- Take it outside. Often, when I get out in nature, the mundane cares of the day melt away. This frees my brain to think up some creative ideas for sewing and crafting. Lots of times I'll bring my camera and get some great nature shots to bring some of the inspiration back home.
- Hit the books. The local library, the used bookstore and traditional retailers all have tons of creative books. Sewing books, crafting books, photography books. You name it, it's out there on the shelves. Often I can re-inspire myself after a few minutes in the company of the "experts".
- The tough go shopping. I am an advocate of simple living, making things with cast-offs and improving the world around me. However, sometimes a trip to a big box craft supplier will kick-start my brain. I don't have to buy much, if anything. Yesterday, I went to the Big City on another errand and I stopped into one of these "super stores". I came away with about six new ideas for projects!
- Surf's up! If you're like me, you subscribe to about a million different craft and sewing blogs. But, like me, you probably don't always have time to really read them. Surf a few of your favorites to get some great ideas. Or, do some one stop surfing at Pinterest -how pinteresting!
- Switch it up. If your primary artistic medium is fiber, try some jewelry making. If you work in paper, try a project in cloth or wood. If you paint, go for some embroidery or felting or maybe some decoupage. The point here is to try something completely different, outside your tried and true skillset. You may just find a new love while rebooting your imagination for the old one!
I hope these little ideas help you as much as they do me! Thanks for stopping by and reading. Please comment with your ideas for breaking a slump, I always love to hear from you!