Sunday, March 04, 2007

What Inspires or Inspired You To Craft or Create?

The other day I posted an article on my "Linda's Blog" blog about the picture of the Colonial Women that inspired one of my crafting friends, Renae, from Colonial Primitive Peddlers.

Well, that got me to thinking about crafters and crafting inspirations. I was inspired for the fashions on the Victorian Era by something my Grandmother did. When I was a very young girl she gave me a very old print of Godey’s Fashions for August 1870 that belonged to my great, great aunt Flossie. I was captivated by the dresses and from that moment on I was hooked. In fact, sometimes I think I was born in the wrong era. From that moment I wanted to make beautiful Victorian dolls and create my own Victorian doll patterns.

I have also loved dolls, sewing, floral arrangements, genealogy, history and crafts since I was a little girl. I was always making or sewing something and always wanted to design my own dolls. My mother and her best friend inspired me to sew and taught me how to. In fact, I come from a family of sewers. My mom does, my sister does, all my sister's in-law do, my aunt did, my grandmother did, and my nieces do. All of the women in our family sew. All the members of our family either sew or craft to one degree or another - even the men! And, I think we all inspire each other by loving everything we all create.

In any event, that got me to thinking about inspiration, especially crafting inspiration, and thought it might be fun to ask all of you "What Inspires or Inspired You To Craft or Create?" Was it a picture, was it a person, was it an urge, and event, a dream, a teacher, what....?? I thought it would be fun for all of you to tell me and then I would post it on my "Linda's Blog."

What do you think? Won't that be fun?

So, please tell me what inspires you or inspired you to craft or create? You can either comment on this article in my "Linda's Blog"  blog or send me an email.

I hope to hear from all of you!

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