The zero-waste mentality can be quite a barrier to creation for me. I don't always "need" + sometimes things don't turn out.
Lately, I've been feeling like my creativity needs some room to breathe. I enjoy the challenge of sewing...the tangible results. So I'm creating...with mixed results. And at this very moment in time, I'm trying not to feel too bad about it. Each "not-quite-right" offers the opportunity for more creativity. :)