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Sunday, 21 April 2013

Are there colours...

...that seem to creep into your life?

It sort of 'hit home' yesterday whilst I was crafting that I have a lot of lime & Teal/aqua shades around the house. When did this enlightenment happen? Well, I just stopped to go and make a cuppa...

There in front of me was my lovely new zesty kettle standing infront of my lime mug-tree...
...which just happens to hold a collection of mugs with lime/teal stripes.

On the windowsill...
 ...there are my two lime tea-cups whilst on the drainer...
 ...there seemed to be a fair bit of 'lime' making a showing.
Even my recently painted door from the kitchen to the back porch...
 ...is sporting the same colour scheme and the only picture hanging in the kitchen...
...just happens to be LIME!!!
 
So it shouldn't come as any surprise when I show you what I was making.
 
Starting off with these...




 ...lime, white and teal/aqua double knit cotton yarn...
 ...a Kumihimo disk...
...or two...
 
...and just look how different the results can be.
 
Both started with the same combination of 16 strands - 8 white, 4 lime and 4 teal - but by arranging them in a different order around the disk you can create totally different results.
 
I think I'll add some white stones to this to make some Spring/Summer jewellery - agate, obsidian, moonstone - I'll have to see what takes my fancy. In the meantime I'm just realising how far this colour scheme has spread...the bathroom, clothing, utility room...even my camera case is teal/aqua and white....................................................................... 

9 comments:

Claireliz said...

Lovely colours.
C xx

scrappyjen said...

those are my favourite colours - of course the teal def is given my logo!!! thanks for visiting me jenxxx

Dan said...

Wow, those cords are stunning Toni! I've never heard of that technique but the results are stunning.

susibee said...

Two of my favourite colours:)

Sandra said...

I love these colours for summer

Debbie said...

ooh, fab colour combo - I love lime too!

Debbie x

Lindsay Coleman said...

Lovely colours, looks fab.

Kim Dellow said...

Oh yes! My fave colours too. So fresh, love your flashes of colour in your home Toni :) Kim

Virginia said...

Oh lovely spring and zesty colours, I'm going through a red phase! The cords are gorgeous hun - love them!