The Last Time – Words to read and to cherish #Parenthood #Baby #Child


This poem made it’s way onto my Facebook newsfeed this morning and it got me to thinking about all the things in life we do without realising that it will be the last time we do it. We go through life too quickly sometimes, without taking time to cherish our daily routine, without appreciating those around us until it is too late. This poem puts into words just how special that daily routine is, just how much we should appreciate the little things.


The Last Time – Author Unknown

From the moment you hold your baby in your arms,
you will never be the same.
You might long for the person you were before,
When you have freedom and time,
And nothing in particular to worry about.

You will know tiredness like you never knew it before,
And days will run into days that are exactly the same,
Full of feedings and burping,
Nappy changes and crying,
Whining and fighting,
Naps or a lack of naps,
It might seem like a never-ending cycle.

But don’t forget …
There is a last time for everything.
There will come a time when you will feed
your baby for the very last time.
They will fall asleep on you after a long day
And it will be the last time you ever hold your sleeping child.

One day you will carry them on your hip then set them down,
And never pick them up that way again.
You will scrub their hair in the bath one night
And from that day on they will want to bathe alone.
They will hold your hand to cross the road,
Then never reach for it again.
They will creep into your room at midnight for cuddles,
And it will be the last night you ever wake to this.

One afternoon you will sing “the wheels on the bus”
and do all the actions,
Then never sing them that song again.
They will kiss you goodbye at the school gate,
The next day they will ask to walk to the gate alone.
You will read a final bedtime story and wipe your last dirty face.
They will run to you with arms raised for the very last time.

The thing is, you won’t even know it’s the last time
Until there are no more times.
And even then, it will take you a while to realize.

So while you are living in these times,
remember there are only so many of them
and when they are gone, you will yearn for just one more day of them.
For one last time.

-Author Unknown-


Wordless Wednesday – 18/03/2015

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Handcrafted Freestanding ‘Owl In An Owl’

This lasercut freestanding owl set has been handpainted with a combination of metallic and pearlescent acrylic paints.

We can create this piece in any colours of your choice :-)

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Noah’s 3rd Birthday Party #HugsForNoah

We are busy getting out party pack printed and cut out ready for our party in the Buzzworx and Cards And Candles For All Occasions office tomorrow for a very special, beautiful boy’s birthday…


We have all our bunting, party hats, cupcake wrappers and cake flags printed and being cut out and we have the camera batteries ready so we can record a special message for the birthday boy.

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You can download your party pack from Noah’s website here;

Noah’s 3rd Birthday – Virtual Party Pack >HERE<

It would be fantastic if we can help Noah’s family get more people to join in his virtual birthday party this year than before and hopefully it will be another global success.

There is an events page on Facebook where you can join in Noah’s birthday fun, leave your messages and photos and share Noah’s story – just pop over to:

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We love you Noah and hope you have a wonderful birthday with lots of love, hugs and party celebrations xxxxx

Handcrafted Baby Bereavement Greeting Card

Handcrafted ‘baby bereavement’ greeting card, personalised with baby’s name with our customers personal message inside.

Baby loss/bereavement greetings and keepsake cards are always the hardest to work with but mean so much to grieving families.


#HugsForNoah Valentine Day Christening

As many of you will know from our blog posts, Facebook updates and dedicated sections on our website, we are huge supporters of #HugsForNoah.

Noah is a very special little boy who was born on 6th March 2012 with a condition called Spina Bifida, there were many complications throughout pregnancy and Noah has several medical conditions which a lot of adults would give in to, but he does’t complain and just keeps on going with his gorgeous smile. You can read Noah’s story on his website…

When we heard that Noah’s Christening was to be held on Valentine’s Day 2015, I knew that I wanted to create a special keepsake for Noah to remember this special day. It was an honour when Noah’s mummy asked us to handcraft keepsake personalised candles for each of Noah’s Godparents – we designed two tall pillar candles with Noah’s name, date of his Christening, the colour scheme to match this special occasion and then scaled this design down for the five smaller pillar candles which were then personalised with a special message from Noah.






We were invited to attend Noah’s Christening which was held at the beautiful Holme Cultram Abbey, a day filled with so many smiles and surprises with Noah and his family – it is always an honour to spend time with such a special family.

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The biggest and best surprise of the day?? The day before Noah’s Christening he stood for the first time!! Needless to say the photograph which Rob and Shelly shared of this amazing moment brought many happy tears and smiles and Noah’s progress in the last few weeks has come on in leaps and bounds. Noah is an amazing little boy :)

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You can see a video of the highlights from Noah’s Christening here: