Tuesday, June 29, 2010

New ideas

I've been working on a few new ideas over the past few days.
This one actually sprung from this post. Remember? Tea cup+Scrapbook Supplies =?

= cup cozy with lettering, d rings and ribbons!

Well, I went on a scavenger hunt for the perfect fabrics-you know, the ones I had in my imagination? Of course I couldn't find them :0

I often get ideas for fabrics, patterns, shoes and clothes & set out to find them, only to discover, they usually don't exist. Wrong print, color, shape, design.....
I think this means something like: time to start designing my own. (lol, sort of).
I've been wanting to design fabric (and coordinating patterns) for awhile now....I'll save the shoes and clothes for later on.

Anyhow~I settled for and came up with this combination of supplies I found+ things I had on hand:

Inspiration: Lettering, ruler ribbon, d rings...and.... the colors.

The colors on this cozy are fine, however the ones I really wanted to use, I could not find in the fabric stores.
French Strawberry ice cream pink, creamy white, and what is that shade of blue called anyway?

When I left the scrapbook store I had an idea to make a cup cozy in the same colors, secured with the ribbon and d rings. I don't know how practical that is but it works to make the size of the cozy bigger for the iced tea and smaller for the coffee cup. I'll need to work on it a little more. I stitched the ribbon to a sea green piece of gros grain ribbon to make it a little sturdier.
We'll call it a work in progress : )
I'll be adding more photos to my flickr....
More "new ideas" coming soon!!
P.S:don't forget to check out this post for special discount info : )


**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

this is such a great idea for those freezing drinks in the SUMMER...you're SO clever:-)

Martina Voigt-Schmid said...

Love that cup-cozy Andrea, so great! Have a fun day :)

lillalotta said...

Love them! Your choice of fabrics is fabulous!

Heather said...

Oh! I LOVE this! And I definitely think you would be brilliant for designing fabric, your color combos are so amazing and you have such a vintage flair. I would love to see what you come up with!

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jody mcdowell said...

this is such a great design! i already commented on the tape measure ribbon, but it's so cool that i'll say i like it again!

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