of illustrations. In 2013 ‘Mooblesandtoobles’ was born. Nadias vision was to create a neutral fresh design using the art of screen printing. image

In 2014 ‘MooblesandToobles’ launched an organic range using 100% organic cotton that is completely safe for babies with the use of fully Eco friendly inks. This store has grown and grown and now has such a beautiful range of products that are all too die for.

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In Charlie’s corner I have their Fantastic wall prints and one of the organic cotton printed baby blankets. This shop really is wonderful and is a must to go and visit. www.mooblesandtoobles.com My second shop feature is about the very modern, handmade shop ‘Woodyandflorence’. image

The shop is owned buy a lovely lady called Chloe who is expecting her first bundle of joy at the end of Feb. This gorgeous quote from her blog sums up her vision in one sentence, ‘ A modern take on life with a beautiful vintage twist’ ‘Woodyandflorence’ was created just for the simple reason that Chloe wanted to make stuff….. She loves DIY and drives her other half insane getting him to make random things. She wanted to create things that we’re fashionable but affordable, so when she inherited her lovely Nans sewing machine she got to work. Chloe loves designing new contemporary items and loves hearing positive feedback and understanding what makes people tick! Featured in Charlie’s corner are her beautiful Moses basket sheets! I literally looked every were for modern sheets but could only find the classic baby boy patterns or just plain white.

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So when I saw these on a post on instagram I was stupidly excited.They are hand painted and are beautiful quality! I can’t wait for Charlie to sleep on them! Florence also sent me a few great little postcards that are items on her shop too. The LETS DO THIS one is going to be coming with me when I go into hospital I think!!

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So head over to this gorgeous little shop of monochrome goodies.

www.woodyandflorence.etsy.com

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The third and last shop I’m going to Feature is the truly gorgeous ‘flamingobabyorganics’

It is owned by Megan, a lovely mummy of 1, Avery 10 months old. ( how beautiful is the name Avery!! ) Her shop was inspired and created when little Avery was 4 months old and she wanted fun goodies for her, and thought instead of buying them why not make them as she had the skills to do so! Megan started off with sewing a few blankets which then grew into a lovely variety of gorgeous baby goodies ranging from cushions to hand stamped cotton muslins, which are now a top seller. I’ve got to say the muslin blankets are too die for!! I haven’t purchased one yet but I will definitely be getting one when Charlie arrives! These too have too be my personal favourites but Megan has a full variety of patterns and even makes custom made orders.

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The beauty of Her shop is that Megan makes everything herself from the stitching, stamping and all the new creative ideas. Flamingobaby  has a lot of great new ideas in the pipe line, such as up cycled pants and mummy and me goodies! Featured in Charlie’s room is their fab cloud triangle stamped cushion! It really is one of my favourite pieces in his little corner as it just ties everything together. image

All you mummy’s have to check this lovely store out so go and have a look…. www.etsy.com/shop/Flamingobaby

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A few other items that are featured in Charlie’s corner are:

DIY BANNER – This Modern Life – www.thismodernlife.com

Elephant Muslin Blanket – Aden&anais www.adenandanais.com

white bunny – Jellycat www.jellycat.com

Raindrop Blanket, Bear Print Blanket, Triangle Cushion Cover, – Frankbeardesigns, this is my little online store and I am currently closed but am taking pre orders for any of my products. Please email frank.bear@icloud.com if you are interested in pre ordering any items.

So mummy’s and daddy’s if you haven’t started creating your little ones space yet, you have no excuse as all these beautiful stores are just one click away. I hope this feature has inspired you, and helped you know that you don’t have to have a big empty room to make you feel ready for your little ones arrival.   Thank you for reading. Please comment if you want to know any more information or have any questions.

Have a lovely day.

Love Grace x

Being Mummy xo

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