Thursday, November 12, 2009

Candyland Birthday

I recently had a request from Arizona to paint a birthday banner for a little girl who's having a candy-themed birthday. What kid doesn't love candy? Her mom asked for these fun colors and big lollipops. What a lucky girl to have such a fun mom!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

All-Star Caden

My friend's little boy just turned one this week. She asked me to create a sports-themed banner since he obviously hasn't decided which sport he'll play when he's older. I think this captures the idea and is definitely something that Ashley will be able to reuse for years to come.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

No polka dots for this boy, please!

I recently had a request to paint a rocking chair for a boy. She specifically requested no polka dots, too. I was very excited to have this request because I'm kind of obsessed with polka dots if you couldn't tell.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Stand up to cancer

I painted this step stool for 6th K Cafe in honor of Race for the Cure and breast cancer research . You can still purchase tickets at to attend this brunch after the race, which is this Saturday, October 17 and you can enter the raffle to win this step stool or many other great gifts(some valued up to $300 or more!).

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

6th K Cafe

If you're looking for a place to eat after Race for the Cure, then plan to attend 6th K Cafe! There will be yummy food by Simply the Best, tasty mimosas, and fabulous door prizes (one is a step stool painted by me)!
Fashion show by several local boutiques to get you ready for the holidays.
Free (and convenient) parking available for the race with purchase of ticket.
Limited seating so get your tickets now!
October 17th, 20099:00am
Junior League of Little Rock Building
401 South Scott Street
Downtown Little Rock

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Braysen Blue

I am finally getting some boy orders in! This is exciting considering I'm about to have a boy and have to switch my mind from polka dots (which I know I do A LOT) and frilly things to dinos, monkeys, and doggies. Anyway, I made this wipe container for a childhood church friend and her soon-to-be bundle of joy, Braysen.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Date: Friday, September 25, 2009
Time: 5-8pm
Location: Courtyard by Marriott downtown (River Market)
Appetizers and Cash Bar Tickets are $10/$15 per couple at the door
If you're interested in purchasing tickets before the event, contact Amy Lasseigne at

Artist For Ovaries is a Wine/Cheese Silent Auction benefiting the Arkansas Ovarian Cancer Coalition. This fundraiser will allow AROVCC to produce and distribute educational material to the women of Arkansas regarding the signs & symptoms of ovarian cancer.

Several local Arkansas Artists are contributing pieces – including yours truly and my dear old friend Amy Lasseigne, whose mother is an ovarian cancer survivor. There is an estimated 45 pieces of artwork to choose from. Sale prices will range from $40-$800.
Here is my stool that will be in the auction. If you like teal, then this will be a great spot for you to find something. Every art piece had to include teal somewhere on the piece. Some may not have as much as mine, though.

- Last year 130 Arkansas women died of ovarian cancer.
- In 2009, over 22,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer; over 15,000 will die.
- The symptoms are silent, so please listen: pelvic pain, bloating, frequent urination & feeling full quickly.
- If you have had certain forms of hormonal breast cancer you have a higher risk of getting ovarian cancer.
Please come and help support the women of Arkansas .
The Arkansas Ovarian Cancer Coalition (AROVCC) exists with the purpose to educate the public about the signs and symptoms affecting the women of Arkansas . The AROVCC, whose membership is comprised of individuals who each have been personally impacted by ovarian cancer, works to help save lives by disseminating information on the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer, ovarian cancer research, and resources available. By promoting professional and public awareness through educational materials, mass mail-outs, rallies, seminars and fundraising events the AROVCC has developed into the driving force against ovarian cancer in the State.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tutu cute

This tutu was a continuation for a previous client. I made her daughter's newborn tutu out of the same color tulle but made a few changes to the details on this one.

Happy Birthday, Taylor!

I made this banner for one of my oldest friend's little girl who just turned one. It looked great with Taylor's Luau party. Too bad the paper mache volcano didn't work out so well. :)

It's black, it's white, yeah, yeah, yeah...

