Spring has settled on Austin, and this is how I feel about it…
It’s time to go outside and play Happy Sunday!
As I am exhausting myself at a soccer tournament in New Orleans right now, I thought I could leave you with some fabulous finds from the blogosphere.
Have you noticed that geometrics are totally in right now? I knew that repeating, usually symmetrical geometrics look great on fabric, but I’ve seen crazy assymetrical designs popping up all across Etsy (like this necklace ♡) and Pinterest (like this wall thing) A new fad, perhaps? What do you think? Either way, I like this triangle-themed mobile, spotted over on Smile and Wave. Don’t you want to make one?
I started one of these a while back, but lost motivation. Seeing it again (and accompanied by a tutorial!) makes me want to try again! Weave your own basket out of newspaper with the help of nifty thrifty things:
As a long-time fan of stripes and a new-found lover of crochet, I have to share these crocheted striped hand warmers from the Purl Bee! In case we get another cold snap (hey, it’s possible!), I’ll whip up a pair of these 😀
And I must not be quite over Valentine’s Day yet, because I think this simple balsa wood heart on Design*Sponge is just super cute!
And make some adorable kitchen utensil holders with this tutorial from Crafts by Amanda:
A color palette can come from just about anything. Choose your favorite poster, painting, tapestry – they’ve all got a palette. A sophisticated color palette can even come from something as simple (or not so simple) as getting dressed in the morning. Look Book and Wear Palettes both log inspiration in the form of street clothes and their color palettes.
You’ll notice that any good outfit has a set of colors that compliment one another (not to say they’re all complimentary colors). They don’t have to be one shade or hue, but they coordinate in a way that is beautiful. So why not grab a color palette from someone well-dressed?
Of course, the same is true in reverse: You can make a great outfit using a beautiful color palette. Find colors you love together, then search your closet and piece together something beautiful to wear! And if you’re anything like me, you’ll see an instant palette just by opening your closet doors. Hm, maybe I should branch out in my color choices…
hehehehe…this was too good not to share! Buy the print here.
Here are a few Etsy finds to help you keep your New Year’s resolutions!
Grab a handy coaster (Lucky Bee Press) to record your resolutions:
A self starter ring (The Apple) to remind you to get going:
A journal with maps (Blue Toad) to take you to new places:
A food & exercise notebook (ncharshaf) for the health resolution:
Stay organized with this cute to-do wall hanging (The Career Scrapper):
A print (groundwork) for an every day resolution:
An address box (1canoe2) to keep you in touch:
This friendly reminder pillow (alexandra ferguson) for the slow days:
And, finally, a motivational poster (happy deliveries) and a reminder!
So get going, and have a great year 😀