There is nothing better than shopping small. When you shop with a small business your money is going directly to a person who has put her or his soul into it. I used to own my own small business so I know how hard it is. Instagram is a beautiful thing. It opens up a world of finding creative small businesses. When I find one that I feel like is extra special I want to share it with you all. Mimi & Lei is just that, special. Ana is the owner of Mimi and Lei. She makes beautiful weavings in the most luscious colors and is a sweetheart. When I saw her rainbow fiber art I knew I had to have one. Go check out her Instagram @mimiandlei and her Etsy shop www.etsy.com/shop/MimiAndLei
I have always had a passion for decorating. There are certain elements that should be considered when designing or decorating a room. Texture is an important element that can be overlooked. It appeals to our senses — both visual and tactile — which makes the room interesting and more fun for our kiddos! Mimi and Lei’s fiber art is the perfect piece to add texture to your child’s room that they will love for years to come!
Get to know Ana a little better… “I graduated from FIDM (fashion institute of design & merchandising) and after working in the retail corporate world for 9 years – we decided to move to the desert (Joshua Tree area) for a slower pace of life and so I could stay home with our girls. A few months after moving, I decided to check out a weaving workshop. I thought it would be a cool thing to learn and was eager to meet other people in the area. I met a bunch of great ladies and fell in love with weaving.” – Ana – Owner, Mimi & Lei