Wow the Birthday Kid
Madison Valley mom Shana Perrina started making these neighborhood-centric tees last December and the response has been tremendous. Perrina has 14 cute designs (7 for boys and 7 for girls) that she customizes by name, neighborhood, and birth year. We especially love the Sugar Shop design for girls, which features a Swarovski-crystal decorated cupcake and the words: “Hannah’s Sugar Shop—Sweetest thing in Madison Valley since 2005.” The boy’s pirate design is fetching, too: “Johhny— The fiercest pirate on Capitol Hill since 2007.” The tees are 100-percent cotton and come in short or long sleeves. Each comes gift wrapped in bright colored tissue and is tied with a ribbon and swirly lollypop.
Elise Hooper Designs
Elise Hooper’s grandmother and mom taught her how to sew, knit and crochet, so it was natural that after she had kids she started make clothes, stuffed animals and sweaters for them. Last year Hooper created a website on Etsy to sell some of her wares, and one of the most popular items is the personalized blanket. Perfect for a stroller or snuggle time, the 30″ x 37″ blankets are made of super-soft, double-sided minky plush fleece. (A bonus: it’s such a rich texture it won’t pill and can stand countless washings!) They come in various styles, from mod dots to guitars to florals, and your child’s name is sewed onto one side.
Me My Cape and I from Chasing Fireflies