Chicago moms are one crafty bunch. With skill, creativity and a certain genius that can only come from sleep deprivation, our local talents make goods for kids and babies, selling them on Etsy and in neighborhood shops. Want to meet a few? Click through our album to get to know Chicago moms (and one amazing grandma!) that craft everything from hair accessories to superhero capes to eco-friendly plushes.
Lidia Racoma of Typebaby
Graphic pow meets kid power for Lidia. She created Typebaby when she was on maternity leave from her graphic design business. She tapped into her sketching skills, and took into account her newborn’s "personality type” to create this line of typographic onesies and tees for children ages newborn to six years. A lifelong art lover, Lidia also sells children’s wall art. The West Loop resident is often inspired by drawings made by her two-year-old son. You can find these adorable pieces in several boutiques in Chicago and in the Midwest, in her online store, and at specialty shows like the One of a Kind Show.
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— Natasha Davis