This is the best I could manage. The blurs are big snow-clumps.
I was working on a project in the dismal indoor light and hoped to take at least take a good final product photo outside. Then as I finished, I saw that the drizzle was turning to snow. Stepping outside, I could hear it: big chunks of wet snow crashing against the fall leaves. It was so heavy that instead of floating down it was hurling down and splating on the pavement. Sort of cool. Even the birds seemed a little excited: they were trying to find sheltered spots and making a lot of noise, not birdsong, more like birdfuss. Anyway, the outdoor photo shoot is out.
So I had to get a little bit creative and set up a studio on the porch for the newest project:
a gift bag made from scraps.
A lot of my fabric is irreplaceable. Not that because it is ultra-rare and exclusive, but because I buy it at garage sales, or people give me stuff they don't want anymore, or it is discontinued. So I can't go out and buy more. For years this meant that I could barely bring myself to cut into my stash at all, but now it means that I hoard all the leftover bits. I know that I'm not going to be making a postage stamp quilt anytime soon, so for now I am trying to think of projects that use up the odd bits that are too small for most uses.
The strange thing is that I really enjoy working with limitations. Sometimes I come up with good ideas under a deadline or with other constraints. When I'm cooking, an odd collection of ingredients (which could spoil) forces me to invent. With materials like fabric that never "go bad", It can be the challenge of not tossing out the scraps that pushes my creativity.
For full directions go to my how-to section. And let me know how your scrap project turns out.