Archive: March, 2009

Tuesday
March 31, 2009

inspiration from almost sunday

I love this butterfly mobile so much that i bought it for my own baby!

You can find it at the etsy store almostsunday.com

Here are a few pictures of the butterfly mobile in my daughter’s nursery:

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Tuesday
March 31, 2009

Featured Photographer!

Niesha Peterson

Spearmint Baby would like to introduce you to Niesha Peterson. Niesha is located in Utah and has a very original style that we LOVE!















To see more beautiful photos and to schedule a session, visit
nieshapeterson.blogspot.com.

Little Starling Photography

Spearmint Baby would like to introduce you to Lauriann Wakefield of Little Starling Photography. Lauriann is New Mexico and Utah County’s natural light child photographer.

She specializes in newborn and children portraiture. Sessions are on-location, either at your home, a park, a downtown city area, or another familiar location.













To see more beautiful photos and to schedule a session, visit
littlestarlingphotography.com.

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Tuesday
March 31, 2009

Featured Photographer

If you are a photographer, and would like to be featured on Spearmint Baby, we would love to hear from you!

Email Shari at spearmintbaby@gmail.com.

Sarah Lane Studios

Spearmint Baby would like to introduce you to Sarah Lane. Sarah is located in Northern California.

Sarah says…“I am a mother of two and wife of one. My God-given love for photography goes back to when I was a little girl and would cut ads from magazines and plaster them on my walls (if my mom only would have appreciated it as much as I did!)













To see more photography and to set up a maternity or baby session, visit
sarahlanestudios.com.

Klodjana Dervishi

Spearmint Baby would like to introduce you to Klodjana Dervishi. Klodjana is a San Francisco Bay Area based Photographer who is completely self taught! 

Klodjana believes that experimenting is the best way to learn. From time to time, Klodjana plays model and photographer herself so that she can learn how to deal with shy people. Through the lenses of her camara, she can bring out the best of any image. (and we think her images are brilliant!)










To see more photography and to set up a maternity or baby session, visit
klodjanadervishi.com.


Heather Thorne
Spearmint Baby is really excited to showcase the work of creative portrait photographer and wedding photojournalist Heather Thorne. She is based in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and does the most amazing work!

In Heather’s words on photographing children… I simply love to follow them around and shoot away, capturing “a day in the life” photos that tell their story and document the world as they see it.









To see more of her beautiful photography and set up a session for your little one, visit
heatherthorne.com.

Tina Ryan, Life Is A Highway
Spearmint Baby would like to introduce you to Tina Ryan of Life Is A Highway Photography. Tina is a New Jersey based Photographer specializing in on-location, natural light lifestyle portraiture of children, families, babies, maternity and special events.

In Tina’s words… I started Life Is A Highway Photography 2 years ago and it is my passion. I am based out of NJ and I love photos that capture the secret whisper between a daughter and mom, the pucker of the little lips of a newborn’s mouth, the look of adoration in a husband’s eyes, and the crinkle of a 3 year old’s nose while in a fit of laughter. These are the memories, the images in our minds, that we treasure most. My goal is to find that balance between taking the traditional photos that we all like to have and capturing images that evoke a true sense of who we are and what we are about at that moment.














To see more of her gorgeous photography and set up a maternity, newborn, or family session, visit lifeisahighwayphotography.com.


Rachel Richter
Spearmint Baby would like to introduce you to Rachel Richter. Rachel is located in Australia, based on Brisbane’s Southside.

Rachel says…“I’ve always had a camera in my hand, even from a young age. My business, which has been based solely on word of mouth, has grown to a level that amazes me. This is my passion, my love and I can’t imagine ever doing anything else.













To see more of her beautiful photography and set up a session for your little one, visit
rachelrichter.com.au.

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Tuesday
March 31, 2009

What can you do with….

vintage baby clothes &nbsp&nbsp

antique baby silverware

a baby book from the 1920s

and vintage baby shoes??


….SHADOWBOXES!!! Eddie Ross and friends created these amazing works of art. We love how they used the vintage baby items, but gave them a modern look!




photos by Addie Juell

Check out EddieRoss.com to see his flea market adventure and to learn more about shadowboxing.

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Tuesday
March 31, 2009

Dreamy White Nursery


FEATURED NURSERY

With 10 weeks to go Angela is just about ready for Baby Chloe to arrive. Baby Chloe will have sweet dreams in her beautiful white nursery!

Angela writes…. I am so glad that our nursery is done – what a relief! All that is missing is a white bookshelf which is going on the other side of the crib. Many of the accessories I purchased off of Etsy – love love love that website! I’m contemplating starting my own Etsy Shop to have an income while I’m home.

Wooden letter C above crib

Chloe leopard blocks

My grandfather’s chair was recovered in a white leather-like vinyl,
and the Clock is from Jysk (I spraypainted it silver)

The mirror is an over the door mirror that you can purchase from Walmart. We put it up and then placed white trim around it to make the frame larger and more elegant. We then painted the space in between the mirror frame and the trim white.

The chandelier and netting above the crib is from Ikea

Vinyl growth chart

The crib & changing table were given to us by fabulous friends! We painted them to match the wall color & added crystal knobs from Home Depot to fancy them up.

 

Thanks, Angela:) Congratulations, we can’t wait for Baby Chloe to arrive! If you do open an Etsy store be sure to let us know!

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Tuesday
March 31, 2009

Inspired by Tiffany


FEATURED NURSERY

Shannon sent us these pics of 6 month old Amery’s nursery. Amery’s nursery left us drooling!!

