It is advised to set the presser foot of your sewing machine down when not sewing and put a piece of fabric under the foot. Unfortunately such a piece of fabric has a tendency to disappear, and you always need to find a new one.
I wanted to be nice to my machine and pamper it with a special, decorated presser foot rest! A piece of leather, rat tail satin cord and wooden beads became a presser foot mat that does not disappear as easily as a random piece of fabric.
This piece is in fact quite minimalistic. Should I one day misplace this tiny mat, the next one will be more extravagant!