Monday, October 29, 2012

Sisterhood LOVE BOMBs and a vlog

Every time we send out a LOVE BOMB is like a little miracle happens. The consumer culture that is mine mine mine breaks, the stranger culture that is dont interfere its not my problem is pulled down and a little bit of heaven comes to earth each time a stranger is blessed because of The Sisterhood. 

I love being a part of The Sisterhood, it is a huge blessing to my life to know that so many women around New Zealand have been sent a little LOVE and have been told they are doing a great job. 

Often I wonder if we get the biggest blessing in giving rather than receiving. It certainly feels like that from my end. What about for you? Do you feel that way? When you give do you feel blessed because of it?

This November and December we are at it again (who can stop us!) (view details of this LOVE BOMB here). So far with what we have received we can send LOVE BOMBs to 7 women, 4 of those will be special Christmas gifts for women who might not get anything for Christmas (solo Mums and mums of special needs). (View all of the nominations here)

Here's a video to re-introduce myself and update you on whats happening here at HQ with these next LOVE BOMBS. Enjoy!

If you would like to be a part of this LOVE revolution then join in (just email me, or join our Facebook page). We'd be thrilled to have you with us. We're all Sisters over here. 

If you are still intending to send something in leave a comment here and let me know (we'd love to be able to send more love bombs out!!) and get sending! You're running out of time! ;)

Lots of love and respect,
From Sophie xxx


The Sisterhood
PO Box 10100

Friday, October 26, 2012

Hurt Precious

My Precious.

A tumble down some stairs had me weak at the knees. Blood was spraying everywhere looking far worse than it was. Thank goodness for fast acting, confident friends who know what they're doing. Thank goodness for Mr Moo being sick off work, meaning I had the car at play group. Thank goodness for a happy little girl who I love so much. 

Our Precious. 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Being Great vs. Good

Playing Mum

I have a good friend, also by the name of Sophie. For some reason with her, I talk about serious things. Most of my life is light and fun, but for some reason with her, serious things come out.

I've lost count of the times I have said to her amongst conversations that "I would just love to be great at something."

I feel like so often I am good at things, but don't get the satisfaction of being great at something.

So often I crave that "great" validation. To know that I am more than okay. As a time-poor Mum it is my journey to accept what I have and who I am. Some times okay needs to be enough. Sometimes "good" is really my great.

I can't help myself, I'll keep learning, keep striving, I'll continue to branch off and try new things. Thats just who I am. Sometimes in this journey we need to remind ourselves of who we really are. And thats who I really am. I try a lot of different things. I learn them until I am good at them and then I move on to the next. I accept that it's who I am. 

Some times we need to tell ourselves that we are good. And if we can do that, its really great.

I found these lines of wisdom below on Pinterest and I thought that it pretty much sums up how I try and live my life, almost word for word. I shared it with The Sisterhood and on the Sophie Slim facebook page.

Its been going over and over in my mind for the last day, not because its a new thought to me but because it reaffirms an old one. All I'm trying to do in this life is to do what I love. If we do that, we'll be really good at it. And the world needs more people doing good, whatever that may be.

I wonder, do great people know that they are great? Or do they struggle with the same insecurities the rest of us do?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Unknown Journey of a Mother

More and more throughout this parenting journey I realise that I know so little. One morning it will dawn on me that my little girl doesn't eat her veges any more and I dont know how to change that, or that for a week the contents of her nappy was odd and suddenly fixed itself, or I will realise that no matter how hard I try to teach her to use her rocking horse to much resistance, her 6 month older cousin can teach and inspire her in the space of minutes.

Really when it comes down to it, we're stumbling our way through this life. Some places in the road are clear and mapped out, others are over grown, unchartered territory. 

I loved Miriams take on parenting, how important it is to do the journey together, to be a role model, someone your husband and children can look to. 

This week Mr Moo and I are beginning a 6 week course on parenting 0-5 year olds. We're really looking forward to do it together, getting some new (and old) information and being able to talk amongst peers. 

