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Once in a Lifetime

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Hello (almost) Fall! Did you all catch the eclipse this week?  My cell phone photos didn't look like much, but someone was nice enough lend me eclipse glasses and THAT was a great view.  How remarkable that on a random Tuesday afternoon we all got to enjoy something that happens literally once in a lifetime.  It made me happy to see so many people stop whatever important things they were doing and make time to be a part of that magic.  In 6th grade our teachers took us out in a bus in the middle of the night to see Halley's Comet, another one-in-a-lifetime happening. It's...

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Smockingbird Photo Shoot!

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So this is one of the most special things, ever.  It's one of those times I realize that this little business is so much more than pretty dresses.  My friend surprised me with a Smockingbird photo shoot. Not only did Jill organize everything, get a workout photographing a group of girlies, and edit tons of photos so that everyone could have individual shots to enjoy, she opened her closet to share with all of the Smockingbirdies who came. I don't think we've ever had a Smockingbird photo shoot.  It is so sweet to see years of work come to life in...

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Four New Ways to Give Back...

Giving Back Kids Fashion Knithaus Little Knit Dress Little Knit Tunic Pretty Things RWB Smockingbird

Knithaus is back with four new pretties, four new ways to give back, and another amazing silhouette! This release we have two gorgeous racerbacks in navy and red.  These are rich, stunning colors -- a deep true navy and the best pop of cherry red.   We also have a cobalt short sleeved dress with a circle skirt that twirls for dayyyys.  And we are debuting a new tunic!  Our Little Knit Tunic features a slight high-low effect with the center higher than the sides.  They are all amazing!  In keeping with our Knithaus tradition, we are giving back with every pretty...

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Knithaus!

Behind the Scenes Dreams Giving Back Kids Fashion Knithaus Little Knit Dress Pretty Things Smockingbird

Dear Smockingbird Family, This has been in the works for SO LONG that I can't even believe it is finally a reality.  Say hello to our newest collection: Knithaus.  I wanted a way to continue to mix in comfy knit dresses with our boutique line without the two competing. For a while I felt pulled between two great directions.  I love the rainbow of yummy knits, but my creative self thrives on fabric combinations and design.  And of course the girls reach for soft knit dresses as much as they enjoy dressing up.  Should I order mint chocolate chip or dark chocolate?  Duh, get two scoops!  There is room in...

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Big Dreams and Pretty Things

Art Behind the Scenes Chagall Dreams Growing Up Smockingbird Pretty Things Smockingbird

Big dreams and pretty things.  That sums up the business plan.   This has been an adventure, and while not always easy, any journey that falls in the "follow your dreams" category is an important one.   Owning a children's clothing company and making pretty little dresses is something I wanted to do forever.  Nearly 4 years and more than a few sleepless nights later, I am still learning.  Some days I wonder what in the world I am doing.  But then I start playing with fabric and designs, and beautiful pieces emerge, and my inbox is full of sweet girls wearing my pretties,...

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