Dresses from Blue Juniper capture the blue-gray color of an evergreen, vivid impressions of red and orange hibiscus flowers on khaki, luau-purple dahlias floating on a creamy pink background, and pale pastels that run the circumference of an artist’s color wheel. These are only a few of the colorful visions and fabric designs that Blue Juniper crafts into a flower garden of stylish and easy-to-wear dresses and accessories ready for spring and fall fashion bouquets! The creations have a home-made character with simple, airy styling that makes them comfortable and practical, with plenty of eye-appeal.
With inspiration drawn from Frank Sinatra’s carefree melody “Do-be-do-be-doo,” the trendy children’s clothing line ToobyDoo strives to challenge children “to be” as they grow up, instead of getting wrapped up in the “to do’s” in life. From this inspirational challenge, a clothing line has emerged that easily boasts being “high on style, easy on play.” ToobyDoo prides itself on providing high-end, preppy clothing pieces that embody playing and exploring. Simple, sophisticated designs are stylish, while keeping comfort and function in mind.
Creating bunches of fun and funky notecards, calendars and T-shirts, Two Sisters Designs touts the unique tagline, “a monkey for the people.” What does it mean? One theory suggests that these two grown-up siblings monkeyed around with art and graphics until they produced a family of products that make people go bananas! There’s a third sister swinging in this family tree too. She confides that before they were drawn to graphic design, one of her two sisters was a curly-haired girl scout while the other was a tomboy bouncing around the basketball court. Monkeyshines run in the family!
2 Red Hens, designers of diaper bags and a whole lot more, continue to hatch a henhouse full of color-coordinated bags, totes, bibs, burp cloths and vintage dolls. Bags are available in a range of sizes in eight fabrics with contrasting trims. Lay your plans now to add bags from 2 Red Hens to your retail house, and be sure to check out their new collection of vintage dolls too, made from recycled clothing and sweaters. They won’t be cooped up for long, as they are fast sellers!
Take a mental journey across the centuries, stepping back to the courts of Paris and following trade routes to exotic destinations within India, to Hong Kong and then around the globe to the New World. Now, transport that cultural tapestry back to the present and weave it into an uncommon line of feminine clothing for children. Such are the inspired visions for infants, little girls, and big girls as captured in children’s clothing from April Cornell.
Winter is fast approaching and with that comes the excitement of SNOW! Something about the delicacy and pureness of a fresh snowfall is captivating as it floats from the heavens and blankets the earth below. Children are especially taken with the phenomenon of snow and, from the first flake, long to touch it, roll around in it, and hurl it into the air! Yet not every child gets to experience snow, or at least not as often as they’d like. With Snow To Go®, children can celebrate the joy of snow all year long!
With the average 3-year-old watching several hours of television every day, pediatricians are making recommendations to get kids off the couch and engaged in active learning. Parents may feel unequipped to help their little ones find constructive activities, but thanks to the expert design of Grasshopper Prep Kits, all the work is done and parents and children can enjoy creative and fun learning time together!
When Debbie Runge and her father received more greeting cards at a shared birthday party than they could keep, Debbie decided to invent a product that, unlike cards, could be paid forward and reused over time. That thrifty thought led her to create WebRappers, re-recordable 8” plush toys that can be customized with songs and personal greetings. Velcro on WebRappers allows gift givers to wrap the toys around presents to celebrate special occasions and milestone events. They can be wrapped around cribs, baskets, bottles and practically anything one can imagine!
By Michelle Armstrong - Wednesday, December 1st 2010
A trip to the beach with her daughter gave Tiffany Smith a wave of creative inspiration that turned the tide for a new product and business. Like her previous experiences after seaside outings, it was very difficult to clean sand from her little girl’s body and clothing to prevent a car full of the gritty residue that would eventually find its way back to her home. To combat the ongoing challenge, Smith invented Sand Gone — a special blend of all-natural, non-toxic talcum powders that easily remove sand without the need for water.