Claire and Cherry Pie

Tag Archive: Pain

An open letter for understanding

Something we hear time and time again in the chronic illness community are stories of interactions with friends and relatives that go badly. Stories of broken friendships and family arguments because some people seem to be unable to understand and see the world through the eyes of another person in a situation that is so very different to their own. We know that it is impossible to comprehend exactly what living with chronic illness is unless you are living it but we appreciate the efforts of those who try more then we can say.

Fresh Starts

This year I have vowed to make more clothes than I buy. I have quite a stash of fabric sitting waiting to be turned into something fabulous and many patterns ready to be the tool to do just that. My wardrobe and drawers are filled with things I hardly wear for various reasons so I feel like I have nothing to wear. Nothing inspiring at any rate. So now I want to flex my sewing muscles and get down to business creating some new items for my wardrobe so I can feel inspired every time I open it instead of bored or defeated!

But before I can get started there is something I have to do…