room for kids : at the fort

posted on: Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Oliver's favourite part of the room is his bottom bunk bed - he loves that it doubles as a cubby.

Indiana Jones style hats flank a framed map of the London Underground adding an air of adventure to the brothers' space.

Nostalgic and adventurous with a distinct air of traditional 'boy'. Mum, Clare from Lulu Carter, is a Sydney textile artist who used her talents to create many of the items in her sons' cosy room.

fun stuff : terrific terrariums

posted on: Friday, August 27, 2010

Inspired by the Pergolina terrariums on Poppytalk, we decided to make a couple of our own. Here are our 8 steps to terrarium success.

Step 1) Purchase - or find at home - one or more succulents, potting mixture, pebbles, a jar and any little decorations you wish to add.

Step 2) Head off to the plant nursery/aquarium/department store to pick up supplies if necessary.

Step 3) Try not to let toddler run off with supplies.

one for me please : life size lego

posted on: Thursday, August 26, 2010

Can you believe it? Life size Lego storage containers that click together just like the classic toy building bricks.

As seen on KidStyleFile and available from UK based Store from approx $30 AUD or $26 USD.

inspired by : two sunny

posted on: Wednesday, August 25, 2010

room for baby : peachy keen

posted on: Tuesday, August 24, 2010

"My favourite thing is the sitting area," Mum, Marianne, revealed. "Great for night feeding. We bought the the Egmont Rabbit Lamp which provides a soft light; it creates a very calm atmosphere. Our other favourite thing is of course our precious baby boy!"

The quirky rabbit lamp came from Marianne's local store in Nantes, France but it can also be bought online at Little Fashion Gallery.

While Marianne was creating a haven her for her new baby, she was restricted that as a renter she couldn't choose the wall colour. Her choice of bunting and curtains prove that swags of bright fabrics can make all the difference.

my favourite and my best : knitted doughnuts

Handmade knitted doughnut set by Lark, on sale for approx $29 AUD or $26 USD from Amelie's room.

fun stuff : pet rocks

posted on: Friday, August 20, 2010

When I was a kid I had a couple of pet rocks. We bought them from my favourite part of the dinosaur museum. The gift shop. But it turns out you don't need to take a trip into 'town' to get one of these awesome lil' guys. This is what you need:

inspired by : tree hugger

posted on: Thursday, August 19, 2010



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my favourite and my best : gingham sun suit

posted on: Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sun suits from approx $27. 50 USD or $31 AUD by Rae Gun on Etsy.

room for baby : paradise found

posted on: Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Mum, Lisa, wanted a wallpaper that was, "magical and full of life." And explained that, "every evening before Mika falls asleep we say goodnight to all the flowers, birds, fish and butterflies. This is really something he enjoys. It is important for me that Mika looks at something positive and happy before he goes to sleep."

Orderly, eclectic and whimsical. Mum, designer and illustrator, Lisa Grue, wanted a room that had a positive feel about it.

my favourite and my best : mathilda's market

amelie's room

Travelling bazaar Mathilda's Market hit Sydney last weekend and the Baby Space toddler and I trotted along for our first visit. We were expecting unique and beautiful wares for wee ones and that's exactly what we found.

the raisin did it

The Raisin Did It has comfy, quirky items in vintage and new fabrics plus items screen printed with original art. They were having a sale when we dropped by (anyone else get excited when they see an overflowing suitcase marked $5?). The toddler took home a screen printed shark jumper, woodland scene t-shirt, screen printed seal plushie and some soft corduroy flares for $50 AUD total. They seem to winding down a bit due to another addition arriving in the family but you can still buy their items online and at made 590 in Newtown in Sydney's Inner West.

fun stuff : paint a pencil tin

posted on: Friday, August 13, 2010

The Baby Space toddler received his first letter in the mail this week. One of his wee pals sent him a lovely batch of printed out - yes - printed - photos of them playing together and a collage made by her.

