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DIY: Reversible Fabric Face Masks

DIY: Reversible Fabric Face Masks

Reversible face masks are a great way to stay safe and look cute while doing it. Check out my other DIY projects here. fabric sewing machine sewing pins scissors elastic (either 1/4″ or 3/8″ wide depending on your preference. Elastic pictured is 3/8″) Sewing Machine Used Singer Heavy Duty 4423 You will notice that the mask miraculously changes color throughout this post. My original plan included masks with two different fabrics. They weren’t really meant to be reversible. Though in…

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Interview with a Car Collector and Former Racecar Driver

Interview with a Car Collector and Former Racecar Driver

It’s been a while since I’ve talked about cars or automotive design on the blog. Today I’m here with Marc Evans. He is the owner of New England Classic Cars in Stratford, CT. Check out this post from way back in 2018 when I toured his shop. Keep reading below as I pick his brain. Q: Why did you start your automobile dealer business? Was the Winter of 1973-1974…..the first Middle East oil embargo was a sudden shock.  Impossible to…

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DIY: Reusable Makeup Remover Facial Pads

DIY: Reusable Makeup Remover Facial Pads

I’ve been sewing a lot more and doing other crafts. So that means I’m going to have a lot of great new posts coming your way. Today we’re going to sew reusable makeup remover pads. I got the idea to get away from disposable cotton rounds from different articles I saw on the internet and figured I’d give making my own a try. fabric washcloth/towel material sewing machine sewing pins scissors round object to trace circle pen Sewing Machine Used…

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Painting to Help Reduce Stress During Difficult Times

Painting to Help Reduce Stress During Difficult Times

Painting is a great way to reduce stress. Don’t we all need that right now. I’ve been meaning to paint for months it seems. Now I’ve finally gotten around to it. The main thing was lack of inspiration. I wasn’t feeling inspired to do anything creative. I bought the canvas from Target and it sat for months. Then the Coronavirus Pandemic hit and I was looking for a way to reduce all the stress and anxiety it was giving me….

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Home Office Inspiration: Get Stuff Done

Home Office Inspiration: Get Stuff Done

Do you have a home office? Even if you don’t work from home most people have a home office. Maybe it’s a spare room. It could even just be a small nook. It’s that space where you are able to leave distractions behind and work and study. Keep scrolling for ways to inspire your space. I love the desk above. One of the great features is that it’s adjustable. There is also storage on the bottom, although I like the…

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Mid Century Modern Living Room Design Inspiration

Mid Century Modern Living Room Design Inspiration

Look in any magazine or go to a design showroom and you will see Mid Century Modern design all around you. I even mentioned it in this post about “Design Trends I’m Loving.” I’m still very much obsessed myself. So I’m here to inspire you to bring a little Mid Century Modern design into your own space. Mid Century Modern Couches I love the different styles of couches that fit the style. Many of then have narrow wooden legs that…

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DIY: Pocket Square Sewing Tutorial

DIY: Pocket Square Sewing Tutorial

So you think you can’t sew. I bet you can sew a pocket square. It’s one of the simplest things you can make. Then you can jazz it up by using fancy stitches. Everyone will wonder how you learned to sew so fast. Keep reading for this fun DIY. What you will need fabric needle and thread/sewing machine sewing pins scissors ruler dark colored pencil Sewing Machine Used Singer Heavy Duty 4423 Step 1: Select Your Pocket Square’s fabric and…

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DIY: Jackson Pollock Art Inspiration

DIY: Jackson Pollock Art Inspiration

Have you heard of Jackson Pollock? Maybe you don’t know him by name. But you’ve definitely seen his work. Think of paint splatters everywhere and every color of the rainbow. He is one of the most famous abstract painters and his work is so inspiring. So inspiring that you want to try it for yourself. So let’s do just that. Step 1: Purchase Your Supplies For this project I recommend purchasing acrylic paint. For a complete list of items I…

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Aviation Design: Aircraft Seating with Recaro

Aviation Design: Aircraft Seating with Recaro

You’re walking down the aisle to your seat. You sink down into the plush cushion. Have you ever thought about what goes into selecting the best aircraft seating? Then you have to learn about Recaro and how they contribute to Aviation Design. Recaro is also known for their race car seating. We can’t talk about Aviation Design without thinking about the seating. Good seating makes such a difference on a long haul flight or even a short haul. Premium airlines…

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How to charge clients as a Freelance Graphic Designer

How to charge clients as a Freelance Graphic Designer

You’re starting out as a freelance Graphic Designer. How much will you charge your clients? There are a lot of ways to calculate and it can be confusing. I’ll share what I feel is the simplest way. I suggest charging either a flat rate or a flat rate plus hourly. There may be small projects that you charge a flat rate for. For example, a simple edit to a photo in Adobe Photoshop. You know the work will not take…

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