Do you ever have these moments? This week? Leave a comment and let me know i'm not alone!

Loving Millas Dad
Parenting with peers

Thursday, October 18, 2012

To Westport with Sissy - The Journey

I went away last week with my Sister. She's visiting all the way from London and I organised my life so I would be able to spend as much time as possible with her. 

The rest of our family were waiting for her arrival on the Westcoast (where we're from), so I picked her up from the airport with Milla only to find out we had to wait another 2 hrs for her luggage to arrive on a later flight. Milla was ready for bed, in fact, ready hours ago, I was trying to stretch it out so she would sleep for the ride over. It was nice to hang out at the airport together and eat lunch. Amy was hanging out for a bakery, apparently they dont have bakeries in England. Weird, huh?

By the time we left the airport Milla was in good spirits, but had been awake for 8 hours and was past it. We had used up most of her food at the airport and Aunty Amy was a stranger who she didn't like sharing the car with her very much. Basically, she slept for 20 minutes and howled the rest of the 3 hours and 40 minutes it took to get to Westport. 

We tried everything and I was cursing the person who had told me that morning that babies just look out the window and are happy on long journeys if they have a snack in their hands. Yeah right.  Lesson learnt. In the end we turned up the music to drown her out and that actually worked. She loves music, and whenever the song ended or we talked she started up again. Instead we just sang the rest of the way (really loudly) and that seemed to work.

When we arrived Amy had a little greeting party waiting for us at the top of the driveway. Mum, Nana, Bec, Adam and Tracey were all waving us down in the car. We hopped out and gave them all hugs. Amy had tears and we were in Westport with our family. be continued...

Do you have any tips for travelling with big babies or toddlers? Leave a comment and let me know, I obviously need them!

READ MORE: Incase you missed it while I was gone...
Anticipating when Big Sissy arrives
Celebrating our first Plunket Babies birthdays (with a party!)
A Burlesque Hens party
A skirt I made
An Update on my Granny Blanket and feeling like a lady!
Measures taken to keep Milla in our property (we have since had to beef up security!)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Nov / Xmas LOVE BOMB Nominations

Seven beautiful women.

Seven inspiring, courageous, giving, thoughtful, enduring, long suffering, hope-filled women.

These seven women are going to receive a LOVE BOMB from us. From their Sisters. Even though we have never met each other, its our way of saying "Thank you for being you. We love you." Its our way of saying "We're thinking of you. You are not alone."

Look over this list of women and remember these few general sentences carry a life time of stories behind them, they carry lives, thoughts, emotions, families, real. life.

If you're of the praying type, please consider these women in your prayers as we attempt to bless them and try and bring about a few smiles to their days.

More beautiful women will be added to this list as we have more gifts donated. This is just a very beautiful beginning.

To send something to them to be included in their LOVE BOMB, send to:

The Sisterhood
PO Box 10100



The beginning of this LOVE BOMB
Previous completed LOVE BOMBs
Compassion BOMB

Contribute To A LOVE BOMB

LOVE BOMBs are radical LOVE. They are giving to a stranger, chosen from a list of nominations. A Stranger who is a warrior, a fighter, a giver, a lover, a carer, a women who should be celebrated but often doesn't get the appreciation she deserves.

Our LOVE BOMBs are our way of saying "Thank you for being you. Even though we've never met, we love you like a Sister"

They say "Take this, enjoy everything inside, feel special"

Our LOVE BOMBs are filled with treats that the recipient might not buy for herself. When you're sending a gift for a LOVE BOMB, consider to yourself, would I be thrilled if this arrived in my mail box unannounced?

