Back to the Jaw-ing Board

Hello! I haven’t done a Chronicles of Illness post in a while, have I? Seems about time. Rather than this one being full of tips on how to cope with your illness, this one’s more of an update on my life, and why I’ve come to the decision to take a momentary YouTube break. As…

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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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A Very Overwhelming Evening

If you’ve read any of my posts before, you’ll probably know that I am a wee bit disabled, as I have numerous medical conditions, one of which is called EDS. I won’t go into loads of detail about what EDS is, but I’ll put a link to an explanation of it here if you’d like some…

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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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Rosa Shirt and Workshop

I’ve sewn my first (successful) shirt – yaaaay!! All thanks to the Tilly and the Buttons Sew your Own Shirt or Shirt Dress (hyperlinked) online class. The workshop was even more clearly explained than the pattern instructions, which we all know have a reputation for being fabulous, The modules had videos and written instructions, which made it easy…

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The Hollyburn Skirt

I decided to order the Hollyburn Skirt because of (surprise surprise) Inside Number 23’s Hollyburn Sewalong. I didn’t actually intend for it to be part of the sewalong, and in the end I finished it the day after the FO thread closed, but I started to make it mid-week in between one of my other makes…

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