Sorry for the cheesy Michael Jackson reference, but I just had to get that out of my system after making these wipe containers. I'm so happy to be able to apply my obsession with black and white, though. Moms of boys...I would love to make some things for your little ones, too, so please keep me in mind!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

I'm going dot com

Just so you'll know, I have now changed my design web address to be just (I took the "blogspot" out of the address). Hopefully this will be easier for you to remember when you're spreading the word about my products. I'm working on a few new things during my "free time", so I'll hopefully be able to sit down soon and upload the pictures of my new projects.

Don't forget that I'm due October 13th, so if you're needing/wanting anything by around that same time, please let me know ASAP! I have a few projects on my list, but oddly enough, I work better under pressure deadlines, so I can work you in.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Labor Day weekend!!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Circle, circle, dot, stripe

{Hand-painted step stools: $60}

{View from the back. }

I've decided to add step stools to my list of hand-painted projects as I realize that my little girl is going to need one soon to brush her teeth and do other practical things around the house.

If you're interested in this particular stool, you may purchase it at Kid's Furniture on Markham in Little Rock (501-978-5439) and ask for Judy. I plan on having more pieces available at her store soon. In the meantime, if you're interested in having a customized piece for your home please email me at or post a comment on my blog. I would love to create something special for you!

Deesigns by Erin now available at Kid's Furniture

You can now purchase my items at Kid's Furniture on Markham in Little Rock. So far, I just have the one step stool available there; but I plan on adding more pieces in the future. In the meantime, you may still email me at or post a comment to my blog if you would like something customized for you.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Fancy Paisley

The wipe containers are padded and covered with fabric on both sides, then trimmed with coordinating ribbon.

I made this for a customer that's hosting a baby shower for what sounds like a very deserving mom-to-be. I just hope that baby Charlie likes her wipe case, too. I took this picture before I realized that the ribbon lengths were uneven.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Happy Birthday, Beckett!

My best friends' nephew turned one a few weeks ago. I painted this banner for him to grow up with for each birthday. I know that Beckett's daddy loves baseball, plus I think Beckett was named after the Beckett baseball trading cards, so I was obviously inspired by the baseball theme. I even based the lettering from a baseball jersey (I think Brooklyn???). I'm sure my brother will correct me. :)

I had a lot of fun doing this banner as it was the first themed banner I have done. As I'm typing this post, I already see some changes I want to make for the next one. I have a friend that wants a similar one to this for her little boy's birthday in November. I can't wait to see how it comes out!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Made the American Way

One of my mom's friends asked me to do a 4th of July wreath for her. She already had the ribbon, so I based everything off of that. Considering that all 4th of July decorations are extremely country, it was hard for me to get started. But after my mom and I put our minds together, I am very excited about how it turned out. I know it's not actually a wreath, but I think you can still fully get that good 'ole Americana feeling.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Lila Jane's Neapolitan

I painted this chair for my high school friend's daughter that just turned two. The colors remind me of Neapolitan ice cream, which probably explains why I've been craving ice cream every night. Hmmm...
I took these pictures in my backyard this morning. So the lighting isn't that great. But I painted the spindles on the arms and crossbar white with tiny dots of all the colors that I used. The middle rails on the back have pink and white stripes.

This magazine box, in Lila's room, is is what I matched the chair to. I hope that Lila loves this chair in her new big girl room. Happy 2nd Lila!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

I wish I was a little bit taller...

I decided to start painting growth charts after seeing all of the "sweet" ones that don't really fit my taste. I painted this one for my soon-to-be niece, McKenzie, to match her nursery. It might seem like a weird color combo here, but the room is absolutely precious. I'll post pix of it soon to show what we came up with.

This was my first chart to paint, obviously, and I've already learned from my mistakes. I know that this picture doesn't show it off very well, either, but I now know that I need to leave a blank field in the middle so that the child's name will show up better, or I can paint their name bigger.

I can custom paint the growth charts on canvas like traditional charts. However, I like painting on wood, so I painted this one on a piece of wood (I think it was pine). The size is 11 1/4" wide by 48" long. Once I decide on what I'm doing for ME's big girl room and "Little Dees'" nursery, I'll have more options to show.

