Wednesday, April 9, 2014

New Prints

It's been a long while since I did any drawing, etc. In fact, when I was sifting through drawings on my laptop, I noticed that the last folder I have is from 2013. I do have a lot of interests, and one tends to capture most of my attention for a long period of time before I once again become fascinated with another. I'm currently working on a dress that is just not cooperating (i.e. is not turning out how I have envisioned), and therefore I've naturally just diverted my attention to other things. Creating art, I guess.

In the last few days I've had a serious creative streak and have put together quite a few prints and photo mats. I thought maybe I'd share a couple of them on here with you! 

I've toyed around with the idea of opening an Etsy, BigCartel, or Instagram store in the past. I'm starting to again, after making all of these. Especially with all of the other ideas floating around in my head. 

What do you think?


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Sewing Coco no.2

I've already made a second Coco, guys! This time I went with a color block dress, and I even added a scalloped hem.

I used red and white ponte de Roma fabric, and bought some new ballpoint needles for the occasion. The fabric was so surprisingly easy to sew, it could not have been any easier.
This dress was the inspiration for my version. I decided that the fabric was a
Bit too heavy to scallop the yoke edges. Honestly, I'm glad I scalloped the hem instead because they turned out very imperfect, and if they were on the yoke it would have been that much more noticeable.
I used Collette's instructions for creating a scallop. It was by far the most time consuming part of the whole process.

I'm already dreaming up a third version I'd like to make down the road. I'm thinking a sleeveless jersey knit with a boat neck collar? What do you think?

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Adobe Kuler

I remember when iPhones first came out, and almost everyone I knew that got one was crazy about apps. I mean, yeah there's a lot of cool stuff out there, I just never really cared so much. Why do I need a level on my phone? Or a fake lighter? It just seemed sort of silly.

Of course over the years I've found some that I really like (besides the obvious social media apps). I have an app for my bank, the Bible, various online stores like Modcloth and Etsy... But aside from those essentials (some more than others), I don't ever seek out new applications. 

So it was really kind of weird when I went onto the App Store to find a color wheel app. I'm not even really sure what I was expecting, but I got a really pleasant surprise when I stumbled across Adobe's Kuler. I was even more surprised after reading about the app, looking at screenshots, and then noticing it was free. So of course I downloaded it.

This thing has really come in handy as I've been planning the color scheme for my home. I change my mind a lot, and being able to save my previous ideas and palettes from other rooms has kept me in check. Also, it has an awesome camera mode that picks out colors in the frame and creates a palette for you as you point your camera. It. Is. Amazing. You can also create palettes the old fashioned way: by moving around the color wheel. The app allows you to choose from several different schemes, and it also has a custom option (this is great for me who gets a little impatient).

Anyway, I was just really excited about this surprisingly awesome app, and I wanted to share it with you. Oh, did I mention that it's free??

(ps. I did a short series on The Glamorous Housewife about color 101 and creating color palettes. If this app interests you, these posts might to! Post 1 & Post 2.)

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