So I haven't blogged for what feels like a very long time. Not only have I been poorly sick but I have been uninspired completely. Until today.... Hooray!!
After unwillingly journeying into Birmingham in an attempt to get the lovely people at Apple to fix my phone (they didn't) I stumbled upon the shop Created in Birmingham. Full of treaures and trinkets from hand printed note pads to jewellery to clothing to original photography...all created by local artists!! Jewellery makers banged against artists manning stands whilst musicians chilled out on the sofas with their guitars. I was grinning by the time I came out...full of the wonders of the shop and dying to take my friend Katie, who I know would have loved it.
I rushed home to Google the shop hoping they were online to pass on the info to others...only to find out that they are closing/moving and no, they do not sell online.
There was a small illustration print about heroes, a purple bangle made of surprisingly thin curving metal and a wooden clock that I had my eye set on. This is when delaying a purchase comes back to bite you in the ass...and I dislike the Apple corporation even more. After my scheduled time to meet with a Genius (who was not a genius clearly as he has no clue what is wrong with my phone and suggested I purchase a new refurbed one for £150) I had to leg it for my train home. Now I feel terrible. I want those things. They would have been more beneficial than the Topshop bag I brought (though it's pretty nice, all grey and ruffled...it's this one but grey).
HOWEVER....more things like this should happen. I urge you to find out more about them at the Created in Birmingham website...and cross your fingers they come back!!