Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Design Your Own Rug - Cafe Press

Have you ever been perusing Pinterest and looking through the various pins and thought you would like to design your own rug?  I know I have and there are so many great ideas out there.  I was beyond ecstatic when someone from CafePress contacted me about doing a review for one of their personalized products.  When I discovered you could design your own rug I was hooked but alas I 'm getting a little ahead of myself.

For those of you who aren't familiar with CafePress they offer customized products in conjunction with letting you sell your own customized products on their site.  It really is pretty sweet.

The range of products you can customize is pretty wide.  You can start out with your basics.  Design your own t-shirt.  The have v-necks, tank tops, raglan style, and even maternity shirts.  One of my all time favorite items of clothing are hoodies.  A person can never have too many hoodies, at least in my opinion.  My husband might think otherwise as he starts to loose space in our closet.

As Mother's and Father's Day approaches you may want to check out their other personalized products.  Their prices are pretty decent and so far I have been impressed with the contact I'm working with.

It doesn't just stop at clothing and dishware.  You can personalize your own shower curtains, blankets, i-phone cases and of course rugs.  

I gathered a bunch of photos for some inspiration and started designing away.  Rugs are a great way to bring pattern into your home and I love pattern.  Right now I'm really into fresh and clean neutral rooms with pops of color and pattern.  If you can't tell, herringbone patterns have always been a favorite of mine.

When I first started the design process I thought I would go with a neutral gray, it would go with everything.  Of course I would add my color through my accessories.

Then I was looking through photos and decided I liked the stark contrast of black and white rugs and came up with this ombre herringbone rug.  I love both concepts.  You have to imagine this pattern at a large scale as it would be a 3 x 5 rug.

I think I will play around a little bit more with a larger print and if I can decide for sure which room I want it in, perhaps I will even add some fun colors.

What do you think?  How would you design your own rug?  I'm so excited to submit my design and see how the final product turns out.  Stay tuned!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Pintastic Tuesday - Link Party 31

Welcome to Pintastic Tuesday.  Can you believe March is almost either?  Ya me neither.  Regardless, we have lots to party about with some more great projects and recipes this week.  I just love everyone's different styles and ideas.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Pintastic Tuesday - Link Party #30

I know, I'm lame.  I totally missed my own party last week.  I apologize.  My sister came to visit for a week and a half and now we have more family in town and I work from home... I just plum forgot.  That just means this week's party will be twice as awesome.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Craft

This St. Patrick's Day craft started out so simple, until I tried to spray paint a picture frame white.  Apparently I need to consult Pinterest on that one to learn the tricks of the trade on that one.  Thus, the project got put on hold, over and over again even though it REALLY should only take about 1/2 an hour.  Other than the picture frame, the supplies for this St. Patrick's Day craft are minimal.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Pintastic Tuesday - Link Party 29

How is it already March?  My weeks are just flying by.  I hope you all have had a great weekend and are ready for another great Pin Party and find lots of inspiration, I know I could use a little right about now.