Posted on October 25, 2013 at 11:24 am by patchi
Our design for the Camelbak kids bottle is officially on the shelves at Target! Next time you are browsing around at Target, make sure to check us out. This design and many other Camelbak kids bottles can also be found at other online retailers like: Dick's Sporting Goods, Summit Hut, and Rock Creek.
Posted on October 21, 2013 at 12:57 pm by patchi
After many customer requests for a pennant wall decal, I am glad to share that we just finished this cute new design below. This set of pennant wall decal includes 14 adorable pennants, which can be use separated to make two or three banners; or, can easily be put together to make one long banner. Customers can pick three colors from our color chart to create their wall decal. So it is easy to make this work for a boy or girl's room. And the retail price is very attractive. Only $39! You can see this and many other new creations in our upcoming 2014 catalog. Check back soon. Above the decal in white, gray, and yellow. A very popular color trend. ::: For more gray and yellow inspiration visit my Pinterest board here :::
Posted on October 11, 2013 at 12:18 pm by patchi
:::: MAKING IT/ Scooter Makeover ::::Back in July, Bela and Marcus spotted two old scooters at a yard sale in our neighborhood. We purchased both scooters for $5 each. I thought it would be cool to give these old scooters a face lift. Nothing too complicated, just spray paint them to make them more colorful. So a couple of weeks ago, I finally got around to do it. Bela's old scooter was golden with red. We transformed it with pink, orange and white spray paint. It turned out to be a pretty easy makeover, and Bela loved the transformation. Check out the details below: Project check list: - scooter - spray paint in different colors - tape To see more Making It projects, visit our Pinterest board here.
Posted on October 8, 2013 at 12:05 pm by patchi
PATCHI CANCADO :: BORN IN BRAZIL :: RAISED WITH MY TWO BEST FRIENDS :: MET MY HUSBAND WHEN I WAS 13 :: PLAYED TENNIS MY ENTIRE LIFE :: WENT TO COLLEGE IN VIRGINIA :: RAISING MY THREE KIDS :: PASSIONATE ABOUT ALL THINGS DESIGN :: HOPING TO ONE DAY PLAY THE PIANO :: CURRENTLY OBSESSING ABOUT YOGA It all started with a phone call. It was a Friday afternoon, my last day of maternity leave. I remember I was just thinking how in two days I would be back at work, leaving baby Marcus, at the time 6 weeks old along with Bela (22 months old) at daycare. I was excited and a little sad to go back to work at the same time. But then, it all changed, after the phone rang. At the time I was working at a cool ad agency, with cool creative people, designing cool things every day. Even though the job was very good, sometimes my heart just wasn’t there. So, that Friday afternoon when my boss called to let me know that they had made some cuts in the agency, my head was going into thousands of different directions. I wasn’t sure what to feel, what to say, and what to do. I had just lost my job, how was that possible? I always had a passion for interior design, making things pretty, and creating or crafting anything. So, after a lot of thinking, I decided that this was the time to face the entrepreneur field. A time to be adventurous, fearless, and very motivated. The time to combine my graphic designer skills with my passion of interior design. This time, I would not go hunting for another graphic designer job. This time, I would come out of my comfort zone. So in 2009, Trendy Peas was born with a few designs printed on paper. Today, Trendy Peas has evolved to a more complete line of modern nursery and kids’ rooms accessories. From paper prints, to gallery-wrapped canvas, to acrylic crib mobiles and wonderful wall decals. :: MY DESIGN AESTHETICS :: I strive to keep my designs simple. I work from geometric shapes. I like to add patterns to these shapes to evoke more visual interest. But in the end I always feel like less is more. When creating new products, I design pieces that I would use in my kids’ rooms. After all, they are my main inspiration. :: MY FAVORITE ITEMS :: I adore the birth print design. A must-have for any baby and a great gift idea for new moms. My second favorite piece is the acrylic bike decor. This piece is a beauty on the wall. :: TRENDY PEAS NEXT YEAR :: I hope to keep designing pieces for little kids' rooms. I always like a challenge when creating new products. And who knows, maybe in the future, we can start designing pieces for big kids' rooms as well. So check back often or drop us a note. We now have met, but I would love to get to know you better. To stay in touch, like us on Facebook, follow us on Pinterest or Twitter.
Posted on October 3, 2013 at 12:40 pm by patchi
Wallpaper is still a very popular trend these days. The idea of covering only one wall in a bedroom with wallpaper is fantastic. It creates a focal point in the space and it always makes a room feel very cozy. A wall with a visual pattern is usually a great backdrop for a bed frame or a crib and it is a great way to bring in some color to the space. The only draw back to wallpaper is that it can get pricey depending on the wallpaper you choose. So, when it was time to design new wallpaper designs, we decided to simplify the entire process and make a new product that offers a more affordable solution for the wallpaper look. So, how can you get the wallpaper look without using wallpaper on your wall for only $39? Following the geometric style of Trendy Peas' design, we now offer wall decals that mimic wallpaper patterns. The repetition of the design creates the different patterns. There are no rules when installing these shapes on the wall. You just peel and stick the pieces as you move across the wall. The possibilities are endless. When installation is done, take a step back and check the layout. If something doesn't look quite right, just remove it from the wall and stick on it again. It's a bliss! The confetti wall decal below works great for boys and girls. Each set comes with 28 confetti dots that measure 3 inches wide each. You can pick two colors when customizing your confetti wall decal. Some of the confetti dots feature a pattern and some are a solid color. The overall look is very fun. The whimsical pine tree wall decal below comes with 30 little trees for a cool nature-inspired pattern. This design is available in 12 colors, making it easy to match any nursery. Each pine tree features adorable patterns making this design a one-of-a-kind. The little peaks wall decal comes with 56 pieces! These wall decals are done in one color, but with two different tones. It is very simple and yet interesting. You can place the "peaks" up or down. There are so many options when installing this particular design. And they all cost only $39 for the set. Visit the new collection here. Enjoy!