Tuesday, January 27, 2015

When Amaryllis Met TARDIS

What happened when I was thinking of the red and white Amaryllis
while also thinking about Maricel's My Closet Catalogue TARDIS Tuesday?
I fear the spandex is dying in the skirt. Tragic.
It's tubular bubble knit nylon/spandex yardage that I bought in the 80s.
I had located a wholesaler for it then, not sure if it's still being manufactured.

Amaryllis inspiration:
[Source: Google Image search for Amaryllis]
You have lots of time to add your 52 Pick-me-up link!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

52 Pick-me-up: Amaryllis

It's a flower week again on 53 Pick-me-up. The Amaryllis is a lily-like bulb that comes in many colors.
Amaryllis by disequilibber [source]
I'm using red, burgundy, and pink to inspire today's look.
Yeah, stripes still. I like stripes.

I'm linking up with Patti's Visible Monday later today.

Which Amaryllis color will you link?

Sunday, January 18, 2015

52 Pick-me-up: Read Between the Lines

Originally when I created this theme, I was thinking that it would be timed with Selah and Maricel's
 Thoughtful Third Thursday link-up. WRONG. LAST Thursday was the link-up, not this coming Thursday. Oops.
On my 52 Pick-me-up theme calendar, the prompt for this week is "Read between the lines -- inspired by a book". Notice that I simplified it here to just "read between the lines". Which could mean stripes, if you're stumped on the whole book thing. I found the perfect book for this though -- an artist book that I made in 2009. And I paired it with coordinating stripes. So fancy!
The book is made from one piece of paper. It's printed with abstract scribbles that I created and printed out. I then cut and folded it so that it has a few pages. [See this how-to that I Pinned].

Below is each spread of pages. See if you can find the secret message, reading between the lines.
[I swear, I did NOT have this book in mind when I created the prompts back in June!]
Did you find the message? No spoilers in your comments!

On Monday, I'm linking up with Sacramento's Share-in-Style. The theme is scarves.

One more helpful hint for this week: cookbooks are books too.
Stripes or a book or some baked goods, link and tell!

Friday, January 16, 2015

52 Pick-me-up: Almost Marsala

The 52 Pick-me-up Pantone Party continues.
I thought my square dance skirt was a good match for this year's color, Marsala.
But then I pulled an actual Marsala chip from the Pantone book at work.
Close, but not quite.

I'm working on a print collection utilizing Marsala (the color, not the wine).
It'll be posted over on my Pattern Recognition blog whenever I get it done.

It's not too late to join in the fun. Click here to see all the Pantone Colors of the Year, 2000-2015. Have you worn one of the 16 colors? Add your link here or there.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

52 Pick-me-up: Pantone Party 2015

It's Pantone Party time!
Whether you wear this year's color, which is Marsala: 
[source: Pantone
Or a color from a previous year:
[source: Pantone
This is as close to Marsala as I could get from my closet:
Closeup of the fish print
Come link up your colorful self!
Whether it's something new, or something from your archives, the party will be much more fun with you here.
Speaking of parties, I'll be joining Patti's Visible Monday later today.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

52 Pick-me-up: Closet Orphans

The 52 Pick-me-up challenge this week is: you haven't worn it for a year. Now is the time.

I went through the repair pile for the too small green dress with broken zipper. Over and under that are a green turtleneck, mustard tights, and melange socks from the backs of drawers. The 70's plaid knit shirt (also too small) came from a storage closet. The shoes are too difficult to wear to work.
This was all donned strictly to photograph. It all came off immediately, except for the turtleneck!

What's hiding in the back of your closet? Link and tell!