Thursday, 26 June 2008

Learning To Appreciate Colour

Before I started reading Blogs I was definately a Black/Red for clothes and Cream for a house kind of girl. When we went clothes shopping for Milo and he would pick out Orange clothes I would shudder. Over the past few months after seeing so much colour out there and how people put things together that look amazing and in combinations I would never have dreamed of , the worm is turning.
When Kellie sent us/Milo a cushion in brightly coloured polka dots I found an obsession with Michael Miller fabric that I would have never ever thought was in me. Look what has happened now!


and a bit more


I just adore how all these fabrics fit so perfectly together , I know they are meant to but I just love it ,and the green , well I'm thinking about how I can smuggle that into my bedroom without Hub noticing! He nearly had heart failure the other day when we went pram shopping and I picked out this one . It's a lot brighter in reality , believe me.

Some of these are going to make Milo a quilt cover. He has been in his present bed since he was 15 months old


with this quilt


I think it's time for a new cover, he would like the polka dots with the orange fabric. So that is another thing to add to my growing list. The red and blue fabric will be saved for his big quilt when he goes into a new bed which will probably be about Christmas.
So I just wanted to say Thank You all for changing my mind about colour :-)

In case you were wondering , this is the pram we got - sorry its a bit blurred I know.

21 comments:

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Those bright colours look perfect for a boys room! Love Milo's Thomas bed - it is a shame they have to grow up!

driftwood said...

those dots are great, love the colours!!!!! - and yes I'm a bit of a cream for house kind of girl too, but the colour is creeping in......

Simone said...

I do like neutrals but with a splash of colour here and there. More colour is definitely creeping into my life and I feel much better for it! Milo is such a lucky boy to have a Thomas bed!

Ragged Roses said...

What lovely fabrics, they do look great together, fab colours
Kimx

LizzieJane said...

Great choice of fabrics they are going to look great!

Miss sew n sew said...

Other people's blogs are really inspiring and have influenced my tastes too. I love your colour choices look forward to seeing the finished quilt. I love his Thomas bed he's a lucky boy! Your finished bunting is great I love bunting Emily and Elliott have it hanging in their room too!
Sarahx

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

I never cease to be amazed by how much my tastes have changed and developed over my year of blogging - my eyes have definitely been opened to new colours and designs! Isn't it fun? Lucy x

Kellie said...

You know how I love that fabric!!!!! I can't stop buying that 'Lolly Dot' one. YUM!

frazzy dazzles said...

I definitely think you should experiment with as much colour as you can as often as you can. Life can only be the richer for it! Jen

Alison Boon said...

What bright fun fabrics, perfect for your boy. How's the stamp collecting going?

twolimeleaves said...

Great to see what a baaaad influence all those bloggers have been ;)
I love that fabric with the letters all over it - I have a huge hunk in my stash!

Adrienne said...

I love it all! My house looks like a crayola box ... lots of colors!

French Knots said...

Michael Miller fabrics are fab, such brilliant colours. I'm a big colour fan!

Mama de Saga said...

The new fabrics are excellent. I love the polka dots. My husband had the same reaction when I made my stroller choice, and we ended with one similar to yours. Enjoy your new fabrics, and can't wait to see what you do with them!

LOUISE said...

I love colour too, but I am a bit of a stickler for pastel colour on the paintwork and then adding lots of bright accessories. I love the material with the lettering on. Since blogging I have discovered I like everything, everyone has got! x

Vanessa said...

Hi Lisa,

Love the colours and all the fabric look fab together. I particularly like the alphabet fabric.

Vanessa x

Kitty said...

I LOVE dots! And stripes. And checks. And prints. Oh hell, I just love fabric - all that looks fantastic. x

Kate said...

What a great bed! Love all the fabrics!

Louise said...

I'm a bright colours girl - all the way! Probably way more orange, pink red and yellow in my house though with all these girls!! And dots, spots, stripes, letters - love it all.

silverpebble said...

Those bright colours are great - they'll look fantastic on his bed. I know what you mean about changing tastes. My eyes are being opened to new combinations all the time. Fab.

Miaou said...

I love colour, and I am really into polka dots at the moment ... oh and the words! They are just fab aren't they! They will make some fabulous bedding, I agree.