Friday, June 5, 2009

Fun with Color and My Favorite "Ingredients"

This week my sister is here...we've been working hard and having some fun. She and her husband came from their home in Texas to build new steps at my front, needless to say...nothing going on the Nest this week. However, just before they got here, I decided to "play" with some of my favorite ingredients so that next week, I can dive right in on some projects I need to get finished and am so looking forward to doing so.

I will be making three different pieces. One will be orange, one fuchia, and one Robin's Egg Blue (my newest favorite color!).
Sometimes a person needs a little inspiration to get started on the color selection. It's the hardest part of anything I do. So, I went to my box of crayons. Don't you have one? So, I picked out the Orange crayon...and several to go with it. Then, the fuchia, then lo and behold!...there really is a Robin's Egg Blue crayon! Then, just for fun, I selected three plates to hold whatever beads, buttons, and other embellishments I would chose to work with. That was to find uses for those plates I buy at the flea market.

The next step was to find fabrics, DMC floss, beads, buttons, lace, trims, etc. to coordinate with the crayons. Can you see all the coordination going on here?

What am I making? Well, stay tuned for that as I will be showing them later......right now I just hope you enjoy feasting your eyes on all this color as much as I do. (Note to my friend longer with us, but not forgotten - yes, Mary, I am still thankful I can see the colors and I think of you each time I choose such lovely colors.)

Next week, these plates of colorful embellishments will bring me great joy as I work....hope they bring joy to you now! Take care out there! Pat


Poppy Cottage said...

Oh Pat I'm loving the colors. Great post!

I have tagged you over at my blog. I hope you will participate, it is a lot of fun.

Take care and see you soon,

Rengin Yazitas said...

Lovely pieces together with lovely colors...
I realy got so curious, looking forward the outcome:))

Anonymous said...

Oh, Pat!!! When I opened your blog this afternoon I just caught my breath. Talk about eye candy! Or, considering how these pictures make me feel, maybe illicit eye drugs! You know how I love these sorts of groups of goodies; thanks for the "high." Can't wait to see what you do with all this loveliness...

Sherry in Little Rock

Unknown said...

Gorgeous color pallettes! Love the photos! :)

Gayle said...

Oh, I wish we were neighbors. This looks like a lot of fun! I may have to play along. :-)

Gaby Bee said...

A really wonderful post with beautiful pics. Love your color pallettes, Pat!
Have a fun and creative week!
Gaby xo said...

So dear friend you have inspired me. This is even better than the bead soup we enjoyed looking at so much. Can't wait to see the end results.

Cindy said...

hmmmmmmmmm, I am quite intrigued and can't wait to see what you are up to! But, as eye candy, quite wonderful! There is something about a group of things in one color palette that is so delightful to the eye!

yapping cat

LOL! Your word verification says "redneed". LOL! Do you need to do a red grouping? Would be my fave for sure! :D

NickiLee said...

OMG! Pat! I could just eat that blue plate right up! My favorite all time color of any shade! I can't wait to see what you have in store for all these pretties!

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