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color story #4

Christmas was a big deal when I was working at MSLO. December was the most popular issue of the year, and we would fret over each and every last detail. A new color palette was chosen each time, and the traditional Christmas colors were given a bit of a tweak. Not your standard berry red and holly green... some years pink would sneak in, some years blue, some times a bit of silver.

I have high hopes of making a few things for my little family this year, so I've been playing around with my own color story. Bright spring greens, orange reds, and even a bit of pink. I will be so pleased if I can finish the stockings, as it's the first year we've actually had a mantle to hang them on.

I purchased all the fabrics you see here from the lovely selection at purlsoho.com

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11.23.2008 | Unregistered Commenterc

I love these - can't wait to see the finished product!

11.23.2008 | Unregistered CommenterLecia

If I haven't asked you already I would love for you to be a guest blogger on the up coming Truant blog that is set to launch in January. We are looking for fantastic bloggers like yourself to be involved.

let me know!

11.24.2008 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

oh, beautiful and so fresh! any advice on a simple stocking pattern? i'm on the market to make a few of my own as well. thanksss!!!

11.24.2008 | Unregistered Commenterstephanie alaine

I'd love to see what you are making!

11.25.2008 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

a mantle. . . sigh. . . house envy is creeping in . . . can't wait to see the stockings hung with care.

11.25.2008 | Unregistered Commenterkatie

Beautiful colour story - love the tweak on the traditional palette and the continuity of pattern. Good luck on the stockings!

11.25.2008 | Unregistered CommenterRandi

Oooh great selection, I love your colour board.

11.26.2008 | Unregistered Commenterlexi

I always love your color stories. Can't wait to see what comes from them.

11.26.2008 | Unregistered Commenteranother amy

love this -- especially the interplay of reverse-out dots (white on green) and giant red on white dots. They look just like the droppings from a hole punch! Fantastic. *Molly

12.6.2009 | Unregistered Commentermolly

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