Thursday, July 30, 2009

Please forgive me....

Forgive me readers, for it has been far too long since my last post.

Things have been incredibly hectic of late. Nothing too major, but all distracting none the less.

I will try and put a picture up either this afternoon or tomorrow of my first modesty mate give away, but until then, here is a little pic of the one who takes up most of my time..... (now who could get angry at a little face like that!) xxx

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Handmade Heaven a Stockist

It's official!! Handmade Heaven is my very first stockist of the Modesty Mate Design.

I am very excited to see these go public and I encourage anybody who sees them down there to let me know what you think. Hopefully some feeding mum's find them as useful as me!!

Over the next few weeks I will be working on a few variations to the Modesty Mate design, including a tummy cover add on, and a cute little drawstring bag to keep them clean whilst they are rolling around in mums handbag or nappy bag between feeds, as well as a few more colours to add to the range.

To see, feel and fall in love with the Modesty Mate, get on down to Handmade Heaven. You’ll find the store located downstairs at the Old Flour Mill, 231 Brisbane Street, Ipswich.

Happy hunting and I’ll blog again soon.

Kindest Regards, Paula :o)

I always feel as though I am chasing my tail.. going around in circles and never really getting anywhere, but there does seem to be a silver lining in today's little post, as I have only JUST now finished putting my finishing touches on the Modesty Mates to appear in Handmade Heaven.

Not too shabby hey? Haa haa! Of course this post wouldn't be complete without a little picute of Lincoln, my inspiration for this concept in the first place... Thanks Linc!

(I'll do another post today with pics after I drop off these goodies to the store)!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

A little update...

Can anybody please tell me where this year is going??? Or the secret for slowing time down? It's crazy!!

Anywhoo... last Saturday I made a little appearance at the Ipswich Handmade Expo with my shared table with Rachel from Violet Spice. Rachel had a great little day with many of her outfits receiving some awesome feedback and even made a few little sales which was very encouraging.

It was great to get my Modesty Mates out into the public and although I received much interest, it would seem that it is difficult for people to imagine how they work.

So here is a few little pics to help...

Here are a few Modesty Mates fresh of my little production line....

To look at they are really very simple. And by design that is exactly what I am aiming to achieve.

I would like mums like myself to free themselves from being self conscious about breastfeeding, and no longer have to worry about wrestling with copious amounts of material whilst covering the breast and the baby.

The arm band anchors the mate so you can let it hang while keeping your hands free to positon your baby. (My latest stocks also comprise of snap buttons for more accurate and adjustable sizing as seen in the picture below). The length of the mate then stretches across mums chest and tucks in under her opposite arm. When the breast is exposed underneath the mate, and the baby is in the position to feed, simply lift the corner of the mate on the feeding side to allow the baby access.

As you will see from the picture below, it is very modest and discreet. This design also allows full view of baby. Which is great if you have a fussy feeder like my little man.

I've booked a space at Handmade Heaven, so this will be my first official stockist. However, I am still working on the display and packaging of the Mate to make it just that little bit more appealing. Feel free to email any suggestions to me at

Hopefully I will have some more pics and a definate date for Handmade Heaven in the next day or two so stay tuned!...

Paula :o)