Sunday, November 15, 2009

What's the deal with you and rainbows?

Now, no one has ever asked me this question, but I'm sure someone is thinking it every time I post another rainbow creation.  The thing is that there is no simple answer to this question.

I love colour.  I like rainbows. I get all the colours all in one place for my visual delight.

I was a child in the seventies.  One of my all time favourite shirts had an iron-on with a unicorn and a rainbow.  I remember going in the shop and picking it out.  It was the kind of place that you picked your shirt and then you got to pick the iron-on.  Would I wear that shirt now?  Uhm, probably not, but if it was lurking around my mom's house, I'd give it to Mollie to wear.

Rainbows are big in Steiner (Waldorf) schools.  My daughter goes to a Steiner school, and my son will be starting there next year.  Mollie doesn't have a school uniform, but is not allowed to wear black to school.  Clothing that is made of beautiful colours is encouraged.  You will notice that I don't tend to sew for my children in dark, drab colours.  This is one reason for that.  

So why am I waffling about rainbows?  I've made a few rainbow redondos...
It's a rainbow redondo
If you don't know by now, I am huge fan of the Redondo skirt designed by Fledge/Studio Tantrum.  This skirt is so much fun! 

If you're lucky, you might be able to snag one if you come visit me at the Lorien Markets.  I am not listed as a stall holder because I am part of the playgroup parents stall.  So that little blurb about meeting playgroup parents, well, I'd be one of them.  If you happen to be out in the Hills area on Saturday drop by and say hello.  Maybe even do a bit of holiday shopping.



15 comments:

Harooney said...

Beautiful as always Sara. I never get tired of looking at rainbow colours, never boring.

willow and moo said...

Thanks Helen! :)

Tas said...

Preaching to the converted. I adore your rainbows!

zofia said...

Mmmm, always gorgeous Sara. Tallulah wore her beautiful Willow and Moo skirt today to a fairy picnic :)

Tanya said...

Sara, fantastic. SO bright and colourful and fun. Keep going with those rainbows!

Amber said...

Wow Sara! That skirt is just divine! I am aspiring to be able to dye some fabric and make one too!!! I do love rainbows too!!!

Botilda said...

Beautiful!I am eagerly waiting for the mail to arrive.

Vic said...

Oh, you just wanted an excuse to talk up rainbow...! You KNOW nobody would ever even be thinking "What's with all the rainbows" because everybody KNOWS rainbows are awesome.... ;) As are you rainbow redondos...!

Lou's Mum said...

Rainbows are so happy, and I can't stop looking at them either. My kids all love them too. I really don't think I've ever heard anyone say they don't like a rainbow! I'm lucky enough to have one of your rainbow redondos :) Just waiting for little miss to be big enough to wear it! I wouldn't mind one for myself lol

Sarah-Jo said...

well my daughters name means Rainbow goddess so of course we love rainbows here!

I love these fun vibrant skirts you do such a brillant job Sara and your kids are very lucky to be able to wear such amazing clothes to school :)

Steffi said...

Beautiful like always,Sara!I like the colours and of course rainbows!

fabricatedends said...

Very pretty. I love the colors.

Anne said...

I love rainbows too. They always bring a smile to my face..:)

I love the Lorien markets too. The kindy room it is sooo beautiful.

Gill - That British Woman said...

once again a stunning skirt...

Gill in Canada

minervalouise said...

WOW! Thats... unbelievable!