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20 March 2013


Spring has arrived!!!!!

When the 1st of March arrived, we did a little spring dance in our house (no, not really) and were so happy for winter to be officially over. But, apparently not. Aside from the multiple snow falls we had since then, they do things a little differently in the North. In the Southern Hemisphere, the seasons are straightforward: new seasons begin on the 1st of December, March, June and September.

But, in the North, the exact timing for the start of Spring for example, varies according to local climate, cultures and customs. There is a March equinox in which the days have close to 12 hours daylight and 12 hours night time, which varies between the 19-21 March, so Spring officially begins during this time. In Sweden, spring is defined as the first occasion on which the average daytime temperature exceeds zero for 7 days in a row. The Farmers Almanac deems today, the 20th of March, as the official first day of Spring, beginning with the vernal equinox (at 7:02EDT if you want to be exact).

Whichever way you look at it, winter is FINALLY over (officially anyway, its still mighty cold out!). And when I started looking for signs on Spring on my walk today, they were everywhere! There were blossoms and buds and signs of new life all around, and it was so uplifting!

To celebrate the official start to Spring, I have an exciting little giveaway for readers of meg-made. I have been making these sweet little felt flower headbands for my friends' babies and they loved them so much, I thought perhaps you would too!

Made with stretch velvet ribbon, turned inside out so the soft fur is on your baby's head and helps to keep the band from slipping, and made in two different sizes, 0-6 months and 6-12 months. I just so happen to know a few adorable babies who were only too happy to be my models for our afternoon playdate!

 Sweet Cristina modelling the pink and grey!

Miss Millie modelling the hot pink on grey

And my Madeleine, really and truly modelling the blue on pink

The three girls playing away, oblivious to how adorable they all look!!!

If you would like a meg-made Spring headband, all you need to do is enter the draw, as many times as you like! Leave me a comment with which of these four you would prefer and in what size (I have a few larger too, so toddlers aren't left out!).

There are four to win and will be posted anywhere in the world that has a postbox!

Winners will be drawn at random on Sunday night at 11pm (UK time)!

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Good luck!


  1. Seeing as I have many friends expecting babies, this would make a lovely gift! Made Made will be all over Brooklyn/Manhattan/Charlotte/DC:)

    1. I need a personal editor. Meg Made clearly not Made Made, sheesh. Pink and blue is my favorite! And I love love love the size of these as many flower headbands are just too much for babies. These are so classic and are a better size for tiny bodies:)

  2. These are lovely Meg! You are fab xx V

  3. Meg, amazing work again!! I love the white with the grey and would love a size suitable for a one year old :)
    Saraid xx

  4. Teach us how to make good frosting... I need a tutorial! :)

    1. Agreed! I just got into baking, I would love to know a good frosting. x

  5. Those are so beautiful. x

    Bonnie Rose | A Compass Rose

  6. These are so cute, Meg! I would love to win one for my not-so-babyish-anymore girl.

  7. I want one for my friend Terry's granddaughter, Emory


Thanks for your comments, I SO love hearing from you! xx Meg