Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Be warned - you may get addicted...

Sometimes I feel like I am the most random blogger.  I mean, I post about the kids, I post about travel and then I post about decorating.  So readers, I guess the upside is that you never know what you are going to get.

So, to continue the tradition of randomness, why not a post about little girls custom clothes? 

Ok, so I have driven you crazy mentioned my two children once or twice.  Noah was born when I was 18, so honestly children's fashion was not of utmost importance.  Plus, I was employed in the accounting dept at the mecca of discount shopping - Wal-Mart.  You get one guess as to where the majority of his wardrobe was purchased - on clearance even!  Bless his heart, hope he doesn't think I don't love him! (2 negatives in one sentence - I am an awesome blogger)

But, the Princess arrived when I was the cultured and sophisticated age of 29.  It was like the perfect storm - a little girl, a mom who sits in front of a computer all day, sites called Etsy and Ebay and a little more expendable income.  I started out looking at Gymboree, Baby Gap and all the other staples.  But, one day as I clicked around Ebay, I found the dress and bowband below.  It was custom - what?  People actually still made clothes??  From then on, I was obsessed hooked.  My justification is this - soon enough AnnaLauren will choose to wear the newest Hannah Montana or something similar.  Until then, I get to do this!

FYI, Some of these clothes can be pretty cost prohibitive.  I am lucky enough to have a precious grandmother who makes some of AnnaLauren's things.  We also have scored a few deals on Ebay.  But, most come from Etsy - gotta support the momtrepreneurs!

Here are some of my favorites...some are scans so the quality isn't phenomenal.

The dress and bowband that started it all.  It was made by Cherry Tea. 
If anyone has a link, let me know as I can not find her online.

1st Halloween - another Ebay purchase
unknown maker - would love to give credit

Curious George Set - Ebay yet again
Same as above would love to give credit!

4th of July Outfit from Etsy

Awesome Grandmother Made Bo Peep Halloween Costume

Grandmother Made Christmas Outfit

Precious Valentine Wear and Mardi Gras Wear from Etsy

Thanks for staying with me until the end...who knows what randomness will be next!!!


  1. That is adorable!!! I would looooooooooooove to buy stuff like that, but I can't!!! (wahhh) A friend of mine makes hair bows though. They are pretty cute.

    Stopping by from SITS :D And I know I've been here before! LOL

  2. I really really hope that a)I have a little girl someday, and b)I have someone around like you with all of this awesome-ness to get hand-me-downs from! Too cute!

  3. How sweet!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and feel free to link away!

  4. Oh my stars...AAAAdorable!!!!!! My baby girl is now 18 and I can't wait to have another little one to dress one day (in a few years, of course!) and when I do, boy howdy! Look OUT! I am going to have some fun with all the custom, fun things I can find. I am truly smocking addicted. LOL

  5. The Little Bo Peep costume is adorable.

    Welcome to SITS. We're happy to have you.

  6. Those outfits are adorable-- I'm not sure I've ever seen a Little Bo Peep costume that was so accurate! My favorite, though, is her sitting on Santa's lap... forget the clothes, I just love the pigtails!

    I see from the comment ahead of me that you're new to SITS-- I'm a SITSta too. Let me know if you ever have any questions about how it works!

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