Welcome to the NZ Work at Home Parents' Showcase. A page designed to exhibit what our NZ WAHP's have to offer. If you would like to see your products and services advertised here, with an update each time you post on your blog, please get in touch, via the contact tab.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

New Member Added - Sue from Wub Boo Designs (Upper Hutt)

I am a stay at home mum to my son aged 3 and my daughter who is 20 months.  I discovered my creative side after my daughter was born and started sewing for her.  I make and sell baby and girls clothing and write a (hopefully) humorous blog about parenting.

Visit Wub Boo Designs Website and Blog here.

And their Facebook Page here.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

New Member Added - Jessica from MommaBytes (Papakura)

Hi, My name is Jessica and i'm a WAHM with 4 kiddies my oldest is 8 years old and my youngest is 3 so never a dull moment in my house that's for sure!
I started MommaBytes in August this year so that anyone can have a great website designed without it costing thousands of dollars. Since it's conception it's evolved into designing business cards, logos, social media pages, SEO and more thanks to the wonderful support I've received.
I've got a area on my site called the "Knowledge Base" where you can find Directories, Tutorials, and a range of business oriented information like offline marketing ideas & strategies etc.
If you need help with anything feel free to ask away on my Facebook Page or pop by the MommaBytes website and jump on Live Help I'm on there a lot offering free advice, help and assistance.

New Member Added - Serene from Crochet.Is.Style (Auckland)

I am a mother of two young ladies, ages 5 and 7 years old. I learned to crochet from my mom and love to do it in my free time. I was born and grew up in Singapore, a small but modernised country in Asia. My husband and I took the plunge last year and applied for Permanent Resident visas for ourselves and our two girls to seek a better lifestyle in New Zealand. We were awarded the visas last month and my husband has already moved to Auckland to start on his new job. I will be moving with our girls to join him in Auckland in October 2011. I have hopes to develop this small crochet online business so that, I can truly be a work at home mom and be able to take care of my family as we settle down in New Zealand.
I like to crochet items for children and babies as their items can be really cute, colourful and cheery! At the moment, I've started with a range of crochet hats/beanies for our dear little ones. I am constantly dreaming up new designs and will continue to build up my treasury of items. At some point, I may branch out to crochet items for adults too! 

You can see more of Crochet.Is.Style on their Facebook Page

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

New Member Added - Cheryl from Tutu Petite (Wellington)

I began Tutu Petite with my dear friend in 2009 and took over the complete reins when she headed down another avenue later that year. I pride my business on making the most fullest and fluffiest tutus you can find of their kind in NZ. I also keep my prices low but it never compromises the fullness of the tutu or the quality. 

I hand make gorgeous full, soft and fluffy tutus and tutu dresses for girls aged 0-100!
I also hand make tutus and dresses for flower girls and special occasions.
I sell accessories to match the tutus such as hats, headbands, handmade fabric wings and wands. The wings are my own design and are generally one of a kind. They have no bones or wires to snap but they keep their shape beautifully.

You can see more of Tutu Petite on their Facebook Page
And their Website www.tutupetite.co.nz
Phone 021 503 200

Friday, August 19, 2011

New Member Added - Caroline from Fluff E Bumz (Auckland)

I make a few bits and pieces at home to help support myself and my daughter, I make cloth nappies and bibs, also other bits and pieces like baby shoes, breast pads, blankets and other things that spring to mind :)
Im based in West Auckland, at present i just have facebook as an online presence, working on a website at the moment :)
What I love about being a WAHM is that I can enjoy every precious moment of my daughters day and I love being creative and sewing is a great 'time waster' when she is sleeping and I cant wait for her to wake up again!

You can see Fluff E Bumz Facebook Page here.  

Saturday, August 13, 2011

New Member Added - Kate from Stroll-Smart NZ

My name is Kate Anderson I am a SAHM of two gorgeous boys (1 year and 3.5 years). Before I started this business I was a child health nurse but decided to resign and stay at home with my boys! I LOVE playing with them and watching them grow, something I would definitely have missed had I gone back to work! 
 I discovered the Stroll-smart adaptor after the birth of my second boy, I started getting into running, but found pushing the buggy while I did this quite tricky! I found the US website, ordered one, loved it so much I asked them if I could become a NZ/Australasia distributor! And its just gone on from there! The Stroll-smart adaptor is a handsfree adaptor for strollers. It attaches to the handle bar, wraps around the users waist enabling the user to run/walk handsfree!!!! YAY!
You can see Stroll-Smart NZ's Facebook Page here.
And the USA website, which I am being added to, is www.stroll-smart.com

New Member Added - Rebekah from BekahBears

My name is Rebekah and I create nursery and childrens gifts. The beary comforting blankys take the comfort and security of a blanky and the cuddles and protection of a teddy then combine them into one for the ultimate comforter for your little bundle of joy!!                                                                    
I also find that there isnt much selection when it comes to baby gear, so I am trying to meet the interests of as many people as possible, so if there is something you want but can't find elsewhere then let me know and I will do my best to create it.                                                                                    
I have many more creations to come so please keep checking back to meet the newbies.
Please feel free to ask any questions and I am happy to work with you to get your keepsake just right.

