Small bits of inspiration

There seems to be a lot going on right now, and at the same time, nothing at all.  Does this ever happen to you?  The work week has been filled with some crazy, hectic, and full days that often start with me climbing on my bike at 5:20 in the morning and not pedaling home until 7 or 8 at night.  Mind you, this isn’t so bad.  Many of the things that happen in the day are quite positive, but the composite week leaves me tired, both physically and mentally.  The  weekend days, on the other hand, are spent trying to recover, sleep in, and muster the energy to do it all over again.  The result?  I’ve been going to bed at ridiculously early times, leaving little time or energy for sewing or much else.  Another side effect?  When people ask me what I’ve been up to, I have nothing remotely interesting to tell them about.

But here are some things that have been urging me on, encouraging me from the sidelines to stay inspired and keep going.  Behold some crafty goodness from the bloglands and elsewhere:

Tree Pillow

1.  I know this has probably made its way around the craft blogworld 3 times over by now, but I love this pillow by Cluck Cluck Sew, and plan to partake in the joy at some point soon.


2. Felt!  I love the sturdiness and warm feel of wool felt and was especially excited to see The Felt Smackdown, where the folks at American Felt and Craft declare that “4 felts will go in, and only one will emerge victorious.”  A systematic look at different wool felts, even going to far to see which does best when set on fire.  It is brilliant.


3.  Speaking of felt, it was felt week last week at True Up (where I became wise to the Felt Smackdown). There are some great tidbits there to take a look at, including the above book – Feltique – that features the gorgeous necklace on the cover that makes me drool.

Pictorial Webster's Page

4.  Pictorial Webster’s: Inspiration to Completion.  Have you seen this insanely awesome video about the making of the old school Pictorial Webster’s Dictionary?  If you like any of the following:  letterpress, bookmaking,  dictionaries, words or pictures of any kind, then it’s settled.  You should watch this video.   We bought a copy of the mass-produced version from Amazon.


5. Jason Mraz. I am obsessed. Especially with this extended album, with all of its delicious acoustic takes of his catchy tunes.

Posted by robyn on November 18th, 2009 under crafts, random

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