Color Crush: Emerald Green

Color Crush: Emerald GreenOne of the most common questions I’m asked is where does my inspiration come from. Ultimately I like to take the colors, textures, and patterns I see in the world around me and bring them into the home and projects I’m working on. But for the times where I can’t explore as much as I want to, there’s always Pinterest.

I thought it would be fun to start a new Color Crush series that focuses on the colors that I’m currently gravitating towards. Truthfully, more often than not, what inspires me isn’t directly related to crafting. I like to pull from fashion, architecture, photography, and more because it broadens the horizons for what’s possible. In this series I’ll do my best to find images of the color used in different settings as well as tips for what to pair it with! Now, on to the inspiration: Continue reading…

DIY Statement Bookmarks

This post is sponsored by Brother. All opinions expressed are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep The Crafted Life Making!

DIY Statement BookmarksOne of my New Year’s goals for 2020 is to read more. I used to read all the time, but just haven’t much within the past few years simply because I haven’t been scheduling the time for it like I should. I blame Netflix. I’ve got a few books already on my nightstand all ready to start and what better way to keep my place than with DIY statement bookmarks! They’re playful, fun, and easy to make! See how to make your own in just a few simple steps: Continue reading…

2020 Reader Survey RESULTS!

DIY Gift Wrapped Gallery WallThank you so much for taking part in this year’s reader survey! Your feedback and insight helps shape the types of posts I create around here. You were so encouraging and so sweet and actually made me cry because it just confirmed why it is I try my best to focus on color, joy, and the handmade. Enough of the sentiments, it’s on to the fun part– sharing the results! Continue reading…

2020 Reader Survey

reader survey

It’s that time of year friends! I’d love to hear from you! Your input shapes The Crafted Life editorial calendar and is really responsible for the types of projects and post I publish around here. Feel free to let all your thoughts loose– I can’t wait to read them! Continue reading…