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About | whirlykidde handmade children's clothing
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Hello! My name is Heather Thornton and I am the author and illustrator behind the books and designer behind the brand whirlykidde. whirlykidde consists of
poetic capsule collections of children's products newborn - 6 handmade in Chicago.

When I think about meeting my customers face to face, I think about myself on the other side instead of the one trying to guess what you would like to buy. I try to see things from your point of view. Everything is made with love and dedication. Everything is cut by hand and sewn by yours truly. Every book illustration is thoughtfully planned out and drawn to scale to fit into little hands so they will get excited about the characters in the books.

There are millions of choices out there in the marketplace as far as children’s products but I’d like to think you and I have a common place together as parents. I am a mother of two children. Design is a career I have been involved in for more than twenty years. I started writing because I have a son with autism. I quickly became accustomed to writing my son social stories when he started preschool. This is the reason poetry books are included with my children’s capsule collections. Each product comes with an e-book download that coordinates with the capsule collection.

All fabrics are sourced from the USA. Organic fabrics are used when available. All garments are made to order in the USA. The fabrics are printed using a digital printing process using eco-friendly, water-based inks on natural fibers. This process wastes less fabric and uses less resources.

If you ever have any suggestions or ideas regarding design or books, please email me at
I'd love to hear your feedback! Heather xoxo