Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Bold and Colorful

I am not one for making New Year resolutions. Don't think they work anyway! But this year I am going to step away from my comfort zone of pastel colors into the bold and colorful. It's actually a bit more difficult than I imagined. In the fabric store with my daughter over the weekend I once again migrated to those "safe" colors. "Mom" she said, as she steered me toward the retina burning neon colors. So home I came with some brighter colors than I would have normally picked.I do have to say though that now I have them I am getting all kinds of ideas popping into my head. Maybe this will work out for me after all!I am also back to working with felt again. Don't you just love felt! It does what you want it to do. Comes in a gazillion colors and best of all it doesn't fray... yippee, lets hear it for felt! I have been cutting out felt shapes for some new ideas and projects. A great job to do while sitting in front of the TV in the evening. I just love those times when my brain is brimming over with new ideas. Now lets see if my making abilities match my brainy ideas!While staying with my daughter last weekend we decided to go out for Sunday lunch. There is a lovely little tea shop in Bothell called Three Cups of Tea. They serve the most wonderful heart shaped scones with strawberry jam, lemon curd and whipped cream.All gone... yummy!

Well off to work I go to work with my new colors.
Have a super day today!

11 comments:

periwinkle said...

Please pass some of your inspiration my way as I've just come to a complete standstill ... a definate case of brain sleep . Love those birds in your last post . You do see the most amazing wildlife .

Sue said...

I noticed a frog in the felt shapes. Can't wait to see how it turns out.

Terri Fisher said...

Can't wait to see what you create with those colors!

The sewing room said...

Hi there such lovely and vivid colours,oh and your felt shapes look very interesting i can,t wait to see what you are making.Could you please pass on a bit of your creativity to me as i seem to have lost my mo jo.The scones look deliciouse by the way and thank you for caring it realy helps.

Hugs Pat

iSew said...

Lovely colors!

I've driven by that tea shop many times, I'm going to have to stop next time. :)

Jenny said...

You make me smile. I used to call my car 'retina burning red' when I first got it. A tad faded now seventeen years later! Bright colours are fun but they can be a bit confronting to turn your mind towards if they're not your comfort zone. Listen to Layla. I'm sure you'll create loveliness with them!

annemarie said...

I always tend toward safe colors also but I do love your brights! I am anxious to see what you do with the felt cutouts.

Jojo Caramel said...

I can't wait to see what these lovely bright colors will became! I like the frog :) and i like scones very much as well :)

Louise said...

Eating cream teas, a favourite pastime of mine! Nice heart-shape scones too. x

Handmade in Israel said...

I really like the look of your new projects... who doesn't love a bit of colour!
Scones! Heart shaped ones too. Wonderful!

Bethany Hissong said...

I love felt too. And scones! Have fun creating!