Now, twenty-one of these photographs have been collected in a picture-book format, and a calendar is scheduled for release in July. Each spread in the book consists of spare text on one side that sets up the scene and a photo of a dreaming Mila on the other. How creative can you get with a sleeping baby, some fabric, and a few household props? Amazingly creative! You have to see the pictures to believe it. In one whimsical photograph, Mila is floating though space (suggested by a black background with aluminum foil-covered stars and a few small planets). A paper plate placed under her head and a string or cord coming out of her onesie makes her look like an astronaut. In another, Mila is a maharajah (wearing a turban) and riding a blue elephant ingeniously made of draped cloth. Still others have Mila picking daisies in a forest made of pillows and scarves, petting a lamb in a fringe-topped meadow, bounding over skyscrapers with a tiny toy car in one hand, and surfing on waves made of shimmery green-blue fabric.
If you visit Enersen’s milasdaydreams blog, you’ll see not only her photos but those of resourceful fans who have been inspired to create dreamy landscapes for their own sleeping infants. I’m thinking When My Baby Dreams would make a good gift for new or expecting parents, like-minded creative souls with DIY sensibilities, and children with newborn siblings (especially if the younger sibling is a baby sister).
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Have you seen the book or visited Adele Enersen’s blog? What do you think? If you were a new parent, would you be tempted to try the same with your sleeping babe?