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NEW Guest Blog! Aunty Cookie – How to look like you’ve got sh*t together (+ giveaway!)

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Monday 12th September 2011

This week Shannon Lamden aka Aunty Cookie on the Guest Blog!

Long before Noni Hazelhurst controversially narrated the now notorious bedtime story ‘Go the F*ck to Sleep’, Melbourne-based Mum Shannon Lamden was sharing far more hilarious parental frustrations on her brilliant blog Aunty Cookie.  And let me tell you, Noni has nothing on Shannon.

There really are no words to describe how side-splittingly funny Shannon’s blog is.  I challenge anyone to spend 5 minutes over there without laughing out loud!  It’s brutal parental honestly.  You gotta love a Mum who refers to herself as a ‘tightwad’, her kids as ‘hooches’, and admits that she is ‘not fond of a person who says they don’t have time to do things’  (‘I don’t get it and I don’t believe you’).  This is a woman who isn’t afraid to CALL IT HOW IT IS, people.

I can’t possibly distill the brilliance of Shannon’s wit and wisdom here, but a few of my fave funny posts from her blog are here, here, and here.  How this woman does not have a column in the weekend newspapers is beyond me.  She’d be waaayyy better than a few yawn-worthy ‘lifestyle’ columnists who shall remain nameless.  Anyway, I digress.

This week we are SUPER lucky to have Shannon aka Aunty Cookie on the Guest Blog!  She will share with us some of her genius tips on ‘How to look like you’ve got shit together‘.  Topics covered include – ‘How to look like a good Mum‘, ‘ how to look like you’re well read‘ and ‘how to look like a multi-tasking, no-time-wasting super crafter‘.  And take it from me, there is no one more qualified to advise us on this, ladies.  This is a woman who runs a successful freelance design business, a busy and well-stocked online shop, writes an excellent blog, has 3 kids, and seems to makes an awful  LOT of quilts and cushions just, like, whenever she feels like it.

ADDITIONALLY, Shannon has very generously offered a double giveaway for two lucky TDF readers!  Two of Shannon’s fabulous handmade lap quilts are up for grabs, valued at $150.00 each!  They’re made from limited edition screen printed fabric – pics below! To be in the running, simply leave a comment on the Guest Blog anytime between now and this Thursday Sept 15th 10.00pm AEST. Two winners will be drawn at random and announced on Friday.

MASSIVE thanks to Shannon for squeezing another task into her week – we’re super chuffed to have her!

Guest Blog Giveaway!  Two fabulous Aunty Cookie handmade Lap Quilts are up for grabs, valued at $150.00 each.

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Monday 12th September 2011

44 comments

  • Leah Fotofili 3 years ago

    These lap quilts are truly great, would expect nothing less then greatness from Aunty Cookie though! Always fantastic!

  • Gorgeous lap quilts – I love the fabrics!

  • liz 3 years ago

    Just gorgeous! I’d love one of these little quilts and would be truly appreciative if I won. good luck to me!

  • sandra 3 years ago

    Lovely!

  • suse 3 years ago

    Very Special , the colours and designs are fabulous together

  • Kate 3 years ago

    Beautiful combination of colours and patterns!

  • Bec 3 years ago

    It’s true, her blog is hilarious! It gives me a good giggle. Can’t wait to read her guest blog and I would be one very happy lass if I won one of her quilts – I can’t sew for quids!

  • Gab 3 years ago

    Cool quilts!

  • teresa 3 years ago

    the quilts are fantastic! would be super excited to win! :)

  • Alex 3 years ago

    My friend is making an amazing quilt for my new baby boy. This quilt would be a wonderful thank you present for her.

  • Keno 3 years ago

    Looks like the quilts my Aunty used to make. She was Aunty Cream. She used to complain about us peeing on her quilts…but secretly we think she liked it..kept her away from the pills by giving her an excuse to keep making more of them

  • Mel 3 years ago

    office is freezing this morning… qulits look perfect!!!

  • Lisette 3 years ago

    sweet! my bed needs a makeover!

  • Natasha 3 years ago

    O. N. T. H. E. S. E. C. O. L. D. N. I. G. H. T. S. I. T. W. O. U. L. D. S. O. N. I. C. E. T. O. S. N. U. G. G. L. E. W. I. T. H. T. H. I. S. B. E. A. U. T. I. F. U. L. Q. U. I. L. T. I. N. T. H. E. M. I. D. D. L. E. O. F. T. H. E. N. I. G. H. T. W. H. I. L. S. T. I. F. E. E. D. M. Y. L. I. T. T. L. E. B. U. B. ! !

  • zoe 3 years ago

    Ah, so refreshing to be introduced to a woman who knows her sh*t and does seem to have it all together in such an honest down-to-earth way. Rock on soul sister.

  • Kate 3 years ago

    Totally love your work aunty cookie! I’m devvo I thought I’d posted a long comment detailing how I need to get my s@it together and it didn’t work in short I read your blog while I breastfeed and you are truly ace. Thank you!

  • Natalie 3 years ago

    Pretty bloody awesome!!

  • George 3 years ago

    Just perfect for the Melbourne winter that refuses to end. Cosy.

  • Debra L 3 years ago

    Tis the season for a good lap quilt!

  • Natasha 3 years ago

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  • sarah 3 years ago

    very very cool. just what i need to snuggle up to this spring…

  • Anna D 3 years ago

    Funky quilts and another fantastic blog to check out!

  • judith 3 years ago

    always looking for fresh ideas; thanks

  • Amanda 3 years ago

    Shannon’s blog is pretty funny and I don’t know how she finds the time to do everything she does!

  • Jenny 3 years ago

    Lovely rugs with delightful details – a welcome Winter-warmer.

  • Sarah B 3 years ago

    She is one funny gal, oh and talented too :)

  • Jennifer 3 years ago

    gorgeous, an inspiration

  • Kelley Mancer 3 years ago

    Love to own one of the handmade Lap Quilts!

  • Wendy Wainwright 3 years ago

    I love the quilts – I DO want to look like I have got my SH-T together!!!

  • Alicia Ryan 3 years ago

    Gor-juss love the colours!

  • sophie 3 years ago

    My ‘&’ Aunty Cookie cushion has pride of place on our bed. One of these gorgeous lap quilts would feel perfectly at home at our place ;o)

  • TJ 3 years ago

    So beautiful and practical!

  • Rachael 3 years ago

    Lap quilts brilliant…

  • Dimi 3 years ago

    I absolutely love Aunty Cookie! Owning one of these fantastic quilts would go well with my Aunty Cookie cushions.

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  • Lil 3 years ago

    I love Auntie Cookie’s style, she is forever refreshing and yes I always have a good laugh from her blog….winning a quilt..Pah wan’t happen but I can always buy one and support her work…Love it!

  • Lisa 3 years ago

    My almost 3-year-old twins still don’t sleep through the night… wish I could be as productive on minimal sleep as Auntie Cookie so obviously is!

  • Peta 3 years ago

    Spunky as!

  • Mary 3 years ago

    Ahh Auntie Cookie you’re a woman after my own heart!! Sublime style.

  • adeline 3 years ago

    Such a pretty quilt!

  • carmen 3 years ago

    I love Auntie Cookie’s screen printed fabric. These are fabulous.

  • max 3 years ago

    Very nice quilts and it is my birthday tomorrow.
    Cheers Max

  • Mocca 3 years ago

    Just laughed out loud at the latest blog entry. Would love to get my hand on any books with those titles; sums up most days in my house. Cool lady, cool quilts – am very much in awe that you find the time.

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