About

The Painted Crane is a handmade clothing shop for kids and women featuring tie dyed dresses, tops, crib sheets, and so much more. I’m Nicki Laureanti and I own and operate the small shop from my home office in Kennewick, Washington.

Like many of my customers, I am a modern mother trying to navigate my roles as both mommy and professional; shortly after the birth of my first daughter Tinley in 2011 I realized that working outside the home wasn’t working for us. When Tinley was 8 months old we discovered I was pregnant with another little girl, and I decided it was time to get crafting.

As a busy wife and mother I found joy making tutus to dress up our little girls, and while my husband worked toward achieving his PhD, I discovered the Instagram small shop community and figured it was time to turn this stay at home mom hobby into a business. Tin and Ella, my first shop was born, making and selling beautiful handmade tutus for girls all over the world. 

Alongside my little girls, my shop grew and so did my desire to push myself. No longer passionate about the tutu shop, I tested myself to see where my imagination could take us and rediscovered an old love -- tie dying garments and home decor. After nearly three successful years as Tin and Ella tutus, I’m excited to enter 2018 as The Painted Crane. 

Our new shop, The Painted Crane, features gorgeous handmade garments and carefully sourced pieces that I tie dye in my own way. Bringing a time-honored craft into a new era of Instagram fashion and mommy and me matching, I strive to create uniquely beautiful pieces you and your family will love and hold onto. 

As you paint your way through life’s moments big and small, I hope you’ll let The Painted Crane clothe your tiny humans in love. From my hands to your wardrobe, this is The Painted Crane. 

Shop our online collection of the cutest tie dye kids clothes and mommy and me fashions. Our online boutique offers high quality handmade knits and dresses made in the USA.