Considering the name of this here blog (and the column for which it’s named), it’s no wonder “Inside Me” was the first shirt I picked up on at Little Chickie Wear.
It’s designer and mom Gwen’s best seller, a little tee that reads:
Inside me I’ve got:
light from 4 stars
some dog hair
If there’s a kid out there who doesn’t fit that label, please don’t introduce us. I’d probably scare him. The story behind the design sheds light on what makes Little Chickie Wear a company with kids at heart.
According to Gwen, her then-6-month-old was sleeping when she whispered to her, “what’s inside you?” It’s the kind of thing we whisper to our kids, like asking them, “how did you get so cute?” or “how can Mommy show you you’re the smartest kid in the world?” Most of us just don’t make a spot-on poem about childhood out of it and print it on a t-shirt.
That Gwen has turned Gwen Designs into Little Chickie Wear proves she’s a mom with an eye for turning childhood inside out – or at least reminding us how they got so cute. Her shirts (available from onesie to size 6) are organic and soft, the designs both impish and adorable.
Of course, if you ask, you receive . . . so I’ve secured an extra Inside Me tee for one Inside Out reader! The rules are the same as always – leave a comment to enter (tell me your favorite Little Chickie Wear design), and earn extra entries by grabbing my badge and/or blogging about the contest. Leave that link in comments.
AND! Because I don’t like having to chase people down, I’m throwing in an extra entry. For the rest of November, new subscribers will be eligible for the Build-A-Bear Workshop game for Nintendo Wii or DS. So subscribe at left to be notified of new giveaways, who wins and all the rest of the Inside Out reviews!
The Little Chickie Wear contest will close December 1, 2008, and it’s open to US and Canadian residents. We’ll be skipping Wednesday’s giveaway this week to open up the 13 Days of Giveaways which begins this Friday. Happy Shopping everyone!