Bumbershoots by Nana

Bumbershoots by Nana

About The Artist

Judith Carr • Lothian, MD

The daughter of an immensely talented tailor, I learned to sew early on - designing & sewing hundreds of costumes to pay for ballet. There is an incredible challenge to designing artistic infant sleepwear. Artistry & construction for wearable art must foster optimum physical & emotional development as well as safety. I use fabric, texture & color to give baby a pleasant visual and tactical experience. I love designing award-winning, practical sleepwear that adds flair and whimsey to the nursery.


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Q&A with the Artist

Tell us how your work is made.

My creative process starts with a concept & is based on a well-researched construction design. What theme would bring joy to a child’s nursery? My designs have a beautiful, artistic outer shell and are reversed lined with fabrics that are soft to baby’s touch. Once I determine the theme, I source the highest quality fabrics, taking care to mix colors & textures to stimulate baby’s cognitive development. My sleepwear is designed to become central to the theme of the nursery – fun for all.

What makes you passionate about the medium you work with?

My art stems from my sense of wonder, whimsey and fun. My wearable art creates a nursery fantasy with baby orchestrating the antics of all. Think Mary Poppins and a nursery that comes alive with story and song. Think of a jungle adventure with a whimsical cast of elephants & zebras. Can you see baby leading the conga line wearing his beautiful Snuggly Safari sleepwear? Think of a day of frolicking ending with a big yawn and Nana tucking baby in for a peaceful night of sweet dreams.

What is something unique about you or your practice?

My work obviously brings happiness to me – an amazing 2nd chapter to my life. My great surprise is the level of joy it brings to others. My favorite part of my art - the stories it generates. I love hearing about the special little ones and the joy they bring to families. I love it when my clients return to tell me how much the baby loved the sleep sack or blanket. My unexpected gift is making new friends & having them make Bumbershoots their go-to source for an artistic baby gift.