Shannon tells us…. This room was originally the guest room. The inspiration for the wall color was Tiffany Blue. My husband took a Tiffany box to Home Depot and had them match the color. I loved it so much I kept it for the nursery and chose everything else around the wall color.

…the Wood furniture is from the Munire Urban Collection from USA Baby.


…the Best Chair Sami Glider and Ottoman were purchased at USA Baby. They are a nice chocolate brown color.

…the fitted sheets, striped blanket, and striped changing pad cover are from the Caden Lane Classic Neutrals collection purchased at USA Baby. (The Caden Lane 4-piece sets are well over $400. I registered for and received two fitted sheets (~$30 each) and one changing pad cover (~$20) and got the same look for waaay less. I wasn’t going to use the bumper anyway).

…the dust ruffle/crib skirt is by the American Baby Company. (It was only $20!).

…the closet organizer is by ClosetMaid purchased at Home Depot. Less than $100!

…the canvas bins were purchased at Bed, Bath, and Beyond. (Last time I checked the red color was discontinued. I have seen more squarish red bins at BRU and Target). I printed the labels for the bins on my computer.

…the name letters were purchased at Hobby Lobby for about $2.50 each. (I painted them and added a little flat piece of wood on the bottom of each letter so they would stand on a shelf rather than hang on the wall.)

…the Window Valance was purchased at Target. I added the blue and green ribbon using iron-on bonding stuff. I picked out red microfiber fabric to cover the window seat cushion.

…these gorgeous pictures were taken by Lyndsay Stratdner of Life In Motion Photography.

 

Thanks, Shannon! Amery is lucky to have such a creative and crafty mom!

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Tuesday
March 31, 2009

Peaceful, Elegant, and Feminine


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Dana sent us these pics of her daughter Delaney’s nursery. This nursery is just lovely!

Dana writes…. We designed it to flow with the rest of our home…peaceful, elegant and feminine. It was definitely a labor of love, and I just adore hanging out in it!

..the wall color is Festoon Aqua from Sherwin Williams.

 

…I love to sew and was able to make the bedding, bedskirt, window seat and curtains. The fabric is a gorgeous poly-dupioni silk….all the luxury yet can be machined washed! The bedding was created with a creamy ivory poly silk backed with a sand colored minky dot fabric.

 

..I painted the block letters with a pearlized ivory paint accented with taupe and blue. Swaroski crystal details were added and each was tied off with Midori dupioni silk ribbon found throughout the room

…the lamb mobile was purchased and I sewed a matching topper for it.

 

…the art work above the crib was my favorite project! Once again, I used pearlized ivory paint and accented the branches with hand cut dupioni silk flowers sewn on with tiny beads. The words Sweet Dreams finishes it off!

 

And here is a picture of sweet Delaney in her nursery wearing a vintage inspired dress from Delaney Grace. Delaney Grace sells absolutely gorgeous dresses for your little one!

 

Thanks, Dana:) You are an incredibly talented designer!

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Tuesday
March 31, 2009

Naughty Secretary Club Style


FEATURED NURSERY

This nursery is just completely awesome! Designed by Jennifer Perkins, author of The Naughty Secretary Club: The Working Girls Guide to Handmade Jewelry.


…We opted for IKEA for the crib. The little pillow is one I made with my grandmother in 1981. I apparently drew a bunch of stuff for my mother and then my grandma embroidered my art onto this pillow.
This is one lucky baby because the most expensive piece of art in my entire house which used to reside in my living room is now hanging above the crib. I hope she appreciates
“Quietly”.



...the finished back wall and corner complete with red shelves and yellow/green lockers. I picked these vintage school lockers up from a flea market for $50 and with a little elbow grease and some paint they are my storage in the room. Mom cut boards for the insides to split up the lockers and there are little baskets inside holding socks, hats, burp clothes, blankies and more.


…I decided to move my collection of vintage Dream Pets into Tallulah’s room

…The top shelf is adorned with more vintage stuffed goodness, a set of Sesame Street books I picked up at the thrift store, monkey candy daddy Chris brought home from Japan, a Japanese photo album I bought in Peoria, IL last Christmas and a signed Peter Max print.


…the whole room is based around this amazing fabric I found at Repro Depot which I can not find anymore to save my life. I loved the colors, the cheetahs, the polka dots – I pretty much love everything about it.

…just the right art selection was important. I opted for a couple of prints from Berkley Illustrations. The Presidential Facial Hair Hall of Fame by Elloh, and went with a Z Print by Monkey Powered. I also for some odd reason had this clock sitting on a shelf for ages that worked perfectly. Colorful frames to match.

…Here is a nice vantage of the whole wall. There is an amazing toy box that I scored at a thrift store for $18. It is from the 50’s, covered in red sparkly vinyl and in almost perfect condition. It looks like a little mini bench to start, but the seat lifts up and there is a toy box. BUT WAIT THERE IS MORE! The back of the bench comes forward to rest on two hooks on either side of the box you sit on and catches the back so that it becomes a little writing desk. The seat back is hard wood and covered with little doodles from previous owners.
…I heard mixed reports on whether dedicated changing tables are a waste of money but for $30 at IKEA how could I say no?


Thanks, Jennifer! Visit the Naughty Secretary Club Store and the Naughty Secretary Club Blog. And don’t forget to pick up a copy of The Naughty Secretary Club: The Working Girls Guide to Handmade Jewelry.

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