Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Trendwatch Tuesday: Chevrons

Another week closer to Thanksgiving and you know what that means.  Another week closer to Christmas!  Last Friday on Veteran's Day the girls were off school so we went and did a little Christmas shopping.  It was a relief to get a few things off my list.  I want to do a lot of handmade gifts this year.  It's kind of hard to do that for little kids though.  "A homemade wall art piece, gee thanks Grandma!"  Yes, I am a grandma, and yes, I do want my grandchildren to like me.  I bought toys.

Now that I've mentioned them, I just have to share a picture.  Here are our girls, Samantha and Hailey with their two nieces Zoey and Alana.  Aren't they just the cutest!  They didn't love the photo shoot much.  Thank goodness for baby cheetos.

I wish one of them was wearing chevrons on their dresses.  That's what we are going to discuss today!

Today's trend is... Chevrons

Been browsing around Pinterest much lately?  Chrevrons are quite the thing these days.  I've certainly been seeing it pop up in the paper crafting world as well as elsewhere in home design and fashion.  If you are thinking, great another trend that I will have to run out and buy stuff for, never fear!  Check out yesterday's Make Your Own Monday for a tutorial for DIY Chevron Paper!

In paper I've got a few choices for you:

Most notably, in my opinion is Echo Park Paper Co.'s many selections.  I like their basic chevrons in a variety of colors.
These basics are also available in dark and light pink, brown and green.  Echo Park also has some delightful chevron patterns in their holiday collections.  Holly Jolly has a green on green pattern and my favorite:
Another favorite of mine is from Amy Tangerine by American Crafts.  A couple of nice basics there:
Is It Any Wonder - Fabric Finish - 35556
Here and There - 35562
Okay, how about chevron use outside of papercrafting?  Have I got some finds for you!  Check out these tutorials I found for fun stuff to make with chevrons:

Create a Chevron Pillow on Make It Do:
Create a Chevron Background with October Afternoon... okay this is papercrafting after all.  But it does involve sewing and it is a tutorial.  I thought you'd like it:
A Painted Chevron Rug at Tater Tots & Jello:
Ombre Painted Chevron Curtains from Remodel Aholic:
Make a Chevron Pillow out of striped fabric on Dana Made It:

I sure hope this has inspired you!  Be sure to check out yesterday's little Make Your Own tutorial to make Chevron Paper!

Time to get crafty, people!

1 comment:

Caroline said...

The girls all look gorgeous!

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