Thursday, June 28, 2012

Color Wheel

I actually think this color wheel is valuable in both my crafting life and my new found interest of updating my wardrobe. I think it can serve to be very helpful. I found this color wheel on fashion blogs here and here. Danielle breaks down the color wheel like this:

1. Colors directly next to each other (i.e. yellow and yellow-orange; yellow and yellow-green; violet and blue-violet, etc.)
2. Colors that form right (90 degree) angles with each other (i.e. yellow and red-orange; blue and violet-red; green and orange, etc.)
3. Colors directly across from each other (i.e. yellow and violet; blue and orange; red and green, etc.)
4. Colors that form a T (i.e. blue, orange, and violet-red; yellow, violet, and red-orange; yellow, blue-green, and red-orange, etc.)
5. Colors that form an X (i.e. blue, orange, violet-red, and yellow, violet, blue-green, and red-orange, etc.)
Since brown is a neutral, it will go with virtually any color on the color wheel. Pair a chocolate brown with cobalt blue or fuchsia or bright red—such a fun and bold combo. Of course white, black, and the hues of blue found in denim are also neutrals that go with just about anything.

So my next task is to go through my closet and figure out what pieces are usable and what I need to make my closet mix and matchable...boy this is going to be tough...

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Father's Day 2012

We did a father's day project for Daddy. It came out great!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Quilt # 6

This is the last quilt that I made, it was about 1.5 years ago for my cousin's baby. Coming from my left side brain, I never do the traditional quilts, log cabin, stars, etc. I pull out trusty Exel (yep that Microsoft Program) and start designing away. For this specific quilt my cousin didn't want any I had free reign. She did send me some fabric that she decorated her daughters room with, so I had a color theme...I wanted to try and make it for a boy or girl, since she said it would most likely also be used for a second child, when they had one...

She was sort of doing a animal them, so I thought these prints were perfect...

I got to my Excel and thought up this design...

The white squares with two letters are the animals WE - White Elephant, white meaning the background color, the other colored squares in the middle was just so I could keep track of what pattern fabric to use and when, the colors really don't mean anything in the long run, I just needed a way to decipher when to use what.

This is pretty much how I do all of my project, I cut all of the squares then lay them out, here I am in the process of laying them out

All finished cutting, this my favorite part, the cutting is what always takes so long...the sewing is the fun part.

I decided to sew together the "FOX" part first and then start to sew the outsides and then piece together.

Almost done, just need the boarder...

The finished product hanging in my cousins room, cute don't you think?

So there you have it, a quilt start to finish!

Hi, Hello, Nice to Meet you

So I joined the rest of the world and joined Pinterest...I tried to avoid it, knowing that I was going to get addicted, like I do many other things, and lose myself into the world of pinning things that I want to do, but will probably never have the time to do, but wished that there were more hours in the day so I could try it, holy run on. So of course I joined, then thought, hey I can be one of those people that does something, blogs about it and then posts it for everyone else to see. So instead of just enjoying looking around and seeing what other people do, I had to join in on the fun. So here's that blog to do just that, I can't promise I'll post often, but when I do come up with a project, I'll post it here. Now I just need to figure out how Pinterest works...details, details...(that's me jumping in feet first). Till I find time to post some stuff that I've done...farewell!