{Cute} as a button …

Sweet little Isabelle came to visit me today … only days old and just precious!



She was such a great sleeper …


and never fussed one bit.


Look at that hair!






What a pleasure meeting such a great family! 🙂 You guys were troopers!!! Amy, I hope you get some well deserved rest over the next few days. 

And now because it’s Monday, I also have the pleasure of doing a giveaway! Yeahhh!

This giveaway is from an awesome, awesome client and friend of mine who recently started her business, Baby Slings & Other Things.



This fantastic online store offers a variety of homemade, original baby products – from adorable hair barrettes and sassy soother clips to ultra-comfy and hip baby slings …



I love the fabrics you can choose for your slings – you can check them out HERE!

This week, Baby Slings & Other Things is giving away one pita pocket sling – with the fabric colour of your choice – to a lucky blog reader! If you don’t have a baby or your child has outgrown the sling, you can still enter the giveaway and use the sling as a gift for a baby shower for your friend! 🙂 

To enter the draw, click on Baby Slings & Other Things and browse around and then come back and leave a comment here on the blog … leave some lovin’, girlfriends! You know I LOOOOVE to hear from you all  …. 😉

Happy shopping!

June 18, 2009 - 9:57 pm

Keri Kitto Hey Gillian, love these slings, they are totally cute!! Baby Emmie and I could really use one 😉

Thanks for a great session today, and for all your patience with our wee peanut! She is of course fast asleep right now!

xoSLINGox lol

June 18, 2009 - 11:00 am

Tracy Just wanted to say how much I love your work. I am a commercial product photographer currently on mat leave and I think your portraiture work is some of the best I’ve ever seen! Great slings on the linked site, babywearing is a lifesaver!

June 18, 2009 - 10:54 am

Tamara Perreira Love Baby Slings and Other things!!! I have a sling, hair clips and a soother clip from Maple. Great products and great quality. The Pita pocket sling would make a great gift for any new mom!

June 8, 2009 - 8:55 am

Kim Loving the blue flowered pouches. Babywearing certainly is a life saver, and I am sure that my beloved slings will get tons of use once my twins arrive.

June 5, 2009 - 9:48 pm

Rebecca McLaren I always love your newborn shots, they are my favorite. Great job. I also love baby slings, great website to check out! This will come in handy.

June 5, 2009 - 7:22 pm

Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com Wow, the pita pocket pouch sling and the wraps she makes all look so comfy. And those fabrics are cool. I like that she uses some stripe fabrics that aren’t as super-girly =)

Also, BEAUTIFUL newborn photos. That first one is amazing!

June 3, 2009 - 12:46 pm

Amy Maple does amazing work. I love her hair clips and slings.

June 3, 2009 - 12:22 pm

Kari It’s so hard looking at your blogs sometimes! it makes me want another baby! My son will be 6 in 6 more days, and it makes me want to burst into tears! where did my little boy go!!! and my daughter.. 3.. will be 4. But you know me.. I can’t “not” look at your pics they are too beautiful!

June 2, 2009 - 9:26 pm

Kristi Gillian, AWESOME shots!! I am so happy you guys connected….Amy and Isabelle I love you guys! {cannot decide which one to order!}

June 2, 2009 - 9:21 pm

Justine VanKesteren Isabella is an absolutely gorgeous baby! You’ve captured this precious age perfectly! As for the slings…I absolutely wish that I would have had one for my three. It would have saved me the sore arms and wrists…now I know what to buy for all those baby showers!

June 2, 2009 - 9:17 pm

Jen Wow I have always used my heart to heart sling, but these look more comfy…after having four kids, I need something comfy! 😉

June 2, 2009 - 8:23 pm

Erika The second picture with the pink hat is my fave! So cute!! Love this weeks giveaway. It’s great to see new local businesses online.

June 2, 2009 - 8:22 pm

Carry Aultman I love the slings, they are beautiful and uber useful too. Beautiful photos as always Gillian. Great find too!

June 2, 2009 - 7:04 pm

Catherine I can’t believe Isabelle has so much hair! Mine are 14 months old, and don’t have that much hair combined! I love the slings too!

June 2, 2009 - 4:21 pm

Monica I love these pics of baby Isabelle, the full head of dark hair is just too cute.

I am excited about this online store, I have it bookmarked already!! The hair clips are perfect, so many colors to choose from…. YIPPEE!!

June 2, 2009 - 2:04 pm

Maple Gillian, baby Isabella is beautiful, I just love your work!! I just wanted to thank you for having me on your blog for the give away this week……I also wanted to let everyone know that I have a few new fabrics for summer, I hope to have them on the web site before the give away ends! Thanks again!

June 2, 2009 - 12:56 pm

Kim Love the baby slings. They look so comfortable and cute!

June 2, 2009 - 11:08 am

Rose:) LUV the products on the site….I like the hair clips too…beautiful baby Isabella would need some soon, such gorgeous dark hair and ALOT of it:) Way toooo cute!
Such peaceful pictures of her, she is so delicate and tiny and just brand new…..wants to make me have another one:) just to hold forever and cuddle!

June 2, 2009 - 10:13 am

lyndsay hyatt-almeida these shots are so yummy!!! i can’t even pick a favorite. okay, the last one is probably my fav. btw, i think you and i could be bff…just sayin’. 🙂

June 2, 2009 - 8:09 am

Rebecca Love the newborn pics – they are always so precious. Checked out the website – very cool stuff (soother clips are adorable!). A sling would definitly come in handy – love the black snake skin fabric…

June 1, 2009 - 11:22 pm

Mich Gillian, I love these pics of baby Isabelle and the full head of dark hair is just so adorable. The first picture is my fav with her face all snuggled on daddy’s shoulder. Too cute!! I also love the soother clips on Baby Slings & Other Things. Maybe these eye catching and colorful clips would have been the key to getting my girls to take a soother vs. my struggles with now trying to get them to stop sucking their thumb and finger 🙂

June 1, 2009 - 10:21 pm

Michelle I’d love to give the sling to my cousin who just had a baby

June 1, 2009 - 10:04 pm

Shannon I love all the pics, but the one on the blanket with her bum up in the air….priceless!!! A sling sure would come in handy with a almost 4 yr old, 2 yr old and a new baby coming…ahhh!

June 1, 2009 - 10:04 pm

Melissa Gillan I am addicted to your blog!

June 1, 2009 - 9:58 pm

sharon the first picture is PRECIOUS!