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Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Ellen Crimi -Trent

Don't you love it when things work out so perfectly? When things are right where you need them to be at the right moment?
That's how I felt today after arriving home and needing to post a blog for all you creative hungry souls. As some of you know, I have a "future feature file" I plop any blog I find fun, inspiring, and amazing in to.

Well today, I open my email and see an email from Ellen telling me how much she loves my blogs..........oh stop.......really......tell me more......... :) She included her blog and Holy Moly girlfriends..........this girl and what she does is so interesting.

Ellen is a designer, an artist and most importantly a Mom. She makes her living or is it she lives to make.......isn't that how we all are? She makes her living designing designs and products for department stores! We have all seen her designs! JoAnne's, Bed Bath and Beyond, Fred Meyer's to name a few. At first look, this curio may look like a decorating theme gone bad........but she designed ALL that stuff! Can you imagine walking down the isle of Target......yes she designs for them too.......and seeing YOUR design? I would probably do a cartwheel right there.........and believe it or not, it wouldn't be the first time I've done a cartwheel in a store. I haven't done one in a store since I turned 46...........but if my designs were all over, I would do one.........really.
She also wants to paint this curio white.......she's not a dark wood person. Her husband doesn't want her to paint it. I say paint it! Wait til he goes out of town..........paint it. I'm not a dark wood person either. What do you say girls? PAINT IT!

I was just in Fred Meyer yesterday (a NW one stop shopping store) shopping for a few chocolate... and I saw these balls..........THESE BALLS! Aren't they cute? Little did I know that I would meet the woman in blogland today who designed those faces. How odd is that?! I can't wait til I go back to the store and casually say loud enough for bystanders to hear..."oh, there's Ellen's designs, she emailed me today........that Ellen, she is so talented."Here's some baby fabric she designed for JoAnne's.

And because she's a good mom, she must design something around the house for the upcoming holiday. I love this. I had this idea to paint some twigs..........mine are still not painted and in the garage........she actually painted hers and did something with them. Scroll gets better.SEE! How cool is that?!And you all know how I LOVE a tutorial! LOVE THEM! Did I say that loud enough?

I am quite intrigued with Ellen. I find it so interesting how she makes her living. I hope she shares more details in her blog.

I need to go Ellenize my home with some new decor.


Polka Dot Creations said...

What a fun brush with fame! I always imagine that those things in the big stores are made up by some faceless person. How wrong that is, eh? Very cool.

restyled home said...

I love that mantel idea...I'd better get over there to see more of her creations and creativity!!


Robyn said...

Very cool! Love the mantel! And the bouncy balls are adoreable!

Sara Mincy said...

I love it! Very cute stuff!

Tip Junkie said...

As always, I love it! What a cool experience. ;)

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Stevens girl said...

I just got that cute pumpkin ball last night from my mother-in-law. It is soo cute. I love it.

Jen r. said...

I think that is sooo cool! I am very impressed! Jen

Sandra said...

wow! I love the branch project! You are hilarious! This part:
I can't wait til I go back to the store and casually say loud enough for bystanders to hear..."oh, there's Ellen's designs, she emailed me today........that Ellen, she is so talented."
had me rolling!

Kathy Weller said...

Ellen AND her artwork ROCKS!!! A big, big talent, and a very genuine, very nice person!!


Yay Ellen!!!!