This could include, but is not limited to:

  • Beautiful handmade cards
  • Notes of encouragement
  • Chocolates (always. chocolate.)
  • Coffee
  • Fancy biscuits
  • Body lotions
  • Body washes
  • Perfumes
  • Hair products
  • Nail polishes and files
  • Lip glosses
  • Hand lotion
  • Magazines
  • Novels for women
  • Beautiful journals
  • Beautiful pens
  • Jewellery and accessories
  • Handbags and pouches
  • Crafty items
  • Handmade items
  • Items for children
  • Vouchers (malls, grocery, online etc)
The beautiful thing about LOVE BOMBs is they are a whole lot of people joining in something small together to create something quite extraordinary. Therefore, no gift is insignificant or too small. With our powers combined we can achieve a lot!

You can send anything to:

The Sisterhood
PO Box 10100

Updated Advertising Options on Sophie Slim

Exciting news guys! After talking with my advertisers I have now decided to offer a range of different sizes (and prices) to suit a range of different blogs, businesses and people! Also, I am now making giveaways and reviews free with any large ad!

Woo! I get really excited when I begin to work with others here on Sophie Slim! There are so many possibilities here on the internet and I consider it a real honour to share my space, which I work so hard on, with others.

I hope you like these new options, and if you'd like to get into the world of blog advertising just email me and we can work something out! Its really easy :)


On this blog you’ll find out about life in Christchurch, New Zealand through the eyes of a young new Mama. Sophie Slim aims to be a resource and a constant source of encouragement to women around New Zealand.

Sophie blogs about her husband and 1 year old daughter, faith, crafts (sewing, crochet, knitting and anything else she can get her hands on), tips on blog design for beginners, living on a budget, reviews for products and things Sophie loves. 

Sophie Slim is also the home of The Sisterhood, an online community of over 900 women around New Zealand who gather together to encourage and bless other women.

By advertising on Sophie Slim you will have access to some of the most beautiful and generous women the world has to offer. Sophie loves her followers and you will too!

Friday, October 12, 2012


She's walking, well and truly.

Milla absolutely loves to be outside, any chance she can get, now that she has the little step out of our house mastered she is constantly in and out during a sunny day.

She's also has the potential to escape into a very large car park, since we live behind a building, and our gate is unseen from our front door.

I made these little signs to put on the gate, hopefully our visitors get the picture! ;)

And yes, that is a matching grey tracksuit. Adorable.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

White Granny Blanket and Nail Polish

Last week I discovered my nail polish collection. When you work at a beauty salon for a few years you will inevitabily build up a collection of beauty colours and great quality polish. This purple is one of my favourites, most of the time it is so dark and is often mistaken for black.

I love love love nail polish. And I especially love crocheting with polish on.

Somehow, it just makes crochet easy. Seeing those little finger nails flash with colour while my white yarn slides through my fingers and turns into something quite incredible.

As a result I have been crocheting a lot this week, and am on the home stretch towards finishing Millas single bed blanket.

Only 5 and a half rows to go (12x15 squares). 

Do you wear nail polish? Do you ever find it changes the way you act, hold yourself and -do- life?! Leave a comment and let me know!

I always type much more elegantly with polish on ;)


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Handmade Skirt

A little while ago I set myself a new challenge to dust off my old sewing machine and to get using it! The only way to get better at something is with practice, not thinking if only I was better...

After I received the travelling Stash Box I realised my opportunity had come, there was some devine thick fabric in there that was the perfect amount for a super simple skirt!

One day I would love to put a little applique pocket on the front, but lets face it, I'm not much of a perfectionist and now that I have 'finished' this I probably wont be altering it. Dreams, huh?

Anyway, I quickly had to sew this then and there (10pm at night) and debuted it at Church the next morning. Hubby loved seeing my legs after a long winter! ;)

It feels SO GOOD to have made something that I can wear myself! 

My summer sewing challenge I have set for myself:

1x Skirt
1x Top
3x Dresses

The print on the fabric is navy and white. I teemed it with a colbolt blue cardi, and a peachy pink scarf and matching shoes. Just between us I love wearing scarves. For someone who has a limited wardrobe they are the perfect accessory to change any outfit! 

