Maine Girl Creations

MP met Jessica Herling of Maine Girl Creations at a craft fair, and was taken with all of the lovely handmade items Jessica had for sale—from colorful, appliquéd onesies and stroller blankets to fun yoga bags and birthday banners. Jessica started Maine Girl Creations only two years ago. The Brunswick-resident fuses her smart design and sewing skills to make the most …

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Sheabella Tutus

We’ve had our eye on Brunswick-based Sheabella Tutus for quite some time. Founder Carrie Sullivan has been creating her gorgeous tutus for tiny dancers since 2007. Carrie’s attention to detail has garnered national attention, too—her thoughtful designs were among Babble’s Best. Sheabella tutus are made of super soft tulle and come in a variety of ballerina-worthy colors and styles. CP #1 …

F is for Fabulous: Finny and Zook

MP worries that she spends one minute too many on Facebook. However, every once and awhile she discovers something that makes the time well spent. Case in point: these fun alphabet prints from Portland’s Finny and Zook. Designer Karen Zutkowski—whose friends call her Zook—wanted bold, colorful flash card designs for her son Finn’s room. When she couldn’t find a design …

Elves & Angels Wooden Toys

While flipping through Mothering magazine, MP came across one of the loveliest wooden play kitchens she’s ever seen. Seriously. Not even the likes of Pottery Barn or Land of Nod could compete with Christina’s kitchen, made by Elves & Angels Wooden Toys in the tiny village of Wytopitlock Maine. Owner and toymaker David Smalley has been designing beautiful wooden toys …