I saw this studded tee (on alloy.com) and like the creative pattern of the studs. Then I started thinking about the fun embellishments I could do.
Also on alloy.com but no longer available, I found this "simple" hobo bag with wooden beads on the handles. These bags are very similar to a pattern in my learn to sew book!
And, finally, my favorite inspiration:
Lulu! my puppy. Actually my inspiration is this homemade collar that I ordered from Etsy. I really like the fabric and it looks good on her. Lulu! has a bald spot on her neck/chest and the vet recommended that she not wear a nylon collar. If I could learn to make these fabric collars she would have on for everyday of the week (or month).