FREE One-Inch Funky Junk Printable

For my latest creative collaboration with, I took a little trip around the barn studio and pulled together various round graphic items from my crazy vintage collections such as tin product lids, game spinners, game pieces, old wooden spools, and bottle caps. WL-CH-Funky-JunkI photographed then Photoshopped each to one size and created a full page of 63 different one-inch images for you to print and craft with. You can find the free printable to download on the blog, along with a booty-load of other fabulous free printables.Cathe-Holden-Funky-Junk-World-LabelThe layout of the images are fitted to’s one-inch label stock, however, I printed mine to full-sheet label stock and used one-inch punches (round, scalloped, and starburst) to cut out each.Cathe-Holden-Funky-Junk-WL-03 With my  set of Funky Junk stickers I covered a thrifted vessel for a cute pencil cup.Cathe-Holden-Funky-Junk-WL-04I also printed the file to cardstock and punched out another set.Cathe-Holden-Funky-Junk-WL-02 I machine-stitched the cut images side by side to make a Funky Junk garland. One sheet of round images made garland long enough to stretch the length of my apron racks! Cathe-Holden-Funky-Junk-WL-01What will you make with the Funky Junk?

Here are more ideas for easy paper garlands:

Upcycled Valentine Garland

Anything Goes Paper Bunting Garland

Cheese Crafts


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Upcoming Inspired Barn Workshops and Local Feature

I was so honored to host the press from our local newspaper recently for a feature on the barn. The lovely article and photographs can be found at

And… listed today are more workshops at Inspired Barn- Washi Tape Flowers (Choice of two Tuesday evening classes.)cutetape-washi-flowers-inspired-barn

Alameda Flea Market Bags (So much fun the first time, can’t wait to do it again!)Inspired_Barn_Alameda-_Tote_CFor dates, prices and other workshop information, go to, or click on the page link above for Inspired Barn Events.

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Loom Decor Product Review

A few weeks back I met up for coffee with one of the founders of Loom Decor- Nichole Ocepek, to learn all about this exciting home decorating resource offering consumers access to high-end, luxurious home textiles normally accessible only to trade.Cathe-Holden-Loom-Decor-Logo I was given shopping credit in exchange for a review and am not only pleased, but quite impressed with my first order. I had so much fun sampling the various products from pillows and poufs, to drapery and table linens in the multitude of styles, colors, patterns and trims. Just take a look at a sampling of what Loom Decor offers:Cathe-Holden-Loom-Decor-05Loom has over 400+ fabric options that can be customized to any of their designer silhouettes. I decided on a ruffle lumbar pillow for my Inspired Barn studio. I found the website incredibly easy to navigate and there was never a question of exactly what my fabric combination would look like, as every textile you choose is quite accurately applied visually to any product. I tried out so many textile combinations- some safe, some funky. I happily settled on a design that gives me two pillows in one with completely different and non-coordinating front and back fabrics so I can change up my decor on a whim. Here is my pillow with down fill insert, start (designed online,) to finish (in the studio), front and back:Cathe-Holden-Loom-Decor-04When my package arrived with the pillow I was very impressed with the quality. I had no idea pillows look and feel so nice. Here is my new pillow on my studio sofa-Cathe-Holden-Loom-Decor-03The flip side, another amazing look for the sofa-Cathe-Holden-Loom-Decor-02I like it best tucked into my vintage floral chair in the sewing nook.Cathe-Holden-Loom-Decor-01Go Loom Decor to design something fabulous for your home, or as a special gift! I think it’s a wonderful place to create a unique wedding, shower, birthday or holiday present.

More from the Loom Decor website:

DESIGN YOUR OWN.   Design your own bedding, drapes, and accessories using decorator quality fabrics. Don’t see what your looking for? We are rapidly expanding our line, so reach out. We might have just what you need in our library!
TRY OUT YOUR CHOICES.   Our online design tool allows you to visualize your choices so you know you’ll love your look. And if you need some time, you can save your designs and come back to them later.
GET ADVICE AND INSPIRATION.    Want to shop with a wingman? Loom stylists are available to help or you can share your designs with your friends to get a second eye.
1. CHOOSE A PRODUCT.  Choose one of our product silhouettes, from a simple knife edge to feminine ruffles
2. MAKE IT YOUR OWN.  Select a designer fabric or finish for each option in our virtual design tool
3. SIT BACK & RELAX.  We handle the rest. Your design will be hand-made in Nashville, TN and shipped to your doorstep in just 3 weeks.

Loom is offering a 10% discount on any purchase to Just Something I Made readers. Use code JSIM at checkout.

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