If you’ve not heard of Sketchy Muma then where have you been hiding? Anna Lewis the founder of Sketchy Muma is a published children’s illustrator from Cornwall who started sharing her experiences of first-time motherhood through her simple sketches on instagram – and the rest is history.
With fans such as Giovanna Fletcher who says: “Anna’s sketches never fail to put a smile on my face and make my heart a little warmer.”
It was no wonder a book was calling.
And a gorgeous little book on motherhood it is. From those positive blue lines to this first few confusing months, Anna’s funny, endearing and moving illustrated diary is a must for all new mums as well as experienced parents who can look back and go ‘oh yes I remember those days, moments and feelings.’
We are sharing a few of Sketchy Muma’s illustrations here with a little shopping theme (of course!) – remember these stages of mum shopping? Or, maybe you are going through them now!
STAGE 1: shopping when pregnant
When you go out shopping for more baby stuff and bump into someone you’ve maybe not seen in a while and, someone who has too much too say…
STAGE 2: those very early days – and nights!
Sleep deprived online shopping.We’ve all been there. And, often forget what we have purchased in a semi-awake state until the parcels start to arrive…
STAGE 3: shopping with baby at Christmas
That first Christmas ‘themed’ shop hits us all. You head to the supermarket to get essentials and promise to bypass the seasonal section…
STAGE 4: that first shop alone
In those first few weeks when a trip to the supermarket – alone – feels like a spa day! You slowly cruise the aisles, ignore the sounds and enjoy the inner peace and quiet… and, not being needed for a while.