In November and December we frequented the craft fairs in the Austin-area. This city has so many talented crafters. If we had a money tree in the backyard we could be less finicky on whose products to buy. However, since we don't have a money tree we have to be a little more discerning in selecting handcrafted baby gear made by others.
We had seen the awesome work of Becka Spellman, who runs a baby and childrens clothing line, Baby Bolt, at the Craft Riot, hosted by EtsyAustin, in November, but held off on purchasing some of the Baby Bolt gear until we went to the Cherrywood Craft Fair. Spellman's designs are mod, and she likes to use upcycled and imported fabrics. She has a very good eye for color, texture, and prints. I am particularly concerned with quality made apparel, and based on our conversations at both craft fairs she knows the importance of a durable, well constructed garment. She also kid-tests a lot of her clothes on her own kiddo.
We bought a few Christmas gifts, but also splurged on a gift set for the baby (pictured above). The fabrics in the photo are from a reclaimed bed sheet and an animal print fabric from Japan. It came in a handy gift box, and her baby clothes are at the top of my list for a few baby showers I will need to attend in the future. She also debuted toddler hoodies at the Cherrywood gig, and I have my eye on one once baby gets older and the weather turns colder.
Baby Bolt is also located on Etsy here.