Even though it was a rainy weekend here, the vibrant purple and pink flowers in my yard
seemed to jump out of from the greens, and say, "Hey! Look at me!!"
|From my backyard|
After I saved this picture on my computer, I remembered seeing a blog, Little Bluebell, where Adrianne told us about a really neat tool, called Palette Builder 2. (Thanks for this great information, Adrianne!)
I just went to Play Crafts, and clicked on load image, to upload my photo. Look what colors I have picked out, to inspire me to find these colors of fabric!
I went ahead and made these other palettes... and filed them under "Inspiration."
|Bleeding hearts fuschia and greens|
|Mossy and lilacs|
Oh, I could spend hours playing around with this new toy! That link is: Palette Builder 2 @Play Crafts
Those yummy browns and greens remind me of a Diaper Bag set that I made this past month. I wanted to make a diaper bag, which could "double" as a tote/purse, and include a few fun and useful pouches , made in coordinating fabrics.
The Pattern: Pocket Parade Tote by Penny Sturges at Quilts Illustrated.com
|Kate Spain's Fandango photo courtesy of Fat Quarter Shop|
|The Pocket Parade Tote Diaper Bag set... note the four outside pockets on the tote|
Pouch Patterns: The Secret Pocket Envelope Clutch from MichellePatterns.com
Open Wide Zippered Pouch by Anna of Noodlehead.com * this is a tutorial, and if you look for the link on this page, you can see the measurements for 3 different sizes !
Special touches that I added:
Pocket Parade Tote: I added a zippered pocket in the inside lining
Open Wide Zippered Pouch:
- I used Insul-Brite for the batting (to keep bottles cold or some food warm). I machine quilted this to the outer fabric. Don't iron it!
- I used the PUL (Polyurethane Laminate) White from Fabric.com for the pouch lining. This is a laminated knit fabric, that is waterproof. (I just used clips instead of pins, as I didn't want to make any extra pin holes in the laminate .) It was easy to use.
- I made the pouch the medium size.... big enough for 2 small bottles and various food containers for babies
Secret Pocket Envelope Clutch: I made the largest size. It has a pearl snap closure.
|Diaper Bag set. The pouches match the lining fabric.|
Hope you are finding inspirations all around you!
I am linking up today : to a new feature found at Ali Makes blog.... called Tutorial Tuesday Linky Party .
|Your Link up is a project you recently made or are currently making in the form of a blog post or Flickr picture. This can be anything sewing related.|
Hop on over (Alie Makes ) and see other great tutorials that folks have found! This is a great way to find blogs , and find awesome tutorials! Great idea, Alie!
Also linking up to : Sew Cute Tuesday @ Better off thread
Sew Darn Crafty @ Sew Many Ways
|I'm off to my sewing room!|