Hi there! Thanks for browsing around my little shop of handmade items. I’m artist and designer, Angella Eisman, and that is my little family up there.
A bit of background. I love all things creative. And have ever since I was a child. Unlike others, I never strayed from what I wanted to be when I grew up. “Artist” was what I wrote on that line of the questionnaire. My Dad is a talented builder and wood craftsman and my Mom can upholster furniture like no one’s business. So you could say that working with my hands is in my blood.
After many years of learning the basics, I went on to receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts with emphasis in commercial design and illustration. I was awarded Top Dog Design Graduate of 1998 (though I’m sure they phrased it differently!) After which I married, moved to Austin, TX and spent the next few years in marketing as a graphic artist and illustrator. I still love to illustrate on occasion. My recent clients have included: Knuckleheads Clothing, Chatti Patti, Sandi Henderson and more.
In the meantime as a little side business I started working with textiles and began a custom children’s clothing line in 2003. My daughter was my muse and we had lots of fun. I sold under the name, That Funky Boutique. After a break from designing due to a move across the country, I regained my steam and started back up with accessories and home decor. My ruffle rose scarves were an immediate hit. Making an appearance on The Today Show and several fashion blogs. My similarly designed pillows and poufs are also gaining notice and have appeared in Better Homes and Gardens Do It Yourself Magazine, Discovery’s Planet Green, Daily Candy, Apartment Therapy’s Re-nest, and more. It has been a thrill!
After a very busy 2009 holiday season, it became very clear that I would never be able to keep up with demand without help. I created the first 400 scarves by myself from a little vacant corner of my home! It was just too much. I enjoy designing products but don’t love being chained to a sewing machine doing production work. Fast forward to today…I have a band of local sewing elves, a handful of women who do the cutting, an assistant who comes to my personal workroom to help with whatever I need done, and I still do a percentage of the sewing work (along with the photography, marketing, and selling!). Still busy, but I’m so glad to have the help and I believe they are happy to have a little extra $ in a slow economy. Win. Win.
My products can mainly be found here on this site, though I do have an etsy shop and also a handful of stores across the US that carry my products.
Currently we reside in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina and are so thankful and excited about the adventure God has us on!