Friday, May 27, 2011

Freezer Paper Stencils

My friend Sarah posted about our awesome craft night where we used freezer paper stencils to create an image on fabric. Here is a tutorial on Susan's blog.
This is my Sherlock Holmes tote bag, used to carry all of my clues. I couldn't have been more proud.... of myself.


Check out Sarah and Lexie's creations on s+c = savages 

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Have you seen the new freshly picked baby moccasins? Hand stitched with neon thread. I want a baby now just so I can have a reason to buy these baby kicks! Although, I better start saving up because they are $65.
Find them on 
Image of Moccasins - Gold with Neon Pink Stitching

Image of Moccasins - Gold with Neon Green Stitching

Image of Moccasins - Gold with Neon Green Stitching

Image of Moccasins - Gold with Neon Orange Stitching

I'll have one of each please!

Monday, May 23, 2011

"Don't Stop Believing"

Life has been non-stop and I have been putting fun things on the back burner, such as blogging. But Duckworth Designs is still running so don't you worry!
My new job is a lot of work, aaand I still work for Caitlin Creer, so needless to say design is unconscionably being shoved down my throat!!! I can't believe how much I've learn just in this past month being out of school. Oh my cocky self thought I could jump into the world of design head on, thinking I was crafted in the ways of interiors. I was definitely not expecting the learning curve, and still so much to learn. 

Things I have learned so far:
-People, even in Utah, will pay good money for good design.
-Being repetitive eventually makes you loath that certain fabric, paint color etc. (just because you love it doesn't mean you need to use it all the time)
-Pillows are like jewelry, they should be interchangeable, without them the room still should look beautiful. They don't make the room, they should just add to them. 
-Good quality is always worth the price. 
-If you are confident and believe in yourself, others will believe you know what your doing.

And last but not least, Pillows are a girls best friend!
here are some funky pillows you may either love or hate.

  $89.95 from an esty show called Sukan 

                                                     $18 from an etsy shop called pilosale 

                                             around $50 from an esty shop called Tuuni 

                                           $47 from an online store called Fine Little Shop 

                                              $55 from etsy shop called My Bearded Pigeon 

Hope you enjoyed. Stay tuned because this blog has not been abandoned. =) 
Love, Katie 

Thursday, May 5, 2011

New job

Graduation came and went and as of this week I have officially started my new job at the GateHouse!
 So far my favorite part has been all the amazing fabrics! Three walls lined with racks of beautiful fabrics for custom upholstery and pillows. Here are the favorites so far, I want a pillow made out of ALL of these!!!

My second favorite are all the sofas! These are my favorite customizable sofas.

The GateHouse also has a blog with great design tips and ideas for your home. 

Check out the website or come visit the store in Orem!