Playing around with shades for a customer I stumbled across this ombre shading combination. The customer asked for a fairly neutral, unisex combination. I love the confidence you guys have that I can come up with something ;)
The customer was very happy indeed!
I posted the image on instagram (which goes to Facebook also) there was a great deal of love for this! Over 140 likes :) I decided to put a yarn pack together and so far it has sold well. I can only put one pack at a time up..One of the restraints I have because I can't hold as much stock as I would like..That will come - in time :)
A customer asked on the instagram post if I could do a pastel or neon version. I played around for quite a while but the subtle variation in shades needed to get this effect weren't available. I did however come up with a few other options. This is one.
Putting together our lunch the other day....
A tortilla wrap pizza or quesadilla.
Take two wraps.
One dry frying pan.
Put a wrap in the heated pan until one side is slightly baked take it out and replace with the other wrap to bake that on one side, add a layer of chilli pesto and grated cheese with chopped fresh coriander to the first wrap ( to the side that was baked).
Keep an eye on the one in the pan - I only say this because I have had quite a few *well done* wraps in my time ;)
When the one in the pan is baked on one side take it out and put the wrap with the toppings in for the base to bake and top with the other wrap ( the baked side down) Then slowly heat and turn to bake both sides.
Divide, add some grilled artichoke ( Aldi do a good one in a jar) and some salad leaves drizzled with sweet chilli sauce and enjoy!
The salad was an organic one from a small local organic orchard and included an edible flower :)
Mother nature does ombre :)
I had a good number of orders to pack - thank you soooo much :) - but also managed to find time to relax over the bank holiday weekend and a few more squares were completed on the picnic/garden throw :)
I have thoroughly enjoyed making this and have another 18 squares to go before the border! I have different ideas at different times as to how I want to complete it...I will just wait and make a choice when the time comes :)
I have managed to make each square and weave ends in!!!
This is a revelation as although it is taking time to do I actually enjoy it! I have left the ends of the joining colour (graphite) to weave in at the end. It should be a relatively easy process to finish up :)
Even though that isn't finished....I hope to start a new project this afternoon.
I have stocked Stylecraft Classique for a while now and have heard great things about it. I have never used it though and today I have chosen three lush, summery colours that look great together to make a dishcloth.
I have a pattern ....all I need now is the time :)
Heading off now to take the girls out, a little more work to finish and then some shopping when I pick them up later.
A quick and easy tea tonight and then, hopefully, onto crochet :)