Saturday, August 31, 2013


One of the best things about having a popular facebook page is being able to do giveaways from time to time - and this is a BEAUTY!  Australian designer and dye artist Lewlewbelle is letting me GIVE AWAY one of her beautiful Faeries wraps  

Now, since it's been here for a play, I can tell you that it's 100% cotton jacquard, beautifully sleek to wrap with, and absolutely reversible. I cannot WAIT to see her next designs... and hopefully we won't have to wait long!

So, want a size 4 Faeries of your own?
Easy. You have until Thursday noon (Melbourne time) to:
Like Keep Calm and Carry Them
Like Lewlewbelle (I'll check, you know!)
Don't forget to share...
and TELL ME in the facebook comments - What will be on the next Lewlewbelle wrap?

If you'd like to be featured on Keep Calm and Carry Them or Mamasphere please EMAIL me to discuss what I can do for you ;) 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Review - Pavo Textiles Penumbra Lunar

Meet Pavo. Audrey likes it so much she promptly passed out. That had nothing to do with it being nearly 9pm, but is all down to the delicious detergent the last owner washed with before sending it far across the ocean. What did I trade? A piece of my black and white Solstice Studios custom... This is how our wraps travel and acquire their own stories ;)

Pavo wraps are just divine. Well, Penumbra Lunar is, anyway. Weighing in at 280 gr/m2, it's a dense but light weave in blue-black. The squiggles manage to be playful and classy all at once and create a pleasant amount of grip to lock passes into place.  You'll notice I even felt the need to accessorise ;)

This is a slightly narrow wrap which might be a challenge if you're wrapping a tall toddler or a child instead of a baby; I didn't find it problematic, but it's something to be aware of. Otherwise, the cushiness and diagonal give in this weave make it a dream for toddler wrapping. It has a slightly elastic feel that is magic. Very much looking forward to further adventures with this new company. 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Sushi monster and I just wanted to remind you there's still time to score a semiprecious mama necklace HERE: ... And there wis something long and floppy and Australian-designed coming VERY soon! 

Saturday, August 24, 2013

hooray for lovely mamas and freebies!

Yay! Weekend freebie!
Nardia, a lovely Babywearing mama who makes baltic amber and semiprecious jewellery, crafted my fiddle necklace - and sent me an extra baby-size necklace and bracelet to give away! Hurrah! You can enter HERE!


Is there anything better than a sweetly sleeping little curled into your back?

By the way, Oscha's Erraid birds are divine - lightweight,wide and silky, totally wrappable and supportive. 

Friday, August 23, 2013

decisions, decisions....

Help! I have a custom spot coming up with Warped and Wonderful and I can't decode which color Ferm would look best in...

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Hello size 4!

What's your favorite size 4 carry? I find myself loving 4s for quick rucks, robbins/poppins hip carry, a double hammock tied at the shoulder and front wrap cross carry tied under butt.
This size 4 is a Solstice Studios custom handwoven whose three 'sister wraps' all live in the USA... lucky me! It's 100% cotton and a very similar weight and texture to the Uppymama wraps I've encountered, with a supportive diagonal give and lovely cush on the shoulders. 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

making new friends.

The best thing about having spare wraps? Sending them abroad to cuddle other babies and make new friends. Nothing nicer than enabling a new baby wearer to discover their love of carrying their little one close :)