Clay Tile Mom

MP was recently introduced to the work of Portland-based artist Jessica Teesdale. Known as Clay Tile Mom, Jessica creates keepsake hand and foot print tiles. The busy mother of three started her business in 2008. Since then, Jessica schedules print sessions at her home studio, playgroups or spaces like Smudge Art Studio in Freeport. The tiles are popular with families who …

Colorful Knits for Winter

According to her Facebook page, Anna Astvatsaturian Turcotte is a lawyer and a banker by trade, but this Portland mom also has a wonderful creative side, which is apparent in nearly every piece she designs. Her side business—Lovemook Knits—features everything from sweet hair accessories to ultra warm sweaters. We especially love her whimsical knit hats for little ones. Fun flowers, …

F is for Fabulous: Finny and Zook

MP worries that she spends one minute too many on Facebook. However, every once and awhile she discovers something that makes the time well spent. Case in point: these fun alphabet prints from Portland’s Finny and Zook. Designer Karen Zutkowski—whose friends call her Zook—wanted bold, colorful flash card designs for her son Finn’s room. When she couldn’t find a design …

The Coolest Kid’s Tee

CP#2’s birthday is fast approaching, and the team has been on the lookout for some things he can really use. MP was thrilled when she discovered a super cool, screen-printed truck tee at Ember Grove in Portland. The boy loves farm machinery of any kind—this t-shirt was perfect for him. Alas, the shop was sold out in his size, so …