I bought the red and tan check fabric at Hobby Lobby which was having a 30% off sale. It was just what I wanted for the cabin, but they had only three yards left, which wasn't quite enough. So I punted with some leftovers that just happened to match and instead of a ruffle, I made a straight band.
I think that what is most satisfying about making things is the problem solving that is always required. Working with what you have on hand, fixing a mistake, making adjustments to fit what your particular needs are--that's kind of fun. If it all goes according to pattern, the victory is a bit hollow. Hmmm, does that say more about my personal psychology than it does about art-making?
Next up: I'm learning to work the band saw and the table saw in John's workshop! Yikes! It's big fun. Big, scary fun. I'm going to take a stab at making some simple things and re-vamping some junk store furniture. Can I have my own TV show yet?