Its actually been a few weeks since I put these up but well, last month was a washout for blog posts. I have been working on some more hearts which I am hoping won’t be too far behind.
They are just a couple of fun signs I have mosaiced using glass tiles. Like everything else in my shop 15% goes to Macmillan.
I had a lot of fun with these, I really do like making plaques.
I know I am a day late with this one but hubby has been home for the week and I have been spending as much time as I could with him. last night I finally had a night that wasn’t really bad so I am hoping that this awful spell is passing. I am in the process of interviewing doctors (yes thats right after how bad I have been treated I wish to find someone good) so fingers crossed for me that I will find someone soon!
Obviously it has been Easter this week, I hope you have all had a good time, we don’t really celebrate but we did make sure we had a little egg and a nice dinner
Hubby had his last gig this week too, he has been a freelance sound engineer for a few years now but with looking after me, studying for a maths degree as well as full time work he just doesnt have the time any more. It was a little bit sad for us both as he has loved doing it but I know he will go back to it one day.
So what else have I done? Lots of creativity again, cross stitch, crochet and a mosaic heart I am pretty pleased with I want to get that in the shop soon. I will be doing more like this as well. I have finally joined instagram, I have avoided it for a long time but now I wish I hadn’t as I have been welcomed so wonderfully and it has really encouraged me to find the small things during the day I wish to record and remember. So all in all a good week! Of course I have felt rough and was unable to see my family over Easter but lets focus on the good stuff and the little achievements I have managed
This is the week of 27th of March to the 2nd of April as ever, hover over each pic to see what they are.
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Heres to an even better week ahead!
Hugs to all!!
I think this week shall always be known as cross stitch week! It has been a rough week (surprise) but cross stitch has really been amazing to take my mind of it. It is very similar to crochet for me with the rhythmic way I move the needle, I don’t need to think too much.
The Card was the project from Cross Stitcher mag and The Avengers one is done from a pattern by Wee Little Stitches though the hulk wasn’t on there so I did the Hulk myself as he is hubbys fav
I did have a little break to have a play with some clay and glass gems, this is for an idea I have had a while but I have yet to be well enough to have a proper go at it.
Please forgive the darkness of some of the photos, its been a very dark and snowy week – another reason why cross stitch has been perfect for this week.
This is week 20th to the 26th of March
I had so many blog posts planned for this month and none of them have happened, I am sorry for that. I am still suffering the bad spell that started in week 8, the nights are still pretty bad, well have got worse actually.
This week making has really saved me, I have turned to something that has helped me a lot in the past and that is cross-stitch, hubby bought me a couple of magazines and one of them had a fab free gift that I made up. I am loving how cross-stitch has taken off in recent years and all the lovely fresh and new patterns that are about now, when I first started 10 years ago, I have to admit I struggled to find patterns that inspired me but now they are everywhere!
Not sure when this will pass or when I will be able to write those posts I have been meaning to share for so long, just, as ever, taking it one day at a time.
This is the 13th to the 19th of March
Not much to say this week, I will let you go over the photos and find out for yourself.
This is the 6th to the 12th of March
February became a month of visual journaling.
I really wanted to get back to the nitty gritty. Because of recent events I knew I needed to get back to what was working in the beginning, not worrying about the final outcome. So I literally grabbed what I could around me, I haven’t been able to get into my craft space so I am back on the sofa. This meant easy simple supplies, pens, pencils, tape and collage (magazines and junk mail) The work and the process is what is important.
This is what happened:
I also started practising drawing the figure, even though I am officially on a break from uni, I really wanted to try and keep a bit of drawing practise going. Unfortunately This only lasted a couple of weeks, until the bad spell came on, hopefully I can back to doing some more in depth creativity soon!!
Today I have been forced to have a duvet day as some workmen woke me up at half 7 working literally a foot from my window up a ladder, I could’ve leaned out the window myself to do it. So, I am sure you can imagine being woken by that noise that went on until dinner time for someone with heightened sensitivity to noise has meant a duvet day.
