Kitty Bonnets in the Wild

It’s not a great secret that 1. we love “Bonnets in the Wild” pictures and 2. we’re pretty sub par when it comes to product photography, or any photography really. I mean, we can’t be great at everything, although don’t mention that to Mandy… So that’s why it was so exciting for us when we hooked up with Meredith Rose Photography cuz on top of being great herself, she takes amazing photos. Pair her skills with an adorable mother/daughter duo … Read More

DIY Peter Pan Collar Tutorial

Little People, Crafting and Collars. These are all great things. Particularity when the Little is behaving, the crafting is fast/easy, and the collar is a peter pan collar. And because these are all great things, we’ve whipped up a quick and dirty tutorial for you. The best part… it’s free!   A Very Free Toddler Peter Pan Collar Tutorial with unnecessary encouragement!   First things first, What you’ll need: Fabric, if you’re making the reversible version, pick 2 coordinating ones … Read More

Toddler Bonnet Patterns

Hi Friends! Guess what! You’ve probably guessed by the title, but… Our toddler bonnet patterns are up on etsy now! Yeah! You know, when we started making bonnets, it never occurred to us that someone might want to put their toddler in a bonnet. We thought 18 months was the tops someone would want one for their babe. Let’s face it, it’s been a few days since I’ve had a toddler (about 4380, google tells me) and Mandy was still … Read More

Free Reversible Bandana Bib Tutorial

Here are the awesome things about this tutorial & Bandana Bib: It’s adorable It’s reversible It doubles as a face/wash cloth It’s easy It’s fast, 15ish minutes, tops Fits babies approximately 4-18 months (could go up to 2 years, depending on your kid) You can sell the bonnets you make! Just don’t be a jerk and take credit for the pattern, nbd It’s free!!! What you’ll need: 1 square foot of 2 coordinating fabrics. Natural fibers are the most absorbent. … Read More

Bonnets Bonnets Bonnets Piss

How much time can a person think about bonnets without going insane? No really, I legitimately want to know the answer to this. I think my time might be up. As I type this, I am watching a man piss outside the studio. It happens more than you might think. It’s because we are the only space in the back of the plaza. People think it’s private back here. Guess what, guys, it’s not… I can see you. I’m watching … Read More

Hustling: Etsy, Bonnets and Patterns

You may have noticed it. All of a sudden you’re seeing us, daily. A few times a day. Facebook, instagram, etsy. It’s a change from the monthly or bi-yearly you’re used to seeing us, we know. But bitches gotta eat, yo… or rather, we have bills to pay, winter is hard and we had some new ideas about old things. It’s funny how that can happen, isn’t it? You’ve been doing the same thing for a long time and then … Read More

A Baby Shower at Hogwarts!

8 months ago some friends and I planned the most Hogwarts-like Baby Shower for Mandy and Lily that we could. You might not know this, but Mandy read the Harry Potter series to Lily while in utero, then, when Lil was topside, Mandy started again. Mandy’s love of Hogwarts and Harry Potter is a strong one, so of course, without question, that would be the theme of her shower. We researched for months, amassing a pinterest board  (all printables are … Read More

Changed: Babies, Studios and Me

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It’s been almost a year. Hi. As we said in our last post, 11 months ago, things were changing, and boy did they. First we moved. We moved into a space so small we had to get rid of most of our carefully collected hoard. Mandy made me halve my Christmas collection (it hurts just to type that).   We spent weeks arranging and rearranging our small studio, trying to fit all the things we kept into it. Eventually we … Read More

change

It’s not a bad thing, change. Sometimes it can feel like it, but it always leads to something new. New = Exciting (and scary). Polluted Pixie, as you’ve known us for the passed 4 years, is about to change. Metamorphosis. Evolution. Transfiguration. We’re downsizing. We’re getting back to the basics of The Dirty Fairy Enterprise. Starting in April, we’ll be in a new, smaller location. Still in the Quathiaski Cove Plaza, but in the back, in a studio space. Yup, … Read More

a copy cat aka: a day at the colour factory

“Imitation is a form of flattery,” that’s what my mom has told me my entire life. I don’t think she believes it, entirely, I think it’s just one of those things you’re supposed to teach your kids, and so she tried, and continues to try. She’s a good Mom. But anyways, I did it, I copied Sarah. Kind of. My hair is pink, so I didn’t so much steal her colour idea, since she went lilac and I did not, … Read More

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