Monday, February 15, 2010

Inspiration

To narrow down the inspiration behind Paper and Thread to one blog post was way more difficult than I imagined, but turned out to be a nice break from the evening's corner rounding and invitation assembly. I have Victoria at SF Girl By Day to thank for the brains behind Blog it Forward. Basically each day 9 scheduled bloggers post and link to the next blogger. This time around the topic is "what inspires you".

I feel blessed to be among some very creative minds and encourage you to check out the blogging chain. The previous post was from Papers & Packages and tomorrow's will be Paris Hotel Boutique.

(bathroom image via decorpad)

1...my surroundings. While my bathroom doesn't look anything like that, a girl can dream, right? And why not create some paper goods based on those design elements. Where I live and create also plays into the design process. The bottom image is the view from my studio and where I often find myself looking during design pauses. And of course, my family is the biggest inspiration and most important surrounding.

(images via amazon and Read Simple)
2...magazines. While I do frequently visit wedding and design blogs, there's nothing better than buying a magazine that catches your eye and flipping through real pages. I especially love the way Surfer's Journal uses color on their covers.



(fabrics from Hart's Fabric in Santa Cruz, CA and online)
3...fabric. The colors, the texture, the whimsy...there's really nothing more to say other than when I see fabric it makes me want to use it in creative ways.

10 comments:

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  2. loved reading what inspires you, love your work too

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  3. I couldn't agree more with your number 3. There is something about the colors and the texture of fabric that makes me want to sew. It's hard to walk out of a fabric store without something (even if it's just one of their cheap leftover scraps).

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  4. i'm totally inspired by pretty fabric designs as well!! i love love love amy butler fabrics the best so far but i'm sure i have tons of other designers to discover!!

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  5. I love the invites on the typewritter

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  6. I love fabric too. I'll buy fabric without a clue as to what it will be used for; all I know is I have to have it!!

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  7. LainieDay, LainieDay! I love it! First thing I saw when I clicked in from the mashup. Wow. You are the only person I have seen use it, I used it on my defunct little Etsy shop "Rosina Red Designs." Well then. I like your list, it was short and sweet. I like the variety of magazines you read. :) Have a great night!

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  8. I love fabric {& magazines}, too! What a gorgeous view and very sweet surroundings!

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  9. Playing blog-it-forward catch up! Nice collection of inspirations! Your blog is lovely and I'm glad blog it forward introduced me to it :)

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