I was so excited to discover Chasing Will on Felt a couple of months back. I have bought Hugo numerous pairs of fashionable, yet practical leggings. It's wonderful to be able to purchase handmade baby leggings in geometric patterns, arrows, Aztec designs and trendy fluros. Along with wonderful pram blankets, fitted cot sheets and pram liners.
I asked Katie to us a little about herself and how Chasing Will was started.
My name is Katie and I'm a married mother to William who is 8 months. I am originally from Sydney Australia, but moved to Christchurch with my husband Mark in 2009 for him to work as a racing commentator for Trackside.
Before moving here I had no interest in sewing, which is quite ironic given that my mum is an incredible patchworker and sewer. I had always sort of rebelled against it and was into sport so I only learnt to sew at school. But after showing her a bit of interest in it last year she bought me a lovely little machine for Christmas. I started off sewing paper garlands and other smaller things and have progressed from there to making more complex items, mostly through the help of tutorials online.
I started Chasing Will after I made my son William Chase (hence the Chasing Will) a baby blanket with sherpa fabric. I had a few nice comments from quite a few people about it asking where I got it from. When telling them I made it they encouraged me to make some more and sell them.
I like to make clothing and accessories more targeted towards boys as my son Will acts as my muse and also my model and I find it hard to find cool original clothing for boys. Especially handmade stuff. But I still do like to make things for pretty little ladies too!
I am inspired by graphic bright prints, especially geometric ones that don't have too many baby nods to them. I love to make things that are different and not many of same thing, so mums and their bubs can be unique!
I have also started to design my own fabrics and now offer leggings in organic cotton knit in my own 'plus' designs. I also have started making some organic baby blankets, pram liners and fitted bed sheets in my plus design, which will be available on my Felt shop soon. I just have to find the time in between looking after my son to do it all!
For the giveaway Katie is offering a pair of her popular reindeer leggings.
How cute would they be on Christmas morning.
To enter you need to pop over to Facebook and hit the 'like' button here and become a Chasing Will 'liker' and of course you also need to be a Heart Felt 'liker' right here.
Then come back to this post and tell us which size you would like if you were to win. Available in sizes - newborn, 3mth, 6mth, 12mth, 18mth, 2T
And don't forget to check out Chasing Will on Felt.
With a newborn in the house dribble bibs are so darn handy ~ not only for the dribbles but for the little spills too. Robots & Flowers caught my eye because of their funky fabric choices. Dribble bibs don't sound like the most glamorous item of clothing, but with these fun fabrics they are not only practical but can lift an outfit too.
I asked Cara to tell us a little about herself and how Robots & Flowers started.
Robots & Flowers is all about crafty baby stuff! I love to use bold prints yet with a colour palette that is quite muted and runs a similar theme. I make a lot of custom made items and get customers requesting certain items frequently.
Robots & Flowers came about very recently and is inspired completely by my son Hunter, who is now 7 months old. In comparison to my job pre bubs as a primary school teacher, I find being a mum to be a very different sort of tiring but I had a need to 'do stuff & make stuff'. I've always been this way but now that I’m at home and I have some (and I mean some – with a baby!) time to do it.
At first I viewed it as a creative outlet and a hobby with little expectations but I've been completely thrilled to see how people have responded to it and how busy things have been in these few months. I am lucky to have a clever mum who is able to knit any pattern I throw at her and she is the person behind all of the knitted items. I’m always on the look out for new fabrics and hope that I can design and print my own fabrics one day. Until then, I’m loving meeting peoples requests and constantly coming up with new ideas to excite other mums out there or as unique lovingly made gifts.
If you would like to win this Robots & Flowers bird dribble bib, just leave a comment here on Heart Felt. For an extra entry become a liker of Robots & Flowers on Facebook here (just leave me another comment here on Heart Felt to tell me you have done so) and I will draw out a random name in a weeks time.