I especially loved the quilts by Brooklyn-based textile artist Erin Wilson:
Erin dyes her own fabrics, then makes the small squares one at a time, adding strips of fabric as she goes (without any preset plan) to form each perfectly composed block.
I also fell head-over-heels for Connie Verrusio's jewelry, all made from or inspired by pieces she's found in antique shops and hardware stores. My favorite was a silver cuff bracelet engraved to resemble a dressmaker's tape--a slightly more elegant version of the ring below:
I wonder if wearing it would improve my sewing abilities. With my current project, I need all the help I can get!