Easter Gifts from Maineland Design Co.

With Easter only two weeks away, MP has gift-giving on her mind. Enter our newest sponsor, Maineland Design Co., an online shop created by South Portland artist Andy Rosen, his childhood friend Luke Myers and curator Kim Myers. Their playful gift collection is a perfect balance of classic and modern design that suits all ages. Following are a few favorites:

Shop Maine Mother’s Day Wish List

Mother’s Day is MP’s favorite holiday. What’s not to like about a day devoted to moms and all they do? She has a few items on her wish list this year—all from some of her favorite shops and craftspeople in Maine: MP has admired this necklace from Turtle Love Co. for years now. Their mom and baby necklaces are pretty …

Handmade Quilts + Dolls from Wildflower Soup

During this white and wintery time of year, MP craves color. What a treat it was to discover the Wildflower Soup Etsy shop. Shop owner and Brunswick Mom, Tammy Johnson, makes dolls and colorful quilts that are sure to brighten anyone’s day. Take a look:

In Bloom Artisan Market

MP adores this time of year. There are inspired outdoor markets going on all over the state, and many offer live music, food, and crafts for the kiddos. This weekend, MP is looking forward to shopping the In Bloom Artisan Market at Doc’s Cafe in Cumberland.

Handmade Baby Quilts

The car thermometer read 8º when MP drove the kids to the school this morning. The serious chill in the air made her crave hot tea, a fire in the woodstove, and her favorite quilt. It’s moments like these that lead MP on searches for items like Maine made blankets. Sure enough, she came across a lovely little Etsy shop …

Handmade Easter Gifts

Since we’ve been away, MP is a little bit behind on everything, especially her Easter shopping. She likes to put some candy in the kids’ baskets, but small gifts are always fun and memorable. This sweet mouse from Laika Handknits is just the right size for little hands:

Children’s Room Resources in Maine

Last week, Cute Potato asked where you found your favorite kids’ room furniture and accessories. One reader recommended the Yarmouth Clam Festival and we couldn’t agree more. Maine fairs and festivals are a great way to connect with local artisans. Can’t wait for summer festivals to start? Try the Etsy Maine Team for wall art and fun decor for your …

Cute Potato Gets a New Look

We love good design at Cute Potato. And while we wish we had artistic know-how of our own (finger painting not included), we knew we needed help. Thanks to the talents of Orono-based Mom and designer, Caroline Moore of Calobee Doodles, our masthead is a whole lot cuter. Of course, we loved Cute Potato #2 in his cowboy hat, but who …