I have a few friends that drop by my shop and like to smoke, so I made a quick ashtray. If it burns up, I'll make another one, having a lot of these wood scraps around. I enjoy a decent cigar myself, especially one made from the fine woods, Acacia and Ebony!
Sometimes it's good to depart the production for business aspect of woodworking, and just make something for the enjoyment of it, call it the default setting. Furniture making can be very demanding, wood has a mind of it's own, and the constant level of attention and physical effort that is required. Remembering the impetus at the beginnings of a trade helps to give staying power, sometimes referred to as 'first mind'.