BabbidgePatch Hats

There’s not a parent in Maine that’s not familiar with the daily winter routine. Every morning, without fail, we’re ushering our children into warm socks, boots, mittens, scarves, snow pants, coats, and hats. Sometimes the routine goes smoothly, and sometimes well, not so much. And who could blame the kids for not wanting to get in full cold weather regalia? …

Adorable Onesies from Carolyn Caffelle

MP’s sister is having a baby in August. As you can well imagine, MP is so excited to have a new nephew! The baby shower is fast approaching and MP has been on the look out for some unique handmade gifts. While searching Pinterest, she discovered Carolyn Caffelle from The Wishing Elephant. The talented, New England mom was featured on …

Handmade Valentines

If you don’t have time to make your own Valentines, find a variety of fun, handmade mini sets from Topsham’s LuckyLu Creations. Etsy shop owner Kara Dowling says she’s loved paper crafts and scrapbooking ever since grade school. Today, the expectant mom works late into the evening designing her whimsical greeting cards and gift tags. We’re fans of Kara’s Itty …

Rock Star Party Favors by Olio Designs

CP #2 is about to celebrate his 3rd birthday and because he is our resident rocker, MP decided to throw him a rock and roll themed bash. To help, she enlisted the talents of Olio Designs in Rangeley. Shop owner/designer Meg Shelton is a dynamo when it comes to party favors. Even Martha Stewart Weddings noticed Meg’s talents and named …

July 4th Giveaway

Last week, we highlighted Jess Proctor’s super cute, reusable sandwich bags. We’ve already used ours for picnics, packed lunches and snacks on the go. And MP is thinking they will be perfect for the beach this weekend. Speaking of the holiday weekend, wouldn’t it be nice to win something fun? Here’s your chance. Tell us where to find the very …

No More Plastic Baggies

While visiting the New Gloucester Community Market on Sunday, MP met the lovely Jessica Proctor—a Portland-based mom with an Etsy shop called The Reuse Zone. Jessica sells a variety of green products, but our favorite is her reusable snack/lunch bag. Each washable bag is made of 100% cotton and lined with ripstop PVC nylon, so it’s easy to shake out …

Queen for a Day

CP#1 celebrated her birthday over the weekend, and we wanted to find her a special crown to mark the occasion. Lucky for us, we discovered the wonderfully talented Kirsten Hardy, who runs a home-based business in Bar Harbor called Annabel Fuzz. Kirsten whipped up a beautiful, felt crown in a day, and to CP#1’s delight, it arrived in a perfectly …

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 …