Tiny Tourist ~ Little Art Bus edition
We love Fort Worth - from the many fun & funky places to take your little people, to all the local businesses that embody what this town is about! So we partnered with Elle Boone Photography to showcase some of our fave @babybydesign looks in a few of our fave locales.
Get to know The Little Art Bus
+ shop Hey Gang modeled by a few of our faves ~ Betty & Warren
The Little Art Bus
The Little Art Bus is a 32 foot Tiffany Blue School Bus converted into a mobile Art Studio.
It is operated by: Niki Little-Owner/Driver/Instructor
Allen Little-Niki's husband, Computer and IT guru, emotional support, heavy lifting, maintenance and various tasks thrown at him at any given time.
Elise Little-Niki and Allen's 3 year old daughter, sometimes assistant when she feels like it.
We park this big beautiful bus in most places we are requested. We set everything up to create your personal art studio and wait for the fun to begin. Niki guides the guests through their painting or craft project from start to finish. Bus Assistants help our guests if they have trouble or need some more supplies.
We also allow other artists and makers to rent the bus to host their own workshop. We love to help others grow and teach their trades!
I quit my job to start bringing art activities to preschools and focus more on my watercolor art (Ellie B Little). Carrying around bins, loading and unloading bins and taking over space in the preschools was fine but I wanted a better situation. Sometimes I would see The Tumble Bus at the preschools. I thought "Hmmm. What about the Art Bus?" We looked, dreamed and talked about it for a while until a family member said, "that's genius. If you think you can build the business enough to pay for it, we'll give you a loan." So we agreed to take the leap! From there it went and continues to grow.
follow @thelittleartbus to find out where they'll be
Hey Gang is a clothing line designed for curious and adventurous kiddos. The collection was born with the idea of creating a collection of clothes fit for every kiddo. The designs are influenced by utility, function, and timelessness. The staple pieces of the collection are mostly unisex and meant for kids to move and play in (getting dirty is always encouraged!).
Every Hey Gang piece is made in the USA, with 80 percent of production happening right here in Texas, where we are based. Each of the sturdy fabrics, such as Japanese and American denim, and organic jersey from Texas grown cotton, is ethically sourced, as are the manufacturing facilities.
You can find the entire Hey Gang line here at Baby by Design - or shop the looks below!
What about Warren & Betty?!
We asked Mom to the models what her can't live without mom-essentials are:
"Honest wipes! I am home all day with the kids, so we use wipes like they’re going out of style (So many messes)."
What are Warren & Betty talking about these days?
"Betty is almost two, so she loves saying “I do it myself!” She’s very independent :) Warren just got out of pirate camp so he has been saying/ screaming “Argh, matey!” Alotttttt"
What are your fave brands to style your littles in?
"Warren wears a lot of fin and fince. They have easy/ comfy basics with a little retro look. He calls them his “football shirts”. Betty wears a lot of Doen dresses and Fin and Vince bubbles! We also love getting Hey Gang from Baby By Design!"
What's the best part about living in FW with your little people?
"We love raising Warren and Betty in Fort Worth. It’s such a neat city. It has so much to offer like great museums, incredible local restaurants, and outdoor trails all over. My husband and I always like to see the funky/ artsy areas thriving as well. We all need a touch of funky!"
About Elle Boone Photography:
I am a wife to Michael, the goofiest and wisest man I know. I am a mom to a wild boy, named Hudson and the sweetest little pea Lucy who just joined our family in February (on my birthday!). I love Jesus and my desire is to make Him known and bring Him glory in this lifetime. We moved to Fort Worth from Austin a couple years ago, for Michael to start medical school. I had a dream job on Young Life staff at the University of Texas at Austin after college, discipling college girls. Then, God just placed photography in my lap and it has been such a blessing to be pursuing that these past few years. I love the work of capturing and celebrating love, its such a beautiful gift.
Make it personal ... see some of our customers creations ~ brought to you by our in-house monogram expert @themonogramclub