OK, I have a little confession to make. I love holiday focused kiddo clothes. I just can’t help it. Call it totally pandering to the holiday gods to get some extra candy/pumpkin pie/gelt/candy, but I can’t help myself. Particularly if it’s rather clever and not so obvious. Like this darling jumper from Etsy seller, Elise Hooper Designs that Alix sent me a link to. I must admit it does involve two of my favorite things in the whole wide world–ric-rac and a jumper. But with that sweet little Halloweeny spider, well, it had me at ric-rac.
And then I saw her other pieces. Uh oh… I was in trouble.
Simple design plus knock out stunning fabric equals magic in the hands of the right seamstress.
And Elise Hooper has that magic. Like with this wee placket. And owls. Oh, for the love of the owls! Eek!
And this little bit of fall festivity is killing me. I have such a weak spot for acorns and maple leaves. Is this dress not perfect for Thanksgiving dinner? Oh, perfection.
Oh, this Etsy shop has some very yummy items. And that is saying a lot considering the number of particularly yummy items that are for sale on Etsy.
My heart melts for Meli-Melon. And I think yours will too. Yes, the clothes are truly delightful. As you can see.
But its the story behind the clothing line the tickles my crafty little ole heart.
You see, my friends, these gorgeous goodies for girls sprung out of the very clever brain of Gemma Antelo. Gemma was born in that magical Spanish city, Barcelona–where Gaudi architecture springs to life along with its citizens. Gemma gave her stressy job as a freelance designer the heave ho after her second daughter was born. And as many a mama will do, she thought of her own childhood.
I think Gemma should tell you the rest of the story:
“When I was a little girl, I spent hours looking how my mother was sewing dresses for my older sister and me, every single dress was special, unique and made with lots of love. She left us five years ago and then I became the new owner of her sewing machine and her vintage fabrics collection, so I start sewing my own handmade dresses for my 2 daughters. Every finished dress, I remember of my mother and how proud she would be.”
And she is kind enough to share her joyful creations beyond her beautiful two girls. And that’s a really yummy thing.
Oh, and she has a fabulous pad too. Check out this dishy interview with Ms. Gemma on Bloesem Kids.