Monday, 5 December 2011

Baby loves...Tanner Street Market

Some pictures of the stall and little tot modelling the cashmere apparel. Business was slow at the Hackney City Xmas Market - I'd like to think of it as a marketing exercise (with a lot of mulled wine imbibed).

Next week it's Tanner Street Market on Saturday morning...

Monday, 28 November 2011

Baby loves...cashmere clothing

I've been busy making cashmere baby clothes out of old jumpers - something I thought of doing back in the early days of pregnancy. Its been great learning how to sew at Heba, taking lessons with Anjum, who has run the sewing arm of Heba for over a decade. She's been very patient, helping me develop a pattern, advising me on all sorts of things I would have had no idea about.

I've decided on a deadline - Dec 4. I've got a stall booked at the Hackney City Farm's Dec 4 Christmas craft fair.

I'm thinking of cycling across the bridge to sell at the Saturday Tanner Street Market just up from the amazing Maltby Street food market.

Will be interesting to see if they sell....

Monday, 15 August 2011

Baby loves...Frank's

Summertime in London - a grey carpark filled with sculptures at Frank's

Lots of sculpture for the tot to toddle around and lots of nice orange-coloured Aperosol cocktails for mum to sip. The food is really lovely too.

The best time to go I reckon is for a late Sunday lunch with friends to enjoy the nice weather & sunset over the lovely London skyline.

10th floor,Peckham multi-story carpark, 95a Rye Lane, London SE15 4ST
TEL. 0758 288 4574
Open till the end of Sept,
Thursday-Sunday 11am–10pm
Food served 12-2.30pm 6-10pm

p.s. My friend Emma Theresa took this lovely picture. If anyone needs professional pictures of their kids/family events, I highly recommend her services

Baby loves....Celts

waterloo helmet, british museum

Apparently the Celts cried when their children were born and rejoiced when people died. Makes me curious about their society and customs....

Baby loves....Karma

wheel of samsara - everyone must turn it, edgardRobertson

Karma and Rebirth

The wheel of life, or "samsara", is an ancient symbol that has the same meaning in Buddhism and Hinduism. It is symbolises the cycle of birth, life, and death. When one revolution of the wheel is completed, life begins again with rebirth.

August gallery

Bleed Gold...from colleague Jodie's oogle-y blog

Bevis Martin & Charlie Youle

BLESS N°28 Climate Confusion Assistance, Fur Hammock

Anna Fox's pictures of Bognor Regis Butlins

Jenny Saville

Baby loves...Gelato

gelato at St. Martins Lane hotel

I fancy a Pompelmo Rosa (Pink Grapefruit) sorbet and baby will have classic vanilla please.

Dri Dri at St. Martins Lane Hotel
is located in
45 St. Martins Lane

Baby loves...East London Mornings

Victoria Park Pavilion, Jelena Katkova

The weather is so lovely today - sunny and warm. Time to get out and enjoy mornings at some nice breakfast spots. The really lovely East London Mornings blog is filled with some good suggestions ...

Tot just shy of 2 years...

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

July gallery

Mathilde Brosier

Elizabeth Bhoeckel

David Brees

Adeela Suleman

Baby loves...Mikhail's music

Mikhail Karikis

So every year I like to be/take part in some sort of community performance - keeps me on my toes (previous stints include The Learning Orchestra & Brick Lane's A Baishakhi Mela).

This year its at the Barbican - this weekend with Mikhail

come along - its Sunday 1pm at the 'nest stage'

(Work sounds like this:​ Lj8V6yH/What_work_sounds_like-​rehearsa.html

Monday, 6 June 2011

Baby loves...Spitalfields City Farm

cup of fresh Fennel tea

The farm is usually very calm, with lots of toys for the little ones, donkeys, various animals & even two treehouses to climb.

but there's no cafe!

so...last week I organised a pop up tea hut for one day. It was fun picking mint, etc from the farm to make fresh herb teas for mums and various passerby.

I'm still deciding whether to run it through the summer...

Baby loves...Spitalfields Music festival

dancing clogs

Lots of family friendly events this year (10-25 June)...including a musical rumpus for toddlers this Thursday 10.30am at Brady Arts Center & the clog dancing at the spitalfields city farm (saturday 18 june).

Baby loves...pinterest

rainbow ice cubes

Lots of inspirational images, ideas & easy to create moodboards ...

Baby boots

last year's art car boot on Brick Lane

The Chiswick Car boot this past weekend - first Sunday of every month - was a real bumper bootie. Scored some retro 70s coats for the tot at bargain prices.

I just came across one every Sunday in Pimlico - looks interesting to sell at:

Course the Art Car Boot is happening Sunday June 19 - will be good to drop in and see my friend Greg at Cinemoi stall

My friend Katie has been buying up goodies France-side in Calais - she says the French version of car booties - brocantes - are a treasure trove. Hmm...I feel a weekend break coming's a list of the dates

May gallery

Roy Ascott

Rene Magritte

Rene Magritte

mieke meijer

martin parr

chris johanson


Eko Nugroho - Stranger Always Looks Strange

anthony haden-guest

alan charlton

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Baby loves...Nunhead cemetery

Nunhead cemetery

OK, a little out of the area, but this one is worth noting - I've heard about Brockley's Nunhead Cemetery's open day & have wanted to go for years.

Now that I know its this Saturday (thanks Yui), I thought others might want to know too.

They'll be market stalls, tours & other things to enjoy until 5pm.

p.s. Yummy mummy Yui is now selling her gorgeous handmade, one-off children's clothes at the lovely Bermondsey Fayre shop at the bottom of Bermondsey Street.

Its open midday weekdays/weekends - not on Mondays. They do all sorts of nice classes there too - kids crafts, massage, homemade balms & lotions....

Baby loves...Vivian Maier

The beautiful street photography of American nanny, Vivian Maier.

Friday, 6 May 2011

Baby loves...afternoon tea in 123

Carrie Reichardt crockery at 123

I really like 123 designer boutique on Bethnal Green Road - now its got a lovely 'Bunker' cafe serving afternoon tea open from 12-7pm (just the weekends to start with).

I popped in the other day to have a look & asked whether they were baby/kid-friendly - they said YES INDEED. Hurrah!

Bunker cafe at 123 Bethnal Green Road...
open 12-7pm

Friday, 15 April 2011

Baby loves...vintage kilo sale

This Saturday 11am until late afternoon, Henege St. off Brick Lane. Pay for clothes by the pound.

Baby loves...classics with my baby

Classic music concerts in churches in Borough, Dulwich & Greenwich, Fridays at 10.30am.

April gallery

Jean-Marc Bustamante

David Benjamin Sherry

Winston Roeth

Corso Como designed Timberlands