feather the nest: a blog

Wilson & Frency has arrived!! June 03 2016, 0 Comments

bassinet sheets and cot sheets soft cottonBeautifully soft cotton wraps, bassinet sheets and cot sheets, designed by Wilson & Frenchy, combining a crafty vibe with a smattering of nature. Produced in fair trade compliant factories. 


Pink sale!! April 27 2016, 0 Comments

To celebrate the birth of our beautiful baby girl, we've got 20% off all stock that's pink! Sale online now!

Jamie Kay X Blankets on sale! January 15 2016, 0 Comments

Cot and single/King single size 

Blankets available in throw, single & queen/king size December 14 2015, 0 Comments

Our gorgeous organic blankets come in a variety of sizes to suit baby through to adult - bassinet, cot, throw, single & queen/king size.


Come and see us at the General Collective Christmas Markets today in Ponsonby! December 13 2015, 0 Comments

Jamie Kay new season X cot blankets available now November 28 2015, 1 Comment

25% off Whale of a Time & Oh Deer Organic Cotton Linen! November 17 2015, 0 Comments

25% off Whale of a Time and Oh Deer Organic Cotton Sheets, Duvets, Quilts in Single, King Single & Cot Size

New Muslin Wraps and Cuski Comforters! November 03 2015, 0 Comments

We are stocking a gorgeous new range of Muslin Wraps and Cuski Comforters.  The wraps are made from a soft muslin and can be used as a swaddle, nursing cover or pram cover for when the little one is sleeping. Check out the range under 'baby wraps' and 'comforters'.

New collection of beautiful organic linen arriving this week October 19 2015, 0 Comments

We have a new collection of organic duvets, sheets, quilts and wraps arriving at feather the nest this week.  Harlequin, Summer Rain, Lattice Pink and Clear Skies by Goo Collection are feature beautiful colours and designs.  Sneak peak below, but take a look at our products for the full range.

Harlequin Pink

Jamie Kay is coming to feather the nest next month!! October 11 2015, 0 Comments

We are thrilled to be stocking Jamie Kay's new reversible X Blanket range in black/white, pink/white, blue/white and grey/white.  Pre orders available.

We love this gorgeous girl's room September 19 2015, 0 Comments

Refinished vintage furniture paired with our Indiana blanket - love it! Thanks shoes-off-please for sharing! 

Newcomer Blanki arriving at Feather the Nest this week! September 12 2015, 0 Comments

We have a gorgeous new range of fun, colourful kids blankets arriving this week from newcomer Blanki. All soft 100% combed cotton. Styles include Traffic Jam, Starry Night, Big Love and more. 

Summer 2016 Collection is on the way! September 09 2015, 0 Comments

We're very excited to have the gorgeous Summer 2016 Uimi collection winging its way to us.  Watch this space....

Things we love: Pop Factory's new winter 2015 collection March 17 2015, 0 Comments

One of the many things that we love about New Zealand is the number of clever creative cookies out there, particularly those who are creating and making things for kids.        
We've just returned from a few days in Australia and upon coming home I was very excited to read about the new Pop Factory Shop winter 2015 collection.  This collection draws inspiration from 'The Wharf' and features a gorgeous new sailor character which you'll find throughout the collection.  Here are a few of our favourites pieces.  I have a feeling that the Pops Knit Crew will be making it's way into someone's wardrobe very soon....  Click on images for links xx
See more of the collection here - www.popfactoryshop.com/collections/newarrivals

DIY Project: Free Printable Ice-creams August 22 2014, 0 Comments

The clever guys over at Mr Printables have done it again - this time creating free, printable paper ice-creams!  We featured their free printable fruit range a few months ago and can't wait to try this project with the little feather the nest team members this weekend.  Click here for the downloadable instructions.  We'd love to see a photo if you make them too xx

Room tour: Ellia's Room August 21 2014, 0 Comments

We read a fair few blogs here at feather the nest, and in the past have shared some of our discoveries over at Mini Style Blog.  So when we came across a feature of little Ellia's room, we knew that it was another room tour that we had to share.  Ellia's clever mama is Natalie of Glitter and the Girls fame and her styling of Ellia's room is simply beautiful.  Here is a sneak peak, but head over here to to see more.  We particularly love the gallery wall and bedding!  Thanks so much for sharing Ellia's room Natalie - you are one talented mama!  xx 