You can see BekahBears' Facebook Page here.
Website address is still to come as is currently in construction.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

New Member Added - Lorraine from Wish Upon a Star (Wellington)

Hi, I'm Lorraine from Wish Upon a Star.  Primarily, I'm a SAHM to a gorgeous 1 year old boy, Samasoni who is truly the light of my life.
I started my party supply business after I was made redundant whilst on maternity leave.  I found planning my sons birthday very time consuming with the minefield of different websites out there and the varying costs for same products depending on which site your were looking at.  I longed for just one site where I could get everything I needed or at least ask some questions and be helped in finding what I needed.  So I decided to create one.

Ok, so it's not an original concept and there are a lot of big players out there that I'm competing with.  However, I do offer unique themes not sold by anybody else in New Zealand, the opportunity to discuss one on one your needs or party woes, options for cost saving and still theming a party and easy payment options.

In short, I save busy parents (grand-parents, aunties etc etc) time and money, provide a quick, friendly and personal service.  I might also save you your sanity by not losing yourself in the www for days!
I openly welcome feedback on my site, products and anything else that you want to feed back on.  I can be contacted via the website or Facebook.

Wish Upon A Star can be found both on their website: www.wishuponastar.co.nz
And also on their Facebook Page

Thursday, July 14, 2011

New Member Added - Suzi from A Word To The Wise

I'm Suzi from A Word to the Wise. I started these words and letters for fun about 5 years ago and have just started a small home business. I have a 10 month old, Addi, who is my light and laughter. I have Endo and PCOS, and my mum has had M.S since I was 2, so I know a lot about things that a typical 20 year old wouldn't. I'm keen to 'go with the flow' and chat personally with my customers as to what they want; what their decor is like and/or what their wee ones are in to. I take pride in every item I make, so would never sell or GIVE anyone something I am not happy with. I'm based in Christchurch and have been all over the world, seen 'enough' to know 'enough' about life and experienced more than my fair share of heartache. So, it is up to me and only me to get back into happiness and this is where it starts; at my table with my Noo crawling around beside me. Who wants to join me on my journey? :) 
A Word To The Wise has a Facebook Page, which you can see here.

New Member Added - Tamara from Bubsy Boo Boo (Christchurch)


Hello, Im Tamara from Christchurch. I am a very proud mother of 2 beautiful children Reuben (3) and Grace (1). Bubsy Boo Boo make handmade personalised cot names/dolls/toys/bedding and more. All items are specially made to order and are hand embroidered with your baby/childs initial or name to create a really special item "made with love".  Perfect for Baby Showers/Birthdays/Christmas. Come by and say hello. Love Bubsy Boo Boo xxx
You can see Bubsy Boo Boo on their website -  http://bubsyboo.vpweb.co.nz/
And also, on their Facebook Page - here.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

New Member Added - Gina from Harmony Weddings, Events and Photography (Auckland)

I'm a stay at home mother of two soon to be three. And I also run my business from home.
Harmony Weddings, Events and Photography
We provide photography services for Weddings, Events, Portraits and Commercial
and also Wedding and Event coordination.
I'm currently running a competition on my Facebook Page, please go and check it out!

You can see Harmony's Facebook Page here.
And their website is http://www.harmonynz.co.nz

Monday, June 6, 2011

New Member Added - Christy from Daizy Design (Kapiti Coast)

I am a stay at home mum with 2 wee girls, I also run my own Face Painting business, Daizy Design. Of course I have the perfect models for practicing, and it keeps them entertained too.
We do face painting at birthday parties and events, as well as painting pregnant bumps, on the Kapiti Coast, Wellington.

Our website is www.daizydesign.com
and facebook page, www.facebook.com/daizydesign

New Member Added - Smylee from Smylee Photography (Auckland)

My name is Smylee. And yes, That is my real name. I have very creative parents! :) And I am an Auckland based Photographer. 
Photography is a passion to me. Given my first camera when I was 9, I spent every vacation since then taking a million photos of people, nature and more, which helped building my creative side. Later I studied photography as a part of my University curriculum, this helped me understand the technical side of it too.
I specialize in baby/children photography. As a Mother to a gorgeous two year old girl, I have come to realize that children grow up in a blink of an eye. and that it is very important to capture the present.  
To me, every photo should have a story to tell. Every photo carries a moment that has been captured for ever. And thats where I come in, to capture that particular moment of your life in a way so special that it will remain special forever! :)

Smylee Photography's website is here.
And the Facebook Page is here.

