(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 [...]
"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.
It's easy to view sewing as something old-fashioned that no-one really does anymore. Sewing isn't trendy and can be a pretty tedious process. On top of that, in our consumer-driven world, it's easy to just buy our own ready-to-wear clothes online or at the shops. But there's something about sewing that just draws me to [...]
My first ever sewing project was sewn by hand. This was before I owned a sewing machine, before I learnt how to read a commercial pattern, and years before I attended beginners dressmaking classes. If you don't count some compulsory textiles classes in Year 7, my first experience of really dedicating myself to a project [...]