It is only week to go and it´s Easter Time. Easter it is the beginning of real spring time here in Finland.
A week ago I already opened my Easter decor box and I found one very old, hand made, crochet chicken. I think this one piece is made by my grad aunt, and give me by my mother. Many Easters before, I have decided to make alike, and this time I succeeded.
This little chicken has a job to do also, it keeps the boiled egg warm for you.
I hope that the photo is enough clear, if you want to make some. I used cotton yarn, hook number 2,5 and beginning was 39 stitch.
If you like these little “warmer chickens”, you can mail me to order.
One of my favorite color is the grey. There are so many lovely warm and cold shades of grey that it is truly colorful color.
Grey is excellent color to combine really with any other color from the color card.
There are certainly some colors witch are absolutely fabulous together with grey.
One of those colors is pink.
This spring, when neon colors are very much at front, neon pink is lot seen in interior decor element with grey.
Using neon shades of any color, must remember to use it only in few spots to make best effect.
Using softer shades of the pink, pinkish red or pink champagne, it´s not so challenging.
My next “color-love” in the interior decoration and also in the garderobe is definitely grey and I´m making plans to accomplish it.
Easiest way to add some pink is the neon pink tape. You can put the photos on the wall with it, or tape the edges of the shelf, also pillows are one easy way to add the color. If you like to print fabric, grey wool or linen lamp shades and pillows are just lovely with pink naive print.
To add some gray you can paint only one wall with it and chose little darker or lighter color to paint some of furniture. Make new upholstery to the armchair or buy a new throw.
Ever since the humankind lost his coat, he has borrowed the warm coat from natures other creatures. First the reason was to keep the warmth, but for a longer period of time the animal fur or skin wearing has start to reveal many other, more multifaceted things.
Always furs and animal skins have been sign of wealth and authority, after all they hunt or purchase has always demanded money, and power.
In particular, the reptiles and snakes leather has been symbol of magic, evil, femininity. Amusing is how femininity belongs to that group, but through the ages of women who use the snakeskin clothing is considered to be mean, mysterious and powerful.
Today fortunately, those meanings are blurred, and wearing leather clothing is not considered to be the more outlandish than the dress fabric clothing.
Mankind has driven many of the animals nearly to extinction, because of unlimited hunting. It is very good that has risen resistance against real furs and skins witch has led to the appearance of high-quality imitations.
Autumn snake boom was just the beginning of a wider snake skin character of fashion, which is already visible in the streets. So called “high street collections” have also affiliate this trend and it has taken a part on their collections.
First I must say that this interior and decoration style is not exactly to my taste, but I love the colors. Different tones of turquoise, in different texture combined with a hint of brownish orange looks very tempting.
These color combinations are as well seen in interior coloring as coming spring and summer fashion collections.
Turquoise, white and orange tones are perfect with sun tanned skin.
As you may have noticed, I have some kind of love affair going on with this powerful color turquoise. Since my home have been many years neutral colored with white, brown and black, I now have stirring turquoise spots every where.
It all started last spring from pillows. I wanted to make something to brighten up the living room after the long dark winter and make it very easily and quickly.
I could not make my mind what would be the color, I only had decided that for this spring it will be some kind of COLOR!
I went to fabric store with out any specific in my mind and there my eyes catched a table where was side by side chocolate brown and some turquoise rolls of fabric in different shades. I must say it was love at first sight.
So, now I have pillows, pots, stools, frames, covers etc. turquoise colored and it really refresh the house. Turquoise is great color to combine almost with any color, and it loves brown, orange, white and blue.
Here some of my hand crafted turquoise objects, most of them are now in my workshop.
I have found out that beautiful, well made shoes must be never thrown or given away especially if the colour is black. Someday I think that I'm never going to wear that pair of shoes again, they are dull and so out of fashion. Due to experience I know that the day comes when I put whole house upside down looking for exactly that "pair of shoes". Many times I have been so unsatisfied with myself, that now I have far too many pairs of black shoes. Then sometimes comes those shoe-inspiration-days when old black shoes are needed. Yesterday was one of them and I want now to share this, may I say fancy idea with you.
You need a pair of shoes, they can be flat or high heel, as long as they have this little edge at the bottom of the shoe. And of course the colour is up to you, all colours are suitable.
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Then you need some chain, any colour, but width of the chain should not be wider than the shoe edge.
Tongs are needed and glue too. I, myself, used hot glue, but if you want more safer attachment it's better to use superglue.
Measure the length you want for the chain and cut lengths. Glue the chain first to the tip of the shoe and continue to the both sides.
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Here are my new edgy black basics ready for the spring!
PS. Why not try this chain decoration to the heel of the shoe?