Tuesday, March 11, 2008

What Color Is That, Anyway?

Leave it to a homeschooling mom to use a box of crayons to help her decide what color names to use...

Because my kids are older, I actually have an intact box of 96 Crayola crayons. Not so when they were younger; back then, the best we could do was a plastic box with a bunch of nekkid crayon stubs.

When listing items on my etsy shop, I usually try to use color words in addition to my photos. Computer screens differ, and I try to err on the side of too much information, rather than too little.

So, I get out the trusty box of crayons and start comparing. Today's color names include spring green and sky blue.

Stay tuned for more colors with unique names...


  1. I like the colors in the white rag. Is it a dishrag?

  2. Yes--I love handmade dishcloths. I love using them and I love making them...

  3. Leave it to Crayola to dream up the most creative color names, love the dishcloths, I need to break down and knit/weave some for myself. I always seem to give all my project to everyone else. What's that old cliche, oh yeah, this is from my cuban mom, in the forger's house wooden knives. Does that make sense in English?


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