I find I am more creative if I don’t get too bogged down with larger projects. I intersperse smaller projects while making those larger time consuming ones. Last year, a lot of those smaller projects landed up being gifts.
My favorite of the projects, were these vintage wood egg cups that I made into pin cushions. I tried a variety of cushion fillers and in the end used felt balls. I used wood glue to glue in the balls to both the wood cups and these swan ceramic cups (its all I had on hand).
After sorting through a boat load of fabric and pulling a destash pile out, I found this Lotta Jansdotter print. I was in desperate need for napkin sized placemats for our Bistro table in our sun room. This fabric was perfect with out color scheme.
Lastly for charity, pillow cases were big last year and so super quick and easy to make. Also used yardage which is great if you want ways to use some fabric up.
I made more pillow cases for my son, friends kids and these neon pink ones for @wasntquiltinaday who is a pink and cat fan. Loved these fabrics by Sarah Golden.
This year, especially during quarantine the small projects have been the life saver. It feels good finishing stuff and then getting to gift it or use it.