Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Rainy days=hat days:)

Happy April (fools:) month!
Our little business has been accredited by
the Better Business Bureau. We want to give our buyers
confidence to order from Purple Sage Designz and Red Earth Arts (hubby's biz)

New tams below:)

color-choice large tam

organic wool tam

light weight pure alpaca tam

Monday, March 11, 2013

Still here...

It's been a while since updating my blog. Life happens fast and before I can sit down and share thoughts or inspirations the next event already takes place
I love blogging more than facebook or any other social media, so I try to get back into the habit of blog posting.
Lovely customers often are a source of inspiration. we collaborate on their favorite design and along these lines I create more tams for the public often based on their color ideas or material combinations. That's how the new tams on my website came to life:)

colorful and natural material tam

Earthy hemp&organ. cotton with banana fiber tam

Eco friendly scrap yarn smaller tam...nothing wasted:)

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

2013, a new outlook with pantone color trends

copied and pasted from original destination www.pantone.com

Spring 2O13:
The Balancing Act

This season, designers overwhelmingly address consumers' desire for self-expression, balance and the need to re-energize. The color direction for spring builds upon these compelling needs with a palette that mixes dynamic brights with novel neutrals to create a harmonious balance. This allows for unique combinations that offer practicality and versatility, but at the same time, demand attention and earn an appreciative glance.
"The expression 'balancing act' is something we all relate to as we strive to find harmony in the frantic pace of our everyday lives," said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. "The same can be said for fashion as we look for balance between light and bright, classic and new. This season's color palette emphasizes this need for balance, while at the same time allowing for individuality, self-expression and excitement."
The prevalence of green this spring is undeniable. Similar to the many shades in our natural surroundings, this season's greens offer a stunning foreground or the perfect backdrop for all other hues. Like the first signs of spring, Tender Shoots, a vibrant yellow-green, is invigorating, active and cheerful, while Grayed Jade, a subtle, hushed green with a gray undertone, brings about a mood of quiet reflection and repose. Sophisticated Emerald, a lively, radiant green, inspires insight and clarity while enhancing our sense of well-being. From one extreme to the other, combining all three greens presents an intriguing choice much like Mother Nature intended.
Exotic African Violet is a statement color that brings a touch of intrigue to the palette, as purples often do, and can be incorporated into many unexpected combinations. Try pairing it with exuberant Poppy Red, a seductive, sensual and celebratory shade. Whether it's a knockout dress or a kiss on the lips, every woman's wardrobe and beauty essentials should include this spirited, true red.
Nectarine, a bright, effervescent citrus orange with coral undertones, provides a tangy burst of flavor while cheerful Lemon Zest brings out a piquant taste with its refreshing, spritely greenish cast.
Signifying the time of day when everything starts to wind down, Dusk Blue offers a calming sense of serenity akin to its green counterpart, Grayed Jade. Both of these colors act as the season's newest neutrals. For an unexpected mix, pair Dusk Blue with the intensity of Nectarine. A warm neutral, Linen is light and airy, providing a nudelike basic that is a must have for spring. Try pairing Linen with Grayed Jade or Dusk Blue. Anchoring Monaco Blue is a classic shade that offers both stability and depth to the entire palette. Combine Monaco Blue with Poppy Red and Linen, or Monaco Blue and Emerald for a fresh collegiate look.
For over 20 years, Pantone, the global authority on color, has surveyed the designers of New York Fashion Week and beyond to bring you the season's most important color trends. This report previews the most prominent hues for spring 2013.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Here are a few more OOAK patchwork tams

It's getting frosty in many parts of the world:)
I enjoyed working with many smaller yarn skeins, more true patchwork tams
all 3 tam beanie s are ready to ship!

These usually sell very quickly:)

wide crown patchwork crazy tam

more winter themed tams

gender neutral smaller patchwork hat

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Destashing ...

I am a craft hoarder, but have decided to free my space (and mind) by putting up patterns and vintage craft magazines for sale. I cannot make, keep or read everything...conclusion:)
My supply shop Retro Chic Boutique will be stocked with some of these treasures.