so much of my creative output is spent in filling orders - for galleries, craft shops, my own studio/shop. it's hard to set aside time to play with materials and develop new products. craft producers have so many new ideas - our sketchbooks and brains are full of them. it's hard to step away and give yourself permission. yesterday i set aside the morning and figured out an embellishment for my little handknit baby booties. i've had this in mind for over a year. i'm happy with the results of my little "rosebud" and excited that i have a way of adding another colour to the booties.