Monday, June 10, 2013

How To Create An Inspiring Office

Busy busy busy. I'm behind on lots of things, including decorating my office. Currently, my biggest concern is the blank walls. It's just so colorless and bland! But how could I go about decorating on a budget when I can't even slot a time to paint something original?

You guys have any ideas? I suppose I could bring things in from home, but remember, it's a temporary office! If it weren't, I'd definitely be putting in more shelving space, a comfy rug, and wall art, a fridge, microwave... The list would go on and on. The only decorative elements I have are some fake flowers, an inexpensive frame with a photo of my little one when she even tinier, and a file box with a floral pattern on it. See below.

I'm thinking of getting some easy to put up decals. I can design them online and then get them cut with a local guy who has a cutter. But that still cost money... Below is a shot of the sewing area.

What do you think? Should i bother to decorate a temporary office, or just wait to see if business picks up more and pretend it's a pretty space?

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Design, Office Space, and Quilts!

As a busy designer, mom, and wanna-be fashionista, I need a breather! But as they say, "there's no rest for the wicked!" Not sure if I'd completely categorize myself as wicked but I've been working as a graphic designer and social media guru for a wonderful company called Fabric Lovers. They sell lots of cute 100% cotton fabric (check out their Riley Blake collection, my fave) and I've been trying to bring in more work.

Check out my new website! is where my work is now residing (or will after I upload all of it). I now offer web design and creation on top of all the other design work I do - like print graphics, signage, etc. I manage social media sites and have to constantly stay in the know of fads so I read blogs, watch trends... I know right! Lucky!

For the Fabric Lovers company, I'm also crating a quilt! Yay! I get paid to sew something cute! I've been a bit slow but have created video content and will continue to write blog articles on DIY projects for their blog.

I also built this site for The Flourish Center. Still needs tweaking, but we'll get there! Looking for more web work, so if you know anyone, and they mention this blog, they get a discount!!! Yay!

Have I told you that I have an awesome mom? Yes. In order to save a bit of money this summer, we're paying her to watch my daughter. She's been staying with us but will sadly have to go home sometime in August. She's been a great help while I juggle a full-time job, a design business, an Etsy store, and whatever is thrown at me (sometimes literally but that's usually my daughter).

Stay tuned for a peek at my temporary office (and why it's only temporary) as well as decorating it on a budget!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

DIY Painted Pinecone Wreath

Hello all!

Simply get some spray paint, hot glue, and thread of the same color as the paint. And some pinecones from your back yard.

I spray-painted the pinecones then sat down to glue them on while watching television. They were tied down with the thread to make it more sturdy. Done!

Check out more images at my etsy store. Have a lovely day!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Lioness Charcoal Drawing

Hello Lovelies!

Check out my latest addition to my Etsy store. I seem to be really into lions at the moment. Haha!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

My Bag On Etsy Sold!

Hello my Lovelies!

I just sold another item on Etsy! Yay for me!

In case you can't tell, I'm extremely excited. It was the bag pictured in a previous post. A newer bag you might not have seen is this mustard and gray one. Really nice bag and I think the wooden button detail really makes the bag complete. Well, it's time to pack and ship off my green bag to a lucky someone! Goodbye my lovelies!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Charcoal Lion Drawing

Hey there lovelies!

Here's something I just put up on Etsy! I'm extremely proud of it since I thought it would turn out bad!
What do you all think? Is it ferocious? It's available now at my Etsy store!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Update: Etsy Store and Freelance Work

It's been crazy. I've had a bit of freelance work, have been selling a few things on my Etsy store, and have a bit of homework. I'll be uploading some more graphic work soon but for now check out these items at my store.