My list of online inspiration gets longer each day. See for yourself here. Some of these bloggers have published books which I have devoured! It’s nice to keep up-to-date on their creative careers via their blogs & Instagram. Every time I come across a new blog that I love I feel like this is exactly where I belong, what I needed to be doing. It’s my space. I can relate to the authors. It’s really a great company to be in. I have to warn you, there is an endless list of people both in the US and elsewhere that blog in English, love crafting, take some really awesome pictures & have the cutest children to sew for. It’s kind of addictive. And VERY time consuming. I am afraid with temps finally – F I N A L L Y – creeping up into humanly endurable digits I won’t have as much time to read as I’ve had.
I know my toddler will appreciate catching up on some outdoor time and so will my older two who are ‘stuck’ at school all day …
I can’t complain though. I have had enough reading time since November. Having said that, I think this was the longest winter I’ve experienced ever since I’ve lived in the US. Even the 2 winters back in 2003 & 2004 that my husband and I lived in Texas weren’t as long and cold… California had me spoiled there for about 7 years! I remember taken the most beautiful beach pictures around Christmas time in Southern Cal…
Like this one taken on Christmas Day in 2011.
And how about this shot taken a few days before Christmas in 2010?
So bright & warm … Ahhh, those were the days.
Oh well, as I said, I caught up on LOTS & LOTS of reading. See, I am looking at the bright side here – the other bright side :-). It feels so good to get inspired by a great book or blog. It a refuge but at the same time a nice way to feel connected to people that I would otherwise not have a chance to meet.
I’d like to compile a list of all my sewing books soon and post them here.
If you are looking for some inspiration and love fabric & sewing, a good way to start is by checking out American designers such as Amy Butler & Anna Maria Horner, Heather Ross. Also Liesl Gibson from Oliver + S is awesome. They all have books, fabric & blogs. Especially on the Oliver + S blog you can find links and mentions of some of the current blogger moms who sew for their children. For me these designers were like a gateway into the blogosphere of crafting. I hope you find inspiration here. I’d love to know what you are reading.