I needed something fun to hold my drinks on my desk – something prettier than the paper towel that I’ve been using – so I whipped up these fun crochet coasters last week. They are quick and easy to make, just a solid granny square, which I edged in a border of single crochet. You can find patterns for solid granny squares all over the internets … here’s one, here’s another, and one more. I picked some fun, springy colors for my coasters, and stitched them up while watching TV the other night. The yarn on these is 100% cotton, to absorb those cold drips running down the side of my glass on warm spring days. I love quickie projects like this – very simple and quick, but adds a bit of color and cheer to my desk.
Here they are in action:
And a side note, you all know how I take pictures of all the things – so these pictures are available to license on Creative Market – here and here.
I’m loving the work of watercolor artist Barbra Ignatiev, artist behind the Barbarian brand. I love her bright, fun colors and playful patterns. Take a look at a few of my favorites from her Society6 shop below:
This tribal pattern is so fun!
And how cute is this bright diamond pattern as a fun throw blanket?
Also, if you go to her website and subscribe to her newsletter, she sends you a new, lovely phone background each week. I have mine set to one of my favorite florals:
Watercolors are one of my favorite mediums lately, and I find so many lovely, inspiring watercolor art. You can be assured that there will be more watercolor artists making an appearance in my little ongoing Art I Heart series.
Lately I’ve been finding tons and tons of fabulous artists to admire while browsing one of my favorite art spots on the internet, Society6. I think I’ll start a regular feature of favorite artists so that I can share the love!
My first artist to share is Charlotte Winter, discovered through her Society6 profile, of course. My favorite works of hers are the abstracts – I would love to have some of these hanging on my walls or on pillows for my living room. They would also be great for a stylish teen bedroom or dorm room!
I also love some of her fun repeat patterns too … these ice cream cones would make a super adorbs beach bag!
and this peach/navy/gold tribal pattern would be great on your walls or on your phone case!
I did a little internet stalking and found that Charlotte sells many of her patterns on Spoonflower, so you can buy her designs on fabric for all of your crafting needs!