One area of me that has lain pretty much dormant in recent years is my creativity. Sure, I write, make up songs with the kids, get creative in the kitchen etc, but I really need to be making things.
So I saw a gorgeous painting of Dumbledore on a blog, and wanted it for myself, and decided to paint it myself. The canvas cost 5.99, and we already had the acrylics and brushes. It isn't finished yet, but I just loved the very act of painting it.
I'm such a perfectionist I rarely draw or paint as they rarely turn out how I want, but I'm pretty happy with this, and I don't really care!
I am going to keep my eye out for a gaudy old gold frame for it, and hang him in the hall.
Next will be paper craft, I adore making cards, origami and little trinkets, I'll show you my stuff as I do it.
Recently I was sent some teething jewellery to review, made by a creative Dublin mama, it's silicone so kids can bite down on it, and not be wrecking your good stuff!
I think it would make lovely gifts for new mamas, and there's a great range of colours and styles. Her website is here.
How does your creativity shine?