fun stuff : trick or treat

posted on: Friday, October 29, 2010

Are you celebrating Halloween this Sunday?

This time last year we were in the States where they do it BIG...but I think the tradition is catching on here too. Aussie mamas -- do you agree?

The kids made their trick-or-treat bags by colouring in a jack-o'-lantern and pasting it to a plain paper bag. You can download the colouring-in page here if you'd like.

Have a lovely weekend and Happy Halloween!

Ready for Christmas shopping? If you're in Sydney you might like to catch the lovely Mathilda's Market on in Paddington tomorrow.

one for me please : mini macarons

posted on: Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Aren't they divine? Looking good enough to eat (but mind the fuzzy felt factor!) these wee needle felted creations by My Poppet can be yours for approx $9.90 AUD or $9.70 USD.

I can just see the Baby Space toddler sitting his teddies and dolls down for tea and macarons right now. Perfect.

My Poppet is having a Facebook SALE on this Thursday, 28th October, 8pm-9pm EST. You can peruse the goodies available here.

inspired by : pink-a-dotted

posted on: Tuesday, October 26, 2010

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For a room that exudes a delicious pink mood, why not consider a few creative options before turning to the paint? A floaty pink-patterned canopy and delicate light-fitting can instantly add an air of uplifting luxury to your wee one's space.

bloesem kids and covet garden

A gathering of ruffled pom poms and accordion lanterns transforms this nursery from tailored and neutral to pink and festive.

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Patchwork papering in tones of pink and lavender makes for a strong and quirky feature wall, while favourite rose-hued outfits displayed on strategically placed hangers completes the whimsical look.

So how about you -- would you pink-a-dot or not?

And in other news the lovely Chantale at The Adventures of Skinny Mini Kiki asked me a few questions about myself and Baby Space. You can check the interview out here if you'd like.

room for kids : cubby house

posted on: Thursday, October 21, 2010

Hidden in the backyard of a Devonport home is this delightful cubby house complete with kitchen corner and bunk bed.

Artist Tina Frantzen created this playful space for her granddaughters (and named it after them too).

The view from the bunk looks over the sun-drenched play space. "As we have lived in our house for thirty two years and intend to stay here for ever," Tina reflected, "I built it with my great-grandchildren in mind as well! I enclosed a time capsule in the wall cavity for posterity – I definitely have a long term view for this little house."

my favourite and my best : halloween diy

posted on: Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Halloween Treat Bags Kit, approx $15.60 AUD or $15 USD by the ruffly owl on Etsy.

Lion Costume Kit, currently sold out (but such cute inspiration!) by DIY costumes on Etsy.

Halloween Printable Banner, currently sold out (but such a great idea) by Flair Designery LLC on Etsy.

inspired by : monochrome moment

posted on: Tuesday, October 19, 2010

jojo's room and13&3

Lilly & Lolly as seen on Babyology

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For something a wee bit different, black, white and grey with a dash of red can make for a sophisticated and striking choice in the nursery. Not a colour-scheme they are likely to grow out of as the teen years approach, the hardest part of maintaining this palette will be stopping the coloured toys at the door.

fun stuff : gruffalo theatre

We're back from doing stuff!

What have you all been up to? The Baby Space toddler's grandmothers recently took him to see a theatre production of 'The Gruffalo', which was a big hit. Although he was a little scared, the toddler tried to put on a brave face.

Apparently at one point he stood up on his little seat and yelled, "I'm not afraid of you, Gruffalo!" While leaning as far back in his chair as possible.

And we've been loving the book which we got to coincide with the show. Are your wee ones Gruffalo fans too?

Special thanks to you all for being so welcoming to Miss Cinti from My Poppet, and thanks so much Miss Cinti for being such a lovely guest.

guest post : nursery clouds

posted on: Thursday, October 7, 2010

Guest post by Miss Cinti of My Poppet

Summer blue skies, even when its not. Fluff happy clouds seem to be inspiring lots of interiors at the moment and this theme translates beautifully to nurseries. Here are some great product ideas that will get your imagination floating away...

Cushion by Robin & Mould available here

Cumulus shelf by Swedish designer Carl Hagerling, image credit

Cloud Mobile by MadeByMosey available here

guest post : my best wee books

posted on: Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Guest post by Miss Cinti of My Poppet

I have an 18 month old daughter named Emma, she is obsessed with books. At first I'm sure it was about the colours, then it was the challenge of turning the pages, and now she is really getting involved with the story and illustrations. She has never been rough with them, I love watching her turn the pages so delicately, but she still prefers board books, and I suppose she knows they especially for her.Here are 3 of her (and my) favourite board books.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle

A classic that has been entertaining children for 40 years. I loved this story as a child and will never get sick of the beautiful illustrations, Emma loves poking her fingers in the little holes...

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If you are a fan of this book there are some lovely free downloads available on the Penguin website.

fun stuff : library outing

posted on: Friday, October 1, 2010

The first time I took the Baby Space toddler to the library he was a one-year-old. I'd decided it would be fun to start going to the under-twos singing and story time mornings. Turned out I was not alone in this plan. There was a queue. Or rather there had been a queue.
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