If raising your flock in a magical land of organic fibers seems like a dream, go ahead and wake up.
Turns out some dreams do come true, thanks to the Green Thread Shop. SoCal designer Nadia Horn weaves fairy tale characters with old-fashioned craftsmanship and 21st-century ecoawareness to produce her collection of organic apparel and blankies.
Landscape baby blankets (we adore Meadow and Birches) and sweet storybook onesies and tops (Little Red Riding Hood and Bunnies) are irresistible. Embellishments, such as organic lace and crochet flowers, add a touch of whimsy, while locally grown organic cotton — hand-colored with low-impact dye and screen-printed with water-based ink — brings each piece back down to earth.
With a combo like that, you might just live happily ever after.
Available online at greenthreadshop.etsy.com, $12-$85.
Ladybug Music Classes
What: An early childhood program for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and parents infuses hip-hop, jazz, rock, and Bollywood into classic and original songs.
Why: Catch the music bug early.
When: Mon.-Sat., 9:30, 10:30 & 11:30 a.m.
Where: Thirty-Sixth Church of Christ, Scientist, 4032 Whitsett Ave., at Valleyheart Dr. Info at 818-506-8919. Register online at ladybugmusic.com. Ten-week session including two CDs, $230.
Target Free Holiday Mondays
What: Roam the museum with your brood, and then catch the legendary Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra.
Why: Broaden their horizons.
When: Mon., noon-8 p.m.
Where: LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., at S. Spaulding Ave. (323-857-6000). Admission is free.
20,000 Jobs Under the Sea
What: Inspire your little fishies as they learn about the professional divers who perform underwater jobs, from abalone harvesting to construction, right here in the South Bay.
Why: It’s better where it’s wetter.
When: Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Los Angeles Maritime Museum, Berth 84, foot of Sixth St., San Pedro (310-548-7618). Adults, $3; children, free.
Photo: Courtesy of Green Thread Shop