"Bee Friendly Kids Clothing was founded by Caoimhe Tuthill, a ballet dancing, stilt walking, archaeologist who spent 10 happy mucky years digging for treasure. Unfortunately, along came the recession, then came redundancy so it was time to hang up my hard hat and put away my trusty trowel and to try something totally different.
So how does someone who hasn't a notion about sewing start designing and making children's clothing and accessories? I have always loved design, art, color, crafts, textiles and experimenting with different materials so I started thinking of possibilities…
I am very lucky to be a Mama to an absolutely gorgeous wee gal and I noticed that at a very young age the kid's clothes seem to change from bright vibrant colors to a more grown up conservative look. I love seeing kids in clothing that allows them to play, to have fun, to jump in puddles and to explore the great outdoors without restrictions. I love having pockets for their treasures, hoods for coziness and making clothes that are as unique, colorful and distinct as they are themselves.
So with that in mind I decided to call on the skills of my talented and patient Mam who gave me a crash (and very frustrating) course in dress making and with the help of my Papa's 40 year old sewing mating I started designing and making kids clothing…
Well, it wasn't that easy, there was a lot (and I mean a whole heap) of trial and error but one I started creating the clothes and baby wraps out of fleece I found ways of putting more character and fun unto each piece so I decided that it was worth giving it a shot and I started expanding my range.
I met with Meath Enterprise Board in late 2011 who suggested that I try Showcase, Ireland's Creative Expo. I didn't have a clue what to expect but in january of 2012 I officially launched Bee Free Kids Clothing at Showcase. I had a great response and things started to take off after that."
I am thrilled for the opportunity to have Caoimhe on Mom-a-Logues.
Caoimhe was extremely generous to send Alexa and Lillian some goodies from her clothing collection, all the way from Ireland.
My girls were ecstatic about the darling dress and poncho. They are not only bright, bold and playful, but they are super soft and cozy.
Alexa received the flower fairy poncho in sky blue.
She loves the design, it's coziness and the pixie fairy-like feel. It's something she can wear out and about, playing and exploring in the yard all while keeping her warm.
The backside is just as cute as the front with a colorful braid attached to the hood and a beautiful butterfly.
Lillian received the Celtic Pixie Hoodie Dress.
First of all, how CUTE is this? I just can't get over the fun colors and child-like design of Caoimhe's clothing. They are for a world of pixie imagination and adventure.
I love clothing that let's kids be kids - and Bee Free Kids clothing allows them to do just that - Be FREE and play.
All Bee Free Kids Clothing products are designed and made in Ireland from the finest and coziest double sided anti oil fleece.
Caoimhe is offering one lucky Mom-a-Logues winner your choice hat and scarf set from the selection below.
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