I’ve said it before and it’s true, I really do love organisation DIY projects. Maybe it’s because life feels so hectic most of the time that any small ways I can help curb the crazy is very welcome. This project can help you organise any part of your home really but my initial thoughts were for my art supplies. They’re always in need of a tidy, especially when they’re also always increasing! Just to throw another idea out there, you could also use it for mail. Perhaps one pocket for ‘keepers’, one for ‘unread’ and one for ‘action’. I could go on but I won’t bore you.
I don’t often give you much of window into the design side of my business in this space. Part of me thinks you probably aren’t that interested but perhaps that’s not true because I have quite the opposite attitude when I’m reading other people’s blog. I guess that’s how we can hold on to the past notion of a blog being a online journal rather than a glossy magazine. It’s funny because 70% of my work is design based and yet so many people first refer to me as a blogger. So here’s a little behind the scenes peek.
A couple of weeks ago I was invited to take part in a designer maker Pop-up Shop at West Elm and armed with some new product I was happy to oblige. Nestled in the homey landscape of the store we all set up our own little corners amidst sofas, coffee tables and house plants. It was kind of like selling from my living room; my living room filled with much more stylish furniture that is. West Elm is fast becoming my second home these days, working with them and doing a Quill workshop there every month.
Well looky here, this is rather a girly post for you all this fine Tuesday. When I discovered metallic gold leather paint…well…it had me at ‘hello’ that’s all I can say. But what to make? I went digging around to find the leftover white leather from a previous DIY project and was all smiles to find there was enough left to fashion a clutch bag. All mine have died a death in one way or another over the years.
Hello! Right about now I’ll be boarding a plane to get my melt on in Egypt, land of the Pharaohs but I thought I’d bid you bye bye with this DIY Summer bag tutorial. It’s tucked away in the suitcase as we speak.
My last venture into batik was way back in secondary school art, when I created a somewhat ugly and over colourful ‘under the sea’ cushion cover. I wish I still had it so I could give you some contrast. Anyway, I thought I’d try and create a simple and versatile pattern that would translate into and everyday bag for all you eager crafters out there to get making. It does involve sewing but a tote style bag is about the easiest thing you could possible see so stick with me.
Today spells the last of this weeks ‘Affordable Home Tips’ in association with Keep Moat. Each day I brought you simple and inexpensive DIY projects to liven up your home, often using things you already have. Today is the simplest of the bunch! This statement cushion doesn’t involve any sewing and can be whipped up in less than an half an hour. If you have any plain cushion covers that need a revamp then this is the DIY for you. There’s even a free printable template to get you started.
Images from Boo + Boo Factory // layout graphics from The Lovely Drawer
I fell hard for this stunning jewellery a few weeks ago! Talk about statement jewellery…this definitely is that. Christina over at Boo + Boo Factory uses colour and texture with such confidence it’s inspiring and the bold shapes are influenced by her training in architecture. Each piece is made with different coloured leathers, some of which are hand painted. If you fancy adorning yourself with some serious impact then visit the Boo + Boo Factory Etsy shop.