This has to mean that Spring IS just around the corner... right?
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
I don't know why I have never seen the work of Annie Lavigne before... she teaches right here at RISD and her work is A-MAZ-ING!
Thursday, February 12, 2009
in the spirit of the season...
red is such a lovely, and often ignored color for a fun kid's room.
bright and cheerful, red is a wonderful base; easily unisex (as shown here)... for a more girlie take, add punchy flowers, for a boy, trucks!
i especially love red because it is such an easy base color to use when mixing bits of vintage with handmade and modern finds...
from top left:
christine and I worked up another cute, quick and inexpensive way to get gussied up for valentine's day...
cut out some cute hearts from felt, slit them across the center and button them up into your favorite shirt!
recycle the felt "cut out" by backing it with a contrasting color, stitch it down the side, add a festive ribbon and VOILA!
shirts from Sarah Waldo Organics
my favorite little lady is turning ONE in a few weeks!
i cannot wait to help her mom decorate for the big celebration...
from top left...
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
here is the second part to my Martha Stewart Baby/Kids posting...
there really is nothing better for inspiration than Martha Stewart, and these timeless magazines hit all points- nursery decor, birthday parties, halloween costumes, food and gifts.
scoop them up on ebay when you can... you won't be sorry!
in order, left to right, top to bottom:
Special Issue 2000
Spring 2001 . Fall 2001. Winter 2001
Spring 2002. Fall 2002
Thursday, February 5, 2009
I started buying Martha Stewart KIDS and BABY magazines when I was in high school...yes, a little odd, but then, I was also a member of the FSMOAs (Future Soccer Moms Of America).
Turns out, they were one of the best purchases of my life. I am constantly going back to them for room design, crafting inspiration, projects for classes or for the kids I nanny for.
Recently, I was wondering which issues I was missing, if any. NO WHERE could Christine or I find a cataloguing of how many issues were printed, what the covers looked like, etc. so, we compiled our resources and came up with a visual reference and list, IN ORDER by date!
from to left to right, row by row:
Summer/Fall 2001 . Holiday 2001. Spring 2002
Summer 2002. Fall 2002. Holiday 2002
Winter/Spring 2003. Summer 2003. Fall 2003
Holiday 2003. Spring 2004. May/June 2004 #13
July/August 2004 #14. Sept/Oct 2004 #15. Winter 2004 (special v-day issue)
Winter 2004 #16. Spring 2005 #17. Summer 2005 #18
Fall 2005 #19. Winter 2005 #20. Spring 2006 #21
ebay is a GREAT resource for past issues and you may be able to borrow some from you local library. these are worth the money you will spend on them- each one is a book in itself that you will come back to time and time again.