Stuff We Like - Girl of Cardigan

I got to know Lisa when she was nine months pregnant with her first daughter, in the heat of Portland summer, as she walked me through the steps and routines and ins and outs of the job she was leaving, the job I had always wanted, the job I would take and love until, nine months pregnant with my first daughter, in the heat of Portland fall, I would walk through the steps and routines and ins and outs of the job I was leaving, to begin another job I had always wanted.

How’s that for a sentence, eh?

Lisa is a ball of light, all sarcasm and confident caricature and so much creativity she can’t help but spew it all over everything she touches.  She’s great.  You’d love her.  But this post is less about how much you would love Lisa, and more about how much you will love the stuff she makes for her Etsy shop, My Little Buffalo!

My Little Buffalo Family Portrait Giveaway - Girl of Cardigan

Gah!  Do you seeeeeeee this adorable portrait magic?  It’s us.  Obviously.  I’m going to frame it and keep it and love it and smile every single time I see it basically forever – our little family, frozen in this exact moment in time.  Not to mention the fact that Lisa, who wore both her lovely girls, took the time to draw my favorite Pavo Form wrap (Gotham Steel, geeks), which sort of makes this a babywearing keepsake, methinks.

All you wrap collectors – you NEED this.  Do it.

Do you have a favorite wrap, or outfit, or hat, or, I dunno, family member that Lisa could capture for you?  I hope so, because today, she’s offering you the chance to win your own high resolution, hand-drawn portrait, FOR FREEEZEES, for keeps.  She’ll draw up to six members of your fam (don’t worry, big families, you can add on more for a small fee) wearing the outfits AND baby carriers of your choosing.  She’ll even draw your dog.  No, seriously.  Look at this dog:

My Little Buffalo Family Portrait Giveaway - Girl of Cardigan

Maybe, once you have your new portrait, you’ll order some new clothes for your phone:

My Little Buffalo Family Portrait Giveaway - Girl of Cardigan

Because, I mean, stop it.  It’s too much.

Follow the directions below to enter!  Because I’m so excited about this one, I’m giving you tons of ways to earn entries, and an entire week to enter and share the love. This giveaway is open to everybody, everywhere, since there is no shipping involved, and the winner will be announced next Tuesday! BE SURE TO CHECK BACK/CHECK FACEBOOK/CHECK YOUR EMAIL to see if you’ve won – if I haven’t heard back from the winner by midnight on Wednesday, March 5th, a new winner will be chosen. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. 🙂

Now, whatever will you wear?

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UPDATE: Congratulations to Rebecca S.!  If you’re a Rebecca S., please check your inbox – you’ve got mail.  Thanks, everyone, for entering!

Girl of Cardigan

  • Mary February 25, 2014 at 8:31 am

    These are absolutely adorable. I love the pet portraits, too!

  • Michele February 25, 2014 at 8:33 am

    After looking at the Infantino Mei Tai per your recommendation, I actually ended up going with the Ergo Original… and chose the new mint blue anchor print! We are in love!

    • karyn February 25, 2014 at 9:56 am

      Yay! Those anchors are so cute! I’m glad you found the love!!

  • Anonymous February 25, 2014 at 8:37 am

    Ah this is such a cute idea! Can’t wait to get it for my hubby for his first Fathers Day!

  • Jessica C February 25, 2014 at 8:42 am

    I would have to include my furry kids as well because they are part of our family. Such a cool gift idea!

  • Beth February 25, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Omg, sooooooo cute!

  • Bridgid Yeo February 25, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Love these so much! I’m going to send to the hubby as a 1st Mothers Day gift to me 😉 gift hint! I want both, picture and iPhone case. Super unique!

  • Andrea February 25, 2014 at 9:05 am

    so cute! I have admired he stuff for a while…would love to win this!

  • Kim February 25, 2014 at 9:15 am

    How cute…what better way to introduce our new little bug to the world. Going to her site NOW!!!

    • karyn February 25, 2014 at 9:55 am

      Cutest birth announcements every – oh man.

  • Victoria Scholes February 25, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Wonder if she will draw cats!

    • karyn February 25, 2014 at 9:55 am

      She will! She will!

  • Amanda b February 25, 2014 at 9:31 am


  • Rachel Davis February 25, 2014 at 9:33 am

    These are so cute! I’d wear my Pavo Plume.

    • karyn February 25, 2014 at 9:55 am

      #pavotee 😉

  • tehlor February 25, 2014 at 9:34 am

    our Natibaby hemp Tela!! the spiderwebs would look so awesome in one of these!!

    • karyn February 25, 2014 at 9:55 am


  • Kimberly B February 25, 2014 at 9:36 am

    This is really cute! I would definitely put my little girl in her coming home from the hospital outfit.

    • karyn February 25, 2014 at 9:54 am

      Awwwwwwwwwwww…. 🙂

  • LeeAnne Contreras February 25, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Eeks! I have to win this!! I love her work! So amazing and what a fun way to capture my little family in time!!

