Inspired by a Little Purple Desk

June 29, 2012 | Inspired by...

Isn’t this just the sweetest little desk setup? I’m completely and utterly in love with that lamp and all it’s pale blue-ness, especially sitting on such a pretty desk with turned legs.

Original Image: By Stellan Herner for ELLE Interior Sweden, found on The Style Files.

Lamp: AJ Table Lamp in light blue  from Connox
Rug: Mutabilis Rug from Anthropologie
Desk: Isala Laptop Table from Ikea
Chair: Modern Windsor Dining Chair from West Elm
Journal: Prospero Journal from Anthropologie 

DIY Paper Strip Garland

June 28, 2012 | DIY

I’ve had a few comments recently asking about the garland that hangs above my computer in a few of the photos I’ve posted. I made it quite a while ago, and didn’t think much of it until I started getting questions about it! So I thought it might be a good chance to do a quick DIY for you all :)

Here’s what you’ll need:
– Card in your choice of colours (I had 5 different colours)
– Ruler
– Knife
– Cutting mat
– Pencil
– Thread
– Sewing Machine

Step 1.
The garland I made has three different sized pieces of paper:
Small 6cm x 1.5cm (2.4″ x 0.6″)
Medium 7.5cm x 1.5cm (3″ x 0.6″)
Large 10.5cm x 1.5cm (4.1″ x 0.6″)

Using your ruler, pencil, knife, and cutting matt, mark out and cut 1.5cm wide strips from your card. Then mark out and cut the three different sizes above from your strips. You want a variety of colours in a variety of the three sizes (although if you’re doing one similar to mine, you’ll want more ‘medium’ size strips than the other two).

Step 2.
Lay out roughly how you’ll want your garland to look. Mine goes: small, medium, large, medium, small, medium, large, medium, small…. etc.

Step 3.
Thread your sewing machine, keep it on a straight stitch. Pull a good length of thread out from your machine (this will be one end of your garland, so make it as long to give yourself hanging flexibility later). Put the first piece of card under your presser foot and sew across the top. Once you’ve reached the other side of your strip, you want to sew a few stitches without anything under the presser foot so you’ll have some gaps between each strip of card. I did three stitches before feeding in the next strip of card. Keep going until you’ve got the length you desire. Don’t forget to pull another length of thread out of your machine at the end to give yourself flexibility when you go to hang your garland.

That’s it! Simple or what?! You can customise it by choosing different colours, or trying a different pattern with your strip lengths.. up to you! :)

{Freebie} iPhone Wallpapers 2

June 26, 2012 | Freebies

Hi lovelies! I’m back with a new set of iPhone wallpapers! Did you catch the first set I designed a few weeks ago? If not, you can download them here.

I’m having fun creating these pretties, so I really hope you’re enjoying them too! This set of 3 is in a similar colour range as the last set (nice and bright and cool) but with a few new patterns.

To install them on your phone:

1. Click and hold your finger over the image you want to use.
2. Click Save Image.
3. Now navigate to your Camera Roll, find the image and select ‘Use as Wallpaper’. Choose whether you want to set the home screen, lock screen, or both.. and you’re done!

* these wallpapers are for personal use only*