So we decided to do our Friday fun stuff early and make her a thank you craft.

The toddler loved getting the paint and sparkly stars out. Although when he got paint on his hands he told me he had, "a bit of a problem."

Happy weekend!

giveaway : mooo

posted on: Thursday, August 12, 2010

I have a confession to make. I am absolutely in love with the idea of trees and similar cute nature wall motifs/designs in the nursery. And if you are similarly smitten you'll love our international Mooo giveaway:

$60 AUD worth of Mooo Wall Stickers! Exciting right?

Mooo Wall Stickers are made of fine weave fabric that you can move around (nice!). They also have a range of styles from 'Springville' above, to Chalkboard Stickers below:

And the funky nautical 'Happy Days' theme:

3 steps to winning:

1) Become a follower or already be a follower of Baby Space.

2) Go to and pick out the stickers you would like to win.

3) Comment on this post to tell us which stickers you would like to win and why.

The winner will be announced on the 3rd of September 2010. Good luck!

*ETA* Please note that you must become a follower of this blog to be eligible to win this giveaway. To become a follower click on the 'follow' button to the right in the sidebar.

This competition is open to all international and Australian readers. Shipping cost is not included and voucher is not redeemable for cash or with any other offer.

room for kids : nest egg

posted on: Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Four year old Max's favourite thing is the egg chair that he uses as his reading pod.

Clean, gentle and retro. Mum, Shannon from Cuckoo for Coco involved Max in the redecoration of his room and he's had a say in every new purchase.

inspired by : daybed dreaming

posted on: Tuesday, August 10, 2010

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under the sycamore

There's something kinda cool about a daybed in the kids room. Versatile - yes, aesthetically pleasing - definitely, but there's also an element of sophistication and independence for the kid in question. When I was about 10 years old I read a novel about a girl who rearranged her bedroom to make it seem more grownup; this included turning her bed into a seat to make it more like a lounge room. Of course after I read this I had to try it too. I spread a huge pink sheet over my single bed then lined the pillows up along the wall to make the bed more sofa-like. The effect was not at all like these gorgeous examples above, but rather more like an odd, lumpy, giant pink-wrapped package.

fun stuff : make something to give

posted on: Friday, August 6, 2010

Today's Friday fun idea is actually Ashley Ann's fun idea. You're probably familiar with Ashley from her amazing blog, Under the Sycamore. When her husband went to work in Haiti earlier this year, her kids wanted to make something to give to some of the kids there. This is what they made:

Little covered notebooks with crayons attached at back. Her eldest also wanted to give his special 100 day hat from school. It was thusly named as the kids put one sticker on their hat each day for the first 100 days and then they had a class party.

one for me please : homemade pudding

posted on: Thursday, August 5, 2010

I love food. However I'm usually much better at eating it than I am at cooking it. This has been changing since my lovely pal Katie over at Grow. Cook. Sew started blogging about how fabulous it is to make things from scratch. And she kindly has me over today to guest post about how I made a cooking miracle happen. C'mon over to Grow. Cook. Sew and tell me what you think!

inspired by : all white baby

posted on: Wednesday, August 4, 2010

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inspired by : play kitchen

posted on: Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Last week we got the low down on Charlie and Peyton's shared bedroom. Today we take a look at another corner of their fabulous space.

Complete with fridge, sink, stove top and oven, Charlie and Peyton's play kitchen was a Christmas gift built by their mum's cousin. The dark wood table and chair set is a true heirloom that originally belonged to their mum and grandmother.

Mum, creator extraordinaire Lori Danelle, said that the girls', "absolute favourite" is the Melissa & Doug "wooden sugar cookies that they can slice, bake and then decorate with frosting."

And the delightful tour is complete! Find Melissa & Doug educational toys here in Australia, or here in the United States. Looking for a play kitchen too? Don't have a handy cousin ready to whip one up? Try Ikea in Australia or the States. Or if you have another great source for play kitchens let's hear about it!
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