Blogs we love: Better Snacks August 18 2014, 0 Comments

There are many talented and inspiring mamas out there, so we thought that we'd start a new feature on the blog that shared a few of our favourites.  Better Snacks is first up.  As a busy working mama, I'm often at the supermarket trying to hurridly decide which version of a particular product is better for my kids. 
That's where Better Snacks comes in.  Rae takes the guess work out of choosing which is the better snack, by reviewing how much sugar, fat and salt content is in products that are regularly requested by kids.  We love that the blog features products that are readily available in NZ supermarkets and it's Rae's honest and real approach to feeding her own two kids makes the blog feel very relatable and helpful.  We're also pretty excited that Rae is open to reviewing your favourite products so drop her a note if there's something you'd like to know.
 Head on over here to see her latest review xx


DIY Project: Baby and Toddler Swing July 25 2014, 0 Comments

For most adults, swings seem to bring back memories of carefree childhoods, hours spent at playgrounds and the closest you've ever felt to the freedom of flying.  Most kids seem to love the sensation too and when we found this DIY project, we knew that there would be a few of you who would be clever enough to take it up.  We found this beautiful (and very easy-to-follow) DIY indoor swing for kids over on one of our favourite blogs, A Beautiful Mess.  The swing was created by the very talented Rachel from Smile & Wave.  Click here for the more photos and for the instructions.  We'd love to see your efforts if you give this one a go this weekend!  xx

News: Shanghai adventures July 19 2014, 0 Comments

Some of the feather the nest team are off on another buying trip this week - this time to Shanghai!  Any tips or places they must visit?  Those of us staying back at the office can't wait to see what they little gems they pick up! xx  

DIY Project: Free printable Superhero cuffs July 18 2014, 0 Comments

Personally, as a parent, one of the most stressful notes that comes home from daycare and school is 'Don't forget that it's dress up day on Friday'!  As a working Mum, a mad panic generally sets in as I realise that I'm not going to get anywhere near a toy store before the weekend.  So when a fellow working Mum sent me the link to these free downloadable Superhero cuffs, I immediately book marked them, knowing that in the future I'll be able to print them out and turn a standard cape and tights into a Superhero outift in no time.  Thanks so much Kate over at Kate's Creative Space - you've saved this working Mum from some panic in the future!  Click here for more info and for the downloadable pdfs xx

DIY Project: Free printable animal rings July 11 2014, 0 Comments

One of the little girl's in our feather the nest family is obsessed with rings at the moment.  She points them out on any finger that she sees and makes several versions out of straws and playdough for her own little hands.  When we were sent the link to these free printable animal rings, we knew that she'd love them and printed them out straight away.  Thanks so much to the very clever Michelle over at So Here's My Life - we think that these rings are the best!  See here for the instructions and downloadable pdf... xx     

Problems processing credit card payments July 05 2014, 0 Comments

Hi lovely customers, 

We seem to be having a problem processing credit card payments on our website at the moment.  We've been repeatedly told that it's been fixed, but it looks like we are still having problems.  Please either use PayPal or email us directly at info@featherthenest.co.nz and we can process your credit card transactions manually for you.

So sorry for the inconvience.  We hope to have this sorted on Monday.

Thanks so much for your patience!

feather the nest x

DIY Project: Free printable pineapple wrapping paper July 04 2014, 0 Comments

Pineapples seem to be everywhere at the moment and when we came across this beautiful free printable pineapple wrapping paper, we knew that we needed to share it with you!  Thanks so much to the clever team over at Whimsey Box - you can now have your own little pineapple party!  Clink here for more details xx

Inspiration board: Bunk beds July 01 2014, 1 Comment

Bunk beds have been a hot topic here at feather the nest for the past few days, as one of the team is looking at sleeping arrangements for their expanding family.  Whilst researching (read browsing Pinterest for hours) options, we discovered that bunk beds have come quite a long way since most of the team were kids and we were pretty impressed at the selection of modern and spacious bunk bed options around.  Below are a few of our faves.  Click on photos for links xx