Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Hat on Holiday

Our friend Sharon was kind enough to send us this picture of her on vacation in Maine wearing her new custom made Shaped Brim Hat. Sharon saw the hat on a child, got our information, and phoned us to see if we could make her one. Voila. Just a reminder we can make all our hats for adults. After all why should only children have fun hats!! Oh, and please send us pictures of you and your Children's Couture on vacation. We love receiving pictures!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Design for Charity

Starting this weekend Children's Couture will participate in New Hampshire ShowHouse 2009, an event to help raise money for the Boys & Girls Club of the Lakes Region. A fun event, it brings together some of the most talented decorators and craftsmen in New Hampshire for a good cause. Creative talents working together with the intent of creating amazing looking rooms to inspire viewers. Between September 19 - October 18 the show home will be open to the public (buy your tickets in advance) so anyone can see the results, and of course do good! Depending on timing you might even score some good decorating advice for the price of admission. Not bad!

We are proud to be among the designers invited to help decorate a room in the house by providing apparel and accessories to use in the little girl's bedroom being decorated by Lorie Taylor of Lake Style Interiors.

The house is located in Laconia (The Weirs) New Hampshire. Please see the showhouse website for details on dates/times.

Monday, September 14, 2009


I am fascinated by Martha Stewart. During approximately the same time it takes me (Mary-Alice today) to get up and brew a pot of coffee, she has painted her kitchen, started a quilt and made puppets (and really likely designed a mobile puppet theatre). Okay, maybe I'm exaggerating and she only finished one puppet.
I consider myself a master gardener, but not the most cooking-friendly person. In a pinch sure I can help out and find it fun, a sort of expedition. With summer over and fall soon to be under way I'm looking forward to holiday festivities and cupcakes (don't the two go hand in hand??). This all said it seems like a good idea to share some of these "fancy cupcake" photos from Martha Stewart.

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

Devil's Food Cupcakes

Coconut Cupcakes

Tuesday, September 8, 2009




Playing with Fabrics

Inspired and relaxed after the long weekend we are playing with fall fabrics today, following are a few examples. Customize any outfit you desire!

Corduroy Collection
Classics Collection
Contemporary Collection
Corduroy Collection

Labor Day Weekend

The last official weekend of summer. We hope everyone had a fun and relaxing weekend.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Back to School

Getting lots of back to school orders. Hard to believe it is already September 1! Does anyone else say "Rabbit" the morning of the first day of the month? To some it means good luck is coming. Whether or not, Labor Day certainly is. So are carpooling schedules, after-school programs, reading lists, trunks filled with backpacks and notebooks, cheerleading tryouts (actually those may have wrapped up by now), and marching band practices. When we take into consideration all busy moms and dads have to do it is no wonder our clients love us for thinking of them and making every piece machine washable. Can you imagine having to find the time to hand wash your child's clothing? Okay, maybe once in a while.

A series of photographs by William Shrout from a September, 1941 issue of Life Magazine.

Jane Amberg, housewife & mother, conferring with mechanic at gas station about the car she uses to chauffer her husband to & from his office & get the children back & forth to school.
Mrs. Amberg making one of the four beds she does daily after doing breakfast dishes & getting the kids to school, at home.

and...you guessed it Mrs. Amberg putting dinner on the kitchen table.