Some lovely amazing images courtesy of Jodi Palmer  a great new photographer that came across the pillows online and asked to borrow for a shoot for a up and coming story in La Petite MagazineA Yummy Life Photography is a professional children’s portrait studio based in Salt Lake City, Utah. A Yummy Life Design offers unique and modern templates for professional photographers. And I hope to do up some cool surface patterns + graphic designs for some up and coming templates so please stay tuned! Should be a lot of fun!

On another note, AU + Erin Flett is coming out this SPRING with Mrs. Robinson! The Bag collection did really well last season and they asked for a floral to help balance out the Worn Current + Island Edge I have been working, fine tuning this print for some time and finally received strike offs for color this past week! So it’s getting me excited for SPRING! I am really excited for this floral print that is really vintage inspired hence the name Mrs. Robinson who is a famous character in THE GRADUATE 1967.

I love this new blog about COLOR TRENDS in 2011 and I am happy that we are keeping the ORANGE + YELLOW and this lovely OLIVE GREEN! The GRAYS + NAVY will balance the color out and sure to continue to be the staples. LOVE LOVE this new print and it looks even more LOVELY in person and printed! ENJOY.






Happy New Year-2011 Calender now on SALE!

Posted on December 31, 2010

Year End

Posted on December 22, 2010

Hello and Happy Holidays! A quick post before the holiday break. Been a great year full of different opportunities and experiences. I loved my time at Maine Magazine & Maine Home Design Magazine + meeting so many wonderful people that are doing what I am doing—working at something that means everything to them and making a living at it. And of course all the people that came up to me during the few shows we attended that thanked me or mentioned how they love the pillow prints…I loved seeing people walk up to the pillows and smile. My heart melted. It was like a piece of my world was getting through the madness. So amazing how something can hopefully change a mood or bring joy to someone…color and texture can be amazing like that.

The girls are getting big fast and holding onto every moment! Pillows selling like mad and searching for another stitcher that will help us out–Loving adding new things to the existing line of home + kiddo prints—I also have 4 new designs I am excited to print that are multi colored bold abstracted flowers–one up per pillow. Simple but cool. So many ideas cooking–oh and Maslen and I are working on yardage now—so that I hope will be something that we will have come Spring/Summer! (Stacked Deco will be the first print we are trying..) Carol Bass who was the master mind behind MAINE COTTAGE FURNITURE And one more thing–AU’s new print that I designed is coming out SUPER FAST for SPRING–We just approved the 3 new colorways. (LEMON DROP YELLOW/A SUPER CREAMY BLUE/ and super amazing ERIN OLIVE GREEN that will for sure be my favorite.  The new bag print will be on natural color nubby cotton fabric–(before they printed on white). Excited to see how this changes the look and feel and will be able to carry over to FALL nicely. I will post as soon as I can.

Freelance has been steady and always looking for great graphic design gigs that speak to me. Did a few websites this year and a lot of brand identities that I really loved…just excited to keep going and really take my work to new heights. 2011 will be about organizing the madness and streamlining things—fine tuning really. Life is crazy but lovely and I would not have it any other way. Very thankful to do what I love and be here in my studio. Life for me is bringing simplicity to our home and loving the girls…and showing them that dreams do come true everyday.

A little blurp from LIVEWORKPORLTLAND that sums it up nice I think. I love being apart of this amazing working community. CHEERS to you all and hope to connect soon. xo e

LiveWork Portland – CreativePortland.Me Profile: Designer Erin Flett

HOLIDAY PICNIC

Posted on December 15, 2010

Mas and I had an amazing weekend at the HOLIDAY PICNIC SHOW. Since it was our third show ever, we were excited to connect with such amazing creative souls. The amount of great work was incredible and hanging out next to ZETI for two days would brighten anyones spirits! (see me and ZETI below…) I have to say that connecting with other little kiddos with the pillows was amazing. Seeing how they loved the pillows and really gravitated toward the little critters made me smile. We sold quite a few large pillows as well and met some very cool people. We sold the barkcloth frames which was well received and sold a ton of paper posters as usual…and even my calender was printed in time for the last day. Please enjoy this collection of images I put together quickly. I hope to post about all the individual artists I met. So so many! Thank you all of you for making the last two shows a great start to a new year for studio e! xo e





