I recently did a photo shoot with founder and owner of Lily and Frog, Beth Kassay. Beth hand makes all types of baby accessories from bows, pacifier ties and blankets out of her Milford, CT home. The stuff is legit. I, much like some of you, have been fooled by what you find at fairs claiming to be locally handmade items but I can honestly tell you that this is far from the imposter like stuff! While setting up our shoot Beth and I got to talking about what inspires us respectively when it comes to what we do. She told me an amazing story about her latest two projects. One being a blanket made from her husband’s old concert t-shirts so she didn’t throw them away. The second project being a TuTu for her daughter, who just happens to be named Lily, made from fabric off of her TuTu she danced in! Two great idea’s that came out perfect.
Beth was also gracious enough to make a TuTu for Tessa that I cannot wait to see her in. The products that I shot while spending the afternoon with Beth were nothing short of mind blowing. Everything was stitched flawlessly, her patterns were lined up and most of all you just got the sense that these were made with love and pride which is not something you can say about most things you buy. And not for nothing love and pride are pretty important feelings when it comes to your child and what you buy, provide and give them. A win win in my book! Please take a look at some of the products I have here and make sure to visit the Lily and Frog blog at www.lilyandfrog.wordpress.com or you can shop it on Etsy by going to etsy.com/shop/lilyandfrog. These are really great products and they are made by a really great girl. Please support your local business people and give it a shot, I promise you won’t be disappointed.