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Do what you love and love what you do

I love my cabin, i escape into it and i literally loose myself in what i’m doing. It’s so cool to have a separate work space away from the house. I’ve always had my storage to keep all my shirts but i’ve never had an area away where i can call my own. I have now 🙂 It’s brill.

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Excuse the stingers, they grow so fast! I can sit in my cabin and see foxes walk past, we have a badger that lives under our other shed and the birds are so amazing to listen too. I’ve had a really stressful time lately, things still aren’t really resolved either so to go and sit in here, switch radio 6 on and i really feel i am at home. It’s a little of the country in suburbia ! I literally have to walk over a stream to reach my cabin.

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cosy cabin

I print all the tee’s in my cabin, from making the graphics, the silk screen preparation to the actual printing. I LOVE it. There is a lot that goes into making the print for my nursing shirts, first of all there is the graphic side of what actually is going to get printed, how would it look on shirt, would people like it? How many screens do i have to produce to make the print? For each separate colour you need a new screen. The process goes on and on! The printing side of things is the most enjoyable part i find but it’s the shortest, the cleaning up and the prep of the screens / inks etc is the most time consuming !

unicorn positive - mama feelsgood nurisng tops

This is the positive film i made for our unicorn nursing tee , i put this on a silk screen and expose it to UV light and it makes the screen so i can print through it.

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These are the exposed silk screens, you print through these and onto the shirts ; It’s so rewarding seeing a print come together, because the colours are separated onto different screens it can look really odd until you print the final colour and it all comes together.

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Our new Palm Tree print for our new nursing shirts.

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Storage of our silk screens , it’s cool seeing our funky owls and pretty mandala pattern on screens just waiting to be printed with ! To make something yourself is so totally different from having something made for you; This sounds a bit crazy but i really want people to love the shirts and printing them myself makes me feel a little bit of extra care and love has gone into them. I can look at a shirt that someone might post on instagram and think ” i printed that whilst listening to Lauren Lavern, and it was a really cool day” ! When i stop printing a certain print and then i still see people wearing them i get really chuffed; It’s a little bit of history and to think people like the shirts enough to keep them, and keep wearing them is really really lovely.

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I just wanted to convey that i’ve always wanted to produce the best nursing shirts for you, i love what i do, i don;t have a massive marketing budget, i’m basically a one woman band who does everything, i just hope my shirts make you feel that tiny bit more comfortable / good / happy . You don’t have to be a big company to be good at what you do (sometimes’s i’ve found it’s the exact opposite) , small is good too !

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Regular womens shirts and baby and child shirt range

Boom we are going to be launching regular womens shirts ie non maternity and non nursing T-Shirts and a baby and child range. *does moon walk*.

So many people have asked me over the years if i could make a non nursing shirt for them, i’ve always just said no, i am sorry but right now – well things are changing. Basically my friend had a baby and she isn’t nursing but wanted a shirt to match the baby grow she bought for her son, so i made her one. This had now developed into a new range of non- maternity wear. It’s going to look a little something like this:

Mama Feelsgood regluar hooter owl

Also i am extending our baby range, now T-Shirts and baby grows will be available, all hand printed by mama here in Bristol. New water based inks will be used, all non toxic and kind to the environment, so you can now wear the same as your child if you wish! I’m really going for the funk and some of the baby ringer baby grows are so cute it’s beyond belief.

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baby t shirt long s red all need

This is just a little snippet of what’s to come; I also have some new nursing tops on their way, it seems like it’s been forever, but i guess they say you can’t rush good things!

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Mama’s print shop !

Thanks so everyone who answered my last blog post asking for models / testers for our new range of nursing tops ; I was mega chuffed to get so many replies, it really took me by surprise. I don’t really expect too many people to check my blog out so happy days *thumbs up to you lovely ladies*.

I wish i could have said yes to everyone who replied, i really appreciate your time, if i was running a big multi national company you ladies would have had one for sure, it was purely a financial thang and i can’t afford to send you all one (sobs)  ; Right now i’m cool with running my little business but i do have plans to extend the range by quite  a lot so i will need new testers in the future .

