Mia’s favourite things

by Mia Cobb

Here are a few of my favourite things (right now).

Reading: Posy gets cozy

PosieGetsCosy4I can’t even remember how I stumbled onto this blog, but I’ve been following it for a couple of months now and just adore the images, crafting and sentiments it contains. Making time to craft more is something I aspire to, but until that happens, I adore the vicarious experience of following Alicia Paulson’s.

RosieGetsCozy1I’ve also enjoyed watching her (adopted – in brackets because it’s a point of interest, not a point of difference) baby Amelia blossom in adorable home-made harry-high pants bloomers with perfect rose bud lips. As someone whose baby spent the first year doing a lot of reflux-related screaming and not a lot of sleeping, watching a placid baby happily thrive is also something of a delightful voyeuristic experience. If you enjoy a visual feast of food, craftiness of the stitching/knitting/quilting variety, home, gardens and love, then you’ll probably be more than happy dipping a toe into Alicia’s blog too.

Shopping: Hard to find 

elephant_emporium_back_copy_510e59a8cdbaf_r450x450-1q100-squareLike an online marketplace filled with creative small businesses, this has become my go-to place for birthday gifts for friends and family when I’m too time-poor to get out of the house and fossick, but want something that’s not off the shelf from a department store.

mt-tb010a_r450x450-1q100-squareI’ve also found some fabulous cushion covers, silver earrings and postcards that ended up living in my home. This site offers a great way to support small creatives, with budgets to suit most and a super efficient navigation system with search capability.

Doing: Local museum

favourite things 2I recently discovered our local museum holds fortnightly sessions for pre-schoolers. Who knew? Certainly not I! They alternate between a story time and craft session and while it all sounds incredibly beige, it’s been an absolute blast. My toddler has enjoyed the new activity, I’ve enjoyed the sense of community and fun of exploring a new venue that actually hosts some incredibly interesting exhibitions. Did I mention it’s all free? Seriously, see if your local area has one and get on it.

Feature image courtesy of Posy Gets Cozy.

Note: this is not a paid advertisement – just a chance for us to share what we are loving right now.

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Carolyn is the editorial director of Champagne Cartel and a freelance writer. In her spare time she is a long-distance runner, peanut butter enthusiast, and single mum to three incredible humans.

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