Pretty Little Studio - Fresh Vintage | Whimsical Fun
About the owner of Pretty Little Studio
| ||Hello! My name is Melissa and I am the owner, designer, die-cutter & printer of Pretty Little Studio. |
I started in October in 2009, when my youngest was only 6 weeks old. I really need a way to make some extra money to pay for my scrapbooking hobby. My cousin-in-law had her own Etsy shop. So I decided to start there. I had an ink jet printer and 1/2 ream of card stock, I started designing and fussy cutting tags. My first sale was on October 14th.
In December 2009, I designed my first set of vintage flash cards. In March of 2010, I told my husband that I was going to start paying the house mortgage. He was totally shocked!!
My first vintage collection was designed in the fall of 2010 called "Apple Cider". Vintage products were really me and have stuck with them for the past 5 years. I love using 1950-1960's designs and incorporating them with trendy, modern and classic pattern to give the collections a whimsical feel.
Pretty Little Studio hasn't stopped growing. Six years have past and we have had over 134,000 sales and ship to over 20 countries around the world. I am still working from our home office, but next year, we are finally planning on building a 20x40 warehouse and office for Pretty Little Studio.
FUN FACTS ABOUT ME:
- I have 10 siblings (all younger than me)
- I love wool socks - I wear them everyday, even if its 105* outside!
- I don't drink any caffeine.
- I have a degree in Culinary Arts - but I rarely ever cook
- I don't have background in design - it's all self-taught.
- I love the color aqua, eating cheese sticks and staying up really late.