|A small taster of some of the made by lolly A/W range|
But what can be done when the owner wants to take a few weeks off?
Well, you ask for help from a range of guest curators... and I have been lucky enough to be asked to be one of them! And in fact, today is the day that my selection goes live on the site!
You can see my selection by clicking here
I used the opportunity to collect together some images that have been inspiring me whilst I have been researching my new collection - and the first elements of the made by lolly A/W 2012 collection can be seen in my online shop (with the full range intended to be available by the end of August!)
As you may have gathered from that last sentence, I have by no means finished the final design process! I am constantly looking for more ideas and inspiration (it is very easy to fall into a rut as there are only so many ways you can fold felt!) and often use the Etsy Treasury facility to create mood boards. I try to keep the selection of items as wide as possible, and often find that the least likely item can spark the most left-field of ideas!
I have just started to use Pinterest on a more regular basis too, but must admit I am quite a novice! But if you're interested, why not check out some of my Etsy Treasury boards, or take a peek at my Pinterest boards?
But where do you go for inspiration?
Do you use Etsy Treasurys? Are you a fan of Pinterest? Do you have a favourite website or craft forum?
I'd love to know what inspires you, and whether you use mood boards in your work - please feel free to share your thoughts below!