Sunday, November 23, 2014 construction by southland homes

Earlier this year, I worked on this house. It was built by Southland Homes of Texas. I was primarily involved with cabinetry design, cabinetry and wall paint colors, exterior colors, floor stain color, and ultimately helping the home owners place their artwork. I only recently learned that the home was featured on Houzz, so I thought I'd share it. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

#427...five minute felt coaster

I've been having a problem with my beverages sweating all over my desk/keyboard/post-its. I've tried pretty stone/pottery/glass coasters, but none of them absorb the moisture. I saw some wool felt octagon coasters at a local boutique and figured felt would be the ticket to fixing my sweaty beverage problem. (Pictured espresso does not actually sweat)
I had this felt envelope that came with a necklace that I bought from Madewell, and decided to cut it up to use for the coasters. I printed an octagon to the size I wanted, and found some thin cork lying around my studio that I decided to use to back the felt and bulk it up a bit.

I cut the cork on the outer side of the line, and the felt on the inside of the line, creating a small cork revel along the edge of the coasters. Next, I glued them together using fabric/paper glue that I had. Any fabric glue will do.

Using some rubber stamps, and fabric paint in copper metallic and black, I decided to try stamping on a few of them. (I decided I liked them better unadorned, so I stopped stamping).