> Testimonials

What my customers have said about my products:


Eileen, who bought a Trinity shawl and Shontelle jacket set, said:
"Your parcell arrived this morning. Such exquisite knitting, so intricate truly a lovely heirloom. What a wonderful talent you have. Thank you so much! My daughter and son-in-law will be delighted."
-- Eileen of Taranaki


Rebecca, who bought a Trinity shawl, said:
"The shawl arrived on Saturday. It is truly lovely and I know the Mum-to-be will be thrilled with it.
Once again many thanks and I will be recommending you to all my friends."
-- Rebecca of Blenheim


Sonji, who bought an Ilona jacket set, said:
"Received it yesterday thanks. Very pleased with it, it's beautiful. Will look lovely on my soon to arrive grandbaby."
-- Sonji of Oamaru


Bernadette, who bought Imari, Arabella, and Shontelle jacket sets, said:
"My parcel arrived today, I have just opened it. Thank you so much, the knitting is absolutely beautiful. I am delighted with it. I am sure the babies will love them. I would highly recommend you."
-- Bernadette of Hamilton


Liz, who bought a Sheba shawl, said:
"Well the most gorgeous shawl has arrived this afternoon by the courier post. You are a very clever lady.
It is beautiful oh I love it and I know that my daughter will too. Thank you so much.
Many many thanks you are a gem.
MAY YOU CONTINUE WITH YOUR BEAUTIFUL WORK IT IS A LABOUR OF LOVE."
-- Liz of Wanganui


Debbie, who bought two Arabella jacket sets, said:
"Thank you so much for my beautiful knitted sets, they have arrived today and I am so happy with them, they are absolutely beautiful.
Your work is so beautiful and your communication, lovely packaging of my items, and fast shipping has been so much appreciated, I could not feel more happy. I will certainly order again in the future."
-- Debbie of St. Clair, NSW, Australia


Sandy, who bought a Mercedes shawl, three Merric singlets, and a Samera set, said:
"I arrived home this afternoon and the Fastway van followed me in the gate, thank you very much, you are so very talented and I'm thrilled, the shawl is amazing and I'm sure it will be treasured!! Now I've just got to work out when I will give them these special parcels hehe!!
Thank you so much once again and I'll be sure to contact you for any more knitting I need doing!!
I would have no hesitation in recommending NannyMaid to anyone considering purchasing either a shawl or the clothing. The friendly prompt emails make it all so easy."
-- Sandy of Pleasant Point


Jenny, who bought a Sara shawl, said:
"Your beautiful shawl has just arrived with the courier. I am absolutely thrilled with it and the professional way in which it was dispatched and packaged, also the instructions on the care of such a lovely treasure. I am sure it will be loved and treasured and used for more than one baby. It is able now to greet our precious wee baby who is due any day now. My grateful thanks."
-- Jenny of Auckland


Ruth, who bought a Trinity shawl, said:
"Whoop-de-do! I have just cleared my mailbox and found the most beautiful shawl! I am simply thrilled with it and I am sure my grand daughter will treasure it too. If any of my other grandchildren decide to start a family I will have no hesitation in ordering another shawl from you. It is simply superb."
-- Ruth of Canterbury


Liz, who bought a Sheba shawl, also Imari and Shontelle jacket sets said:
"I received the parcel from you late in the day on Friday – just in time for the Baby Shower (which went brilliantly).
The shawl and sets are absolutely beautiful!

My daughter in law was in tears of joy when she opened them and said these are her favourite baby items.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for this – you are an absolute star!"
-- Liz of Wellington


Ginny, who bought a Trinity shawl, said:
"We received the gorgeous Trinity shawl today!
And we delivered to our son and daughter-in-law, and they adored it too!!
They said it is not unlike the one the Royal baby,Charlotte had!!!
Is it true that you knit them yourself??
We are so looking forward to wrapping our grandchild in it."
-- Ginny of Auckland


Helen, who bought a Trinity shawl, said:
"Just got home from work to find a little box at my doorstep. Have just opened it and almost cried! What a beautiful piece of work, it's even more amazing than I had imagined! Thank you so very much for the whole process and end result you are a true crafts person and I could not be happier as will my daughter be."
-- Helen of Dunedin


Donna, who bought a Mercedes shawl, said:
"I received the shawl yesterday and it is beautiful. You have an amazing skill and I am sure the shawl will be received with as much love as it is given with.

