By  on July 9, 2007

Piggydots.com proves a baby gift can be both kitschy and classy.

The site, launched last month, is full of unusual ideas for baby. There are cowboy print burp cloths, floral print rompers and paisley diaper bags, complete with matching changing pads. Everything sold at the Web site was hand-sewn by Anne Noyes, owner and founder of Piggydots.

"I am a compulsive fabric shopper," she said. "My husband is always saying that we have no more room in our house for more fabric, but there's always a little space somewhere."

Noyes, a mother of four — Emma (eight), Henry (five), Elliot (three) and Adelaide (six months) — started her business on a whim. After beginning her fabric collection, she began making handmade cloth diapers when her son Elliot was born. She soon became bored with the diapers and decided to sew other things, like pajamas, for her kids. It wasn't long before friends and family members were complimenting her talents and insisting she begin selling her designs.

Nearing the end of her fourth pregnancy, Noyes launched Piggydots.com.

"It really can't be any other way," she said. "At least now, I couldn't have a store, so the Web site works well for me. I need to keep it small and controllable."

Eventually, she said, she would like to open her line to wholesale, but only to small specialty boutiques. For now, anyone can purchase the line at Piggydots.com, where products range from $12 for a fleece blanket to $120 for a diaper bag. Coming soon to the site will be a line of clothes for older children. That idea also came from her own household.

"My oldest daughter loves when I make her things," she said. "I started making her clothes while she was asleep and would lay them out for her. When she woke up, she would get so excited to see what I made for her."

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