Tuesday, February 24, 2009

otherwise occupied

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I apologize for the lack of posts this week... Bubble is fast approaching and I am in over my head with sample making and production of the Spring Collection
This has to mean that Spring IS just around the corner... right?

Monday, February 23, 2009

brilliant. seriously.

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for the love of craigslist finds to fill a first apartment... 
for the frame nicked in a move...
for the dining room- turned- craft- table...

sharpie has always ruled my world.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

enjoying winter

please excuse the absence... had to take the opportunity to try and enjoy all winter had to offer.
be back monday with some new-found inspiration!

Monday, February 16, 2009

harriet & mickey

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! 
Whimsical and cheery... I want all of these prints!
Her site is my new go-to place for baby gifts, birthdays and even weddings.

Annie has a super cute blog too, written by her two main characters, Harriet and Mickey!

ps- to: garnet hill + land of nod- why are you not selling Harriet + Mickey!?!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

little red

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...
red bedroom
from top left:
fabric covered letters . you plus me quilt . lorena's lovely collages
necessity: growth chart . hable hamper . woven cotton stripe rug
classic sock monkey . peekaboo percale . the.eames.elephant- wow jeeze

buttoned up with love

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! 
a bookmark for dad!

valentine's garland

here is a fun, quick-and-easy craft to get your home spiffed up for a valentine's day party... or just to decorate your little one's room!

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bea's birthday

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...
martha's tissue pom poms. photos by the fabulous amanda at orchard cove
cupcakes from a MS Baby. gabby dresses. pb+j for little hands. crown for the birthday girl!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

oh, baby baby!

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!
MS Baby
in order, left to right, top to bottom:
Special Issue 2000
Spring 2001 . Fall 2001. Winter 2001
Spring 2002. Fall 2002
Spring 2003

total girl crush.

aaaaaahhhhhh... everything. the color. the lighting. annie leibovitz. MICHELLE.
not even waiting around for this to arrive in my mailbox. headed out to buy.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

ultimate inspiration

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!

MS KIDS covers
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.


Wednesday, February 4, 2009


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