Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Emerald Incentive

I am partial to paisley patterns and energised by checks. 
2 good reasons why I chose this rich vintage sari fabric to make a pair of new pillow covers for our Living Room last week.  
We had guests coming round on the weekend, so I used this as an incentive deadline to get them made. 
The third reason I chose this fabric, is because Emerald is the Pantone colour of the year, and I thought this came pretty close!
"Most often associated with brilliant, precious gemstones, the perception of Emerald is sophisticated and luxurious

Emerald, a vivid, verdant green, enhances our sense of well-being further by inspiring insight, as well as promoting balance and harmony...
Since antiquity, this luminous, magnificent hue has been the color of beauty and new life in many cultures and religions. It’s also the color of growth, renewal and prosperity – no other color conveys regeneration more than green."

How Could I resist? [And how grotesquely gorgeous is that monster leaf from my garden?]