one for me please : alphabet soup

posted on: Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The resident Baby Space toddler is just over two and a half years old. In terms of his language development he's at a really fun age where he's talking, singing and starting to make up his own stories and songs. But even if he wasn't a chatty little chap I think this crazy colourful bag of felt letters would be a hit! Wee ones can dive into a tactile experience that encourages imaginative play and early literacy with an all-round sensory and cognitive feast. Grouping like colours into teams is a great game for colour recognition, and preschoolers love to hunt for 'their letters' to spell out their own name.

The Baby Space toddler's latest obsession is asking other people their names and then telling them his. Not just his first name - his whole name. It's 29 letters long. We may need a few bags.

Alphabet Soup approx $36 USD or $42 AUD from Evgie on Etsy.

inspired by : likes stripes

posted on: Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Striped tipi as seen on ish and chi approx $199 USD or $229 AUD from MiniStyle.

Seersucker shortall, as seen on Scout approx $36.99 USD or $43 AUD from Buds 'n' Branches on Etsy.

Personalised pillow, approx $78 USD or $89 AUD from the Australian store MiniStyle.

room for baby : rainbow bunting

posted on: Monday, June 28, 2010

Mum, Amy, resourcefully made the bunting using scrapbooking paper, spray adhesive and contact.

Another creative item - a Purl Frog in Spoonflower fabric and stuffed with lentils.

A colourful 'rainy day' handmade mobile hangs in pride of place above the cot.

Amy collected a variety of fabrics to make the embroidery hoops around the mirror and upholstered the rocking chair in fabric she designed herself.

The vibrant yellow pelmets were also handmade by Amy using Dolphin and Condor Spoonflower fabric.

Calm and crafty. Amy from the b-line is a lover of colour and texture and also has a couple of Etsy stores where she sells her handmade jewellery and photographic prints and cards.

my favourite and my best : how does your baby grow?

posted on: Thursday, June 24, 2010

Removable Owls height chart, approx $117 USD or $137 AUD from chocovenyl.

Animal tower sticker, approx $135 USD from ella+elliot, or $139 AUD from ferm living.

Giraffe growth chart, approx $60 USD, or $71 AUD. Find your nearest US or Aussie store at Petit Collage.

room for kids : pink daisy days

posted on: Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Five year old Keira's favourite thing? Her comfy big girl bed (that sometimes gets mistaken for a trampoline).

Souvenir gifts from Greece, France and the US sit alongside a commissioned portrait of Keira.

Sunny, spacious and feminine with a dash of anime; a room for a girl to grow.

inspired by : book nook

posted on: Tuesday, June 22, 2010

With stencilled-letter walls, clean white shelves and a library ready to read, this little corner is reminiscent of baby Sayer's lovely space - another ideal nook to curl up with bub and a good book. Inspired to create your own? Get started with these nifty finds:

will be back : on the 21st june

posted on: Monday, June 7, 2010

Off finishing my end of semester Uni assessments (wish me luck!). In the meantime why not have a scroll through your favourite baby and kid spaces (see contents on the right) or send me an email about any baby products you'd like researched. I also love comments! Which room has been your favourite so far? See you on the 21st!

room for baby : sydney sage

posted on: Thursday, June 3, 2010

An eclectic gathering of embroidery circles provide baby Archie with a gentle visual treat.

Mum, Michelle, creatively collected Archie's toy treasures at garage sales, op shops and markets.

Framed pages from a Little Golden Book spell out Archie's name.

Tailored, vintage, crafty and calm.

celebrate baby : you're invited

As requested by Miss N, cute and contemporary Australian invites that are just a click away. Mooo invitations from $1.50 AUD, Alannah Rose invitations, $24.95 AUD for a box of 10, and little envelope invitations, $22 for a pack of 10.

one for me please : magic tree house room

posted on: Wednesday, June 2, 2010

When I was little I used to lie in bed at night and dream up different rooms and houses. They usually had themes and were highly colour coordinated and elaborate. One room was a rabbit themed room. Not a room full of rabbits, but a room for a rabbit. Well, for a child pretending to be a rabbit. A child-rabbit hybrid if you will. With a burrow type entry instead of a door and a slippery dip for sliding into the room (clearly I hadn't figured out the logistics of how one could slide down into something that was already at ground level).

Another room was a pink glitter room inspired by a sparkly pink glitter ball and pink water glitter wand. One house was a Mickey Mouse themed get the idea. I couldn't understand why grownups all wanted their houses to be similar colours, shapes and sizes. How boring!

If I hadn't finished 'designing' a room or a house by the time I fell asleep (I usually hadn't) then I continued designing it the next night. Fast forward 20 + years and I discover:

A fantastical interior creation from Kidtropolis. The Magic Tree House room!

room for kids : wanderlust

posted on: Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Last week we took a look at Riley's room. This week, Riley's mum, Beshka, tells us about her son's room and her decorating inspirations.

A budding navigator's space. Mum, Beshka was inspired by Logan's love of all transport and travel. Apart from colour, one of the main considerations in both rooms was layout - the rooms had to be wheelchair accessible for their dad.
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