Trying to find inspiration these days. These are the colors that are tugging at my heart lately.
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Must be the grey weather but i couldn't help but feel attracted to these colors this week. They all showed up in my Pinterest feed more or less one after an other, I must not be the only one looking for a bright and cheery environment!
1. Lady in the headscarf.
| I could totally take a trip to Cuba just about now!
2. Pink and green room.
| Loving everything about this room, from the colors to the furniture.
3. Rattan Lamps via
| Loving the basket feel to these lamps and their vibrant and color combinations.
4. Christmas table setting.
on Instagram | What a fun non traditional christmas table setting!
| Everything about this Malmo home is amazing, I love that the hallway is such a contrast to the rest.
I hope this get you inspired to add a pop of color here and there, maybe even for an outfit! Here is to a colorful winter!
- There's a dark and a troubled side of life;
- There's a bright and a sunny side, too;
- Tho' we meet with the darkness and strife,
- The sunny side we also may view.
- Keep on the sunny side, always on the sunny side,
- Keep on the sunny side of life;
- It will help us every day, it will brighten all the way,
- If we keep on the sunny side of life.
- Tho' the storm in its fury break today,
- Crushing hopes that we cherished so dear,
- Storm and cloud will in time pass away,
- The sun again will shine bright and clear.
- Let us greet with a song of hope each day,
- Tho' the moments be cloudy or fair;
- Let us trust in our Savior always,
- Who keepeth everyone in His care.
- "Carter Family"
- I've been trying my best to keep on the sunny side! I just keep singing that song and feel better already. Also we received our order of cute patches today from Belle Mine ( the egg up top is one of them). I bought the kids some plain lunch boxes and we plan on embellishing them with patches and things yet to be determines! This was my way to avoid a tantrum at the store when MissE wanted to get a pink sparkly princess one.
- So you can say I've been slightly obsessing over all thing eggy! I've had this Pinterest board for while, it started out being just yellow things I liked and is slowly morphing into my new monomania... Mark my words eggs are the next big thing! Of course pattern designer Andrea Lauren already knew that, in case you wanted to sew a little something sunny side up!
Follow Celina Bailey | Petit a Petit's board ... Sunny Side Up ... on Pinterest.
Send me your Egg inspired pins please and keep on the sunny side!
If you follow me on Pinterest, then this might be of no surprise to you. This week... drum roll please.... it's the WATERMELON.
Maybe it's the heat or the great color combination or maybe I am not the only one!
|image: TAKAO NAKAGAWA|
Follow Celina Bailey's board ... pastèque ... on Pinterest.
How about you, what is your latest obsession? I might start a new board!
You can see some of her designs in the illustrations up top. The big bows, hats and coats. Lot's of A-line cuts, drop waist and pleats, as well as full skirts. Many amazing details such as intricate embroideries and flowers adorned the clothes. As for the colour palette, I find it interesting, there are lot's of pinks and whites as well as reds and dark blues and blacks.
You can see one of Lanvin's dresses in the photo below and a close up of one of the flowers on the dress as well. I highly suggest you google Jeanne Lanvin, not only will you see some amazing children styles but the best in fashion of the times. Since she started as a milliner you will be inspired head to toe.
So many of the Lanvin style are very adaptable and would make some lovely clothes for todays market. A few of my favorite designers, such as Pale Cloud, Caramel Baby & Child, Marilyn Tov have done a great job at borrowing elements from the Lanvin times and making them contemporary. Albert Elbaz has recently re-launched the Lanvin children's line which you can see here or to see some editorial photos check out Bellisima.
Perhaps you are like me and love the styles of the 20's and 30's, then I think you will love this book by Lanvin, most of the images came from that book. It's one of my favourites. Every time I flip through it I am amazed, the details and work that went into clothing then is breathtaking.
So what will you be sewing for your kids inspired by Downton Abbey? I love it all, although I absolutely love the green dress with the scallop edge and the big bow on the pocket, I might have to make my own version of that.
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Miss E is crazy for horses. What a great idea this is horse costume! It looks totally crazy on her, but imagine on a cute little kid. Don't be surprised if you see me try to make something similar!
Oh! I just love the collar and sparkle in this Harlequin costume, it is so glamourous. Don't forget the pompoms on the shoes. Photos of Claudette Colbert.
I love the simplicity of this star costume. I wish I had the source of the image- let me know if you know where it's from.
How about dressing up as a majorette? I would make this jacket wearable all year round. Maybe the whole family could go as a Marching Band?
And the lovely ladies organizing this series, Palak & Heather, have put together an awesome Giveaway with lot's of fun prizes- read all about it HERE. And you can enter right here on the blog if you wish.