When it comes to creativity with a needle, we’ll admit to being sewing-challenged (although we do like to think we’re pretty handy with the written word).
So lately we’ve found ourselves impressed with the variety of beautiful and functional products that have crossed our desks, straight from the sewing machines of some very savvy Canadian artisans.
Not Your Grandma’s Apron
Tired of her ‘too old for bibs’ toddler spilling and messing up all her beautiful clothes, mom entrepreneur Ina Ornstein developed the Smicko’z Tablewear for Toddlers clothing cover-up. Attractive, comfortable and machine washable, not only do they protect that chic little wardrobe, they actually add style to even the cutest of outfits. And we can’t say that about a plastic art smock. The savviest feature of all? The ties in the back are placed in just such a way that the wearer of the smock (aka messy child) can’t reach them, so the Smicko’z stays put. There’s plenty of patterns for boys and girls to choose from (we’re obsessing about the Ginger Tile Avocado ourselves) and at about $28, they make a good clothing protection investment from food, paint or other kid friendly mess makers.