I prefer to work with materials I have on hand, often designing the projects around a need to make use of things that would otherwise go to waste.
A Peek In My Studio
Below are some photos of my actual studio space, which functions both as a music studio, and a mixed media studio. Did you notice the "kitty corner"? In there, I can play with polymer clay, work on my website, solder, sculpt, cure, pour, finish, buff, and drill. I do my knitting however, in the passenger seat in the car, the coffee shop, the doctor's waiting room, or wherever I happen to be sitting comfortably. My little projects are portable so I take them with me most places.