Monthly Archives: October 2012

Lonely Little Craft Blog


My poor little blog has sat here for the best part of three years, it’s not that I haven’t been making stuff, just that I’ve had to get to grips with some health problems and have ‘gone to ground’.

I am coming to terms with it all now and there is a the bright side to all the pain is that I have more time on my hands.  OK, it maybe of clusters of minutes at the time when the medication is working and projects may take much longer than they used to, but that is OK.  I also tend to do a lot of it in bed where I am most comfortable

I’ve always wanted to do try out loads of things, but I have had to rein that in a little – struggling through a class in huge amounts of pain is just a waste of time and money.  I do get to experiment with lots of different things and I’ll be talking about it all here rather than one specific thing.  There are the bears I’ve made and designed, embroideries, needlepoints, goldwork like my little snail in the picture, silver smithing, crochet, knitting, felting, some card making and miscellaneous crafts.  I’ll probably also touch on beads, buttons, and my love affair with fountain pens, beautiful jewel coloured inks and how I am grinding my own nibs.   Oh and machine embroidery – the personal demon that turned me into a militant hand embroiderer, but I have tried it and it’s simple.  The hardest thing for me is the sitting down at the machine and sometimes you don’t even need to do that.

I post my book reviews to Murder! She Read, to keep track on the books I have read.  I also post on ‘A Shingled Out HSP’ where I am starting to document what is going on with the whole pain/highly sensitive thing.

However, it is making stuff that keeps me sane and gives me physical proof that I haven’t spent all day going *ouch* and I’ll do my best to show what I have been doing.


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October 20, 2012 · 2:11 pm