I haven't had much time to blog lately because besides of all the necessary chores that just have to be done my head is brimming over with inspiration. Mine is coming from many things. Firstly from my garden and flowers of course. This week we've had the first two nights of frost and I have saved the hydrangeas to dry them inside as a long lasting decoration and have also picked my last Eden rose 85 and sweet peas odoratus for a cute little bouquet. Looking at flowers always inspires me, just look at the gorgeous colors of the hydrangeas:
Another thing that inspires me at the moment (must be the season!) is all that glitters and I took a few shots of my desk in my little studio today. When I see that, I dont like to do my housework anymore or even going to work ugh (thank God for weekends!), all I wanna do is sit at my desk and start crafting:
Also papers and patterns are very inspirational to me, like for you too I presume and it always makes me happy when I find some that I like. IKEA have had some really nice pattern papers lately and I got some from House Doctor in my fave shop Rosenrot.
Of course birds and eggs and nests are a great inspiration as well which are also standing for "Mother Nature", the greatest inspiration of all!
and last but not least I get lots of inspiration of other creative blogs like Ulla's, Niki's, Pam's, Delila's, Amy's Inspirico, Designer blogs etc.pp and from creative books and magazines. I've ordered Sally Jean Alexanders book "Pretty little things" a few weeks ago after reading about it being very good on several other creative blogs and was very happy when I finally got it this week :D It is indeed very inspirational! I loved seeing pictures from her gorgeous studio and reading her tips about collage, glass cutting and soldering. She really creates the most delicious and enchanting "pretty little things"! I can only recommend this book to you if you are searching for inspirations. I'd love to just jump into soldering jewelry and other pretty memorabilia after reading her book. Unfortunately I don't have the equipment for it YET and we have noone doing it here in Germany as far as I know. I would love to have a good instructor for my first steps. Ulla wouldn't you mind to fly over here and teach me and of course bring all your soldering equipment too lol ?
The only thing I found very strange in her book were her artificial white finger nails popping out on every instruction step picture. I wouldn't have thought of her as a woman whith such artificial nails, but I think she may have just had them because she wanted her nails to look good in her book.
Another good thing that has happened this week is that my "chocolate swap parcel" for my dear Canadian friend Nature Girl has finally found it's destination after over 5 weeks! Maybe you like to pop over and have a look at the gorgeous pictures she took of the content?