  • Alethea February 25, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Is love to capture one of those wild, I can’t believe this, days & in caricature none the less!

  • Theressa February 25, 2014 at 9:40 am

    So sweet!

  • Amanda February 25, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Adorable! I’m now browsing for a new phone cover also!

  • Megan D February 25, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Would love this! I just bought a cute new outfit for spring that would be perfect to wear!

  • Jill Smyth February 25, 2014 at 9:43 am

    I will wear all the wraps! (I only have three.)
    I will wear all the babies! (I only have two!)
    I will wear all the patterns! (I won’t, because I’m not as brave as some ladies I know and the first patterned anything I have owned came into the house in the last two weeks.)
    So I will wear the wraps!

    • karyn February 25, 2014 at 9:53 am

      I wish I could give extra points for fun chant-writing. 🙂

  • Wendy February 25, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Ahh! I would probably use my newly dyed jade Kasumi wrap

    • karyn February 25, 2014 at 9:53 am

      This I would very much like to see!

  • Amy February 25, 2014 at 9:45 am

    These are so cute! I’d wear something colorful for sure 🙂

  • Kendy February 25, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Love! We need a cute family portrait with baby brother & big sister.

  • Cori @ Let's Eat Grandpa February 25, 2014 at 9:49 am

    I would wear a big colorful scarf, since I’m usually wearing one. A baby carrier would be odd, since I have no babies. YET!

    • karyn February 25, 2014 at 9:52 am

      Bahahaha – odd, but HILARIOUS. To me. Maybe just to me.

  • pennie February 25, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Smitten. Pick me pick me. (High kick fist pump excited)

    • karyn February 25, 2014 at 9:53 am

      Ooo, good enthusiasm! 😉

  • Krys February 25, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Oh love, love Lisa’s work. Would love to capture our family!

  • Stephanie February 25, 2014 at 10:05 am

    LOVE! Me please pick me!

  • Shannon February 25, 2014 at 10:06 am

    love this idea so much. lisa is so stinkin’ talented!

    it might make me want to add a puppy into our new family, too.

  • Mel February 25, 2014 at 10:17 am

    Oooh- I love this!

    Scooby would be included, of course- and I MIGHT have to borrow my favorite patterned sweater from the House of Thurston 😉

  • Sara Richmond February 25, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Such talent! These are too cute!

    I would love one of my family. Amazing that she does dogs too. I could see this hung up in our living room. 🙂

    • Sara Richmond February 25, 2014 at 10:23 am

      Oooh, and I would wear my Natibaby silk swallows for this. 🙂

  • Paula London February 25, 2014 at 10:55 am

    Metro Mama Wrap.

  • Eden February 25, 2014 at 11:13 am

    Too much cuteness! Love it!!!

  • Kate February 25, 2014 at 11:30 am

    I would wear my navy blue maya wrap (with baby, of course) with my teal skinny jeans to match! yay, yay, yay, her stuff is too cute!!

  • Rachael K February 25, 2014 at 11:32 am

    I have a brown damask ring sling I got from Snuggy Baby that I absolutely love. It’s totally picture worthy!

  • Laura February 25, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Sooo cute!

  • Laura February 25, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Soooo cute!

  • Kelly February 25, 2014 at 11:46 am

    I’m sure my husband would wear our brown organic Ergo, since he is basically always wearing Suzanna in it. 🙂

  • Emily February 25, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    These are sooo cute! I would definitely have our little one wearing one of his knitted hats.

  • Bethany Miller February 25, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    This are so incredible sweet!! I would love one, and have my boyfriend wear his red driver’s cap!

  • Grace Tu February 25, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Going to wear the matching knitted hats with my baby girl if I win! Love this giveaway and so glad that I can do this from Canada!

  • Cynthia February 25, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    So much more intimate than a photo. Wonderful!

  • bethany February 25, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    SO CUTE!

  • Kim M. February 25, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    I’ll be a new Mom in July. Can’t wait to try them all, especially the Ergo and Maya wrap.

  • Ashley Barrett February 25, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    A wrap but I don’t know which one! A wrap for sure though!

  • Jill February 25, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Adorable. I’d love to capture our family as we are now, then add more prints as it grows and changes. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  • Jill February 25, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Oops…hit enter before answering the question: I love my K’tan, but my not-so-little bean seems to be outgrowing it. Time to find my new favorite…

  • Melissa February 25, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    These are so cute! I’d be wearing my baby in my first wrap conversion Tula (didy Iris) because it was my savior! Hubby would insist on wearing a beanie, hoodie, and vans 😛

  • Jenelle February 26, 2014 at 5:04 am

    We are big Ergo fans here!

  • Katie February 26, 2014 at 7:18 am

    I have always wanted to get something like this done!

