Spring has arrived in Australia and it's time to switch the beanies for something new and fresh! As you may or may not know, I've been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma and I've been doing chemotherapy since July.
(Photo above was taken in 2014) I've always loved making things. Growing up I always jumped on whatever craft craze was going on at school. If you remember the days of Scoobies, friendship bracelets and french knitting, I always jumped on the craze. This love for making things still continues today and one part of [...]
I'm not going to sugar coat it, chemotherapy sucks. But it's when you feel like you've been stripped of everything (like your job... your lifestyle... your hair...) that you realise everything you need is right in front of you. I mentioned in a previous blog post that the reason why I'm doing chemotherapy is for [...]
So I've been getting a few requests for sewing tutorials from people who are interested in learning how to sew their own clothes. So here's my crash course! I'm pretty much just learning to sew as I go, so I'm no expert. Everything here is summary of what I learnt in my Beginner's Dressmaking Class. [...]
Ta da! My hair isn't long anymore. I wasn't kidding when I said I'm still going to model my own clothing no matter how chemo makes me look. I finished sewing this and wrote this blog post before I started chemotherapy, so you'll see my pre-chemo look in the progress photos. Everything else is my [...]
"CLASSIC HODGKIN'S LYMPHOMA" I remember reading my biopsy diagnosis with my boyfriend, Gino, at the doctor's office. I studied Medical Science at university and majored in Immunobiology (ironically), and I knew what lymphoma meant. But I had to hear it for myself so I asked, "what does that mean?" "Cancer of the lymph," my doctor said.