Monthly Archives: January 2014

Studio Makeover

I have been wanting to give my craft room a makeover ever since we moved into our house over a year ago. With wall color we inherited from previous owners and lack of well-planned storage and organization, my room was getting out of control ~ fast! It had become an uninspiring environment, which was frustrating because I spend so much time in here working.sewing room CollageAs well as showing you some before and after photos, I thought I’d give you a few tips on what I learned during the process.

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Black and white – cushion tutorial

I don’t know about you, but black and white is making me really happy at the moment. Perhaps it’s because it’s so bold and full of confidence…so ‘all or nothing’. I still love splashes of color – in my home, my work and my wardrobe – but black and white is just so simple and straightforward. What do you think?

If you’re loving it as much as I am, I made a Black and White Pinterest board you might like to check out.

I’ve had a large chevron rug in my dining room for a while now, plus some white chairs by the patio doors, so I felt it was time to up and black and white levels a touch more with a set of new cushions.

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CHA Roundup

Last week was buuuusy! The Fiskars booth was buzzing with crafts, demos and giveaway activities.

First, the Fiskars booth looked simply stunning! One half of the booth was the ‘craft room’ set up with plenty of orange handled tools, inspiration boards, different materials, textiles and art work. The other half (the side shown in the photo below) depicted the ‘home’ – filled with lots of gorgeous handmade items. Much of the work in this room was created by Fiskars designer Smitha Katti. See that gorgeous mixed media canvas above the fireplace? Beautiful! Here’s how to make your own!IMG_1920  Continue reading