Outfit Deets::
Silk scarf: Gift from a friend visiting India
Cardigan: Glassons
Skirt: Handmade by meeee
Shoes: Warehouse

Joining in with Wardrobe Wednesday at Create Hope Inspire

Traveling Stash Box

Do you want to join me in a summer sewing challenge for yourself? You could do anything really!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Channelling my newly found Chicago Sexy I went to this hens party full steam ahead! We were going burlesque dancing, the bridesmaids (of which I am) had hired corsets, and the brides sister (maid of honour) had bought the bride a delicious white ensemble to keep... ;)

When we were going to the burlesque dancing I was getting quite nervous, thinking we were about to learn some sort of strip tease - not quite! Our burlesque was to a Sophie Ellis Bexter song and was a mix of burlesque and hip hop, we were taught about a 30 second routine in 1 hour. So. Much. Fun.

Afterwards, we went to a bar/club. A real live place with flashing lights and music. Sorry. Being a Mum and a resident of Christchurch this is quite un heard of. All of us were saying "this feels so weird, what do we do here again?" We flashed the business card of our dance instructor and got 2 for 1 bubbles. Oppsies. Sorry. Wasn't supposed to tell anyone that! ;)

We stayed at the one place and went home when the clock hit midnight.

Living in Christchurch you need to get quiet creative with your social times, not having a CBD really limits your options, it was great to have something awesome like a burlesque dance class to go to together. I can definitely recommend it if you're organising a girly event! And get dressed up! So much more fun!

Our bride had a lot of fun :) Weddings coming up soon! Can't wait!

I tried to re-enact the dance routine for Mr Moo the next night and failed miserably. 

For the Christchurch ladies this one's done at the Salsa Latina studio on Bath Street with Monique.

Monday, October 8, 2012

First Birthday - Plunket Style!

This week we celebrated the turning of the first year of our babies lives with a little celebration at the park with our Plunket group! We had the date booked in for months, comfortably in between the ages of the oldest and youngest. We aimed to do a secret present swap and have a cupcake smash eating spree. The men even came too (but not MrMoo! Boo!)

We met at a great park in Cashmere, Christchurch. Perfect for older and little children with a huge slide,  mini maze for the toddlers, set on a little hill with a fence at the bottom and lots of lush grass. I do love that park. Its a shame its not closer to any of our homes or it'd be our local!

Milla scored a bowling set for her gift, then we all lined up and had our photos taken followed by a sing song of happy birthday (...dear baaaabies...) and a cupcake! Nom! 

It was a lot of fun, I sure do love those Mamas and their babies! Its been a great first year with them and I'm looking forward to many more!

There were a few others who couldn't make it on the day :(

 Millas was the Tiger one


Friday, October 5, 2012

Compassion BOMB

At The Sisterhood we love to take the time to surprise a woman and thank her for just being her. Because we can. We like to thank the hardworking, courageous, generous women in our community, the ones who go under the radar of everyday life. Often we do these in big campaigns where we'll send 5, 10 or even 20 at once. 

However, every now and again I will get an urgent plea for support - someone in our community is hurting, they are in need of some extra love, some cyber cuddles and a gesture to know they are not alone.

This week I got one of those calls from some friends in my Church. One of their good friends lost her little baby this week. A little six month old. Awful, terrible, heartbreaking. I cannot begin to imagine what she must be going through right now. I knew you Sisters would want me to respond, to let her know she was being thought about and prayed for, so when her friends asked if there was anything we could do I said YES straight away. Some times life is about saying YES.

I wanted to send her something simple, I chose each item from our shelves of glory  and in my own mind each item has a particular meaning and thought behind it. 

On another note:
I was thinking about how lately The Sisterhood has grown so much recently and as a result the recipients of our LOVE BOMBs are able to easily find out who we are on the internet, they then come to this blog or our Facebook page and express their thanks, often telling us many details of their lives. It would be great if we could be as encouraging with our words as we are with our gifts. When some one responds, I think it would be fabulous if we respond with kindness back. Let them know of your thoughts, your prayers for them, your kindness. Feel free to express that love for a stranger however you can. 

