With the exception of the yellow grape costume I made for Laurel last Halloween, my sewing ability is basically limited to right angles. I do love fabric though, and thus have deep admiration for artists who can sew up a storm.
Among these artists is Deborah Nolan, the creator of Baby Starlet. Nolan uses classic and modern fabrics to meticulously handcraft baby apparel, accessories, and bedding. Particularly impressive are her Moses baskets, which offer both the cozy comfort that you’d want for your baby, and an incredible amount of lovely contrast detailing via star appliqués on the bumper and blanket, and coordinated trims at the handle openings, tie closures, and skirt edging. Among Nolan’s collection, we especially love the chic traditionalism of the Audrey Star basket, which includes Western motif and red stripe fabrics suitable for your little cowgirl or cowboy.
We’re huge fans of Moses baskets; as an infant, Laurel slept in hers whenever she wasn’t snoozing in her sling or on my chest, we loved being able to move the basket anywhere around the house, and it served her transition to the crib beautifully (she first slept in the basket next to me, then in the basket set in her crib, and finally just in the crib). It’s the one splurge item I always recommend to expecting parents, and lucky for Boston Mamas readers, our new friends at Baby Starlet are offering 15% off your order when you use code BostonMama at checkout.