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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Time for another Creative Team Blog Hop!


 Thank you so much for making our first blog hop last month such a huge success! I hope you enjoyed the video, tutorials, and unique projects that my creative team shared with you. This month we hope to inspire you just the same.

Instructions for blog hop:
To hop along, just continue to click on my badge at the end of each blog you visit. The badge will get you to your next destination.

Giveaway info:
I will also be doing another giveaway to one lucky winner. I have a bundle of my Enchanted Garden fabric line to send to one lucky winner. You will be able to specify whether you want the turquoise, orange or pink colorway. You can view them here at the Riley Blake Designs website. (keep in mind the colorways are intermixed on this page.) To enter the contest, just leave a comment on this post by Friday at NOON MST. Leave one comment on each of my creative team's blogs, and you get one more entry for each comment.

With new fabric in the house, I just had to do a little sewing to share with you for this blog hop. I thought I would talk about scale and print and how it effects choosing fabric for a project. I made a little dress for my daughter Sydney using my Enchanted Garden fabric line for Riley Blake. Her favorite color is orange...her second favorite color is pink. I let her help me design the dress. She picked the bold orange large floral main print from my collection. I suggested that we use the large scale fabric on the skirt--as it's the largest piece of fabric in the pattern. We both wanted a different color for the bodice. I suggested a brown, but Sydney wanted pink.  It's Sydney's dress, so I let her have her way, and I think the pink, turned out adorable. I got my brown in the hemline, then balanced it with a brown sash. We used a smaller print flower on the sleeves and collar that hinted at the design in the skirt, then finished the project with orange flower buttons which Sydney picked out herself.  The end result, a totally unique dress that sings to my daughter's personality. 

When mixing and matching fabrics, it is always good to set off busier prints with tone on tones. Keep in mind the scale of the print when choosing how you will use a fabric in your project. Alternating scale, color, and busy and tonal prints can create a fun mix and match balance. 


Your next stop is Cristal Hobbs blog, you won't want to miss it. 
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If you get lost along the way, here is the blog hop master list:

Cristal Hobbs
Jennifer Ingle
Guiseppa Gubler
Nancy Doren
Eva Dobilas

(We are missing a few of our fellow creative team members this month, but Don't worry, they will be back next month after they tackle their CHA deadlines. We have another team member having a baby today!  Congratulations, Julie!)




53 comments:

  1. Love the fabrics you used on the dress! They would look great on my Grand-daughter!!

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  2. now if this isn't enough motivation to learn to sew, i don't know what is cos that dress is FAB & utter CUTENESS !!!!! thanks for the chance

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  3. I LOVE that dress! I would so have loved it as a little girl!! I love the fabrics now. Mixing patterns is like...heaven. Bless you for letting your daughter pick the colors she wanted where!!

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  4. that dress is soooo cute and what a fantastic giveaway! Can never have enough fabric

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  5. That dress is too cute!!! I would love to use the turquoise on a rag quilt!

    You inspired me to create some rag quilts and they are so much fun!!!

    Thanks!

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  6. This dress is adorable. Your daughter is very lucky to have her own personal seamstress. I would love to win some of this to make a beautiful skirt for my 10 yr. old daughter. She has a style all her own and doesn't like the clothes out there for her age, she says they just make the girls look older. Gotta love my baby! Thanks for a chance,now hopping along....

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  7. This is one beautiful dress. It's so bright and cheery. My neighbor is having a baby girl and this would be fun making some things for her.

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  8. What an absolutely adorable dress! I love the colorways fabric; you combination of prints is wonderful. When my daughter (now all grown up!) was getting prepared for kindergarted, she insisted that she wanted to wear dresses. I made her a wardrobe of 5 (she insisted she needed one per day!) and she chose a dress that combined several prints in a prairie style (this was the 80s!)to wear first. She wore it proudly the first day, came home and said, "I need to wear jeans!" She never wore a dress to school again, to my recollection--and I seldom see her in them now! Stop by my blog, if you get a chance, and see my latest paper crafting projects. karelj at ksjennings at gmail dot com and http://karelj.blogspot.com

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  9. Samantha...this dress is fabulous so so cute!

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  10. Great fabrics, super cute dresses.

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  11. What an Absolutely ADORABLE dress! I think your daughter must be a lot like mine...because that is EXACTLY something my daughter would design! Tell her it is beautiful!

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  12. Lovely fabric! It would be a great addition to my crafty inventory!

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  13. I love the orange, pink and brown. Beautiful!

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  14. My 8 year old niece would simply ADORE any of those dress designs. Those color combinations are so unique and fabulous!

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  15. Oh my goodness, what a sweet little dress this is, I just love how you mixed the patterns so beautifully, I bet Sydney just loves wearing it!

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  16. Such beautiful fabrics and I love the designs and that you put pink with orange! Its one of my favorite color combinations! Love this dress!! Thanks so much!
    hugs,
    joni

    arcocha at yahoo dot com

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  17. OH, my CUTENESS! I love that little dress! SO adorable!

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  18. What a darling dress! I love the colors!

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  19. What beautiful fabric,my grandaughters would love a dress like this.

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  20. OMIGOSH!!!! Those fabrics are delicious!!!! love the colors! YUMMY!!!

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  21. Cute dress! I love the patterns. I love the turquoise and white fabrics in your new fabric line.

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  22. I will be at a Quilt Expo in March and I could so see using this great line for a quilt class I am taking there!!!

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  23. Love love love the fabrics. So many possibilities for sure =) Love the ideas! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  24. Loved the hop - such creative people =)

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  25. Love the fabrics! Very cute! The fabrics are so spring like :) Thanks for a chance :)

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  26. I would love to learn to sew someday

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  27. This is beautiful, I wish my daughter were still small enough to wear something like it!

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  28. Oh my goodness Samantha!!! This is the sweetest dress and I love the mix of designs and colors!! Love..love..love it!!

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  29. Oh my gosh!!!! That dress is AH-MAZ-ING!!!! My daughters would look so cute in coordinating dresses with those fabrics!!!! Can't wait to see what the rest of the DT made :)

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  30. That dress is absolutely adorable! I think it turned out gorgeous with the pink top!

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  31. oh so pretty. my mom makes the girls dresses like this.. beautiful fabric.

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  32. I really need to get back into sewing again!! Awesone dress!!

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  33. That dress is adorable! You are so talented! Love. It.

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  34. omg, this is simply stunning!!!! oh how i wish i could sew. maybe one of these days i will be patient enough to learn.

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  35. These fabrics are so rich with color. I love them. Such fun to look at! Okay on to HOP!

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  36. Adorable, love the colors!

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  37. How cool that your daughter got to use her own creative input on this project. You're a cool momma! :)

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  38. You and Sydney had a great collabrative effort and the final result.....A~MAZING!!

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  39. Love the fabric and the dress. Beautiful

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  40. Oh boy do I love the fabric you used on that sweet dress! I love sewing and one can never have enough fabric!

    Thanks for the chance.
    Tonya

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  41. Cute Dress and I luv these fabrics! Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

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  42. that fabric is beautiful! Reminds me of scrapbook paper! And the dress is super cute! Would love to win the fabric and turquoise would be my choice!

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  43. Just popped into your blog....awesome!!!love the cute little dress...

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  44. Love the fabric and the dresses are adorable!

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  45. What gorgeous fabrics - love this adorable dress!

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  46. The colors are so yummy, it's inspiring me to start sewing for my little niece....looking forward to getting into it this weekend!

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  47. Beautiful dress and fabrics Sam! You are one talented lady.

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  48. Love your fabrics!

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  49. what a wonderful hop! so many creative ideas :D

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