The Snug Nest

Hello and welcome to my blog! I’m Gem, the designer-maker behind Snug Creations, where I sell my hand knitted accessories & yarn-based home décor both through my online shop here and on Etsy.

This blog is all about encouraging modern families to acknowledge and appreciate life’s simple pleasures and the cosy contentment found in the little things, because in a world that moves so fast, it’s nice to slow down, create memories, enjoy the company of family and friends and cherish the good times. I write about products, crafts, home decor and activities that help you live a cosier life.

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  1. When I started The Snug Nest Blog, one of my main aims was to make my business more personal, after all, it is just me here doing everything from designing my products to marketing to photography - and what a learning curve it always is! I’ve recently realised that I haven’t really written much about myself and it’s easy to get swept up in writing about products. I don't know about you, but I really enjoy finding out more about the people behind my favourite blogs and handmade products, so thought I’d write a quick blog post this week so that you can get to know the women behind the knitting needles a bit better! So without further ado…

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  2. Come and shop Snug Creations this Spring at Craft Fairs in Dorset

    It’s been a while since the last post - since then lots has been happening here at Snug HQ! I'm over the moon to have welcomed a new dog into my home - a beautiful standard wirehaired dachshund named Wilson - love him to bits (more about him in another post!).  The Dorset Bump to Baby Show a few weeks back was a great success and it was so fantastic to meet both lots of local new parents and parents-to-be as well as other local baby business owners. Don’t worry if you missed it, there are couple of upcoming craft fairs in Dorset this Spring where you can come and shop for Snug goodies - hopefully including a brand new range of unique, modern nursery decor. That’s if my new pup will let me concentrate and get work done for long enough!

    Photo of Snug Creations at Dorset Bump to Baby show - shop in person this Spring at these great craft fairs in Wimborne, Dorset 

  3. In a few weeks, I will be taking my designs to my first event of the year (I’ve got a few more on the horizon) and I am going full-steam ahead preparing for it! The Dorset Bump to Baby show is happening on Saturday 10th of March in Bournemouth. I’m really looking forward to this event as it will be the first show focussed on the baby and parenting industry that I’ve attended. So far I’ve taken Snug Creations to several craft fairs, but I’m thrilled to be able to share my products with a really relevant audience. I’ll be taking a selection of my baby and toddler knits, hopefully a new line of nursery decor (if time permits) as well as my ethical, organic products by From Babies with Love - which I’m sure will be popular.

    If you are expectant parents, have a young family or simply love buying beautiful products for the little people in your life, you need to come to the show!

    Expecting a baby? Don't miss the dorset baby show



  4. This is another blog post that is being posted later than I intended, but I’m excited to share this fabulous package with you...

    Recently, I partnered up with two fantastic local Bournemouth based women-owned businesses to bring you an incredible pregnancy pregnant belly casting keepsake package that I think you will love and hopefully want to tell you mum-to-be friends all about! Together with Rock the Bump - pregnant belly casting and Maxine Davies - lifestyle photography, we are delighted to bring you ‘Baby’s First Home Keepsake Package’.

    Pregnancy Keepsake Ideas collage of pregnant belly plaster cast bowl, newborn props and newborn photography session


  5. Hello you! It's been a while... I hope you had a wonderful festive period? Mine was lovely and my dad came to us for Christmas Day for the first time, which was really special and I actually took a week off - the first time I've done this since I started Snug 3 years ago! It was great to spent some time enjoying festive treats and making lots of exciting plans for Snug.

    shelves full of colourful yarn with a light box saying 'enjoy the small things'