You need to realise that I am not a person who makes things. Ever. I like to cook, but I'm not one of those people who sits in front of the tv with their knitting, surfs the Martha Stewart website, or who handmakes Christmas presents. I do aspire to these things, but my mind is consumed with tidying and decluttering, and until that's finished (which has been an ongoing project for nearly 33 years) I don't think I am going to turn into a big crafter.
What I'm saying is that this simple project may be totally unimpressive to most of you, but I am rather pleased with myself, especially as it took about five minutes to do.
Take one cork board, bought for 50p at Woolworth's closing-down sale.
One wallpaper sample, a few laughs at 30 Rock, and a staple gun later, and I have a new noticeboard.
By the way, one of the photos on my new noticeboard is of a tree with a sign on it, with the following poem:
In your attempt to shelter me
Don't keep me from the light.
I had forgotten about it until I was looking for something to pin on my noticeboard, so it was an added bonus to rediscover it, as I think it makes my top 10 poems. So, sometimes even a small project can be the catalyst for something more.