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It all started when I became a mommy…

As my husband and I anticipated the arrival of our first child, family tradition requested we keep the gender a surprise until birth (I cant keep a secret to save my life, so even we couldn‘t find out!). Being a master planner and habitual organizer, there was no way I could bring home my baby and not have the nursery complete, right down to the clothes washed, folded and filed into the dresser. This proved to be tricky when I had to steer clear of gender specific color. I decided to go for a natural nursery theme (and stroller and clothes and diaper bag, etc.). This meant cream, beige, soft yellow, ivory, white, tan, sand and such. When that special delivery arrived we had the perfectly complete beige nursery with fully stocked baby yellow onsies and soft cream blankies. I was so eager to get my little bundle out there to meet the…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 23
  • Joined July 5, 2011

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Feathers, Furs, Pearls, Vintage Buttons, Rhinestones, Imagination

About

It all started when I became a mommy…

As my husband and I anticipated the arrival of our first child, family tradition requested we keep the gender a surprise until birth (I cant keep a secret to save my life, so even we couldn‘t find out!). Being a master planner and habitual organizer, there was no way I could bring home my baby and not have the nursery complete, right down to the clothes washed, folded and filed into the dresser. This proved to be tricky when I had to steer clear of gender specific color. I decided to go for a natural nursery theme (and stroller and clothes and diaper bag, etc.). This meant cream, beige, soft yellow, ivory, white, tan, sand and such. When that special delivery arrived we had the perfectly complete beige nursery with fully stocked baby yellow onsies and soft cream blankies. I was so eager to get my little bundle out there to meet the world we were always out and about! We would go on long walks through Golden Gate Park and people would greet us with, “what a handsome little guy!” and at the market, “he has daddy’s eyes” and so on. I was a beaming mommy, so proud of all the complements (we did have a real cutie!!) but after about 2 months I decided we needed to make it clear to the world that we had a baby girl. I had already purchased clothes through 6 month size and didn’t want to start over now, so I decided I could dress her up with some fancy hair bows, the really fancy, super-girly ones that scream “I am a GIRL…despite my white onsie.” I shopped everywhere for hair bows but couldn’t find the perfect balance of size, comfort and frills, so instead I made them. We definitely got our point across, “she is adorable!”, “what a sweet girl” but even more so, everyone asked where we got her bows.

I started selling baby hair bows at a few boutiques in my neighborhood and one of the shop owner’s admitted to wearing the hair pieces herself and infact, was selling them to moms too. She recommend I create more elaborate mommy versions and try them out at her shop and that is when things took off! Since, I have expanded from boutiques to start my adventure with esty.

Why Alice you ask? Well, on my 10th birthday my grandmother had given me a collection of books, including the Alice in Wonderland Collection, from when she was a child. (Which of course, are on my daughter's nursery shelves now!) I poured over those stories through out my childhood, I found it an sweet escape and would become lost in the upside down whimsy of Wonderland. A deep appreciation for the creative genius of Lewis Carroll grew and now as an artist I owe my inspiration to those topsy turvy antics of Wonderland.

Thank you so much for showing interest in my shop, I look forward to creating something special and filled with all the magic of Wonderland just for you.

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