There we were, browsing the online craft site Etsy for a set of matching handmade hats for our web department, we came across this little local guy, Mason. Now, Mason is clearly the cutest baby model we’ve ever seen, but we knew there had to be more. So we set out to find the cutest kids on Etsy, all modeling products made by Chicago crafters.
Katie is ready to make peace, not war, in her Peace Twirl Skirt made by her mother, Sandy Stanley. Sandy says she often turns to her daughters Courtney, 5, Katie, 6, and Brooke, 8, for advice or ideas for a new product.
"If I include the girls in the process, they are proud and empowered by what they have helped design," she says.
Sandy has been sewing since she was 11 and began selling her clothing when she was in high school, making prom dresses for her friends. In 2007 she traded a dress for a friend's daughter in exchange for some graphic design help and her line, My Own Threads, was born.