'I know. I will cut that cloth up and work with that.'
So far so good, here it is all chopped up and neatly rolled and it does feel much less cruel destroying your own work.
I then cut these strips in two to make them narrower because I planned to have decorative strips running round my imaginary handbag.
Last night I attached these strips to a larger piece of silk with running stitch. Now I do actually like this and part of me thinks it would look good as a handbag with a heavily pleated body with all this heavily embroidered embellishment. But, and there is a big but, I cannot bring myself to get excited about this now. Knowing myself and my warped mind as well as I do I think I know why. Because I was never happy with the original piece (the cloth) my brain is saying it wasn't good enough before so how can it be good enough now you have cut it up?
Does anyone else suffer from these, what I like to think, are artistic brain malfunctions. I'm sure it must happen to you too. The thing is, I still have a hankering for a handbag.......what am I going to do????? I am going to think about it thats what I am going to do. I am also definitely going to make a handbag, how that will look remains to be seen.