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Top Summer Wedding Color Trends 2014


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With June still reining as one of the most popular months for marriage ceremonies despite February’s National Wedding Month ownership, color and fabric trends for 2014 are the main question inquiring minds want to know as the month unfolds. According to Pantone and several leading wedding planners around the country, the top 5 colors  for 2014 are mint, dark blue, pink, black, and emerald with mint taking center stage. From bold shades to lighter hues, the summer bridal palate offers its own statement against the traditional white of the bride and black tux of the groom.

2014 Color Trends


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Twice a year, color forecasters go into research mode to predict and dictate the palates that the fashion industry and ultimately, we as consumers, will prescribe to for the season ahead.  One of the most respected and established is Pantone. With almost 2,000 colors in their index of tile colors and over 20 years of setting the color standards used worldwide to create a unified communication code for international use, they have become one of the leading global authorities on color.  Once their forecast is set, textile manufactures produce specifically dyed fabrics that designers inturn purchase for their collections. For them, these forecasts are viewed as a ‘self-fulfilling prophecy’ where those who choose to follow will become part of what ultimately becomes the trend….and what designer wants to be irrelevant?

Fabric Headwrap Ideas & Inspirations


It can be a disappointment looking for cute hair accessories and headbands in department stores, it seems I am never able to locate what I visualize in my mind! Creating your own unique fabric headwraps is enjoyable and rewarding, and you can be certain that no one else will have the same one!

Begin by deciding on a few bold prints or novelty fabrics here.

To achieve this look, cut out desired shapes and join them using a sewing machine or stitch. Add a matchy ribbon at the end of each tip for easy tying.

What Does Your Fabric Say About You?


Fabric by Cakersandco Flickrimage by cakersandco

As a crafter I find myself drawn to certain color schemes time-and-time again. I prefer cheery, vintage-inspired prints. If I’m looking for a solid color I’m often drawn to blues, greens, and pinks–cool colors. I’ll occasionally venture out of my comfort zone and wear a bright red or orange–warm colors. Oftentimes I prefer more muted shades. So, what does your fabric say about you? Check out some of the prints I’ve profiled below and see which one suits you best!

 

Inexpensive Ways To Make Posh Princess Gear


J&O Fabrics Disney Princess courtesy of The Walt Disney Company

I don’t think I have ever met a little girl who didn’t dream about being a princess. As a result, there is a high demand for cool princess gear online to help them live out their dreams. The items listed below, courtesy of poshtots.com, are some of the most decadent princess items that the internet has to offer to the little princesses of the world. While these are great to look at, they are not as easy to obtain; it isn’t cheap being royalty! I know I certainly couldn’t afford the items below for my little one, which is why I would look at them for inspiration! It’s free and it pushes the craftiest of us to create something just as beautiful for significantly less.