Monday, 28 February 2011

Flowers and IV's

Its been a hard week, I haven't really had chance to rest and I have a feeling that when I go to clinic Wednesday it will be IV time. For the non CF readers, IV's are intravenous antibiotics that are usually given through a vein but in my case through a port as my veins are rubbish after years of being poked.For more info about ports have a click on this link. Port
 IV's are used when my lungs are in need of a boost, they are tired and infected and generally acting up.At the moment I'm tired, a bit breathless, coughing up manky (sometimes blood stained) gunk and feel a bit meh! All signs that I need to bring out the big guns. The antibiotics I started two weeks ago have dampened the general ill feeling down but i still don't feel right. Its 14 weeks since my last lot and I normally go 12 weeks.. so all the signs are there that I need them. The thing is I don't want them. Now normally I am relatively sensible, if I feel I need them I would have them, but on the 4th march it will be a year since I met my boyfriend and I want to be tube free, I don't want to be drugged up and even more tired than I am now. (IV's tend to make me feel worse before I feel better) I want to be normal, just for a little while, for that day,  for him. I want to celebrate meeting someone i'm crazy about without being tied to a four times a day schedule of medication.Its the most stupid of reasons but if I can just hang on for another week... I'll see what the doc's say at clinic. (then sulk until I get my own way. Ha!)

In more crafty news I have just made this flower for handmade Monday which is the most motivating thing on the internet :) Take a look here HandMade Monday  to see what other people have made.

Have a great week!


Thursday, 17 February 2011


Here are a few pictures of the bookmark I made with the bits and pieces I bought from the bead shop during my trip to Afflecks Palace.It has metal charms, black chain, haematite beads and swarovski  crystals.This is the first bookmark I have made (the second went to my mum) and I'm really pleased with it. I'm not sure if I should have a go at selling it, I have doubts. I know it is well made and that I took my time with all the loops wrapped but there is a niggling voice saying 'its not good enough' That could just be me being daft and a perfectionist. I mean it wouldn't hurt to put it on folksy and see what happens would it? I need to take the plunge sometime don't I? I can see me making loads of things and none of them being good enough. But this is something I really want to do, I want to make and try to sell. Perhaps I need to get thicker skin and be brave.

It's been a bit of a slow day today, I have a bit of a cold and yesterday decided to start myself on some antibiotics that the hospital gave me a few months ago for times like these. It saves me having to ring the hospital, get a prescription, take it to the chemist, go home, go back to the chemist and finally start taking the tablets. When your lung function is rubbish like mine every day wasted not having antibiotics is a day I could be getting better. It also saves me going to the hospital which is 60 miles from my house, a journey that is a pain in the bum when you feel like rubbish. I'm feeling on and off hot and cold and I'm a bit achy but I don't feel really, really rubbish (touch wood) I'll keep an eye on it and see how things go.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

V day

Yesterday my mate and me took part in our 4th annual Valentines Day Bitch. He's single and, while I'm not, valentines day has always been a bit of non event.I suppose we both always hope for cards and flowers and romance (yep, we have fallen for  the idea of how valentines day should be as sold to us by the media and card shops but come on, who doesn't want romantic mush ?) so when we inevitably don't  get flowers or romance or cards we both feel a bit... depressed is too strong a word... more wearily resigned. So, for the last four years we have gotten together, made fun of couples and spent money on things we love (for me beads- obviously :) )
           We met up in Manchester and had a wander around Afflecks Palace( ) which is a great place full of indie shops and where I could and did, spend hours. I love the atmosphere of the place and how packed it is, I don't mean with people, I mean how everywhere you look there are things for sale that catch your eye and make you walk over for a closer look.I was in there for over two hours yesterday and bought a lovely bag. I also had a look around the bead shop that they have there and couldn't leave without buying some obviously essential supplies. I'm having a crack at making bookmarks later and needed to buy some bits and pieces. I will try and post some pictures of what I come up with later on.

Anyway, hope you all had a brilliant valentines day whatever you got up to.

btw.. I did get a brilliant present- Radiohead announced they are releasing their new album this Saturday!!!

Friday, 11 February 2011



This blog is where I will post about my attempts to sell my handmade gifts and jewellery both online and at craft fairs. Have you ever felt that life just isn’t going the way you want it to? That things are plodding along and, well, you are bored? I’ve been feeling a lot like that this past few years and have decided things are going to have to change. So this is where I am going to start. I already have a little experience making jewellery and have sold a few things but now I feel ready to put my heart and soul into it. To be honest I haven’t a clue where to start so I will be making it up as I go along and writing about my mistakes and (hopefully) successes here. I’ll also be writing a bit about what I’m up to and about the things that make me happy and sad. I’ll probably be having a bit of a rant now and again too.  So feel free to join me on my journey (how clich├ęd does that sound!?) and see how far I get.