Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Kids crafts...

Our eldest two children are both at school now and developing lots of new interests, which has brought a bit of change to our online store, MissMollyCoddle.  With it mainly being for the kids (with a bit for grown ups too), my kids definitely influence the new products we introduce. Whether it's an interest they've shown for something new, or that I'm thinking of them when sourcing products, it's only natural our store will grow with them.  So although we've still got some ADORABLE baby gifts, we're getting a bit more crafty (with a bit of stylish education on it's way - watch this space) for the bigger kids too.

One of my favourite new products, you may have had similar as a child, are the Shrinkies kits.





They make fabulous gifts, or grab for a rainy day (there's always at least one!) school holiday activity.

My boy LOVES these! Loads of fun, decorating, building, and flying model planes. 





Good old fashioned colouring sets, great for out and about, or inside (quiet) time. 

You can find all of these in our new, Arts + Crafts section.

If you've got a favourite craft suggestion, I'd love to hear it, or a product you think we should stock, then please get in touch.

See you back here soon!

Sarah

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Hey there!

It's been some time, I know.

I've been contemplating the relevance of this blog and whether or not I continue (ahem... resume) blogging.  I got a very timely email this afternoon, from blogger decor8 daily, titled "Why blogs are still important in 2017".  You can read the post here.  Needless to say, I've decided to continue/resume and hopefully find the old inspiration this blog provided, both for myself (as a place to share creative endeavours and what I've been loving) and hopefully, as a place of inspiration for others.

I'd love to know your thoughts on blogging.  Do you have a blog yourself?  Do you enjoy reading them? Do YOU still find them relevant, when there are so many social media platforms out there?

I'll leave you with a few pics of what I'd been meaning to share with you, my favourite creative outlet, our little coats.  We've got some ready to ship and online now, but I am happy to work with you, if there is a particular colour/size combo you're after.

See you back here soon (ish)

Sarah x








Available through MissMollyCoddle.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Toy smeg...

Check out her grin! I knew she'd love a smeg as much as I do, I even got an excited clap.  I've been looking at this wee oven for ages (years), thinking I should give it a revamp, I finally did.  Here's a few action shots, beautifully modelled by Miss Summer.





I had leftover paint from our front door, which was the perfect colour, and a high gloss.  The knobs were painted in Resene Stack (our doorstep colour), the elements a glossy black and the inside I sprayed with a can of chrome coloured spray paint.  New handles were from bunnings.  The smeg letters were from a gold coin shop, in the craft aisle, they're foam stickers and I sprayed them with the same paint I used inside the oven.   


The oven as it was.


My inspiration (via pinterest).  I had actually started giving the oven a new coat of white paint, but was feeling very uninspired by it.  This picture got me thinking about a colour, which led to the idea of going for a pastel smeg stove.

This was a fun little project, which I'm sure will keep Summer very entertained, win/win!

Sarah x

ps.  Belly baskets available here





Thursday, September 1, 2016

Macrame inspiration...

One of my favourite trends at the moment is macrame, either plant hangers (natural and vivid colours) and glorious bohemian wall hangings, I can't get enough!  Here's some of the most inspiring pictures I've come across and links to a couple of great books, if you want to give a go yourself.  I'm keen to have a go at a larger piece and would love any advise on where to find the natural cord (preferably in NZ).  Thanks in advance!



I LOVE plants in kids rooms (as blogged about here) and this is one of the best examples I've seen, what a rad room!


via etsy

My favourite style of macrame hanging includes driftwood and lots of beautiful curves, a perfect statement piece in a lounge, or above a bed.  Next on my 'to make' list!



Here's my 'petite' first attempt.  I actually really love it, despite running out of cord, hence the staggered fringing.  It was great practice and surprisingly easy.  I used my clothes rack to hang it from while I knotted, which was perfect, I could sit on the couch with it in front of me.  I just used cord I already had from a hardware store, it was fine for this, but am after a slighter thinner one for a larger project.



For all those enjoying the resurgence of crafts, this book is for you!  Full of instructions on traditional crafting techniques, yet thoroughly modern in style, you'll love it.  Find out more here.



I bought a copy of this book off trademe, and found it covered all I needed to know, albeit in a bit more detail than I was after, at this stage anyway.  Available here.

Macrame wall hanging from MissMollyCoddle

If you're not up for making one, we sell this beauty. Perfect in all it's natural, simplicity.

Sarah x

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Belly basket inspiration...



In case you needed any convincing of how fabulous these baskets are!  

They're my favourite on the website at the moment, are in almost every room of our home, but honestly, I could use one in every room, I'm just trying to practice some restraint.  



We have the white dipped ones available in a bundle buy.  


Here's a natural seagrass belly basket, I painted to match a beautiful old chair I've restored and recovered in vintage ballerina barkcloth. The basket is available for sale here, or you could paint your own to match your colour scheme. 


Here's our hallway, with one of our medium sized black belly baskets



I love the natural seagrass look too.  We have a deal till Thursday midnight, buy a large natural seagrass belly basket and get a medium for half price, whoop whoop!  Just enter code ''naturalbellydeal' at checkout. 

You're welcome! x

*Unless stated, images are via pinterest

Thursday, May 26, 2016

My little lady in a 'little lady' coat...




A few 'action shots' from our recent photo shoot. I've got a few coats underway, so please message me if you're looking for one, or keep an eye out on our facebook page for updates. 

This wee beauty is available now and comes with a matching bonnet, it's size one and photographed on my 'bonnie' 10 month old.  I can't believe how fast she's growing,  feels like yesterday she was tucked up in a bassinet, so little and new. 




Thursday, May 12, 2016

Fabricabrac...


Hello!  Have any of you been to one of these?  I'm having a stall at the New Plymouth Fabricabrac, this Saturday, so come say hi if you're around.   I've been through my stash and tried to get a bit realistic about what I'll ever actually use, so am selling a bunch of fabric, wool blankets, trims, a few old patterns and felt balls. 

I came across this cute (and super easy) mobile the other day, made from driftwood and felt balls, I know my little lady would really enjoy looking up at this, and what a sweet way to add a few colours to a room.  


Sarah x

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

WIN a planter...


After blogging about my new found love of house plants, Summer, our recently crawling 9 month old, discovered she loved them too!  Dirt everywhere and my much loved (and quite large) fiddle leaf fig on top of her, it may be time to raid missmollycoddle for some wall planters and hangers! 

You can WIN yourself a hanger (before I nab them all) right here, or buy one here.  They also come in a gorgeous mint and classic black. 

For more plant inspiration, check out my pinterest board - HOME indoor plants.


Best of luck x






Friday, April 29, 2016

Plants in kid's rooms...


Ben has just had the cutest little planter added to his shelves.  I'm not sure what the plant is, I nabbed a bit from an outdoor pot, but figured if it got a bit unruly, I'd replace with a cactus.  I love that it looks like a hair style.  He's pretty keen on it too, and his sister is pretty jealous!  The Wild things planter is available here.

I've gone a bit plant mad in our house.  It all started with the (must have) fiddle leaf fig plant, the resurrected maiden hair fern (I'd have sworn it was dead) and recently acquired trailing plants (that's another post).  They've spread themselves around our lounge, into the hall, bathroom and lastly, into our kid's rooms. I find plants don't often feature in kids rooms, but I've managed to find a bit of colourful inspiration for you, courtesy of pinterest.





Have a lovely weekend!





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