Friday, November 5, 2010

Things That Inspire Me This Week

I feel like my brain is overloaded with information this week, but I feel good about this because some of the information is infinitely pleasing. Have a look at what has been inspiring me this week!
I'm still eyeing the fabulous patchwork projects by Pink Penguin, and she made this super adorable pincushion. It sold instantaneously in her shop and, if you can believe it, her shop is completely empty right now. I'm so envious of her ability to sell products, but even more envious of the person that snatched up this pincushion. As soon as I get a hold of some cherry fabric and awesome Heather Ross gnome fabric, I'm making a pincushion JUST LIKE THIS!!! Actually, I say that about everything she makes, lol.

I have a fabric scrap pack arriving soon, so you can bet that I'll be scouring it for any sign of bits and pieces that I'll be able to make into a log cabin patchwork pincushion. I spent a good amount of time last night watching YouTube tutorials on how to create log cabin patchwork. I love the look of the log cabin patchwork design.
I also came across the amazing work of Laurrain Yuyama of Patchwork Pottery. She's an amazing artist. She made that quilted pillow out of a drawing that her little daughter's best friend made. I think that is so sweet and thoughtful. This pillow was then given to the little girl for Christmas. If I ever had a little child and they drew a picture that I loved, I would hope that I could immortalize their artwork into something breath-taking like this too.
So, devoid of the time to make such lovely things myself, I did what little I could... I made piles of coloured paper butterflies. Fluttering en masse all over my desk, they bring a little light into my life.

I also stopped by the local thrift shop and filled my eyes with all the different kinds of new and vintage fabrics. It's a very different thing to look at a shop and to only view each item of clothing as a potential fabric source. Suddenly, the most hideous dress becomes a treasure trove of the most ideal fabric. I carried one little children's shirt around the shop with me for a period of time before I finally set it back down. It had the most perfect floral print on it, "but if I just have a little patience," I told myself, the real fabric stash will be arriving shortly. I can hardly wait!!!


Lala's Pequenos said...

What a lot of work! I wish I had time to quilt. Those butterflies are so lovely!

Mari said...

Love that sailing patchwork pillow and the thoughts behind it...Definitely an inspiring idea.
Just dropping in from Etsy to say Hello and spread some happiness.

adding myself to your followers list. Drop on over to mine if you have the time...we've got cupcakes...well sometimes...cause sometimes I eat them all!

NJoy Event Planning said...

I love those pillows!

La Alicia said...

awww, the gnome pillow! I'm crushing on it! said...

I'll be over for cupcakes ASAP, Mari! Leave me some!!! said...

Yes, that gnome pillow/pincushion is so darn adorable. *I want*

Thanks for stopping by!