Rock-a-bye, Baby

My sweet friend Lauren pointed out to me that I don't have any pictures of my rocking chair that I painted ME. I painted this chair for Miss Priss's Christmas present and enjoyed working on it every minute that I had. I hope to custom paint more chairs for your little rockers soon!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

You gotta have Faith

I made this for a co-worker of mine and his baby girl, Faith. I wanted to show y'all that I can add embellishments to your wipe holder, too.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Wipe in Style

I made this one for my niece-to-be. I hope that her diaper changing experiences are more enjoyable now that she has a decorative wipe holder.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Chocolate Cafe (Kitchen)

This is a breakfast area that I created. I love the chocolate walls!!! Don't ever be afraid to go dark! These walls, when lit, are yummy! We're talking Hershey's chocolate, Willy Wonka lickable walls, people! This is connected to the kitchen; unfortunately, I don't have any pictures of that space worth showing.

A Little Taste of Italy (Dining Room)

At least that's the inspiration I had for this dining room. This sweet family had just moved back to LR after the husband finished his residency. They had very few things to work with, so I basically had a clean slate.

Here is a before:

Here is the after (as always, don't judge my photography skills!):

I l-o-v-e these window treatments that I designed!

The painting over the buffet helped with the inspiration.

Friday, April 3, 2009

A Comfy Den

This is a room that had several possibilities before we ever came to the final outcome. I originally had the walls faux-finished thinking we were doing a Music Room. But my friend A decided against that. The next option was to turn this room into a playroom for her son, but we decided against that since it's the very first room that you see from the front door. So she decided she wanted a more comfy spot for her family to watch TV instead of in the big Living Room.

It's funny how sometimes I can't see the end result, but once I get it, I absolutely love it. I actually wish I had this room for myself. Everytime I enter it, I feel warm and cozy. This is definitely a room you can kick back and enjoy a good book or movie!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Thanks Jenny

I want to send a special thanks to my sister-in-law's talented friend, Jenny. She designed my header for this blog. I told her what I liked, and she gave several fabulous options. Thanks again, Jenny!!!

Decorative Wipe Containers

Why carry a boring travel wipe container when you can be in style? Each wipe container is padded, fabric wrapped on both sides, and glued on all edges. I can use any fabric combination that you prefer and can add embellishments.

Birthday Banners

Refer me to your friends and family and get a discount! The first 2 people that refer me to their friends or family, and they place an order, you will receive your birthday banner for $20.
Growing up, my dear sweet friends' mom always hung a hand-painted birthday banner on their mantle. I loved the idea so much that I said I was going to do it for my kids, too. Now that I have a kid, one on the way, and work full time, I realized that I probably wouldn't have the time or energy to make one each year, especially since ME's birthday is so close to Christmas. Rather than rushing through and sloppily painting one every year, I decided to hand-paint one on canvas that I could reuse every year.

This is Mary Elizabeth's banner. The pink was a nice break from all of the Christmas decor in the house.

I painted this one for my friend, Molly, and her son, Carson. He is having his second birthday this weekend. Wow!
Each birthday banner is hand-painted on canvas. I personally like to do the three-tiered cake for drama, but I can paint almost any design that you would like. I cut out enough fabric candles for you to have 18 candles. I figured that your child will probably not want a birthday banner after 18. I'm a little different, though, and actually would love it at any age!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Will's Room

I love to do children's rooms because the possibilities are endless! Plus, you get to add the kid's personal touch, if they'll let you. This is one of the first children's rooms I did on my own (of course, with my wonderful assistant).

I am really excited with how the walls turned out. The main part around the room is a straw yellow with a 12" red border to coordinate with the bedding.

Painting Tip: A great way to save on painting costs is to do the painting yourself. I think the dad did a great job in this room! Painting straight lines is not as hard as it may seem. Just make sure you have a straight edge, level, ruler, and painter's tape.

I usually try to stay away from themed rooms so the kids can grow with the room, but I couldn't pass up this cute cowboy print to go with the stars on the opposite wall.