Niche Textile Studio

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It is with great enthusiasm that we introduce you to the MOST beautiful baby blankets we have ever laid our eyes on! Clever Christine from Niche Textile Studio in Wellington is hand weaving a range of sustainably minded blankets from New Zealand wool, the result is incredibly well made and thoughtfully designed pieces which would most certainly be handed down for generations to come.

Naturally coloured wool (meaning no dyes are used and energy and water use in yarn production is reduced) complements the three different motifs available in the range. These motifs have been translated into a textured self-stitched double cloth weave structure with 2 layers of cloth on the loom woven together at little moments of pattern, creating loft and warmth.

Each blanket is available in either Wahakura (moses basket) size (65cm x 80cm) or Cot size (105cm x 120cm). We also spy Niche’s equally beautiful range of hand woven cushions (see here and here) which would be just stunning in a nursery (or anywhere in the house)!! Come and look through the different motifs with us, I’m not sure I can pick a favourite (although the Ocean waves is really speaking to me!)… Let us know your favourite in the comments!
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Geotile – celebrates the universal language and elegance of pattern constructed on hidden grids of circles and ruled lines, and mastered by practitioners of Islamic design.
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Ocean Waves (Seigaha) – derived from Japanese sashiko stitching, represents power, luck and resilience.
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Seven Treasures (Shippo Tsunagi) – derived from the Japanese sashiko stitch tradition and symbolises good fortune.

Images by Russell Kleyn
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Franjo’s Kitchen

Franjo's Kitchen, Pregnancy / Breastfeeding Biscuits & Crackers⌇ Juniors Design Blog ⌇ www.juniorsdesignblog.com

We’ve talked about the fabulous Franjo’s Kitchen before and their Tanker Topper Biscuits (for breast feeding) as well as their Belly Bump Biscuits (for pregnancy). They now also have a range of cleverly coined crackers for your cans and crackers for your cravings (for both breast feeding and pregnancy). Yum!! We are so impressed with the quality of Franjo’s products, a must for pregnancy and breastfeeding mamas. These would also make a beautiful baby shower gift!! (See their amazing Christmas GIFT BOXES on sale this week ONLY!)

With all of the recipes are naturopath/nutritionist created and approved, Franjo’s biscuits and crackers are full of goodness for Mums and Mums to be. Both pregnancy and breastfeeding demand a lot from your body. Not having the time to prepare healthy snacks while juggling babies and lacking in energy is exactly where Franjo’s comes in! The pregnancy crackers are specially made (vegan, gluten free, dairy free, egg free and sugar free!) to be an easy, nutrient dense snack that can be eaten alone, dipped in soup or topped with any range of things (avocado & tomato, cheese, pesto… check here for more ideas). The belly bump biscuits are equally great, filled with superfoods for those minerals and essential fats needed in pregnancy as well as calcium while remaining dairy free AND free from refined sugars!

The lactation (Tanker Topper) cookies and crackers are also made with Mums in mind and full of goodness to keep that milk flowing, reduce sugar cravings and give you that extra energy you need while breastfeeding. Also free from wheat, dairy, egg and refined sugar, these really are an all round PERFECT snack for mamas! It is a must, must, MUST to take care of YOURSELF during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and these tick all the boxes! Speaking of boxes, we’d definitely recommend taking advantage of the one week only Gift Boxes on sale now! (or grab a box for a friend!)

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Imagery courtesy of Franjo’s Kitchen
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Mamoo & Lou

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Holy Moly! I think we have just found the cutest merino baby wear in all of NZ! Mamoo & Lou have created a truly magical collection where fun shapes and patterns meet natural fibres and a muted palette.

Mamoo & Lou create their baby and toddler garments using 100% merino wool in gender neutral designs (perfect for gifting – we LOVE the Newborn Gift Set!) which is ideal for handing down garments to siblings/cousins/friends etc! We are always looking for garments to stand the test of time and Mamoo & Lou DEFINITELY tick that box.

Baby knitwear has a special place in my heart. Every time a knitted piece is unwrapped at a baby shower there are cheers and swoons and a lot of ohhs and ahhs. Scroll through with us and get your knitted fix of the most gorgeous rompers, cardis, jumpsuits, beanies and more. Right now we are hosting a GIVEAWAY of one of the Shadow jumpsuits on our Facebook and Instagram – Be sure to enter! ALSO.. Head to Mamoo & Lou’s Facebook and Instagram to keep up with their weekly Christmas specials (currently Buy one jumpsuit, get one free!!) as well as enter to win vouchers!

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Imagery courtesy of Mamoo & Lou
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Four in the Bed

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Just as much as we love great bedding, we LOVE great pyjamas! I guess we just love sleep, and although little ones might not always love going to bed, having a great pair of jammies should certainly help things! So in comes Four in the Bed, an Aussie brand with beautiful jammies for kids (and a couple of womens options too!).

We just love the sweet and classic current summer range from Four in the Bed – let kids be kids we always say! Sizes range from 2 – 16 (with women’s options here!) and all are made from breathable, quality cotton. These are definitely PJs that will last well! We even spy some of the summer range on sale right now, and there’s still just enough time for Aussies and Kiwis to order for Christmas (Mums you could even buy a matchy PJ set for yourself! Cute!).

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Imagery courtesy of Four in the Bed
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Finny & Co

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Imagine a world where kids can make their own beds, and they stay made!
Finny & Co have made this a reality with their genius sheet sets AND they have just released some super cute wee pillowcases too!

This one is a real game changer for kids and parents, not only are kids able to make their own beds but once they’re made they stay made! These are really well designed, high quality sheets with a clever wee system using buttons to keep the top and bottom together. Scroll through to the bottom for a 60 second video showing you how they work.

We also have to show you the brand new Pillow Casies friends just released! With three designs to choose from, each pillowcase has it’s own character: Florence the Penguin, Archie the Fox and Rupert the Panda. They have wee arms so they’re like a cross between a soft toy and a pillowcase. Very cute and a PERFECT Christmas pressie / stocking stuffer at just $29 each!

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All images courtesy of Finny & C0
Styled Shots by Jane Keam
Pillowcase shots by Finny & Co
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