A very wise friend took me aside this year and said *Anna, you’ve got to get the basics right and look after yourself before you can look after anyone else*. It was quite confronting at the time but I feel blessed that I have people who care enough about me to take me aside and point these things out because, as obvious as it sounds, it’s the single most important piece of advice I’ve ever been given.
It’s always been one of my favourite things meeting talented, creative, inspiring folk. I loved meeting UK designers back when I was with UK Handmade and I’ve now had the pleasure of meeting a few Melbourne-based designers and it’s definitely brought back that same feeling of awesomeness. I had the very great pleasure of bumping into one such amazing designer at this years The Finder’s Keepers market in Melbourne, the exceedingly talented Madeleine Sargent of Made by Mosey who I had been following on instagram for a while already (don’t worry not in a stalkery way). Madeleine makes a stunning range of design pieces for the nursery and home, created entirely by hand with love and care here in Melbourne, Victoria. Magoo’s got a few of Madeleine’s pieces in his nursery which he loves and I’ve had my eye on one of Madeleine’s dreamer mobiles for a while now.