Monday, March 5, 2012

Color Around Here

Beeper's Strip of Color
Oil Crayon Rainbow
String Weaving
(A Wonky) Quilt Made for My Mum
People Rally
Perler Bead Circles
Perler Bead Squares
Lots of color going on around here lately.  Last weekend we found a large set of perler beads (Beeper calls them "melty beads") at the thrift store for $1.25, and new designs have been showing up daily.  Not sure what we are going to do with all the circles and squares (please share your ideas--tiny frames?  coasters with half-assed coverage?), but I am happy to see new patterns emerge daily.  And the throw--I actually made that for my mum for Christmas, from that Anna Maria Horner fat quarter stack I bought ages ago and intended for a quilt for our bed, but--well, it just found its way into a little wonky throw because I thought my mum might like all that color to curl up under (and let's be honest, I could not stand the silent reproofs that lovely stack of fabrics gave me every time I looked its way).  Oh, and the weaving set was an impulse Christmas gift for Beeper (bought it from Jack Be Nimble's brilliant little Etsy shop), one I second-guessed after buying, thinking he would never be able to slow down his pinball-energy long enough to weave a single row, or even have the interest--yep, I was wrong.  
What kind of color are you finding in your home this week?

9 comments:

Nome said...

The circles would make a really good bunting with pictures of family or little spring drawings in them. I used to work at a summer camp and I had no idea what to do with half the stuff they made!

Kristi said...

Love the string weaver, but I imagine I would play with it more than the kids.

Lakeside Sewing said...

Love the weaver! Thanks for posting where it came from! My daughter would love it. One less gift I have to look for for her birthday, yea!

We are a colorful family too....no favorite colors here...when asked my daughter says her favorite color is the rainbow. :D

Amy Prior said...

The clothes washing always brings together some lovely combinations; tonight's washing tossed together lemon yellow, dark rhubarb, a middle pink and a nice grey which I liked.

Anonymous said...

We used to make magnets with perler beads. Craft stores have magnet circles with sticky backs. Or you can make a colorful wreath and glue the circles to a foam wreath core.

Holly said...

maybe we need to turn them into magnetic frames? For some reason I am hung up on the idea of frames--with teeny photos inside them...

meg said...

holy crap that shop is awesome!

Holly said...

Yep. Lots more I could buy there...like that soft croquet set? How cool would it be to play croquet inside your house?

Lisakc said...

Hanging the circles and squares would be amazing. I can just see them dangling off the trees in our year! So fun.