If you are thinking of retiring please let me know as I have two other children to whom I would like to be able to give them this gift of your craft."
-- Donna of Canberra, Australia


Robyn, who bought a Trinity shawl, said:
"The shawl arrived this morning and I can't thank you enough - it is absolutely beautiful! I love the colour and the pattern looks great. It has arrived in very good time as we still have a couple of weeks to go before baby should arrive."
... and six months later ...
"The Trinity shawl so beautifully made by you is still being lovingly used - now in the pram. As you can see she likes it too - clinging on to it while she sleeps! Thank you again and happy knitting of more beautiful shawls."
-- Robyn of Wahganyah, Australia


Raelene, who bought a Sara shawl, said:
"The shawl has arrived - so beautifully packaged and presented - thank you so much I really do appreciate your completely fantastic and professional service. I have not completely "undone" it as I wish to give it as a gift but it looks quite exquisite. The washing instructions will also be a valuable addition for the new Mother.

Many thanks and it has been an absolute pleasure to have this contact with you."
-- Raelene of Kapiti Coast


Yvonne, who bought a Trinity shawl, said:
"The shawl was delivered yesterday and my daughter has texted to say it is beautiful, thank you! She now has a beautiful heritage shawl to continue a family tradition. It is so soft and she loves the way you have packed it in tissue in its own special box.
Thanks so much for the prompt communication and progress report. And above all, thank you for your willingness to undertake such an intricate pattern. It is just so lovely."
-- Yvonne of Nelson


Jennifer, who bought a custom made order shawl, said:
"Just to let you know that the baby shawl has arrived and looks absolutely gorgeous. As it is folded so beautifully too nervous to take it out of the box in case I can't get it back in the same way so may let my daughter unfold it when I give it to her."
-- Jennifer of Auckland


Elaine, who bought a Mercedes shawl, said:
"I have just picked up the mail and a beautifully wrapped box was in the box. Mercedes has arrived, it's beautiful. Thank you so much. Will be an absolute delight to see it on the new baby.
I sure will be advertising where the shawl has come from too."
-- Elaine of Invercargill


Jane, who bought a Chevron shawl, said:
"Just wanted to drop you a line to say Chevron has just arrived!!
You have done a beautiful job and can't wait to wrap it up and gift it to my sister for her first baby.
Thank you for your constant communication and super service.
Will be sure to recommend you to my friends."
-- Jane of Wellington


Roxanne, who bought a Mercedes shawl on two separate occasions, said:
"The shawl arrived yesterday beautifully boxed and packaged. It is just amazing and exactly what we wanted, so I had to order a second straight away."
-- Roxanne of Auckland


Liz, who bought a Mercedes shawl, said:
"Thank you so much for the wonderful & speedy job you did knitting the shawl, it arrived yesterday. It looks amazing I'm thrilled with it."
-- Liz of Nelson


Foulis, who bought a Nikita shawl, followed by another Nikita, Devon, Trinity and Mercedes shawls, said:
"Thank you for the beautiful shawl appreciated by all, a lovely heirloom for baby to keep for when she grows up.
Have shown it to a few people and gave your website address."
-- Foulis of Auckland


Bridget, who bought a Sara shawl and later bought a Mercedes, said:
"Hi Alison, a beautifully packaged shawl arrived today. We sincerely thank you for the beautifully, crafted shawl the package revealed, it is absolutely lovely and we will be thrilled to be able to wrap our precious little baby with it. Thank you, your skill and effort is greatly appreciated."
-- Bridget of Masterton


Anne-Marie, who bought a Mercedes shawl, and later bought a second Mercedes, Ilona, and Tamsyn singlets, said:
"Just to let you know that the Mercedes arrived today safely thank you so much. Alison the Shawl is absolutely beautiful my daughter is delighted with it. The detail and work you have put into it is gorgeous and I can imagine a wee baby snuggly wrapped up in it. You have a lovely gift and we will treasure it. Sometime in the near future if that's ok, I may ask you to knit two more of the Mercedes to give to my Son and his Fiancee to put away, and one for my other Daughter for the future when hopefully more Babies come along. I have told a few about your Nannymaid Site and the lovely knitting that you do, and will spread your name when people will surely admire that gorgeous Mercedes. I have also "Liked" your Website on my FB Page."
-- Anne-Marie of Invercargill


