Inspiration, design, play... put that playlist on shuffle and you get my creative process.  It's often a cycle of trial and error and a constant inquiry of, if i could change anything, what would it be? The designing process is both exciting and completely intimidating since you literally have infinite possibilities.  It is mentally grueling, but the challenge and those little 'A HA' moments make designing one of my favorite aspects of making... but even as I type I think... but I love the 'making', and the 'tools', and the 'product', and the 'wearing'... the bottom line is I'm smitten with all of it!  Don't make me choose! ;)