I might not have enough time, money, or energy, but inspiration I've got plenty of. Maybe you can tell my brain to stop keeping me awake at night with various ideas. Or maybe I should just stop visiting some of my top 5 sources of inspiration. Yeah right, you'll have to pry my iPad out of my cold dead hands.
2. Instagram - I'm married to a semi-Luddite. If a technology is not related to watching movies/TV then he doesn't see the point to it. I really wanted to be on instagram ages ago, but lacked any sort of device to run the app. Then my lovely sister gifted me an iPad and now I'm on there alllll the time. I love seeing process shots, people's fabric purchases, finished garment pics. It's pretty much my twitter feed distilled into pictures and I Love It Like My Own Child.
3. Kollabora - Confession, I'm not the best about regularly checking any sewing websites. But when I do get in the mood to do a little random browsing then Kollabora is where I go first. Their project search is easy to use and I like the large thumbnails. Often I just browse over the new projects posted to catch garments from bloggers I might not know about.
4. Pinterest - I'm not a master pinner or anything, but if I want to see a bunch of RTW inspiration then pinterest is the first place to go. Motorcycle jacket inspiration? Just do a search. I also love having a place to store all the random garments that I'd like to knock off. Instant eye candy when ever I'm at a loss of what to sew next.
5. Independent Pattern Designers - Thank God for independent pattern designers people, without them I would so bored. I don't think of myself as a pattern snob, but this year the Big 4's new offerings have left me cold. Even my favorite Simplicity Project Runway patterns have been a bust. On the flip side I have enough unsewn independent patterns to last me well into next year. Bless you intrepid entrepreneurs for giving me fashionable patterns so I don't have to draft my own. I'm too lazy to do so anyway.