It's been a good week so far--lots of sewing! The picture shows working being done. And this is a corner in my little craft room, where most days anyone can find me. I'm trying to get several things ready so that they can go up for sale very soon! The turquoise-dot fabric at the sewing machine is what I'm currently working on, making it into a bag. And she's almost done! Since day one, now looking back a couple weeks, I see pink and/or aqua blue has featured in nearly every post picture...What can I say? Call them my signature colors! I do tend to work with pink and blue a good bit. Blue is such a peaceful, calming color. Pink has such fancy and delight to it. Playing around with fabrics and yarn so much lately has me thinking about colors in general...About how they are used, what colors bring to a project or piece. When I look at my craft stash, I see a significant amount of pinks, blues, white and cream with some lilac/purple thrown in. There's a little red, too. This goes for fabrics, yarn, threads, paints, beads, paper, etc. No yellow or orange. I've never made anything with yellow or orange in it. Isn't it interesting when you stop and think about color? What are your colors? Why are you drawn to them? How do you use them? How do they make you feel?
But don't worry, not every single thing that will be up for sale here will be pink or blue! But these cheerful colors do stretch out the feeling of summer though. And summer can feel free to last a little longer, for here in Norway some days already have had a breath of autumn in them.
The hydrangea has finally bloomed. I've been waiting for it. It's a funny, spindly-looking bush, but the flower heads have the prettiest lavender-blue color. I recently learned that hydrangeas do not like, or even require, pruning, which I didn't know before. Gardening is such a thrill--there's always something to learn and try.
Aren't these garden clogs a kick? They have pink roses splashed all over them. (Oh, no, more pink & turquoise! ha ha!) I've been wearing them all summer outside when tending to all the green things growing. When I have them on I have to stop myself from a doing a little dance of joy, they're so much fun to wear! (And with socks on, very comfortable they are too. So they're not just for looks!) Although, there is a sweet little phrase that's been around for a little while that goes something like, "Dance as if no one were watching," or similar. Maybe I should take that to heart and let my rosy-clad feet dance away!
If you don't have any rosy shoes, I highly recommend them! Treat yourself to some happy feet and dance, dance, dance!
Happy Days! :o)