I took a few days off from making baskets. I have bags and bins of fabric. But I was getting no inspiration. So I went to Jo Ann's fabric. I know. I KNOW! I have no business going there. But I did. I went to my supplier.
I was walking past the batik section. I really like working with batiks. Nothing caught my eye. Later I went past the same shelf, but going in a different direction. It is strange how looking at something from a different perspective changes your perception. I pulled out one I liked. Then I found another that went with the first. INSPIRATION!
I pulled another three bolts of fabric and eagerly waited my turn at the cutting table. Then drove home and started cutting.
This one is from the two batiks. I thought the teals went well with this silver arrow and turquoise bead decoration.
Next I am going to work with this midnight blue universe fabric with pops of yellow stars. Even before I start o. a basket, I start thinking about what embellishment I might want to use. I like these silver charms. But the beads of different colored stones is also a possibility.
The large gold heart locket works nicely with the yellow stars. I guess I will have to wait and see what I feel like when I finish the basket. That is part of the fun, trying to make all the elements work together.