As a teenager, I experimented with makeup. I looked like a clown or a radish when I tried foundations and blusher, the eye shadows I bought were on a stick and creased in a thick line, lipstick never stayed on, and mascara always joined my eye lashes together. I don’t own any at all now, and haven’t bought any for over twenty years.
Experiments in the kitchen happen a lot of the time, and not making home made bombs!
If something doesn’t quite work out, if it’s sweet, it gets covered in custard and labelled a ‘Di Surprise’.
If it’s savoury, I might be able to disguise it with pastry or rice and a sauce. Nothing is wasted. Cooking stuffing balls in the frying pan works!
I experiment with cards all the time and still remember the dreadlocked snowman I sent to my Mum when I first started making them and how she laughed when his hair fell off when she opened the envelope! It was truly gross, but everyone had a laugh and I was certainly not offended! I never used tinselly bits again and now extra careful with the thickness of some of them as it costs more in postage.