Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Project Nursery - Coraline inspired painting

I just wanted to paint something cute to Mila's new room. I got my inspiration from Coraline book/movie. This is my cutie pie version of those characters. The clue of this painting is real sewed buttons as a eyes.  

These are our snap photos from
Universal Studios ...
...of real Coraline  stop motion
characters, props and sets. Cool!
If you didn't know,
I'm a HUGE Stop Motion
fan! Someday I'll do this too,
I swear!

On the wall of the nursery. 

The man behind my favourite stop motion, Nightmare before the christmas, is Henry Selick. He's also behind this Coraline movie. (the book was by Neil Gaiman, adore that too!) I love the cat character in both movies, and I found this youtube video where you can see them both.:

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

When My Baby Dreams of reading her books...

Oh here it is! Our first book cover ♡ When My Baby Dreams (HarperCollins, Balzer + Bray )

This book is highly tested with the target audience. Here you can see the test group in action. ;)

The Project Nursery: The reading corner is still middle of progress,
I'd like to make some kind of babyproof divan there,
where we could read or play with Mila.
 Before I figure out how to make that,
there's just blankets and pillows to make it more comfortable.

 Mila's favourite books so far: 

1. Cat the Cat, Who Is That? by Mo Willems
2. Not a Box by Antoinette Portis
3. Beautiful Oops! by Barney Saltzberg
4. Who Will Comfort Toffle? by Tove Jansson 
(Ok, this one is actually MY favourite, but I love to read this one for her. The author was a Finn and incredibly talented woman!)
5. Good Night Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

Hey, what are your favourite books? I'd love to hear...