Also a new thing for this year is Mama;s print shop, i now screen print my shirts myself , it’s really cool, i love it, it requires a lot of organisation on my part ( for someone who is laid back this means i need to concentrate! ) but it means i have tons of flexibility and i feel even more connected to my brand. Screen printing is a real art, Paul & Ben who have printed all my last collections are so brilliant and some of our shirts will continue to be done by them but some by me.

mama feelsgood print shop - nurisng tops

I also have some new prints ready for when our new nursing shirts arrive and the are really cool ; I’ve had to do 2 batches of manufacturing runs, the one which i’m hoping should be with me in the next couple of weeks included 2 new colours of nursing tops and the boat neck style have been tweaked a little; The shirts will have slightly more stretch to them and the sizes are being made that little bit bigger per size as we found our Organic nursing tops weren’t as stretchy as our non organic. I really want to get things bang on for you guys so i hopefully these changes will make our breastfeeding tops even more cosier !

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I really wanted to say too if there was any older designs that you really liked of ours that we no long sell please let us know, i might be able to do something about it and bring it back 🙂

I really hope you like the new designs , they should be here soon, *excited face*

New surf style print nursing top.

New surf style print nursing top.

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Breastfeeding models required

Ok so this maybe a kind of weird request but i need some mums who are currently breastfeeding who would be up for the role of tester for our new nursing top designs. No rush no rush as it’s early days, i am always quite slow at making the patterns for these and creating the tester shirts so ideally i’m thinking about 6-8 weeks time. All different shapes and sizes are welcomed (apologies i don’t mean this to sound on anyway patronising or creepy) . I can send you a tester shirt along with a questionnaire and it would be cool if you could wear the shirt and nurse in it, wash it and wear it again (repeat this for a few times) , i may ask for the shirt back so i can make adjustments, most of the time you get to keep it. Either way i’ll get you something nice for doing this for me, either chocolate or some free shirts x Whichever your preference.

I will just add some background to this in saying i run Mama FeelsGood solely on my own, i’m a teeny weeny small indie company trying to make mums feel good 1 shirt at a time and i can be quite swamped at times AKA SLOW ! It’s nothing personal if i take a bit of time to reply to you, i’m probably just off elbows deep in ink printing shirts like there is no tomorrow!  I really want to keep making nursing shirts that you will want to wear and benefit from, so the way i can do this is to get nursing mums to trial my shirts, hey I NEED YOU !

high 5 nurisng top MFG.

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Best way to get in touch is via our MFG facebook page, just leave me a message OR send a message vie our website . Thank you SO much x

P.S just as i’m here if you think you might want to be a model for us just let us know too x

Stay cosy ladies – Liz .

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New Shirt delivery should be here anyday

So thing is i’ve jigged things around a little, changed the way i work and trying to have more stock ! It’s been so difficult changing our manufacturers of our shirts, bringing everything a little closer to home and the idea was to speed up production and get some shirts back on the shelves. Well that was the plan, pans out that getting everything just right takes a little longer than i thought but whats the saying “you can’t hurry love” – no hang on a minute that was Phil Collins!

Big thumbs up though new shirts are on their way hopefully as we speak and to go with these new nursing shirts are some new print designs. Again i’ve been learning new things and have been perfecting the art of screen printing ( i bloody love it too, so awesome ot see a design you made yourself come to life on a shirt). Of course i still will out source some of the printing as this takes years to get right and Paul and Ben our current printers are so freakin brilliant i could never say goodbye!

Here is my first new design, home printed by Mama

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I must say i was really excited to list our new Mothership nursing shirt yesterday as it’s really really cool. I;ve snagged one for myself already ! The whole vintage vibe about it coupled with the Sci-fi aspect i totally dig. was thinking of doing a Roswell print too but lets see.

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We have a new vintage Heart print too which came out yesterday, it’s on our long sleeve organic nursing top and it’s awesome.

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Over the next few weeks i will be bringing out more new prints, more products and a new direction in goodies too which will compliment our current range.

Stay cosy ladies x

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