Pinterest revolutionized crafty pursuits for the masses. But these moms put the economics in Home Economics, by turning their talents into cottage industries that produce inspired products for moms and kids we adore. You know what else we love? When you shop with these moms you get the “think global, act local” seal of approval this holiday season (bye bye, big box stores!). So flip through to meet some of Seattle’s craftiest moms and get ready to shop, shop, shop!
What do you do when your kiddo just can’t find anything to wear? Well, if you’re Claudia Cerrato, of City Kid, you design and sew your own! Unable to find comfy, playable, but still girlie clothing for her daughter, Claudia took out her sewing machine and got to work. That was 2 years ago. After spending the last year and a half taking orders from friends and family, this summer Claudia launched her City Kid website, where she showcases her wares and takes orders that keep her busy in her at-home studio. Her hip City Kid collection features 4 basic dresses, the Classic City, Hoodie, Princess, and Slouchy Cardigan, each with an edgy, urban fashion sense, and all with the comfort of an old sweatshirt. And Claudia designs her clothes with longevity in mind. Start it as a dress over leggings when you get it, and end it as a shirt paired with jeans 2 years later. That kind of thinking could only come from a parent!
Find it: Check out Claudia’s clothes on her website or visit her booth at the etsyRAIN Handmade Holiday Show, November 29 and 30.
Can’t get enough hand-made crafts?
Be sure to check out the etsyRAIN Handmade Holiday Show the last weekend in November. Entrance is free and a few of our featured moms will be there. Then, head over to the Urban Craft Uprising the following weekend, at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, where you’ll see a few more of our featured moms, alongside 150 other local artists!
Looking for shops that carry locally made products?
Check out Nearby Registry, an awesome new site that launched in Seattle this summer. Nearby Registry highlights local, independent stores and non-profits that carry locally made crafts and products. What a great way to invest in our local Seattle community!
Do you know of a crafty mom who isn’t on our list? Let others know about her in a comment below.
Photos thanks to: Claudina Valcarlos, Jen Boyer, Claudia Cerrato, Chris Clark Photography, Katie Rust, Christina Collins-Pezner, and Leah Adams