It is April 17th and week 5 of the lockdown due to Covid-19. While the situation has put our lives at a grinding halt since March 15th (we temporarily closed our store to save lives and to adhere to the Governor's PAUSE order), I've been finding some peace, joy, and SANITY by keeping myself creative. I've been told that my spirit animal is a jack russell terrier, so I need to be active at all time! Anyway, being creative means for me, amongst many things, designing and sketching new Little Moony dresses and rompers for my Mom "Mama Xit" to make. Incidentally, making Little Moony has kept my Mom sane during the lockdown as well. I think it is so important to take this time to find our hobbies and passion again, whatever that may mean for each of us.
One of the projects I will be working on over the weekend (although who can tell what day it is anymore) is designing mini masks, which Mama Xit will handcraft once I'm done. I'm starting with a gorgeous print: blush unicorn with gold metallic details. Because it's just Mom making them, so we can only produce very small batches for our community of friends and of course those who need them. Nonetheless, it gives Mom and me such joy to know that we can make small contribution with our mini, whimsical masks. We will end up donating the masks to parents in financial need.
The project came about actually today when a dear client of mine, who is also a parent, mentioned that his tot does not want to wear just any mask. She has a particular style and will only wear those masks that she loves. I don't blame her. While safety is important, I too love wearing a mask that is colorful, fun and whimsical (see image below).
Stay tuned. I will post more images when we make the first batch.
Have a good weekend. Stay Safe. Stay Strong. Stay Inspired.
The new normal, wearing a prototype mask in our citrus print knit handcrafted by Mama Xit.