feather the nest: a blog

Mary's Market April 13th April 09 2019, 0 Comments

This year I plan to attend more markets around the Auckland and Northland regions. Our next market is Mary's Market at the Freemans Bay Community Hall. I am really excited to be  a stall holder at this market and have some incredible discounts planned. Please come along and say hi. This is great opportunity to be able to see our beautiful collection, to feel just how soft our organic cotton bedding and Egyptian cotton blankets are.  This is the last Mary's Market in Freemans Bay before it moves permanently to Western Springs. The market is Saturday 13th of April 9am-1pm. For the full list of stallholders attending the market see the flyer below.


Hello 2019 April 05 2019, 0 Comments

Wow 2019 is flying by I can't believe its April already and this is the first blog post for the year! If your new to our little community we are a small family run business. Our family and business relocated in January this year from Christchurch to Warkworth. Lets just say the move has been considerably harder than we anticipated and after two months here in Warkworth, I still feel like we are just finding our feet. Thank goodness there is only another week of the school term to go and them we can all have a much needed rest. The kids are starting to settle in at kindy and school and I nearly have the house sort haha. Oh and did I mention we purchased our second business this week too! We must be nuts!!


We have Christmas sorted 🎄🎁 December 10 2018, 0 Comments

The countdown is on and there is only two weeks left until Christmas. If you have left your shopping to last minute, don't worry we have you covered. Here's our top 5 favourite gifts for under five years.


Sleepy Kiwi

Meet Sleepy Kiwi a special friend who likes to sleep all day long and wakes at night to watch over our little ones. This beautifully illustrated black and white board book, promotes brain development in your little one by teaching your baby about pattern, shape, contrast and is a lovely way to introduce language to your baby.


Wooden Story Stacking Rings

A beautifully crafted natural wooden stacker is an heirloom toy that teaches toddlers fine motor skills as well as shape, size and space. So soft from beeswax and botanical oils, delightful colours of various kinds of wood, so safe – from nature!


Miniland Dolls

Miniland Baby Dolls are non-toxic and anatomically correct dolls that teach children concepts of family relationships and culturally diverse groups. The dolls have well defined facial features help children identify the various races. 



Wee Gallery Activity Mat

The Meadow Activity Mat keeps your baby stimulated with a variety of sensory stimulation from high contrast graphics, and hidden items including  crinkly features, a rattle, a squeak and a maple wood teething ring hidden behind the Bunny. 


Bebe and I Photobooks

Photobooks are a lovely way to teach your baby about their family and for them to learn just how loved they are. If you have family living overseas photobooks are a fantastic way to show your baby who their grandparents, aunties or uncles are. This way they are familiar with faces and names for when your family comes to visit.

For more ideas of great gifts for little ones check out our Play collection online.

This Christmas we are also excited to have PartPay onboard as a payment option making your shopping experience that much easier. Don't forget we also offer free shipping to New Zealand for orders over $99 and to Australia for orders over $200.

Shop now with PartPay October 15 2018, 9 Comments

We are thrilled to offer you PartPay as a payment option. With PartPay you can pay off your purchases over $50 in four easy payments over six weeks. It even calculates the payments for you and sends you a reminder text or email the day before the payment is due. Best of all, you receive your purchase from us straight away. We hope you enjoy this new service.

Bumps Bubs and Beyond Spring Market 2018 October 13 2018, 0 Comments

Today we are at the Bumps Bubs and Beyond Spring Market 2018. The Autumn market was a huge success and we are delighted to be a stall holder once again. If you have an under five year old in your family this is the best market Christchurch has to offer. 50 stallholders all under one roof for 5 hours of shopping. If you like to be super organised this is the perfect time to do your Christmas shopping. You will find us at Stall 13 at St Andrews College 9am-2pm.

We have some new products from Mister Fly and Wooden Story now available and these will be going up on the website next week.

We welcome Modern Burlap September 25 2018, 0 Comments

Last month we launch a few new brands including my personal favourite Modern Burlap. I had been searching for a while for a new bedding brand that supports our GOTS certified organic cotton range.

Miniland Anatomically Correct Baby Dolls have arrived! July 23 2018, 0 Comments

I was thrilled to find the Miniland baby dolls at the Winter Gift Fair, having seen them on Instagram I had been wanting to get my hands on them. These dolls are just beautiful and a wonderful educational toy. Well defined facial features teach children about different cultural groups and allow them to role play life skills like dressing, sleeping and feeding.

They would make a lovely gift for the special little one in your life. I might add they are not just for girls. My boys are loving playing with their one, although perhaps I should have given them one each as the sharing is not going so well. Especially when they both want to take her to bed!! They are still working on a name and at the moment she is called baby girl.

Miniland Baby Dolls are non-toxic and anatomically correct dolls that teach children concepts of family relationships and culturally diverse groups. The dolls have well defined facial features to help children identify the various races. 

