Both of my girls have been BIG into dress-up this summer! And it is getting hilariously whacky and fun! It started off as putting on a princess dress and claiming to be… a princess. But lately, their imaginations and costume bins are taking them to amazing pretend-play places!
July Dress-Up Photo Gallery
Crowns For All Occasions
Want to enhance your kids’ dress up bins? Well, there are always pen&thimble crowns like these that helped transform Phee into Maui and Jasmine. And the one that helped Ivy…eat a bagel poolside. Find your new favorite bagel-eating accessory HERE!
DIY Costume Accessories
Or if you’re looking for a DIY project to help you cool off on a hot day, check out these pins in my craft and DIY board on Pinterest:
Happy New Year!!! In lieu of resolutions and a bubbly party, I’m saying goodbye to my trusty thimble for a more minimalist logo. It’s going to be a slow transition so I wanted to give you a heads-up and explain this change.
Why replace a symbolic thimble with two hearts? Whaaaat? Well since you asked…
The thimble said, “Hey! I’m over here sewing! This is my handmade sewing business!” Which is exactly what I wanted starting out. But now I feel like you get it and my business is so much more than a thimble, needle, and thread.
And the hearts are not just random. They represent my two girls who are my inspiration and motivation. Moreover, this business is made on love — my love for sewing, handmade, and creating. And my mission, which feels so much more important now than ever, is to spread happiness while selling the items I create. Items born from my love of craft and functionality.
In short, this is a business inspired and propelled by love and minimalist functionality and I think I found a logo that really represents that.
I have always spent extra time searching for the BEST materials to create items–organic cotton, 100% natural cotton, thick waterproof PUL, organic wood rings that have passed safety tests. My priority has always been to make safe and effective products for babies and children; that means selecting and crafting with quality materials.
In addition to using the highest quality materials, pen&thimble products are now officially compliant with Consumer Product Safety Commission guidelines (CPSC/CPSIA).
Nothing has actually changed; I’m still using the same quality materials and my same functional designs, but I now have documentation that all materials and products have passed third-party testing requirements and meet federal regulations for child safety–small parts, lead, phthalates, flammability….all compliant.
Yay! What does that mean for you? You can expect the same quality, same baby-safe materials, but now with extra assurances and adorable new tags!