Thursday, November 11, 2010

Pattern and Color.... Can't Get Enough!

I've been hooking, crocheting, knitting, and a little bit of this and that for the past few days.  I'm in one of my nesting/inspirational modes.  That's when I look around the house with a critical eye to see what needs some changing, rearranging, and just plain "put it out of sight now!"

I'm completely inspired by Scandinavian art and in particular, the world of Gudrun Sjoden's line of fabrics, clothes, and homey stuff.  I took a peek around and decided to add a little folky arty color and pattern wherever I could.  After a trip to the fabric store I came home with these two vibrant and bold prints......
I'm using these to line a couple of shelves in the dining room wood and glass door hutch.  I'm taking out the fussy china and glass stuff that I rarely use, and adding pretty pottery and my Mom's fabulous Ukrainian eggs. Mom was quite well known for her gorgeous eggs here, and also her home in the Kansas City area.  Her use of color and design was vibrant and intricate... she sold and displayed in art shows for years.  I did a post of some of her eggs a couple of years ago, and will again.  The patterns and colors of fabric and folk art eggs breathed new life into the old dark hutch.  My next project is to finish crocheting granny squares and get those turned into a throw for the couch.  The colors are dreamy!  Photo when finished. 

I've been hooking my baby clutches, and finished this one.....

This mini clutch has a special home to go to at Christmas.

I'm really having fun with this one still in progress....


This little birdie also has a Christmas home waiting for it.  I'll post again when it's finished.

Well, need to get things gathered up and head out to drawing class.  I'm working on a pencil portrait of our little Iris (cat, not child, thank goodness).  I'm really challenged by this one... more difficult than old Albert.  More on that later.  Hope you're feeling inspired as well and living your bliss!
xo
dulcy

8 comments:

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

You're a productive one, Miss Dulcy!! Love your baby clutches ~ so cute with the proddy flowers!!

Julia said...

Dulcy, your baby clutches are getting prettier and prettier. I love the little prodded flowers too.
Nothing like a little change of color to revive a spot somewhere in the home.
I love Ukrainian eggs and can't wait to see your mom's beautiful work. Some day I would love to learn how to paint them. There was a workshop at the senior's center a few years ago on painting Ukrainian eggs but I was too busy and still am, lol. JB

Nancy said...

Those baby cluthes are out of this world georgeous....so original and beautiful....

TamboinMO said...

Love seeing all the things you've been doing.....really love the red and white fabric you picked up!

Relyn said...

Oooo... I do love those prints. Especially the one on the right of the picture. Hey, Sloane is down with strep throat, today. I am home after all. Here I am grabbing the chance to catch up on neglected tasks and treats. YAY!! The first thing I did when I woke up was come to the computer to start visiting my friends. So. Here I am. Hello friend. It was good to see you yesterday.

art spirit said...

Love your new clutches...so fun and colorful! And I've been a Gudrun fan for years! We even had one of her stores in Calif. years ago, now I just look at the catalogs.
Love those fabrics, too!

Relyn said...

It's Thanksgiving day and we are all piled up watching the parade. So, I have the perfect time to drop by and visit friends. I wanted to tell you that one the things I am thankful for today is blogging and the way it has made my world so much bigger. Thank you for the friendship, the wisdom, and the inspiration I have found here. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Jim, my friend. Happy Thanksgiving! I love you.

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Dulcy dear, just dropping by to wish you a happy week after TG and hoping that you had a wonderful one! Looking forward to seeing you on Monday eve. Your bags are so amazingly beautiful as is everything you do! Blessings!