I’m really excited to be participating in a really amazing blogging event called, “Blog it Forward“. Organized by the inspirational Victoria of sfgirlbybay, 300 bloggers are creating a virtual chain linking back and forth to the blogger that posted before them and the blogger that posts after them. Just the organization of this is a huge feat, so a huge thanks to Victoria for spearheading it. Yesterday ‘make*happy‘ posted her inspirations and tomorrow you can check out ‘Making it Lovely‘ for her inspirations. All the participating blogs are listed here, it’s been a great way to discover some new hidden gems out there.
If you’re new to ‘make something’, welcome! It’s so nice to have you here. My name is Karyn and it’s true, I really love to make things. Quite a lot of my blog focuses on sharing all the different projects I work on. There are tons of dresses, some quilts and lots of photos of it all. I also own a little fabric shop and sewing school called ‘the workroom‘ in Toronto.
I really feel like I am inspired by everything. My eye is constantly picking up little details, textures and colour combinations. I try to capture as much of it as possible with my camera.
Firstly, there’s no question that I’m inspired by fabric. Owning a fabric shop is like a dream, as I am constantly shopping for fabric for the shop. I just love looking at a bolt of fabric and envisioning what I will turn it into.
Especially right now, when it’s the tail end of winter, nature is a huge inspiration. Looking at photos of lush green plants, pretty flowers and tiny mushrooms makes me so happy. Spring, I can’t wait until you’re officially here!
In comparison, I also find the city landscape full of wonderful textures and colour palettes.
The way the light changes throughout the day and even the year fascinates me. I love the way a shadow is so fleeting and dramatic.
Lastly, I love blurry photos. Twist your lens out of focus and suddenly a photo looks more like an abstract painting and all the colours bleed into each other.