Thursday, April 11, 2013

New Baby? New Items!!

If there's a new little one in your life, or coming soon, why not shower the mom-to-be with a little affection from La Petite Pilot?  Our baby bodysuits (think "Onesie") are all made of 100% pure cotton, and our cotton bibs (made here in the USA) have a plastic backing to prevent bleed-through of liquids. I personally design each item, and they're all handmade right here in Peoria, AZ.

Here are just a couple of my new designs;

Both of these designs are available in a variety of color variations and sizes, and can be made on bodysuit, bib, or t-shirt.

Above is our very popular CESSNA logo bib, also available in a variety of colors, this 10" cotton bib is machine washable of course and features a plastic backing to prevent liquid bleed-through.

If avaition isn't your thing, we also offer many other designs, such as;


Whatever your t-shirt, baby bodysuit, or bib needs are ... we've got you covered. Just email me at; for availability and pricing.  Though I'm on a buying trip from April 12th through the 18th, I'll be checking email now and then, and I promise to get back to you upon my return.

Until then,  fly safe and keep the shiny side up!


Sunday, April 7, 2013

Paris here I come!

My long-awaited trip to Paris is almost here! I've searched out and added to my itinerary nearly a dozen different antiques shops, Brocante set-ups and flea markets. I am determined to come home with an entirely new batch of bits and pieces that I'll later turn into jewelry for sale in my Etsy shop (InkrageousApparel). I've also decided it's time to branch out and not limit my jewelry to aviation-themed items. Watch for several new items featuring the Eiffel Tower, pearls, hearts and more!

Until then, take a look at what I've been working on;

The Etsy store is stocked, and I'm working on several other pieces as well, that I'll be adding as soon as I'm back from Paris. Until then, La vie est pleine de beaute!


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Heart of the ocean? Meet Heart of the Sky!

By now everyone's heard of the blue sapphire heart pendant made famous by the movie Titanic, and known as the Heart of the Ocean. It's a beautiful, very memorable pendant. I'd like to introduce you to Heart of the Sky, a beautiful little gold colored heart-shaped locket with a brass propellor (that spins!) suspended from a 18" gold toned chain. Whether you're putting photos of you and your pilot inside, or your little wanna-be-pilots, this locket is sure to get lots of attention laying close to your heart! Available for $22.99 + s/h on my Etsy store; InkrageousApparel.

Maybe you're not the "heart locket" type, but you still want to honor your own aviation interests, or that of someone you love. Why not choose something a little more simple, but just as elegant?
This silver-toned propellor pendant would look great with the silver Radial-dial pierced earrings pictured in yesterday's early post. Whether you slip this pendant onto a silver chain, or a soft ribbon, it's a fun, fabulous look that's sure to garner lots of attention! Just $10.99 plus s/h.
Testing the waters, and earning my wings!
As the wife of an airline pilot I see a lot of airplanes, and I hear a lot about aviation in general. So I suppose it's only natural that my own interest in flying eventually got piqued. And it has. I've begun flying lessons!! My husband and I own a sweet little red and white Cessna 150 that he's used as a trainer leading several students to their private pilot's license. And now it's my turn. So far I've had just 3 lessons, and I admit all the technical stuff is still way over my head, but I've taken the first step and I have to tell you, it feels GREAT! And I've done one other aviation-related thing that's made me happy; I've joined the Ninety-Nines. In case you're not familiar with this wonderful organization, here's a bit about the famous organization founded in 1929 by 99 licensed women pilots, lead by Amelia Earhart -  borrowed straight from their website (I hope that's ok) -
"The Ninety-Nines is the international organization of women pilots that promotes advancement of aviation through education, scholarships, and mutual support while honoring our unique history and sharing our passion for flight.

