Wednesday, January 19, 2011

spicing up the kitchen swap

I didn't mean to be disingenuous when I said I was going to take a blogging break for the month.  But, some bloggable things have come up!  AND taking the pressure off has made me feel more like blogging.  I really am still on a break - I wrote this post the other day when I posted about the Block Party event (see button on sidebar).

In the midst of deciding to take a break, Darci of Stitches and Scissors emailed me to see if I was interested in participating in Spicing Up the Kitchen {a modern swap} on Flickr. I was glad the timing would work out so that I could participate - I've wanted in on a swap for a long time! I decided to commit.

So here's my inspiration mosaic. It was so hard to decide what to decide what to put in here - I focused on color and style and there were probably a 100 other pictures I could have included.

Spicing up the Kitchen {a modern swap}

1. my kitchen, 2. Organic Kitchen Towel & Coasters, 3. Dish Towels, 4. Spreading the Word....Love, 5. Hot Pad in Moda Arcadia, 6. ticker tape progress, 7. table runner2, 8. dishmat2, 9. Front of Hexagon Hotpad, 10. Doll quilt, 11. Nine Patch Quilt Along Progress, 12. another one, 13. Star quilt in progress, 14. Bridget's Pinwheel Quilt, 15. star quilt 2, 16. Stay-Put Kitchen Towel

I live on a military base, i.e.: base housing. Granted, it's nice for base housing, but it's a little plain Jane.  I took this picture shortly after we moved in.

My ever so boring base housing kitchen

And this is how I bring some color in, mostly turquoise/light blue.  And evidently I have a thing for polka dots and damask-y prints.

I wasn't kidding when I said I loved turquoise.
oh, and then there's this:

my colander collection.

aaaaaand, these lovelies gifted by a dear friend:

a sweet gift

I seriously am obsessed with this color - it just makes me so happy! I do think it looks nice with a splash of that green.  And I have this to make a curtain for the window.

The person assigned to me has a blank slate in her kitchen and likes a lot of the same color vibes as I do! I think I'm going to go with a table topper/wallhanging and/or some towels or hotpads... Stay tuned.

I don't have to send out until March. Whew! I can work on it while my mom is here. Oh yes! Did I tell you my mom is coming? yeehaw! Sew-fest 2011.01 here we come!

14 crafty mcCrafters commented:

Karen Fields said...

Love your mosaic! Your color choices are so fresh and sweet!

ktquilts said...

Uhm, compared to mine your kitchen looks huge!! Glad military families can have nice housing!! Loving that polka dot casserole.

Enjoy your break, we all need them from time to time!



randi---i have to say said...

i am in the swap too!

love that mosaic. lots of goodness pictured in it!

In the Heart of Happy said...

Love everything you have shown here...lots to inspire us all.

I loved living in base are making your mark very well.

Nina... said...

What lovely kitchen accents you have gathered! It's wonderful to see my dishtowels included! Thank you!

Sonia said...

wow. Nice housing. Your husband an officer?

joliesjunebugboutique said...

We are military too!

I can't stand the rules and boringness of base houseing!

Love your Mosaic!

Candied Fabrics said...

Amy, you and I are like twins when it comes to color choices - I LOVE everything you've chosen! Can't wait to see your spiced up kitchen!

Darci said...

I was so excited that you signed up!!! It will be exciting to see what you make and what your partner makes you. Swaps are always so fun.

sewtakeahike said...

Gosh, Amy! I love your inspiration mosaic! I have to say I am totally in love with the damask/polka dot photo you have up there. Soooooo very inspiring!
So when does your mom arrive? I'm so jealous that you and your mom sew together! After years of neccessity sewing for me and my siblings when we were growing up, I'm not sure she would sew a button on now :)

Aunt Spicy said...

totally love your inspiration mosaic!

Sara said...

I love your turquoise kitchen utensils! ::drool:: I have that same ceramic polka dot baking dish, except in a different color (QVC? My mom gets me a lot of baking things from QVC as gifts...I also have the square set and some other Rachael Ray ceramic baking dishes). I really love your color scheme, it looks gorgeous!

Tina said...

I understand decorating in military housing..been there, done that!
I've enjoyed reading your blog. I'm looking forward to what creation you come up with next!
You have a new follower!

Amy said...

I love the colors. I found your blog from amylicious section. I'm an amy too and my first grade teacher used to call me amy lou.

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