I began my creative journey writing and illustrating my own storybooks as a little girl, and continued on to overly dramatic poetry as a teenager. I loved making my own dollhouse furniture and accessories, and as I got older my bedroom was my biggest canvas, collaged from wall to wall with my favorite images torn from teenage magazines.
I also dabbled in handcrafting as a child, an embroidery kit here or there, and knew the basics of using a sewing machine. But it wasn't until I became a stay-at-home mom that I really upped my crafting game (and started this blog!). I taught myself how to crochet, knit, and even got reacquainted with the sewing machine, and I hoarded scraps and recyclables like nobody's business. Since then I've become a bit of a Jill-of-all-trades when it comes to crafting, but I especially love creative reuse.
My crafting skills have evolved over the years, but my sources of inspiration have remained pretty constant. Here are 7 ways I find creative inspiration--hopefully they can help you too!