Meet my friend Michelle, the mama behind Islands and Castles! We met at an event hosted by Modern Fort last winter and I fell in love with Michelle and her t-shirts! She’s got it all- brains and beauty… and her personality is contagious! She is truly beautiful inside and out, and it shows in her designs. Each design is fun and unique! Islands also donates $1 from each shirt sold to a charity! (BCSPCA, Save the Children, and Kids’ Help Phone!) She’s sporting one of my nature inspired nest necklaces in these photos!
See this pug shirt above? It’s an actual portrait of her pug! How unique is that? Each shirt from Islands and Castles is designed and hand printed by Michelle with safe water-based inks. Does your little one have sensitive skin or do you like to pick the finest organic materials for your child(ren) to wear? Not to worry, because Island and Castles prints on organic tees!
The first shirt I ordered from Michelle was this “killing it with kindness” tee. She generously sent me a second shirt, a wanderlust sweatshirt! These are my favourite shirts to put on the kids because I know that the inks are safe, and because the designs are so fun! Luckily my kids are similar in size enough to share these shirts because they always get excited when I pull these out of the dryer and can take turns wearing each one!
I love each one of Island and Castles‘ designs- Michelle pours her heart into all the tees behind Islands and Castles. Each one is fun, unique and positive! If I absolutely had to pic a favourite… it would be between the “killing it with kindness” and the “L’amour Triomph de Tout” (love conquers all) shirts! But I honestly can’t pick any favourites because I love them all! (Did you see the Game Changer shirt?!)
The kids below modelling Islands and Castles’ shirts! Every time I see that EIEIO shirt printed on American Apparel Organic Kids Fine Jersey, I want to burst out in a song! My kids love that song, and the first thing that my 4 year old pointed out was that there was a cute cow on his brother’s new shirt!
One of the best things about buying handmade is that you’re not buying something that is mass manufactured, but something that comes from the heart and has been designed with love. And that’s what I love most about Islands and Castles is that each design reflects Michelle’s bubbly, fun yet sophisticated personality! Go check out her social media feeds and website below! You won’t regret it!
Oh, did I mention, Michelle is expecting baby #2? We did this mini photoshoot with this shirt from Peanut in my Belly! Make sure you head on over to check out Islands and Castles!
All photos taken by Mint & Birch, please give proper credit.
Kids’ t-shirts: Islands and Castles |Facebook Page: here |Instagram: @islandsandcastles
Michelle’s shirt- Peanut in my Belly|Instagram: @peanutinmybellyco
Shorts: Birds and Bunny| Instagram: @birdsandbunny