Our Story


Kids are little galaxies full of pure creativity. They are a complex blend of unbridled sweetness + hope mixed with the crazy, sometimes overwhelming, energy of trying to figure out what this life thing is. They exude + inspire wonder. They're smart as a whip, every one of them. 

Fleur + Dot is a line of handmade apparel that hopes to live up to all the beautiful moments + memories of childhood. It's designed for the soulful child. The play-in-the-mud-wearing-my-new-dress child. The child that pops the fresh blueberries in her mouth instead of into her basket child. The every child. 



Designer Brianne Cara is an enthusiast of the handmade childhood. She is a designer, stylist, writer, small business trumpeter, yogini, paperback book reader, dog rescuer + chicken hoarder. Her head is in the city, but her heart (and studio) are in the country. 



The Handmade Childhoods Blog was launched in Spring 2016 by Fleur + Dot creative director, Brianne Cara, as a space to curate and collect her favorite aspects of childhood - creativity, adventure, simple beauty + the ability to get away with wearing whatever you want... style rules be damned! We feature fashion, decor, DIYs, recipes and more that support the idea of a vibrant childhood lovingly crafted by hand.

Inspiration abounds at the Handmade Childhoods blog... HandmadeChildhoods.com