Spa color schemes are very trendy in decorations for the master bedroom and the master bathroom. Recently we found out we are getting transfered from North Carolina to Ohio. It is a huge change for us not only in location but in housing styles and home decor. We live about a mile from the ocean and everything here is really coastal casual.
I have begun my online housing search and the styles of homes and the interiors ar very differnt in Cincinnati where we are going. There are many homes with very modern, clean lines and spa like colors in the bedrooms and bathrooms. I think due to the winter they experience, people want to have a retreat in their home. They want to be able to "get away" when they are stuck in their home for the winter. I think I might have to incorporate these colors into a room in my next house. I am really going to miss the relaxing and calming colors of the ocean.
What colors do you think of when you want to relax?
The Color of love are pretty traditional for this combination using Sculpey III. We have two different shades of red and spice it up a bit with Red Hot Red in additon to the traditional red. I love the hand applique stitches in this towel and the variety of hand made flowers. I personally love Valentine's Day and the candy it involves too. Valentine's Day was another holiday I used to make caramels with my grandmother. Only Valentine's day was extra special since we would go an extras step and make them chocolate dipped. When my kids and I made them this year we kicked them up another knotch and after they were dipped in chocolate we rolled them into crushed pecans. I must say they were absolutely d'lish. Notice I said was? They did not make it a full week in the house. C'est la vie.
Happy first day of February. I hope you are staying warm. I live in the south and we have had a cold spell with snow and ice. That is quite unusual for this area. We get chilly weather in the winter but it rarely lasts for more than a day. During the winter I like to create with happy spring like color combintations. I thought I would share this one with you. I was out shopping for a new tea kettle and these colors totally caught my eye. I did not chose one of these colors for my new kettle. I loved the colors and wanted one to match my kitchen.
So after having a box of Pluffy sitting in my "deluxe designer studio" (yeah, it's a garage) for almost a year, I've suddenly become obsessed with it. I had sent a photo of a project I had just designed and she wrote me back, "Can you do it in Pluffy?" CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! Pluffy, like it's older sister, UltraLight, is a little bit different animal than regular clay. It doesn't want to play well with pasta machines, but gets along quite nicely with an acrylic roller. Sometimes, it's nice to just toss the handle for an hour or so..
Anyway,when one of my friends that I commute with complained that she needed a knit scrarf (those 58 degree mornings KILL us in SoCal!), I broke out my knitting stuff and quickly made her one. Back at my clay table I was checking out how much lighter the project I did in Pluffy was than the original version. The light blinked on..I love beaded fringe on my scarves.
Pluffy has such a nice matte surface and bakes so light I can go crazy with my beaded fringe now! Add a couple of the Sculpey bead cores and the beads slide right onto the yarn, tie a knot below them and done!