We were chatting on the Mumsnet bloggers forum the other day when the idea of inspiration sources came up. When you dream up a new idea, design or any general crafty lovely where does that initial spark come from? Here’s my litany.
Books, Blogs and magazines
Pretty blardy obvious but not just craft books and mags – I like children’s books, old 40’s annuals, art books, Vogue – a real mix. Blogs give great tutorials and starter ideas – have a look at those on my blogroll if you want.
God bless my iPhone – I snap away all the time. I use the pictures here but I also use them to give me ideas – look, here’s a cushion I spotted in a lovely shop near where I live – gorgeous but killingly expensive. It turned into my Christmas cushion eventually.
Sometimes I need to make something red. Or black. Or green. What can I say, it’s an urge.
By which I mean, things that bother me. Like ‘why cant I knit faster’.
This scarf took ages – but I made it to prove I could. It was before I started my meds and progress was tortuous but that was my catalyst as it were.
Sometimes you just wake up in the middle of the night and ping!!!! I credit synaptic synergies for my tea-tray quilt. I will finish it. Honest.
What floats your boat? Do tell.