October 1, 2007


I've been lacking some inspiration lately. To help with my desire to find pretty (sometimes cute or fun) things, I decided to have an Etsy week. I love, love, love the philosophy behind Etsy. As their motto says, "Your place to buy and sell all things handmade." It ends up that many of the "shops" are run by mothers who have a talent for creating beautiful things!

I was quickly perusing Etsy, while waiting for the water to boil (our computer is in the kitchen), when I stumbled upon pinkdixie (really fun clothes for really fun kids). What actually drew me to the shop was this cute little smock with pears and apples all over it.

I love that the design of the dress, along with many of the fabrics the seamstress uses, is something that I could have worn when I was little (yes, a child of the 70's). She began making these smocks for her daughter to wear during meals once her daughter was pulling off the bib. It could also be used for messy activities, or even as is on a hot day!

Pinkdixie also has little baby outfits, bib sets, car seat strap covers, and lounge wear. Look at this cute lounge outfit!


jle said...

i bet you'd like the kids clothing made by Poppylarity(www.poppylarity.com) using vintage linens. They have a booth at the Alameda Antique Faire-- Cori says that if Shawn has a girl, she's getting her something from them. i'll have to send her your blog (new blog that i didn't even know you had till today!) so she can see the fun places you've found to shop. They're pretty fun!

jen said...

Oh, Julie, wait till you see pictures of Miss A wearing my old clothes from the 70's! My mom saved all the ones she made (and a few of the really special dresses), and they are so cute. My mom didn't really start sewing for me until I was 3, I think because a child stays in clothes longer at that age. So maybe another year! I've heard so much about the Alameda Antique Fair, but have never been. I'll have to look up Poppylarity, maybe you'll see them here in the future. Thanks!