But today I am very grateful I decided to keep doing 1 thing a day as looking back on this week I can see that I have done really well despite still feeling very dizzy and still having rough nights.
I have managed 2 10 min walks! To finally list some more items in my shop ( I will do a proper update soon) and I have done some creative things like sketching and making some envelopes
Ive had some great post this week too, some nice teabags, a journaling booklet and i got some new shoes!
So as I sit here under my duvet with my kitty cat watching funny shows I sit here knowing I have done my very best this week and I deserve this rest!
So I don’t have much to show for last week. It started out me feeling a little off, then I went into full migraine mode, I am on about day 6 now and I think it’s getting better, though last night I was up until about 4 o clock in pain plus I’ve had auras every night which is how I know it’s ongoing. If I am honest though, I would rather the pain and the auras I get than lying there scared with everything spinning around me, the bed lurching for hours on end. My poor hubby has had to sit up with me and try to help keep me calm a few times this week. There has also been another funeral this week that I couldn’t attend. So all in all a tough one.
I was going to stop doing this, I felt maybe I had left it too long, but I received a lovely comment on my last post saying don’t give up (thank you). So I am getting back on the horse, so to speak.
I have spent most of the week, when I have been awake and lucid enough, drinking cuppas and watching films and shows, we have both just discovered Sons Of Anarchy (I know late to the party) which we are enjoying. I have loved motorbikes my whole life, I had posters up of them in my bedroom as a teenager and before I became ill we would enjoy going to biker festivals and pubs. I hold on to the dream that one day I will get that back and maybe even own my own bike and not fall off it! You gotta dream haven’t you..
I also received some lovely mail yesterday, I love the idea of mail art and saw a zine from Tanglecrafts about it and about artistamps, which I recieved yesterday and got very inspired. I am considering joining the lovely Miss Beatrix (Anna’s) post circle, I don’t know, I will see if I feel up to making the commitment. It would be nice to make some connections with people through the post, like the good old days
These are the photos I managed to take thisa week and this is the week of 20th to the 27th of February.
Thanks for being there guys. We all have our own struggles in life, our own painful experiences and trials to overcome. We can all feel lonely in our journeys and like no one understands but there is always someone who does. Sometimes we feel like we have to do something to help but all it takes is letting someone know you are in their thoughts. We all need to know that we matter and you all matter to me. I am so grateful for everyone who has visited me over the years, reached out and let me know I am not alone.
Last week was a good week, I managed 2 walks! I counted the last one as 2 days as it took a lot out of me and so I didn’t do anything else. I have received a lot of love and support on twitter this week and I am so very grateful. It helps spur me on knowing I have so many of you behind me. I also managed some cleaning that week, which is huge, poor hubs usually has to do it but I really wanted to him the night off on valentines day, seeing his face made it all worth it.
This is the week of the 13th to the 19th of Feb.
I am feeling out of sorts now and having to take lots of time to rest so I may be a bit quiet for a bit. I will try to keep documenting my 1 thing a day though, I just dont want to get boring. It does help me to see the things I do achieve as I do spend the rest of the time having to sit still, it’s nice to have a record of the things I have managed in spite of that
Big Hugs to everyone x
So this is week 6! I am quite pleased that I am still doing this, it has been really interesting to see the different things I do actually do, whether it’s just resting or something more creative. It is motivating me a little too to do something, even though I struggle to move much.
I am not very happy with the quality of some of the photos but I do have to take some at night and I am struggling to get a decent quality pic with my phone I am wondering if I should move over to my normal camera. Does anyone have an recommendations of some editing software I can use. One that uses filters with normal camera pics?
Anyway – highlights of the week – walking to the post box one street over. You can’t see in the photo but to the right there is a field full of horses, it is lovely to live somewhere so peaceful. Also a friend came to see me for an hour on Monday, so a busy week for me! The rest of the week I managed about 10/20 mins a day of something creative (except the resting days) which I am very pleased with. Friday I didnt take a photo, I really struggled to do anything that day, but, considering what I have achieved this week, I really don’t mind.
As ever hover over each pic to see what it is and the dates of this one is the 6th to the 12th of Feb.