Do It Yourself

Collectively Creative + DIY

Lately, I’ve taken a huge leap to remove myself from my favorite spots in my house (i.e. Tempur-Pedic bed with massage features and our cozy living room) to branch out on being more creative. This requires a space that drives me to get in touch with my creative juices and crank out a blog post (or three, if I’m lucky).

The other evening I shared a photo of a small portion of my work space and it was a huge hit.


It was inspiration enough to share my entire creative space with you, because let’s face it – we aren’t all white on white on white in our homes. Don’t get me wrong a stark clean white space is nice, but its definitely not for every one. With the dogs and the chaos I like to create, it failed me when I tried to pull it out. So I threw out the conceptions that every blogger must have white creative space (for real, Pinterest stop feeding us that lame dream) and went for a little flair.

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As you can see, lots of color and trinkets take up my work space. I love clutter and being able to just freely create without falling into this place of needing to feel like everything I do is pristine and perfect. Your creativity is what you make of it.

A certain quote comes to mind when I think of my work space:

“You see things; and you say “Why?” But I dream things that never were; and I say “Why not?”” -George Bernard Shaw

Its my space to be imperfect and create things that make me happy.

And because I love working in my space so much, here is a quick and easy sewing project for you to recreate.

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What you’ll need:

  • 1/2 yard of fabric
  • scissors
  • thread
  • pennant template
  • bakers twine
  • ruler
  • sewing machine/needle & thread

1. Use pennant flag template to cut designated number of flags you want for you project. I opted for an unfinished look and wanted to keep the number low in order to use it to stage in Instagram photos (one can never have too many props).

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2. Once all flags are cut, measure about an inch and a half to fold over to thread the baker’s twine through. Repeat this for each pennant flag. Press with iron or pin with sewing pins – I recommend pressing with the iron, it’s much easier to sew it.

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3. Use about 1/4 seam allowance and sew each pennant flag.

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4. Trim excess pieces of fabric from pennant flags and organize them into whatever manner you want to display them on baker’s twine.

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5. Thread baker’s twine through the top of each pennant flag and space out to your liking.

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6. Snap those instagram photos, hang it in your house, or make another!

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What does your creative space look like? Share in the comments!

 

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2 Comments

  • Reply Valery Brennan

    You know how I feel about that gorgeous fabric! Also, seriously, I’m way too broke for a white on white space. I need to be able to just move my decor from one room of my house to another when I get tired of how things look! haha.

    July 21, 2015 at 11:34 am
    • Reply Sevi Ware

      It’s my favorite fabric ever! I need to order some more of it. Also, white on white doesn’t work for people with dogs.

      July 21, 2015 at 6:53 pm

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