Friday, January 19, 2007

What am I thinking, giving these away?!


Embroidered bracelets
Originally uploaded by wardi.
Hey-ho. Looky, looky at these bracelets I've been working on for a Swap-bot swap. They are of course inspired by this lovely, lovely book. And I feel slightly mad for actually giving them away, just like that. But I guess I can always make other ones. Goodkarma and all that... ;-)

I sometimes make stuff that I am so happy with that I can barely believe that I actually made it. Like these bracelets. I have a warm fuzzy feeling inside when I look at them.

I also have a real difficult time saying "I made this and it totally rrrrrocks!". Anyone else have that problem? I sometimes almost feel like pretending I didn't make it. Is it some kind of embarrassment over getting praise or maybe a feeling that, by making things and (hopefully!) making them well, you're kind of showing off?

I don't know. And that's actually not what this post was going to be about, but now I've confused myself... Huh...

Ah yes. I really like how the top bracelet has turned out. And I wasn't sure that I would because I've used some colours for it that I rarely use,let alone in combination. Brown and a sort of mustard-y yellow.

I don't know why, but I rarely ever use yellow. It's weird, cause it's a nice, happy colour, but I just don't go for it. I guess it's good to get out of your my comfort zone from time to time.

And speaking of warming to certain colours/colourways. The photo below shows the backs of the bracelets and the fabric on the yellow-brown's back comes from a thrifted pillow case which I picked up for no particular reason, cause the colours aren't ones I normally zone in on: white,grey, yellow and a sort of rusty colour.

But I'm glad I did, it was perfect for this bracelet! And I've had it lying on the table for a couple of days now and the more I look at it, the better I like it. Isn't that funny?!

Are there colours you rarely use? Why? Have you started using them more anyway? How? Why? ;-)
Embroidered bracelets: and backs

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