I'm not sure what it is, but every autumn I get a little burst of creativity.
It's weird, because I'm not really that creative- I was dreadful at art in school. Yes, I can bake, but I don't tend to make up strange new combinations, and I'm certainly not one of those people who can make incredible fondant decorations- I mean, look at what an ex-colleague made - aren't they exceptional?! I couldn't dream of doing something like that. These cups were the most creative thing I'd done in a long time.
For the past couple of winters, I've been hand sewing a quilt- which makes me sound like an eighty-year-old, yes- and I'm starting to get to the end of it. Last night, I finally finished all of the patchwork panels, and I'm so pleased about it. Now I just need to work out how to order them, sew them together, and then work out the whole padding and backing thing. (Fortunately my brother's girlfriend is seriously good at this whole sewing malarky, and has promised to help me with this next bit).
|Working out which order to put them in is rather stressful...|
But now that I'm nearly finished with this, I'm looking for a new project. I've given my mum one- she's an amazing knitter, and is currently making me a Christmas jumper- but I'm not a particularly good knitter. And when I was in Cardiff at the weekend, my friend M showed us the beautiful job she'd done of painting some furniture- so I'm definitely thinking about giving something like that a go.
On a related-but-not-really note, I also love cool wrapping ideas. Aren't these gorgeous?
Are you creative? If so, send some of your creativity in my direction. I promise I'll put it to good use!
|I think even I could manage something like this. From here|
I'm getting so many ideas of things to do from Pinterest though. Given that the C word is coming up, I'm thinking of making something kind of festive... possibly some sort of wreath, or decorations? I'm not sure...
|Isn't this amazing? From here|
|Dying to make these... From here|