I have started a few blogs in recent years, but find that inspiration gets lost along the way and the time between postings get longer and longer. However a week ago my wonderful husband gave me a gift, a most wonderful gift of an iPad! Woohoooo. (how spoiled am I!!!!)
Now, I've never even seen one up close and personal before, my only experience of Apple products is an iPod that my daughter claimed as her own. I've had great fun finding my way around, downloading some music and generally getting to know the machine. Then I found the app store. Wow! It's amazing what you can find in there, almost anything you can think of there's an app for. I downloaded a few games (that my daughter has been making great use of!), and then looking through the featured apps I found one called 'Flipboard' and was completely astounded. Here was an app that would do so much to help with the lack of inspiration that I've found in my sewing lately. It takes all of your Blogs, Facebook, Twitter and other accounts you have and puts them all into an easily readable magazine style browser. It was great that I could just enter my log in details and hey presto it would give me the latest postings from all my friends and favourite bloggers.
I've spent hours reading over the weekend and found a completely new inspiration with all the posts I've read.
For the first time, I've read about 'mug rugs' ~ what an amazing use of scraps to make these adorable and useful items.
I've found 'FNSI - Friday Night Sew In' ~ we all have lives and sometimes the time we have to sew runs away with us. I thought this was a great idea to have sewers & quilters from all around the globe having their own private little retreats once a month. I'm definitely going to join in the next one and see what projects I can get through.
I have decided to make a list of things I want to make for myself inbetween making items for craft fairs etc ~
1. Mug Rug
2. Cover for my iPad
3. School bag for my 10 year old daughter
4. Make some new cushions for my lounge
5. Finish off my 2 quilts that I have made the tops for, these need wadding and backing before I can quilt them. (not saying how long these have been WIP's, but they've been folded in the drawer for quite some time)