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The Dancing Lobster

Inspiration comes at unexpected times.  This summer, I discovered a tiny baby lobster at the water's edge. In all my Cape Cod years, I've never seen one. It was the size of my little finger; delicate and translucent. A gentle lapping wave was enough to send it swaying. I marveled at the odds against its survival.  I thought about the many waves that wash over us as we navigate from helpless babies to mature adults. The Dancing Lobster is a symbol of the powerful life spirit that propels us forward, urging us into the waves, creating a tough shell for when we need protection, and the ability to feel joy at the wonder of our existence. 

Tradition

Each  Fourth of July, Cape Cod rolls out its finest  for the celebration of our nation's independence. This float encourages us to remember summertime traditions we hold dear-music, hotdogs, Mom, and apple pie. 
I founded CapeKids to help us all remember happy Cape Cod childhood memories as we bring the joy of simple summer living to a new generation.
Wishing you a happy, tradition-filled Fourth!  
Lorri

Classic Favorites at CapeKids

Some things never change. 
Those are my favorite things.  Like the way kids enjoy the wrapping paper and box more than the present inside, or how a kitchen pot can be a boat, a drum, or a fun place to wear your lobster pjs!
 
This season, CapeKids brings your classics back in fresh new styles.
Seersucker, madras, and cottons so soft they feel like part of you.
 
Cape Cod and lobsters.  Now there's two of my favorite things.  And yours too, judging from the phenomenal popularity of our Lobster Print pjs.  We've just brought a whole new catch into the store.  Come visit soon, and make CapeKids one of your favorite things.

Song for a Fifth Child, by Ruth Hulburt Hamilton

 
Mother, oh Mother, come shake out your cloth,
Empty the dustpan, get rid of the moth,
Hang out the washing and butter the bread,
Sew on a button and make up a bed.
Where is the mother whose house is so shocking?
...She’s up in the nursery, blissfully rocking.

Oh, I’ve grown shiftless as Little Boy Blue
(Lullaby, rockaby, lullaby loo).
Dishes are waiting and bills are past due
(Pat-a-cake, darling, and peek, peekaboo).
The shopping’s not done and there’s nothing for stew
And out in the yard there’s a hullabaloo

The Seamstress Sirens of Cape Cod

I am so excited about our newest arrival at CapeKids- the most darling, exquisite hand-made dresses I have ever found... and they're made by a magical seamstress right here on Cape Cod.  Tired of looking for something truly unique, and made "like they used to be"?
 
These delightful little masterpiece dresses feature intricate smocking, matching bloomers, and artful, sophisticated patterns that are reminiscent of another era.
 
I wore dresses like this to Sunday School, with little white gloves, a matching hat, lace anklet socks and buckle shoes.

For Grown up CapeKids~Diane Hanna Story Pictures

Before you visit Diane Hanna'swebsite, do two things:
 
          1. Make a nice cup of tea.
2. Prepare to be moved. 
 
The first time I saw the delightfully
unique Diane Hanna, she was striding
along a windswept strip of coastal road, deep in conversation with a gentleman wearing a beret.  Diane herself was wrapped in a dark wool coat with swirls of skirt billowing around striped stockings that disappeared into funky clunky sensible black shoes.

We Gather Together

Summer has mellowed into Fall, and here on Cape Cod, we are enjoying an unusually warm Autumn. Still, the shorter days draw us closer to home and hearth. 'Tis the season for home cooked comfort foods like chicken soup, fall-harvested vegetable casseroles, a good book, and your softest most comfy clothes. Come see the new CapeKids' merchandise soon- I just put out new infant fleecy pants, hand-made stroller/crib blankets and lounger outfits, knit caps and accessories all made right here on Cape Cod.

Just In and Red Hot- Lobster Print PJs

  These little lobsters were getting grabbed up before I could press them and get them on hangers! 
 
What's not to love about soft breathable cotton with eye-catching red lobsters?  Feet pjs for babes through 18 months, and two piece comfort for toddlers through size 8.
 
 
Take home a keeper for just $34.00 

Little Minnow is Making a Big Splash at Mashpee Commons

Starting a new business (and a new brand) is alot like giving birth.
You do oodles of preparation.   You prepare and plan.  At last, you give birth, and a whole new set of joys and concerns replace the old ones.  Will my baby grow to be healthy and strong?  Will he make lots of friends?  Will she grow into a good, responsible human being?
 
CapeKids is entering its toddlerhood and I could not have asked for a happier result.  Thank you to everyone for loving our simple sweet clothes.

CapeKids Salutes A Smart Mom

Jennifer Weisman had a problem.  She couldn't find boardshorts that would fit her sons' slender builds.  Everyone knows boys must have authentic board shorts, so, what to do?  What Jennifer did was come up with a clever solution. She invented Just Bones Boardwear.  Her boardshorts have patent pending adjustable waists in hip designs for boys who are "just bones."  Just Bones boardshorts have a secret pocket that covers the adjustable part of the waist.
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