New Year resolve led to a mega blitz of my work area. On view here is an empty desk surface, but only momentarily bare as it will soon be covered again when creative juices flow.
The need to take a tally and de-clutter has been ongoing for a while but always left midstream when life presents other more important issues on which to focus time and effort. Discovered packed away were far too many projects that were long lost ideas. Some with potential have been kept, but the rest have been passed on; as has a lot of fabric and other handcraft materials.
As a challenge to self the aim is to use what is on hand, to make up ideas that have simmered for too long and not start on something new till the one begun is done. Although only early days managing to keep to this plan. Several new patterns have been created, tested and tweaked with a number of items completed. However, the one that has delighted most resulted from a small scrap of hand dyed felt that was originally intended to become a treasure bird.
The scrap had two stripes, one pink and the other a purple-blue. Not knowing exactly what to make but feeling the felt was too lovely to discard I cut the stripes apart and wondered if it might possibly become a small container.
The container turned into this after many hours of stitching and musing.