With your help we were able to send this hurting Mum a handmade card with the Sisterhood poem, beautiful notebook for all of her thoughts, mug with sachets and chocolates, lavender bag (which smells ah-mazing), hand made raspberry soap.

This LOVE BOMB was sent free of charge thanks to Post Haste couriers

click here to view more completed LOVE BOMBs
click here to join our most recent LOVE BOMB campaign 

Big Sissy Arrives!

Guyys. I've kept quiet about this for a long time. BUT. This weekend. I. Am. PICKING MY SISTER UP FROM THE AIRPORT!

My real life blood Sissy is coming back to New Zealand from London, where she has lived for over 5 years. The last time I saw her was when this photo was taken, at our brothers wedding 2.5 years ago.

She's coming back. Just for a 2 week visit. *sigh*. We'll take what we can get!

I'm picking her up from the airport this weekend with Milla eating her lunch in the back straight after Church and we are going to go straight to the West Coast where the rest of the family will be waiting to see her! Special times! We are all so excited! AND. As this post goes live, she'll be on her way!

It will be a busy few weeks for us, including a trip to Westport (the hubbys staying home to work - stay away burglars!), being a bridesmaid and my Dads 60th birthday! Can't wait! Bring it on, Life! (p.s, I'm am learning to take it slow, say no, and look up. But for the next fortnight its all go!)

I hope you all enjoy the next fortnight, I'll be stopping in regularly to write up a few posts to let you in on our adventures, responding to comments as well as a few pre scheduled posts along the way! Enjoy xx

Sister Hair Styles
Sisters 30th Birthday Tribute

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Travelling Stash Box

The Travelling Stash Box made its way to my home recently, bursting with fabrics and ribbons, sparkly tubes and woollen strings!

I pulled the ribbon on top and it all came tumbling out. Heeeaven!

Bits and pieces from womens stashes all over New Zealand. I loved that every piece had a home once a pon a time, it had a destiny, a good intention, but somehow didn't quite make it. Instead, shipped off to another good home in the hopes someone else will love it as much as the original owner.

You could take anything from the stash and replace it with something of equal type / value.

Here's what was in the stash when it arrived at mine::

And this is what I took from it (mostly fabrics from Treena, who had it before me) and some orange yarn, remember when I said I couldn't find any anywhere!? ::

And here's what I replaced my takings with:: A meter or two of some fabric, along with a whole lot of off cuts of pretty cottons, ribbons, yarns and a set of aluminum crochet hooks.

Thank you so much to Cat for organising this Stash Box! I believe at the end of its travels when it gets back to Cat its contents will be given away! I'll let you know if / when that happens! In the mean time, hop over to Cats, she's organising another christmas swap (she doesn't ever stop!)

I've already made a skirt out of some of my new fabric and delivered the box to Debs and its back on its journey around the world New Zealand.

Spring Fabric Swap
Joining in with Creative Spaces
The beginning of The Stash Box

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Enjoying the sludge

These last two days I have been living radically, without a to-do list. Its insane, I know.

The sun has been shining, I have stayed in my PJs until lunch time, my brain has been winding down, feeling as if it should be doing something but with nothing pressing to do.

Lately its all been a bit of a mess, my brain and my skin (totally related). I've been having showers where I have been buzzing, going over and over what I needed to do when I finished rinsing my hair so I wouldn't forget anything, working late into the night only to go to bed with a disappointed husband because we haven't spent any time together. That "Goodnight!" with a disappointed "Oh..." in reply.

I get ideas, I can't help it, they just come at the most random of times, and I'll suddenly think "YES! Thats what needs to happen". Most of the time my ideas aren't for me, they are for someone elses adventure, I'll quickly email them telling them what they need to do. Probably, these emails could be quite offensive. I'm not sure. I have the best intentions behind them, trying to enlighten them to an idea they might not have had before.

