Archive of ‘Home Decor’ category

Crochet Coasters

Crochet Coasters Photo by Jessica TorresI 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:

Crochet Coaster Stock Photo

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.

Art I Heart – Barbra Ignatiev

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:

Red Anemone by Barbra Ignatiev

Bird of Hey - Indigo by Barbra Ignatiev

This tribal pattern is so fun!

Dash Aztec by Barbra Ignatiev

And how cute is this bright diamond pattern as a fun throw blanket?

Bright Like a Diamond Blanket by Barbra Ignatiev

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:

Barbra Ignatiev Phone Wallpaper

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.

Art I Heart – Charlotte Winter

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!

Sloane Abstract Painting by Charlotte Winter

Michel Abstract Art by Charlotte Winter

Eisley Abstract Painting by Charlotte Winter

I also love some of her fun repeat patterns too … these ice cream cones would make a super adorbs beach bag!

Ice Cream Tote Bag by Charlotte Winter

and this peach/navy/gold tribal pattern would be great on your walls or on your phone case!

Jacs Print by Charlotte Winter

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!