I Heart Organizing

I really do love organizing. If I could spend ALL day organizing I would…..but I’d bore everyone. We spent the whole weekend cleaning out the house…..getting rid of things we don’t need and organizing closets and cabinets. Lisa walked in this morning and asked where did everything go? Success!

Boo and I cleaned her closet and drawers out.  Then we moved her desk from the playroom into her room.  She was so excited….and spend a few hours organizing her desk drawers.  The horse lamp was mine….my dad brought it back from overseas when I was little:

Graffiti Spraypainted Desk Furniture via lilblueboo.com

 

I attacked the pantry and couldn’t believe how much food was expired.  Now it looks bare: CONTINUE READING

The Lil Journal Project | Day 26

inspiration journal page via lilblueboo.com

I keep pages and pages of things that inspire me.  I even devote entire journals full of inspiration.  Photocopies, quotes, lists, drawings, websites, blogs, heroes and artists……sometimes the pages are all over the place and random. Other times they have specific themes.  Use today to start using your journal to log your inspiration:

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You See It Was Perfect

A little inspiration for today…..

Schopenhauer via lilblueboo.com

 


Click here for some of my favorite past quotes!

 

Your Chronicles: Hair Loss

I’ve been telling my story….now it’s time to tell yours!

These are so inspiring. I love all the smiles.

Thank you for sharing!

 

Meet Nicole!

Inspiration: Meet Nicole via lilblueboo.com

Nicole was recently diagnosed with stage IIIc breast cancer (invasive ductal carcinoma). She is currently in her second round of chemo treatment and is experimenting with many fun ways to cover her bald head! I would say so! Follow her journey here.

Inspiration: Meet Nicole via lilblueboo.com

 

Meet Melissa!

 

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Random Ideas and inspiration

Seriously, sometimes the most random things will spur ideas. This little heart print was inspired by a Burlington Coat Factory commercial (ever seen their logo?). This is why I need to keep a notebook by my bed….so in between Jersey Shore, The Bachelor and Lifetime Movies I can jot things down!

Random Ideas and inspiration via lilblueboo.com
I’ve been printing the hearts on soft cotton interlock for some Valentines skirts and dresses:

Random Ideas and inspiration 2 via lilblueboo.com
Just having fun with it and mixing the hearts into different prints.

Random Ideas and inspiration 3 via lilblueboo.com
Someone emailed me and requested a twirl skirt so here it is:

Random Ideas and inspiration 4 via lilblueboo.com
Can you guess what my other new pattern is?

Random Ideas and inspiration 5 via lilblueboo.com
I’ve had a few St. Patty’s requests too…..so I dyed and screened a few variations of this too (tutorial for dyeing to come soon):

Random Ideas and inspiration 6 via lilblueboo.com

Random Ideas and inspiration 7 via lilblueboo.com

Random Ideas and inspiration 8 via lilblueboo.com

Speaking of random. A friend brought his daughters over last night to play with Sienna while he and my hubby painted something. Checking on the girls I found that they had somehow convinced Sienna to dress up as a Kangaroo….doesn’t she look thrilled?

Random Ideas and inspiration 9 via lilblueboo.com

What is the most random thing that inspired an idea for you?

Question: How Do I Stay Inspired?

Answer: a LOT of work. I find inspiration everywhere, but the hardest part is encountering something at just-the-right-time to spark an idea. So I keep thoughts, clippings, quotes, ribbons, fabric scraps, websites…..anything that will fit…….in a journal or notebook.

Question: How Do I Stay Inspired via lilblueboo.com

I remember this journal page distinctly…. because it marks one of the first times I saw reverse applique used in a really trendy way. I was in a small boutique and I made a bunch of mental notes on some of the clothing I saw. I just write down things that make me say “wow” or that I think are intriguing or that I think could be used in a different way. Also on this page: some magazine clippings of kimono tops, fabric I loved on a Gucci purse, and a sketch of a cute airplane-shaped cracker I recieved for an in-flight snack. There is no rhyme or reason to what goes together on a page.

Question: How Do I Stay Inspired 2 via lilblueboo.com
I love the pages below because they have so many random things going on. Many times I will start a page and then revisit it at a later date filling in blank space. These pages have fabric and jacquard scraps sewn onto the page, there is an idea for a cork board using music sheets, a random halloween sticker, and a diagram on how to do a chain stitch…. not to mention the birds that I added party hats to.

Question: How Do I Stay Inspired 3 via lilblueboo.com
Many times I will just make lists. I’ll brainstorm long lists of things I’m liking at the moment, movies I’ve seen, and stuff I want to check out. There is also a photocopy of a page from a Sabrina Ward Harrison book and a cigar label glued to the page.
Question: How Do I Stay Inspired 4 via lilblueboo.com
So…..if you’re feeling a little “un-inspired”…..you could start compiling things together that will spark your creativity. Or maybe these pages will inspire you?
How do you stay inspired? How do you come up with new ideas? I’d love to hear from you.
Have a great weekend!

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