October 30, 2014

Inspire Us Thursday, October 30!

Last week was a pretty quiet party. And then my model was down and out with strep throat and in need of much Mommy-nursing, so it was pretty quiet here, too. I'm looking forward to getting back into the sewing/creative groove with some help of your help. Inspire me! Inspire each other! Today, find inspiration by clicking on a project the same color as the one you've linked or are currently working on -- if you made a red Halloween costume this week, find another red project among the links; if you worked in blue, click on something blue. You'll find inspiration looking at creations made in someone else's studio, even if the medium is different than your own.

It's Inspire Us Thursday! Time to show it off, link it up, and click around! Link up your creations in fiber: sewing, cross-stitch, embroidery, knitting, crochet, the fiber of your choice.

Last week's most viewed link: Check out these gorgeous Fabric Bowls from Patchouli Moon Studio! And this doesn't even included the set of Christmas bowls -- there are so many more over there, be sure to click through to see them all!

October 28, 2014

Out Sick, Be Back Soon!

Life happens. Random fevers of moaningness take over. And even our most stylish pajamas can't protect us from strep tests at the doctor's office just before Halloween. See you on the other side!

Ren Murphy writes for The Inspired Wren.

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October 23, 2014

Inspire Us Thursday, October 23!

Time to show it off and link it up! Link up your creations in fiber: sewing, cross-stitch, embroidery, knitting, crochet, the fiber of your choice. It's Inspire Us Thursday!

Today, click on the project just before yours -- that one's pretty easy, but click even if it doesn't look like your cup of tea. Take some time to see what another creator is producing and let them know you visited. If we only fill our creative wells with projects and styles like our own, our wells, and therefore our work, will become stagnant. Time to look around and see what else is out there.

And speaking of filling our creative wells be sure to visit my brand new page on Facebook (me? true!) and in addition to sharing what's happening here on the blog and behind the scenes, I'll be sharing little bits and pieces of inspiration as I find them. It's kind of lonely over there right now, but I'm busy pumping out sewing for Kids Clothes Week anyway.

Last week's most viewed link: Oh my! Click through to see the details of this gorgeous Shawl by Tales from Trish. I love the open lace pattern and the colorway.

October 21, 2014

Couch Craft: Bright Felt Ornament

Since July I've been wanting to try my hand at creating my felt Christmas bauble ornament in bright, non-traditional colors. I started October's couch craft making pumpkins (as yet unfinished), but the itch to get those ornaments out of my head grew too strong to ignore. So this past weekend I sat down in front of the TV with my glue gun and got them out of my head.

Bright Felt Bauble Ornament | The Inspired Wren #christmasornament #feltornament