Bold Solid Colour Essential Clothes for Your Baby – UK

September 18, 2016

romper-standing bib-standing bib

Guys, guys, guys! I’m too excited right now. I’ve just clicked live on my new Etsy shop for baby clothes essentials. Right now I’m offering made-to-order rompers and bandanas in beautiful solid colours. In the future, I will offer more clothing styles, but always in solid colours.

The reason I’ve done this is because since getting pregnant with Winter last year, I’ve struggled to find simple baby clothes essentials. Everything as writing all over it or a bunch of predictable patterns. I’ve had to get Winter these things, sure, but what I really wanted was bold clothes in solid colours besides dusty blue/pink. For some reason there just isn’t much around in the UK like this!

I’ve picked colours that I really love and clothes that I think are genuinely stylish for your little hipster in the making. The drop-crotch on the harem romper is so cool I wish I could get away with wearing one! I’ve made the bandana bibs especially so that it lays flat on the chest and droops in the front– other styles just droop all over and don’t offer much coverage!

Best part? They’re super affordable! £22 for the romper, £6.50 for headbands, and £7 for the bib!

Thanks to their solid colours, they mix and match beautifully and the romper is perfect for layering up in the cooler months. I’ve already made Winter 4 rompers and he gets so many compliments! I can’t wait to introduce more types of clothes. Please go have a look at the shop when you can!

2017 Stendig Calendars Now in Stock in UK

stendig calendar uk

It’s that magical moment of the year where I get to announce that 2017 Stendig Calendars are now back in stock! Hurray! If you live in the UK, you can find them in my shop!

As always, it is my duty to remind you that these sell out very quickly. It breaks my heart to get e-mails after they’ve all sold out because these are hard to find and limited editions. Be quick, my little design lovers!

Hiding Away Baby Items

July 4, 2016

One thing I’ve wanted to avoid since I found out we were having a baby was allowing the house to be taken over by baby “stuff”. I’ve seen it so many times– toys start to take over every room of the house and you find yourself buying the baby version of everything. There’s nothing wrong with this if you don’t mind, but I do mind. I guess I feel like our house is a reflection of us, and I don’t want to feel like my entire identity is about being a mom, if you get what I mean (I hope that doesn’t sound bad). It’s important to nurture yourself and your desires!


It’s unavoidable that, as your little one grows, you’re going to acquire more things for them. I keep diaper changing supplies in our living room as well as a selection of toys. To keep these things tidied away, I picked up some interesting baskets.  I feel like these add visual interest to the space while helping me keep the room clean. Of course when Winter is playing, there is a blanket and toys on the floor, but after he goes to sleep, it’s easy to throw them in the basket on the right and have a clean space.

The idea of toy storage in the living room isn’t revolutionary, but I wanted to share that just because you’re storing toys/baby goodies doesn’t mean that the container has to look like it’s for kids. You can choose a solution that’s stylish and works for your space!

Cheeseburger Macaroni for Babies and Toddlers

July 1, 2016

cheeseburger pasta for kids

I had a lot of fun coming up with this recipe. Growing up, I can remember occasionally eating something in the States called Hamburger Helper. It’s a really cheap and easy boxed meal that you just add some minced meat to and have dinner. I wanted to recreate this dish, but without any of the salt or additives. My son loves cheese, so I thought it would be a hit, but I also wanted to add in some vegetables in my version. It went down a treat and would be great for toddlers or the entire family! (My husband and I thought it was delicious.)

cheeseburger pasta for babies


Makes at least 18 ice cubes. Double the recipe to feed 2 adults and 2 children.

250g mince beef (or mince meat of your choice)
1/2 yellow onion, diced
1/2 yellow pepper, diced
1 small carrot, diced
1 clove of garlice, minced
1/2 cup no-salt chicken stock (I use this)
1 cup milk
3/4 cup macaroni noodles
1 tspn paprika
1 tbspn cornflour
3/4 cup cheddar cheese


For 6 months +

Brown beef, garlic, and vegetables and drain off fat. Return to pot.

Add milk, broth, and macaroni to pot, then stir in cornstarch and paprika.

Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer and cover for the required cook time of your noodles.

Remove from heat, then stir in cheese.

For toddlers, you can serve now. For babies, add everything to blender and blend to the required smoothness for your little one.

Sometimes after freezing, this can thicken up. In that case, add a little water while you reheat to smoothen out.

Baby Banana French Toast

June 26, 2016

banana french toast

If you’re doing baby-led weaning with your little one, or if you’re like me and doing a mixture of that and spoon-feeding, you will find this recipe a fun addition to your breakfast rotation. I like to mix up Winter’s breakfasts to keep things interesting and, while I mostly spoon-feed him, I like to throw in some finger foods to help him improve his motor skills. French toast is the perfect breakfast finger food. It usually calls for sugar, so this alternative recipe is a healthy option. I like to blitz some strawberries to go with it to replace syrup. It’s great for older kids too!


1 bread slice
1 banana
60 ml of baby’s usual milk
sprinkle of cinnamon
sprinkle of nutmeg
unsalted butter for cooking


For 6 months +

Cut the bread into strips. Blend your banana, milk, and spices until smooth. Dip each slice into mixture and fry in butter until brown. Serve with blended fruit– I like strawberries!