Monday, August 8, 2011

Pinterest & Fall '11 Color Inspiration

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I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  I'm kind-of sort-of ready for this busy week month.  I can't believe we're a week into August already?! Whaaaat?!

Lots going on in my world...
School starts back on or around the 25th, with my daughter going into 3rd grade. *sigh* They grow so fast! With that comes Gymnastics and Girl Scouts.  I'm also planning to attend the local farmer's market in two weeks; I'll be working like crazy for that, as well as trying to get some fall product up in the shop!

Needless to say, my To-Do List doesn't look like this:

(10 points if you know who's list this is... hint: He's a Pink Starfish and his BFF is a fry-cook)

Fall is what I'm trying to plan for, mostly.  This is a big deal for me, it still being summer time and all... I'm big on Summer, I love the heat, the sunshine, the beach, shorts, skirts, flipflops, long days... you get the idea... I tend to not even think of fall until it's actually here, well, that's not going to work for productivity, now is it? *wink*

Enter: Pinterest
I know I've mentioned this site in the past, but if you're still not sure what it is, here's the scoop:

Pinterest is a 'virtual pinboard' where you can pin images, ideas and such from the web into one place, share your ideas/inspiration with others, use it to plan, organize or just keep track of stuff you like.

Here's their About Page

If you want an Invite, I have a few... just ask *wink*

This is what I saw this morning when I went to my Pinterest page:

Lots of pretty and inspiring stuff, right? Right!

...Get on with it, Melissa...

Okay, so I'm using Pinterest to organize my fall color inspiration... 

First, by pinning Pantone's Fall 2011 color pallete:

(Soooo fabulous!)

Once I knew where things were going with color I started pinning some inspirational photos, so I can plan my fabric choices and designs from there.
NOTE: I am still very driven by my own, personal, style toward fabrics, design and color and will deviate from trends when I see something I like and feel other's will appreciate as well.. this is strictly a jumping-off point for me.

Here's my fall color inspiration:

Source: via Melissa on Pinterest


Source: via Melissa on Pinterest

Source: via Melissa on Pinterest

 Deep Teal
Source: via Melissa on Pinterest

 Coffee and Nougat
Source: via Melissa on Pinterest

Off to tackle that To Do list... Have a great Monday!!

XxOo~ Melissa


  1. GORGEOUSS!!! Don't you just ADORE color?! Thanks for featuring my bracelet alonside so many lovelies! :) ~sara {twillypop}

  2. hahahahh ill say "spongebob" and it looks like im all over Pinterest in your screen shot!
    I ADORE your fall color combos!! FAB...aaahh im so over this NC summer heat!

  3. Absolutely, Sara! I love your ribbons and pearls!

  4. I love Pinterest and have to limit myself or I'd spend all day just looking at stuff. LOVE your fall color inspiration!


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