breast feeding clothes, breastfeeding clothing

Mama FeelsGood has made the final of the Practical Parenting awards 2012 / 2013

I am SO chuffed, it’s such a good award that to be put on the shortlist i totally feel like a winner already ! seriously.

We’ve reached the shortlist for the best feeding top / bra. I think only 7 companies reach the final for this category (or maybe 8 not too sure) and thats out of lots of companies who enter so it’s to coolio *does a little moon walk* .

I kinda knew the emails were being sent via Practical Parenting admin as i could see other companies who have reached the finals in other categories tweeting it ; as every “oh wow we’ve reached the final” was appearing on twitter i felt a little more tense – in the end i couldn’t eat my ripple bar – now when i start refusing chocolate something has to be seriously wrong.

When the email did come you don’t know if it’s a “yeah cheers but really you think we’re gonna let you in the final” or “we freakin love you and yes please do come and be part of our final ” so before i opened it i was more tense than a hen in a foxhouse, you could literally see the stress in my face – then it was Practical parenting i love you !

So what we have to do now is send samples off of our lovely nursing tops to equally lovely people (we never find out who they are but they must be cool ) and then wait until September time i think and we then get another email with WINNER or LOSER ! ha ha.

We made it to the final last year so that was awesome, but as they say no cigar; so are hoping we will do better this year, but hey no pressure .

I just think it’s cool that as an indie brand we’ve made it to the final of a really cool competition. We don;t know who we are up against – normally it’s a few of the giant companies but fingers crossed – send good vibes our way ­čÖé

 

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Bump photography! Laura Michelle photography rocks it

SO when you were pregnant did you wanna capture that moment forever , you rocked your bump and felt brilliant or were you more i’m excited to be having a baby but pleeeease no one look at the size of my ass? I myself was not the “ooh you’re glowing” kinda gal, i was more of just looked fatter and then mid to end “ooh my ankles are the size of luxembourg”

So when Matt (my husband) said hey lets take a picture of your bump with baby no1 and baby no2 ┬ái wasn’t rushing for my camera, i did take 2 pictures of each bump as they got to maximum bumpage but neither of them were especially good, i showed my daughter Amelia who’s 7 the bump picture of her in my tummy and the first thing she said was “ooh neighbours was on TV” – indeed i had managed to get in the tv as well in my shot!

My friend Laura who is an AMAZING photographer who runs Laura Michelle Photography┬árecently did a maternity shoot for a lovely couple who are expecting their first baby and it’s so nice; it made me really gutted i didn’t make the effort and take more nice pictures of my bumps .

 

┬áTime goes so fast, and i know it doesn’t feel like that at the time, but to me it genuinely feels like yesterday i was expecting my first (ie 7 years ago). So i would urge you to take loads of pictures of your bumps, then at least you have the option of not looking at them if you don’t like them but you never get the chance to go back and take them again.

Laura who took these photo’s is so cool i cannot big her up enough! Check out her website and you can see some of her other cool photos (she has done the most amazing wedding pictures) she is such a lovely person, so not only does she make you feel relaxed and not too much of a prat in front of the lens (hey i don’t know you might like being photographed and get all AMerica’s next top model about things) she works out great angles to picture you in .


As you might have guessed i am Lauras no1 fan, so if you’d like photos for a wedding, baby, or to capture your pregnancy you should seriously check her out.

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Upfest – Bristol’s urban art festival

I love living in Bristol, our urban art (or graffiti ) is a big part of our city; walking through the centre of town you can’t help but miss it, and there are SO many great artists here. I know there is some debate as to if it’s art or vandalism but if you went along and saw the artist at work it’s just amazing how they get their art onto walls etc i personally think they are so clever. Working so close up to the walls it cool how they get the perspective looking right on their art, plus their arms must ache like anything!

Above is Bristol artist’s CHEO’s piece, it looks even better in the flesh if thats possible. He sells some of his art on-line here┬á

Once a year Bristol hosts UPFEST , the urban art festival and North Street and surrounding roads in Bedminster become a mecca for urban artists, you can go along and see well known and up and coming artists do their thang and see what goes into creating urban art and all the planning and dedication these guys have.

Upfest has a great feel about it with loads of food stalls and clothes stands; children are very welcome and in The Tobacco factory which is right in the heart of the festival they held a children colouring and little entertainment section for them. Even if urban art doesn’t pump your nads you should go check the festival out next year.

This piece above was painted onto a wall opposite the Aldi store in Bedminster, when i took this picture the artist was painting with a broom – wow how talented. She must have had arms of steel because she was in a cherry picker whilst doing it but leaning up mega high . Crazy talented.

And considering it was the Jubilee weekend i couldn;t miss out Queenie! ┬áThis is so cool, over the course of the day we were watching how this came along and the planning that went into this piece was immense , these guys just don’t randomly spray on walls .

I am pretty pants at drawing myself , so to see such great talent makes me kinda jealous; it might not be what you are into but you gotta give it to these guys they are great artists ?

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