Design Fixation


7 Genius Ways To Use Up Fabric Scraps

Make a pretty fabric bookmark using this tutorial.

These scented fabric sachets will make your dresser smell lovely.

A fabric statement necklace is another fun idea. Get the tutorials here.

Find out how to cover your books here.

Make a yoga mat carrying strap with this tutorial by yours truly.

These bows are super versatile... get the how-to here.
Make fabric rope using this clever tutorial.

If you're like me, you have a ton of leftover fabric scraps from past sewing projects. I've been trying to use mine up, rather than buying new fabric (which is really difficult for me!) so I've been on the lookout for fabric scrap projects. Above are seven of my recent favorites.


Decorating Trend /// Unique Color Combinations

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After surviving a long dreary winter, I've had a craving for color. And lots of it. I've been noticing lots of interesting color schemes and combinations popping up lately. Above are a few unique ones. I'm partial to #5... navy and magenta and turquoise. What do you think? 


6 DIY Projects Using Paint Chips

Adorn gifts with feather tags made of paint chips. Learn more here.

Dress up your wall with this colorful geometric wall art. Get the tutorial here.

Or make a few bright banners for your next party.

Find out how to make these fun calendars here.

I'm loving these paint chip coasters. Here's the tutorial.

These notebooks would be great to throw in a bag... learn more here.

I'm not sure where my fascination with paint chips came from, but it's definitely still going strong. I think I might use my Pantone paint chips to make a set of coasters! Happy crafting.


7 Stunning Jewel Toned Rooms

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Here are some rich, colorful jewel toned rooms for you on this spring Saturday morning. I'm loving that ampersand watercolor in the second image!


Typeface Tuesday /// Salt & Pepper

Can you imagine life without salt and pepper? I put it on pretty much everything I eat. And I also can't fathom life without typography so I was pretty happy about this little piece I ran across on Fun, right? 


7 Unique DIY Necklace Tutorials

Make a fringe necklace out of an old t-shirt with this tutorial.

This colorful chevron necklace would look cute with a plain white tee. 

This is a unique way to use seed beads... get the tutorial here.

Give an old necklace new life with these easy instructions.

 Here's another one made out of an old t-shirt. So fun, right?!

Here is a simple but unique beaded piece. Get the instructions here.

Get the tutorial for this statement necklace here.

Here are some unique necklace tutorials to get your creative juices flowing this week. Isn't that fringe necklace fantastic? I'll be making that one as soon as I have a free minute. Happy crafting everyone!

And here are some more DIY jewelry tutorials if you need even more inspiration!


Trend Alert /// Gold Is Still Going Strong

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Metallics have been popular for quite some time now, and gold tops the list for me - not only for interiors, but also fashion and even food. Aren't those sparkly donuts fun?! Check out lots more golden inspiration here.


Typeface Tuesday /// New York Times Style Magazine

I've posted about the cover of the New York Times Style Magazine before, but I had never seen this cherry pie design... another great example of typography and food coming together as one. Head over here to see more of their creative covers.

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