Art for Art's Sake - a post from Muse of the Morning


This time of year everyone is choosing a word to define and guide the upcoming year. It’s a cool idea, but I’m going to need more than one word. In pretty much all my making, I’ve focused on creating beautiful useful items. The few times I’ve made something that wasn’t strictly useful, I’ve felt guilty […]

Creativity: Imagination + Action

I want to share a bunch of ideas about how to be more creative, but before I do that, let’s get a good understanding of what creativity actually is. I would say that most people’s idea of creativity generally matches this definition: “the use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of […]

Weekend Inspiration Round-Up: Botanical Embroideries from Muse of the Morning

Weekend Inspiration: Botanical Embroideries

Is anyone dreaming of spring yet? I was really inspired by my most recent post about Herbal Studies to look up some beautiful plant inspired embroideries. Here are some beautiful botanical embroideries to inspire you. Some of these are pretty intricate- if you start now, you might be able to finish by spring!! 1. botanical […]

Weekend Inspiration: Embroidered Hearts with Muse of the Morning

Weekend Inspiration: Embroidered Hearts

I’m going to let the hearts speak for themselves today. I love this compilation image, with all the sweet hearts!! Have fun, and be inspired this weekend! 1. Love Quilted Pillow from Quilt World 2. Embroidering Hearts from Imogen Eve 3. Embroidered Heart from TAFA List 4. Crafty Time Wasting from The Pea Pod 5. […]

Weekend Inspiration: All Dragons All Over the Web - on Muse of the Morning

Weekend Inspiration: Dragons

We love Dragons A LOT in our house. Sure, unicorns and pegasi are wonderful, gnomes, fairies and trolls are great, but dragons are where it’s at for geeky Daddy and the kiddos!! We love them in all shapes and sizes. Here’s some inspiration for you fill your house with some stuffed, embroidered or cross stitched […]