For this week's creative space I considered giving you a tour through the jumble of half made projects that are currently sitting on and around my sewing table, but I think that will only make me feel bad. It seems these days if I don't start and finish a project in the same sitting, then it gets left behind in the rush to start the new thing.
So I have decided to show you the rubbish bin that sits next to my sewing table instead.
I know, exciting huh!
The truth is though that I give this bin and its contents a lot of creative thought.
How small does a scrap have to be to be unusable? To me? To a smaller creative person?
Broken needles and over locker threads are rubbish for sure, but what about empty cotton spools, selvages and bits of sewing that didn't turn out right?
The other thing is that often I judge what sort of week I've had by how full my rubbish bin is.
I try to empty my bin once a week on a Thursday. If I get to emptying day and there isn't much rubbish in the bin, it probably means I haven't sewn much that week. But if by Thursday the bin is full, then the world must have been kind to me and given me a few sewing opportunities.
And finally, when I'm walking with my bin to the outside bin to empty it of its contents, I like to reminisce over all the different bits of fabric and the projects they became or will hopefully become.
To check out some actual creating head on over to Kirsty's.
And big thanks to Gypsy for the gorgeous background fabric.