Lately I have, unusually, been having a lot of ideas for myself. Most unusual. I set about to do them all with pages and pages of to-do lists. Lists for our home, receipes, The Sisterhood, blog business, craft, advertising, cleaning, church happenings.

I'll be honest, in a month of panic and stress I achieved most of the things on my lists until I realised that I didn't actually need to do them all.

Just because I have an idea doesn't make it a good one.

Just because I feel inspired doesn't mean it needs to be done then and there, it could be worked on, moulded, grown into something much greater.

Yesterday when I put the call out for a new Sisterhood LOVE BOMB I was excited. I felt like it was inspired, I had prayed and prayed about it, felt like it was the right thing to do (because we're doing it a little bit differently this time round).

Previously when I have put these opportunities out there I have been terrified that no one would respond and then I have instantly been surprised and blown away by the response.

Yesterday I went into this new Sisterhood opportunity with courage, I knew we were doing something amazing, knew God was with us, I had high expectations.

The response? A few blog comments and the birds chirping. Silence. Crap. What have I done??

Perhaps its because I put all of the information in the blog post? I gave out our address. Whereas in the past I said you had to email me for it. Maybe there was no need to respond...?

Why am I telling you this? 

You need to know I'm human. I jump into situations, sometimes they fail, sometimes my husband gets left to play the playstation all night, sometimes I doubt myself and everything I do.

I'm learning to say no to myself. I can say it to others but to myself is a different story. I'm learning to recognise when things are a good idea that will benefit me and my family. I'm learning to not abuse myself. To prioritise and be happy.

I am reminding myself that any response to The Sisterhood is a miracle in itself. We dont need thousands of responses, we just need one, and then its like Heaven came to Earth for a little while.

I am reaping the rewards of working hard and being organised so I can relax this week before my next two weeks are crazy busy (Sister visiting from London, bridesmaid, family birthdays etc) so I am enjoying each day without a to-do list, knowing I have already done the to-dos.

I am learning to push the stay-at-home-mummy-guilt aside and not over compensate with unrealistic goals just so I can be "busy" for "busy"s sake

Does any of this sound familiar for your own life? What have you been learning about yourself recently? Leave a comment below and let me know! I'd love to start this conversation!

Our next LOVE BOMB
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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Chicago by MUSOC

In August a friend took me to see a modern production of the musical Chicago by the musical society of Canterbury University.

It. Was. Brilliant.

I was so very impressed with the level of professionalism, instantly feeling like I was in a broadway audience, or even in prohibition Chicago amongst the jazz scene. The singing, dancing, costumes, acting, it was all of a very high standard.

I particularly loved the costumes, all in sexy lingerie or suits, the black was all
matching and the ripped stockings gave way to the sinister profession of the murderesses.

I'm not much of a muso, but the band and cast were amazing, from the first number (All That Jazz) I was blown away and instantly trusting their performing skills. 

I came home with the Cell Block Tango running through my head, feeling very sexy and powerful.

I will definitely be attending another MUSOC show and can't wait to see what they come up with next!

More SLIM Reviews
More burlesque on the blog later this week...

Monday, October 1, 2012

Christmas & November LOVE BOMB Nominations are OPEN!

Its that time you've all been waiting for! Another opportunity to give to your Sisters!

Fun Fact: Did you know we have Sisters who chose to remain nameless? They are always here, lurking, giving, responding, sending me secret emails, reminding me at the end of them that I can quote them but please please dont share their name. Those secret Ninjas. Oh how I love thee. This is a shout out to our secret Ninjas!

Did you know that you shine like stars? 

Philippians 2:14-15
"Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life..."

I love all of you Sisters. I consider it a huge honor that we regularly get to join together and do something out of this world awesome - giving to strangers - It is a huge blessing to me to give and know that we have changed someones day. I hope you receive the same blessings also. Thank you for being so courageous

This brings us to our next round of LOVE BOMBs (we put it in capitals because its a big deal) 

This October we are collecting and nominating! 

