noun: home; plural noun: homes
the place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a family or household.
After a month spoiling the grandkids and exploring the great state of Texas, it's good to be home! The above definition of home just doesn't explain what a home is for me. Home is where I can really relax, enjoy the fruits of our labor, express my creative side, connect with friends, and count my many blessings. Although I love to go, it's always good to come back home.
And now that I'm home, I've got some catching up to do. Oh yeah, there's the mounds of laundry, etc. to do, but that will eventually get done. What I'm anxious to do is to get back into my sewing room and create! There are just too many projects that I left hanging when we left back in mid-February. So I'm looking forward to sharing some finishes in the near future!
Creating is never far from my mind even though I may be far from my creative space. While we travel, I'm always seeing inspiration for that next project - whether it is a quilting, crafting or decorating project. So today I thought I'd share a few of my creative inspiration finds from our latest travels.
I'm so excited about the vintage hexagon quilt top I found at an estate sale. It is so perfectly hand pieced and has so many beautiful vintage 30's & 40's & 50's prints. I hope to use the fabrics as inspiration as I try to learn to design my own textiles. Eventually, I plan to quilt it and enjoy it's vintage goodness.
Speaking of estate sales, I came home with quite a few yardsticks found at the sales too. I still have plans to make a pull-down design wall using yardsticks as the mounting frame. My hubby is pretty sure people were thinking I was the crazy yardstick lady!
I didn't find a lot this trip at antique shops, but I was excited to score this vintage toy sewing machine and will have fun adding it to my sewing machine décor in my studio.
I couldn't beat the score my daughter found laying along the roadside one day, though. Two vintage typewriters! She hauled them home and the hubby cut the keys off for me. They need cleaned up, but will eventually find their way into some vintage button jewelry. The old adage "One man's junk is another man's treasure" is soooo true!
I picked up this little pig planter because he's just too darn cute. I love his spring-like colors and I'm thinking he would make a cute Easter decoration. Stay tuned for his transformation!
And, of course, I hit up a quilt shop or two! Grandson #1 asked Nana to make him a Batman quilt after his brother received his robot quilt, and Nana couldn't say no! I found the Batman fabric at JoAnn's and picked up some Moda Bella Solids in coordinating colors at a LQS. I've already drawn out my design, but need to finish up some of those other abandoned projects before I start this one.
Where do you find your creative inspiration?