|I actually think it looks better in this pic than it really is.|
My cutting mat has been used and abused for the last two and a half years and is beginning to rebel. It was getting a bit ropey and frankly, starting to cut right through in some places. Look at that black scorch mark on the 12.5" line where I've clearly been very busy! (Kidding - no idea what actually caused that.) The lines I cut on most frequently are starting to grab hold of the fabric and fight back but the mats are pricey, as you know, so I'm not keen to fork out my pennies for a new one just yet.
Then I had a tiny brainwave and on Wednesday I 'made' myself a new mat.
I just turned it upside down so that the top right corner is now my new bottom left cutting corner. A few numbers added by Sharpie marker and bob's your uncle - a perfectly lovely new cutting mat. Check out your own mat, I'll bet the top right corner is in lovely condition compared to the bottom left!
Happy me, nice new cutting surface and all the pennies still in my purse!