I wish I knew the reason that creativity comes and goes. Mostly mine has been gone lately, though I had a sustained inspiration when I saw a southwest/cabin décor throw on the back of a couch in a high-end tourist shop. It just so happened that my next stop was to a craft supply/mountain man hangout type of store (so cool) and I saw this small deer hide that just screamed expensive throw 😊 so home it came.
I pondered several weeks about a design, finding more inspiration and ideas in quilt patterns I like and also the self-imposed need to use up some of my current supplies.
I played around with squares and beads and folded leather. I measured and thought and measured several times more. Hard to determine the center on an asymmetrical hide but away I went and started cutting.
Mostly I was pleased at my stick-to-itiveness. I worked on this for over a month and only put it away once. I also don’t seem to have a long attention span these days, but I didn’t get bored with it once. Good for me! 😀
I’m pleased with the result. It’s simple and totally usable with a comfy fleece backing. I can compete with high-end tourist décor any day…well, any day my creative juices are flowing 😉