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Half-Pint Designs, which began as a small, local home business, now distributes products to boutiques in 6 states. Half Pint Designs specializes in creating high quality, custom baby essentials such as trendy bibs, soft burp blankets, snuggly patchwork luvees and comfortable changing pads, just to name a few. Handmade with extra special care, all of Half-Pint Designs products prove to be stylish, dependable and durable.

Half-Pint Designs, founded by Kimi Cole-Schmolke in 2004, derived its name from its founder’s nickname of “Half-Pint”, since Cole-Schmolke stands only five feet tall in heels! Cole-Schmolke began producing aprons in 2002 from a design she and her mother created for her two-year-old niece. Her first apron, derived from a simple sketch on a newspaper, became Cole-Schmolke’s own original template, from which she began creating kids aprons. As the demand for these aprons became apparent, Cole-Schmolke then added adult aprons to her selection. Eventually, Cole-Schmolke branched out into baby essentials. Now, she even creates bath goods, bath wraps, towels, bath mats and home decor, such as pillows, blanket throws for adults, table cloths, tea towels and Christmas stockings!

“I take extra time to ensure I create only the best quality, safest product people can buy,” states Cole-Schmolke, “Most of my client base comes from repeat customers, which is the greatest compliment anyone could ask for!”

“I received an adorable bib, burp cloth and changing pad set as a baby shower gift for my second son,” says Orlando, Florida mom, Michelle Stevens, “Not only have I received numerous compliments on the ensemble, but it was so resilient! I wish I knew about Half-Pint Designs when I had my first son.”

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