New Member Added - Jessica from Weepals

My name is Jessica and I am a stay at home mum to an 11 month old little girl.

Weepals stickers are fun characters to help children with toilet training. Our sticker can be placed at the bottom of the potty or at the back of the toilet to help boys (of all ages) aim correctly.

  • Aim at the sticker to keep your toilet cleaner. Fun for all ages
Simply apply weepals sticker inside toilet or potty and aim away.
The image will appear with an accurate warm wet hit. (as shown left)
The character will disappear and return to its original hidden picture after flushing or rinsing.

  • weepals challenge everyone to aim,
    keeping your toilet area clean and hygienic
  • weepals encourage potty and toilet training
  • weepals teach all ages how to aim successfully
  • weepals will withstand cleaning from most
    brushes and detergents
  • weepals will need replacing after approx 1 month
    (Do not flush down toilet)
  • weepals vinyl stickers are nonpermanent
  • weepals packs contain detailed instructions

You can visit Weepals Website here.
And their Facebook Page here.
Phone 0800weepals

Thursday, May 26, 2011

New Member Added - Justyne from Hair Fairy Boutique (Tasman District)

My name is Justyne McGaveston, I am based in Kohatu, Tasman District and am a stay at home Mum with 2 beautiful daughters. I have just launched my online business Hair Fairy Boutique aimed at providing hair accessory supplies for others who create at wholesale prices. Includes hair hardware, crochet hats, beanies and headbands, fabric headbands, hair flowers and more.
Website : www.hairfairy.co.nz                                                

Saturday, May 21, 2011

New Member Added - Kim from Clothesline Clothing

Welcome to "Clothesline Clothing," we sell Shoes,Tights, Stockings, Socks and booties for all seasons, for Children and Babies.
Founded in March 2011, I wish to expand further and open up a shop in 5years.
A wide range of for all shoes,tights,stockings, socks and booties for all seasons which are practical and affordable for Children and Babies.
~Lay-bys are welcome! ~
You can contact me clotheslineclothing@vodafone.co.nz with any queries or orders :-)
Please see Clothesline Clothing's website - here.
Their Facebook Page - here.
ALSO ON TRADE ME-clothesline2011

Saturday, May 14, 2011

New Member Added - Tash from BeBops (Christchurch)

I'm a devoted mum to my beautiful children aged 4 & 22 months. I started BeBops by designing a nappy that was  perfect for my wee boy. Things grew and I decided to start ‘BeBops’in early 2008. I love being able to work with and around my children, run a business which I'm passionate about and incorporate all of these things into my life to challenge myself!

BeBops is all about Cloth Nappies! These are the most stunning One Size Fits All cloth nappies, you get an amazing fit, fantastic absorbency and to top it all off the cutest looking bums around! These nappies will fit from newborn to 17kg+, they truly are a OSFA. They are especially great when you have two kids in cloth, you don’t need multiple sizes in your rotation as each nappy is customisable for each child, brilliant J Buy investing in BeBops OSFA you can save even more by using the same nappy for the full ‘nappying’ period of each child. We also stock a range matching minky bibs and blankets and the stunning French Neobulle woven wrap carriers, BeBops stretch wrap carriers and other beautiful baby products.

Please see BeBops' Website - www.bebops.co.nz
And their Blog Page - here.
And Facebook Page - here.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

New Member Added - Daina and Georgie from CoochyCoo Ltd (Manawatu)

CoochyCoo is run by two WAHM's (Daina & Georgie) from the Manawatu.  Starting small with a range of 'industrial-strength' bibs for reflux babies (yes this was from personal experience and desperate need), we now also stock our own fabulous line of NZ-made merino clothing.  With 4 children between us (and one more on the way) as well as large numbers of nephews & nieces, we have no shortage of models to test out our new creations on :)  

Last year we also launched CoochyKid, selling merino fabric & other sewing notions to cater for those who prefer to make their own.  Finally, we also stock an extensive range of New Zealand souvenirs for the whole family - these make great gifts to send to friends & family overseas and are equally good for those wishing to support our national sports teams here in NZ.

CoochyCoo's Website Page is www.coochycoo.co.nz
And their Facebook Page is http://www.facebook.com/CoochyCooLtd