—Made in Spain these anatomically correct dolls are vanilla scented to smell like a newly born baby and they smell delicious.  —

—Made in Phytalates-free vinyl, they are soft and flexible to the touch with NO BPA. The dolls are hermetically sealed so can't be bathed.


Goo Collection on Sale May 17 2018, 0 Comments

All our Goo Collection range is on sale at amazing discounts and are being snapped up. We love Goo Collection because of their commitment to 100% GOTS organic cotton. Sweet and whimsical designs for boys and girls you will love the look and feel of our gorgeous bedding. We have sheet sets, duvets and quilts available in cot, single and king single sizes.

Whale of a Time Cot sheet set, cushions and quilt

Whale of a Time cot quilt

Oh Deer Single Duvet Cover with matching sheet set

Oh Deer Sheet set

Clear Skies sheet set

Clear Skies Pink Sheet set

So hurry and shop now for fabulous discounts!

Mother's Day Giveaway on Facebook April 30 2018, 0 Comments

We are having a Mother's Day giveaway over on our Facebook page. We have a new mama gift pack from The Physic Garden to giveaway to one special mama. 

Gift includes Calm Balm to gently soothe & support Mamas through their day, Nursing Balm to help support the adjustment to breastfeeding and prevent sore, cracked skin, and Baby Balm for baby skin and to help to prevent nappy rash and other skin irritations. 


Also included, some Revitalise Me Bath Salts offer a refreshing foot soak, with uplifting herbs & magnesium salts. And finally a Loving Earth salted caramel chocolate and Organics For Lily Refresh me tea for a little extra pick-me-up! An amazing gift for a New Mama!


Giveaway closes Friday 4th of May at 8pm. Winner will be randomly selected. Winner will be announced on our Facebook page. NZ based entries only. Prize will only be posted to a NZ address.

Bumps, Bubs and Beyond Autumn Market 2018 April 19 2018, 0 Comments

We are so excited to be attending the Bumps, Bubs and Beyond market this Autumn. It's on this Saturday, 21st of April at St Andrews College Gym, 347 Papanui Road, from 9am-2pm.

There is always a fantastic atmosphere at the market and it's a great chance to get some shopping done. We will have some special market day prices too that won't be on our website. Pop by and say hi if you are attending! We are in stall 42. We would love to meet you.

Hurry 20% off designer blankets April 14 2018, 1 Comment

The weather is getting chilly and it's a good time to pop a extra layer on baby to keep them snug and warm overnight. For beautiful designer blankets, ethically made from organic cotton or Australian merino look no further than our Uimi and Blanki range. Designed in Melbourne, the blankets are a beautiful quality statement item for nursery.


We have an extensive range of blankets available in bassinet and cot sizes. Whether you use it for the cot, pram or as a play mat you will be the envy of all your friends with the Uimi and Blanki brands.

These blankets would make the most gorgeous gift for a baby shower or the arrival a grandchild. We have an amazing sale on blankets with 20% off ending on the 18th of April 2018. Make the most of this great discount and use code Hello Autumn at checkout.


Our top five gifts for a baby shower for under $50 January 25 2018, 0 Comments

Are you trying to decide what to buy as a gift for a baby shower for your friend or colleague? Looking for something a bit special that won’t break the bank? Don’t want to buy baby clothing, because you know everyone else will? No problem, here are our top 5 gift ideas for a baby shower that are under $50.

Bibs make the perfect baby gift because you can never have too many. Our Misterfly dribble bibs starts from $12.95 and make a cute and stylish accessory. The Wilder Garden dribble bib set from Burrow and Be is $26.99 and can be mixed and matched with the Wilder Garden collection.


The Wilder Garden wash cloth set are just $24.99 are made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton. A generous size and are fantastic for cleaning up little faces.



We have large range of wraps and swaddles starting from just $20! Swaddling can help a newborn baby adjust to sleeping in their own sleep space. Use as a nursing cover, to cover your baby’s capsule while out and about, a play mat or to mop up any spills.



Look for something a bit special? Our cot sheet sets start from $30 and our Wreath Muslin cot sheet from Burrow and Be, comes beautifully packaged in its own box. Its currently on special for $45.




Lastly The Physic Garden skincare range starts from $13.95. Ethically made they source the highest quality ingredients from organic, sustainable and fair-trade sources. Why not spoil the mama to be with the New Mama Gift set for just $49.95.


We hope you find this helpful and you find the perfect gift.

Happy shopping


Hello and happy New Year January 17 2018, 0 Comments

Hello there

Let me introduce myself, my name is Sarah and along with my husband Joe we took over Feather the Nest in December. We reside in Christchurch, have two young boys who are 6 and 2, who are full of mischief. We know what it’s like to be in the trenches of parenthood. I also work part time in the community as a parent educator and Joe is a Land Surveyor. We are enthusiastic about this new adventure for our family.

