freckle baby 2.0

We are excited to share a Kickstarter Campaign that launches TODAY for our friend Kim of Freckle Baby, LLC. Project “Freckle Baby 2.0” on Kickstarter is set up to help Kim find backers to reach her goal in order that she is able to offer new product color stories to her consumer…US! Kim’s new collection is fabulous and we’re able to show you a preview below. The colorways are so vibrant + fun – a great accessory to any baby or toddler outfit.

To jog your memory, Bitsy + Freckle Baby teamed up a few weeks ago to bring you a fun giveaway. Freckle Baby has become one of Bitsy’s favorites and a necessity to all of our baby + toddler posses out there. The Freckle Baby bib is a hip, modern looking bib with a snap leash so you can attach a teething toy or pacifier. Just genius. Not only is it super adorable looking, it allows you to never have to fetch a toy or pacifier again. Okay, where do we sign up?!

HERE!

Check out Kim’s campaign on Kickstarter here and be one of the first to hit up one of her “Early Bird Specials” (outlined below)! As you will see, Freckle Baby also makes sweet baby hats + blankets. The blankets include the same snap leash as well for total practicality! The gift sets and combo packs are the perfect baby gift – one purchase and you’re done! The bibs are a great gift topper and don’t forget, a life saver.

GET THEM WHILE THEY ARE HOT!!

BEST EARLY BIRD SPECIAL (Limited to first 25 backers)

– $12 (normally $18) for 1 Reversible Snap Leash Teething Bib –

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL (Limited to first 30 backers)

– $13 (normally $18) for 1 Reversible Snap Leash Teething Bib –

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL (Limited to first 30 backers)

– $20 (normally $24) for 1 Reversible Snap Leash Teething Bib + 1 Wooden Teething Ring –

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL (Limited to first 30 backers)

– $30 (normally $42) for 2 Reversible Snap Leash Teething Bib + 1 Wooden Teething Ring –

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL (Limited to first 30 backers)

– $48 (normally $60) 1 GIFT SET (includes: Bib, Hat, & Blanket) –

To understand more about Kickstarter and how it works:

Kickstarter is a platform for crowd funding. The projects built on Kickstarter are usually of a design, art, graphic, and fashion nature. It is a place where creative individuals can go, set a goal, and find backers to help them make their project come to fruition. Kickstarter typically does not help promote projects, around 40% of projects on Kickstarter succeed. The success of a project on Kickstarter is based almost entirely on social media sharing to help build awareness. When a backer goes to a Kickstarter project and becomes a “backer” their credit card is placed on file with Kickstarter but Freckle Baby (or anyone else) will never see it and it is never charged unless the project reaches its target GOAL amount.

*photo credit: freckle baby, llc

funny little valentine

Take a look at BITSY’s Valentine’s Day finds so you and your valentines are well prepared for some extra L-O-V-I-N’ on the big day!

We wish you many, many smooches!

HerJoyfulStudio on Etsy Ombre Heart Headband, $8.99-

The Blueberry Hill Heart Beanie, $28- (for one beanie)

Plant a Kiss by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, $10.51-

Tattly Classic Red Heart Tattoo, $5- (set of 2)

Tattly Medal You Are Loved Tattoo, $3- (set of 2, was $5-)

Tattly I Heart Sparkles Tattoo, $5-

Barts Mütze “Herz” Hat, $5.42-

Boy + Girl L/S Natalie Swing Top, $36- (was $51-)

TheSproutedArrow on Etsy Black Heart Cuffed Leggings, $30-

This and That for Kids Hand Smocked Red Hearts Valentine Bishop Dress, $39.99-

This and That for Kids Hand Smocked Red Hearts Valentine Bishop Dress, $39.99-

This and That for Kids Hand Smocked Red Hearts Valentine Bishop Dress, $39.99-

Little Bow and Arrow Organic Pink Scallop + Hearts Dress, $60-

bitsy favorite for the itsy…MISHA + PUFF!

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I don’t know about you, but this is what we want to be wearing since these colder temps have started to hit! Misha + Puff, a children’s knitwear brand, really got it right. They bring us back to our handmade family knit gifts. Those pieces that can’t be replaced, are worthy of a thousand compliments and can be handed down through the generations. Their pieces each have a vintage-y feel, but their choice of colors and patterns are updated and can be styled in a classic and modern way. Plus, nothing beats their warmth, especially in this frigid weather.

This is our favorite part – each piece is designed in the US by Anna Wallack. They are then hand made in Peru where the women who knit them are given opportunities to support their families through working from home or at a knitting center that provides meals and childcare. And when you receive your item you will find the name of each knitter on the hang tag. Personalization to make your heirloom piece that much more special…bravo!

