Bowlers and Buttons

Style, Arts and Crafts. (And other things I like.)

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Cube decor ideas from the desk of Anna Allen, Event Coordinator Extraordinaire-ish:

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- Sure, you can just tack papers to the wall of your cubicle with a push pin, but that’s no fun. Hang a clipboard to the wall for memos that will be changed out frequently (I covered this one in paisley craft paper), and use actual picture frames to display documents that are rarely updated. Your coworkers will only think you’re a little insane, I promise.
- I hung a cross stitch I made to add a little texture, dimension, and snarky witticism.

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- All that attention to detail is going to make you hungry! Better get yourself a cute little snack bowl.

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- Think outside the hideous wire mesh when it comes to your desk supply holders.

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- Don’t forget to frame and hang some art or personal photos too! I highly recommend some Kate Beaton comics.

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- Something green and preferably alive is a must if you don’t have a window nearby.

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- Again, ignoring the fact that my cube walls are in fact giant bulletin boards, I hung one that I made myself using homasote and darling fabric.

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- TARDIS mug pen holder, to which your coworkers will react completely indifferently because they have no idea what it is.
- Finally, yes, I am the kind of girl that buys $15/yard material just to cover her mouse pad. And yes, I DO do actual work at my job…

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Here’s a cross stitch that I completed a while ago and gave to my sister for Christmas. She loved it, however not all the reviews were favorable:

Anna: Look at this cross stitch I’m making Liz for Christmas. It’s almost done.

Mom: Cute! But who’s the boy standing next to your sister?

Anna: … That’s supposed to be me, Mom.

Here’s a cross stitch that I completed a while ago and gave to my sister for Christmas. She loved it, however not all the reviews were favorable:

Anna: Look at this cross stitch I’m making Liz for Christmas. It’s almost done.

Mom: Cute! But who’s the boy standing next to your sister?

Anna: … That’s supposed to be me, Mom.

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So my NEXT project (besides the high waist bikini tutorial; I’ll get to it, I promise) is going to be a coffee table with pipe legs! I’ve planned the whole thing out: I’m going to use salvage wood and pipe from Rebuilding Exchange, and make it at one of their Shop Time open studio workshops. Now all I need is the skill and know-how. #triffles

So my NEXT project (besides the high waist bikini tutorial; I’ll get to it, I promise) is going to be a coffee table with pipe legs! I’ve planned the whole thing out: I’m going to use salvage wood and pipe from Rebuilding Exchange, and make it at one of their Shop Time open studio workshops. Now all I need is the skill and know-how. #triffles

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olittlemy asked: That highwaisted bikini bottom tutorial would still be really awesome and appreciated if you could! I just bought some cool printed spandex and tried to make some based off your original post but I'm struggling a bit. Thanks!

Goodness! I guess I need to get some material already. Okay, this is on my radar, I promise. It’s just… so many projects, so little time!! Updates to come.