We are looking forward to getting to know our customers, so please send us a message. Tell us what you love about your purchases. Tell us what you would like to see on our website. If you see us at a market come say hi we would love to meet you.

I have been spending a bit of time editing the website to make the navigation a little easier. The big change is you can now search our products by brand. We also have a new category called linen where you will find our beautiful range of blankets, duvets and sheet sets.

Don’t forget our free shipping promotion for January. Discount code: HAPPYNEWYEAR.


Happy shopping



Organic cotton muslin wash cloths - not just for babies! November 10 2017, 0 Comments

I gave in to the beautiful earthy colours of the new Burrow and Be Wilder Garden collection and decided to treat myself to a set of these gorgeous wash cloths. I've got a bit of a muted sea-foam theme going on in my bathroom already and I've been trying to reduce my use of single use items, so I've swapped my usual make-up wipes and cotton pads for these B&B muslin cloths in sage and I'm using them with the Swisse sweet almond cleanser. And my skin is loving it! It takes off all my make up in one go and leaves my skin soft and clean. And of course it feels extra luxurious on my face with the soft cotton of the wash cloths. What's not to like? 


Come and see us at the Methven fete! November 06 2017, 0 Comments

We are so excited to be attending the Methven fete this year. There is always a fantastic atmosphere at the fete (and fingers crossed, good weather!) and it's a great chance to get some Christmas shopping done. We will have some special fete day prices too. Pop by and say hi if you are attending! 

Swan and Lion Misterfly playmats back in stock! November 03 2017, 0 Comments

Our ever-popular Swan and Lion Misterfly playmats are back in stock. These super-soft padded play mats make a wonderful addition to your nursery decor as a rug, while being practical enough to use as a comfy playmat. Easy to throw in the wash to keep clean too! Get in quick, they won't last long!

Also comes in deer, koala, bunny, raccoon and plain quilted. 

Mats are 1m diameter, and made from 100% cotton, with a soft padded filling.

Credit card payment option restored June 12 2017, 0 Comments

The credit card payment facility has now been updated and we are able to accept credit card payments once again. To apologise for the inconvenience, we are offering FREE SHIPPING storewide for the next week. Just use the discount code SHIPMEFREE at the checkout. 

Thanks for your patience while we got this sorted.

News! Cute Misterfly bibs arriving this month AND prices reduced on Misterfly playmats storewide! May 19 2017, 0 Comments

Shh! Look who’s coming to play at the end of May!  

Misterfly animal face bibs and dribble bibs! 

racoonkoalabunny bib

Who doesn’t love a cute face? Misterfly animal face bibs make the cutest kids accessory. Made from 100% cotton jersey, with a terry cotton backing, they are practical for eating while being stylish enough for every day wear. Priced at $19.95 and available from end May in: Bunny, Bear, Raccoon, Lion Koala and Swan.

koala dribblecheckkoala dribble

The Misterfly dribble bibs are made with 100% cotton jersey, super soft and absorbent they make a stylish yet practical accessory to any outfit. They are a great price for everyday non-stop teething dribble! Priced at $12.95 and available end of May.

Also, more great news! Misterfly playmats are now reduced in price! 

We are now able to offer the gorgeous Misterfly playmats at a more competitive price in the store. The super-stylish playmats are light but well-padded, giving your little one a comfy, safe space while also being very easy to wash and dry. They make a great statement as a nursery rug too! Grab one now at our special prices and watch out for their matching animal face bibs arriving in stock at the end of May!

Have you seen our Outlet sale? March 20 2017, 0 Comments

Gorgeous cotton cot blankets, Turkish towels, organic linen and more, all in our outlet.

Summer Sale now on! January 18 2017, 0 Comments

Our Summer sale includes amazing discounts off bassinet, cot, single and king single sheets, duvets and blankets. Plus discounted cuski comforters, huggies clutch n go wipes cases and more!

Crossing the Jungle King Single Duvet Sets are Back in Stock! December 09 2016, 0 Comments

Fabulous Crossing the Jungle cotton King Single duvet set by local NZ brand Burrow and Be are back in stock.

Crossing the Jungle King Single Duvet Set by Burrow and be

NEW Burrow and Be muslin cot sheets December 07 2016, 0 Comments

Gorgeous new muslin cot sheets from Burrow and Be are due in store mid December. We're so excited!! 

burrow and Be muslin cot sheets

Burrow & Be now available! September 23 2016, 0 Comments

Stunning duvets, sheets and pillowcases by Burrow & Be are now available at Feather the Nest! 

Woodland Dash, Crossing the Jungle and the gorgeous pillowcase trio of Little King, Swan Princess and Unicorn.

Gorgeous new playmats from MisterFly are now available at Feather the Nest! Check out our range including animals and soft quilted. September 09 2016, 0 Comments