  • Tovah February 26, 2014 at 7:25 am

    Obviously I’d have to wear the cutest thing in my closet. I’m not sure what that is though…but I’m pretty sure everything will be on the bed, the floor and such by the time I figure it out:)

    • karyn February 26, 2014 at 7:26 am

      Story of my life. 🙂

  • Faith@The Stirring Place February 26, 2014 at 8:04 am

    I’d put my 3 month old boy in a bow tie (not exactly the question but follow me), my husband in my favorite chambray shirt (of his, not mine…that would be weird) and myself…well in anything non-maternity now that the squishy post-baby body is slowly starting to melt. slowly. So yea, I probably don’t own this dress yet. In summary, I have no idea what I’d wear. 😉

  • Staci L. February 26, 2014 at 8:07 am

    I would wear my rainbow baby in her rainbow wrap 🙂

  • Amie Austin February 26, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Love this!! Would love to be entered!

  • Rebecca B February 26, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Oh, I love this!! I’d hate to copy, but Gotham steel is a must!! My iPhone NEEDS new clothes!

  • Raeanne February 26, 2014 at 10:41 am

    I immediately recognized Gotham! So cool! Would love, love, love one of our little family! I would wear Lir slings Realt Aodh!
    Thanks for the opportunity! <3

  • Abby February 26, 2014 at 10:51 am

    These are so cute! I have no idea what we’d wear! It took me weeks to decide when we got family photos done a couple months ago. 🙂

    • karyn February 26, 2014 at 12:41 pm

      My problem is I am lazy and we wind up wearing the same go-to outfits for everything photographed, and then people think we wear the same thing every day always. Which is sort of true, actually. Nevermind. 🙂

  • Meredith Smith February 26, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Such a lovely giveaway!

  • Amanda K. February 26, 2014 at 11:36 am

    these are so cute!! i’m shopping for a new outfit for easter 🙂 this would give me another reason to make it extra fly.
    (is it still cool to say fly? probably not since i’m saying it…)

    • karyn February 26, 2014 at 12:40 pm

      I vote we bring it back. Maybe paired with wicked. That outfit will be wicked fly. No?

  • Liz D. February 26, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    this is so cute! I would love to have one with our new little one!

  • Leigh Harris February 26, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Heck, I’ve tried to win one of her family portraits before & I’m going to try again!!!! I’m going to win this time, I can totally feel it in my bones! Ha, well I hope I do. 🙂 I’m mega desperate to win & cannae even wait to get out there & start looking for outfits for my wee twin girlies & 2 boys. But I’ve heard that as long as I’ve got the perfect outfit on everyone else will look fabulous. 😉

  • Krystal Russell February 26, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Our family would wear teal, grey and pink. our baby would be worn in a kinderpak

  • Andrea February 26, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    It would be one of my Tulas but so hard to decide which one! So cute!

  • Haley Graves February 26, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    I’d wear our legacy. Nati forest mossy

  • natalie February 26, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    I would wear my natibaby chevron wrap with my little lady on my back!!

  • Amie Kanengeiser February 26, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    I would definitely have her include my Oscha Surya Tyree wrap! It is our legacy and means so much to us.

  • Sarah February 26, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    This would be so special for us!

  • Sarah February 26, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    We would wear black and white and I would wear oki zen.

  • Brittney February 26, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    I think I would have her draw a Didymos Eva wrap because it was my very first but is unlikely to stay with us. 🙁 It would be nice to have a drawing of us with my first baby in my first wrap. <3

  • SusanB February 26, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    I’d have to feature my newest edition: my first tula in billow with custom hood and suck pads.

  • Catherine Gordon February 26, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Oh fun! I would probably wear my daughter in our BabyHawk mei tai with brown trim and a pink/orange owl print backing 🙂 At least…if she is in the mood to be worn! More often than not these days she wants to be down and moving!

  • Leah wilmot February 27, 2014 at 1:31 am

    This is such a cute idea. We would definitely be wearing our new Tula.

  • Caitlin February 27, 2014 at 9:07 am

    I’d wear the ergo with baby Hattie on my back!

  • Colleen February 27, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    Love these! I would wear my fav heart print button down & have my 18 mo daughter rock her black tunic with a Gold heart. Would love to capture that outfit matching moment in time. 🙂

  • jill e. February 27, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    ahhh, baby arrival 3 weeks(ish) away. She will totally be ready for a portrait. 🙂

  • Cindy Baldwin February 28, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    How to choose?! Pretty sure the munchkin would be on me, either in my beloved little frog marine opal or else the TCRS I am getting ready to make, if it turns out especially awesome.

  • Andrea A March 2, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    A friend just recommended your blog, knowing that I wrap my babies (and Tula them, and WCMT them, etc.). 🙂 I would love one of these!

  • Shannon March 2, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    So adorable! Would totally put the baby in the new dress I am making her (first dress momma will ever make)!

  • gillian March 2, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Goodness those are adorable! Love the little smirky smiles on everyone’s faces.

  • Katie March 3, 2014 at 6:54 am

    Mama and mini will surely be matching in some way! Love those portraits!