How Lily Mairi Began
I have 4 children. 3 girls and a boy. I started out making things for them as soon as my first child was born, Lily Mairi. For my girls I designed hair accessories, costumes and fabric toys. For my son, who loves to wear ties and felt caps or ascot caps, I started making bow ties and art out of his "found" things that he loves to collect.
After a few years I started blending my love of vintage and antique finds with the items I was making. The encouragement of friends and family to sell my items got the wheels turning. What did it for me was my children expressing how wonderful they thought my art was. So, I started doing art and craft shows. I now design not just for the children but for mom as well and everyone in between.
Teaching my children to value the things of the past we read literature together. One of our favorite stories is Through the Looking Glass-and What Alice Found There. Fantasy and whimsy have always influenced me. It shows in my work. Steam punk, Victorian color palettes and a hint of our Celtic roots flavor my pieces. I pour a little bit of my heart, soul and history into everything I craft.
You will notice there are more things in my shop besides hair accessories. For a change of pace I will go back to one of the other mediums I had used in times past. I also like to create specifically for my son. There isn't much out there for boys at art and craft shows. Wearing his felt cap, bow tie, button up shirt, cargo short and flip flops, my son builds the most fabulous art pieces. He once built me a chair out of some over sized wooden building blocks that I could actually sit in. His view of the world inspires me.
Though my shop is small and albeit, obscure, you can be assured you are getting a one of a kind, well made, loved art piece.
Coordinating sibling accessories can be found here:https://www.etsy.com/listing/121996374/hair-accessory-girls-hair-bow-flower
Looking for another color?https://www.etsy.com/listing/123388436/vintage-red-boy-bowtie-boy-bow-tie
Fabric is prewashed. To maintain the integrity of the piece please hand wash, reshape and lay flat to dry. Press if needed.
Fits 3 to 7 years. Handmade in Georgia
This listing is for the bow tie only.
Actual color may slightly differ due to variations in computer monitor color settings.
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