I love writing lists, and finding inspiration. Here is a list of things that makes me feel inspired right now.
Right now iHanna is inspired by
1. Pots and plants
Maria took me to a plant shop called Blomsterlandet and I remembered how much I love greenhouses. The earthy smell and all the different pots and plants. Thin and bulky leafs, tiny and huge flowers, the air of spring and the feeling of growth; wanting to grow something. To sit in the sun.
The visit there made me long for spring. I bought one small flower for my window. It has striped leaves that look like a watermelon. So adorable. I forgot what it is called already.
2. Other people’s Blogs
Right now I’m in love with some blogs that I’ve found (or re-found) recently. Favorite is Nancy’s Something to crow about with all of those beautiful art journal spreads, and Pam Garrison’s blog, showing such pretty images I just want to go live in one of her drawers!
I was very happy to read Cowgirl53’s blog post where my blog is kindly mentioned:
Hanna, at il Bloggo, is a Swedish crafting marvel. Ideas, websites, blogs, it all just flows on her blog. She has a marvelous list of links; I spent a good two hours floating around the web from her list.
Also so inspired by this post where casapinka is painting her pink desk and room! Gaah, I want to paint furniture too!
Latest find: An Irish craftworkers good life and today One Woman’s Cottage life, so pretty!
3. Colourful Photography
These are some of my recent favorites found on Flickr:
Click on the image to see who’s photo and where the rest of their photos are. I don’t usually post other peoples photos in my blog, so this is an exception. I think it looks so beautiful and colourful, so me. If anybody asks me today who I am, I might answer:
– I’m pink bubble gum, hand bound note books with pretty papers, fabric flowers and a owl cup of tea! Who are you, my dear?
4. Stuff in the mail
I got a bunch of magazines from my Studio Friday friend Nancy Bea of the blog Genre cook shop this week! Thank you for these, I love magazines! I also loved the card, it is a print of a painting by Nancy Bea. I also got my first postcard in the Valentine Swap, from Annette in Norway. It is just darling pretty!
Today I also got the very late but very Christmassy zine Erraticus Holiday from Melissa of the garden of pink shadow (what a nice blog name, huh?). Lots of pretty things to be inspired by in the zine.
Also in the mail, but bought by me, was a rosy fabric from Tradera. I’m thinking about hanging it in the bedroom, since it is already sewn into a curtain. I’ve been buying a lot of stuff online, and I’m not finished yet. More fabric on the way and a needle felting kit with lots of pink wool coming from the UK! Hurray! Still wanting to order more creative books from Amazon,
trying to decide which I really would love right now. Ordered a bunch of crafty books, couldn’t wait any longer. They will be here in March according to Amazon.co.uk.
Have a great day!