But it’s in the middle of Summer here in the Southern hemisphere, I hear you yell! I know, I know… I was actually quite embarrassed about this and was contemplating creating a private board on Pinterest to hide all of this inspiration, but decided against it.
If you’re anything like me inspiration and creativity seems to come in waves and it’s best to jump on it while you can. I have been hit by a bit of a wave recently. The latest area I have been inspired is thinking about and planning Isabelle’s Winter Wardrobe – and inspiration seems to be everywhere I look (both on the interwebs and off.)
I may sound like a weirdo planning my 2 year old’s clothes months advance – but if you take into account that I plan to make a lot of it and I will likely not have much time on my hands come Winter, then that makes it ok, right?
Anyway, enough with the justification – on with the inspiration:
I actually blame my recent discovery of the lovely blog Straightgrain for this sudden onslaught of inspiration… There are tutorials and I just love the colour combinations – sometimes it’s nice to dress your daughter in something other than pink, isn’t it?
I really love grey tights with brightly coloured boots. While Isabelle already is set with a little set of cowboy boots as seen here; I think I’ll splash out (pun intended) on some cheap yet cheerfully coloured gumboots for her.
I’m also tempted to make something like this (also from Straightgrain). I mean who doesn’t want a cattle drive dress? I’d actually quite like one myself.
So after this got all my creative juices flowing, I was then assaulted with another round of inspiration courtesy of a guest post from You and Mie on the I-Candy Homemade site. A free tutorial for the most adorable little coat. (Annnnd it’s reversible).
Is it bad that I kind of want the adorable kid as well?
A pair of hand knitted legwarmers might also be on the cards (free pattern from Smashed Peas and Carrots). After all Isabelle might follow in my ballet shoed footsteps (I danced from about 4-13). I do really love grey on little girls.
I think that is plenty enough to keep me busy for the next few months, as well as a long list of new baby projects! Speaking of which I will likely pop back with a inspiration: the babies room in the next week or so!
Have you discovered any new blogs/ patterns or fabric that have been inspiring you recently?