Friday, September 16, 2011

Inspiration Board

Recently I was looking at one of my favourite blogs, Red Velvet and I came across this post about "staying inspired".

I love to do crafty stuff and create all kinds of things, but I have to admit, staying inspired is something I do struggle with.

I am one of those people that has about a squillion ideas floating around my head, but I find having the time/motivation to put these ideas into action really difficult. I also have an amazing but at time stressful job. I do LOVE my job and I know I am so fortunate, but at times it takes nearly everything out of me and I feel like I've nothing left over to create.

One of the ideas for staying inspired it the post was to create an inspiration board - I have been wanting to make an inspiration board for a while - so the article was the kick up the butt I needed to finally create one.
I decided that I wanted to pimp my board out a little - so I glued a whole bunch of stuff to the edges. Most of it just bits and pieces I had lying about. Seen as I am focussing on sewing at the moment - I decided to pin up these snaps and needles. The flower cameo is from my friend Meg and the little skulls are from my friend Vany. I received these wooden initials in a craft swap AGES ago and I had no idea what to do with them! The inspiration Board seemed like a good place for them. I bought this pattern at an op shop last weekend, its the next frock I intend to make. Right after I add a zip and hem my first one. It's so close to being finished! My friends Sue and Conor sent me all kinds of Kawaii cute for my birthday this year and it was wrapped in this amazing paper. I just can't bring myself to throw this paper away - but I'm not exactly sure what I want to do with it either. So much cute! Finally - yes a fan! It's from my friends Lisa and Aaris in Taipei - they sent Rich and I a whole bunch of Amoeba Music stuff from California last time there were home. I love the design!


Julia said...

An inspiration board is a great idea!
I'm the same, I have a list of things I want to do but hardly ever get around to doing any of it!

P.s I want to see your new yellow shoes & cardi xo

Wait Until The Sunset said...

oh my goodness what a great idea!!! I LOVE IT!!!

Vix said...

What an excellent idea, I think I need to try that out to stay motivated.
Loving the Amoeba Music decal.
Have a lovely weekend. x

Kendy P said...

whenever we are in SF on Haight - we go to Amoeba!

cb said...

I totally understandwhat you mean, i have a millions ideas but never enough time. I wish i could be creative 24/7 and get paid to do it! Someday!!

Trees said...

@ Julia - Maybe I will have to include those yellow shoes and cardy in next weeks outfit post.

@ Wait until Sunset - Glad you like the idea, super simple to make:)

@ Vix - you should make one, its also a good place to put all those little things you can't throw away for some reason.

@ missmuffcake - Our friends from California have told us SO MUCH about Amoeba! I really hope I can visit one of their stores sometime.

@Cb - Getting paid to be creative - such a beautiful dream!

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happy weekend.

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

Great post! =)