England, baby!

Avoid the cliche red and white St George's cross and ensure your little darhlinks supports En-ger-land in style. 'But how?' I hear you all crying. Go to Twisted Twee's website and order yourself up one of these divine England teddy tees, £16. I'm just jealous they don't do them in mummy sizes.

Two weeks and counting...

until ChicLittleBaby launches officially. Get ready for a new and improved design with glorious graphics by illustrator Emma Rios and much more exclusive baby fashion news. Evie and I can hardly contain ourselves!

Cloth nappy addicts!

Who ever thought that cloth nappies would become the ultimate baby fashion accessory? Proving that Eco needn't mean ugly, brand new green E-commerce site, Petit Guili specialises in beautifully designed nappies by brands including Sweet nature, Itti bitti and Popolini as well as a range of baby carriers, natural baby toiletries and charming wooden toys. The stylish nappies have been causing an online frenzy among cloth nappy obsessives - check out the website's Facebook page, where fans have posted adorable pics of their little ones wearing the latest styles. Evie's just added it to her 'Favourites'

Coolest baby stationery around

Just had to share my favourite stationery website, Papergrain. I have been a fan of this adorable site since it launched a couple of years back and love its range of stylish cards and notelets which are the antithesis of Clinton cards. I especially like the cute baby cards - announcement cards, birthday cards and thank you cards. Think graphic animal prints and contemporary illustrated designs. Not a Forever Friend in sight, phew! Evie is currently writing her thank you letters on some super chic notelets as we tap...

Baby's first birthday

My baby, Evie Isabel, turned one last week and what a day it was! A milestone for mummy and daddy as well as baby with our thoughts rolling back to this time last year when she had just emerged into the world as a pink, wrinkled 7lb2oz ball of flesh. I had Evie at 1.36pm on 18th May 2009 via elective C-Section at UCLH and she arrived eyes wide open, looking directly at me - it was love at first sight.

The day before Evie's birthday I felt quietly emotional, pondering how our lives had changed in such a monumental way over the past year. Sure, I have a few more wrinkles, I get a lot less sleep and I have much less cash in the bank (alright if I'm honest, it's partly to do with my passion for baby fashion!) but I wouldn't change a thing.

Handily, my love of shopping has been gloriously transferred to my daughter and I thought it was about time I shared my finds. Evie's first birthday, celebrated with family and friends and babies galore, seems a poignant time to launch my much anticipated baby blog. Incidentally, those cute pink shades pictured are by Monsoon baby.

You won't find boring debates about nappies or cracked nipples here (there are plenty of websites doing that very well) but what you will find is a frank, fun-filled account of first time motherhood, packed with fashion ideas with details of interesting finds from hard-to-get labels for your little ones, to the coolest accessories and websites as well as chic tips for busy mummies (hey, and daddies too). Please do feel free to suggest topics and email me ideas - I'd love to hear from you.


Maggie and Evie xx