Misha + Puff’s winter collection was inspired by the New England seaside and landscape. Near and dear to Bitsy’s heart, of course, especially as we head into the Holiday season in New England. This collection is constructed with soft merino wool or alpaca. The Peruvian detailing is exceptional – pom poms, popcorn and zig zag designs that are timeless. Honestly, when we went to pick our favorite pieces to feature in this post we could not decide…so we went with a generous sampling. But to get your hands on your own picks and see even more of this special collection, head to

MISHA + PUFF!

love is in the air

A little Valentine’s charm to get you + the itties excited for a day full of XOs…

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First (Top) Row (Left to Right):

Joyfolie New Vivian, $62-

YarningMade on Etsy XO Knitted Baby Blanket, $119.21-

Patagonia Baby Down Sweater, $99-

RainbowMittens on Etsy Kids’ Earmuffs, $27.83-

Second Row (Left to Right):

Polarn O. Pyret Jaquard Print Winter Hat, $14.99- (was $30.50-)

Old Navy Boys Hooded Color-Block Jacket in Lost at Sea Navy, $36-

Maa Shoes C23 El Dorado 5ROSL, $156.25-

Frankie and Sue Heidi Headwrap, $14-

Third Row (Left to Right):

American Apparel Kids’ Shiny Leggings, $11- (was $21-)

ivylanedesigns on Etsy kids’ Conversation Heart Crayons Set of 5, $8.95-

YarningMade on Etsy Knitted Hot Pink Heart Baby Blanket, $94.55-

Joyfolie New Molly (in Melba), $76-

Fourth Row (Left to Right):

mimiikids on Etsy Girls Sweatshirt Grils Top, $28-

mimiikids on Etsy Girls Blouse in Red White Gingham, $30-

swallowsreturn on Etsy Red Cotton Bloomers/Shorts/Diaper Cover, $22-

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they say it’s your birthday

Flora + Henri Toot Sweet Party Hats, $9.95-

Well folks, BITSY turned the big O-N-E today!

We couldn’t be happier for this past year + thank you for your inspiration, excitement + love over the past 12 months. Celebrating is sort of our thing around here  – so what’s a party without party hats?!

Try these on for size over at Flora + Henri…

Flora and Henri

Here’s to many, many more and lots more inspiration to come in year 2!

mad hatter

Lucy has been stopped to find out where her adorable hat came from, so we thought it made the most sense to share with Bitsy readers!

Check out Gigi Babies on Etsy. The shop owner can monogram any hat in a variety of colors (acqua, hot pink, khaki, lime, yellow, navy, light pink, white or black to be exact!) with either a circle or script large monogram. When your child grows out of a baby hat this is the next best option and looks super cute on their miniature heads! Great gift idea as well and something that will fit them for a few years. (Prices vary depending on color/style)

Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend!

*In photos Lucy is wearing the lime green hat with a navy circle monogram.

blue skies up above

My daughter’s favorite color is blue – Has been ever since she turned one. Not sure if she saw it somewhere or on someone/something and got hooked, or if her love for Thomas the Train really sucked her in? Either way, I love how she is so definitive about the color blue. I have to say, the kid’s got something here…there are so many beautiful shades of blue!

So, today I shower you in BLUE! As usual, there’s a mix of boy + girl choices, but some can be unisex for sure.

Have fun!

(Now, if only we can get the sky to turn blue)

blue skies up above

Clockwise from Top Left:

Wunway “The Sassel Shoe”, $32-

 Bob + Blossom French Blue + White Breton Striped Hat, $18.15-

Crewcuts Colorblock Floral Flip-Flop, $16.50-

Amiya Kaftan Navy, $81.98-

Garnet Hill Kids Girls’ Smocked Woven Romper, $66-

Mini Rodini Santiago Slim Jeans, $77.92-

Seed Heritage Chambray Spot Harem Pant, $43.95-

Mabo Kids Navy Gingham Smocked Blouse, $30- (was $40-)

Center:

Johnnie O Kid’s Jr. Polo (in Lt Blue), $45-

i HEART you, a bushel and a peck

My family knows I get crazy about holiday outfits. I always like to be festive – whatever the holiday – but in a fun way (I try to avoid the corny). Of course I have started passing this little “Alex-ism” on to Lucy. Here is what I’ve come across in my Lucy-needs-a-Valentine’s-day-outfit travels…

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hat ($22!, originally $42) – feiyue kicks ($50) – bib ($20) – sunglasses ($27.95)

 vest ($64) – mary janes ($62)– stud muffin + heart breaker shirts ($25)

 hooded coat ($53) – heart dress ($54) – tights ($14.50) – eyelet sneaks ($27)

(bought the mini rodini heart hat for lulu and really love it!)

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