Saturday, July 4, 2015

All American Heroes and Dr. Who!

I am thrilled to share these latest pictures I received.  

The first is from a client who wanted Captain America costumes for her kiddos.  The boys costumes I have made before but the girl's costume is my latest success.  It is made from a blue satin and red cotton dress adorned with a white star and a separate red tulle skirt attached to a red and white felt belt.  Then I gave her the same mask, cuffs, and shield as her brothers.  I love how they all turned out and am always happy to see smiling faces.  Thank you heroes for all your hard work at saving the planet.

Next, I was asked by a different client to make a couple of characters from Dr. Who.  First, let me say I am not familiar with Dr. Who so I was a bit apprehensive, but thanks to the wonderful Internet I was able to find some excellent pictures for reference.  So here is what I created....Cyber Man and Judoon.  I am really looking forward to creating
gladiator type costumes inspired by Judoon (the Rhino).

Thanks to all the wonderful kids for inspiring my work, and thank you parents for allowing me the opportunity to bring a smile to their faces.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

New Costume Collections!

Let yours kids imagination run wild with the new collection at Julie Marie Kids.  
Now your little ones can run around pretending to be a brave king, beautiful fairy, or a majestic bird.  

The Royal Collection:

Every King, Queen, Prince, and Princess need their very own royal robe and crown.  Each robe is made from crushed panne and is adorned with a trim fit for royalty.  This particular robe was done in a rich deep purple crushed panne with gold trim accents and ribbon.  
No royal is complete without their very own crown.  Crowns are made from either a shiny gold or sliver material and lined in felt.  Jewels are hand sewn on to add that extra touch and they Velcro in the back for easy on/off.

The Fairy Collection:

Beautiful fairies flutter around while wearing these delicate chiffon wings and custom made floral felt crowns.  The wings come in a variety of colors from pastel pink to deep fuchsia or light blue to aqua.  The crowns are made from various colors of felt coordinated to the wings or a particular theme.  For example a crown of leaves for an autumn party.

Bird Wings:

The birdies gather in these majestic eco-friendly felt wings.  Wings come in various colors and you can add a one of kind mask to complete the look.  

These particular wings were made to resemble a peacock.  A royal blue and aqua were used for the main feathers and a deeper teal was used for accent feathers throughout.


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Artist Spotlight - Locke Photography

Awhile ago I was contacted by a wonderful photographer, Traci Locke to create a fabric banner for her son's birthday. She asked other talented etsy artists if they would be interested in creating decorations and favors for the big event. She then photographed the day and shared the wonderful pictures with all of us.

Recently she contacted me again regarding a photo shoot she was planning on doing centered around the theme of a lemonade stand. I gladly accepted the invitation and sent a custom made lemonade inspired banner. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Traci and look forward to other projects in the future. So, now as a way of saying thank you I would love to share her story with all of you and the wonderful pictures from the shoot.

Meet Traci Locke of Locke Photography:

"I'm a natural light photographer who grew up in Wisconsin. I was into Art from a very young age. I would spend hours drawing and painting any and everything. But, that all changed when I picked up my Dad's manual 35mm camera at the age of 10. I figured out how to use it, and would set up "photo shoots" for my pets, cabbage patch dolls and friends. I created make shift backdrops to feel like a real photographer. In high school I took just one photography class, back in the days of film and loved it! But I never thought I would be able to make a living at it. It was always just a hobby.

My life dramatically changed when I became very ill my Senior year. This massive event shook my confidence and changed my path. Being faced with a life threatening disease changed the way I see the world, it makes me want to capture every beautiful moment! So I began expressing my passion for life through the lens.

It wasn't until my wonderful husband saw my passion for photography and encouraged me to pursue a career. This was 7 years ago. I eventually started my business in Arizona, then decided to move to Naples, FL where I started completely over which has been challenging, but worth every minute. I am now very proud to say that I am a successful mother and photographer. My children and family are my inspiration and source of encouragement and couldn't be happier with where my life has taken me."

Follow Traci on facebook at

Lemonade Stand Photo Shoot

All photography is done by Traci Lock Photography
The Fabric Banner is by Julie Marie Kids:
Bee's Beautiful Dress and Apron are by:
Annabelle is wearing an adorable Lemon tee and matching skirt by:

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Super Heroes Unite

The newest super heroes added to the Julie Marie Kids collection!

This fierce looking crowd of super heroes are sporting the felt super heroes party pack from Julie Marie Kids.  Each hero is wearing a felt cape complete with super hero logo and a matching felt mask to resemble their favorite hero.

This was such a fun order to complete because I wasn't just creating costumes for the kids but for the adults as well.  I love seeing kids young and old enjoying my creations.  This is why I do what I do!  
Thank you!

More fabulous pictures of this party can be found on facebook and at

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Super Kids!

Each week I am going to share adorable photos of the 
super amazing kids wearing a
Julie Marie Kids original costume.

This little guy is fighting crime with his 4 legged sidekick.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Mayfel's, Asheville's Downtown Dining Delight

The other day my husband and I were once again debating where to eat lunch while walking downtown Asheville, NC when we spotted Mayfel's.  Mayfel's is a cozy little restaurant sandwiched between Tupolo Honey and Spiritex clothing store.  It specializes in southern style home cooking with a New Orleans flair.  There is a front patio along College Street perfect for people watching and four legged friends, along with a courtyard patio, and ample indoor seating with a wonderful bar.  We sat out front where we enjoyed the hustle and bustle of downtown Asheville along with some amazing food.  

My husband ate the biscuits and gravy with sausage and a side of the most delicious mac & cheese.  He loved both.  As for me and I enjoyed the B.L.F.G.T, Bacon, Lettuce, and Fried Green Tomato on a Telera Roll with Remoulade sauce and a side of sweet potato fries.   And, all I can say is YUM!  It was the most amazing sandwich.  We had such a wonderful lunch and will definitely return for dinner and drinks another day.  They have a wonderful selection of delicious sounding cocktails I cannot wait to savor.

So, if you are visiting Asheville for the first time or a long time resident and haven't yet enjoyed Mayfel's then add it to your list of amazing Asheville restaurants to try.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Limited Edition Cape Set!

Be one of ten people to receive this limited edition cape set.  Made from a pop culture inspired 100% cotton print and red eco-friendly felt this cape set is designed to withstand the toughest of super hero play.  Purchase your set today from Julie Marie Kids