How to Travel Alone When You Have Seizures

The illustration used for this post is by Debbie Powell for Uppercase Magazine Travelling long distances on your own is always going to be stressful – hauling along a ridiculously heavy suitcase that has one of those pingy wheels that carries the ever-present threat of causing your  suitcase to veer off in a wholly unprecedented…

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A Jaw Update & Call to Arms (Or Thumbs)

I’ve been meaning to write this post for about a week, but I hadn’t gotten round to it until now! I’ll start off by saying that the Sewing Weekender was just so amazingly rad – I’m currently rendering the video (as I’m writing, so it’ll probably be on YouTube by the time it’s posted) if…

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Finding Your Reason

I say a lot in real life that I don’t want being a bit of a lemon to define me as a person, that I don’t want to be known as ‘that disabled girl’, so it seems ridiculous that I would choose ‘Hobbling Handmades’ as a name, right? The truth is, being disabled does define me.…

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The Knitting and Stitching Show

I thought that first I’d write a little bit about the outfit that I finished before the show and wore on the day first, just because I don’t think that I can really write enough for a whole post just about that! Then I was thinking of doing my Thursday post about all of the…

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The Importance of Emotional Support With Chronic Conditions

For this month’s chronic illness chronicle, I was lucky enough to have a lovely guest poster write one for me, Aislinn Fallon. At the bottom of the article, I’ve left her name and website for you to have a look at! Here’s what she had to say: Abandonment: it is a word we in the…

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The Megan Dress and Review

Love At First Stitch by Tilly Walnes  of ‘Tilly and the Buttons’ is legendary in the world of sewing. The book was a very lovely gift from my aunt, and really the only thing on my list that I was really hoping I got – I think the hinting ( if it can even be called…

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Nothing To Do With Crafting

Even though I’ve already told myself that my chronic illness posts (still don’t have a title for the segment, I need some name-related inspiration) are going to be on the last Friday of every month, I just couldn’t wait to post this one. Those of you who read my Something A Little More Personal post will know…

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The Funkiest Fabric Around

As you’ll be able to see, I have managed to complete one of my New Years resolutions from my last post – getting my own domain name! A few lovely people have followed me already, and are most likely quite confused as to how I’m getting so many posts out after only being here for…

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