Friday, 15 June 2012

From pink to purple

Olivia's pink phase has come and gone.  Pink is now Not The Thing at all.  The 9 year old girls I know are all about purple these days.

Purple, not pink
"My favourite colours - in order"

She asked me to make a purple patchwork cushion for a friend's birthday this weekend.  "My friends are all VERY into purple too," she informed me.  So I did, and while I was making one purple cushion I thought I might as well make two.

Jessica's purple cushion
A birthday cushion for J

Olivia now has a purple cushion on her bed, next to the one I made for her when she was in her pink phase.  "The purple one is closest to the top, because I like purple best," she told me.  I now want to make her cushions in every colour on her list, just so that I can see them arranged - and re-arranged - along the edge of her bed in order of colour preference.

From pink to purple
The pink has been demoted by the purple

9 comments:

  1. My niece went through the exact same progression. She's over purple and in to turquoise now though!

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  2. See, if I made my daughter something lovely like that she would cover it with a layer of litter and dirty socks.

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  3. One of my daughters went through a very long purple phase and even persuaded me to paint her bedroom mauve, which she then decorated with purple handprints one evening. Now of course she detests the colour of her room. Thank goodness she wasn't in her black phase when the room was painted.

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  4. I love the demotion of pink. Maybe soon you can hope for the demotion of purple in the face of more teenage colours like black black and more black.

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  5. Yep, we've seen that happen here too and are now in a turquoise blue phase (just like your niece Ali - it must be a standard growing up type thing). I do like your idea of a batch of rainbow cushions to be ranked according to the current favourite.

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  6. Lol - yes dahling pink is just so last year!!! Gorgeous cushions - are they your own pattern - or do you have a link to the pattern??please :-) x

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  7. I've got a 9yr old into purple too. And gold! Interesting association with the colour brown your daughter has though!

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  8. Orange for my 9 year old currently. xx

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