There's something I think you all should know about me. It is something that I have always been known to be 'this way inclined.' It is a condition that only I have in my family and amongst most of my friends. And it is simply this...I like to use, look at and have pretty things. 'Ok', I hear you say , 'what's so unusual about that?'
Well, it is the ordinary that I like to be beautiful.
If you are hanging your knickers outside on the washing line for all the world to see - would you rather use boring pegs or this....
...complete with pink roses, to hang all those frilly bits and pieces. So pretty and so utterly me.
And it doesn't stop there! If you need to light your fire, barbecue, candles etc would you rather use a horrid, plastic lighter or these....
...Cath Kidston matches!
I am obsessed with 'personalising' everyday items to make them more pleasurable to use. I cover files, books, folders, box files with floral wallpaper. Everything I use I try to paint or make more beautiful -- and more beautiful with me means with flowers on! I have even contemplated painting my clothes pegs or sticking fabric on to them but realised that I was certainly taking this too far -- and when do I have the time to paint 60 clothes pegs!?
My mobile ringtones are the exact part of my favourite Coldplay tracks -- which filled me with such joy when I realised that I could download real songs onto my phone I was pratically delirious! This means that when my phone rings I almost don't want to answer it but have a good singalong before I do.
Yep, it doesn't take much to make me happy. My next project is to customise our laundry baskets, I think I may paint them too...
Can you paint wicker?