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Mosaic pieces

Some woodworking can calm my brain and give me peace, if only for a little while. Hopefully create something beautiful #crafts #woodworking

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Looking for friends to chat with I need more community I lost mine.

My story is long so I will make it short looking for friends to chat with I don’t care if your 15 to 100 I just love talking to others and encouraging them because it helps take my mind off of me. I love junk journaling, singing , recording music , painting , reading, laying on the couch binging tv (ok this one not by choice but I learned to love it) and talking to others. Hope we can be friends!
❤️Your sickness doesn’t define you it’s just the fire that molds you into something even stronger.❤️

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#hobbies #POTS #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder #AutonomicDysfunction #MentalHealth #Makeup #Music #Junkjournal #crafts #Letsbefriends #Hope #professionalovercomer

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My Mum taught me to do counted cross stitch when I was about 12. I find it relaxing although it is so precise.
I am blessed to live in a 55+ community and this month I will be learning to make my first jelly roll quilt. I'm nervous on one hand and so excited on the other.
#crafts #quilting #sewing #countedcrossstitch

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If at first you don’t succeed! Try again!

You know the feeling right. You try to do a simple craft everyone can do and you find a million ways to screw it up? Yea that’s me with this project here. Been working on it for months… all summer. It’s my SmileDirectClub aligners/retainer. I wanted to bedazzle it since I noticed a lot of people do and I thought, “how hard can it be?”

So first I found out acrylic sealer has acetone in it… you know nail polish remover. So some of my pearl rhinestones melted. I had to replace them endlessly. Then I found the sealer even managed to melt the plastic itself? So I’ve tried decorative tape for hula hoops to cover it. Then I keep making stupid mistakes and have to redo the tape. I spilled a whole bottle of rubbing alcohol in my bed at one point!

And then there’s the back joint. I wanted to put tape on it without impeding the function. But it kept bunching up and ripping itself off. I finally got it right! Took different types of glued on top and under the tape and use mail clipped to pin it down and also sealer. But I did it! Mwahahaha!!!

I’m also working to bedazzle the inside but I’ve been stuck in taping for so dang long! …but at the end of the day I’m proud of myself. I failed a million times but kept trying and eventually I always succeed. When the rubbing alcohol spilled in my bed I didn’t scream or freak out. I calmly pick up the bottle and grabbed towels. I’m actually proud of life skills I’ve gained from this simple (well in theory haha) craft!

#crafts #hobbies #positive #CPTSD #PTSD #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder


Blogging as therapy

Recently I have started to blog as a way for me to work through things and to maybe help others feel they are not alone in the struggles of chronic health conditions and chronic pain. While I don’t get traffic really, it does help somewhat to put my thoughts down and out there.
If you are interested, it’s, between the blog, being creative with crafting and reading- I feel I’m starting to have some kind of outlet.
While these methods don’t work everyday, at least it does help some days.
What do you do for an outlet?
#ChronicIlless #RareDisease #ChronicPain #Anxiety #ChronicDepression #Mito #Outlet #Blog #crafts #Reading

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#Christmas #crafts

Just a quick video on some of the cards I've been making for the Christmas markets.
These past two weeks have been tough, being stuck in one room once again. But, having the focus of this fundraising event has been a massive help and this set back has made me even more determined to do as much as I can to help raise funds and awareness for FND.

(SassyFNDLife Sponsored by Friends of Ellington Park)

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Beauty comes from chaos

This my studio, yeah it’s messy but when I’m in there I’m in a trance. Sometimes I’m working on multiple projects simultaneously. I’m not in there all the time it depends on my mood. #messyartist #artist #crafts # #chaos

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Finding it hard to craft

Ever since my mom passed away a year ago (almost to the day) I haven’t been able to pick up scissors. It used to be “our” thing we did together, went on retreats or mostly over FaceTime. It’s just not the same. Now it’s sad + lonely. I don’t feel creative or inspired to even wake up in the morning let alone but my heart back out there again!! #Mourning #Grief #handmade #Loss #sad #Depression #crafts #scrapbook #mom