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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.

screen print frames - mama feelsgood nursing tops

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.

mothership frame- mama feelsgood nurisng tops

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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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Super funky, super soft sunshine yellow nursing tank. Hand printed and totally made from Organic fabric. Made with love x

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Mandala Print Organic Nursing Vest

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Last printing for some of our nursing tops

Finally our new nursing tops should be on their way, this means in a spring like manner out with the old and in with the new ; Some of our prints are going. Who knows maybe forever maybe not but on these colour breastfeeding tops for now their time is up.

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Mama’s Melons print on our red boat neck nursing top has had it’s last print

 

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Our Flutterby nursing top has now flown

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Monster stan is waving bye bye

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Sunnyvale is off on holidays for now

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Urban owl is saying Smell ya later dudes

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Skull owl nursing top is waving farewell

Some of the designs above we’ve gotten rid of the screen so that design won’t be back, whilst others we’ve just put to the back of the pile and maybe one day they will be reborn. Others like the skull owl design will be printed again but on different style nursing shirts and using previous colour inks or colour shirts we’ve not used before.

We are introducing 6 new prints to our nursing top collection (although could be slightly more or less as i keep chaining my mind constantly) and the majority of these will be printed on new designs of nursing tops we’ve not shown before and yay most will be on Organic shirts.

We have some lovely colours, very spring like and hope to add to our nursing wear collection later this year with some crazy good nursing dresses and tops.

Estimated arrival time for our new shirts is 3 weeks and counting.

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Mama FeelsGood Organic nursing tops

Coming soon…..
Really great to see our new organic nursing tops coming together, are you ready for some serious funk?

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Mama FeelsGood Organic nursing tops

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Our new schedule for our new nursing tops 2014

2013 has been an awesome year, like most of them not without it’s ups and downs but it’s been a great year for getting to grips with what i feel the Mama FeelsGood brand is all about. I’m watching the BBC2 s programme on libertys the really cool store in London and a part resonated with me when one of their employees said that “customers just want to be treated like real people, like friends and to know you genuinely care about them or at least their shopping experience“.

We care, and i’m not being all arse kissing here i really do; Having a baby is such a special time, right up there on your life time achievements and sometimes when you are in the throws of it you can’t see but it’s an amazing time and i want parents to look back and think yeah that company understood me, and looked after me. I know people won;t think like that because it’s not we like we are delivering your babies or something, it’s only a nursing top but to us it’s everything! We want to look after you and make you breastfeeding journey awesome, for me it started off a bit blah ie my M&S incident where i exposed half my post baby bulge to the whole shoe department- didn’t make me feel good. I wanted to make nursing clothes that made you feel good, you would look at it and go “how can that be a nursing top” because it looks “normal” ! 

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We’ve only just scratched the surface with our nursing wear lines, we are producing now as i type our new range of nursing top and no word of a lie i had THE most amazing dream about the perfect nursing dress last night. I am SO pumped for 2014 i really want to get at it and show you all the cool clothes we can make.

 

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We really want to get to the point of you guys telling us “liz , dude you are totally blowing my mind with all these rad nursing tops that make breastfeeding SO much easier, please just stop it i can’t keep up”. Yeah yeah i know i’ve been told my mind works in weird ways! 

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Just a little recap of our 2013 nursing tops, 2014’s should be awesome

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Birdy Matching Baby grow and nursing top

How Cool is this, feeling the Love from one of our FAB customers all the way from Canada. This totally made our day, cool shirts guys x

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Birdy Matching Baby grow and nursing top

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