Simple Innocence

I love to celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit.  I believe that it is what will save our country in this economic climate.  That and a whole lot of duct tape.

Many years ago as a struggling artist in Los Angeles I began my own little business.  I would find old cast off furniture, repair it, and give it a decorative painting touch, then sell it in hoopty ploopty stores and at art shows.  (This was all before Etsy.)  And I lovingly named my business venture “Handpainted by DeeDee” because evidently all my creative juices tied up in the actual painting.  I reckon.  Of all the paying jobs I’ve ever held in my life, it was the one I loved the most.

This is why I am so tickled when one of my friends turns a talent into a business.  Today I want to introduce you to my real life girlfriend, Deana.  I always noticed that her children wore the cutest matching outfits.  The type of clothes I would have LOVED to have dressed my girls in (before they forged their own unique sense of style) but could never have afforded.

Sheepishly, I asked Deana where she found her children’s clothes.  “I made them,” she replied.  WHAT?  She is an amazing seamstress.  She began sewing her children’s own clothes out of a frustration for the lack of affordable modest clothing for children.

And recently, she has hung out a sign and opened an Etsy shop called, Simple Innocence, which is custom boutique children’s clothing.  And she’s already gotten a few orders.  So I wanted to introduce you all to her and show off her adorable clothing line.

Precious.   I am so proud of my friend.

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Have a fantastic weekend, my friends.  And thank you so much for all of your suggestions regarding Mater.  You have helped me more than you can imagine.  I’ll be well documenting his homecoming on Saturday.

September 16, 2011

3 Responses to Simple Innocence

  • This is so. . .odd. Here I am online at oh-dark-thirty (well, we do have a beautiful sunrise starting) looking up economic news for my class. I have to discuss, among other things the difference between macro and micro econ.

    Out of boredom (never was a fan of economics), I thought I’d catch up on my blog reading.

    Thanks for helping me out!

    PS Her clothing is absolutely adorable! (Ah, to have girls!)

  • Oh, I wish my girls were still at the age where they would just wear the clothes I pick, and they would match! (The clothes they had on would match and they would coordinate with each other.) *sigh* Now I don’t know anything about anything at my house. The joys of the teenage years.

  • Beautiful! I sew and appreciate the workmanship. I was not blessed to have kids, but would love to have done this for any I might have had. Great ideas.