One thing I love about kids is that they don't have preconceived notions, like we do, of colour and design.
We are taught about the colour wheel, primary, secondary, and tertiary colours and how they should go together. We sometimes over think our choices and make things a lot more difficult than needs be.
Koby on the other hand, ran down the wool isle of our local Spotlight. Picking up random colours and say " look mum. I love these colours"
And so do I.
So my tip today is if you get stuck on what colours to use in your next crafty project, grab a five or twelve year old and let them decide.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Yesterday I was sneezing and sniffling and not in a good way. Writing a post was the last thing on my mind but today I am sharing this.......
Kokka matryoshka fabric.
This is one of my most favourite fabrics which I brought a couple of years ago from a local patchwork shop.
I only have half a metre and I have been saving it for good.
But I am still undecided what to make......
Cushion cover? Handbag? Incorporate it into a Quilt?
I have no idea. But it's pretty. And that's all that matters right?
Friday, May 4, 2012
I have absolutely no idea where I got this fabric from. It is roughly fat quarter size.
It looks like linen or a very heavy cotton and it is actually white rather than cream.
The selvedge has printed on it "maridadi fabrics, Nairobi Kenya"
I was thinking of maybe making it into this bag. So it shows off the fabric the most.
What do you think? Any ideas?
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
I Adore this Print. I only have about a fat quarter of it but every time I look at it I can't help but smile.
The roses are about 10 cm wide, so it a fairly large print.
I picked this piece up from my favourite crafty opshop.
I think it would gorgeous as a clutch purse with maybe a little beading or a big statement button.
What do you think?