I'm Kelley, the owner + maker behind Maddie and Me! We now call the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago home, but I started my small business in 2015 when our family was living in London. My daughter, Madeline, had started nursery and having a few extra hours in my day, I wanted to learn something new and I knew it would involve making things for her.

I ended up falling in love with the beautiful Liberty of London fabrics and this set things in motion. I bought a sewing machine, taught myself to sew, and opened my Etsy shop and stocked it with hand-tied bows. When my little guy, Logan, came along I began making bow ties too!

The latest additions to my brand, knotted headbands and braided headbands, came about during the pandemic when I was looking for a headband for myself but couldn’t find one in a fabric I liked or one that was comfortable to wear all day. In the shop you’ll find these gorgeous headbands as well as a range of bows and bow ties for little ones.

Each bow is cut, sewn, pressed, hand-tied, and secured with care. Sewing is my creative outlet and I love finding beautiful fabrics and source them from small businesses and from abroad. All of these special touches are what make our accessories ones you will want to reach for time and time again!


Can you include a gift message in my order?

Yes absolutely! Simply reply to your order confirmation email with what you'd like the note to say or send an email to maddieandmelondon@gmail.com. 

What ages do the knotted headbands fit? 

They are one size suitable for ages 4 to adult. The headbands are gently stretchable, durable and comfortable to wear with a soft suede-like anti-slip lining on the inside.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes, we ship internationally through ETSY so please visit our ETSY shop link at the bottom of our website to make your purchase.


I'd like a bow/bow tie made to match the knotted headband I'm ordering. Can you make one? 

Yes! As long as I have enough fabric to do so! Send an email and we can figure out the details of what you'd like made. 

Are your clips reversible? 

Yes! The alligator clip is removable and reversible so you can place the bow on either side of your little one’s head. Remove the clip and re-insert in the opposite direction under the center. Each bow is sewn through so it will not come untied.

What sizes are your bows made? 

Petite 3 in. across by 1.25 in. high 

Schoolgirl 3.75 in. across by 2 in. high 

Oversized 4.5 in. across by 3 in. high

Size can vary slightly when hand-tied.