Friday, January 9, 2009

Lately Inspirations

In Terms of Sewing...





In Terms of Decorating...







In Terms of Eating...




Eating: My close friend Anna recently moved back from Hungary and she's been staying with us for the past two weeks, and I LOVE IT! I have pictures of us on camera (and a bunch of other things), but can't find the cord to transfer them onto my comp (hopefully my honey will solve it this weekend...he's so tech savvy). Anyway, Anna has radically transformed her diet and she eats gobbs of fresh fruit and veges and drinks tons of water. As a result of being around her so much it has rubbed off on me. This entire week I've been eating mainly all fresh fruit, veges and whole grains (and yes, this includes grapefruit). But the biggest sign and wonder is that I've been drinking at a minimum 64oz of water every day for the past five days and I feel so alive! I know I haven't lost ten pounds in a week or so, but I feel like it (and I think it's because my body is thanking me for treating it so kindly). I hope that I can keep this up!

Decorating: I haven't done much in terms of decorating lately (and I won't mention that my Christmas decor is still fully intact), but I've just been browsing images and gaining inspiration. We may be moving sometime soon and even though moving is one of my top three dreaded experiences, I do look forward to having a clean palette.

Sewing: I haven't sewn a whole lot lately, except for another set of cards (that I forgot to take pictures of before gifting them), but I plan to do fun things with this big bag of vintage buttons my mom gave me. I also plan to restore a quilt that my great grandmother made (and it's absolutely amazing!!!!!!!!). I sewed purple snake skin fabric onto a sweater that I bought at the Salvation Army and I'll post pics once I take them.

Has anything inspired you lately? Do tell...

4 comments:

Christy said...

I would have to say having a piano in m yliving room. I just love to sit at it and fully plan to learn to play this year. Yeess, something other than chop sticks. ;) Loved having you post......I missed you! :)

Jessica said...

I agree with Christy, I missed you too :) Glad you're having fun with your friend Anna. I've been craving fruits and vegges lately too... I think it's after all of my indulgence from the holidays. Right now I'm inspired by several different things :) I'm too lazy to list them, lol.

Shipra Panosian said...

ouch...that fruit and veggie reminder hits home. I'm pregnant and should be eating buckets of fresh produce but can't seem to stomach anything past cheese and crackers (though they are these deeeee-lish flax and sesame ones) and those quick peel nectarines. Gotta do better in this area.

As for what's been inspiring me lately...color! It's been beautiful in Maine with all the snow but I crave color. I went to the fabric store earlier to find some really bright and cheery print to make a camera strap cover from but couldn't find anything that really popped out at me. I did find some lovely bright orange printed paper though and plan to make a cheery bird garland from it.

Shipra Panosian said...

HAD to come back by and leave this link...a collection of wedding photographs that have INSPIRED me to depression (hmmm...think I'm missing the point?) Seriously, these photographers are genius and God willing, one day I'll acheive that caliber of creativity and quality in my photography.
http://junebugweddings.com/fashion-report/default.aspx