my mailbox has been bursting with all sorts of glossy catalogs. i've gotten in the habit of immediately sifting through them and gathering the best ones. then i take my time poring over each page (some require a second viewing) and making notes + sketches for inspiration. some pages provide great ideas for how to accessorize a wintery outfit. others show home decor pieces or ornaments that i vow to make myself. and others yet graciously provide me with ideas on furniture placement, or gift wrapping, or holiday adorning.
i feel so accomplished when i come away with clippings and sketches and ideas galore. when i begin a new project that i came up with while inspiration gathering. or when i purchase a great piece on consignment or discount... similar to one i saw in a catalog.
today is a day off for me, and what plans i have. will be heading to the craft store soon to gather materials and begin a few projects. what ideas have you collected for free?