Sunday, August 9, 2009

inspiration monday


you know that feeling you get when you've just spent some creative time with your art friends? that feeling of being so totally inspired that you're afraid if you don't write down all of your new creative ideas right now, you'll forget them all?
such was my experience last week when my little niece alyssa asked me to show her how to sew. we decided to make these simple little "dollbears" (actually mine is the simple one on the left, alyssa chose to go all out and make hers really purple and really fabulous!). as we were sewing, we started brainstorming, and before we knew it, tons of ideas were flying around the room faster than ping pong balls at a national table tennis tournament! it was so exciting....and definitely reminded me that two heads are better than one when it comes to recharging your creative batteries!

and speaking of which, can i just tell all of you how much i simply adore you?! your comments, encouragement, and sweet bloggy love mean SO much to me! you are the BEST, and i truly appreciate you!!
xoxxo :)

19 comments:

iva yaneva said...

How old is your niece? Because she has amazing skills! Love the cute dolls you made - absolutely adorable! :)
I know what you mean - I have such moments with my niece, only instead of sewing we draw :) it is just so inspiring!

thank you for your sweet comment on my blog:)
have a lovely day!
xoxo

Cristi-2 If By Sea said...

LOVE those! You girls did a fabulous job on those dolls!

So blessed! said...

Well now, HOW CUTE IS THAT!!!
YOu are so right about 2 heads being better than one. My creative friend and I love to get together and bounce ideas off each other. Amazing how it gets the juices flowing.
Have a blessed day!
Hugs from Texas.

noodle and lou said...

what a talented and CUTE niece you have!!! love these little guys!!

happy week Lori! xox...jenn

Jessica said...

Oh my goodness...my sweet Lori!!! You are so creative and fun. I just love looking at all your crafts.

Miss & love you!!! Give WV a big hug from me:)

Silke said...

Oh, wow, these are so much fun! How old is that talented niece of yours? You must have had so much fun together!!! :) Silke

Debbie / Prairie Emporium said...

Love your bears; you two do great work together.

Lisa Holtzman said...

SO cute. I'm sure Alyssa gets a thrill from seeing her creations on your blog!

Sara said...

My niece and I do a lot of scrapbooking.cardmaking type stuff together! Love the bears! So now, if you could come teach me to sew, that would be great :)

beedeebabee said...

What fun! Those little bear dolls are just ADOREbearBLE!!!! Hugs, :o)

Jane Farr said...

These are absolute cuteness Lori! Every boy and girl should have a relative that nurtures their creativity so!

Martha Lever said...

SO CUTE!!!!!!

WingingIt said...

love the dolls...i get those idea-anxiety moments that i think i will forget my ideas...that is why i get up so early...got to go play!!! thanks for sharing the visit!

Tess said...

Lori, These are adorable. I see your niece caught on to sewing rather quickly. She could make and sell these to her friends. I love both of them. (You could too.)
And thank you for your comment on my blog post about Abby. You are so sweet!!

Sue Krei said...

Lori...these are just too cute!!! I'll have to remember these when my grands come to visit next time. They would love them!! Your niece is very talented and has major potential....have a great day!!

SweetbriarStudio (Christie) said...

What a clever and very fun idea for teaching sewing. I'm dying for someone to want me to teach them to sew. I've always been so thankful that my mom taught me. I've offered plenty, but no takers...yet! Way to go on such a creative project AND for cultivating the creativity in your niece. She will always value that.

Veronica said...

These guys are so cute. Their funny little faces make me laugh. :)

spencer said...

These are awesome!!! I want to make a green bean dude!!

Renee said...

You have a wonderful blog.

Renee xoxo

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