I am so happy for the opportunity to feature Ulrike and her fabulous clothing collection at Chick n Peas on Etsy.
Ulrike loves quirky kids - especially her ever so noisy, confident and lovely daughter Eloise! She loves to put her in clothing that is colorful, creative, charming and childish.
When Eloise was born (she's now 4) Ulrike started looking around for something special for her and soon found some patterns that she loved. The pixie hoodies, red riding hood trimmings and deer appliqués were exactly what she was looking for.
Unfortunately, she had never had a sewing machine before but her mum taught her some basics when she was a kid and thankfully her partner and her mum got her the perfect books on sewing - and with the help from youtube, she is now a confident hobby seamstress. Now, she owns a BSK Creative 9000 and a 1958 Singer 201k called "Mister Ed" (for the heavy duty work). She says she's far from being a pro, but really enjoys what she does and is always learning as she goes.
With the encouragement from her daughter and her friends, she decided to sell her lovely creations.
All of her clothing is one-of-a-kind - you will never find another like it.
Ulrike has been such a pleasure to work with. She was so sweet to offer to design a couple shirts for the girls.
I was so excited to see how they would turn out as I knew all her designs we special, one-of-a-kind and completely unique. She kept me up to date on each of the shirts and how far along she was coming on both. And when they arrived we couldn't have been more excited and happy for the colorful new shirts for the girls.
Lillian's shirt happened to be a little bit too small. It was just a tiny bit short in the arms and at the waist. I let Ulrike know and she was SO generous to have me give the 'too small' shirt to a friend and actually sent Lilli a new shirt, so she wouldn't feel left out.
|Alexa, Avrie & Lilli|
Luckily, I have a very best friend who has the sweetest little girl, who has happy to model for me. Thank you, sweet Avrie!
Alexa's beautiful shirt features a beautiful flowered color fabric as the base and a red and white polka dot fabric at the wrist. There is also the cutest little deer appliqué towards the bottom and a doll appliqué in the center. There is also elastic around the wrists and a tie close at the neck which features some light pink beads.
I cannot even begin to show you all the fabulous details of this shirt. It's just about as sweet as they come. Alexa loves the soft fabrics and the comfortable design and feel. She pairs it with a pair of red ruffle pants and it's the cutest outfit for all year round.
The second shirt that Ulrike sent Lilli fit perfectly and depicted a woodland creature fabric on the front with deer and fox and some colorful bird fabric on the arms. Another very detailed shirt with lots of little hidden treasures to look at. The owl on the arm and the little patch on the other is so playful and unique.
Lilli also really loves the tie closure at the neck. It's such a soft and snuggly shirt and paired with her green ruffle pants, it's another outfit that can be worn year round.
My friend, Andrea's daughter Avrie was the perfect little model for the other Chick n Peas shirt. And it fits her sweet and sassy personality well. It's similar to Lilli's shirt, but features the bell style sleeves and offers a ric rac details around the arms. It also features that adorable deer appliqué on the front and a tie around the neck.
Each shirt is so creatively made. Ulrike clearly puts a lot of effort into every little detail. The fabrics are also one to allow the child to move freely and run and play. Her designs and creations are definitely for the cheerful, playful and quirky child!
Here are some of her other goodies...
Ulrike is happy to create a custom order for you and your child. If you have something special in mind, she is more than happy to work with you to make something extra special.
Ulrike would like to offer one lucky Mom-a-Logues winner a custom shirt from her sweet collection.