Flett House Series- My bedroom

Posted on November 18, 2010

I was taking photos for a up and coming catalog for the pillows–and I wanted to share some images of my bedroom to go along with the FLETT HOUSE SERIES. The bedspread is from PotteryBarn and the Las Vegas style headboard and furniture is from a near by junk/antique store that I love in Limington, Maine called the “Chicken Coop.” The masks I bought at a auction a year or so ago and everything else is found either from my mom’s house that is full of antiques or from local junk shops.

I am loving orange and gray these days as you can see–and I have always wanted light blue walls in my bedroom–which have always been a creamy yellow… I am totally in love with the black frames with metal flowers I found in a antique shop in Saco. I have thought about painting them but I do love how the gold meshes well with my bohemian bed. The lamps are from my grandmother that I want to redo at some point and the chandelier was given to me from my father, aunt and uncle when my grandfather passed. It came to me in a huge wooden crate all the way from Eaton Colorado. It was in the dining room of my grandfathers house and when he died it was going to be sold so they took it down for me and sent it to me. I guess my grandfather gave it to my grandmother as a birthday gift and now it lives with me in my bedroom. I am so thankful that it came all that way to Maine in one piece!

I can’t live with out my vintage scarves or the antique mirror I found in Buxton with my mom–we stopped and picked it up for $20 bucks. The best deal ever. The vintage red chair was the first chair Maslen and I picked up at a garage sale when we moved to Maine. I want to redo it too but for now it is still in the horse hair red wool which wears like iron! Thanks for looking! e







I have been working on coming out with new kiddo prints and finally here they are. I have had so much fun refining these little guys and finally able to start taking orders and hopefully have these out in full swing by some of the holiday shows I will be attending in November and December.

HOLIDAY SHOWS I WILL BE ATTENDING:

NOVEMBER 13th

Mistletoe Boutique Welcome to our first annual Mistletoe Boutique! Please join us on Saturday, November 13 from 9:00-3:00 for food, libations and fabulous shopping featuring vendors with locally produced jewelry, stationery, gifts, handbags, pillows, home accessories and the Pampered Pooch area!

DECEMBER 3rd

SPACE GALLERY SHOW-A-DO! 

Come revel in handmade bliss with one of our most popular events: Shop-A-Do! Browse through an inspiring collection of local crafters’ goods including prints, handmade clothing, original artwork, books, t-shirts, cards and more! Grab a hot beverage, don a cozy sweater and come on down for some good old fashioned holiday cheer.

DECEMBER 11th-12th

2nd annual Picnic Holiday Sale will take place on Saturday, Dec 11, and Sunday, Dec 12! This juried indie craft fair will be held indoors at the Maine Irish Heritage Center at 34 Gray St and State St. The Sale will run from noon to 8pm on Saturday, and noon to 5pm on Sunday, admission is free.

Just a quick preview of the small pillows: Please contact me for wholesale information and pre ordering. They should be ready to go into shows SPRING 2010 and sooner on my ETSY SHOP! Stay tuned!

 

Flett House Series-Ary’s Room

Posted on October 10, 2010

 

I have had a lot of people ask how I live with the pillows..and I decided to start a series of THE FLETT HOUSE..which is a little glimpse of our little world here in Maine…

I am going to start with Aryana’s room who just turned 3. She is now in her “big girl” bed that Maslen and I found at a local church sale before she was born. Picking up two for $30 was a steal and I dreamed of the girls sharing a room one day. But due to the small size of the girls rooms once we moved in, they are solo. A fresh coat of white paint and a little love and here it is. (Mas sanded and sanded and painted while Breshia art directed shouting out places he missed.) Found vintage linens and a comforter that I have held onto for years. I think the comforter was a goodwill find and the linens at a charming old lady’s home in Buxton. The comforter is handmade by some amazing soul that totally caught my eye…clearly hand stitched when you look underneath. I knew Ary’s room would be different then B’s which is pastel pinks.

