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Colors, Colors, Everywhere

If you have small children at home, chances are reading the title of this post has reminded you of the Blue’s Clues color episode. You probably have that song going through your head, and it will be there for at least the next three hours. Sorry about that…

Have you seen the A Year of Color group on Flickr? They focus on a different color every week – it’s very neat (that frog in the mosiac to the left is one of my photos, BTW). What I really enjoyed was coming across the set of mosaics that the admin of the group has been keeping. Take a look at these. It’s a fantastic riot of color!

On another note, I’ve decided that I either have to stop buying fabric, or I have to sell something I make. I know I just started this sewing thing, so I don’t feel comfortable charging for my time and (lack of) expertise. So, I’m selling a few aprons now, for roughly the cost of my materials. That includes the yard and a half of fabric I usually buy, and the clay button I make with custom-mixed colors. If you’d like a genuine Lisa Clarke original cafe apron, check ’em out here. There are only a few available, but if they sell I’ll definitely make more.

I used up the rest of my stash of this fabric collection on napkins today. I never really liked cloth napkins, but apparently they’re a heck of a lot more fun when you make them yourself. I’m loving them, and it’s a great way to use the leftover fabric that’s too small for another apron or a tote bag.

And now I’ll leave you with a little teaser for those clayheads who are reading tonight – I got word yesterday that my shipment of the Summer issue of PolymerCAFE is on its way. Yay! I wish I knew what was in it, or had a picture of it to share with you, but alas, they haven’t updated their website yet.

I’m almost done getting those Donna Kato preorders out the door, so if you ordered one, it’ll be on its way to you by tomorrow.

And now, I’m off to gather my materials for the Dan Cormier class I’ll be attending this weekend. Nothing like waiting until the last minute, eh? I think I’m going to need to run to Michael’s for a couple of things tomorrow…

Lisa

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4 thoughts on “Colors, Colors, Everywhere

  1. Wow! You’ve been sewing up a storm! Your aprons are awesome and I really like your napkins too! Great stuff!

  2. oooh tell Dan I say hi 🙂

  3. The aprons look great! Don’t undercharge just because you’re new to sewing, it still takes time. Every time I see that fabric at the store I want to buy it. It’s a struggle not to buy fabric, I lose most of the time.

  4. Those aprons are adorable! I live that fabric…swooning here!

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