This boy's white room is from the October 2005 issue of LivingEtc, a British home design magazine. Their online gallery is a great place to search for decorating inspiration. The painted cloud ceiling really works with the simplicity of this room.
Monday, March 31, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
These mesh toy organizing bags have transformed my life! No more lost puzzle pieces. No more tidying up the nursery all day. And having the toys all wrapped in fabric really cuts down on all the banging around in the toy box too. Save yourself! For $30, buy 21 of these 12" x 15" Kids Klutter Katchers immediately, and watch the quality of your life improve. I'm not kidding. And Sugar Bump even likes playing with the zippers and putting things away herself. (via Cookie)
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Here is a page from the keepsake journal that artist Elsa Mora and her mother are creating for (and with) their little Natalie (also my daughter's name). Next to the photos of the crafts they made together, there is advice: "When you are feeling sad create something beautiful with your hands and you'll feel better". Now I don't feel quite as bad for being so behind on my scrapbook of memories with baby; Big Bunny is old enough to help me now, which will make it even better!
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
This paper dress sculpture by Cuban-born Elsa Mora is so beautiful that my heart aches for it. Elsita is a talented artist who works in many mediums. You can buy her work on etsy, see more of her lovely creations on Flickr, and read all about her creative adventures on her blog. One of the most wonderful of her projects is a keepsake for her daughter: a visual journal full of love and advice, created collaboratively by grandmother, mother, and daughter. (via Creature Comforts)
I'm thinking of having Sillydilly's birthday party in our back yard, and these giant tissue paper flowers will look great hanging from the tall trees. I found the instructions at Martha Stewart, and they couldn't be easier to make.
Oriental Trading Company has a huge selection of do-it-yourself crafts that would make great party favors. I'm thinking of these paper crowns for Scrumpty's birthday party. They are only $3 a dozen and can be decorated or left simply white.
Monday, March 24, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
I've got my eye on this lavender smocked dress from Olive Juice. I am so impressed with the quality of their clothes, and their clearance section always has amazing deals. I've already got Minibinny's birthday dress for this year, but maybe I'll get this in the size 3 for next year. Planning ahead relaxes me!
I saw this white retro wall clock at Bed Bath & Beyond the other day, and I'm going to go back with my discount coupon and get it. I don't know why I didn't think of a wall clock for the nursery sooner so we can tell when it is time for Baby Funsy to stop playing so hard and get some food in her. And she has been carrying around our other little clocks and changing the time and setting alarms, so we definitely need one way up high.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Finally, these Japanese paper dioramas are back in stock! Tatebanko is the Japanese art of creating scenic perspectives out of paper, and Brooklyn 5 & 10 has two kits to choose from: Hokusai's The Great Wave off Kanagawa and Hiroshige's Kamabara, Evening Snow. For only $10, it is the perfect little craft project for the nursery.
Friday, March 14, 2008
These paper and glass collector's shadowbox frames are on sale at Pottery Barn from $9-$14. They can sit on a shelf or mount to the wall, and at 2.5 inches thick, they are the perfect place to display rocks, sticks, or any of the treasures that Little Booty collects.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Wow, these are expensive! Wow, these are cute! Little wooden flower children by Wendt und Kuehn at The Wooden Wagon make supersweet spring decorations and family heirlooms too. I think we used to have Christmas decorations like these. I'm going to have to dig those up and decorate for Precious Pop.