For my birthday my lovely friend Laura bought me a gorgeous plant, plus a kit so I could make my own pot to put it in.

It turns out that I am not very good at making pots:

My wonky, lumpy-bumpy pot

This was actually attempt number two. My first attempt was arguably slightly less wonky and lumpy-bumpy, but unfortunately it got a bit stuck to the kitchen counter, and when I tried to lift it up off the counter, it collapsed and I had to start over.

Once I managed to shut down my perfectionist brain (which actually didn’t take too long – when I’m truly bad at something I find I’m able to shed my perfectionist tendencies pretty quickly) this was lots of fun.

The pot is currently drying out, and I will be painting it soon. I expect I will also be bad at painting it, and I can’t wait.

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