One Girl Circus offers delightful, versatile designs you won’t find anywhere else for girls and boys. Every day is a special occasion for your little ones; they should dress the part!
I make all clothing items to order with my own two hands, and it is important to me that each piece is as beautiful on the inside as the outside, as well as being comfortable and durable for everyday adventures.
All of my clothing is washable and crafted with care, so that even the most sensitive little ones don’t feel scratchies or itchies. Seams are entirely enclosed where possible, any exposed seams are professionally finished to prevent fraying, and tags are stitched down for comfort.
Handcrafted with heirloom-quality construction means that these are the clothes you will save for your next children, or the next generation of children.
Booger and Tash is the sweet as sugar brainchild of a mother of three who learned to sew on her Nanny’s old 1960’s Singer when she was ten. Vickie, the shop owner, has filled her shop with super cute stuff for moms, infants and children, including several items that I was pleasantly surprised to come across, like her collection of wonderfully vintage-looking Little Man Neckties. And, my personal favorite: the I Made You a Mix Tape burp cloth.
Grandma will kiss his little cheeks clean off when she sees him in one of these.
You know what? It doesn’t matter what medium we’re using to record music, a mix tape will always be a mix tape. It’s up to us to pass this knowledge on to the next generation, so why not use burp cloths? Start early I say.
Vickie also makes an adorable collection of hair accessories as well, sized teensy, which I can appreciate. I’ve got two young girls, and when they were in the baby and toddler stage, it was difficult at times to find really cute, modern hair clips that didn’t cost a fortune. These are hip and stylish, cute and girly, and totally affordable. So, stock up.
I love that the ribbon and fabrics she uses are so bright and modern and yet somehow look a little retro. One of my other favs from the shop are her Pacifier Clips. No giant plastic dump trucks or Dora the Explorer heads dangling from baby’s hem. Just a simple cloth tape with wonderful vintage style. And bonus, these can also be used a toy leash on a stroller or carseat.
Be sure to check out her burp cloths, and bibs (the Bandana Bibs are especially cute) as well as her luscious Minky Blankets. I especially enjoy this Orange Bumblebee pattern.
Cartoons! I watch tons of cartoons.
That was Mike from Skudfisher‘s response when I asked him what inspired his fun plushies. How can you argue with such enthusiasm?
Everything from Invader Zim to Rocky and Bullwinkle (both of which are responsible for huge chunks of my sense of humour). I also pretty obsessively try to absorb as much cool art as possible from the internet. Flickr has so many amazing independent artists that it kind of blows my mind sometimes. I can spend hours just going from artist or artist on flickr. I have some pretty amazing people on my contact list on there that I really admire.
Mike has been obsessed with drawing silly characters and monsters since he was little. Then 2 years ago he decided to try and make one of his monsters into a toy for his nephew as a birthday gift, lucky kid. It only took that one toy to turn sewing into an obsession and he’s been making plushies ever since. Each monster has it’s own story along with it’s likes and dislikes to ensure monster/child compatibility.
There is something very satisfying about coming up with an idea, cutting out the fabric and sewing everything together, into something you can hold in your hands, that I just don’t get from drawing. I still love drawing though!
Mike’s current favorite is Acorn! He thinks she is just so adorable and huggable and really loves working with faux fur material. And as I was working on this, my 2 1/2 year old son told me he wanted THAT monster – so I guess she’s not just Mike’s favorite!
Currently Skudfisher’s plushies are only sold through Mike’s shop, but after many years of attending craft fairs and enjoying Montreal’s great craft scene he hopes to get involved as a vendor there soon. So if you’re in the Montreal area, keep your eyes peeled.
Check out this teether for your little badboy (or girl) from EcoAyris!
Why settle for a boring duckling or ring shaped teether when you can get a grip on your teething pain with a much hipper design. This shape seems like it would be really easy and soothing for a teething babe, and lets face it, funny. Funny is important when you have been up all night with a teething babe, trust me. EcoAyris also has an adorable sign language “I love you” teether for peaceniks and those kiddos who are lovers, not fighters.
EcoAyris says these are made of natural maple, sanded silky smooth, without any finish added. They are filled with rice grains so they are also rattles, which is amusing to your teething tot. I find both designs totally charming.