And to celebrate, Kirsty thoughtfully posted us each a very pretty embellishment and asked us to make something with it for today. Being also this month the lucky recipient of Sian's Pass the Book, I've been reading about how to jumpstart creativity with a pinboard of inspiring items - remember pinboards? The precursor to Pinterest? Nope? Oh to be so young! Read on ...
Great idea, I thought. I think I'm ready for this. Unearthing and deconstructing my DD's magnetic board from when she last lived at home eight years ago left me with a white surface (good) and a clutch of pink and grey wooden circles which bore a distinct ressemblance to pieces for a game of draughts (not so good). Then Kirsty's lovely embellie leapt to my gaze smiling and waving "Look at me!" - and with a swoosh of blue paint and a swizzle of ModPodge, a sweet magnet was born ...
So thank-you, Kirsty - I will be making another four in similar colourways, and will be remembering you and being inspired by your own creativity every time I look at them. :)
(Oh, and I will be passing on the Painted Pages book next week, so do pop back if you are interested.).
And, ending with a fanfare, here are some of my favourite moments of Kirsty's; do go and have a browse as you pop back to her here, and so close the blog hop loop.
- Favourite page? This one - keep scrolling down below the photo.
- Favourite line? "I have a love-hate relationship with my Masters, but without the love part." Read the rest of her further degree lament in this post.
- Favourite story? Oh, we're spoilt for choice here. I really enjoyed the cider one. But then there's also the one about the snails ...
Bon, euh, alors, Kirsty ... félicitations et merci pour tout, et je te souhaite une journée - non, une année - merveilleuse. :)
(Please, Miss, did I pass?)