Meet the Artist
About This Artist
Bumbershoots by Nana hand-crafts wearable art for infants & toddlers. Our designs use textiles - mixing textures & colors to create a visually stimulating experience. Our sleep sacks add joy & whimsy to sleep time, turning a practical sleeper into a work of art! Our research-based designs focus on child development & safety - baby products of impeccable luxury & heirloom-quality construction. Awards 2018-21: Red Tricycle (Best Sleep Sack & Editors Award), LUXlife Parent & Baby & Mom’s Choice.
Q&A With This Artist
A: 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.
A: 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 practical sleepwear that adds flair and whimsey to the nursery. Our award-winning designs are fun. My work is so rewarding. I love bringing joy to families through my art.
A: 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.
A: 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.
A: My mom – my hero. My mom, an immensely talented & artistic tailor, became the costume designer for a ballet company to pay for my expensive classes. I became her apprentice, learning the fine art of design & construction. We found immense joy in creating beautiful costumes – our special together time. After a career as a corporate executive, the birth of my grandson brought me full circle. I founded Bumbershoots by Nana to create artistic wearable art for infants and toddlers. Sheer joy!
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