The best advice I could give you today is to switch it up occasionally.
I am a devoted artist and love the touch of fabric, but last week I learned to make a mosaic planter out broken tile one day and made a paper mache body for a FAIRY a few days later.
My next door neighbor just put up a 6 ft. wooden fence and all I can think of is how come spring I am going to add some small bushes, hostas, grasses, and some mosaic stepping stones in front of the fence.
Sure- it is months away, but I was getting the learning/technique down for next Spring. First time in a long time I am anticipating a project in spring when winter is just starting.