I am not a creative person – I was chucked out of art lessons at school at the age of about 13 because I was SO CRAP, so I think it’s safe to say that artistic endeavours do not come easily to me.
However, this week I have made two things that I’m really rather pleased with, so I thought I’d show them to you.
Firstly, I made an inspiration board, which was one of the things on my 43 things list.
I already had a big magnetic noticeboard in my office so I made a frame around two thirds of it with pink gingham sticky tape and bought 25 round magnets on eBay, which I painted with several different shades of pink nail polish. Then I spent a very happy couple of hours finding inspirational pictures from magazines, holiday brochures and catalogues for it.
I’m so pleased with the finished result, and I love that it can be a constantly fluid and changing graphic reminder of fabulous things.
The second thing I made was inspired by this item from the Not On the High Street catalogue (which is full of gorgeous, but very expensive, things). So rather than spend £40 odd, I made my own, designed and printed on the computer, with a £5 frame, again from eBay.
I’m so pleased with how these two things have turned out, as I can’t remember the last time I actually made something that I was pleased with! Yay!