At Pigtail Pals, we strongly believe that girls deserve palettes of rich color and a diversity of characters in their childhood. The products in their world should honor the stories dancing around in their heads while they grow and grow. I wanted to offer more designs for girls that reflected and respected their dreams, imaginations, and notions of whimsy and creativity when they play.
About a year ago, I bought a wooden top for my daughter at a garden shop. It was a fat bumble bee, and she would spin it, and then stand up and spin herself, collapsing into a pile of giggles when she got too dizzy. That moment to me was the quintessential essence of pure childhood delight and innocence. I noticed that when she played with her little friends, they were most happy when buzzing around like crazed, screaming, furniture-climbing, zig zagging bumble bees.
The Whimsy Bee designs were largely inspired by my daugther and our little family friends and their interests and the glimpes I got into their imaginative worlds while they played. I wanted the designs to look like a snapshot, a brief little peek into their world of creation and pretend. I wanted to celebrate the beauty of play and the pure goodness of a small child’s imagination.
I would like to introduce to you the first six designs for Whimsy Bees. A pair of caterpillar tamers, a dinosaur bubble bath, a Pigtail Pals version of princess (look closely!), an underwater sea adventure, a trio of lucky pirates, and a ice cream cone picnic of Jurassic proportions. I think the little girls in our lives will love and enjoy and giggle over these designs that display just how simple and beautiful childhood can be.
Long live imagination, wild and free.
Three cheers to adventurous, daring, and smart little girls and all that they can be!
An enormous thank you to my artist Melissa, who helped me bring my funny looking sketches to life! You are talented and amazing to work with!
These designs are on the site and available for purchase. All of our new shirt styles (long & short sleeve) will be up by this weekend. I hope you get as much enjoyment out of these designs as we had creating them!