2. What inspires your creativity?
I can't really place it, and it's not always there. It usually stems from the blogs that I get in my Google reader. I subscribe to alot of crafty/diy/fashion blogs (like this, this and this.) and I get inspired to create what I've seen someone else do. It's kind of a 'if they can do that, so can I!' kind of thing. If I come across something that looks like I could really make it, and there's a tutorial (because I'm not to the point yet where I can just figure out how it's made, most of the time), then I usually attempt it. But, I have to be in the right mood, and I really don't know when or why the right mood comes along. When it's there, it's there, and I go for it. Usually you will see a post about it on here. (My next project is this. So excited.)
All that said, I think that God is really the one that inspires me to use my hands to create. I think He's the one that gives me my 'groove' when it's time for a lift. Sewing makes my heart happy, but when I'm upset, it's the last thing I want to do. Sometimes when I'm down, that's when the motivation comes, and it might sound cliche, but I'm pretty sure it's from the Lord. Because it usually revamps me. Reminds me that my life can be productive in a tangible sense; that I can glorify Him by creating something with the gift He gave me. Don't get me wrong, I know being a wife and a mom is very productive. But I'm sure you other crafters understand me here! It's nice to have something to hold in my hands that I've made for someone else (or myself) to use.
Speaking of that, here is the latest project I made. A nighty for Bell. Or a dress. Not sure which, but works for either purpose. I'm in love and I want one for myself. Check it.