Jos, who bought a Mercedes shawl, Tamsyn singlet and Keegan bootee set, said:
"Just wanted to let you know your beautiful parcel arrived today. Absolutely thrilled! The shawl is just divine and feel sure my family will treasure it. I'm going to send it to Australia as an early gift as can't possibly wait until the baby's arrival in mid October for them to see it!
Once again, thank you so much and I will certainly refer you on to all my 'grandma friends'."
-- Jos of Raumati Beach


Natalie, who bought a Mercedes shawl and bought a second, said:
"Many many thanks Alison for the Mercedes shawl.
It is absolutely beautiful and I am so thrilled with it, and I know my Grandaughter will be too.
From the moment I ordered it and from your communications in between I just knew it was going to be so lovely. It is so beautifully packed too. I have shown it to many of my friends and all have been amazed at such a beautiful piece of work and especially the fact that it was ordered on the internet without me having any previous contact or knowledge of how it would all turn out.
Many many thanks again."
-- Natalie of Waitakere City


Gillian, who bought a Sheba shawl, said:
"Just wanting to drop you a note to say - WE LOVE our shawl and we get lots of lovely comments about your amazing handy work .. we are spreading the word."
-- Gillian of Christchurch


Linda, who bought a custom made order shawl, said:
"Just to let you know I received the shawl and I am absolutely thrilled with it. What a wonderful job you have done with the knitting and I can't wait to see our new little grandchild wrapped up in it.
Thank you very much"
-- Linda of Auckland


Jo, who bought a Piper shawl, said:
"Thank-you so much for the beautiful piper shawl which has arrived safely in Australia.
As my bub will be a winter baby I have no doubt that this will get plenty of use this coming winter and beyond.
Thank-you again and I will certainly recommend your beautiful product to everyone!"
-- Jo of NSW, Australia


Jocelyn, who bought a Nikita shawl, said:
"The shawl arrived this afternoon and it is so very beautiful, light as a feather and so soft.
Thank you so much, my daughter LOVES it.
Love and hugs to you for making such a beautiful shawl!
I would love to buy one of your vests as well.......!"
-- Jocelyn of Remuera


Karen, who bought a Sara shawl, said:
"The gorgeous Sara shawl has arrived & just love it.
Thank you ever so much, it has been a pleasure doing business with you.
Now looking forward to our little bundle being wrapped in your beautiful shawl.
I will certainly recommend you in the future to anyone looking for these.
Maybe in the near future another of our children will require one of your shawls."
And later bought a Nikita shawl:
"Once again thank you for the gorgeous shawl which arrived safely last week.
We are taking it to Nelson this weekend & I'm sure our daughter-in-law will be thrilled to bits with it."
-- Karen of Hokitika


Jenny, who bought a Mercedes shawl, said:
"The shawl arrived this morning. It is beautiful - such lovely work - thank you."
-- Jenny of Upper Hutt


Karen, who bought a Mercedes shawl, said:
"The Mercedes shawl is just beautiful..... just everything I had hoped it would be."
-- Karen of Christchurch


Cecelia, who bought a Mercedes shawl, said:
"Our shawl has arrived. Looks beautiful, just perfect. Thank you for your time and effort in creating it.
Our beautiful baby girl has arrived. She looks so pretty cuddled in your lovely shawl. Everyone just loves how warm and soft it is."
-- Cecelia of Queensland, Australia


Debra, who bought a Sara shawl, said:
"The shawl arrived today, packaged so wonderfully.
Thanks so much, it is beautiful and I am very pleased with it!
I can't wait to see my wee grand daughter wrapped up in it.
I am only to pleased to recommend your beautiful work."
Debra has since purchased a Sheba shawl, Trinity shawl, and Tristam blanket.
-- Debra of Wellington


Barbara, who bought a Sara shawl, said:
"Thank you so much for knitting the Sara Shawl for me at short notice.
My husband and I just loved it.
I was so excited about it's beauty, that I took a photo to email it to our daughter in the States.
I have posted the shawl onto her now and I know she will love it just as much as me.
This shawl will now become a family heirloom."
-- Barbara of Dargaville


Vanessa, who bought a custom made order shawl, said:
"Got the shawl today - just perfect!!! Thank you so much, couldn't be happier! My wee man took one look at it and snuggled into it - it's a hit!"
And later bought a Sara shawl:
"You are a real talent!! Thank you so very much, just gorgeous!"
-- Vanessa of Lumsden


