My cousin is in graphic design school so I contacted her and she began working on it. However, I have really bad timing because she's right in the middle of finals and free work is the last thing she has time for, that's for sure. Anyway, she came up with a basic draft but has been swamped with school work and unable to finish (poor girl! I know how that goes!).
Then, I serendipitously came into contact with Amy Proffitt of Proffitt Productions on Etsy. Basically, I showed her what my cousin had worked up and she said she could easily come up with a similar design with "real-looking" buttons. After a few back-and-forths with her, we ended up with this beauty of a banner for my shop! (I picked out the colors and font and she did the rest.)
Don't you just LOVE it?! I seriously go to my shop hourly just to admire it. It's ridiculous, I know, but I'm just that crazy about it! She also made me a matching avatar:
Anyway, Amy is such a breeze to work with and I think she might have even read my mind a time or two. I've gotten tons of compliments on my avatar in the Etsy Forums, too! So if you're looking for any graphic design work, I highly recommend Amy.
You can find her on Etsy at www.proffittproductions.etsy.com. She has a really great Etsy store and makes some really cute nursery art, too, if you're interested.
Next, we'll be working on my blog layout, but one thing at a time, people!
Check her out, and tell her I sent you!
P.S. She also created my signature, which I also love!