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This week’s radio show was a reader request: tips for beating procrastination and being more productive. I think it’s safe to say that all of us struggle with productivity, time-management and procrastination at one point or another. While most of us know how to “get things done” in the deadline sense of the of the word, most us also want to find a way to avoid those last-minute situations and get work done on a schedule that feels calmer and more in control. I used to be a master of procrastination, but lately I feel proud of being able to push through that feeling a bit more often and get things done bit by bit. I also feel like I’ve gotten better at getting to the bottom of why I’m procrastinating about something, so I can work through those feelings and finish the job. I think the key for all of these work productivity problems is finding what works best for you, right now.

sewing 101: electronics sleeve It’s really starting to feel like fall, and whether or not that means back to school for you, fall always seems to mean new supplies. Don’t forget your electronics this season, so you can whip up a cozy little wool sleeve for your laptop or tablet! In this project, you’ll learn how to install a zipper around a curve, which really isn’t difficult to do, I promise. You can use these instructions to make a case for a laptop, tablet reader, or any flat electronic device. Once you get the hang of the construction, these sleeves really only take a couple hours to make, so they’re great weekend projects (and good gift ideas, too). Let’s get started!

ultra look ultra look Photo April 20, 2014 Oh, Fransson! Today is my stop on the blog tour for the lovely and talented Jennifer Sampou's new fabric collection, Shimmer. Shimmer includes nature-inspired prints in beautiful earth tones, all with a little bit of irridescent, sparkling shimmer. Continue reading "Shimmer Fabric Blog Tour" » I really love the 14" center of the Aviatrix Medallion and I think it looks fantastic as a larger block. Button Statment Rings It’s September and that means it’s time to add another statement piece to your collection…. obviously! I heart almost every piece Nicole Richie designs for House Of Harlow 1960, especially her oversized rings. As amazing as these rings are they’re also an easy DIY.

CANDY CORN SUGAR COOKIES I’ve looked high and low for a Candy Corn Cookie Cutter. I scoured every craft store, baking department, grocery store and beyond. I gave up, and made these instead! Just as soon as I did . . . I found a Candy Corn Cookie Cutter! grrrrr. Apartamento - an everyday life interiors magazine Featuring: Trix & Robert Haussmann, Omar Souleyman, Atsuki Kikuchi, Rose McGowan, Ken Done, Scott Ewalt, Sara Sachs & Frederik Jacobi, Scott Sternberg, Christoph Ruckhäberle, Chung Eun Mo, Aurélien Arbet & Jérémie Egry, Smiljan Radic, Piero Gandini, Jolanthe Kugler, Francesco Zanot, Genesis P-Orridge With Murray Moss’ collection of work by Enzo Mari and a comic by Andy Rementer and Margherita Urbani artsy-crafty babe So yes, I’ve been knitting. You know how it is when the mood strikes. I blame the cold weather.

DIY Design Community & Keywords: DIY, Craft, art, wall art Bare walls are the pits. Liven those bad boys up with some affordable modern art -- that you made yourself! Here are ten of our favorite DIY wall art projects to make this week. 1. ∆DIY∆ Studded Bag Things you need for this DIY: *a (preferably faux or vintage/second hand) leather bag *studs *an X-acto knife *scissors *a needle and thread *pliers Total time: about 45 mins per row Total cost: $2.50 + shipping hand-sewn passport cover Have passport, will travel . . . yes. Have passport in a hand-sewn leather case? JET SETTER. In the spirit of this month’s Design*Sponge travel theme, let’s take a lesson in leather hand sewing that we can use for a passport cover or just about any small case-like thing you can think of. Hand sewing leather is easy, but a few key steps will make it even easier. Sadly, it doesn’t make it much faster — get ready to earn this case with a couple hours of work.

We Make It Good Petrina Hicks Posted on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 by Shilo Barnaby Barford Posted on Monday, May 7th, 2012 by Shilo Michael Page dip-dye lamp & pillow when summer rolls around, i try as hard as possible to freshen up the cave that is my apartment. while the darkness does help to keep rooms cool, the mood can get a little depressing if i don’t inject a jolt of summer here and there. if you have a plain fabric lampshade, pillow, or any scrap fabric lying around, then you can easily create a completely new set of home textiles that have a lovely airiness and fresh color. dip dye is a very easy process; you can adjust the color saturation in a snap by adding water or dye, and you just keep dipping until you like the results! it’s good to have a few scrap pieces of fabric around for color tests, and a nice outdoor spot or some tarp to work on (as you can probably guess, it can get a bit drippy). you can also mix dyes to make an amazing range of hues, so feel free to experiment. have fun! -kate CLICK HERE for the full how-to after the jump! cost: dye: $5-10 buckets:$5 time: 1-2 hours (including drying time)

New Ring Designs November 24th, 2010 A while ago I bought lots of antique silver spoon sets when we visited Colin’s sister Morag and her family over the summer as they live near Spoon Central – a little village called Horncastle that is full to the brim with small antique shops. As I’ve been without my camera for what seems like months, I’ve not been able to photograph any of my ‘work in progress’ for a while. diy idea: paint strip wall decoration lauren and derek are under the weather today so i thought i’d wrap up diy day with this great project from d*s reader scott prendergast of a state of emergency. scott started with a simple idea- to decorate his bedroom wall with something colorful and affordable. so he went to home depot every day for a few weeks and took around 1000 paint swatches. after he arranged his collection in the desired pattern he used mod podge to attach them to the wall and- voila! a new colorful bedroom wall. i know some of you won’t want to lift 1,000 samples so if you’d like to purchase samples instead you can contact your local hardware or paint store to purchase packs (my local tarzian hardware store told me they could order some for a small price). either way, the result is a colorful, and more customized, alternative to wallpaper. thanks to scott for sharing!

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