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Isle of Bute, West Coast of Scotland, United Kingdom
Too old to be a rock chick, so I'm the hippy hen! Womb cancer survivor and founder of Womb Cancer Support UK, a national cancer support and awareness organisation. Environmentally conscious, eco aware vegetarian goddess. Against discrimination in all its forms.

Monday, 26 July 2010

I'm back!

Well, its been a while since I had the time to write anything but I've finally found a few minutes to sit down and let you know whats been going on!
My cancer treatment is now finished; thats mainly why I havn't been on here lately as I spent 5 weeks away from home and without access to my computer!

As many of you know, I have my fundraising store on Folksy http://www.folksy.com/shops/MacmillanFundraising
and since I started my treatment, that has raised just over £200 for my local Macmillan fundraising group here on the island. I want to say a big "THANK YOU" to everyone that has bought items from the store; donated items for me to sell in the store or sold items in their own store and passed on the proceeds!

I am doing some more fundraising for Macmillan here on the island. It is our local arts club exhibition in a couple of weeks and I have been busy making some items to sell in aid of Macmillan.
As you might expect from me, there will be lots of lovely jewellery!
I have been busy making lots of beaded bracelets - I even took a huge bag of beads and findings (plus my pliers) with me when I went to Glasgow for my treatment!!

Inspired by the lovely Sue at http://www.folksy.com/shops/susiej who made me a lovely hat when I lost my hair due to the chemotherapy, I started to make some woolly brooches! Trouble is, once I started I couldn't stop! I crochetted some to start with then I found a little device on Ebay that I remembered from my childhood! Its a bit like a round weaving thing and it makes lovely delicate flowers!

So far, I've made a couple of dozen, and as its still 2 weeks to the exhibition, then I could end up with a few more!! I've been wearing a couple around town and quite a few people have said they like them so I'm hoping that they prove a sell out for Macmillan!!

Over the weekend, I finally got round to doing something that I've been planning for ages but never got around to (isn't that always the excuse we use!!)

I got my stash of glass nuggets out and plugged in my soldering iron and made a couple of lovely suncatchers!!

I am really pleased with the way they turned out, and am hoping that they also prove a big hit!

On top of all that, I have also made a few items for my local Cancer Research UK shop here on the island! Its really nice to see people walking around town wearing something that I made and donated to the charity shop to raise funds! I don't suppose that many other Folksy sellers would have that as I guess its the fact that living on a small island means that we all know each other!!

I have something bigger planned for a fundraiser for Macmillan in the near future, but its still in the planning stage at the moment!!

Well, its good to be back home and finished with the treatment!

The hair is almost back and looking respectable now so the scarves are a thing of the past!
Here's to the future!

1 comment:

  1. You look great! I'm so pleased your treatment is all finished :)