Hi, I’m Shelby.

Welcome to Octaves of Color. Let me tell you a little bit about myself and this blog.

I am a product designer by trade and a stay at home mom by choice. I live in Ann Arbor, Michigan with my daughter and my husband who is pursuing a PhD in Classics at the University of Michigan. I spend my days playing with my toddler, walking dogs and making a mess of my kitchen. At night, I create things for my home and family while watching my favorite TV shows. I love thrifting, fabric shopping, reading and baking treats.

Octaves of Color is here to inspire you to be creative. I believe the things you surround yourself with should be both beautiful and useful. I strive to provide you with the inspiration and tools to make beautiful items for yourself and those you love. I love learning new skills and using them to make new things. I hope that you will enjoy learning with me!