Established in 1929 by 99 women pilots, the members of The Ninety-Nines, Inc., International Organization of Women Pilots, are represented in all areas of aviation today. And, to quote Amelia, fly “for the fun of it!”
I cannot encourage women strongly enough to embrace all the aviation industry has to offer, and it does have a lot! It's not just about commercial aviation, it's about the sense of pride and satisfaction you'll feel when take that yoke or stick in your hands and take control of the aircraft. I just as strongly encourage women pilots - including student pilots - to join this wonderful organization of women. In addition to the comraderie you'll find with the 99's, you'll also find helpful free flight training information through online forums, as well as scholarships to help fund your aviation education. You can read all about the 99's at and learn for yourself why I think so highly of this organization that's encouraging and helping me earn my wings!  I'll keep you all posted on how my flight training progresses. If you're a woman pilot, I'd love to hear your comments about your own journey to earning your wings!
That's it for now friends, time for me to get busy making more goodies for La Petite Pilot!
~ Lori

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Something for everyone

Posting twice in one day? That's a new record for me! I just couldn't call it a day without posting these adorable children's books I now have available;

And even something for the big kid in your life (your pilot) ...
Or how about these adorable bag tags - shaped like airplanes or the whole darn runway!!

Aren't these just the cutest things? And there's space on the back for all the important stuff, like name and contact info, or you could just insert a business card! Comment on my blog or email me at; for pricing and shipping options.  I'll be back later in the week to add a few more new items, so check back with me and see what La Petite Pilot is up to!
~ Lori

The Bling's the Thing!

I know, I know, I know ... it's been too long since my last post. But ya know what? I've just been so darned busy that I haven't had the time to do justice to it, so I've stayed silent. Until today, when my darling husband decided to create a "QR" code for this blog to stick on packaging for a new line of products. So I said to myself; "self, I says, you best shake your tail feathers and write something on that there blog of yours, so folks have something new to read." And here we are!

That something new is something shiny and fun and feminine, and of course - it's aviation related!

I unveiled a line of jewelry about a year ago, but it was pieces I found talented artists to make for
La Petite Pilot. That's all well and good, and the stuff flew off shelves (and out of my hands) but honestly, I had to price it kinda high because of the middle man (the person who made it). So I've decided to eliminate that middle man as much as I can, and make this new line of jewelry myself. And you're going to be the first to see it all - right here - right now!

I call these first two pendants; Time To Fly
Available separately, these pendants feature a heart timepiece background with gears under the propellors. Your choice of silver-tone or brass (chain not included) priced at $16.99 each + s/h
Introducing; The Amelia Rose pendant
A one-of-a-kind creation using a vintage and highly collectible re-purposed Krementz Rose piece, $29.99 + s/h
Here is; Time Fly's
What's really special about this pendant is the old watch mechanism behind that propellor!
Another one-of-a-kind find, and priced at $16.99 + s/h
These pins reminded me so much of old Radial Engines, I call them; Radial Re-do's
Pins sold separately, please indicate preference for brass or silver-tone prop, $10.99 ea + s/h
view of the pin back 

Silver propellors on silver radial-like dials, for pierced ears only
These cuties are just $12.99 + s/h
Here we have two different versions of Radial Re-do's in pierced earings!
Priced to fly at just $14.99 per pair + s/h
I'm happy to say that all of these pierced earings are nickel free!
I'm also happy to tell you that I not only ship to all 50 states in the US, but worldwide!
I have to admit I've been having fun with this jewelry-making venture. I'm still producing baby bodysuits and baby bibs (available in airport pilot shops nationwide and through me) and I've also recently opened my very first Etsy shop Inkrageous Apparel (InkrageousApparel) selling decorated apparel with a little sass, a little class, and sometimes ... a little bad ass. Check it out soon, I hope you'll find something there to suit your personal own style or to meet your gift-giving needs. And remember, our items are handmade, one at a time. Each piece possesses its own unique dna, just like the unique individuals who wear apparel and accessories from La Petite Pilot and Inkrageous!
Well, if you're not in the market for baby bodysuits or bibs, and t-shirts are your thing, there's all this bling to whet your appetite! So what are you waiting for? Email me at: or just comment here, and I promise to respond promptly. No, really, I do!! ;-)
Thanks for stopping by, come back soon!