Japanese inspired boy’s wear by the lovely Merry-Ishi

Hey guys! We recently got some super sweet mail from Merry-Ishi all the way from Brisbane, Australia and let me tell you guys, we were SO stinkin’ thrilled to see Melissa Somerville’s work first hand! Lucky for us, we had a hunch it would be arriving soon! Thanks, Melissa!


The excitement! Squeee!!
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Merry-Ishi designs boyswear in sizes 1 to 4, with fun in mind! She uses modern applique designs and fabrics that will delight you and your little boy. Her clothing is wonderful for any typical day in a little boy’s life, whether that be an active trip to the park, play date, birthday party, or milkshake date with mom at a café. Merry-Ishi’s  boyswear incorporates a merry mish-mash of fabric sources including Japanese, Japan-inspired, vintage, and upcycled fabrics to offer truly unique threads for   little boys. The Tonari Turtle t-shirt is made from cotton for a breathable, comfy t-shirt. The front and back are made from navy cotton jersey knit with a bit of stretch to make playing and adventuring easy. The sleeves are made from a woven cotton fabric with plenty of room to move around in. The pattern on the sleeves is a geometric scale pattern that is Japan-inspired. As you can see, my ever so silly, kid president (ha!) is a fan at first wear! Love it!
The turtle applique has been sewn by Melissa herself & while each turtle looks very similar, each one will have a slightly different personality, making each shirt completely unique. The turtle design is super cute, and great for little boys who love animals, sea creatures, and happy faces in general!

The red ribbing on the neck and sleeves makes putting on and taking off the shirt easy, and adds a pop of red to brighten up this stylish look. The contrasting fabric on the sleeves makes sure your little boy looks both cute and funky!
These cute red shorts are perfect for boys who are active, and like to live a little! They are made from cotton jersey for a breathable, comfy pair of shorts. They are knee-length, making them perfect for hot summer days and just right for boys who like to have the freedom to run and jump as they please! Lucca was all over the place! These shorts are ultra comfy, hip and so stylish, yet they bring serious comfort! You can bet I’ll be first in line should Merry-Ishi start making these shorties for adults!

And the pockets, y’all! The pockets are made from Japan-inspired cotton jersey fabric to add some extra color and interest to the shorts and to make sure your little boy stands out from the crowd. The pockets are deep enough to store all the treasures you know boys love to collect!


Melissa stuck a few origami cranes to unfold in our pockets and Lucca had a field day! My bird lovin’ babe was very appreciative!

All clothes are limited edition, and some items using upcycled fabrics will be one-of-a-kind, which you can’t beat! The outfit washes great (good thing, Lu’s ready for round 2!) & most importantly, they are made with love! ❤


To see more beautiful handmade items, or to chat with Melissa at Merry-Ishi about customizing an outift for your little dude click here! Also, be sure to swing by her facebook and/or website page to keep up to date on her shop & news!


With much love & funsies,





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