Weaving and Baking

Weaving with Vintage Elements - JulesMadeShop.etsy.com

Greetings, dear readers! Happy month of May! Today’s post is the ultimate confirmation that I am indeed a productive procrastinator! I haven’t written in weeks… but that doesn’t mean that nothing has happened! My April weaving project was a blast! I experimented with colours, textures, shapes, pompoms, vintage materials, air plants, buttons, cotton rope, driftwood… I’m loving this art form! There are so many possibilities and I’m just scratching the surface! I feel like this love affair with weaving is here to stay! I recently delivered a selection of wall hangings to Victoire Boutique, a local shop that will arrange them in a window display. I’ll post some photos as soon as it’s set up!  Continue reading

Just Smile and Weave!

Weaving is making a comeback in a big way! Several creative DIY and style bloggers have been talking about it, there are various online tutorials, and of course, Pinterest is a hotspot for weaving inspiration. I made my first woven wall hanging a month ago and since then, I’ve been weaving almost every day, experimenting and developing my personal style as I go! The words “woven wall hanging” may conjure up some image of a horrendous shaggy monster made with various shades of brown, orange and puke green yarn, hanging in your great-aunt’s basement or some cheap motel (see exhibit A). However, the new generation of weavers is shaking things up! Continue reading

Weaving and Raspberry Sauce

Weaving in Progress - Productively Procrastinating

Greetings, dear readers! In my first Friday Favourites post, I wrote about how much I loved all the neat woven wall hangings I was seeing all over Pinterest and various design blogs! Well, last week, I finally ended up building my own loom! (With some help from my Dad and his carpentry skills!) I learned the basics of weaving from YouTube video tutorials, like the fabulous one below… and now I’m totally hooked! Continue reading

Favourite Things Friday

Ottawa Winter Bike Waterlogue - Productively Procrastinating

Greetings! Welcome to part one of a new weekly series: Favourite Things Friday! I don’t understand the difference between #ThrowbackThursday and #FlashbackFriday, so I’m going to start a #FavouritesFriday instead! Every Friday, I’m going to write about a few of my favourite things that I discovered or was inspired by during the week! Without further ado, here are this week’s winners!  Continue reading

Gorgeous Home Offices and Ergonomic Laptop Stands

Since I started my ergonomic consulting job a couple months ago, I’ve developed a mild obsession with offices! I’ve been spending quite a bit of time searching the Internet for inspiring workspaces, and boy, are there ever a lot of them! I’ve also been on the hunt for great ergonomic equipment, such as laptop stands, standing desks, comfortable keyboards, etc. This is part one of my blog post series on ergonomics and aesthetics! (Unless you count this previous post on ergonomics and aesthetics, which could count as a sort intro!)

Pinterest is a gold mine when it comes to gorgeous office design, décor and organization inspiration! The collages below show only a few of the lovely home offices that I discovered via Pinterest (and pinned to my Workspaces board!):

Pretty Offices - Productively Procrastinating
Indoor PlantOrange LampNatural WoodMarquee Sign

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