Starting to make sense of the name yet? Treasure Trove is certainly living out my fantasy of gold & gemstones... just in clay 😉 Biggest pro? SO much lighter than the real thing! Because nobody wants to propel across the room by their ears while shaking their groove thing 😅😍 Now on to the fun / stressful part of putting it all together - oh how the possibilities are endless 😂 #marlibeandesigns#treasuretrovecollection
The adorable photos keep rolling in, but this one tugged at the heart strings! Harry clearly loves his fox, wont even put him down to play in the play ground!! Thats saying something special!! 🦊❤️
He is also sporting our basic beanie like a champ too!
We had so much fun at @theshecaveemporium that we’re heading in again next week! (Mon 23rd -Sun 29th)
Our Letter Dots will be available to purchase along with our standard print kits and I will be in store on Friday and Saturday taking Fathers Day Orders. Be quick to reserve your spot.
Fun fact about me 😄 I first started beading when I was 10, one of my aunts taught a local class and I took to it. It's been a few years since I've made anything intricate, but these keyrings are a great way for me to rediscover my creativity in this area 😚
Our Compassion Guardian Angel Keyrings are available on etsy 😍
Happy Weekend 💜 Haven’t done one of these in a while, but boy do I miss them 😍 In other news, August has always been my most uneventful month of the year (seriously, my whole life nothing happens in August) But this time it would appear everything is happening, and I cannot wait to take you on all the adventures with me... even though it’s still July 😂✨🎉 #marlibeandesigns
(Post 2/2) Zarinah was born out of my love for babywearing as it was (& still is at 16 months) a daily tool in my parenting toolbox to survive & ENJOY parenting. I design and sell handmade ring slings because I love & believe in them (& in babywearing) but the intention goes beyond that. It is a form of resisting the unnatural & at times inhumane ways we have come to regard babies and children. It is a conscious effort to depict representations of us: women of colour whose cultures have preserved the art of babywearing.
When I mentally submitted to the fact my baby needed me whenever he did and facilitated this: babywearing, bed sharing etc, the ‘regressions’ didn’t matter.
That realisation is actual liberation. It frees you. Your baby is not broken, they’re not a ‘bad’ sleeper, you are not ‘unproductive’ because you sat on the couch all day holding a sleeping baby, risking a UTI. You are enough, in fact, you are everything.
The truth is, most babies won’t fall asleep without you holding them. They will cry as soon as you put them down. They might hate the pram. They will wake as soon as you transfer them to the bassinet. Babies want to breastfeed ‘all the time’ because it’s not only about food, it’s about comfort. This is all normal & it is all ok. Babies are ‘good’ babies even when they don’t sleep through the night (why is that even a marker of any type of success?!). You can use a sling or carrier or a piece of material, as women all over the world & throughout centuries have taught us, to keep baby close, respond to their needs and you can have your hands to eat/ brush your teeth/ actually use the toilet.
It isn’t easy especially in a world where this kind of ‘work’ isn’t regarded as important, but you got this Mama. (See previous post for part 1)
Sarah multitasking in our ‘Monday Blues’ #zarinahringsling . Link in bio to shop
📷 by @zbyzahrah 💕
(Post 1/2) As a first time mum parenting in Australia you are well warned about the “4th month sleep regression”. You are encouraged by (some of) the council maternal child health nurses to BEWARE of the baby needing your help to sleep. DO NOT give into ‘bad sleeping habits’ such as feeding your baby to sleep or rocking your baby, they advise.
It’s not surprising, in a society built on British colonialism, that the dominant parenting culture encourages practices that promote early separation of mother and baby: controlled crying, formula feeding, early return to paid employment, breastfeeding on a timed schedule. This mindset has creeped into the psyche of nations & cultures invaded by the colonialists centuries past.
Maternal self care is touted by industries to encourage mother & baby separation in a capitalist culture where the act of motherhood is degraded & the support for women at this time is non existent.
Underlining this mindset is the belief that women are not enough: your body isn’t enough to nourish your baby, you are not productive unless you are contributing to society via paid employment, you are ‘just’ a mum. This idea is false & dangerous.
You only need to google the term ‘sleep regression’ to find out how you will ‘ruin’ your child’s sleep by responding to their biological needs as they are busy developing at an incredibly fast rate and behaving in a completely normal way. This term purely serves the sleep training profession.
Babies are not broken because their sleep/ feeding ‘schedule’/need for comfort changes. The are not REGRESSING. They are GROWING. Babies cry because they are COMMUNICATING an our culture encourages us to ignore them as soon as we birth them. (Continued in the next post)
Lauren feeds in our ‘I Do’ #zarinahringsling . Link in bio to shop
📷 by @zbyzahrah 💕
E X P E R I M E N T A L mini slab 🤔
Before I spend hours creating a large slab / canvas of beautiful clay patterns and colours, I always roll out a mini version. This way I can see if what's in my head, comes out any good on 'paper' (baking paper) before potentially, wasting my time
End result = You will just have to wait and see
This market was busting at the seams last month can not wait till tomorrow to see you all again!!
If you havent been and your in the area seriously come check it out, I actually live locally never knew about it before I was ask a fellow stall holder told me about it - it not far from werribee!
487 Eynesbury Road
Eynesbury, Victoria 3338
See you all there 👋
repost via @instarepost20 from @starzyia The updated collections on @australianwandarrah website are as gorgeous as ever, which new finds will you love the most? @starzyia earrings made it into this set of stunning finds, as did a @madeforyoubyfi Blanket Poncho!
• GIANT FLOCK •
Here they are! In all their glory! Gary, Lorinda and 2 yet to be named... plus, 2 more to come! #whowilltheybe#oooomysterious
They're all twittering (is that a word?) with excitement in anticipation of going to their new homes! 😃
These guys will all be available in the restock this Sunday, 29th July at 8pm! Aaaaaand $2 from every pair sold will be donated to @lousplace_sydney 😄
Introducing the first our our spectacular new designs! Galactic Squid comes in peace, and was made in pieces by talented local artist @themiddle_byclareholder
Take a closer look and you can see the layers of paper used to create this incredible watercolour creature.
It’s ok sweetheart, we have you covered!
Small crossbody bag (our own design) featuring @arohatextiles sweetheart marzipan, and paired with soft nappa leather. Features a front slip pocket with magnetic closure, and two zip pockets. Comes with an adjustable length black leather crossbody strap. [This bag will be available for sale]
Just a few of my fave playsuits in store now. Have you seen our 30% off playsuits! We are clearing the end of stock for spring, use PLAY30 at checkout for 30% off all playsuits (except our new launched croc) perfect for all year round ✌🏻