Oh Lord.... am I going completely crazy or does Kirsty Allsopp have truly TERRIBLE taste? I keep trying to watch her crafting shows but I don't understand her aesthetic at all. It all looks like the kind of thing a 6 year old brings home from an afternoon at school, covered in glitter and featuring every colour under the sun. Of course, every doting mother kindly sticks the "glittery whatever" to the fridge door... but Kirsty ISN'T a toddler and I wonder why this show is on in the evening when the ONLY people who will find her "Inspirational crafting tips" in the least bit revelatory must still be in nappies????
SERIOUSLY, £5 for a plastic gadget that makes Pom-pom creation EASIER.... since when was that rocket science??? WHO can't make pom-poms the apparently labour intensive old fashioned way? Thank the Lord we have Kirsty to tell us that if you coat a ball in glue and dip it in glitter you get... a glittery ball! Hhhhhhmmm, let's see, who wouldn't be able to figure that stuff out for themselves? Oh, that's right, the kind of person who would be happy to wake up on Christmas morning to unwrap a pack of home TIE-DYED gaudy coloured shop bought knickers, that's who!
I have found all her shows so far a bit of an insult to all the incredibly talented and hard working artists and crafters out there who work so damn hard to make truly beautiful things.
PS: If you are thinking what a curmudgeon I must be to watch TV with.... I have had a complete U -turn on Ripper Street, this second series has been so fabulously bonkers that I am now a confirmed fan and will be sad to see it end tonight!