Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Scents of Summer

During the one summer in which I took summer courses in college, my roommate and I spent an afternoon shopping JCrew.com. The purpose was to fill our shopping carts with every item we would purchase if we had the money for real and then calculate the total. I think my total was a meager $275, pennies by today's J.Crew prices. (this was before J.Crew got its recent, style overhaul and the average price on every tag became $118. Trust me, just shop there for a few minutes and look at a few tags. They will either read $108 or $118.)

It was innocent fun and allowed us a moment of complete indulgence, at least in our imaginations.

Today, I've done something similar on Etsy by creating a treasury chock full of my favorite things about summer. When I think of summer, I think of lawn chairs, lightning bugs, lemonade, and sun dresses. What do you think of?

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Owls, Little Girls, and New Rooms

When my friend Kelly said she let her 2 year-old daughter Abby pick out the paint color for her new room, I eagerly asked what other plans she had for the room. Kelly said her daughter also requested pink sheets and that's about it. I sighed dramatically as I propped my chin in my hand and expressed how fun I thought it would be to design a little gal's bedroom.

So I did.

Whether my friend liked it or not. ;-)

Note: my boys next bedroom is already planned and designed. They get no choice. ;-)

These are two concepts I created for Abby. I based both designs on her favorite colors, animals, toys, and books. I then came up with two general styles for a child's bedroom.

Concept 1

Concept 2

I presented both concepts to the parents and currently, they are discussing everything with Abby. I had so much fun and I can't wait to find pricing information and a budget for the final design.

Currently, I am researching how much a gal can make per hour for something like this. ;-)


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