07 November 2007


Way back in February, when I started this blog, I had no clue how expansive and incredible this whole crafty blog community was. Seriously, I did not know what I was getting myself into. But in some ways, I'm glad I just dove right in and started my own space here. Without worrying about how it would look, or what I would write about, or how good my crafts are in comparison to all those other talented people out there (which are all thoughts that I would have been trampled by had I really explored before starting this blog, and are ones that I still consider occasionally).

In any case, there have been some blogs that I discovered early on and that I have read pretty religiously since then. I continue to be amazed by the ever growing number of blogs on my google reader list. (By the way, if you don't know about google reader- you need to check it out- it just feeds the addiction really). I try to keep my "inspiring places i like to visit" list updated, so hopefully you'll always be able to see where I'm spending my time. But I just wanted to share with you all some of the more recently discovered blogs that I've been visiting and that have been really inspiring my latest creations and ideas. I'm sure these will not be new to many of you, but you'll enjoy them anyways.

::Swallowfield::amazing drawings that make me feel like I'm in a dreamland
::Montessori By Hand::Megan's sewing patterns and creations are so inspiring, and I just love her style
::Wiksten-Made::I'm trying to figure out how long it will take me to cave in and buy myself one of Jenny's made to order dresses
::Six and a half stitches::beautiful photos, writing, and lovely knitting
::Mayfly::beautiful beautiful birds (and she's just opened a shop, how lucky for us!)
::inspiration boards::need I say more? Reminds me of the blank white wall above my sewing space and how much I need my very own inspiration board. But always good to hear where others find their inspiration!

Where have you been finding your inspiration lately??

Sorry for the lack of photos in this post, but I think you'll find plenty to feast your eyes on if you follow any of these links.


  1. Love the new banner!! I usually read your blog on google reader, so it was nice to stop by the 'real' blog and see such a lovely picture!

  2. thanks jennalou! the photo is from a recent camping trip to attend a friend's wedding in osceola, wi. couldn't have picked a better campsite- right on the st. croix, literally!

    i too forget sometimes to look a people's actual blogs and just read through google reader. it's always such a fun surprise to see what changes they've made when i click through. thanks for stopping by!

  3. Thanks for the mention, and I hope you continue to find inspiration!

  4. Thank you for adding to my Google reader list! I love the new banner and hope you're doing well!

  5. thanks for the mention, and i'm glad you're enjoying the blog! :^)