Ary gravitates to hot pink and oranges and loves bold and graphic pictures and stories. Her fire in her eyes and the obsession with old books that she drags out of my studio inspired the room. A buttery yellow paint on the walls that is a little too bright during the day but something we have grown to love. Little Ary picked out the large Home Economics lithograph, 1952,  above her bed of little girls playing house—sewing and ironing and playing dolls. It’s in rough shape but I am completely and thoroughly enamored by it. We were  junking and picked it up at a local shop her in Gorham at TINSEL BRIGHT She points out all the details, the doll, the dresser and the window, and does not let you forget the big scissors and thread bobbins. Ary is facinated with sewing from her Nana’s influence and always asks, “how you do that nana?” Breshia says she will be a good driver because she has practices at Nana’s…(foot of the sewing machine..) I laugh out loud and feel thankful my mom is teaching them…Little ary loves her room which is clearly without a ton of toys. We keep the girl’s rooms pretty clear and have made one of the other rooms a nice play room that is super sweet and deliciously all about art, playing and movies. Stay tuned for that. I was able to pick up the cutest mid century sofa that is super petite for that space in TINSEL BRIGHT as well over the Summer. Another steal of $99. I could not say no and envision redoing it someday in a Erin Flett print…The Erin Flett DAISY THORN in Mango Orange  is Ary’s new favorite and goes well in this sea of colors. B loves the same print but in the soft pink. which feels totally different in her little room. You get to see her space next week. e

Maine Women’s Fund-Product To Passion

Posted on October 03, 2010

I was honored to be asked to kick off the Maine Women’s Fund, Leadership Series in PASSION TO PRODUCT along side two amazing women. Beth Shissler, one of two women who started SEA BAGS, which turns recycled sails into fashionable bags; and Charlotte Levitt, founder of CHART metalworks, which turns nautical charts embedded in resin into stylish jewelry; and me. I was a good mix in this group of women because I am at the very beginning at developing my name and my own passion and was honored to be among these two amazing women entrepreneurs. The talk was informal and personal and we all talked about our sources of inspirations, challenges of running design companies…I also talked about mommiehood, having a dream, making goals and putting one foot in front of the other.

I wanted to thank Maine Women’s Fund for including me and letting me be apart of something I really believe in. This program is about engaging and enriching women at every stage of life, encouraging confident strides, supporting emerging leaders, and creating lasting change that improves our communities and the world for generations to come.

I am in that mode right now figuring how I navigate from here. Launching for the first time my own line and moving forward…life is so nuts trying to do what you are really meant to do, but all the years doing design work for other companies is helping me down that road. I am still working doing surface design and have many design clients that are patient with my new crazy schedule, as well as working part time at Maine & MH&D Magazines…it all fits into this amazing package I am calling my life these days.

I have been asked by bloggers what is it that keeps me going and how it works…all I can say about that which could be a book someday I think (HA HA..but honestly) it’s about keeping yourself focused on one thing, then another and making a ton of lists…and letting go of things that are not important–only focusing on things you must do and eliminate all the fluff—fluff fluff fluff—

Anyway, I think this is another post for the future. My head is still spinning from all the things on my plate at the moment and I thought yesterday I had an amazing moment where I was in a place of calm, and today a place of insanity. But that is the heart of a designer. It is what keeps it real and keeps me growing. I don’t think I will ever figure out the perfect balance but maybe the perfect storm. I love what I am doing, love my babies and husband…who really is my partner in this ever changing story…and of course doing custom designs for clients, and my self. It really does not get better then this…just have to figure out how to keep my house clean in the midst of it all…:) e




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