Diane, who bought a custom made order shawl, said:
"The shawl arrived yesterday. We were so delighted with it that we just had to take it to our daughter and her partner last night. They were thrilled, especially as it was a replica of the original shawl knitted by my mother.
Thank you so much for your wonderful knitting, and for the way you kept me up to date with progress along the way. The merino wool you have used is so beautifully soft and warm."
-- Diane of Porirua


Sue, who bought a Piper shawl, said:
"It is beautiful. I haven't unpacked it yet, I'll let the young people do that when I take it to them tomorrow."
-- Sue of Munich, Germany


Sue, who bought a Mercedes shawl, said:
"Thank you so much, beautifully knitted and presented. I want to leave my grandchildren a shawl with their christening gown. Would you be able to do another for me soon? If you will, I will let them choose the style from your website. I am so pleased I stumbled upon it."
Sue has since purchased another Mercedes and a Nikita shawl.
-- Sue of Christchurch


Shannon, who bought a Mercedes shawl, said:
"I received the Mercedes shawl and I am VERY happy and pleased with it. Can't wait to wrap my baby girl in it. I am hoping to use it as a heirloom in my family."
-- Shannon of Auckland


Harriet, who bought a Chevron shawl, said:
"My Chevron shawl arrived this morning. I am absolutely delighted with my purchase. Thank you so much."
-- Harriet of Whangarei


Wendy, who bought a Sara shawl, said:
"Just to let you know that the shawl has arrived safely. It is so beautiful. Many thanks again."
-- Wendy of Auckland


Helen, who bought a Piper shawl, said:
"What beautiful knitting! It's a joy! My granddaughter will absolutely love this shawl to wrap her precious new baby in. Thank you."
-- Helen of Toronto, Australia


Melissa, who bought a Sara shawl and a Sheba shawl a few months later, said:
"My shawl arrived yesterday and I am so very happy with it, you have made a beautiful job and it it was packaged so well. I'm sure that I will make some further purchases from you at some stage."
-- Melissa of Auckland


Fiona, who bought a Sara shawl, said:
"The shawl arrived and I am very pleased with it. Thank you so much, you have done a beautiful job."
-- Fiona of Kerikeri


Kim, who bought a Chevron shawl, said:
"I received the shawl and it is beautiful, I am very happy. All I need now is another grandchild. I hope to get you to knit lots more things for me when my kids hurry up and have children."
-- Kim of Australia


Kerry, who bought a Piper shawl, said:
"Oh, It's beautiful!"
-- Kerry of Christchurch


Lynne, who bought a Nikita shawl, said:
"The shawl arrived safely AND it is beautiful - thank you so much for your work and efforts. It has been welcomed and admired.
And thank you for the useful tips for ongoing care.
I will contact you again for another when the event presents!
I'm happy to tell lots of people of your good work - hope you get lots of customers - word of mouth is the best testimony."
-- Lynne of Whangarei


Elise, who bought a Sara shawl and two Tamsyn singlets, said:
"The shawl and singets arrived this morning and are absolutely beautiful. Thanks so much."
-- Elise of Motueka


Marion, who bought a Sheba shawl, said:
"Thank you so much for the shawl I am absolutely thrilled with it. You were very professional and a pleasure to order from."
-- Marion of Christchurch


Kelley, who bought a Sheba shawl, said:
"The shawl arrived today. It is so beautiful! I feel guilty about how much work went into it for the price. It will be a very special keepsake. Thanks so much!"
-- Kelley of Auckland


Jean, who bought a Nikita shawl, said:
"Shawl arrived in Scotland today and it is magnificent. I am so pleased with it and thank you so much. I will continue looking at your website for further ideas and different items that you can't get in Scotland."
-- Jean of Scotland


Sherryn, who bought two shawls for twins, said:
"They are beautiful ... they will be nice and warm and I hope they are the beginning of a family heirloom."
-- Sherryn of Wellington


"The two layette sets are absolutely fabulous."
-- Nicky of Christchurch


"The bunny bootees are really cute. Your knitting is something to be proud of."
-- Tracey of Christchurch


"Your knitting is superb."
-- Julie of Westport


"The shawl arrived safely yesterday and I am so thrilled with it. Your knitting is beautiful and presentation is fabulous. Thank you very much. The shawl is for my grandchild which is due in the next couple of weeks. I also think that your prices are very generous."
-- Aroha of Taumarunui


"The bootees are gorgeous."
-- Marie of Christchurch