Wednesday 23 July 2008

Time Out (C365, days 313 to 319)

I don't like to go on about it, because it's really rather dull but I'm often not very well. After long periods of ill health in the past, I'm gradually starting to get better but it's a long process with many a frustrating stumble backwards and every so often I have to just drop what I'm doing and get some serious rest: which is what happened last week!

Luckily for me, there's always something crafty I can be working on even when I'm ill (in fact being ill and not able to get a "proper job" was what started me building up a crafty business in the first place). So, as well as working my way through a whole box set of Doctor Who (courtesy of my lovely boyfriend) here's what I spent last week working on:A big batch of bluetit brooches almost finished and an assortment of poppies that I can attack with seed beads one afternoon in the near future, and turn into brooches, bracelets, necklaces and hairbands. Not much, but still something! I might have to sew really simple things, or sew them really slowly, but I'm still actively making stuff and it's always awesome to have something positive and productive to show from otherwise "lost" days. I like to think I am crafting myself better :)

In other news, I've finally started taking photos of all the new stuff I made a few weeks ago - it will all get listed soon, I swear! Here are a couple of the items "coming soon" - an oak leaf hairband and an abstract hairband that a Flickr friend described as "a tiny hat" which I love. Who needs fascinators when you can have a tiny hat?

UPDATE: My poppy design is now available as a sewing pattern! (And the bluetits are coming soon!) Visit my shop to see all my printable PDF patterns


Melissa Crowe said...

I love your felt work--I've been reading for a little while but haven't posted before. Your precision and use of color really appeal to me.

Your post reminds me of my mom, who has fibromyalgia. She's a painter but often is unable to paint because of fatigue or pain, and then she crochets while she watches dvd's of Weeds or Six Feet Under. I admire the way she does whatever she can to feel creative and happy even when she also feels terrible. Good for her--and for you.

Anonymous said...

Glad you're better! It would be hilarious to see a teacup headband and with fall just around the corner maybe some maple leaves or mistletoe! *ooo la la!*


Sheila said...

Glad to see you're feeling better. I check your blog regularly as I am a great admirer of your creations. I was getting a bit worried.

Tizzalicious said...

Wow, I love tose birdies!

N said...

I really want a tiny hat... The maple leaf is fantastic! You go girl, with your sick self:-}.

Anonymous said...

I just love your work, love, love, love it!

I work in wool as well, but not wool felt, just fulled wool. Your stiches are always so beautifully done.

I sure understand about the health thing. I have MS and Fibro, and sometimes I lose whole weeks...I just hate when that happens.

I have started a support group on Yahoo for Fibre Artists in pain, or Fibre and Fibro if you are interested. We hope to find new ways to cope, as well as having a place where others with physical limitations can bitch.
Heres a link:

Wooly hugs,