The Offbeat Mama Directory is steadily getting cooler and cooler — in addition to a plethora of amazing kid’s clothing and wonderful photographers, I’m always keeping my eyes peeled for artists, cool upcyclers, and pretty much anything I think might strike your fancy. So check these ouuuuut:
The Monster Den claims to be a “most delightful place to be” and I totally and completely agree with them. I’m the biggest fan of just about anything that’s upcycled, and when you throw in super cute hats as well, I’m a goner!
I’m a big fan of art, but wasn’t sure how I felt about the idea of someone actually painting a portrait of my son until Ginny Webb did it. This looks EXACTLY like the photo I sent her — down to the fact that you can tell Jasper is grinding his teeth.
Ginny is magic personified with a paint brush. We chose one of our favorite ages (so far) for her to capture, and I definitely wouldn’t hesitate to do it all over again.
SEWNnatural makes these impossibly wonderful sleep mats for kids. Everything is eco-friendly and hand-crafted, and you can also get things like quilts, toys, and silk pillows. They’ve been featured in about a zillion magazines and publications, so you may have heard of them already. If not, I’m stoked to introduce ya!
Frenchie Stiles Clothing Co. has punk, rockabilly, pinup, and indie style clothing for just about every shape and size you can be. She’s got maternity clothing and non-maternity clothing, and everything is BRIGHT and COLORFUL and AWESOME. If you’re into animal print, she’s got it. If you want to wear clothes that have several different colors, you can find it. PLUS nearly all of the designs are truly one-of-a-kind — once someone buys a particular design, it’s gone forever.