Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Share the Love - I Knit Quilt Sew

On Fire for Handmade



This weeks Featured Artisan is Sandi Levy of I Knit Quilt Sew! Sandi has wonderful creations for you to behold! You can find I Knit Quilt Sew on:


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Share the Love - Va Beach Quilter

One of my very first handmade purchases was here at Va Beach Quilter. I am very happy to promote Kim as this weeks featured artisan/blogger.


This Week's Featured Artisan is Kim - Va Beach Quilter.. darling creations for you by a very talented lady!
Everything from A-Z! You can find Va Beach Quilter on:
Kim also has a Destash Shop and a Guild on Artfire for Shops with less than 15 sales.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Pantone Spring Colors - 2011

Spring is right around the corner and it is time to start creating our spring designs. Last September, after New York Fashion Week, Pantone released their selections for the 2011 spring colors. Following is an article from their website. Click the title and go to their website to read more about the designers, the must haves, the gurus and the extras.


Spring 2011 – An Exotic Journey
                                 
Citing exotic destinations like Africa, India, Peru and Turkey as inspiration for spring 2011, designers continue to satisfy consumers’ need to escape everyday challenges with intriguing color combinations that transport them to foreign lands.
                       
"The colors designers have chosen for the spring season present an interesting marriage of unexpected warm and cool tones," said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. "By cleverly combining complementary colors, those that are opposites on the color wheel, they have created a striking intensity to the palette. These unique color combinations make it possible for consumers to pair existing pieces in colors traditionally associated with fall, with new favorites to punch up springtime wardrobes."
                 
Flirtatious Honeysuckle is a feel-good hue that brings a festive sense of playfulness to this season’s palette. This vibrant pinkish-red for both apparel and cosmetics makes consumers feel alive, and is a perfect post-winter pick-me-up. 


                       
Spicy, gregarious and persuasive describe Coral Rose, a sophisticated orange that, much like Beeswax, a warm, honeyed yellow, conjures up feelings of faraway lands and locales. Pair either of these piquant hues with a cool, refreshing color-wheel opposite like Regatta for a vibrant color combination that will add zest to any wardrobe.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Share the Love - The Bea's Knees


This Week's Featured Artisan is The Beas Knees.. darling creations for you by a very talented lady!
Beth has lot of creations for you to see! You can find The Bea's Knees on:

Check out Beth's shop on Etsy and show her some FB Love!


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