Saturday, September 13, 2008

Handmade Baby and Kidswear

I love handmade items for my kids. You can't go past the detail and the uniqueness of handmade items, and I feel it harks back to an earlier era when not everything was mass produced. If I could, I would spend all my time making things for Stephen and Irini. I have made beautiful patchwork quilts for them both, as well as their window treatments various artworks for their room and I've started on summer clothes for Irini.

Unfortunately, there are not enough hours in the day to make eveything I would like myself so I am always on the lookout for sellers of beautiful handmade baby and children's items. I am a huge Etsy fan - there are so many great sellers listing all sorts of handcrafted items. Today, i wanted to share with you some of my favourite places:

Hiccup Decor

Aren't these vintage style blocks just gorgeous? You can either buy them ready-made, or in kit form to make them yourself. Ashley is lovely and friendly, and her items are too cute. She also does adorable photo frames that look like giant jigsaw puzzle pieces.

3redbuttons

This Etsy seller from Tasmania does the most adorable little girls bloomers. How can you not smile when you see a little baby's bum clad in all those polka dot ruffles?

Boys Don't Wear Bows

Just the name of this wondeful site is enough to make mother's of little girls smile. Here you will find hundreds of beautiful bows to finish off your little one's outfit.

Red Plum Linen

Sura makes these amazing bed linens. She has a great range on line, but you can also contact her to custom make items for you. Both Stephen and Irini's rooms have linen sets from here. Stephen's are a mixture of Sage Green Stripe, Sage Green Spot, and Aqua Confetti, and Irini's are in Candy Stripe, Candy Check, Petite Fleur Pink and Earth Rose.

Made By Miffy

These wonderful outfits by Miffy are full of wonderful details just not available in mass produced items. Check out the piping and ruffles on this adorable dress.

Also check out the blog AussieKidsBoutique; Kathryn searches out wonderful Australian craftpeople creating handmade children's clothing.

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2 comments:

tikiboo said...

Thanks for the mention, Sarah!

Kathryn xx

motherofmany said...

I am writing up a list of homemade remedies and am linking to your recipe for a poultice. If you have any other great home remedies, please feel free to share them

Thanks so much!

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