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Children's sun safety tips

Children's sun safety tips

Isn’t it just fantastic when the sun eventually decides to come out and you can get your children outside. Entertaining them seems so much easier when you can go to the park or play in the garden for a few hours. They can run and explore and be loud (all of the things we tell them not to do when they are inside). Oh and how well they sleep when they have burnt off all that energy and got some fresh air in their lungs However being outside brings a different challenge of it’s own and that is sun safety....

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Special memories to keep in your baby's memory box

Special memories to keep in your baby's memory box

The first years of your child’s life are so precious and they go by very fast, so you want to hold onto some of the most special memories to look back on for years to come. You will probably find that you want to hold onto everything as it all means something special to you but rather than drown in a sea of baby grows and soft toys here is a list of some of the most special things that you will want to keep safe. Scan photo This is your first glimpse at your baby, the first photo you...

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Self care for busy mums

Self care for busy mums

It was maternal mental health week last week and so I wanted to write this blog post in the aim to encourage all you mums out there to take a little extra care of yourself. Most mum's spend their days putting everyone else's needs above their own and feel like any self care or 'me time' is selfish and comes with a thick layer of mum guilt! 1 in 10 women suffer with mental health issues during or after pregnancy and they are so busy caring for everyone else that it often goes unnoticed or brushed under the carpet. There are many layers to mental...

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5 fun and affordable valentines crafts for kids

5 fun and affordable valentines crafts for kids

Valentines day is just around the corner and so what a fantastic time to spread the love and share a bit of happiness. Of course I know that valentines is traditionally a celebration for adults to profess their love for another (or some sort of cheesy cringy thing like that anyway!) but I also think it’s a fun time to celebrate and do some crafts with your little ones, because basically I look for any excuse to do crafts! It might get them thinking and talking about who they love and care about and it’s a great time for you...

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Looking back and planning ahead - 2019 here I come!

Looking back and planning ahead - 2019 here I come!

Wow what a year 2018 was! It was my first full year in business as I officially started at the end of 2017 when I left my full time job. Hannah Joy Designs (or Little.b designs as it was back then) only started out as a way of me destressing and having a creative outlet. I decided to start sharing some of my watercolour prints online and with friends and they started to sell. That is where my passion for my business began to grow. Don’t get me wrong it was a very slow start and in January 2018 I...

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