We are doing two things with these bombs:

1) Bless those who might not receive anything for Christmas*. This means widows, single mums, financially struggling women etc. We are going to collect in October and send these out mid-December in time for Christmas, all wrapped up and pretty. We're going to send them luxury items. Perfumes, lotions, Absolute treats. 

(I know Christmas is a tight time for most of us (me included) so I thought if we collect in October it might elliviate some of the pressure for those who still want to give)

*We are going to do something else closer to Christmas which will involve you in your own community on the cheap, much like our baking drop, except different

2)Bless those women who go above and beyond with out being asked and without complaint. This means business owners, family women, students, single mums, and anyone else you think deserves some recognition. We are going to collect in October and send these out mid-November. This could include our usual LOVE BOMB items: beauty products, vouchers, luxuries, chocolates (!!!!), magazines, novels, crafty items and anything else you think they might enjoy (and might not be prioritised into their budgets).

Who gets a LOVE BOMB:
For the first time ever your nominations are going to be decided based a pon need and resources (whereas in the past we have just created a goal and gone for it in a first nominated first served basis). The Christmas Appeal will be a priority, and anything above and beyond that will be made into an unlimited number of LOVE BOMBs (depending on the supply of donations) for November. Nominations by previous donators of The Sisterhood will be prioritised.

Previous nominations will be put in the running for a November BOMB, unless I can tell from their description they would suit a Christmas one! No need to re-nominate those you already have in the past :)

In November once all of the nominations and donations have been received I will begin to post short bios on who we are blessing! Know in advance that they are worth it.


How to donate:
We have now exceeded our maximum amount of $ donations (before we need to be registered as a charity... which we are getting around to... but best be on the safe side) therefore all donations will need to come in a physical form. If you don't know what to buy (and I know a lot of you prefer to send money for vouchers etc) please contact me and perhaps you could buy a voucher (or put money towards it with someone else) and have it sent to HQ. Annoying I know, but has to be done this way (for now) I'm afraid.

You can send any donations to Sisterhood HQ:
The Sisterhood
PO Box 10100

If you need to courier an item please email me and ask for a physical address.

Please make sure the items you are sending are in as new condition and you think someone would really love!

If you have any questions please contact me on sophieslim (at) moo2 (dot) co (dot) nz

What do you think of our latest round of LOVE BOMBs? Will you be nominating? Donating? Leave me a comment and let me know what your thoughts are! xx

October Slim Spotlight

Happy October!

At the beginning of every month I'm going to be showing you some uber cool things my blog partners have been up to lately! This is a new deal in my advertising package which I am thrilled to bring you, because my partners are AWESOME and are the best at what they do! I hope you'll enjoy learning more about them!

Sew Pretty are a local Christchurch business who are leading the way in their craft and delivering to the rest of New Zealand! I'm a personal shopper at Sew Pretty and love that I get to represent them on my blog! 

I completely adore their Amy Butler range. Dont you just want to don a head scarf and travel the country in a caravan when you gaze lovingly at these fabrics? No? Just me?

Sew Pretty have some very exciting news too! They are opening their very own cafe in Christchurch in November! The Make Cafe is a crafty cafe where you can make things, go to workshops, buy fabric and enjoy a coffee *SQUEEL* I'll definitely be giving you more information about it later this month! You don't want to miss its opening!! They're keeping you updated with progress on The Make Cafe blog.

Made by me with Sew Pretty Fabric: Dr Seuss Pillow, Outdoor Bunting

A Craft Market is being run by the fabulous HollyMayB, a very real friend of mine! I am so excited to go to this market, knowing she has put in so many details and so much of herself over the last few months!

The market is featuring sellers who are just breaking into the scene, who have a lot of talent to offer but aren't at the "big" markets yet! You'll get a whole range of people showing off their skills while you can sip a hot chocolate and buybuybuy!

A Craft Market is in Christchurch on Saturday October 13th, go to it and support local handmade!


There you have it, my Lovelies this month! I hope you have enjoyed seeing a little thats going on in our country!

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