This blog started life back in 2005 as a journal of my sewing and crafting. Over time it has evolved as things do.
Our beautiful daughter Florence Violet was born in July 2009, but sadly died just six hours later. Almost a year later in July 2010 we welcomed Ernest, safe and well into our family. Ernest was born with a posterior tongue tie, high "bubble" palate and tight maxillary frenum (lip tie). Despite surgery, Ernest never learned to breastfeed,so I exclusively pumped my milk for him for just over two years.
I run a small business, Flossie's Garden designing and making childrens clothing, and I have recently re discovered my passion for surface pattern design, something I studied in college a life time ago.
Until recently I was one quarter of The Sling School, Manchester's first babywearing consultancy.
I am also a registered childminder, looking after one special little boy during the week.
I write here about life as a bereaved mother, an exclusively pumping mother,a mother of a large family, a sewing mother. It's a busy life!