When I feel stressed, I like to make things. Recently I’ve been making sharpie mugs, which is when you take a mug and write on it with permanent marker (oil-based is best) and bake it in the over for 45 minutes and then what you have written STAYS put on the mug. I got the idea from my friend Ciara, who is clever and fancy and made of win. I made ones with the first and last sentences of my book written on for my book launch. We raffled off a box of fine things I had crafted and books I like and stamps and things. It was pretty fun. I think I like making things when I’m busy because the part of my brain that likes to write is too tired to do it properly.
But, on the plus side, new book is out and there was a a launch, and I had to be in photos and I feel awkward in photos so I do ridiculous shapes with my arms and it’s all a bit of a mess. This is me, at the launch. It was party-themed so there was special bunting and fizzy orange and loads of childhood sweets and crisps, like burger bites and candy necklaces. It was a lovely evening and I was very grateful to all the people who could have been eating ice-cream in the sunshine but instead chose to hang out in a basement.
So, I have some questions for the readers of g<3b,
1. Do you like to make things? And if so, what sort of things?
2. What were your favourite childhood treats? (I loved Big Time bars and Monster Munch. NOM.)