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.
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.