Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Audition

I had hoped to have a tutorial today. In fact, it was supposed to be a tutorial involving fabric. Although the photo above looks like I'm nearly finished, along with a bit of help from my friend, Dana, it is not to be.

Instead of a tutorial, I'm still auditioning fabric. Why? Because I messed up so badly on the first project, I thought it only fair to try again, this time to see if I could get it right. And if I couldn't get it right, at least do it MY way, which I should have done the first time around. So today I'm off to see what colors play nice with other colors, then start the tutorial over. Some days it just pays to audition rather than create. Have a great Thursday, everyone.

I have no idea where I found this web site. I'm sure at one time, I knew the concept or the story behind it. I may have planned to use it during Earth Month back in April. But today, I offer THIS because I ran across it in my links folder. THIS by Dan Nation, a design studio which used to be called THIS and THAT, features the uncommon and overlooked items in fashion and home accessories. Have a look at the stunning photos and I'm sure you'll agree.

13 thoughtful remarks:

Karen said...

I have a pile of fabric on my other desk at the moment. I keep looking at it and moving them round to see if they look any better! So I fully understand you day my lovely! XXX

Healing Woman said...

Your tutorials are always so interesting that it is worth the wait til you get it the way you want it. Thanks!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

"What colors play nice together" I love that statement and SO true!
Have a great day- I'm looking forward to your tutorial....

Terri Kahrs said...

"Auditioning" . . . . what a great way to describe the process! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Halle said...

Looking forward to see what you come up with...

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Auditioning fabric and playing nice ... sounds like a fun day at your house ... again ! :)
oxo

La Dolce Vita said...

love it! auditioning fabric, you are a hoot! and loved the link very fun!

Diane said...

Well of course there has to be the audition--this was what you were planning anyway, right? and then next comes the tutorial ;)

Tammy Freiborg said...

Are the fabrics nervous? Oh, the power to mix, match, and select! What a fun day!

Cynthia Eloise said...

go for the ones that don't play nice, it'll be more challenging.

artangel said...

Thanks so mcuh for visiting my blog and for featuring me, that's so sweet of you!

I love the idea of "auditioning" fabric - I think I'm going to audition some papers later on now you've given me the idea! I can't wait to see what you make :)

Great link too - very intriguing photos!

Lynn said...

I am also at an audtioning hunting stage today.
loved the photos at THIS!

Melinda Cornish said...

I loved your first try...I think you are trying to make it too perfect....just have fun and sew.....put on some good music that relaxes you and become one with the sewing machine...there is no right or wrong for this kind of project...really, I promise!!!!