Sunday, June 26, 2011

Freckled Laundry is visiting today!

I am so excited about today's post - Jami from Freckled Laundry is my guest blogger!

(I will be featuring each of the amazingly talented ladies at Wild Rose in future posts, and Jami has so kindly agreed to kick-start these vendor introductions. If you aren't already hooked on Jami's blog and products - read on, and soon you will!)

Tell me a little bit about yourself and your line.
I'm Jami, a blog author, designer, {leisurely} interior stylist, and a work-from-home mother of toddler twins and a third-grader.

My line, freckled laundry, includes handmade wares for you and your home that often have signature touches of re-purposed or vintage and antique laundry (textiles). My line reflects the vintage chic style that I look to create in my own home.

Here are some of my wares that I'm so honored to be selling at Wild Rose & Co.!

Handmade, natural clay tags.
Handmade baby shoes.

I recently created a lavender and laundry collection that includes lavender dipped letters, lavender garland, lavender pillows, lavender and ruffled clothespins, wall flowers, and French "lavande" tags
and magnets.

I also have a small collection of chalkboard place mats and runners.

Do you have plan to introduce other things to the shop?
Sure. I'm always inspired to grow and create something new. I'll be selling petite and large number tags very soon, as well as laundry rose hair pins and rings. I am also working on homemade, organic lavender laundry soap and linen spray, ruffled shower curtains, and cotton jersey throws and chair hugs. I will also be combining laundry and rabbit wire to create shabby & vintage-inspired wall pockets, storage baskets, photo displays, etc.

How did you come up with the name of your line?
I adore simple, natural textiles like hemp linen and cotton. If you look closely at them, you will usually find little specks and spots of natural imperfections; like little freckles woven throughout. That's the freckled thought behind freckled laundry. (I also have freckles.) My use of re-purposed, vintage, and antique textiles is the laundry inspiration behind freckled laundry.

What’s your background?
I've always had an artful, creative heart and graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts. I taught middle school Art for one year in Florida. I returned to New York and spent some time as a graphic designer at a marketing communications firm before transitioning to a more involved role as an Account Executive. I eventually left the world of marketing and advertising and entered pharmaceutical sales before realizing that although successful, I was never truly meant to do any of those things. I made the decision to stay home to raise my children, live frugally, and pursue my dream for freckled laundry.

If you had to use only one word to describe yourself, what would it be?

What inspires you to create?
I find inspiration everywhere...blogs, websites, magazines, nature, my children, within; you name it. I'm often inspired by simplicity, shabby chic and French decor, and textiles. Sometimes I'll create something to fit the laundry that I've found. Lavender is a staple in my home so lately, I've been inspired to create unique designs to incorporate lavender into decor besides sachets and bundles.

Professionally, what’s your goal?
My ultimate goal is create a well-loved brand and a signature line of textiles and home decor.

What is your dream project?
Designing my own fabric line.

Fun question: What type of music to listen to when you're creating?
I could listen to David Gray's "Please Forgive Me" on repeat play for hours. I also love Edith Piaf, Zepplin, Peter Tosh, Johnny Cash, Coldplay...Clearly, all very different from one another!

Thank you so much for including me in the Wild Rose & Co. family, Lynette! I'm surrounded by such talented designers and beautiful people. I appreciate you having me over at the new blog and I wish you all the best with it. ~ Jami


  1. i for one am very excited about all the projects jami has in the works! can't wait to see those ruffled shower curtains. not that i need anymore shower curtains... i own 4, and only have one i can use at a time! ;) but i tend to uy textiles a lot because they are so fun and easy to switch.
    thanks for more insight into jami, too! i feel like i "know" her more now... and i think for many of us the choice to become a stay at home mom is what really made that creative juice flow again.... so we could be creative, and have a little mental outlet!

  2. Jami just makes the cutest things! She's a perfect fit for Wild Rose!

  3. lovely interview to go with a lovely woman! I adore all of Jami's things!!! Cant wait for more!

  4. What a terrific interview. I just came over from Freckled Laundry to check this out!

  5. Jami is the best! I am so happy to hear her story in detail. I can not wait to see more from her...she inspires me, truly. And I am happy to have found your new blog...can't wait to see the store up close and in person!
    Thanks for sharing,

  6. I dearly love Jami...and I will be third in line to purchase from her line of textiles...{Mom's first!}

  7. I follow your blog and likewise will follow Lynette. god bless you both for all the wonderful eye candy.


  8. The one thing Jami didn't mention, but is so true, is her sweet disposition, you can't meet a nicer person than Jami. And so creative to top it off, great interview!

  9. I love the flower with different fabrics, how can I get the tutorial for it???

  10. How can I subscribe to or follow this blog? I don't see any options. Thanks! :)