There are projects that I think of and come together in a weekend and there are others that takes months.
My Runway trio for example. The last new piece for last weeks Hatch show. I had an old set of 3 blond kitchen cabinets that I wanted to do use together, but nothing was clicking.
Then- a very clever Etsy-er listed these bundles of colorful vintage buttons. I just liked the way the 3 colors looked together and added them to the supply shelf. It wasn't till months later that I put the 2 together and just knew that the buttons needed to be dresses.
After giving the doors a fresh white coat, I quickly sketched out a rough outline, painted the dress a matching color and just started gluing on the buttons. A little paint by number, a little puzzle constructing, but I achieved what I was hoping.
Now- just needed to give them some personality. Of course they needed different hair dos, but the other parts remained similar. Soft flowy limbs, flirty eyelashes and some ruby red lips.