WEEKLY INSPIRATION : ETSY DELIGHT

This week’s inspiration is Etsy. Whether you are thinking of getting organised and start your Christmas shopping early this year or whether you just want to treat yourself to something special, Etsy has it all.

From the most delicate stoneware jug (by LiquoriceMoonStudios) that would be a great addition to my jug collection as much as a thoughtful present for a loved one.
Etsy Autumn inspiration - Stoneware tan Jug

To some amazing and beautifully made sun catchers by dortdesigns
Etsy Autumn inspiration - Dragonfly suncatchers

This jewelry organizer by BarnCatStore should help you keep your favorite pieces organised and on display
Etsy Autumn inspiration - Jewelry Organiser

I have to write things down and personal planners are a must to be organized during the year, especially with one as gorgeous as this by myrubberstamp
Etsy Autumn inspiration - Personal planner

If you want, need or feel like updating your Kindle cover, these handmade options by bertiescloset are always more special, don’t you think?
Etsy Autumn inspiration - Kindle cover

For those fighting the cold outside this scarf by  KnitPopShop is both cosy and fab. I love the colors!
Etsy Autumn inspiration - Plaid scarf

I need these slippers by YniusFelt. I want these slippers. I am getting these slippers…
Etsy Autumn inspiration - Felted wool slippers

In the home decor department, this geometric clock by LatteHome is one of my favorites. I love the colors!
Etsy Autumn inspiration - Geometric clock

There is something very classic about glass magnets and I love the designs in these ones by TannerGlass. I can think of so many people who would just love these!
Etsy Autumn inspiration - Glass Magnets

And let’s not forget that special pet in your life. They also need to be cosy and nothing says comfort and warmth as this cat cave by VaivaIndre. Pretty cool indeed!!!
Etsy Autumn inspiration - cat cave

Have you made your Christmas list yet?
Are you inspired yet?

Chaotic Itzi

PLAIN RUG + FELT BALLS = HAPPY RUG

PLAIN RUG + FELT BALLS = HAPPY RUG

OrganisingChaosBlog - Making a rug special with felt balls
When it comes to interior design, I have always been a fan of the Scandinavian style. I love the whites, the greys, the soft colors, the textures… Scandinavian interior design is renowned for its simplicity, utility and beauty, and that is exactly what I want in my home – simple clean lines that allow a space to work for a busy family with young kids but it is still beautiful.
One of the main features of the Scandinavian style is the light colors. I guess it is to maximize any bit of light that they get in the winter months and, having lived in Ireland for 15 years and experiencing the dark (and wet, and cold) winters, I need plenty of light colors around the house to help me make it to Spring.
OrganisingChaosBlog - White rug + felt balls = happy rug
Last year I bought a plain inexpensive white rug for the sitting room. It was a bit of a characterless rug but I bought it with the idea of maybe painting some design in it or dying it. A year passed by and the white rug was still under the sitting room table. Still white. Still plain.
OrganisingChaosBlog - Making a rug special with felt balls
As much as I love white, I also like colors. A touch of color always lifts a space, adds a touch of fun and it makes any space more summery even in the depths of winter. If that touch of color comes in the shape of colorful gorgeous felt balls, well, that just divine!!! So what do you do when you have a white rug and a load of colourful felt balls? The only thing you can do!
OrganisingChaosBlog - White rug + felt balls = happy rug
OrganisingChaosBlog - White rug + felt balls = happy rug
I love the subtle color that the balls bring to the room and I love how the rug makes the wood on the floor and on the table that bit brighter.
OrganisingChaosBlog - White rug + felt balls = happy rug
What do you think? Are you a white + color kind of person? Or are a color + color kind of person?
Let us know

Chaotic Itzi

TOOTH POUCH

Older Monkey has lost a good few teeth already. Every time there was a wobbly tooth there used to be a little panic that the tooth will fall out in the yard, in school, while playing in the garden and that it wouldn’t be found. The real fear was of course that he would have nothing to give to the Tooth Fairy and that he wouldn’t get his coin.
Organising Chaos - Tooth Pouch
I decided to make a little tooth pouch that would fit in his pocket so we could carry it with him at all times. It can later be put under the pillow so the Tooth Fairy knows where to collect the tooth from.

All you need to make these tooth pouches is some white felt and some different coloured felt, wool, white thread and some stick-on velcro. You can download a tooth silhouette from internet or try your hand at drawing it on your own, and cut it out of the white felt. Cut some colorful felt stripes 15 cm long by 5 cm wide. You will be folding the felt about 6.5 cms from the top so center the tooth profile on the top part of the strip and stitch it using the white thread.
Organising Chaos - Tooth Pouch
Organising Chaos - Tooth Pouch
Fold the strip 6.5 cm from the top and using the white wool, sew around to close the pouch. Use a tiny bit of stick-on velcro to close the pouch and it is now ready to use.
Organising Chaos - Tooth Pouch
I personalized the ones for my kids by adding their initials to them. They are delighted with them and they bring them everywhere now. Chaotic Monkey keeps checking his teeth in the hope that one of them will be loose. One of them will be soon, and the tooth will be safe.,

Have an amazing weekend,
Chaotic Itzi

DIY SILHOUETTE CUSHIONS

I might have mentioned (once or twice before) that I like up-cycling and updating things that I have around the house. DIY silhouette cushions - OrganisingChaosBlog
A while ago I bought 4 super soft amazing cushions that go perfectly well with the scheme that I have going on in my sitting room. Ok, calling it a scheme might be a step to far (or few miles) but you know what I mean.

After I added some felt pom-poms, which by the way are highly addictive, I wanted to add something else. After much thought, I decided to add some pink felt animal silhouettes to keep with the soft felt thing (notice I didn’t say scheme??) going on.

Adding feltpompoms to cushions - OrganisingChaosBlog
Once I decided on the silhouette I got them printed and cut them out and then I used some bias binding to adhere them to the cushion.
Cat silhouette on felt - OrganisingChaosBlog
They looked pretty adorable as they were but I wanted to add something else – more was more in this project for sure!. I added these covered buttons as noses to the silhouettes and I they look even cuter now. Poppy silhouette on a cushion - OrganisingChaosBlog
I love the combination of textures and colors.
I am very in love with these cushions and I think we are going to be fighting with them. I might make more silhouette cushions. More animals? Maybe a parrot? Stay tuned!
DIY cat and dog silhouette cushions - OrganisingChaosBlog
Chaotic Itzi