MalcolmForTots

Malcolm For Tots

Cathedral City, California

Announcement    Welcome to Malcolm For Tots, the best place to find unique, handmade clothing and accessories for babies and toddlers. When you want a gift for a baby shower, birthday, Christening, or other occasion we know you will find it in our shop.
Please come back often to see the newest additions.

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Announcement

Last updated on Aug 14, 2016

Welcome to Malcolm For Tots, the best place to find unique, handmade clothing and accessories for babies and toddlers. When you want a gift for a baby shower, birthday, Christening, or other occasion we know you will find it in our shop.
Please come back often to see the newest additions.

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Marian Smith

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Marian Smith

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About MalcolmForTots

Sales 22
On Etsy since 2010

Superior Quality And Customer Service Always Available At Malcolm For Tots

It did not take very long for me to know that retirement was going to bore me to tears. I started knitting and crocheting blankets for the local Project Linus Chapter; then I started knitting hats and scarves for homeless people; and then sweaters for Guideposts Magazine's Sweater Project. I joined a quilt guild, and in two successive public quilt shows I won the Wearable Art category's 1st Place Blue Ribbon and 2nd Place Red Ribbon for little girl's outfits I made and submitted. Although those things kept me busy, they involved a lot of repetition, and I found that I also really missed being involved in the business world.

I decided to start an on-line shop selling unique (usually one of a kind) handmade clothing and accessories for babies and toddlers. I called my dearest friend Marie in Texas and told her about my plans to do the knitting. I asked if she would be willing to sew clothes for the shop if I provided the fabrics and supplies. She agreed, and we began to create an inventory before launching an ETSY shop.

Many years before, my daughter had the idea of a cute little mouse named Malcolm Mousekowitz. I found a local artist to create the logo and opened the ETSY shop. Ready, set, go! Or so I thought.

At every turn it seemed that I developed a new health issue: Emergency gall bladder surgery, a near-fatal pulmonary embolism, two cataract surgeries, lung cancer surgery, Shingles which left me with terrible nerve pain, three bad falls due to pain medication, Wet Macular Degeneration requiring monthly injections in my eye, and most recently a stay in the hospital due to Septicemia (blood poisoning) .
From the time I retired (12/04) through last year (12/17) I have had 1,231 medical appointments for doctors, lab work, and other tests. Enough already!!!

These unexpected events hampered my ability to really focus on the business to the extent I had planned which included selling wholesale to baby shops, gift shops and boutiques. Although delayed many times, my plans for the business will not be abandoned. The quality of our merchandise (both materials and workmanship) is superior to much of what is available in the world today. Our customer service is second to none, and you will not see your purchases duplicated whether they are for your own child or gifts for other children.

It is our hope that all who visit our ETSY shop will tell their family and friends about us. With determination, will power and the blessing of being somewhat restored to health, I will ultimately achieve the goals I have set for the Malcolm Mousekowitz label and the Malcolm For Tots ETSY Shop.

P. S. Malcolm For Tots is easier for people to remember and spell than Malcolm Mousekowitz - hence, the ETSY shop is called Malcolm For Tots.

Shop members

  • Marian Smith

    Owner, Maker, Curator

    After a successful career in retailing, hospitality, vocational education, and non-profits I relocated to the desert to retire. Quickly found out I really don't want to be retired. I always loved children and needlework so it made sense to combine those two passions and start my own business.

  • Marie Worrell

    Maker, Seamstress

    Marie has been one of my dearest friends for over 50 years, Her many talents include sewing and doll making. She lives in Texas and I live in California, but we agreed to combine her sewing skills and my needlecraft skills.

Production partners

  • Marie

    Grand Prairie, TX

    Marie has been my best friend for 50 years. We met when we both lived in Dallas, Texas. Marie, an experienced, talented seamstress produces the sewn garments in our shop. Her dedication to quality is apparent in the clothing she sews as I provide fabric and style requests to her.

Shop policies

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Last updated on Mar 29, 2016
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Sizing details

We sell items in sizes Newborn to Toddler 3. Since sizes are based on age and/or weight we also can provide length/width information upon request.