April 13, 2017
Heirlooms and family treasures are cherished objects with a great amount of sentimental value – but as many of them have aged, they’ve also become less relevant to our modern lives. Whether it’s vintage doilies from a much-loved aunt or a classic wedding dress that isn’t likely to come into style once more, these items inhabit a strange middle ground: they’re too emotionally valuable to part with, but they don’t serve a purpose in 2017.That’s where upcycling comes in.
Upcycling is a fantastic way to breathe life into a treasured object or heirloom, making it more practical and relevant without losing its sentimental value. Could you upcycle your old family heirlooms? Here are some ideas to get you started.
A great way to repurpose old baby clothes (especially if you’re ruling out any more children and have no use for them in the future) is to turn them into a blanket or a teddy bear that your little one can still enjoy.
The charming quilts or blankets can accompany a child through their life – and many parents enjoy the thought that their first ever baby clothes are still keeping their precious child warm and cosy. A teddy bear is also a fabulous way to turn baby clothes into something useful, without losing out on any of its sentimental value.
Doilies are seen as a thing of the past nowadays – we rarely use them in our homes, yet many families have vintage doilies that have been passed down from previous generations. These intricate and beautiful items are perfect for turning into a piece of wall art – simply layer two or three doilies in an interesting pattern, then choose a backing colour and frame the piece. What a lovely way to keep a part of your distant relatives’ memory alive in your own home.
Many families are in possession of letters, recipes or other documents from previous generations of their family. In a lot of cases, the script and handwriting is beautifully precise and ornate – almost artistic in its style. You can scan these old documents and have the text printed onto fabrics using a variety of online services, or you could print out a replica and have it framed as a piece of art for your own home.
There are a multitude of tutorials online to turn receiving blankets (the first blanket you ever hold your baby in) into soft crocheted bowls. These can be kept by the parents (they make an ideal place to store jewellery or hair accessories), or handed down to the child to do as they wish with. If kept in good condition, they could even be handed down through subsequent generations.
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September 11, 2018
Many celebrities and bloggers currently blank out their children's faces in online snaps as a way of protecting their identity. And whilst we can get onboard this idea thanks to the many emojis available to us, we also still want to share precious pictures of our tots with family and friends around the world.
So with this in mind we’ve revealed the apps that you can use to share pictures of your baby with only a specially selected few. Not only helping you to limit your time on social media, and reduce the new baby spam, but also helping you to keep your private life - private.
August 21, 2018
Instagram is the perfect place to find inspiration on any topic. Whether you’re seeking ways to style your bubba, new places to explore as a family or find the perfect ‘not-so-mummsy’ outfit. Just a quick scroll through a good feed and you can soon find something to inspire you.
With this in mind, we thought we’d share with you the Instagram accounts of some glam mum’s who continually inspire us with their picture-perfect moments. Keep your credit card on lockdown as these ladies will have you booking exotic holidays and splurging on the latest tea dress in no-time.
August 09, 2018
The arrival of a new baby can help to spur an array of keepsake items that will help you to remember those special days for a lifetime.
While there are many traditional keepsakes here in the UK, you may wish to start a new tradition of your own. After all, new keepsakes may mean more to you or signify your family in a far more personal way than traditional items such as christening gown.
Therefore, if you’ve been trying to think of some new ways to remember your little one’s arrival into the world, we’ve shared a handful of the keepsakes which are revered around the world.
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