What goes through your head when you think about growth charts? I have nostalgic images in my mind of notches carved into doors or slabs of wood, happy little people bounding to the measuring place and checking to see how much they’ve grown in the last month, two weeks, or five minutes. The pride in their faces. There’s something about being able to see the growth that makes it special.
I think we did that when I was a child, but we moved around so much that there was no point in making marks on the wall or door, and any slabs of wood would have been lost in the moves. There are other alternatives, though! Paper, which won’t last long… and fabric. Fabric is the option I would have chosen, but I wasn’t sure how it could be done, and frankly I hadn’t seen a nice fabric chart that was worth taking with us anywhere. But now? I’ve found it. And just in time to start marking the growth progress of my 18-month-old daughter, Emma. I am so thrilled! I don’t have to wait for the annual doctor visits to find out how tall my little one is, lol.
About Knee High to a Shoofly:
I discovered Knee High to a Shoofly while browsing Etsy (something you’ll notice I do often if you follow my blog) looking for growth charts. I love the idea of buying handmade, and there are some very ingenious ideas and designs to be found. But the one that stood out as a bright, shining star was a place that sold growth charts in a variety of charming animal shapes and very attractive, colorful fabrics.

These will keep as a long lasting memory that you and your child can look back on and shake your head thinking of how the times have flown by. And you can tell your Little One stories of when you yourself were only “knee high to a shoofly…”

It’s All in the Details:

“Each growth chart is an original design, handmade made by me. All the fabric pieces are hand cut, pinned in place to a layer of quilters batting, and then machine stitched. From here, I do all the cording with yarn made from recycled bottles! (Each cut end is treated to reduce fraying.) Then the eyes and measuring tape are glued and hand stitched on. The backing is sewn on in a coordinating fabric, and I stitch on small metal hangers that the hanging ribbon is tied on to. A two sided tape is placed around all the edges so that the piece can hang flat and secure to the wall when it is hung. The tape is a special tape made to be permanent to the fabric, yet removable from your walls without damaging the paint! Each piece is made with care and attention to detail and will be a sweet keepsake for years to come.”
Each Growth Chart Features:
  • High-quality designer fabric
  • Name personalization option
  • Attached ribbon hanger and two-sided tape that won’t ruin your walls
  • Beautiful sewing work – it’s essentially a quilted wall hanging
  • Children 24 inches to 5 feet can use the charts
  • Includes “height sticks” in your choice of color so you don’t have to mark on the chart itself if you don’t want to!
  • So easy to take with you anywhere you move – just fold or roll it up and tuck it somewhere safe until you can put it up again!
My Thoughts/Review:

I received a personalized Gloria the Giraffe growth chart to review from Knee High to a Shoofly.

Gloria the Giraffe

My Giraffe

Gloria the Giraffe
Gloria Giraffe eats her greens!
No matter what tree – she loves them all!
If you eat your greens you, too, will grow OH SO TALL!

Oh. My. Word. This is such a rave-worthy product! Before I received my growth chart and got a real look at the quality of the work and the details, I thought $75.00 – 100.00 for a growth chart was a bit much for me to spend. Now, I want to tell you that it is completely worth it. I don’t think anyone who ordered a growth chart from Knee High to a Shoofly could possibly be disappointed or feel like they overpaid. Seriously, mine is SO beautiful and without a doubt will be a keepsake. If anything, the lovely piece I received far surpassed my expectations. I’m beyond happy. Also, all of my correspondence with Grace has been 100% positive – she is one of the sweetest people I’ve ever worked with! Definitely the kind of person you want to buy from because she obviously cares about the quality of her work and she cares about her customers just as much!
Emma and I give Knee High to a Shoofly two little thumbs up (hers) and two big thumbs up (mine)! We absolutely love the purpose and design of Grace’s growth charts and are thrilled to have been able to work with her!
For more details and thoughts and to get a good look at the Knee High to a Shoofly Growth Chart I received, check out my video review:


Get ready for a SWEET holiday deal! Grace of Knee High to a Shoofly is generously offering 20% off any of the holiday growth charts if you order by December 18th! This is an exclusive extension of her current special just for you! :-) When you order, make sure you mention in the comment space area that you saw this special discount at “A Kindred Spirit’s Thoughts” and would love to take advantage of the 20% off discount!

Prize info: One very very VERY lucky winner will receive a personalized Jerome the Giraffe Growth Chart, sent to their door in a gift box with a ribbon! Any little boy or girl would love this! This giveaway open to everyone in the world!
How To Enter (mandatory): Visit Knee High to a Shoofly and tell me which growth chart is your favorite! Please leave your email address in your comment or make sure it’s in your public profile so I can let you know if you win!


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♥ Tell Grace in a comment on this post which growth chart design you would like to see next from this list:


Allie the Alligator
Dan the Toucan
Shabby Chic Skunkie (really cute)
Elinor the Elephant
Rob the Robot
Lenny the Lion
Penny the Blue Penguin
DJ the Donkey
Ollie the Ostrich
Aqua and Orange Fish
Piggie Sue


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Disclaimer: The review product(s) were sent to me free of charge by the company or manufacturer in exchange for an honest review. This review is 100% my own content, my own true experiences with the product(s), and my own opinion. :-)

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