When I took photography in college (back when dinosaurs ruled the earth, gas was under $2/gal., and cameras actually used FILM), we often had assignments where we had to shoot still life images.
Back then my still lifes were usually of fruit, or kitschy little displays of plates & cups from my dad's kitchen. What I liked about still life images is that they often told a story- it was interesting to see what objects other students would pick, and see how the same objects could be perceived in completely different ways.
Here's my recent 'crafter's still life':
day 33 of 365
black vintage button: from my mother in law's button collection, which was recently gifted to me
yarn: my own handspun; 100% Blue Face Leicester, two ply
minibook: memories from Little Man's first trip to the punkin patch (he was 18mos in that photo). the book is 4inx4in, and bound with ribbon
wooden tray: from a Melissa & Doug wooden farmhouse set that I got for Little Man when he was a wee one
I look at this image and it tells a story- one of a sometimes harried momma to two wonderous boys. A momma who aspires to crafty goodness and sometimes actually makes it!