Monday, 28 July 2014

Shockers - a SAL Garden finish

Hey, it's still July and I finally finished April!  Too bad this was supposed to be finished LAST year.   I decided the bottom and right side vines needed some colour, so I changed the green to purple.  

 Now I can dig out May and get that started.  I'm trying to use what floss I've got, so I've changed the colours a bit.  I'd like to think I can do them all by the end of the year, but that's just wishful thinking!
 


The house is coming along beautifully and here I am in my craft room.  This was taken before the drywall was put up.

Here is it with walls, I have no idea what colour it should be painted.  Is there a magical shade of something that would make me stitch faster with no frogging?!

The floors will be a mocha colour wood, but not too dark.  Maybe a light yellow?  Way too many choices, I can't decide... thoughts?

By the way, if you've requested to follow the house progress and haven't heard from me, it might be because it's going to a noreply email if you haven't set it up for your own.

12 comments:

jinxxxygirl said...

OMGosh i cannot imagine having that large of a craft room with that much light.....just a little green with envy here...lol... I say maybe look at some of your work and see what colors you are drawn to time and time again. Or ...you obviously have a wonderful imagination ...try sitting for a while with your eyes closed and imagine yourself in that room creating....what color surrounds you? Trust yourself...Hugs! deb

Mouse said...

ooo well done on the finish and love this series I have stitched four already and got another in the kitting up stage .. doing these in normal threads though as want to make it into a quilt :) ... pea green here with your gorgeous light and airy craft room ... I am doing mine in white as I have no natural light in my new one but a nice gentle cream would work well with all those finishes on the walls :) love mouse xxxxxx

Justine said...

I love your craft room! I would keep it neutral and light and add colour with all your crafting bits and pieces and some framed pieces on the walls. But then I like neutrals as I find them restful. My walls are all white! Love the Garden Journal series. I have only stitched the first 2 and have the next 1 kitted up. Your colour changes are very pretty.

cucki said...

My dear I love your craft room so much..
So sweet...
Beautiful stitching on the garden journal too..
Hugs x

Vickie said...

Wow!!!!! What a craft room! Amazing. My dream is to paint my home, each room a different shade of light pink. I really doubt that is your dream! HA!

Deb said...

Wow!!! What a room! I just...there aren't words. Is drool appropriate? I am so jealous at the thought of being able to find all my craft items.

I think it's a great idea to try to use up floss you have. I have some very old floss organized according to color so when I have a pattern that requires a shade, I check to see if I have something close to try to use up the old stuff. With your new craft room, you'll be able to see, at a glance, what you have. You won't have to run to the basement because that's where you think you have what you're looking for but it's in the office closet in the bottom box.

I might paint the walls multi-color, but that's me. My home office is a light green because I read somewhere that green is soothing. My kitchen is yellow because I want to feel like sunshine when I walk into that room. If you go with a chair-rail design, meaning you paint from the chair-rail down one color and above that a second color, you can get away with a bright, bold color on the bottom and a light color on the top. I did that with my living room. Another option is to paint one wall your absolute favorite color, even if that's fuschia, and paint the rest of the walls a lighter color.

I'm so excited for you. Can't wait to see how it will turn out.

Linda said...

Congrats on the cute finish Astrid. I think we're all a little jealous of that soon to be gorgeous craft room. My favorite color is green. I would paint it a bright lime green.

Linda

Julie said...

Lovely finish.

stitchersanon said...

Lovely finish: I like the colour changes xx

Maggee said...

Cute finish... Maybe next year you will get them finished... who is counting the time? What a GREAT craft room! Wow!!! If you are going to display different pieces throughout the room, maybe a neutral color to coordinate with the flooring. Last time we redid an area in our house, we painted the living, dining and kitchen shades of butter (light yellow-y) with very nice light green trim. I did a stencil of an oak leaf along 3 of the 4 walls in the kitchen, with one feature wall just plain. And just for kicks, I stuck four ladybug stickers randomly around the leaves... Guests, especially kids, have great reactions when finding them! But all that to say it is a relaxing area... Hugs!

DJ said...

I think yellow will be the perfect color...and I do love the window in there. Can't wait to sit and stitch with you when your house is finished!! *Hugs*

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Congratulations on your April Happy Dance, I'm sure you can stitch a few more months before the end of the year!
The craft room is going to be amazing, I love that big window you have.