Being a Mummy (a yummy one, of course), to a style obsessed 4 year old, I am constantly on the look out for exquisite children's clothing. Items that are both affordable, but different, and make my little darling stand out from the crowd.
As early as a year ago, my little girl started to demonstrate a love and skill for accessorising herself in the most stylish ways! I will often find her preening in front of the mirror (no idea where she gets that from) and she is obsessed with dressing like me, so if I'm in a pretty dress, she has to be too. The toy basket in her bedroom spills over with dressing up clothes and she has beaded capes, mini sequinned handbags, boas and the prettiest little necklaces and bracelets stuffed into little wooden drawers.
During one recent rainy Saturday afternoon, I happened by chance to stumble over these oh-so-cute little leg-warmers on Etsy. Coupled with the little sparkly shoes (of which my own daughter owns several pairs), they look so pretty…
The producer of these finely crafted little merino wool warmers is 'maisondelucille', whose very limited Etsy profile purports her to be 'Mother, Sister, Daughter and Craftster', located in Texas, USA. I think she can add 'Mind Reader of Mothers with Discerning Taste for their Children' to that list of claims. This woman has exactly the kind of style I like when it comes to dressing children; fun and functional meetings sparkly fairy princess.
Here are some more of this particular Craftster's delectable items, to don your little darlings in…
"Macaron, in rose & black'….Macarons are delicious and colorful. thus the theme of my new skirts. lovely for the holidays or anytime of the year. There is a layer of cotton, skirt is also lined with cotton, underneath the layers tulle. therefore, this isn't a tutu and something for everyday wear. my daughter even wears hers to school! elastic waist. skirt shown is mid-lenth and also comes in a shorter length (see lavande). please specify length upon checkout. available in 3 months to 7 years."
"Saturday with Maman Jumpsuit'….custom made and limited edition fabric. Precious Robin's Egg Blue and Cream Polka Dot. Can worn Summer to Fall. For Early Fall, throw on a little sweater with some knee-highs. Great for 'back to school season'. Imagine her in knee highs and buckle shoes! Button up, drawstring closure. Elastic Leg. Jumpsuit pattern is from the 1940s. Timeless piece. Available in Liberty of London fabric for Spring 2010" ….my Mum would LOVE this!
"Magique Dress with Belt'….custom made with double gauze. Gorgeous Heather Ross Fabric. Very Soft to the Touch. Peasant style dress using a vintage pattern from the 1970's. Short sleeves, hits above the knee. Lace-up belt in contrasting fabric, also double gauze, Heather Ross. Perfect for Early Fall (and Summer/Spring). Coordinate with leggings, leg warmers, sweet lace socks with pink buckle shoes. Throw on a sweater for cool nights. Can be purchased without the belt. Also comes in deep purple"
"Teatime with Grandad….Jumpsuits are all the rage, now your little girl will be too! I picture this outfit worn on the golf course with Grandad, Grandpere, or whatever your little girl likes to call Gramps! Vintage pattern from the 1950s. 100% cotton, green gingham. Two front pockets as well as one back pocket outlined in ric rac. Jumpsuit is buttoned-up and has a button waistband. Red Buttons details make this oh so cute"
Fees are extremely accessible (and quoted in US Dollars, with payment only accepted via PayPal – for a quick currency conversion, visit the Universal Currency Converter). However all fees are final and there is no return or refund policy. All items are made to order and take between 10-14 days to do so – thus if you are wanting anything in time for Christmas 2009, maisondelucille recommends placing your order before 1 December.
All you Mum's out there, give 'maisondelucille' a visit, if only to drool over her scrumptious designs for a few minutes!
I'm off to add to the 'wish list'…