Monday, November 25, 2013

Fairytale Mania

I feel like everybody I know has either been to, is at now, or will be going on vacation within the next few weeks, and I am having a pretty hard time not being jealous! Albert and I encourage our own little inner children by going on family-oriented vacations. As with most adults who are young at heart, we love how some vacations bring us back to the simplicity and imagination of our childhoods. 

Since it's apparently vacation season, I decided to put together my favorite fairytale inspired designs. I still have so many character ideas I need to fabricate, so maybe this will encourage me to be more productive in that area while also working on the new collection. Many of these designs were originally custom orders from awesome moms who wanted a certain fairytale character I didn't have available yet, but brought me on board for creating their little papoose's new make believe outfits!
A sweet customer had a little papoose who was a huge Little Mermaid fan, and she asked me if I could come up with a design for a ball gown. I loved the idea, and it would never have occurred to me to do a gown. The design is wearable and still such a beautiful dress whether or not you're a mermaid fan! I loved how it turned out, it is so pink and girly and the perfect little twirly dress!
Speaking of, this mermaid inspired outfit has to be the sassiest and most comfortable outfit to wear! I adore this design because it doesn't reveal too much like some toddler mermaid outfits, but it's still obvious that it's evoking a mermaid image. I think the outfit has the perfect balance of imagination and wearability, and I am proud to have originally come up with the bandeau design for the top, though other people are using my idea for their items.
I absolutely go giddy when I see toddlers in bubble outfits, they're just so adorable, it makes me want to pick them up and hug them out of sheer cuteness! With this design, I wanted something a little different. I decided to make Cinderella's dress into a bubble and added a sweet little peplum. The soft blues are so precious, and it's such a darling outfit to run around and play in while being absolutely hug-worthy!
Snow White will always be remembered as a classic, and her beauty and dress is forever stamped in our brains as an ideal image. I love the colors in her dress, and I am not particularly a yellow fan, maybe that's because it's not a good color on me so I never wear it. This design is another one that is totally wearable but stylish and classic all at the same time. The flutter ruffles was a fun idea I came up with to incorporate the colors of the sleeves without using actual sleeves, although it's another stolen design I've seen around. The shorts help with potty breaks, but the dress makes such a beautiful statement!
A mouse can be so endearing and fun to dress up as, and there are many options for dressing like him. I wanted my design to be something extra special for all those little fans, and I particularly love this outfit for its classic colors and simplicity. I think many can appreciate this outfit for its charm and wearability, but I have many moms who purchase this item for their little boys and girls. I love that it can be gender neutral for all the little papooses!
Please visit my Etsy shop for the complete fairytale inspired experience:


  1. It's always Disney season with my family! Ever since my oldest was born 16 years ago...Non-stop Disney. I love your designs. All of them!

  2. You are so completely talented! I think the real trick to getting the outfits just right is the saturation of the colours in the fabric you I right? I think the snow white blue and reds and yellow are JUST right, for example...I love love love that one! The brunette princesses were always my fave ;)

    Oh and sorry to hear that you are having your design stolen. That is really very disheartening. For what it's worth, your bandeau design is inspired and very well executed!

    1. Thank you, Melissa! It's flattering and irritating at the same time to have one's ideas stolen and used as someone else's!

  3. well, these are all just TOO cute Ashley. love the pink! my sil just posted a pic of their christmas tree (they're in Dublin so no thanksgiving for them). It's all disney.

  4. Very cute costumes! My best friend is a Disney fanatic, too - she flies there for vacation almost every year.

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